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Motorcycle Repair/83 Honda Nighthawk - Clutch Bleeding


cb700scCINCY wrote at 2010-03-12 00:23:43
i just had the same exact problem, used this solution and it worked like a charm!  thank you very much for posting this!

Mike wrote at 2015-09-21 18:58:57
Hi, I have that problem with my Nighthawk & Goldwing.  The Goldwing finely started getting pressure after I opened the bleeder valve a little and let gravity do the work.  It did not work on the 83 CB550 Nighthawk. I am going outside right now and try the banjo trick...  

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I can answer all general maintenance questions, also any general problem questions regarding most emergency problems as well as some uncommon problems regarding most motorcycles but with specific knowledge and experience with older Honda and Yamaha motorcycles. I am also very experienced in field analysis of problems and solutions to get the bike going till you reach a safe spot or home.


For starters, please don't call me Christopher. Chris or "Falcon" will do nicely. That said, I have been riding since 1981 and am licensed in the U.S. and in the UK for motorcycles as well as 3 other classes of vehicles. Since I began riding, I have owned 10 motorcycles of various makes and models, all but 3 of which have been older, second hand machines of questionable servicability. also, I ride 7 days a week, not 2. Rain or shine. but please do not ask me about specific parts and specifications regarding your bike. My expertise is in maintainence and field repair, not parts ordering. I will not be able to answer parts pricing and matching for specific machines. On a final note, I have recently discovered that a Honda V65 Magna will ford water up to nearly 2ft in depth. But you must keep the revs up and the speed down.

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