In distinction to a collection of misadventures with different bikes, my 2000 CB 750 Nighthawk has been the epitome of motorbike reliability. Yup, save for some leaky gaskets and typical upkeep, the standard Honda has carried out amazingly properly for 20+ years and 80,000+ all-season miles.
Till a few month in the past, that’s.
The Set Up
One morning, as a substitute of firing up immediately and settling into a pleasant, comfortable idle, the 750cc powerplant cranked over for what appeared like an eternity earlier than begrudgingly burbling to life. There was a noticeable miss within the engine too, although I attributed that to a chilly, choke-less begin.
As soon as underway although, one thing was clearly awry. After sputtering across the block, I did a U-turn and pulled again into my driveway to research.