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Offline wheelspin92

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Excited to get started
« on: November 21, 2020, 10:55:05 am »
Hey everyone,

Firstly I wanted to say I'm super excited at the wealth of knowledge around here. Over in Western Canada, Coastal area - Vancouverish.  I like to think I'm mechanically inclined, have always done my own work one cars and trucks - and more recently got into dirt biking, which lead to road going as well. I've got a small fleet at this point totaling of nine bikes  :o  - I'd say it was a problem if I wasn't having such a good time. Most of the bikes have been more less complete and without modification. The most I've gotten stuck in on a bike so far was swapping out a rectifier and stator aside from the usual carb cleaning and tuning.

However I've landed a 1983 Nighthawk, 550SC; and I'm planning on breathing some new life into the machine - turning it gently into more of a bobber / scrambler style. I figured I'd begin a thread on the project, as I'd like to share my findings and the way I've stumbled through as well as garner others' input.  Cheers!





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Offline tool14

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Re: Excited to get started
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2020, 02:21:58 pm »
welcome aboard

Offline MD

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Re: Excited to get started
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2020, 04:19:01 pm »
Welcome from NE MN,

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Offline wheelspin92

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Re: Excited to get started
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 05:34:16 pm »
Thanks fellas.

There many folks around here who get into modding these bikes or are you guys more purist? If the modding is more less frowned upon I probably won't bother you all with a project thread.  :P

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Re: Excited to get started
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2020, 05:46:14 pm »
lotsa purists here(and lots of modifiers too), but I doubt anyone is gonna care what you do with a 1980s dohc cruiser lol

just make sure you build something that will get used...so much useless crap in the custom world
If it works good, it looks good...

Offline wheelspin92

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Re: Excited to get started
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 10:04:55 am »
Fair enough - you see it all the time, just a heap of intentions that used to be a bike, car, or truck. Was starting to go down the rabbit hole with my intentions of the build; but decided to keep it on the simpler side to ensure pretty much just that. 

I had originally found this site when looking for information on doing a fork swap for the newer style reverse forks and what donor bikes would be acceptable and what would have to be done in order to make everything jive well together. But after pricing things out and looking at the work and parts needed I opted for a simpler bobber / scrambler style.

Anyways, thanks for the feedback!

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Re: Excited to get started
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 01:50:36 pm »
Welcome

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