since many of you here have assisted me in my rejuvenation of this '99 NHawk, just wanted to let every one know that I actually started it today- it sat for about 10 yrs when I bought it, went thru most everything except the carb- I really didnt want to! I did that last year on a Rebel, so I lucked out, this one was not plugged or gummed up I guess! Still need to rebuild the forks and paint it!
It will look just like this 1995 model I owned a few yrs ago when I finish it- basically some body work and paint plus a few details. I've had a Rebel and NHawk, and yes, the Nighthawk fits me better (Im taller) and I've just never been the cruiser type. IN addition to a slightly larger frame, its a bit taller, and the foot peg location is more to the rear- as they are pretty much right under your feet as you sit normally. This is to me a very classic styled motorcycle. I do have the side covers/tail section that are in good shape.
The Rebel is not only great for the vertically challenged, but I think there’s something about it’s center of gravity that makes it easier to balance than other bikes. I don’t have a lot of experience, so when I first sat on a Rebel it felt like I found a bike made for me. I felt more confident.