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    where or how to find suspension upgrade parts, can you buy them new anymore? :-)

    hi folks,

    dumb question.
    I am considering picking up a pretty stock hawk and am wondering how hard it will be to find suspension upgrades for front and rear.

    i've done a bit of looking and didn't see ohlins / penske etc selling suspension kits for Hawks.
    are there other sources for brandy new parts, or am I really at the mercy of eBay, forum sales, etc?

    thanks!

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      #3
      There are probably suspension guys local or semi local to you. Just Google em in your location. I use GMD Computrac and Traxxion Dynamics out of Atlanta.

      You can put your location in your profile so we know where you are. Doesn't have to be exact. But a close enough would help us help you. Your bike info is handy as well.
      1988 Honda Hawk
      2009 Yamaha TMAX
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        #4
        I have a Fox Twin Clicker for sale. Check out the For Sale section…
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          #5
          There are still plenty of new options for suspension for the hawk. if there is one thing we can get in abundance its suspension upgrades (assuming you have the budget)
          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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            #6
            Originally Posted by The Cheese View Post

            You can put your location in your profile so we know where you are. Your bike info is handy as well.
            Hmmm. If you click on my avatar you will see my location and my bikes.
            Is there a better or different way to display this info? I haven't figured out how to set up a signature on my posts. That would be handy.

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              #7
              Originally Posted by 6 View Post
              There are still plenty of new options for suspension for the hawk. if there is one thing we can get in abundance its suspension upgrades (assuming you have the budget)
              Someone needs to revoke my google privileges. I did attempt a bunch of searching for Hawk suspension and ... well... I failed hard!
              Thanks for the replies here. I am now reassured that I've got options to work with.

              For the record, I don't actually have a Hawk yet. I have a line on a couple. And I'm trying to figure out if I want
              a neglected Hawk on which I can earn some satisfaction from fixing up, or if I'd rather buy one in nicer condition and get some more instant gratification.

              Leaning towards the neglected option.

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                #8
                Google sucks. It has for a while. And the Hawk is not lucrative enough to exist in its world.

                When you're looking for something obscure then you need a special community.

                Welcome to that community.

                Neglected is going to be a problem as fas as a dented/rusted gas tank and a busted rear cowl.

                You might find one with suspension upgrades already. There have been Hawks for sale listed here with them.

                If you were looking for a support group you're barking up the wrong tree. This place is fulla enablers dude. - Shooter77us

                The bitterness of low quality lingers long after the thrill of a low price has gone. - RacerX450

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                  #9
                  Ya, but good tank, and good cowl or good tank and budget for a Fabian cowl and I'd take the neglect route every time. I prefer to have bikes I feel I've brought to life.
                  Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                    #10
                    In antique car circles, the saying is, 'Always buy the best vehicle you can afford'.
                    In the long run it will save you money and you won't be so upside down on the vehicle should you decide to sell it down the road.
                    But, some people, like 6, look for projects to fix up and never worry about the overall cost.

                    Good luck with your quest to find a Hawk

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by bones View Post
                      But, some people, like 6, look for projects to fix up and never worry about the overall cost.
                      Also sometimes it's easier to come up with a little money a lot of times than a lot of money once.
                      Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by 6 View Post

                        Also sometimes it's easier to come up with a little money a lot of times than a lot of money once.
                        I completely understand that, especially being as I have been into messing with antique cars for so long.
                        Sometimes it's easier to get into a project that doesn't tie up a lot of money at the time and just work on it little by little as time and money permits.
                        The hard part for most is having the ability to not permanently mothball the project so you end up selling it half done off later on.
                        Of course, storing a project Hawk is sure easier than storing a project car.

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                          #13
                          Fast Bike Ind does an Andreani cartridge kit for the forks. Lots of options out there for any budget.

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by bones View Post

                            I completely understand that, especially being as I have been into messing with antique cars for so long.
                            Sometimes it's easier to get into a project that doesn't tie up a lot of money at the time and just work on it little by little as time and money permits.
                            The hard part for most is having the ability to not permanently mothball the project so you end up selling it half done off later on.
                            Of course, storing a project Hawk is sure easier than storing a project car.
                            You are dead on there.

                            I'm actively looking for a race car. When I find it I have no idea where I'll keep it Nas work on it. Probably one of those tent garage things. Dunno.

                            But I want a race car.
                            Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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