Led me to pull the trigger on e-bay (again
Total time from find to finish: 10 hours.
Total miles 250.
For $250 I just couldn't pass it up. Had to drive through one of the wickedest snowstorms I've ever seen to get it. Top three. Inch to two inch clusters and visibility ended at the hood of my suburban. Headlights would fill up every 20 miles and my top speed was about 25 miles an hour for 50 miles or so.
I'll post pics when I've got some daylight but this is the new scooter. I always liked the look of the nighthawk. Kind of a chick bike, and not as much horsepower as my v45 but it has the classic pull of the inline 650. Quick.
Stats: (borrowed from some interweb site)
1983 nighthawk 650
Pearl Siren Blue
Candy Wineberry Red
The headlight and instruments were rectangular
The exhaust system was a 4-into-2
The forks had the "TRAC" anti-dive system
The emblem was located above the axle
The speedometer numbers were marked in increments of 10 (i.e, 10, 20, 30, 40, etc.)
The engine used hydraulic valve adjusters and clutch.
Engine: Completely new 655cc, DOHC inline four-cylinder
Power: 72 horsepower
Valve train: Hydraulic Valve Adjuster system
Clutch: Self-adjusting Hydraulic
Brakes: Dual front disc brakes with twin piston calipers
Oil: Oil cooler
Wheelbase: 1460mm (57.5 in)
Seat height: 777 mm(31.1 in.)
Fuel capacity: 13 liters (3.4 gal.)
Weight: 197 kg (434.3 lb)
The serial number began JH2RC130*DM000034
Looks like this one:
Super pleased. It seems to be in great shape. Bought it from a fella that's going into the navy next week. Real nice fella.