I have had my 1985 blue/black 700s for some years now and love riding it. Last year I started doing more touring using my Triumph Sprint ST.....and a lovely bike that is. I have been reading about adventure biking and have been seeing a lot of adventure bikes around. I decided I wanted to do some ADV riding. I looked on craigslist for bikes and found the following: There are two kinds of ADV bikes... 1. Street bikes converted to allow dirt riding, and 2. dirt bikes that can be ridden in the street. In the first category are the V Stroms, the Bimmer f800, 1200, 1100, etc, Triumph Tiger, etc. In the second category are the Honda XL600, 650s, Yamaha XT600, Suzuki DL, and KTM, etc. The first category has an entry level of about $4000. U just cant play in that group for under that, with exceptions (I saw a DL650 on CL for $1999 today!) The second category has a entry level of about $1000. I looked into buying a nice 80s XL or XT. I then went to a local mcycle store and sat on some dual sport bikes and clearly decided that the first category was my preference. I just didnt want to shell out thousands. I have had people comment that my NH looks like a dirt bike. Normally this offends me but I noticed that the XL,XT variants do sort of resemble the NH S...square headlight, small fairing, long rakish forks, etc. I decided that I would convert my Nighthawk to adventure bike riding with the idea that i would keep all original parts and be able to restore it back to original. I already had two brothers muffler, headers, jetted carbs, fork gators, highway pegs and engine crash bars on the bike. Here is a pic: My goal was make it an adventure bike by adding luggage capacity, dual sport tires, and a bash plate, taller windscreen and other adventure stuff. I remembered that I had a luggage rack in my garage. I sanded and painted it flat black and installed it on the bike. I also found an unused Shad 40 liter rear top case. I used the adaptor that came with it and mounted the case to the rack. I was just the right size for the bike. I had some V strom handguards and I added those. I also mounted a Cortech tank bag to the tank. here is the result I realized that finding 16 inch dual sport tires was very very difficult. I decided to get better sized wheels. I could have fitted an entire front end of another bike and machined all sorts of things and fitted a rear wheel. But i wanted to keep it simple and cheap. I needed a 17 or 18 inch wheel for the front. I discovered that an 18 inch wheel from an 85 Sabre fits on the bike with no modifications using the Nighthawk axle. The calipers fit on the Nighthawk rotors which are the same as the Sabre rotors. The wheel bearings are the same too and the width of the rim is the same as the Nighthawk - 2.5 inches. The spoke pattern is also the similar but I was not too concerned about appearance too much. I had a center stand kicking about in the garage so i added that as well to make it much easier to work on the bike. Tomorrow I will fit an 18 in dual sport tire. I am also looking at getting a mid 80s rear wheel so i can fit a 17 inch DS tire in the back.