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    Anyone else ride like this?

    Well my Hawk project is on hold for the summer since I got a cruiser to hold me over for a bit......but I dropped the cruiser off at the shop for it scheduled service and the Hawk was just way to damn tempting, so her fired her up and rode her.......just how she is




    I literally jumped off the bike and grabbed the camera, I just pulled the baffle out of the exhaust and wanted to hear how it sounded. While listening to her idle, I swear she was saying "ride me, please!" What can you do?

    In the forums there is a thread with a custom coolant overflow res.......I haven't made one yet so I had to improvise.....it actually worked pretty well, I didn' even have to secure it, it stays all by itself.
    -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
    Most of the pics I have of my Hawk/Mods: http://gallery.me.com/stevenhowell

    "Arseing about with my bikes will end in tears." -Keno04

    "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk

    #2
    Just to make sure I'm seeing this right, the stock coolant res is your fuel tank and the coors light can is the overflow res?

    I'd do it, when I had mine stripped down for cleaning I was tempted, sounded like a muscle car with just the headers

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      #3
      lol.

      ive ridden mine with the tailsecition off.. just the hiperform subframe (that looks like almost nothings on there) and the tank.. no headlight/tails/seat/mirror/gauges/ect... just up the street and back.. lol.

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        #4
        Just to make sure I'm seeing this right, the stock coolant res is your fuel tank and the coors light can is the overflow res?
        YEP There is no subframe or anything right now.....and yes, it was just up the street and around the block a few times. It was great to ride it though even for the few minutes I was on it
        -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
        Most of the pics I have of my Hawk/Mods: http://gallery.me.com/stevenhowell

        "Arseing about with my bikes will end in tears." -Keno04

        "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk

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          #5
          Hey steve,
          I couldn't help noticing your ingenious little thingy that replaces the stock chain guard. I'm, shall we say eager to rip it off my bike. That chain guard lets down the whole bike.
          Any chance of a close up pic and/or some details. It looks minimalistic to the extreme, just the look i'm going for.

          Cheers
          '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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            #6
            That's funny... thought I was the only one with a beer can coolant overflow! Molson cold shot can!

            Bill

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              #7
              I can't get the pic at work for some reason, but is that a Robb Z chain guard? Sounds it... very few of them around. I have the blueprints for them (Robb gave them to me) and I just need to find a laser-cutter, and I'll be selling them.

              Unless you're good with CAD programs and/or have access to a laser cutter and can hook a brother up, don't hold your breath. Sorry...
              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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                #8
                Originally Posted by douglas.thompson
                I can't get the pic at work for some reason, but is that a Robb Z chain guard? Sounds it... very few of them around. I have the blueprints for them (Robb gave them to me) and I just need to find a laser-cutter, and I'll be selling them.

                Unless you're good with CAD programs and/or have access to a laser cutter and can hook a brother up, don't hold your breath. Sorry...
                nope.. its no chain guard.. just a little post holding the brake line up.

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                  #9
                  any tips on dealing with all that wiring now that you have a Vapor? I'm running into the same issue.
                  1988 Hawk
                  Shuriken 1000

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                    #10
                    nope.. its no chain guard.. just a little post holding the brake line up.




                    No chain gaurd, the little post is just a hose bracket I took from right under the shock. I'm not sure what it was used for but it works great with just alittle twist so it faces the right direction and bolt it in the hole that was used to hold the stock chain gaurd. I got the idea from somebody else on the forum, great idea too, I wish I could remember where I saw it so the right person gets the kudos.

                    as far as the wires from the vapor go.....I haven't got that far yet, they are just all zip tied together so I was able to ride it
                    -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
                    Most of the pics I have of my Hawk/Mods: http://gallery.me.com/stevenhowell

                    "Arseing about with my bikes will end in tears." -Keno04

                    "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk

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                      #11
                      for the wiring, i put the fuse box and all of the wiring under the tank.

                      if you're running pods, theres plenty of room.

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                        #12
                        could someone tell me what a Vapor is??
                        "It's only getting worse."


                        MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

                        Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by squirrelman
                          could someone tell me what a Vapor is??
                          Trailtech Vapor
                          http://trailtech.net/vapor.htm

                          http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...railtech+vapor



                          its a affordable aftermarket digital gauge cluster...

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                            #14
                            Can you please show more pics of how you mounted that battery!!?? Please......

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by Stevenjhow
                              . I got the idea from somebody else on the forum, great idea too, I wish I could remember where I saw it so the right person gets the kudos.
                              That would be me. :P

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