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Old 03-01-2015, 08:29 PM
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Do we have an "other bikes besides the SH" section ?

Just curious, because I had to have a rip on the 'ol CB700SC Nighthawk today... It ain't no Superhawk, but it still represents the Honda brand fairly well. The thing actually pulls pretty good once it comes on the cams at 7K , at least by 1980s standards. The Kerker 4 into 1 exhaust "kicks ***" ( anyone remember the bumper sticker that came with Kerkers back in the day ?)

I'm a total sucker for anything flying those HRC colors, and I am not alone.

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Old 03-02-2015, 05:21 AM
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Good idea. What does the admin say?

A buddy of mine has has one, '84 I think. He really wanted one in the HRC colors, but finding one in decent condition and a price he wanted to pay proved to hard. Very cold blooded engine. Cammy sounding even at idle. Fun bike to ride. Certainly one of the best that Honda produced during the 80's. Thank you to Harley for helping create a sub model classic.
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:41 PM
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Right here works for me. SWEET ride. Looks great. I'm sure you've seen this before but the old Honda commercials were great. Thanks Superbikeplanet for the high quality version!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAc9I0lGaoM
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I was at the service counter and a guy came in with a silver CB700SC Nighthawk. Of course I had to run out and talk to the guy. I said "I have never seen a Nighthawk that color" and he said "look at the other side." The revers side was red white and blue. He found the bike leaning up against a garage and one side was completely bleached by the sun.

I thought I would post this beautiful little gem of a CB400 Super Sport. This was at the dealership one Saturday for a safety inspection. It was perfect. When I was 17 I had a SL125 and I thought this was the perfect bike for me.

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I lusted after the 400 when I was a young man.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:44 AM
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I think that this is one of Honda's best. I believe that the first Superhawk was based on this chassis.

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Old 03-03-2015, 06:02 AM
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Model?

Originally Posted by Maico88 View Post
I think that this is one of Honda's best. I believe that the first Superhawk was based on this chassis.

that's a great looking bike! what model is it?
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:05 AM
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Superhawks go back a bit further (60's), but it's an NT650 ('88-'91). Great lil' chasis. Always wished I could have kept them both.


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Old 03-03-2015, 01:36 PM
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Those NT650s are sweet bikes for sure, and scarce as hen's teeth. The late 80s saw more than one underappreciated Honda offering languishing on showroom floors unsold , including those 650 Hawks . The GB500 Tourist Trophy is another great example of a Honda from that era that didn't sell well back then , but now commands considerable collector value on the rare occasion that you see a well-kept one for sale.....

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One of my buddies has a mint '88 Hawk GT, (NT650).


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My CBR929
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Hey Bustin, I assume you have seen this video of Fast Freddie Spencer on the nighthawk? One of my favs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj0UjUo5Jsw
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this is my GSXR 750 K2 and plans for it change by the day, 1000 engine, 812cc, nitrous or turbo.... dragbike or racer... guess only time will tell but it will be nasty



This is my Kawa KX60, complety rebuild with ProX parts, cilinder ported flowed
double base gasket, pulling wheelies in 3th gear people always think its a toy but it takes no prisoners

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Nice bikes, Maniac. A friend of mine squeezed a Hayabusa motor into a GSX-R750 frame , and it was ridiculously fast. Still looked like a stock 750, too.

Rumor has it that the current owner put a turbo kit on it....
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
Hey Bustin, I assume you have seen this video of Fast Freddie Spencer on the nighthawk? One of my favs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj0UjUo5Jsw
That's a Honda Sabre, V4, same as the first gen interceptor 700. Fast Freddie wasn't riding it.


Seen it before, but its too bad the quality is so poor.
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Originally Posted by Bustin View Post
Nice bikes, Maniac. A friend of mine squeezed a Hayabusa motor into a GSX-R750 frame , and it was ridiculously fast. Still looked like a stock 750, too.

Rumor has it that the current owner put a turbo kit on it....
Nice but alot off work some guy on gixxer.com also put a hayabusa in a srad 600 frame with the 600 stickers still on thats one hell off a mindfuck when you roll up on something like that.... but still alot off welding was needed and making engine mounts en stuff... putting a 1000 engine in a 750 is just as easy as buying hybrid racing mounts and bolting it up, and power output is going to be after some head work, cams, higher CR and more : shooting for 180 hp,
then for turbo eventually the crower conrod from a 750 in a 1000 engine makes it a low compression engine without having to degree the cams again....

@Matt fun to see you also got a hawk, and a I4, and a Dirtbike guessing the hawk is your daily driver and the cbr and crf toys like me ?

