82 Nighthawk hondaline Luggage Rack Install

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82 Nighthawk hondaline Luggage Rack Install

Postby cmouta » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:10 am

Hey guys, wondering if anyone had any info on this hondaline luggage rack i bought 3-4 years ago that i never bothered even taking out of its UPS shipping box until now. I remember it being listed on ebay as being model correct but it doesn't seem to mount like any rack I'm able to search for. Any ideas? Didn't come with a key for the lock unfortunately as well.

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Re: 82 Nighthawk hondaline Luggage Rack Install

Postby cmouta » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:14 am

hmm now that i look at my email..i guess i bought it a year ago and it just says "luggage rack cb650" as the item title, ebay listing expired.
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Re: 82 Nighthawk hondaline Luggage Rack Install

Postby cb650 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:06 pm

It doesnt appear to mount like a regular 650. The nitehawk would take a different mounting . I put a regular one on mine but had to change the rear fender to a "normal" one.
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Re: 82 Nighthawk hondaline Luggage Rack Install

Postby cmouta » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:52 pm

Well after downloading every single nighthawk luggage rack and backrest photo I could find I finally came across this:

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Which is exactly what I needed to see! I suspected i wouldn't have purchased the wrong item a year ago!

Voilà! I hope the seat can still come off. It's a two piece rack with a locking luggage frame bolted onto the normal rack bars. Gives the rear passenger a little butt support which is nice. Now begins the search for proper attaché and figuring out if I can get a key made for the OEM lock.
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1998.5 Black Ford Contour SE V6 MTX
1988 Mono Rosso Red Merkur XR4Ti T5 MT

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Re: 82 Nighthawk hondaline Luggage Rack Install

Postby cmouta » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:21 pm

In hindsight the mounting seems really obvious but shipping the u bolts on the wrong bracket really threw me off.
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Re: 82 Nighthawk hondaline Luggage Rack Install

Postby cb650 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:59 am

good you figured it out. But I think the U bolts on the grab rail look cheezy. Not to mention any damage to it. nitehawk parts are hard enough to find.
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Re: 82 Nighthawk hondaline Luggage Rack Install

Postby cmouta » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:34 am

agreed, it is pretty ugly and looks a bit "home made." Maybe i'll add a little foam to protect the frame finish.
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Re: 82 Nighthawk hondaline Luggage Rack Install

Postby cb650 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:51 pm

Did you see the thread on what I did to mine?
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Re: 82 Nighthawk hondaline Luggage Rack Install

Postby michael_650 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:11 pm

cb650 wrote:Did you see the thread on what I did to mine?

Link?

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Re: 82 Nighthawk hondaline Luggage Rack Install

Postby cb650 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:43 am

cant find the link. I swaped out the nitehawk tail lite/fender for a regular one. all bolted together and seat comes off ok. just have to be gentle.

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