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    July/August HOTM Nominations = Rescue Hawks!

    This month'(s) Hawk of the Month will be Rescue Hawks!

    Do you have a hawk that you bought for pennies, stripped down and fully rebuilt? Maybe you found it in a junkyard? Maybe the seller as a little less than forthcoming (please refrain from trashing sellers)? Maybe it looks like it was (or was) on fire at some point?

    But you gave that bike a home, the love it deserves, and now its a cherished member of the family?!

    If so, post it up!

    Rules:
    • Please post a before and after picture
    • Describe the effort it took to revive your bike
    • You must still own the bike in question
    • Bikes can be in progress (does not need to run and drive yet)
    • Extra points if you paid a low price for it.
    • Extra extra points if you spent way more than you meant to fixing it!

    Nominations close July 31st.

    #2
    Are we including ground up builds? It was mentioned once.
    Eric Y.
    NT663, VFR800 & Vespa LX80
    Yuzon Designworks

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      #3
      For sure allowed.

      That said, a key point is the “rescue”, so a compelling narrative of a bike saved from neglect, versus simply building a bike from parts, should be advantaged.

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        #4
        Gotcha. I'll have to wait this one out. I rescued something but it wasn't a whole bike!
        Eric Y.
        NT663, VFR800 & Vespa LX80
        Yuzon Designworks

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              #7
              ^^ This is a perfect candidate. Does it have a story? Progress pictures?

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                #8
                Originally Posted by riot View Post
                ^^ This is a perfect candidate. Does it have a story? Progress pictures?
                Story is I got it cheap on ebay.on a whim. Wanted something to compliment my NC30, but be more comfortable. Knew it was a basket case but fancied a project as I'm fairly experienced with a set of spanners these days. Started tearing it down and the more I strip it the more I like it. The more I like it the more I'm cleaning up every single component and really going through it in detail. It didn't come with a seat so I'm going to Fab something up.
                I'd like to match it to my helmet so that is driving the overall aesthetic but it'll develop as I go along I'm sure.
                I've taken stacks of pictures. Some are in my 'new members' thread.
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                  #9
                  Oh dear, the last point made me chuckle. This doesn’t really qualify as I’ve barely turned a spanner on it so far. Some day soonish, I’m going to start sticking this…

                  in this….

                  both have seen MUCH better days.
                  Last edited by Jung; 07-07-2021, 08:49 PM.

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                    #10
                    The bike is an old racer that lived uncovered outside a bit too long and came to me via Craigs. The engine has a longer history.... It came out of a drag bike (hence the NO2 plumbing) and it a mix of YPVS and TZ bits. It used to be in a RG250 chassis that I put together with my sister and never got around to finishing...almost 25 years ago!

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                      #11
                      I guess mine must qualify but it seems disingenuous to nominate my own bike?

                      I actually bought it from the classified on this forum site. Squirrelman saw it and told me about it. It was in pretty bad shape but I bought it anyway.

                      I am going to finish it but may have made a better parts bike, so I guess a true "rescue"

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by Realred96 View Post
                        I guess mine must qualify but it seems disingenuous to nominate my own bike?

                        I actually bought it from the classified on this forum site. Squirrelman saw it and told me about it. It was in pretty bad shape but I bought it anyway.

                        I am going to finish it but may have made a better parts bike, so I guess a true "rescue"

                        Awesome, post some key pictures and the story!

                        Typically, users nominate themselves, not weird at all. I should maybe change the title to ‘Entries’.

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                          #13
                          Have we ran the daisy hawk lately?

                          That was a frame hanging in
                          69Falcon
                          RALLYMASTER
                          69Falcon s garage that we started assembly of on a whim at a hawk rally.
                          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                            #14
                            After I saw the ad in the classifieds at HawkGT, I texted back and forth with the guy (who only joined the site to sell the Hawk} and made plans to go see the bike. It was about 150 miles away and I had low expectations. They got even lower when I actually saw the bike. I pretty much needed everything. I was already restoring a completely cratered VF500F so I DID NOT need another project like this. I ended up walking away. The guy texted me later that evening and asked if I would make an offer. I had no Idea what to offer so I said $750.00. He took it immediately so I left money on the table it seems. Well.....it did have brand new expensive tires and he said it did run so I drove back a few days later and picked it up. The PO was pretty honest about everything and that helped a lot. It had a bad title but that is not a problem here in Texas.

                            It was completely sun burned and puked fork oil all over the bed of my truck but it made it home!

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                              #15
                              I'm surprised at so few entries so far, I thought this would be a more popular contest!

                              5 days left to enter.

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