Hello to one and all in here, :-) Jason from Ireland here.
I just got me a 1992 CB 750f2, 25000 miles on the clock. I've had many bikes over the years. Just sold a 2001 Suzuki GSX 750F Super Sport to get the CB 750, I've been looking around for a clean CB 750 for ages, and at last I found so I'm a happy man now :-). I've had a lot of sports bike and they all come with a price. They all look really nice /cool when parked up or whizzing down the motorway, but and I mean a big "BUT", when things go wrong, ya better have deep pockets!!!
Where with the CB 750, they're like the Starship Enterprise, they just keep on going, but keep in mind they do need a little TLC now and then, you only get out what ya put in!!!
I forgot to say I had a CB 750 many many years ago, and I traded it in for a Yamaha TDM 850; also a good bike, but not as strong as the CB, so now I'm going back to my roots :-).
If I was asked what would I consider a very strong, trustworthy, long lasting bike with lots of smile per mile, the CB 750 would win hands down..
Beloved Honda fans, greetings and salutations!
I'm delighted to report that I've just come in from a ride on my 1979 CB750k. With 111400km on the odometer, she's still strong enough to nearly pull the grips from my hands tearing away from a green light! The moist night air is her best friend, and also the finest time to ride if you're ever in Vancouver BC.
This makes 3 Honda's for me, with not one complaint. Ever.
I just bought a 1992 750 Nighthawk with 50k miles on it for $900. It runs well, but definitely needs a little love.
The gas tank is dented, and I'd like to replace it with another one. Does anybody here know what my options are for tanks other than the original one? What fits on these bikes? Ideally, I'd want a tank that's a bit skinnier than traditional one.
Any help is much appreciated!
I have an 82 CB750C. Great bike!!! An absolute joy to ride.
It will not shift into high gear. Have considered trying to fix it... Just hate tearing it down while the weather is so nice.
I just bought my 1992 750 Nighthawk, and it was a bit pricey for the miles... $3,000, and it has 26,000 miles on it (got it from a dealer). But it is in absolutely amazing condition! The owner garage kept it, didn't ride it in bad weather, and the bike looks and runs new. The only thing... the tires are original. They have plenty of tread, but a close look reveals they are dry-rotting. I'll have to put a couple of new one's on. The rubber blinker stems are also cracking, but I guess that is normal for 20 years!
Oh, one more problem... the DAMN TACH DOESN'T WORK! The dealer claims they will fix it if I bring it by... but can they?
I installed the largest front and smallest rear sprockets that the aftermarket supplier provided. That dropped the top gear RPM about 1000 at a given speed, bumped the gas mileage up to 70 MPG, and completely changed the character of bike, from frantic to relaxed. Add a full windshield too, and the bike stops dancing around in the wind.
I took a 420-mile day trip with this arrangement, and ended it almost as fresh as when I started.
Louis here in Belize. I have been shopping around for a Honda cycle as well. The two best options that I have seen so far has been a 1987 750 Shadow with 23k+ mileage, and a 1992 750 Nighthawk with 27k+ mileage. Both still have great paint jobs on them. The Shadow needs a tune up due to it having been parked for months, so it's backfiring a little, but the Nighthawk... oh man such a sweet ride it gives. It gives both a cruiser feel, yet not as sluggish as a cruiser, and a feel of a sport bike, but not back breaking. So it's like me, right in the middle. Asking price is $1900 US or $3800 BZ dollars. The Shadow is going for $1750 US or $3500 BZ dollars. Can someone enlighten me a little on both bikes, and what may be the better choice of the two?
Could you email me some details on how to fix it. I'm interested in fixing mine. Thanks, Scott. Smorris6891@yahoo.com
What size sprockets did you go to? I know the stockers are 15/38. I would like to get the RPM of my bike down the highway too, as I may be doing more commuting on it soon for a new job.
I just recently bought my 1992 CB750 Nighthawk, and I love it. The bike I had before it was a 1983 CB550 Nighthawk; I rode 183k before it quit.
The one I just bought, the 1992, has 35k on it with new brakes, new tires, new battery, and new paint. It has been garage kept its whole life, and I love its looks. Brand new, and I only paid $1600 dollars for it!! I always get comments on it.
I added one tooth to the front sprocket. It brought the RPM down a little bit, but makes it harder to start out with two people on the bike. It is okay with one person.