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    How deep is your money pit

    As I keep on digging with new suspension, tires upgrades etc. etc. I'm kind of afraid of what the final bill is going to be (if there ever is one).

    So far I don't think i'm doing to bad at about $5,200 which includes everything related to having my BROS on the road.

    The bike itself
    Taxes MOT/NCT or the equivalent japanese testing (Ridiculously pricey)
    2 years insurance
    Full race tech upgrade
    Ohlins shock
    Factory 3 + Unipods
    Pirelli diablo strada set
    New Shoei
    And a big fat lock that also acts as insurance if the bike is robbed with the lock in place. (even if the lift the bike and the lock)

    The investment is nothing compared to what I get out of the bike and still doesn't even come to the price of 2 years insurance in Ireland on my BROS 400 but i'd still be interested to know what kind of cash you guys actually spend on your Hawks.
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    Less than $3,000
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    $3,000 - $5,000
    100.00%
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    $5,000 - $8,000
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    It's too painful to think of. Your now on my hate list for bringing it up
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    '88 BROS 650
    Race Tech Springs + Emulators
    Factory Jet Kit + UniPods
    Moriwaki exhaust
    Ohlins Shock
    Want : corbin gunfighter, black pearl wheels, 916 chain guard and lot's lot's more.

    http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/1410547/

    #2
    When do I get my hawker regular status
    '88 BROS 650
    Race Tech Springs + Emulators
    Factory Jet Kit + UniPods
    Moriwaki exhaust
    Ohlins Shock
    Want : corbin gunfighter, black pearl wheels, 916 chain guard and lot's lot's more.

    http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/1410547/

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      #3
      Just in case 50 posts is the magic number
      '88 BROS 650
      Race Tech Springs + Emulators
      Factory Jet Kit + UniPods
      Moriwaki exhaust
      Ohlins Shock
      Want : corbin gunfighter, black pearl wheels, 916 chain guard and lot's lot's more.

      http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/1410547/

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        #4
        NICE

        '88 BROS 650
        Race Tech Springs + Emulators
        Factory Jet Kit + UniPods
        Moriwaki exhaust
        Ohlins Shock
        Want : corbin gunfighter, black pearl wheels, 916 chain guard and lot's lot's more.

        http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/1410547/

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          #5
          all i'll say is that the hawk is the shovel and if you own a shovel mine as well do some digging. my 3-5k didn't include the 2k to purchase.

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            #6
            Bike 2500
            Hord motor 5300 and counting
            Titanum bits 800
            Front forks 600
            Attack trees 800
            Hiperform 1500
            Tyga faring 600

            Still need
            carbon tank 1500
            cfm clip on 140
            vapor 250

            aw sh!t long list
            1\2 Liter Duc Eater

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              #7
              So far just under the first option but I've only had the bike a couple of months. However, after having my fork seals replaced last month one of them has begun to slightly mist again due to surface pitting in the forks low down. The bike shop that did them said they will honour the warranty and replace them free of charge but to keep an eye on them for now and see how I get on. The owner of the shop left me with two options:

              To have them replaced for free under warranty

              or

              To have the forks re-chromed at cost (he quoted around $180) and to replace the seals + labour for free

              Which I thought was really decent of him. I think I'll go for the second option if they get any worse unless I come across an F2 or F3 front end going cheap.
              '88 Bros NT650J
              Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
              Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
              Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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                #8
                I paid $3200 for my 91. Of course, that was in 1992 so I think I'm getting by pretty cheap considering the bike is probably still worth close to $2000, 15 years and 25,000 miles later.
                Brian - Richland, WA
                1991 Hawk GT
                1997 VFR

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                  #9
                  Lets see, bike was a used gift handed down from father , I put it for sale when my first child was due . Dad bought it for a little $ so it didn't leave the family. My mother decided a few years ago that 4 bikes was too many for one man and so the Hawk was again a gift to me. Even after all the little bits I've done to it I still actually made money in the long run.. The best part was that while my dad owned it I was till really the only one who rode it.
                  -God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of the people I had to kill because they annoyed me.

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                    #10
                    Ok I have to add this up.

                    88 Hawk traded for a $150 AK-47 copy
                    Traded Hawk for $500 work on Ducati
                    Bought 90 Hawk on ebay for $2000
                    Bought 88 Hawk back for $500
                    Traded 90 Hawk for Race Hawk with tasty bits
                    Bought F4i front for $650
                    Swapped Tasty bits from Racehawk to 88 Hawk to make my racebike
                    Ohlins rear shock (rebuilt for $200)
                    Technomagnesio rear rim
                    Nogoloy coils and wires
                    Traded 88 Racehawk (minus bits) for 92 GS500 and chickenhawk tire warmers.
                    Parted out GS500 (so far $1500 still have motor, frame, swingarm, exhaust, carbs, tank, seat...)

                    So someone add that up. LOL
                    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
                    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                      #11
                      Right, bought my 89 red in '00 for $1400 I think. Did braided lines ~$150, clip-ons were ~$100. Crashed it and replaced clip-ons another $100, exhaust (BSM 2nd) $250 etc., got a 900rr shock $200 and race tech springs and emulators $180. Bike was backed into, replaced tank, seat cowl, etc (paid for by driver). Then I moved to the UK and couldn't leave her behind, Roll-on-roll-off frieght and duties $800. Last set of clip-ons cracked, replaced with gift from Buddy Jesus the Pie lover, you know who you are My NY licence no longer valid in the UK, I had to start from scratch to get the full entitlement, that was near 500. Work stumped up an unexpected bonus so naturally Penske was on it's way from Hord $700. Currently working on a second set of wheels, and a small stock of CF cloth and resins and trying to set aside an engine tuning fund.

                      That stands me at just under $5000

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                        #12
                        im just going to say i hate you and move on without adding it all up.....

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                          #13
                          o.k.

                          i am leaving out consumables such as tires, oil changes and insurance.

                          $1,500 for the bike.

                          buck 50 for the clip ons.

                          $400 for an f2 front end to get the dual discs

                          $400 for a used fox shock with no additional service to it - yet

                          $200 in sprockets and the 520 chain conversion

                          $600 + for exhaust, unipods, jet kit etc.- thank you mr. hord, the bike sounds a-mazing!

                          $70 for fabitabi's rear seat cowl - which is good for an extra 15 mph i am told on the paris hilton website - so i believe it.

                          $3,200 in parts?

                          god i hope my wife isnt a member of this forum.

                          oh and 2 track days where i have yet to drag my rear stand or have any sort of unpredictable behavior from the hawk.

                          worth it so far, though i am sure it would have been cheaper to buy an sv with no character. such is life.
                          '88 hawk with sporty mods
                          '76 bmw r90 with sporty mods
                          '71 honda cb 350 racebike

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                            #14
                            Are we including money lost in failed marriges, bankruptcy, missed work, time spent pushing on FL turnpike, time spent pushing home, and supplies used to clean up spots left from the best petcock in the universe?

                            5 minute ride and none of that matters.

                            It's the sitting in the garage, life draining time that makes the money hurt.

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                              #15
                              im at 2250 right now but im probably gonna put up to 5000$ on this baby.
                              Avatar courtesy of http://www.elizabethraab.com/
                              1988 Honda Hawk NT650 GT

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