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    March/April HOTM - Hawk of the Month

    This months HOTM will be a vanilla Hawk of the Month = Got a hawk? Post it up! We love hawks of all stripes here!

    Rules:
    • It must be a Honda Hawk - don't you try to sneak in any of those Nighthawks!
    • You must currently own the bike.
    • The bike must run, or if it doesn't, please state that in your description.
    Remember, good photography and good stories are important to the voters!

    You do not need to be nominated, you can just post!

    Entries close March 31st or thereabout.


    #2
    Because i can't not...

    Here again, is the daisy bike..

    69Falcon and i started building this bike for his daughter. Eventually he decided that if she where going to get her license we would build her somthing different and this one would go to daisy.

    If it where available new, it got it new, if not it got the best we could find, rebuilt to the best of our availability.

    it was originally white with a pink pearl and the same accent color in stripes and knee indents.

    Now,
    It's painted sonic blue pearl, a color off the 2021 civic SI that was pretty hard to find. My paint shop had to call into the paint dealer to get the mix because it wasn't in the computer yet.., but it looks dope, and it's accented with same Mopar Furious Fuchsia the last paint was..

    It's a clean, mostly stock but very well built bike with the standard upgrades. Braided lines, ebc pads, through the swinger rear line, super trap brushed stainless exhaust, and all the other normal hawk mods and tricks. Some ww stuff on there like the vacuum pump mount. A battery box chuck and I designed and built.. I forget what else. All in all this was a multi year, multi stage build that's been through some versions and revisions.

    It's just a nice clean stocker with some subtle upgrades and cool paint.

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    You can see the difference in the paint sunlight to shade. Shade it's almost a primer look but in the sun there is a blue gold pearl that brings the color to life.


    She started learning to ride it before she got sick, then when she got sick we threw the shock from the racebike in it so I could drive and she could at least ride on it.

    BUT
    This year it's looking like she is doing well enough to return to learning to ride again!!!!!!!!

    Fingers crossed she may even ride it to the rally this summer (she doesn't quite know this is the plan yet)

    Edit: yes... I'm going to continue to enter our bikes until we get it one month. Hehe
    Last edited by 6; 03-23-2022, 08:00 AM.
    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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      #3
      bump.

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        #4
        @6 I like the painted radiator covers, color makes them 'pop'. I've not seen that done before.

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          #5
          Originally Posted by harpo View Post
          @6 I like the painted radiator covers, color makes them 'pop'. I've not seen that done before.
          Thanks man!

          ​​​​​​The accent color was 69Falcon, the idea to do the side covers was Kristen... So I take almost no responsibility for how they look. All I did was spray haha
          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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            #6
            bump!

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              #7
              SOMEONE! ANYONE! RUN YOUR HAWK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              Whos the dude with he fresh painted orange and blue rack bike atttttt?

              what ParcNHawk s bike lookin like these days?

              ​​​​​​​3goldens has a dope bike...

              Someone.... Anyone?
              Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                #8
                I mean... I could enter another one... If no one enters ill enter wes's bike too hahah
                Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                  #9
                  I thought I'd have mine done by now. But no. Life is really pushing me in other directions right now. Maybe by April.
                  1988 Honda Hawk
                  2009 Yamaha TMAX
                  North Georgia

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                    #10

                    This is my 89 Hawk entry and its story. First picture on the way to my house. Second picture is when I got the ugly stuff off.

                    IMG_5189.jpg at two weeks s.jpg

                    In May of 2016 I drove 5 hours round trip to get this ugly 89 with 13,957 miles. Paid 2700 for it.

                    Withing the first 100 miles I went through about everything and junked the gun cases and fairing. In
                    In 2017 it got frame sliders and dual bulb rear turn signals, rebuilt the eccentric, new cush rubbers, Fuel slip on muffler and Hord serviced the forks with GVE and RT springs. In 2018 the miles were about 18100 and it got a used Corbin seat, WW tail tidy, Jet kit/Uni filters and the famous Kosman front wheel, added a new rotor and tire. At about 19300 miles it got the Penske 8900 rear shock from Hord. In 2019 at about 21400 it got a Thermae radiator and valves adjusted. In 2020 miles mileage was around 22600 and in 2021 it got a new chain at 26506 miles.

                    Today the odometer reads 26,794. I shined it up a little and took pictures in the garage. I’ve ridden it 12837 miles in 5.9 years while owning and riding multiple bikes and . This Friday it's going on a 200 mile day trip. Update: Friday 3/25 did 211 mile day on it so now has over 27,000 miles.

