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I have a few questions about a nighthawk I'm looking at buying. I tried google, and the search feature on the forum but can't seem to find much. First question, would this be an ideal bike to build a traditional style bobber out of? Second, is there a company that makes a weld-on hardtail for this bike? Third, is it chain drive or shaft drive? I understand that it can be complicated to make a hardtail for a shaft driven bike? Thanks in advance
 

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I'm not trying to post spam, sorry about the link. I'm just new to bikes and trying to find out what will work and what won't...
 

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Nighthawks in 85 were 70cc. It was actually the CB700 Nighthawk if memory serves. Chain drive- yes. It is not the frame you are thinking of. Can you bob it? Certainly, but you would be better served with the CB750C Custom frame from 1980. That is a much more appropriate frame to bob. As for welding a rigid I would say that you are better off buying a hardtail frame and installing all the CB parts from a donor bike. Just sayin.......
I've got two people saying its chain drive, and one person saying it's shaft drive. Which is it? lol I understand it can be complicated to make a hardtail for a shaft drive bike? I'm not sure if I want to go the custom frame route, and then install all the parts in it. This is kind of a budget build, trying to keep the cost as low as possible. I can get the bike right now for $300 CDN, it is not running however... I'm also looking at a 1981 Kawasaki 440, not sure if its a kz, or ltd, or whatever. It's only $200 more than the Honda is. Maybe that would be a better bike to bob? Sorry about all the questions guys, I'm very new to the bike world, trying to buy my first one soon. Thanks for the help :)
 

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Thanks for all the help, I really appreciate it. I am in New Brunswick, Canada. If I went to look at the actual bike, then yes I would be able to tell how the wheel is turned. But I'm just looking at the online ads right now, and the owners don't seem to know much about their bikes.
 
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