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post #1 of 18 Old 05-30-2007, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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1986 Nighthawk S - I bet this brings back memories

Going through some pix last night and found some of my old Nighthawk.

How many of you had one of these and do you wish you still had it?

What did you like/dislike about it?





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I didnt have a nighthawk s but i did have a 1982 650 nighthawk,it was my 1st 4cyl bike and i didnt think it could get any better than that until my dad bought his 1988 zx-10 then it was down hill from there
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those old skool 10s are awesome man



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Older friend had one like the picture below.
The first time I got to borrow my friend's interceptor 500, I was over there to go riding.
We did a roll on and I hit reserve at around 100mph and thought I killed my bud's ceptor.

Turned to reserve and it still took a while to prime and crank,

Eventually got to ride the nighthawk it was sweet.

Now it would be a standard or an adventure bike.

I like how the oil cooler is up out of the way, good all around motorcyle.
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I really liked the 750 I had, wish I still had it.
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I had one just like the zx10miami pic...It was a great bike. I only rode it for one summer before selling it through...Overall, I had no problems with it, other than it always felt a bit heavy overall...like it felt heavier than it should have...

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those old skool 10s are awesome man
ROGER THAT!

It was on an '88 that I first broke 150. Scary and fun.

Bikes: '88 EX250 (sold), '86 Nighthawk S (sold), '03 ZX7R (R.I.P.s), '07 ZX10R (sold)

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Older friend had one like the picture below.
The first time I got to borrow my friend's interceptor 500, I was over there to go riding.
We did a roll on and I hit reserve at around 100mph and thought I killed my bud's ceptor.

Turned to reserve and it still took a while to prime and crank,

Eventually got to ride the nighthawk it was sweet.

Now it would be a standard or an adventure bike.

I like how the oil cooler is up out of the way, good all around motorcyle.
The bad part is that the darned frame housed some of the oil! The oil cooler actually bolted to the frame and the frame pumped oil into it! It took forever (it seemed) to drain the oil, 3 freakin plugs!

Bikes: '88 EX250 (sold), '86 Nighthawk S (sold), '03 ZX7R (R.I.P.s), '07 ZX10R (sold)

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ROGER THAT!

It was on an '88 that I first broke 150. Scary and fun.
ive been quasi lookin for one. Would be a great project bike.



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