My '82 Nighthawk is known as the HamHock for being likened to riding about on a literal hock of ham. It's also a nice play on words.
Mine belonged to my wife’s grandfather, whose nickname was “Junie”. I think that’s what I’ll go with, though I’ll refer to the bike as she haha
Nah. "The Honda" I guess. I just plaster stickers on it as much as I can because Nighthawks are kind of ugly and I assume that's the only thing that fairing is good for (that and crack). It sure as hell isn't for aerodynamics!
2007 Honda Nighthawk CB250
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero (because sometimes it rains )
Black Pearl - '06 GL1800 119k miles
The Hunley - '78 GL1000 with '75 engine that had been submerged for a long time (turned into cafe show bike)
The Rocket - '79 CB750F rat bike that had been setting in a fence row since '99 - sold
They have personalities, why not names?
"......'75 engine that had been submerged for a long time"
Has to be a good story behind that. Or maybe a sad one ?
I finally gave the S-90 its due after taking it to the store yesterday.. if it can carry my fat a** and still do 50+ mph.. it deserves to be named "The Beast"....
"Yes, my hands and nails have grease stains. I ride vintage!"
#1 & 3 exhaust valves were open, so the rust in those cylinders was addressed by "shaving" with single-edged razor blades. Much work over five years, but she runs great now. And I'm a bit proud to say that only the valve seat regrinding was farmed out.
Don't know how it got to be setting in water. Will probably remain a mistery like how the original Hunley was sunk.
Well the last winter project - a '79 CB750F rat bike - was named "the Rocket" by the daughter. It is now gone to a new owner and I bought a portion of a '79 GL1000 that earned the name "junk". I gave the case with tranny gears to a friend for recycle, will probably keep the removable frame section and junk the rest of the frame. Only ~25% of the carb parts were useable. Next, I bought another '79 that had once had full Vetters, then hacked to semi-cafe. I will be returning it to a stock restore.
I was discharged from the Navy in '79 after 8 years of service to begin a new career. The wife and daughter have given the new bike the name "Freedom".
Last edited by pidjones; 08-11-2019 at 01:30 PM.