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    Where to order parts First timer Hawk owner

    I picked up a 1988 hawk with 15 K. I cleaned the gas tank and clean the carbs, put on a new rear tire. It has not been on the road since 2010 and was low on antifreeze. I topped up the system probably didn’t burp it properly and after 30 miles of riding it was gurgling from the overfill tank. I topped it up again and took very little so I burped a couple times and I think I got all the air out. The thermostat fan are coming on just a bit over half way. I couldn’t get the idle to come down from 1400 rpm so I fiddled with the clamps and rubbers a bit and going to fit better. My idle is now 1100rmp I had to take the spacer on the lower clamp to get the lower clamp to go tight. I went for a 10 mile ride and it seems to be better but I’m gonna go for a longer ride today.
    I would like to order intake rubbers and maybe a full gasket set as I plan to adjust the valves this winter it might have to deal with a head gasket if I can’t get the cooling issue straightened out. Where is the best place to buy intake rubbers and Gaskets at? What else should I consider ordering? Can you still source parts from Honda? I plan to change the brake fluid.
    thanks

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    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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      #3
      WELCOME

      do you mean valve cover gasket, not head gasket ? chances are good .that you can reuse the v.c. gaskets you have if they're not leaking now.

      try a compression test to check the health of the engine.
      Last edited by squirrelman; 3 Weeks Ago.
      "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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        #4
        I only rode it 40 miles and it seemed like the cooling system might be getting pressure from the combustion chamber. The overflow tank was burping for quite a while after I got home. When I removed the tank I was only down less than 1/2 a litre and I burped the system 2 times. I have a 60 miles on it and everything seems okay now. The idle is where it should be.
        I want to order some preventive maintenance parts to have on hand.
        i need to check the compression

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          #5
          I used Revzilla for Cush drive rubbers, I noticed our's is in need of fork seals as there is oil on the front of one of the forks so going to check there again for those. Hordpower is good for some stuff but he was all out of the cush rubbers.

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            #6
            JD Hordpower is a good spot for lots of stuff. That said, if you are putting bigger orders together he is great, he has stated before that he really would prefer to not handle $5 orders as the time isn't quite worth it.


            Plus's you said liters.... So if imagine you are outside of the us and shipping from here may be expensive.
            Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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              #7
              Originally Posted by 6 View Post
              JD Hordpower is a good spot for lots of stuff. That said, if you are putting bigger orders together he is great, he has stated before that he really would prefer to not handle $5 orders as the time isn't quite worth it.


              Plus's you said liters.... So if imagine you are outside of the us and shipping from here may be expensive.
              Also I told Hordpower to never use UPS or Fedex into Canada, they bid low then SCREW the Canadian with extra fees. USPS is the only carrier he should ever send stuff to Canada as they don't. My jet kit/filter setup ended up costing me $180 more when it hit the border as UPS are crooks. Not Hordpowers fault but I sent him a note about it. Moot point for me now as the damn borders opened 2 weeks later and I can now go over to Maine and pickup my US stuff again.

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                #8
                dont forget ebay and partzilla. great places to at the very least compare part numbers and prices. partzilla is great for part numbers and oem bits with diagrams

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                  #9
                  ^^ just about everything on ebay would be from china ......not on MY bike, comrad !
                  "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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                    #10
                    Yea if your talking gaskets, crappy rearsets and what nots. But if you need used parts to replace cracked and worn originals it's very useful

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                      #11
                      Ronayers.com is a good resource and like Partzilla, they have useful parts diagrams and usually faster delivery times.
                      ASMA #139

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                        #12
                        now that I know you are in Maritimes. Fortnine has some basic parts. I'm grabbing my fork seals from them shortly. OEM you can likely still get ordered at a good dealer.

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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by Talon View Post
                          Ronayers.com is a good resource and like Partzilla, they have useful parts diagrams and usually faster delivery times.
                          Yea partzilla has been shit as far as delivery (2 weeks for a stupid tank rubber). but if you need it you need it

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by Peteroo View Post

                            Yea partzilla has been shit as far as delivery (2 weeks for a stupid tank rubber). but if you need it you need it
                            I ordered my cush drive rubbers, said in stock, that was Friday and they still haven't shipped, I don't like that. Makes we nervous.

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                              #15
                              I ordered a Yamaha crankshaft from Partzilla/Boats.net. They said it was in stock. I had a buddy at a Yamaha dealer check, there was two in the system, in a US warehouse (I'm in Canada).
                              I got an email saying "just three more weeks" every three weeks for a year and a half. 17 months before I saw the crankshaft.

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