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    Answers to common Hawk questions

    I'm hoping to cut down on the number of emails asking common questions, so here are some common answers.

    - No, you can't do that.
    - Leave the fittings open.
    - Yes, but be careful.
    - No you don't need 185 main jets. Sigh.
    - I have never in the history of Hawks seen that happen. It's something else.
    - You lost me at cafe conversion.
    - Talk to Honda. I didn't make the engine, they did.
    - Penske 8975DL and Gold Valves/springs.
    - Buy a nice used FZ-07.
    - You don't need that much brake on a Hawk. I raced with less than that.
    - Compression, fuel and spark. Gotta have them all.
    - Bad harness ground. Check the rear brake reservoir. Yes. The rear brake reservoir. Just trust me.
    - Discontinued.




    J.D. Hord
    Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order


    #2
    Originally Posted by Hordpower View Post
    I'm hoping to cut down on the number of emails asking common questions, so here are some common answers.

    - No, you can't do that.
    - Leave the fittings open.
    - Yes, but be careful.
    - No you don't need 185 main jets. Sigh.
    - I have never in the history of Hawks seen that happen. It's something else.
    - You lost me at cafe conversion.
    - Talk to Honda. I didn't make the engine, they did.
    - Penske 8975DL and Gold Valves/springs.
    - Buy a nice used FZ-07.
    - You don't need that much brake on a Hawk. I raced with less than that.
    - Compression, fuel and spark. Gotta have them all.
    - Bad harness ground. Check the rear brake reservoir. Yes. The rear brake reservoir. Just trust me.
    - Discontinued.



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

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      #3
      That is both funny and sad
      Brian - Richland, WA
      1991 Hawk GT
      1997 VFR

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        #4
        I'm just doing it out of love.

        Originally Posted by bk94si View Post
        That is both funny and sad
        J.D. Hord
        Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order

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          #5
          may i add one ?

          "just jump the fuel pump relay."

          "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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            #6
            Originally Posted by Hordpower View Post
            I'm hoping to cut down on the number of emails asking common questions, so here are some common answers.

            - No, you can't do that.
            - Leave the fittings open.
            - Yes, but be careful.
            - No you don't need 185 main jets. Sigh.
            - I have never in the history of Hawks seen that happen. It's something else.
            - You lost me at cafe conversion.
            - Talk to Honda. I didn't make the engine, they did.
            - Penske 8975DL and Gold Valves/springs.
            - Buy a nice used FZ-07.
            - You don't need that much brake on a Hawk. I raced with less than that.
            - Compression, fuel and spark. Gotta have them all.
            - Bad harness ground. Check the rear brake reservoir. Yes. The rear brake reservoir. Just trust me.
            - Discontinued.



            Truer words have never been spoken.

            WW/R
            Life is a journey, not a destination.

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              #7
              As it is written, so shall it be.
              Flock of Hawks | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled!)
              I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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                #8
                I'm curious as to number 3.

                I've done many things to hawks, and with the exception of paint work, I've done none of them carefully. I'm curious as to what sins I've committed.

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

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                  #9
                  You have to provide your own context to the answers, that way I am amused.

                  Originally Posted by 6 View Post
                  I'm curious as to number 3.

                  I've done many things to hawks, and with the exception of paint work, I've done none of them carefully. I'm curious as to what sins I've committed.

                  J.D. Hord
                  Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order

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                    #10
                    How about it idles very rough, it just died and would not start, battery is good but it won't run!

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by Hordpower View Post
                      I'm just doing it out of love.


                      As we all are JD.
                      88 Blue Hawk GT - Under construction but rideable (guest approved)
                      89 BlackHawk 2.0 - On the lift and being assembled
                      90 Hawk GT (color as to yet be determined) - Still on the shelf in crates

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by Hordpower View Post
                        You have to provide your own context to the answers, that way I am amused.


                        Like those damned songwriters who won't tell you want the song is about because "what matters is what it means to the listener."
                        Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                          #13
                          Definitely should buy a good used FZ-07.

                          Originally Posted by Superdukerider View Post
                          How about it idles very rough, it just died and would not start, battery is good but it won't run!
                          J.D. Hord
                          Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by Superdukerider View Post
                            How about it idles very rough, it just died and would not start, battery is good but it won't run!
                            just jump the fuel pump relay
                            "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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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by hordpower View Post
                              definitely should buy a good used fz-07.


                              nailed it!
                              Life is a journey, not a destination.

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