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Re: Classic Hondas

#21 Unread post by faded sun » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:13 pm

my 1984 VT 750 Shadow the day I got it, 5 and a half years ago.
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Re: Classic Hondas

#22 Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:49 pm

faded sun wrote:my 1984 VT 750 Shadow the day I got it, 5 and a half years ago.
I love the japanese. cruisers from the 1980s. They are very unique looking and look nothing like the cookie cutter cruisers of today. All Japanese bike designs from the 70s and the 80s have aged remarkably well. They have all taken on that great classic bike look.
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Re: Classic Hondas

#23 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:56 am

I am gonna pick up my newest aquasition next week a 1972 Honda sl350 I am very excited about this!!!!!
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#24 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:00 pm

I absolutely love the look (and quality) of the classic Honda's. CB's and Nighthawks are always one of the 80's bikes I always type into kijiji or Craigslist or even on eBay...

One of my classic dream bikes would be either a CB1100F or even a CB900F. Those 1100's are quite rare today.

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#25 Unread post by faded sun » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:24 pm

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High_Side wrote:Another Classic Honda - the 1984 Nighthawk 750 SC:
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In what was supposed to be the final incarnation of air-cooled in line-4 750cc bikes (700 in the U.S.A.), the S.C. was a modern hot-rod when it was introduced. Following the same engine arcitechture as the '83 550 and 650 Nighthawks this thing was a lot of fun in the day. While there was already the 750 Interceptor for the sportbike guys this was more of a sport-standard. The later Nighthawk 750 introduced in '91 changed the whole concept to more of an economy bike, loosing the shaft drive and picking up low cost components. It would be interesting to see if a modern version of the S.C. (with 17" wheels and a beefed up frame) would sell. Don't cheap out on the components, keep it air cooled with shaft drive....
It's amazing how nice and comtemporary the '84 Nighthawk still looks today. This incarnation of the Nighthawk was a great bike. Too bad Honda only made it for a couple of years.
I owned one of these in red and it was one of the best bikes I ever had. Would jump on one today no question. Loads of power and lovely and smooth with that shaft drive.
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#26 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon May 02, 2016 10:10 pm

faded sun wrote:
HYPERR wrote:
High_Side wrote:Another Classic Honda - the 1984 Nighthawk 750 SC:
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In what was supposed to be the final incarnation of air-cooled in line-4 750cc bikes (700 in the U.S.A.), the S.C. was a modern hot-rod when it was introduced. Following the same engine arcitechture as the '83 550 and 650 Nighthawks this thing was a lot of fun in the day. While there was already the 750 Interceptor for the sportbike guys this was more of a sport-standard. The later Nighthawk 750 introduced in '91 changed the whole concept to more of an economy bike, loosing the shaft drive and picking up low cost components. It would be interesting to see if a modern version of the S.C. (with 17" wheels and a beefed up frame) would sell. Don't cheap out on the components, keep it air cooled with shaft drive....
It's amazing how nice and comtemporary the '84 Nighthawk still looks today. This incarnation of the Nighthawk was a great bike. Too bad Honda only made it for a couple of years.
I owned one of these in red and it was one of the best bikes I ever had. Would jump on one today no question. Loads of power and lovely and smooth with that shaft drive.

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Re: Classic Hondas

#27 Unread post by faded sun » Tue May 03, 2016 12:42 am

totalmotorcycle wrote:I absolutely love the look (and quality) of the classic Honda's. CB's and Nighthawks are always one of the 80's bikes I always type into kijiji or Craigslist or even on eBay...

One of my classic dream bikes would be either a CB1100F or even a CB900F. Those 1100's are quite rare today.

Look, my evil twin on MY bike!
NOT-ME-CB1100F_83_right_nsc_lowres.jpg
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Re: Classic Hondas

#28 Unread post by zipplayful » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:09 am

Nice to see this classic Honda....I also had one in RED color and used to ride on that....my most loved job....:)

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