Read the riders' comments at the bike's. The crankshaft was one piece, and off the right end was the rotor that triggered the electronic ignition…all done with magnets, wrote one humorous reporter. Still not bad, and much better than the old 550 under similar conditions. We also use the ratings to list the. Also check out our at Bikez. One of our taller not to say outland-ishly misshapen and gangly riders found that his left knee rested against the cylinder head whenever his foot was in shifting position on the peg. Do you have the specs of your bars? The new engine had hydraulic valve lash adjusters and was rubber mounted.
The shaft drive is low on lash and maintenance free, and the 16-inch front. I am a proud owner of a 1985 Honda cb 650 sc nighthawk. Its seating position is comfortable and upright. The 550 was dropped after the 1983 model year. It corners like a dream very little counter steering.
Specify year, make and model name. Yes Review Date: 11th June, 2012. If anyone has things I should keep in mind or watch out for please reply P. The guy selling it was scared of it. I ride it hard at 75 mph and never hesitates. Ask questions Join the group or the general group.
Overall height: 1,171 mm 46. Honda claims a substantial reduction in stiction with these bushings and the forks do work very well over such surfaces as small, closely spaced road seams. The 650s have been selling very well over the past few years and are seen by many as a nearly perfect size, neither too big and cumbersome for short trips around town nor too small and overworked on the highway. Paint was either two-tone black and blue or black and red, and just about everything else on the bike — save for the fake chromed velocity stacks on the outside carbs and the polished edges of the cylinder head fins — was matched in elegant, menacing black. Important always grease the rear final drive when you take the rear wheel off.
But Americans were more focused on style rather than function, and were looking for very sporty bikes, or touring models, or the ever-popular cruiser. Handling also suffered a bit due to the up and down jacking activity of the shaft, but only the sportiest of riders would find serious fault. Honda was sure it had a winner. The seating position is very comfortable, but the seat itself does get a little uncomfortable after about 45 minutes - 1 hour. Each of the four cylinders had a slightly oversquare bore of 60mm, stroke of 58mm. It steers easily at any speed and has a willingness to go where you aim it in corners.
This middling-sized engine sported 16 valves, two overhead camshafts and hydraulic control of valve lash. If you notice at a stop lights your front headlight will dim. Other than that, it was oil changes and shaft oil changes only. Style is a consideration here, of course, and current style calls for stepped seats on many kinds of bikes. I could stay close to my friends on Hurricanes, or be just as comfortable as my Goldwing friends.
The only flaw in the brakes is a tendency to squeal at low speeds. The easiest thing to do is just keep it on a battery tender when not riding, to ensure the battery is fully charged. The Nighthawk had dual front disc brakes and cast mag wheels. Many people have wanted to buy it from me over the years as it is a pristine example with 6000 miles, always garaged, and ready to go. The brakes work, but are not the strongest brakes around.
I miss that 6th gear! In the world of better ideas, we have a hard time faulting hinged gas caps; they're more durable because they never roll off the seat and take a bounce on the concrete. With six gears connected to a trouble-free shaft drive. The engine failed due to the 2 connecting rod blew through the lower part of the engine. But one of my favorites is the 650 Nighthawk. New bigger hand grips, halogen bulb, starts with no choke in summer and can out run any 700 cc without even breathing hard.