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    Poor Poor Hawk.....

    Well...looks to be a nice fab job...but why oh why did he have to use the whole damn bike?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda...QQcmdZViewItem
    Lord Squidward of FloriDUH

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    This is Robb Zimdars, in WI. He's an institution on the HawkList, and he designed the aluminum chainguards that everybody wants... I'm not into the trike thing, but he's still my hero. Him and Jo Coring in Seattle... they make their own sh!t. He always has a new project bike or three in his garage. Last time it was some cafe racer. Here's some links to video:
    http://hawkfan4life.com/trike/trike01.mpg
    http://hawkfan4life.com/trike/trike02.mpg

    This is what I mean with the HawkList (the www.hawkgt.com email list) - it's the hardcore old-timers. It pays even just to lurk. I've learned so much from them.
    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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      #3
      I am with Doug here.

      I have been on the Hawklist for about 3-4 years and it is certainly worth it.
      It fills up your inbox rather quickly so I suggest getting an account just for the Hawklist.

      Robb Z is on there, J.D. Hord is on there, Steve Lenac and his Hawktopia, Jo Corning, Dick Wolcott and his resourceful mind, a bunch of literal rocket scientists from NASA are also on there...who am I missing Doug?

      It is an "old timers" list and I highly reccomend it. Show respect to the Hawk gods and get on that list!!

      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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        #4
        Milktree. Milktree is Will Turano, who engineered a wiring harness for the Hawk headlight that makes it a million times brighter. He sells it as a kit with a Honda 599 headlight now. When I buy the twin headlights I want, I'm gonna have him make one up to suit those lights.
        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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          #5
          dont get me wrong, the idea is cool and all.....but, I would have opted for a more robust powerplant...the chassis is solid i am sure...but too heavy for this motor...chro-moly would have been ideal......I have no doubts in the ability of this gentleman to build a quality machine, but....I just would have used something with less....cult value , like a GSXR 600 motor, or a VTR motor....thats all...the hawks are few and hard to come by....unique and rare....unlike the cookie cutter I4s.....
          Lord Squidward of FloriDUH

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            #6
            Originally Posted by Doc
            I am with Doug here.

            I have been on the Hawklist for about 3-4 years and it is certainly worth it.
            It fills up your inbox rather quickly so I suggest getting an account just for the Hawklist.
            I suggest bookmarking this page:

            http://list.aspitel.com/archives/hawkgt-l.html

            If you click on the most recent week, you can view all the posts. One of the buttons at the top also list the threads by title. It updates quickly, so no inbox problems. You might have to log in, I'm not sure.
            A Honda amongst a sea of Harleys

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              #7
              NICE!

              Thanks, Ross!
              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 tjstoner
                dont get me wrong, the idea is cool and all.....but, I would have opted for a more robust powerplant...the chassis is solid i am sure...but too heavy for this motor...chro-moly would have been ideal......I have no doubts in the ability of this gentleman to build a quality machine, but....I just would have used something with less....cult value , like a GSXR 600 motor, or a VTR motor....thats all...the hawks are few and hard to come by....unique and rare....unlike the cookie cutter I4s.....
                I would have put a 'Busa lump in there if it had been me, yeah - something with grunt. Objectively, no, it makes no sense. But I think he used a Hawk purely for the novelty factor, saying he did it for "sentimental reasons" when he started the project. Robb's a huge Hawk fan. I'm just relieved that the Hawk part detaches from the rest of the trike!!!
                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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                  #9
                  Ahh....then it is all good...as long as it can be taken off...thats cool

                  Very cool set up though



                  Originally Posted by douglas.thompson
                  Originally Posted by tjstoner
                  dont get me wrong, the idea is cool and all.....but, I would have opted for a more robust powerplant...the chassis is solid i am sure...but too heavy for this motor...chro-moly would have been ideal......I have no doubts in the ability of this gentleman to build a quality machine, but....I just would have used something with less....cult value , like a GSXR 600 motor, or a VTR motor....thats all...the hawks are few and hard to come by....unique and rare....unlike the cookie cutter I4s.....
                  I would have put a 'Busa lump in there if it had been me, yeah - something with grunt. Objectively, no, it makes no sense. But I think he used a Hawk purely for the novelty factor, saying he did it for "sentimental reasons" when he started the project. Robb's a huge Hawk fan. I'm just relieved that the Hawk part detaches from the rest of the trike!!!
                  Lord Squidward of FloriDUH

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