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How to jack up the hawk?

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    How to jack up the hawk?

    Hey guys,

    I bought a 1500lb motorcycle lift/jack at Pepboys, but I don't see how I am going to be able to jack up the hawk with it...On one side the pipes interfere and on the other it looks too delicate with the water pump and the oil pump...Will this jack not work? How do I jack this bike up to work on the forks and stuff? It is just like this one here:
    Shop our huge selection of motorcycle accessories and equipment for transporting and servicing your motorcycle, including ramps, lifts, carriers, and more. at Discount Ramps

    Thanks for any help,

    Damn right it's a Hawk GT

    I have something very similar and it will not work on the hawk, as you have found. I do not have the center stand- I have a rear wheel race stand instead. Either of them will get the rear off the ground. To get the front up if you have a garage with exposed rafters you can hang a "come-along" and use that with a strap to lift the front. I have also used a small hydrolic jack under the engine- but it isn't as safe or as stable as the come-along.
    '88 Hawk GT
    '89 Harley FXSTC
    2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

    " performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic


      I have a jack similar to the one that was listed as a link. What I do to lift the whole bike up is to place a sheet of one inch plywood underneath and situate the bike in a manner as to not have any presssure on the exhaust pipes or the coolant pipe. Then using the holding straps that were given with the kit, strap it down to level it out. This past winter I was able to put a new front end on, redo the exhaust and remove the rear tire with out any troubles.
      1986 Honda NS400R
      1988 Honda Hawk GT

      Keep your feet on the pegs and your right hand cranked.