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    Whew, Almost dropped her. But F*&$in OUCH!

    Warming up the orange beauty in my driveway this morning, set the kickstand and began to lean the hawk over...but that damn rubber foot on the kickstand popped it backward instead of forward and i was at a 15 degree angle to the ground with her between my legs. Hoisted it back up with all i had only to soon realize that my right leg had been laying on the headers.... DAMN does this hurt. Burned my skin clear off and now i have a nice little battle scar. But at least i learned something from the whole mess.
    1989 Hawk Gt

    #2
    i did that before, except for the burn part. imagine a 130 lb 5'11" kid trying to lift the hawk up from the peg almost touching the ground.
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    1988 Honda Hawk NT650 GT

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      #3
      Wow... so I'm not the only one that this has happened to then! That rubber bit on the kickstand is more trouble than it's worth.
      "Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy."

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        #4
        Originally Posted by SaffaChris
        Wow... so I'm not the only one that this has happened to then! That rubber bit on the kickstand is more trouble than it's worth.
        I removed it. it was hell bent on toppling my bike.
        What was the start of all this?
        When did the cogs of my Hawk begin to turn?
        Perhaps it is impossible to grasp the answer now,
        from deep within the flow of time...

        But, for a certainty, back then,
        I loved it so much, yet hated so many.
        I hurt others and was hurt myself...

        Yet even then, I rode like the wind,
        whilst my laughter echoed
        under cerulean skies...

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          #5
          You've been "branded" by your bike
          "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

          • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
          • Ohlins Rear Shock
          • F2 front wheel
          • VFR750 rear wheel
          • Hiperform seat&headers
          • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
          • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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            #6
            yeah im thinking about taking that piece off...
            1989 Hawk Gt

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              #7
              For which piece of rubber are we exactly talking about ????
              (ex)spambot exterminator .
              BROS 400 owners : http://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/sho...+400+countdown

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                #8
                rubber bit

                I believe they are referring to the "flap" of rubber that is attached to the end of the side stand (or kickstand ). This is mounted at the end of the stand that that swings down, not the end attached to the frame.

                This bit of rubber is attached so that your side stand is automatically swung back up should you take off on the bike forgetting to put the side stand up yourself. Accidently leaving your side stand down could result in crashing the bike when you lean into a left-hand turn - not such a good thing.

                Guth
                '88 Hawk GT - Candy Flair Blue
                '13 CB1100 - Candy Red

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                  #9
                  Re: rubber bit

                  Originally Posted by Guth
                  I believe they are referring to the "flap" of rubber that is attached to the end of the side stand (or kickstand ). This is mounted at the end of the stand that that swings down, not the end attached to the frame.

                  This bit of rubber is attached so that your side stand is automatically swung back up should you take off on the bike forgetting to put the side stand up yourself. Accidently leaving your side stand down could result in crashing the bike when you lean into a left-hand turn - not such a good thing.

                  Guth

                  Many times to be honest I have forgotten the side stand and ride . Fortunatelly either the last minute I realised or somebody would tell me . Still I can't remember any piece of rubber , strange ....

                  (ex)spambot exterminator .
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                    #10
                    Re: Whew, Almost dropped her. But F*&$in OUCH!

                    Originally Posted by jregezeino
                    Warming up the orange beauty in my driveway this morning, set the kickstand and began to lean the hawk over...but that damn rubber foot on the kickstand popped it backward instead of forward and i was at a 15 degree angle to the ground with her between my legs. Hoisted it back up with all i had only to soon realize that my right leg had been laying on the headers.... DAMN does this hurt. Burned my skin clear off and now i have a nice little battle scar. But at least i learned something from the whole mess.
                    Thats what ya get for wearing shorts on your bike!!
                    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
                      Re: rubber bit

                      Originally Posted by NT400
                      Still I can't remember any piece of rubber , strange ....
                      Yours must be missing it:

                      http://hawkworks.net/manual/3.html#3-16-side-stand
                      '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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                        #12
                        Yes , I think I do . But I'll give it a better look once the bike is repaired and back home at last

                        (ex)spambot exterminator .
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                          #13
                          Swipe - as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

                          Certainly worth more than the number of words I used to try and describe the part in question.

                          Guth
                          '88 Hawk GT - Candy Flair Blue
                          '13 CB1100 - Candy Red

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by Guth
                            Swipe - as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

                            Certainly worth more than the number of words I used to try and describe the part in question.

                            Guth
                            I think you did a good job Guth The rubber also acts as a sort of chain roller on my bike which gets covered in an oily paste. Not sure it's meant to do this (I have no centre stand) but it keeps leaving blobs of oil on my parents' drive when I park up which they aren't too happy about when I visit
                            '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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                              #15
                              Stands & Chains

                              Interestingly enough - after discovering a crack/exhuast leak, I just replaced my stock Hawk muffler, with another stock unit. However, in the process I discovered that my old unit was missing a little plastic/rubber cushion that the center stand rests against when it is in the raised position. Without it, I noticed that my chain would make contact with the end of the center stand, when there was no weight on the bike. This wasn't really an issue when I was sitting on a bike, but I suppose that when I was riding, whenever the rear suspension had cause to fully extend itself there was probably some premature chain wear occurring.

                              Guth
                              '88 Hawk GT - Candy Flair Blue
                              '13 CB1100 - Candy Red

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