Re: Nighthawk cb250 budget build

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It was a nonrunning but pretty standard trashed old 93 nighthawk, i picked it up from scouten at the zeros swap at the end of January.

pic just for reference, picture that but busted plastics and blinkers etc and covered in literal rat shit.

I didnt take many pics along the way, but it was locked up. I managed to get it freed and hone the cylinders and reassemble, the carb gave me some trouble we were talking about in the other thread, and I had to rebuild the starter cuz that was burned out from trying to start it while stuck. new battery and after all that it ran, i removed all the plastic and put a little filter in, had the machine guys at my work bend a little tail loop to match the generic cheapo CG125 seat & tanks on ebay, theyre lik3 $50, it's insane how cheap.

Oh and stock it's 18" drum front and 16" rear, but the hubs are the same size so i got a $40 used front wheel and used the original spokes and all to relace the 18" front rim to the rear hub. my 3yo daughter helped - it was a super fun project.

treats hooked it up with the tires, goldenboy 4.1's. That needed longer shocks, and then i welded up a little battery box out of the front sheetmetal piece from an old washing machine, I welded a ton of tabs for lights blinkers, seat support, new tank mounts, and made a mount for the fender, which is just a wide generic chrome fender that maybe came off a magnum lol

All together, including the bike (which was free) I spent under $500 which is pretty fuckin sweet, and it only took me 2 and a half months which is kinda impressive too cuz I could only work on it after bedtimes on tuesdays from like 8-midnight.

It's super trendy but i planned on building it and selling it, i have no room for it. i'm pretty proud of it though. there's some flaws for sure, the oil sightglass had prolly leaked and been coated with JB weld, there's rusty pitting in places, paint chipping especially on the rims, the welds look OK but not pro, the seat is a liiiiittle high leaving some space visually between bottom of seat and frame, the decals on the tanks arent perfectly straight, little shit that maybe nobody else notices but I do

it's far from good but good from far, photographs well. some kid will love it as a 1st bike.

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  Nighthawk cb250 budget buildTopic by: Born to be WillD Born to be WillD 04/27/20 01:58PM
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