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    Valve Adjustment

    Can anyone give me some tips/advice on how to do my first valve adjustment on my Hawk? I know i have seen the service manual posted online somewhere, but I forget where it was? Where is the best resource to purchase new gaskets?

    I have done valve adjustments on 2 other bikes, both of which were shim and bucket vs. locknut & adjuster.

    Also, how often do i need to check the valve clearances?

    Thanks for your assistance.
    '89 NT650 Hawk GT
    '91 CR125
    '99 KX250
    '97 S-10 (AKA Bike Hauler)

    #2
    The online manual (that I know of) can be found at http://www.hawkworks.net/manual
    I know I dreamed you,
    A sin and a lie.
    I have my freedom,
    But I don't have much time.
    Faith has been broken,
    Tears must be cried.
    Let's do some living,
    After we die.

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      #3
      I can't remember the service interval for valve clearances, but the gaskets are reusable rubber - unless they're really worn or torn, they'll be good for awhile. http://store.azmusa.com/hawker.html (this place has good prices.)

      IIRC, the rear cylinder cover was a bitch to get off without taking other crap off on top of it. I also believe that I had to loosen the radiator and let it hang for the front cylinder.
      It's scary how slow I am!

      '88 HawkGT - crashed as all hell - Hiperform subframe, VFR rear wheel, F3 front end, Penske shock.

      '05 Ducati S2R - Monstrack mirrors, CRG levers, Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder, ProItalia tail chop, Arrow damper, Nichols flywheel, Suburban Machinery bars

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        #4
        Great , thanks for the help.

        And wow, http://store.azmusa.com/hawker.html, that place does have good prices. Have you used them before? DO they stock all of the OEM Items? How quickly did you recieve the parts?

        I will be ordering a bunch of items soon, like new cables, water hoses, brake pads & lines etc...

        Thanks again
        '89 NT650 Hawk GT
        '91 CR125
        '99 KX250
        '97 S-10 (AKA Bike Hauler)

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          #5
          I think I got what I ordered from them within two weeks... If they have the stuff in stock, it'll be quicker.
          It's scary how slow I am!

          '88 HawkGT - crashed as all hell - Hiperform subframe, VFR rear wheel, F3 front end, Penske shock.

          '05 Ducati S2R - Monstrack mirrors, CRG levers, Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder, ProItalia tail chop, Arrow damper, Nichols flywheel, Suburban Machinery bars

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            #6
            Oh yeah, I shop there all the time. They've got just about every item I've needed so far. I just go to the OEM page and ctrl+f the item I need, and it usually pops right up. Their shipping is reliable so far, but not teleporteriffic like some places. It'll get there about when it's supposed to =).

            Btw, they give a Hawk List discount, but Im not sure about a Hawk Forum one. But since most of us here are listers anyway...
            I know I dreamed you,
            A sin and a lie.
            I have my freedom,
            But I don't have much time.
            Faith has been broken,
            Tears must be cried.
            Let's do some living,
            After we die.

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              #7
              oh the thing with hoses and fuel lines and crap like that... pep boys or auto zone or napa or [insert generic super auto mart here] will have that crap for super cheap. Just cut it to length and be done with it. (They also may carry colored fuel lines and faux-braided water hoses and dressier things as well.)
              It's scary how slow I am!

              '88 HawkGT - crashed as all hell - Hiperform subframe, VFR rear wheel, F3 front end, Penske shock.

              '05 Ducati S2R - Monstrack mirrors, CRG levers, Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder, ProItalia tail chop, Arrow damper, Nichols flywheel, Suburban Machinery bars

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                #8
                Originally Posted by kennie
                oh the thing with hoses and fuel lines and crap like that...
                Hmm. I should fix that leaky fuel line while I'm fussing with the carbs this weekend. Maybe get some quick disconnects too.

                Are fuel lines all the same or do I need a special guage?
                Jeremy
                '88 grey

                Honda Hawk GT NT650...photo blog
                "...you gonna bark all day little doggie. . .or are you gonna bite?"

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by SSSA
                  Hmm. I should fix that leaky fuel line while I'm fussing with the carbs this weekend. Maybe get some quick disconnects too.

                  Are fuel lines all the same or do I need a special guage?
                  Nope, fuel lines come in different sizes... Just bring your old fuel line and compare them to the new ones.
                  It's scary how slow I am!

                  '88 HawkGT - crashed as all hell - Hiperform subframe, VFR rear wheel, F3 front end, Penske shock.

                  '05 Ducati S2R - Monstrack mirrors, CRG levers, Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder, ProItalia tail chop, Arrow damper, Nichols flywheel, Suburban Machinery bars

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