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    I just got back from a nice little ride.....filled it with alcohol-free 89 octane.Seems to like it.I need a white helmet.My black hat is for nighttime only down here.

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      Originally Posted by behindthetimes View Post
      I just got back from a nice little ride.....filled it with alcohol-free 89 octane.Seems to like it.I need a white helmet.My black hat is for nighttime only down here.
      We have 93 or 99 octane here, the former with more ethanol content which spells death by rust of any vehicle left for a while dammit.
      Today i are mostly glared at the Hawk since it seems to have developed an appetite for main fuses so i took the 996 to work instead. A truely schitzoid bike - fantastic in the country, an utter bitch around town....

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        WW, smoke really not bad at road level (still might be if one has breathing ailments) but visibility was reduced as you look farther away. Seem to me it reduces the heat somewhat.
        The picture was yesterday and I rode my Magna 60 miles this morning while nice and cool (75-82) and it was about the same haze today.
        Bill,
        89 Red Hawk GT, 97 Magna, FZ-09. Past in reverse order:, 97 VFR750F, 87 VFR400R, 88 Hawk, 86 SRX 600, 77 RD400, 79 CB650, 04 VFR, 88 Blue Hawk, 89 Red Hawk, Yamaha SRX600, Harley 1200C, Yamaha RD400, Harley 883R, Yamaha 750 tripple, Honda Vlx600, Honda 450, Honda 400, Honda Cb550F, Kawasaki H1, BMW R69US, Yamaha R5C 350, Honda 160, Bridgestone 175, 1950 Harley 74 w/sidecar, 65 Harley 250 Sprint, 1948 Harley and my 1st bike-1941 Harley 74 knucklehead my dad gave in1963.

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          Torsion arms and brake hangers, very limited run

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            Lovely pile .

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              Originally Posted by wildwhl View Post
              Torsion arms and brake hangers, very limited run

              WW
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              Meery fickn Xmas.

              Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                So my daughter has once again decided to get her motorcycle license, and since the last bike that was built for her was ultimately transformed into the Daisy Bike, I've started to prep another for her. The dented-learner-tank and rear cowl had already been sprayed with black/purple metalizer plastidip, tonight I did a front fender to match. Got the rear axle/hub assembly apart, the grease smelt burnt. Will have to look at the bearings in good light when my eyes aren't so tired, but I think it was just very old and will just need a good cleaning and re-greasing. Took stock of what else it needs: remove tumor exhaust, carbs cleaned and rejetted for pods/supertapp shorty can, new grips, 150/60 rear tire, front marker lights (currently only 2 wire, won't pass NY inspection), and oh yeah, the eccentric is completely missing a few teeth. Haven't dug into the front end yet, think I'll be spending some time cleaning/rebuilding the rear assembly. Guess I'll start a new build thread...
                '89 Hawk a.k.a. The RallyHawk (my son's now!) | '89 Hawk a.k.a. The Deuce | Spare Parts/Dented Learner Bike | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled! )

                I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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                  Just get her a second hand FZ-07 and teach her to one leg it!! :P
                  88 Blue Hawk GT - Under construction
                  89 Red Hawk GT - Still on the shelf and in crates
                  2000 DR650 (Thumper)

                  2002 DL1000 V-Strom

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                    Christmas is early this year folks

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                      Todayi did nothing with my hawk, or yesterday since running sound system at festy.
                      But on friday.....i wanted to kill it with fire. For the second time in two years i had a problem with the main fuse holder. Fuse works loose, sparks out and semi melts holder. Therefore it works loose more often and the damn bike cuts out again and again, finally dying completely. First time in a decade i call out breakdown recovery since like a muppet I've left tank bag on the ducati with tools, insulation tape, spare fuses etc and I'm miles from anywhere.
                      One decent bodge later and i ride home like a bastard, pretty hacked off with time wasted. Pirelli Diablo Corsa rear gets scrubbed in the nasty way and I'm damn glad to get home.
                      New starter solenoid & fuse holder ordered. Yay.

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                        Originally Posted by prom View Post
                        Christmas is early this year folks

                        Ahhhhh....how was business with the Close-out outfit? I'm gonna get that 240mm shorty.Nice can.Is it quiet?

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                          Originally Posted by behindthetimes View Post

                          Ahhhhh....how was business with the Close-out outfit? I'm gonna get that 240mm shorty.Nice can.Is it quiet?
                          It's the real deal, comes in the original Micron box and shipping was fast. The workmanship on the can is outstanding. I took it apart before mounting and shot some pics, I can send them over when I get some time.

                          ​Just a little quieter than the ST but with nicer throatier tone. Kept the ST headers and got a 30 degree stainless link pipe. Couldn't be happier, especially considering the price. eBay even had a 15% off promo that week ​​​​​

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                            After almost 3.5 years got the hawk running and took it out for a little test ride. Crashed it in March of 2015 doing a test ride plotting the route for the 2015 WCHR. Damn it feels good to ride it again.

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                              Originally Posted by Bthorson View Post
                              After almost 3.5 years got the hawk running and took it out for a little test ride. Crashed it in March of 2015 doing a test ride plotting the route for the 2015 WCHR. Damn it feels good to ride it again.
                              Congratulations!
                              "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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                                Originally Posted by Bthorson View Post
                                After almost 3.5 years got the hawk running and took it out for a little test ride. Crashed it in March of 2015 doing a test ride plotting the route for the 2015 WCHR. Damn it feels good to ride it again.
                                Great to hear from you again.Now,correct me if I'm wrong.....but didn't you have a son with skin in the game as well?

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