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Nov-Dec 2021 HOTM Winner = Congratulations DrPMC!

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  • Nov-Dec 2021 HOTM Winner = Congratulations DrPMC!

    It was a close race, and quite honestly two beautiful Hawk Projects that anyone would be proud to own!

    In the end, it looks like DrPMC's significant technical prowess in customization gave him just the edge he needed to come out ahead.

    Congrats to both ricksax and DrPMC for a thrilling contest and well executed projects in the spirit of customization that make Hawks great!

    Originally Posted by DrPMC
    Also for your consideration, is my 1988 Bros. I’ve owned it since 2004 but it hadn’t been on the road for about ten years up to 2019. That year I bought a small milling machine and that inspired me to drag the bike out of its resting place and sort it out. Since then I’ve replaced or modified almost all of it. That said, I’ve tried to respect the line or spirit of the original design.

    The main mods:
    Engine: XRV750 engine bored out to 760cc with high compression JE pistons, stage one type gas flow (by me) and experimental dry clutch.
    Exhaust: Standard pipes and a Fuel race can (with a bit to quieten it down)
    Carbs: Standard carbs with homemade adaptors to take aluminium bell mouths, Mikuni vacuum fuel pump
    Front Suspension: ZXR400 forks and yokes with bottom yoke fitted with NT650 steering stem.
    Front Brake: Tokico 6 piston calliper on standard front disc, with homemade adaptor, Brembo radial lever
    Front light/Fairing: Simpson Detour Predator, with quick release Dzus fasteners
    Instruments: cheapo tachometer/speedo on homemade mounting with rubber bushing, VDO temperature gauge, big red oil pressure disaster light
    Wheels: NT650 Mk2 three spoke wheels
    Rear Brake: 2 piston Brembo with homemade adaptor, torque arm etc.
    Seat: Fabian single seat with homemade foam upholstery, attached with four stainless Dzus fasteners.
    Electrical things: Home brewed keyless ignition, lithium type battery in seat hump.
    Rear suspension: YSS shock
    Mudguards: carbon ZXR400 front, modified Triumph hugger.
    Tank: standard, with modified quick-release mounts and dry-break fuel line.
    Other stuff: Homemade chain oiler system with electric pump and aluminium tank, pipe through swinging arm; blue silicon water hoses; underseat area cleared up, homemade aluminium licence plate bracket; homemade rear brake lever and gear lever; homemade titanium side stand; homemade aluminium and Teflon chain roller; Fabian type belly pan with homemade aluminium brackets and Dzus fasteners; homemade aluminium disc lock holder; homemade iPhone holder; fake Ohlins damper with homemade brackets, homemade engine oil filler; homemade aluminium chain guard and front sprocket guard; fasteners are almost all stainless steel or titanium.
    Paint: Mostly original Honda on tank, otherwise spray can gloss black

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  • #2
    Thank you to all and commiserations to ricksax, who has created very fine machine.

    Concerning my BROS, I have a few more things in the pipeline and few ideas that I’m mulling over and researching. In the first category, there are the 39mm CVK carbs that I’ve modified to try out and the installation of small oil cooler to complete. The other stuff is more speculative and longer term - a carbon fibre tank to make and perhaps an aluminium sub-frame. There is also some engine stuff that I’m toying with, but I’ll report on that when it’s further advanced.


    • #3
      Congratulations Doc! Beautiful!

      ricksax - You’re a champ! Tough fight! Despair NOT, your Hawk is a sweetie!

      Bi-Coastal U.S.A.: Los Angeles, CA and Long Island, NY


      • #4
        Yes, congratulations DrPMC. We can see that this forum properly rates technical advances over bling. As it should be.


        • #5
          SHARP. i want to flog that motor properly
          Chain Roller


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