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by boltbusterdw
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.
Replies: 21
Views: 13693

Re: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.

all finished

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by boltbusterdw
Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.
Replies: 21
Views: 13693

Re: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.

Some weekend progress. I soda blasted the carbs and disassembled and cleaned the internals with carb cleaner. New stainless steel hardware along with new float bowl gaskets. I soaked them in pinesol for 3 days when I originally took them off and would not recommend that, as it seemed to make the bra...
by boltbusterdw
Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.
Replies: 21
Views: 13693

Re: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.

Got the pipes finished up. They turned out pretty well considering how they looked before. http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/boltbusterdw/pipes3.jpg http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/boltbusterdw/pipes2.jpg http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/boltbusterdw/pipes1.jpg Here they are with t...
by boltbusterdw
Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.
Replies: 21
Views: 13693

Re: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.

I'm getting ready to rebuild both master cylinders. I made special plugs to protect the bores while getting powder coated, and removed the yellow cracked sight glasses. http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/boltbusterdw/plugged.jpg plugs removed http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/boltbusterdw/m...
by boltbusterdw
Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.
Replies: 21
Views: 13693

Re: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.

Some more progress, after cleaning all the grime off the wheels(2 evenings and 2 large boxes of q-tips) :knary: I had new Dunlop 404's installed. After clearcoat stripping, polishing and repainting the black stripe and Honda logo on the seat trim, I reassembled the rear fender/tail light assembly. T...
by boltbusterdw
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.
Replies: 21
Views: 13693

Re: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.

Finally got the skins back from paint. Decided to go with a metallic black. http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/boltbusterdw/skins.jpg http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/boltbusterdw/sidepanels.jpg http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/boltbusterdw/tank1.jpg The original flat black parts of ...
by boltbusterdw
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.
Replies: 21
Views: 13693

Re: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.

Some weekend progress. Rebuilt the forks with new seals, wipers, and progressive springs. The new springs were about 2" longer than the originals. I cut the old spacers down to 1" to get the proper preload. Here they are for comparison, original spring on bottom. http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...
by boltbusterdw
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.
Replies: 21
Views: 13693

Re: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.

Waiting on some parts so I did a little cleaning on the controls. The Dot 5 brake fluid is amazing for bringing back the black in faded plasstic. My ugly handlebar controls were grey. I disassembled them, soda blasted then wiped them down with the fluid after soda blasting them. before... http://i35...
by boltbusterdw
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.
Replies: 21
Views: 13693

Re: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.

On the engine I removed all the clearcoat that was peeling off of the valve cover and side plates and then polished them out. If they only sold elbow grease at the hardware store :-) Guess I'll have to keep it waxed, but I don't plan this bike seeing any rain in it's future. The right side has been ...
by boltbusterdw
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.
Replies: 21
Views: 13693

Re: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.

Frame back from powdercoat... http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/boltbusterdw/powdercoat2.jpg http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/boltbusterdw/powdercoat1.jpg http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/boltbusterdw/frame2.jpg New tapered stem bearings... http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/bol...
by boltbusterdw
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: '83 Honda Nighthawk restore.
Replies: 21
Views: 13693

'83 Honda Nighthawk restore.

I Finally bought a Nighthawk! I always wanted one, so when a friend mentioned he had one that sat in his garage for the past 6 years that he needed to get rid of I couldn't resist. I was going to just clean the carbs and put a new battery in. The bike has 13,000 miles on it. http://i35.photobucket.c...