                    Pictures of it taken today 3/21/22


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                    Last edited by BillnOroville; 03-26-2022, 12:55 AM.
                    Bill,
                    88 Blue Hawk (bike #39), 89 Red Hawk, 2021 Rebel 1100 (bike 41) Some Past/sold in reverse order:,FZ09,97 Magna #1&2 , 97 VFR750F, 87 VFR400R, 88 Hawk, 86 SRX 600, 77 RD400, 79 CB650, 04 VFR, 88 Blue Hawk, 89 Red Hawk, Yamaha SRX600, Harley 1200C, Yamaha RD400, Harley 883R, Yamaha 750 triple, Vlx600, Honda 450, Honda 400, CB550F, Kawasaki H1, BMW R69US, Yamaha R5C 350, Honda 160, Bridgestone 175, 1950 Harley 74 w/sidecar, 65 Harley 250 Sprint, 1948 Harley and my 1st bike-1941 Harley 74 knucklehead my dad gave in1963.

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                      #11
                      I'll add mine to the list. When I bought mine for a song it was pretty much junk. 1st pic.jpg I started by stripping everything down to the frame. The frame was brush painted black so that went off to to a local metal refinisher to be blasted. Along with that I gave them my center and side stand to be power coated a silver gray. I included my exhaust pipes to be ceramic coated silver. Next I looked at the condition of the OEM parts and came up with a list to be ordered. I ordered as much as I could from HPR and then went to fleeBay and Amazon. My rear section was too damaged to fix so I ordered one from Fabian. I ordered a rear shock from YSS and a new exhaust from Delkevic. Chain, sprockets, and Dunlap tires came from a local cycle dealer.
                      While I was waiting for all of this I stripped the rear section and painted it silver. The fuel was pretty banged up so I tried my hand a bondo. The ignition switch was wasted along with the fuel cap. I ordered one of those china combos from ebay (which I had to modify to fit). Pressure washed the wheels and engine. Lubed the wheel Bearings. Flushed the forks and engine. Rewrapped the wiring harness and replaced some pins that had been cut. The brake master cylinders were toast so I completely rebuilt them including new eyelet. The calipers didn't look too bad so I flushed them and cleaned them up. New pads of course. Triple clamp got stripped and painted silver. Swingarm got cleaned and lubed plus new cush drive.
                      When I got the frame back I started the reassembly. Most went pretty well. Adjusted the valves and added all fluids. Replaced the battery with a Lithium Ion. Caswell sealed then painted the tank, front fender, and rear section a teal color. I order a stage 3 kit for the carbs and did away with the airbox. PXL_20220111_224608640.jpg
                      The instrument cluster was missing the white lettering so it got painted metallic gray. I added white paste to the indentations then cleared it. New 3d printed gauge seals from a forum member. Forgive me for not remembering his name. 31st pic reassembly - Copy.jpg
                      My finished bike came out like this finished=paint (8).jpg
                      Since then many of you know I bought the gold painter tank and fenders from 69Falcon. I added some electronic goodies like front GoPro and rear Sony cam. Exhaust wrap and finer carb tuning. Here's the end product. PXL_20220322_212224813.PORTRAIT.jpg
                      Last edited by rcthirty; 03-22-2022, 07:08 PM.

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                        #12
                        More from my 1990 Hawk PXL_20220322_212040150.jpg PXL_20220322_212211800.PORTRAIT.jpg PXL_20220322_220822757.MP1.jpg

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                          #13
                          I absolutely LOVE that paint. The pics don't do it justice but I still even love it in the pics.
                          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                            #14
                            These are all some good looking hawks, I'm digging all the different paint schemes and Bill's beautiful stock red.

                            Originally Posted by 6 View Post
                            You can see the difference in the paint sunlight to shade. Shade it's almost a primer look but in the sun there is a blue gold pearl that brings the color to life...



                            ...This year it's looking like she is doing well enough to return to learning to ride again!!!!!!!!
                            That's crazy how different it looks.

                            And wishing her the best.

                            sears

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by halfast View Post


                              That's crazy how different it looks.
                              when we first saw the color it was on a civic on the trailer rolling down the highway... It was overcast. Looked like a weird pastel grey/blue.

                              We had to wait to get the paint, my paint Shop didn't even have codes for it yet. It took them a while to get it in their system.

                              We got it here and started spraying and we are like, damn, this isn't the same color.. maybe close, memory is imperfect, so we kept going.. In the shop light with no clear it was very different from what we remembered, also different from.how the paint looked on the cap..

                              Wasn't till we started shining different light on it, then eventually carried the bodywork outside that we realized just how drastic the color changes are..

                              it was a stressful process. Over all we are happy with it.
                              Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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