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    First 2022 Hawk Ride

    We had 20" of snow between 12/26-12/28 and it took a while for it to melt. Roads have been wet and dirty, but have cleared up quite a bit in the last week. This is my newer Hawk. Both are '89's, but I bought this one 6 years ago vs. 27 years ago for my "old" Hawk. This one is 700cc's with a Kosman 3.5" front wheel. Ran well even after sleeping for 5-6 months or more.
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    Current stable- 76 RD400; 76 XS650; 86 SRX600; 89 Hawk GT (2); 14 FZ-09; 14 Bonneville

    #2
    Originally Posted by stuarth View Post
    We had 20" of snow between 12/26-12/28 and it took a while for it to melt. Roads have been wet and dirty, but have cleared up quite a bit in the last week. This is my newer Hawk. Both are '89's, but I bought this one 6 years ago vs. 27 years ago for my "old" Hawk. This one is 700cc's with a Kosman 3.5" front wheel. Ran well even after sleeping for 5-6 months or more.
    You are more of a man than I.

    When the jackets come out if the closet the bikes go away. Only exception being the last couple race weekends of the year. I'll race at the fall brawl, but I'm not happy about it....

    I'm moving someplace warm!
    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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      #3
      I'm a fair-weather rider! Hate riding in the rain, and typically won't ride if it's below 35 degrees or so. It's been in the high 50's to low 60's lately- nice riding weather, especially for this time of the year. It will be 65 or so on Friday. We typically get 4-5 times per year when it snows, and typically it's less than 6" and is gone within a few days. This last time was the heaviest snow in over 30 years based on what long-time residents say. To top it off, many trees fell so we were without power for 4 days with temps in the 30's. Generator got a workout...
      Current stable- 76 RD400; 76 XS650; 86 SRX600; 89 Hawk GT (2); 14 FZ-09; 14 Bonneville

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        #4
        Found a couple of new photo spots along my route. This is my "old" Hawk. Also an '89, but I've had this one since '95. Bought it with 6,600 miles on it and it's now at 46k. Never had the carbs apart and only replaced the original chain a couple of years ago at 44k miles. Runs great!
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        Current stable- 76 RD400; 76 XS650; 86 SRX600; 89 Hawk GT (2); 14 FZ-09; 14 Bonneville

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          #5
          Originally Posted by stuarth View Post
          Found a couple of new photo spots along my route. This is my "old" Hawk. Also an '89, but I've had this one since '95. Bought it with 6,600 miles on it and it's now at 46k. Never had the carbs apart and only replaced the original chain a couple of years ago at 44k miles. Runs great!
          PXL_20220218_185409252.MP.jpg PXL_20220218_190430539.jpg
          Beautiful looking ride man.

          40k miles on a hawk is nothing to sneeze at. I've had them with milage that high, but I wasn't the one to out them on.

          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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            #6
            Originally Posted by stuarth View Post
            We had 20" of snow between 12/26-12/28 and it took a while for it to melt. Roads have been wet and dirty, but have cleared up quite a bit in the last week. This is my newer Hawk. Both are '89's, but I bought this one 6 years ago vs. 27 years ago for my "old" Hawk. This one is 700cc's with a Kosman 3.5" front wheel. Ran well even after sleeping for 5-6 months or more.
            What is it that's clipped to the subframe in front of the pillion peg

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              #7
              Originally Posted by Fastmongrel View Post

              What is it that's clipped to the subframe in front of the pillion peg
              Shock reservoir.
              ASMA #139

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                #8
                it's nice to see a bike now without a fuckkkin cell phone mounted up
                "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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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by Talon View Post

                  Shock reservoir.
                  Yup. Shock reservoir for the old Progressive 415 shock on my "old" Hawk, and on the subframe for my "new' Hawk's Fox Twin Clicker (top picture).
                  Current stable- 76 RD400; 76 XS650; 86 SRX600; 89 Hawk GT (2); 14 FZ-09; 14 Bonneville

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by squirrelman View Post
                    it's nice to see a bike now without a fuckkkin cell phone mounted up
                    I agree. If i want to text while riding ill hold the damned thing.
                    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by 6 View Post

                      I agree. If i want to text while riding ill hold the damned thing.
                      It's what car drivers do. Nearly got T boned by a SUV yesterday he pulled out no indicators I bipped the horn and the fecker gave me the finger while still holding his mobile phone.
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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by Fastmongrel View Post

                        It's what car drivers do. Nearly got T boned by a SUV yesterday he pulled out no indicators I bipped the horn and the fecker gave me the finger while still holding his mobile phone.
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                        I used to be wicked bad about texting and driving. The problem is that I'm REALLY bad at it, but used to think i was good at it. Really thought i drove fine wile texting. Only thought that because while i was texting i wasn't paying attention to how bad I was driving. Turns out, really bad! Took a few people to be in the car with me to point it out, then some time being in the car with other people who where texting to realize that EVERYONE is bad at it. Its not that stupid people, or bad drivers cant text while driving. Its everyone.

                        Now i speak to text or just call, my radio handles the whole deal for me. I'm sure its also recording my conversations and selling the data, but it is convenient.

                        Im still guilty of firing off a text on the bike now and again, or changing songs/podcasts. the speedo shot at 170 was one of my favorite games to play on my big bikes..

                        Work in progress yo, no one is perfect.
                        Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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