Introduced in 1984, the 700 Nighthawk was an odd recipe of one part old-school to two parts new. I jump started it and ran it for a while. Also check out our at Bikez. It has been sitting for a while. The old suspension might have reduced it by a half inch or so, but it felt more like 29 inches high to me. The Radian is an excellent motorcycle, one that's versatile enough to perform superbly in just about any kind of street-riding scenarios, and able lo excel in many of them, it has the most exciting engine performance of any current motorcycle of its size and type, and it'll outhandle most anything but pure sportbikes.
Sometimes I would miss the shifter with my foot when trying to downshift after having had my foot away from the shifter for a bit. Most of these things boil down to preference though. The main reason I think beginners should buy used is that you can easily sell them again for what you paid when you've ridden for a while and have a better idea of what you like. I talked to the salesman that I spoke with over the weekend -- he couldn't match my requested price, but he says that maybe Honda will have a new promotion tomorrow the start of the new month. It runs good but still misses a little.
Big difference in cash between 7k and 1300 though. That rear brake tends to lock easily in panic-stop situations, but the discs work very well. The gearbox was, even after 24k and almost 30 years, extremely tight and smooth. Edit: I just found another, also in great shape, and the owner includes a more detailed history of the bike, extra oil filter and brake pads, etc. You are also welcome to read and submit motorcycle reviews.
I took two motorcycle training courses and feel ready to own. It's a parts-room special, you see, a new model that Yamaha fabricated by merely bolting together a collection of relatively low-tech components borrowed from several of its existing models. It sounds like an Indy car, it really has a ferocious roar. Everything on the bike works, it starts, drives and shifts good for a bike of this age, but of course its not perfect with a couple scratches here and there. Other priorities have came up so I've simply ran out of time to play with the bike any longer and need the room.
Probbly could use a carb cleaning. Especially if you do the simple shit yourself. I would tell you to stay away. Just as important, that bargain price puts a full-size motorcycle of top quality and high performance within the reach of a lot more first-time buyers, a consideration that the manufacturers have too long neglected. Faced with a changing and constricting market, Yamaha, like every company, took a long look at its products and considered how it should adapt to a new reality.
The first is the engine. I think this may have helped create some of the jumpiness I had over some bumps. The Radian represents a more-rational approach to building and marketing new models, and a timely one, as well. You also have to wait a week or so until the correct shims arrive. Kindof questionable move to get rid of the rear grab bar, to each his own I guess.
Extra parts: fuel tank with key tank has one dent on it, see pic , two extra starter motors, one starter motor rebuilding kit, extra new factory jets, new front brake pads, new extra front sprocket and six new oil filters. Nonetheless, the bike still is capable of handling a wide variety of assignments, while keeping a rider of almost any size reasonably comfortable in the process. On backroads, the bike is not only a blast to ride, it's easy to ride. If you keep it for some time, Honda products tend to hold their value very well so you could probably sell it for minimal money loss. Slightly smaller carburetors and a recalibrated exhaust system were what did the trick, along with revised intake-cam timing. In these engines you need to remove and replace small cylindrical shims, which you need to measure out and order.
It'll be troublefree for a very long time, don't drink a lot of gas and more enjoyable to ride. I would talk to him about a when the valve adjustment was last done and b where he is having service done, if you're not going to do it. The front tire has a slow leak. Get back on the open road and stop your street warrior like it did when it came from the factory. With basic tools and Youtube you can pretty much do all your services yourself.
. It's so competent that the average rider will probably ride better and have more fun on it than he would on any of the narrow-focus middleweight sportbikes. Alternate seat height: 765 mm 30. Related bikes List for comparison of specs. Also comes with an original repair manual with it. If I missed anything, please test me and i will do my best to answer any questions.