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    Just a quick reminder, life is short. Buy cool bikes, ride them fast and don’t waste time waxing lyrical about your half-assed attempts at modifying a bike. You can get these stickers here, http://www.zazzle.com/bought_not_built_square_sticker. Ok boys have a good night.

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    "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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    Ha. I have a pile of those stickers somewhere. Maybe some day I'll have something to put them on
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      #3
      Funny thing, i rebuild every one of my rides even before starting them for the 1st time.

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        #4
        Originally Posted by danny View Post
        Funny thing, i rebuild every one of my rides even before starting them for the 1st time.
        A time proven practice by all successful race teams.

        Or as the immortal Phil Schilling once said ...

        ​Once, when I was pushing Old Blue back to our garage after a morning practice session, someone stopped me and asked, ‘What is it you do for this outfit?’” Schilling remembered. “I thought about it for a couple of seconds and replied, ‘It’s like this: I’m in charge of worrying.’ I further explained that the natural state of race bikes is to be apart, as in torn apart. The parts and pieces come together only briefly when they are reassembled and raced. After that, the bikes revert to their natural torn-up state again. When the pieces of Old Blue were all together out on the racetrack, I worried about every last one of those parts.”​​​​​​

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        "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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          #5
          Originally Posted by danny View Post
          Funny thing, i rebuild every one of my rides even before starting them for the 1st time.
          Now days there is never a shortage of fasteners that get missed or over/under tightened it seems. I don't mind buying vs building but no bike comes with all the stuff I want on it in most cases so at a certain point building is mandatory, but do farkles and frame or motor protection count as "building"?
          88 Blue Hawk GT - Under construction
          89 Fairing Hawk GT - Still on the shelf and in crates
          90 Hawk GT (color as to yet be determined) - Still on the shelf in crates
          2000 DR650 (Thumper)

          2002 DL1000 V-Strom

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            #6
            Originally Posted by rpcraft View Post

            Now days there is never a shortage of fasteners that get missed or over/under tightened it seems. I don't mind buying vs building but no bike comes with all the stuff I want on it in most cases so at a certain point building is mandatory, but do farkles and frame or motor protection count as "building"?
            Lol ... I'm pretty sure that's the type of question that if you have to ask ... you already know the answer



            ​bolt on farkles mods dont equal a build ...
            ​​​​​​so ... you'd still be ok with that sticker , bolt on a pipe and a shock, rebuild forks , lighter wheels, upgraded brakes... or a built motor and now you're building IMO.
            Last edited by SPA; 1 Week Ago.
            "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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              #7
              This forum is entirely dedicated to wasting time and money modifying a slow motorcycle.

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                #8
                Originally Posted by joel View Post
                This forum is entirely dedicated to wasting time and money modifying a slow motorcycle.
                The more the merrier.

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                  #9
                  Yeah, I have tried to buy bikes that are ‘done’ a few times, but somehow, they always need me to tear them apart, usually a lot sooner then I was hoping.

                  At this point, I consider this the ‘bonding’ process for my bikes. I don’t consider the bike truly ‘mine’ unless I’ve had the engine out at least once...

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by joel View Post
                    This forum is entirely dedicated to wasting time and money modifying a slow motorcycle.
                    Ain't that the truth. But we love our Hawks.
                    Brian - Richland, WA
                    1991 Hawk GT
                    1997 VFR


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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by joel View Post
                      This forum is entirely dedicated to wasting time and money modifying a slow motorcycle.
                      Gee, I though this forum was dedicated to helping a fundamentally very good motorcycle design (the Hawk) achieve its full potential in the form of excellent motorcycles (our Hawks.)

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by riot View Post
                        Yeah, I have tried to buy bikes that are ‘done’ a few times, but somehow, they always need me to tear them apart, usually a lot sooner then I was hoping.

                        At this point, I consider this the ‘bonding’ process for my bikes. I don’t consider the bike truly ‘mine’ unless I’ve had the engine out at least once...
                        I dont like riding someone else motorcycle. The streetbike im getting off chuck for next season is a FANTASTIC bike. Everything that i would do to it is done, it has all the right parts and its ready to go...

                        It still needs to be PistonPitted, gotta make it OURS! I like riding the bikes that WE made! Not a bike that we bought.

                        I used to only like riding bike that where entirely made, a this point i would prefer a PPS bike... And i always thought myself not a team player haha.

                        There are a couple exceptions. I would ride one of Kens bikes without touching it. Id ride JD's bike. Id ride Gios Henry, BTT's black bike... And a couple others. But those are all bikes that i would feel i can in no way improve on. I would do them a disservice if i tried.
                        Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                          #13
                          I'd be afraid of getting one of Ken's bikes dirty. I'm with you 6.....I don't like riding or borrowing someone else's bike.Something bad always happens.I also don't like letting people ride MINE....so consider yourself special.

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                            #14
                            My ex-pro buddy says 'Don't lend me your bike unless you are content with me returning it snapped in half'.

                            I haven't lent him a bike. Though I do occassionaly lend them out...

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by ricksax View Post

                              Gee, I though this forum was dedicated to helping a fundamentally very good motorcycle design (the Hawk) achieve its full potential in the form of excellent motorcycles (our Hawks.)
                              This is like the old saying, "a boat is a hole in the water you throw money into." Ever notice the guys that say that, LOVE their boats to the point of obsession? That's self-deprecating humor, that's all.
                              1988 "BlackHawk" project
                              1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                              1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                              I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                              People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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