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    July/August Bike of The Month

    HOTM/BOTM is back (sorry for the gap)!

    So if you recently completed a project, or just want to show off an old one, post it up!
    • Any motorcycle related thing is eligible (even trikes)
    • You must still own the bike in question
    • Preferably, it is in working condition.

    That's it. Nominations close at the end of the month. Impress us!


    #2
    riot how bout you enter one of them dirty roundy round bikes you got in this one

    (I'd say I'd run the speedway bike against it, but unfortunately that bike is going up for sale next week so I'm not sure it would meet the rules. )

    There is also a gentleman on here working on an older Honda Enduro that's coming along nicely.

    And can anyone remember dude who joined a month or so back to show off his beautiful hawk build? I'd nominate that if I could remember who it was...
    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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      #3
      hmmmmm.......
      ww/r
      Life is a journey, not a destination.

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        #4
        Sweet. Maybe I'll have mine finished in time.
        1988 Honda Hawk
        2009 Yamaha TMAX
        North Georgia

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          #5
          I'll submit mine to the HOTM!!!! It's been so long I never got a chance to submit mine originally.

          1988 Honda Hawk GT, 14550 miles. Owned since late 2000s.
          Mods:
          - Stage Two Carb with foam filters
          - Ohlins rear shock
          - MotoGadget Motoscope Light (mounted by handmade custom fiberglass 5-ply mount)
          - TBR left exit full exhaust
          - Frame sliders with TBR adapter
          - VFR750 8-spoke Rear wheel
          - CBR600RR Front End (2007) - (install by myself and a friend (pictures in build thread below, with tons of advice from oldies here especially El Capitan and melmsrt4)
          - relocated choke to left side on frame
          - "infamous" Couch upholstered seat
          - handlebar sliders (one installed, other in the box)
          - Handlebar mirrors one installed (one installed, other in box)
          - License plate holder is an aluminum here from someone on the forum.
          - New clutch cover made by someone in this forum (old one was not there)

          Tires are Pirelli Angel GT
          - front: 120/70 ZR17
          - rear: 180/55 ZR17

          See my build post here: https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/mu...ld-of-a-lurker

          Pretty shots: https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/mu...984#post367984





          Shorts:
          https://youtube.com/shorts/IXwUVGriVds
          https://youtube.com/shorts/yfSyZSLu2T8










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          Last edited by ThePanda; 07-05-2022, 05:09 PM.

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            #6
            Any other entries?

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              #7
              Only because it’s also a red Hawk with a left exit exhaust,÷hlins shock and USD front end.

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                #8
                Originally Posted by joel View Post
                Only because it’s also a red Hawk with a left exit exhaust,÷hlins shock and USD front end.

                Beautiful...

                But where did you find the 0 with the dots above it?


                That's some next level shit Joel.
                Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                  #9
                  That about that grey one?
                  Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by 6 View Post

                    Beautiful...

                    But where did you find the 0 with the dots above it?


                    That's some next level shit Joel.

                    If you buy 4 ÷hlins shocks they give you the ÷,it’s like the secret menu at fast food places kind of.

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by joel View Post


                      If you buy 4 ÷hlins shocks they give you the ÷,it’s like the secret menu at fast food places kind of.
                      That's what I figured.
                      Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                        #12
                        ÷kay.
                        Flock of Hawks | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled!)
                        I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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                          #13
                          Bike is not finished. Mod is done, Resto next year. I want to ride it some before it's torn completely down. (Pics are crap, sorry)

                          PXL_20220823_132835727.jpg

                          1992 VFR750F front wheel. CB-1 right lower fork leg with caliper mounting holes relocated for the larger disc. Race Tech springs and Cartridge Emulators. CBR600F3 calipers with stainless lines.



                          Custom headlight relocation brackets to move the headlight down and forward. It allowed me to put the cowl where I wanted (plus clear the gauges) and made room for the cables, wires and brakes lines with the lower F2 bars.


                          I made sub-harnesses to extend where the handlebar switch assemblies normally plug in to up behind the headlight so I could more easily run switch assemblies of my choice. These are just some temporary VFR units. Later will be individual throttle housing (RC51/VTR1000F) and Honda kill/starter switch. (Front master sight glass is stained... the fluid doesn't look like that)

                          PXL_20220823_133044185.jpg

                          Moved the Fuse Box from under the headlight to the right where the Reg/Rect normally lives with another custom sub-harness. I sourced another fuse box bracket to bolt onto the inner fender, so it still unscrews and drops down for fuse access just like when it was up-front. This also allows the brake res hose to tuck up higher for a cleaner look in that area. Small bracket from the fuse box to the subframe to hold the weight of the battery box. Fuel Cut Relay over ride switch. I also trimmed the inner fender where the fuel pump used to live, but left a center section to protect the shock. Really cleaned that area up nicely.

                          PXL_20220823_132922948.jpg
                          Fuel pump has been moved to behind the air box (with a K&N filter) Totally hidden and clears the tank easily.

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                          Reg/Rect now lives under the seat. Mounted on collars so it's not sitting directly on the plastic.



                          Bungee posts have been shaved, but I wanted to retain the factory seat latch. W/W Resto license bracket.



                          Custom rear set relocation brackets. Rear sets modified to accept CBR style pegs. YSS shock. When the bike gets torn down I will run the rear brake line thru the swingarm. 1995 VFR rear wheel. The front fender has been modified to be a bit smaller but still retains the original shape.

                          PXL_20220823_133026042.jpg
                          Well that's about it I suppose. Nothing earth shattering, but it's a blast to ride, handles great and runs perfect. The Full D&D sounds amazing but is not obnoxious. I know the brakes are overkill (and un-sprung weight), but I really wanted the distinctive NT rotors and I'm not really a fan of a blank spot on a 2-rotor wheel. I was going for a stock-ish look, but also wanted to make people that are somewhat familiar with Hawks do a double take.

                          Final color will likely be a Silver with Metallic Gray / Red pinstripe outlined graphics. The engine will be blacked out and the valve covers red.

                          Thanks for looking. And thanks for the help.

                          Cheers!!

                          Edit: Well... shit. I only get 5 attachments.


                          Last edited by Captain 80s; 08-23-2022, 12:02 PM.
                          "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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                            #14
                            Couple more.

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                            "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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                              #15
                              My current track Hawk, street Hawk is in iteration 2
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                              Last edited by Root; 08-30-2022, 04:53 PM.

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