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#1 Unread post by LadyBird » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:24 am

Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum, and a new rider. I have a Honda Nighthawk 250, which I love! The only cons are 1st: Getting tossed around in the wind a bit, a problem I hope to help alleviate by installing a windshield, and 2nd: I seem to have a hard time finding accessories for it. Right now it's got just the stock equipment, but I am looking to equip it with some travel friendly accessories such as some saddle bags or other type of rack/bag system. Anyone have any suggestions? I've spent hours searching the internet, all for naught. I also am looking for suggestions on a riding suit that it suitable for colder weather that is stylish. Anyone have any input?

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#2 Unread post by Shorts » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:51 am

For a windscreen, look at National Cycle. They have specific fit and some pretty good universal fit windscreen. I bought the F16 model for my bike and I liked the way it performs.

For saddle bags, look at New Enough.com They have good deals and a variety of items. Also check out Chaparral and Motorcycle superstore.
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specific's for a nighthawk?

#3 Unread post by LadyBird » Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:24 am

Thanks for the info, but does anyone know of specific items that fit a nighthawk? Most sites that sell equipment indicate they fit certain bikes and I've been unable to find anything stating it will fit a Nighthawk 250...

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#4 Unread post by Shorts » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:20 pm

I don't know any specifically. But my bike is not in any US catalogs either. Go ahead and take some measurements of the room to do have available then shop that way. But if I run across Nighthawk specific, I'll post up.

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#5 Unread post by flynrider » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:23 pm

Honda used to make a few Hondaline accessories for the 250, but now they don't list anything but a tank pad.

For the windshield, an aftermarket dealer like National Cycle has a very wide selection to choose from. Click on this link to see what they have for your bike :

http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycl ... del=hd-009

National makes an excellent product. I've been buying their windshields since the 80s. Good mounting hardware and easy installation/removal.
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#6 Unread post by Nalian » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:26 pm

You can likely get a generic windshield like a spitfire that is designed to fight bars of a certain diameter. They come with adjustable mounts so you can fit a various range of motorcycles.

http://www.cyclestuffusa.com/index.asp? ... odID=13161

That's just one link that has them - but it's called a universal shield and comes in a few different sizes.

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Re: specific's for a nighthawk?

#7 Unread post by TylerR » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:04 pm

LadyBird wrote:Thanks for the info, but does anyone know of specific items that fit a nighthawk? Most sites that sell equipment indicate they fit certain bikes and I've been unable to find anything stating it will fit a Nighthawk 250...
I have a set of Tourmaster Cortech bags (side bags + tail bag) on my SV650 that I've been real happy with. They're light weight and I believe will fit most bikes. Check it out here:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/ ... lebag.aspx
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#8 Unread post by MZ33 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:13 pm

Have you tried this site?
http://www.nighthawk-forums.com/

Looks like you have to register to enter, so I didn't bother. You might find what others have done for luggage, though, on that site.
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