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I own a 1985 honda nighthawk 700 I am having an issue that when I try to take off from a stop the bike seems to stall or not want to accelerate The only way to get out of it is to pull the clutch back in and and rev the bike and drop the clutch I then shoot off like a rocket I really enjoy riding the bike and want to fix it so please help me

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Sounds like carbs need cleaning !

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did u make sure the kickstand was up

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make certain it has compression and has spark and is getting plenty of fuel and the air filter is clean. clean carbs air filter and fuel filter and new plugs.

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SOURCE: 1982 Honda 650 nighthawk; jumps and stalls when put into gear.

this may help,it doesnt sound like the clutch is out of adjustment,it sounds like the clutch plates have become stuck together,(this happens quite a bit if the bike has been parked for a while..ie over winter)..to fix it get the bike moving,down a drive way or something..then just bang it into gear,then shift into the highest gear you can by shifting without the clutch,once you have a bit of pace on simply hold the clutch lever in and work the throttle on and off all the while holding the clutch lever in,the clutch should free itself fairly quickly and should be back to normall,a lot of older bikes are good at doing this..hope this helps

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Your kickstand sensor might be bad, its a push switch next to the kickstand that's pretty easy to find. 10 Minute fix.

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My '85 700 nighthawk does not engage gears smoothly. clunks. hard time going into 1st. also, when at 70-75 she apparently overheats and dies. hv to cool her down then restart, sometimes sever


I think you should check your clutch adjustment. You can take a look at a generic service manual here: http://hrca.onda.com/

Over heating ... Check all of your engine's cooling systems ... fins, air flow .. This engine is air and oil cooled. Are you getting a overheat warning or does it just stop?

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Honda in general uses standardized wiring scheme:
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Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

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