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by jmillheiser
Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:42 am
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Anybody have experience with the Honda CB 650/700SC
Replies: 12
Views: 14168

I have found an 85 650SC locally for $1875, and an 86 700SC down in denver for 2k. Not sure on mileage on either of em. Was intending to purchase over the winter in any case so Im probably going to pass up on these for now. This winter I am going to start getting my gear together and look for a bike...
by jmillheiser
Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:16 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Newbie with his sights set high...
Replies: 25
Views: 7652

on the same wavelength as the ninja 500 see also suzuki GS500. Riding position is more upright than a sportbike, and is only a corbin seat and set of bags away from being a nice small touring bike. Also the standard SV650 would fit this role nicely as well and is cheaper than the Vstrom. Put a small...
by jmillheiser
Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:05 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Which Ducati to get?
Replies: 15
Views: 4966

I was just gonna suggest that. Get some experience on a lesser bike (the monster if you have your heart set on a ducati) then move up to your dream machine. Maybe even do it in smaller steps. Start on the small bike then move up to a middleweight (the ducati 749 is basically a 999 but power is akin ...
by jmillheiser
Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:52 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: looking for the right standard...
Replies: 16
Views: 5836

If you are used to mountain bikes you might even look into a dual sport. A KLR 650 should keep up with traffic pretty good and then you have the option of playing in the dirt too, the ergos are pretty much the same as a standard just sits up a bit higher. As for the nighthawk, this is also what im l...
by jmillheiser
Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Anybody have experience with the Honda CB 650/700SC
Replies: 12
Views: 14168

Anybody have experience with the Honda CB 650/700SC

Just wondering who here has had some experience with the 80's nighthawks. Are they pretty relaible? How do they ride? how is the parts availability both OEM and aftermarket. I am considering one of these as a first bike. I have sat one a 650 at a used bike dealer and found it to be the best fitting ...
by jmillheiser
Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:05 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: what's the story with Buells
Replies: 62
Views: 31262

Our local Buell shop is the same way. with this shop (sells Harley, Buell, Honda, Ski/Sea Doo) 80% of the space devoted to bikes is for harleys, most of the floor space is for accessories, they have a few hondas on the floor, and about 3 buells tucked into the corner, and their seasonal stuff (ATVs ...
by jmillheiser
Sat Aug 13, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: in need of more speed
Replies: 20
Views: 6107

some of the older UJMs are starting to turn into collectors items. Though I did spy a 74 CB360 in a local bike shop for $850, was in pretty good shape too (no leaking fluids, original paint but no major scratches, new hoses and seals, definately was taken care of)
by jmillheiser
Sat Aug 13, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: ahhhhhh!
Replies: 9
Views: 3538

Thats what I was going to suggest as well. get the pipe hot again to remelt the rubber. And tell your GF to use the footpeg next time. Does she know her shoe melted?
by jmillheiser
Sat Aug 13, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Balance
Replies: 10
Views: 3737

Quick question. How tall are you? sounds like you are one of those who is "Veritcally Challenged". Strange that you wouldn't be flat footing on a sportster L (the hugger model iirc). Im 5'10" and the standard model sportster is too cramped for me (and its still heavy for its size). I fit ok on a spo...
by jmillheiser
Fri Aug 12, 2005 2:52 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: 80s honda nighthawks
Replies: 10
Views: 3210

I would almost call the nighthawk SC the original sport touring bike.
by jmillheiser
Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: 80s honda nighthawks
Replies: 10
Views: 3210

Im definately going to start shopping around for a 650SC or 700SC then. The 650 I sat on had the digital gear indicator. Its really kinda neat. How is the parts availability on these? If something breaks will it be easy to get a replacement part. How is the aftermarket parts selection? I was thinkin...
by jmillheiser
Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: 80s honda nighthawks
Replies: 10
Views: 3210

The nighthawk is the name honda pegged on the CB series bikes in the 80s so basically yes its the dream/superdream. They still sell the 250 and 750 versions. Ive sat on a 99 250 and an 85 650. Other than weight (the 250 was a tad lighter but the 650 was still lighter than I expected it to be) the bi...
by jmillheiser
Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: 80s honda nighthawks
Replies: 10
Views: 3210

80s honda nighthawks

I am looking for my first bike. Of the bikes I have thrown a leg so far the honda nighthawk has been the most comfortable so far. I find the standard riding position about pefect for me. Would you recommend the bigger nighthawks as good beginners bikes. I also found the 250 nighthawk to be pretty co...
by jmillheiser
Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Need Advice: Great Beginners Bikes, Please Take a Sec Post
Replies: 9
Views: 2854

Im a bit smaller than you (5'10", 200lbs), but I found that most UJMs fit me about perfect. I am also looking for a first bike. So far the mid honda nighthawk has had the best fit for me.
by jmillheiser
Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:42 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Waving at people on scooters
Replies: 116
Views: 38673

Actually a lot of the bikers wearing orange vests aren't safety nazis but are military. The orange vests are mandatory if you want to ride your bike on a military base.

Here in cheyenne a kid on a sportbike wearing an orange vest is a pretty common site since we have an air force base here.
by jmillheiser
Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: advice/experience on Bandit 400 and Honda NT650
Replies: 11
Views: 3238

That bandit 400 looks like a pretty sweet bike. I think that bike just made my shopping list (looking for my first bike). I might have to show my wife this thread as she is also looking for her first bike and is around 5'4".