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post #1 of 24 Old 06-28-2009, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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750 Night Hawk

What can you folks tell me about these, are they generally as reliable as our 919's? I have a friend looking to buy a bike he's ridden some but not a real lot.
I found a 93 Night Hawk with 8K miles very clean no drop marks on it asking price is $2400.......good bad or don't give a dam.

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post #2 of 24 Old 06-28-2009, 11:45 AM
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Those were some of my favorite bikes back in the day. I say go for it if you can get it for an agreeable price.

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So Ripper

Do you think $2400 is a high price?

Oh....forgot to say thanks on the cable clamp......looks real fine, now I have to pop for some brake lines.

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$2400 would be top dollar for a '93.

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I absolutely love these bikes. My first street bike was a Nighthawk 250. And then I sold it and my dad bought a new bike and kept the Nighthawk 750 for me to ride with him. It was a great bike. No real problems (it's a Honda). When he sold it, I think it only had about 15k on it. His was a 99, but, from what I understand, the engine went pretty much unchanged for many years. You should jump on it, but I would say get him down from the $2400.

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Can't beat a Nighthawk, and if the bike is clean, and he likes it, and HE Thinks the price is fair, go for it!

I paid top dollar for a 1984 CB700SC Nighthawk S Back in 1994 and wish I still had that bike! Then again, wish I still had my old 1982 CB 750F SuperSport, ect.......

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Early 1984 Ironhead Sporty (Wife has laid claim to this bike)
1986 Sporty that I am putting a ironhead engine into
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The 750 NightHawks of the '90s are a great bike. They require very little maintenance and are about as bullet-proof as they come. They have a reputation for reliability.

Keep the oil changed and the chain adjusted, they will keep rolling for ever

I am selling a '95 for $2,000, though it has some dings in the tank and the rubber turn signal posts are all cracked.

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I had a '92 I sold before I deployed in '07. Bought the 919 when I got back. The nighthawk was the best bang for the buck at the time, although I paid 1000 for it and sold it for 1200, I could get 1450 for it today. Weird how they've gone UP in value in the last two years. That says something about their reliability. I NEVER had a problem which wasn't my own doing (I left the key in it a LOT for some reason). Here's a pic of mine with the backrest on it. I took it off shortly after I bought it. I didn't care for it much.



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The 750 NightHawks of the '90s are a great bike. They require very little maintenance and are about as bullet-proof as they come. They have a reputation for reliability.

Keep the oil changed and the chain adjusted, they will keep rolling for ever

I am selling a '95 for $2,000, though it has some dings in the tank and the rubber turn signal posts are all cracked.
Forgot to mention: +1


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just sold an 03 NH 750 to get my 919, put over 11k on it in the less than a year that I had it... absolutely bulletproof, rode it on dirt roads, many 500+ mile days w/o a problem. check out the "official nightthawk thread" on advrider.com, everyone tells me that i will regret selling it... great bike, probably the best value in motorcycling...

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I love mine still--took my first long tour on my '93, CA to Montana and back. Bulletproof. No valve checks. Stone simple, fun, runs and runs.
There's a guy on ADVrider who rode his across Siberia. Siberia!

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Great Motorcycles for sure but still getting on the old side. Tell him to save another $600.00 and hang tight for a deal on a 919. He'll thank you later.....

That'll work........
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Believe they had self adjusting valves too

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post #14 of 24 Old 06-22-2010, 12:16 PM
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its about as reliable as they come. Just make sure to put fuel stabalizer in the tank during the winter....its got 4 carbs.....not injected like the 919. I still plan on using stablizer in my 919 over the winter.

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I'd buy it at that price. But that's me. saving for a niner is a good option. but for a learners bike, maybe something he can grow into, it's perfect.

I miss mine.

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My best friend bought a NOS 1982 Nighthawk (CB750SC) in 1985 and is still riding it.
The thing is bulletproof!

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Well that bike is long gone, my friend did not buy it or my son. My son did wind up getting a 919, which he loves.

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post #18 of 24 Old 06-22-2010, 06:37 PM
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Great bikes. I bought a new 750 nighthawk in 2000. They are in a very mild state of tune, about 70hp at the wheel. That limits thermal and mechanical stress so these engines last very well. They have hydraulic valve adjusters like the VT1100 honda. They have a strong torquey feel. I'm with 97af though, I'd hold out for a deal on a 919. You get cartridge forks, fuel injection, at least 25 more hp, better brakes and at least a 10 year newer bike.

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If it was super clean I would buy it....the are great looking bikes, I have a thing for the 80's CB750, 900 & 1000 Customs

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post #20 of 24 Old 03-20-2011, 09:11 AM
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I loved my 750 , it's the bike i moved up to a 919 from and yes they have self adjusting valves , they are excellent light touring bikes



They do run a little lean but with a carb washer mod you can get a lot of extra pep out of it.
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post #21 of 24 Old 03-20-2011, 09:45 PM
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If it starts leaking oil from between the head and the cylinder it is the formed o-ring around the cam chain tunnel and they are easy to fix.

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post #22 of 24 Old 03-26-2011, 07:26 AM
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I owned a 92 nighthawk 750 for years and it never gave me any problems. I will say it is a super reliable ride and comfortable to ride all day long. I would still have it if I didn't drop it on its side and total it. Still got $2,000 out of it with the salvage title.

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post #23 of 24 Old 03-26-2011, 07:40 AM
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I'd still love to find an 80's Nighthawk to buy

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Enjoying mine! 20k , I am the third owner and no trouble yet.




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