It has some scratches and dings, but that is expected with this age. The original Hawk showcased a number of innovations—a stressed-member frame, three-valve cylinder heads, dual chain-driven counterbalancers, composite wheels using tubeless tires. Hydraulic lifters - never need adjustment. A six-speed gearbox introduced in 1980 lets the bike perform yeoman duty as everything from mini-tourer to novice peg scratcher. Motor runs with verified broken shift drum, inside shift cover area. An 86' shown in the pics, and an 85' that's been crashed and is good for spare parts.
But I digress, I loved both bike I lost both of them due to the number 3 connecting rod parting ways through the block. Please feel free to message me with any questions or concerns before bidding i will answer all as quickly as possible. Their inseams: the tallish seat can be intimidating for a beginner with short legs, especially around town. I hurt my back in a different situation so I need something a little different at this point. The Rebel, 454, and Savage all position their riders in a feet-up, hands-high riding position, fine for the boulevard but fatiguing during any forays away from the stoplights. The choke cable knob is broken.
From the beginning, the Hawk was a curiosity, a twin in a time of inline fours. You have to physically hold it open, for a cold start. Further making the Nighthawk S stand out was its unique mix of old- and new-school bits. The front fender was painted the basic color blue or red. Please inspect in person if you have any condition questions that can't be seen from pictures. The bike is in good condition for almost 30 years old. Love the way it handles and the comfortable ride, added some nice Kuryakyn hi-way pegs to give the knees a break, that was the frosting on the cake.
But the motorcycle press loved the bike for more than just its styling and specs. Rode it just last week. Sold-As is with N warranty or No returns. Not a happy camper in either situation but had a lot of great miles on both. Oil changed recently, fork seals redone, valve clearances done, newer tires, good brakes. I had the carbs professionaly dismantled ,overhauled and reinstalled with a complete seal kit and a jet cleaning.
The speedometer had a 105 mph 170 km limit. Category - Engine - Posted Over 1 Month Selling my Honda cb450, 1986. I will not ship, so dont ask. Rear suspension figures are close too, but you'd never guess that from the ride. I will not break that seal now without cash in my hand if you are serious in purchase. The 86' is in good condition at 41K. Tranny manually shifted through all gears fine.
Needs nothing, its ready to take you wherever. The guy selling it was scared of it. But I am being picky. The front fender was chrome. Two-up riding means more preload and more air depending on passenger weight and pilot aggressiveness. Sales-wise, the mid-1980s were bad years for the motorcycle industry.
Parts used were bought online and fixed up some to get this done. Bad shift drum I have one if you wish to fix Spare frame: 86, parted due to engine failure, straight, not downed. This is the last year 84-86 that these great bikes were imported. The curiosities today are the specialized bikes which surround it. It would take very little to make this a show bike.
I'm downsizing, and I just don't have the desire to keep her up anymore. Cycle Guide recorded quarter-mile times of 12. No shaft-drive, but it sure brings back the same emotions with its similar styling. They are balanced and had the idle drop screws adjusted properly. .
Has neck, rear end final drive, engine mounts and pegs. My brother got it used many used many years and was gonna ride it cross country then he heard some noise in the engine. Good side covers and tail. Category - Engine - Posted Over 1 Month This is an offer for a 1986 Honda Nighthawk 450. It always gets the thumbs up from fellow riders.