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    Rumours of a Hawk death

    So on my way home from work tonight I was playing a "spirited" game tag with a guy on a late model CBR. After he exited, I was cruising home and my motor lost all power!
    I have been doing alot of carb work lately in addition to the new exhaust and Unipod installations - so I had a moment of panick.
    As I was coasting to a stop on one of the main arteries that lead into NYC I had my ears tuned to the motor - you know you've done it - trying to listen for parts falling off or gears grinding...
    When I coasted to a stop I planted my feet and turned to see how far I'ld have to schlep this thing to safety - to far.
    After stopping and looking over the bike for obvious issues, I realized that I had run out of fuel!
    Der.
    Been in a cage to much lately and forgot about the short range of the Hawk.
    Anyway, turned to reserve and fired up after a few minutes of trying.


    "Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated."
    Jeremy
    '88 grey

    Honda Hawk GT NT650...photo blog
    "...you gonna bark all day little doggie. . .or are you gonna bite?"

    #2
    sorry to hear about that... My petcock only really works in reserve so I tend to be extra paranoid about fuel. It'll be nice to get one of them fancy kiyo carbon tanks, but i think it costs more than my bike's worth.

    Perhaps you should start carrying around a ziplock bag filled with gasoline!
    It's scary how slow I am!

    '88 HawkGT - crashed as all hell - Hiperform subframe, VFR rear wheel, F3 front end, Penske shock.

    '05 Ducati S2R - Monstrack mirrors, CRG levers, Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder, ProItalia tail chop, Arrow damper, Nichols flywheel, Suburban Machinery bars

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      #3
      Your problem's not your tank, it's the petcock assembly. The whole thing costs $25, get your local shop to order it. Doesn't take much to replace, either - just DON'T over-torque the nut, don't even use a wrench! You'll chew up the o-ring gasket (ask me how I know) if you screw it down any tighter than you can do with your fingers.
      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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        #4
        sorry, let me clarify, my total range on my hawk gets me paranoid. The kiyo tank has at least a gallon more capacity than the standard hawk tank. Thanks for the petcock tip... I eventually have to swap out the petcock and gas cap to my spare tank, since my original has about 2 pints of storage dented outta it.
        It's scary how slow I am!

        '88 HawkGT - crashed as all hell - Hiperform subframe, VFR rear wheel, F3 front end, Penske shock.

        '05 Ducati S2R - Monstrack mirrors, CRG levers, Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder, ProItalia tail chop, Arrow damper, Nichols flywheel, Suburban Machinery bars

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