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Old 03-04-2015, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by RoadManiac View Post
@Matt fun to see you also got a hawk, and a I4, and a Dirtbike guessing the hawk is your daily driver and the cbr and crf toys like me ?
Pretty much yes.


The CBR has been sitting for a bit. I used it as my trackbike for a couple years. Not as much useable on-road power as the VTR. Its no fun to ride a fast bike slow.
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I wish that I had photos of all the bikes I've owned.

There have been some crackers. One of my all time favs was the Suzuki G.T 750 water bottle. I had a 3 into one Hanco expansion chamber on it and if I pulled up behind a car and shifted down a gear and opened her up as I passed the car they would swerve the bloody thing was so loud.

Fast forward 30 years and this is the current distraction besides the VTR.

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And you know what? The VTR is still a better all round real world bike.

The biggest difference once you get past all the technology is that the VTR is a thrashable bike that you can ring the neck off whereas the Tuono has more power than you can utilise on the road in a fashion that won't send you to jail.

Would love to see some bikes from the past on here,
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Originally Posted by kenmoore View Post
I wish that I had photos of all the bikes I've owned.

There have been some crackers. One of my all time favs was the Suzuki G.T 750 water bottle. I had a 3 into one Hanco expansion chamber on it and if I pulled up behind a car and shifted down a gear and opened her up as I passed the car they would swerve the bloody thing was so loud.

Fast forward 30 years and this is the current distraction besides the VTR.



And you know what? The VTR is still a better all round real world bike.

The biggest difference once you get past all the technology is that the VTR is a thrashable bike that you can ring the neck off whereas the Tuono has more power than you can utilise on the road in a fashion that won't send you to jail.

Would love to see some bikes from the past on here,
Tuono is on my short list. That V-4 growl, and a comfortable street riding position. I like my VTR because if I crash it, I won't be happy, but I won't be losing a ton of money... Great bang for the buck... But I'm lusting after something new.


Hard to justify selling off a bunch of older bikes that I can't really get much for. That's pretty much why I keep what I have.
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a few toys in my stable........
1986 Yamaha SRX600
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That SRX is seriously cool.
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The SRX reminds me of a story. Yeas ago I had a riding buddy Jerry. He was as mad about bikes as I was and he had money so he had a lot of bikes. He owned a beautiful Yamaha SRX600. One day he had it out riding around White Rock lake in Dallas. It is a beautiful area with lots of open fields and parks. He had his helmet visor open and all of a sudden a kite, swooped low over the road and the string went across his path. He hit it and it landed just under his nose. The string proceeded to then try and saw his nose off his face. For a split second he figured it would break but it didn't. He was trying to stop put the string was pulling his head up and his hands away from the controls. He finally fell over just to keep his nose. He was cut pretty badly and the bike was scratched up too. This was probably the most unusual motorcycle crash ever.
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Jim thats pretty crazy! Whats crazier is that nearly happened to me on the hawk last week only it ended a little better! I was slowly cruising the lakefront on Michigan when I noticed a low flying kite cruising along with a large fella running far behind it, helplessly chasing it across the park. Instead of being close-lined by the kite line after it crossed the road right in front of me, i was able to slow down and stop just as the handle came skipping along in front of me. I stopped the front wheel RIGHT on the handle, effectively stopping the kite and held it there until the big guy caught up and took it back. Now thats something you dont see a superhawk do everyday!
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Now those are two crazy stories!
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That SRX is seriously cool.
thanks. I did it up back in '09. my Dad bought it new in '88. I've owned it since '94. Was restoring it for Dad when he passed.I shelved the project for 5 yrs, then decided it was time. She is a gem.
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This is my 1972 Yamaha R5 350, bought it at an auction in 2010 with 2 blown pistons for $700. Tore it down to nuts and bolts, cleaned it up, updated and fabbed a few things and got it back together in 2012. What a blast around town, a little rough on the wrists (and ears), makes the Hawk feel like a Caddy.Name:  P1000570s.jpg
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Just picked up this Bandit 1200 for next to nothing with a Holeshot jet kit and can. Goes well. My everyday bike for pillion work and work.

I also have a 06 KDX200 with KX125 forks for trail duties.
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This is my 1972 Yamaha R5 350, bought it at an auction in 2010 with 2 blown pistons for $700. Tore it down to nuts and bolts, cleaned it up, updated and fabbed a few things and got it back together in 2012. What a blast around town, a little rough on the wrists (and ears), makes the Hawk feel like a Caddy.
That is one sweet machine. If she runs as well as she looks....you're a lucky man!
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