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    Some more advice please?

    Okay... so the last bike i posted some questiosn abotut he guy never contacted me back to check out, so I found a nother one. The guys is goig to send me a pic tomarrow, but here's what his ad said

    1989 Honda Hawk GT This hawk has all of the modifications done. Pipe, jet kit, CBR front end, rear shock, RC30 upper faring, and will include all of the stock take off parts as well as an extra set of tires

    The exhaust is two brothers right exit, Rear Shock is a 900 with the 900 spring, it's got around 20k miles on it (it was a race bike), and the extra tires have about 10 laps on them.

    It has a slavage title (the way he bought it) but has only been laid down once during a race by the current owner... I'm kind of new to motorcycles but I don't think that a salvage title really influences the registering of the vehicle does it?

    The thing that I'm worried about is the CBR front end, and the RC30 fairings. I really liekt he look of the stock set up and i think that fairings look godawful on Hawks. But are there any really good feature of the CBR front end? and can it run the stock headlight and still look reasonably stock (better yet does anyone have any pictures?)

    Also it coems with the stock front end, woudl i be better off putting that back on (I'd need to find a headlight), and lastly, do you think I'd be able to sell the Fairings? because I won't be wanting them.

    I willb e getting a picture tomarrow, and will go look at it on Tuesday. I'd really liek your guys insight so I don't get taken for a ride and make a smart decision. It's $2000, and I really don't want to Spend a whole lot more on it, but if I can get some of that money back on the fairings that would be great!

    thank you very much,

    Luke

    #2
    Oh, I am lookign to get a daily commuter, so the fact that it was a race bike concerns me.

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      #3
      concerning the cbr front end. If he is talking about the common mod, it is probably just the cbr forks and wheel set up, which is a great mod. It looks the same as a hawk front end but the cbr front end has two brake rotors instead of one. The wheel is different too, but as far as keeping the stock headlight, there should be no problem with the cbr front end. so you can keep the cbr front end (which is alot better performance wise) and just peel off the rc30 fairings and you'd be in good shape.
      -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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        #4
        You can see a pic of mine with the CBR front end and stock headlight here:

        http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bradrenea/my_photos

        It is in the first album. The advantage of the CBR frontend is the dual brakes, and the forks themselves are supposed to be better from what I gather. That's just what I have read, my bike came with the forks already on it so I don't really have anything to compare it to.
        My bike used to be a racebike as well. At first I was a little concerned, but I have not had any problems with it. I have only had it for two months and only put about 1500 miles on it though. But I don't think I would be scared to buy another one that had been a race bike.

        My bike also has a salvage title, and it did not effect registering it at all. I think it is only an issue when it is first put back together, it has to be inspected by the highway patrol before the new title will be issued. After that, the rest of the owners will register it just like any thing else. That's how it goes in Missouri anyway.

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          #5
          Re: Some more advice please?

          Racebikes often have a hard life...If the bike isn't too trashed from the time he laid it down, that price isn't bad. See if he replaced the parts he could, like pegs, shifter, levers, etc. that might have been damaged in the crash. I think a lot of times you can tell from little details, like all wiring/cabling clean and neat, engine clean, oil clean, etc. whether the owner loved the bike or just punished it. Check the chain/sprockets, and the cush drive (with the rear wheel up and the bike in gear, see if the rear wheel has any back/forward play. There shouldn't be much if any).

          I'd be interested in buying the fairing (I've been looking for this for some time), so if you do get any pictures I'd love to see them.

          Gordon

          Also it coems with the stock front end, woudl i be better off putting that back on (I'd need to find a headlight), and lastly, do you think I'd be able to sell the Fairings? because I won't be wanting them.

          I willb e getting a picture tomarrow, and will go look at it on Tuesday. I'd really liek your guys insight so I don't get taken for a ride and make a smart decision. It's $2000, and I really don't want to Spend a whole lot more on it, but if I can get some of that money back on the fairings that would be great!

          thank you very much,

          Luke[/quote]

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            #6
            Abquid:

            Question about the "cush drive". Is it replaceable? Mine has some play.

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              #7
              cush drive

              Easy fix with the right tools:

              http://www.canyonchasers.net/shop/hawkGT/cush.php

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