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by GeorgeSweety
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: New to forum, new to Nighthawks. Howdy...
Replies: 33
Views: 3381

Re: New to forum, new to Nighthawks. Howdy...

Folsoml wrote:You will most likely find chunks of RTV silicone stuck all in the screen. Clean all that out before you do anything else.


Folsoml, you mean like this :lol:
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by GeorgeSweety
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: New to forum, new to Nighthawks. Howdy...
Replies: 33
Views: 3381

Re: New to forum, new to Nighthawks. Howdy...

This is the best Nighthawk site that I could find. http://paulsnighthawkpages.blogspot.co.uk/
by GeorgeSweety
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: another brake priming issue
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: another brake priming issue

Hi, I've never encountered many brake problems myself but you may get some tips from this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiWnc4fNGCo
by GeorgeSweety
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: New to forum, new to Nighthawks. Howdy...
Replies: 33
Views: 3381

Re: New to forum, new to Nighthawks. Howdy...

Hi pd and welcome :D I love your old Honda, very nice indeed and your Nighthawk looks pretty good for what you paid. I'm sure that there will be people that can offer you some advice on here but this site is mainly for the SOHC engines, DOHC's are a bit too technically advanced for the likes of me, ...
by GeorgeSweety
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Why I'm not riding today!
Replies: 4
Views: 1859

Why I'm not riding today!

Snowed all night. The Beast From The East is what the weather people are calling it, an extreme cold front coming from Siberia and then we have storm Emma on it's way from Portugal, hopefully it won't come this far North but it will be arriving over the next couple of days :( The black shape is my b...
by GeorgeSweety
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: CB650C clutch cover leak
Replies: 10
Views: 1068

Re: CB650C clutch cover leak

CMSNL have those rocker cover gaskets, they are in Europe though. They may also have other parts that Partzilla don't have.
https://www.cmsnl.com/honda-cb650c-1980 ... ml#results
by GeorgeSweety
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: question about fuel tank petcock and path to carburetors
Replies: 10
Views: 1159

Re: question about fuel tank petcock and path to carburetors

jj, your fuel needs to flow freely, it should not slowly trickle through.
by GeorgeSweety
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: question about fuel tank petcock and path to carburetors
Replies: 10
Views: 1159

Re: question about fuel tank petcock and path to carburetors

Well I'd guess that the problem would be in your petcock bowl if fuel isn't getting in to your fuel line. When you used water to test it did you make sure you got all of the water out? I believe the petcock bowl has a filter inside and if it was full of silt with water mixed in then fuel wouldn't ge...
by GeorgeSweety
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: question about fuel tank petcock and path to carburetors
Replies: 10
Views: 1159

Re: question about fuel tank petcock and path to carburetors

jj, I have just routed my Kawasaki fuel line practically the same way as yours as I needed to get an inline filter in there. I haven't had a problem with fuel getting to the carbs as yet.
by GeorgeSweety
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Ignition switch wiring
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: Ignition switch wiring

When I turned my ignition switch on (US specs) the head, tail and daytime running lights all came on before the bike was started. As DRL's are not required in the UK I disconnected them in the front indicators and put UK switchgear with a separate light on/off switch. The only real difference that I...
by GeorgeSweety
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shorter cables and brake line
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Shorter cables and brake line

I must have missed this question :roll: I'm still unsure whether the CB650Z was ever sold in the US, if it was then the cables from one of these models were considerably shorter than the Custom version with the higher bars.

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/ ... z%2081.htm
by GeorgeSweety
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stator issues/replacement
Replies: 27
Views: 2434

Re: Stator issues/replacement

Thanks George. I watched and read elsewhere about using the rear axle, but didn't really want to remove and replace all that. I'm going to try to borrow a better puller from my dad (owns a shop) today. If that doesn't work out, I may have to breakdown and pull the rear axle. Wish I could figure out...
by GeorgeSweety
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stator issues/replacement
Replies: 27
Views: 2434

Re: Stator issues/replacement

CP, have a look at this viewtopic.php?t=4225
by GeorgeSweety
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Ignition switch wiring
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: Ignition switch wiring

It looks like it is part of the lighting circuit to me as it spurs off towards the rear light.
by GeorgeSweety
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: New housing for speedo/tach?
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: New housing for speedo/tach?

Hello Michael, I've never had a reason to take one apart but there seems to be no shortage of secondhand items on ebay with varying prices and condition.

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