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Old 02-23-2011, 04:17 AM   #11
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Here in the US, the CB700S was indeed shaft drive. I used to own one -- my first bike. Not sure about the rest of the world. I remember doing some research on the model, reading that Honda did not import the CB750 to the US in 1985 due to tarriffs, but the rest of the world got it. That's what I remember --again, you'd have to verify this on your own. Cuddy, can you verify this?

You can simple do the research on BikePics to check it out for yourself. Here is a decent link to a Honda Nighthawk resource: Paul's Honda Nighthawks Pages. Hope that helps!

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Old 02-23-2011, 07:03 AM   #12
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It really depends on the year of the Nighthawk. Earlier models were, indeed chain drive. The 85/86 700 Nighthawks were shaftdrive spot-styled standards. Again, not the best bike to "bob".
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:39 AM   #13
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scorpionking, if you are looking at a bike to buy, I would think you'd be able to determine how it is built, and how the back wheel goes round-and-round.

We're trying to guess which bike you are talking about, and don't know if you are in the States, Canada, or in BFE. Which, I guess, is even less hospitable than usual these days.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:14 AM   #14
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NO BOBBING KAWASAKI 440'S! THAT IS SUMMARY EXECUTION!

Let me find a nice frame for your 750, I'll shoot you an IM later today. Sheesh. Kawasaki 400's....ick.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:37 AM   #15
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Check out this place, lots of nice frames & chopper parts. It might not be A.E.E. or EMGO but it's all stuff made in America and looks pretty nice.

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Old 02-23-2011, 11:47 AM   #16
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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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