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    Exhaust bracket question

    Hello everyone!
    I purchased an Ď89 Hawk last October and have been busy giving it the TLC that it so desperately needed. Iíve still got a ways to go but Iíve stumbled upon a problem that requires the expertise of fellow Hawk owners.
    I recently brought a batch of miscellaneous Hawk parts which happened to include a left side exhaust thrown in as a bit of lagniappe. The exhaust is in good shape and I really like the look of it; however, it didnít come with a mounting bracket or clamp. I called Dale Walker, who made the exhaust, and he informed me that he hasnít made that pipe in years. I was able to score a clamp since the size was pretty standard, but I was out of luck on the bracket. I canít modify the rear foot peg because it had to be removed to accommodate the pipe. Do any of you know where I might obtain a bracket or have one made to spec?

    #2
    It should be pretty easy to fab up a mount that would bolt to the location of the footpeg holes, and down to the exhaust canister bracket. Here's a few iffy pictures, but you get the idea:



    A Honda amongst a sea of Harleys

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      #3
      Call JD!
      1\2 Liter Duc Eater

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        #4
        I bought a Hawk with a Holeshot lefty on it once- the can just used a piece of aluminum bar stock for the hanger,running from the passenger footrest mount on the subframe.Can't get much easier to make.

        Did it come with the piece to relocate your sidestand?

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          #5
          Thanks for the input and the pictures. It does seem relatively easy to make and now that I think about it my neighbor has the capabilities of machining aluminum and a drill press. Heís a good neighbor so maybe if I cook him dinner heíll help me out.

          Originally Posted by joel
          Did it come with the piece to relocate your sidestand?
          No, it didn't and definitely I'm not a fan of the current sidestand. I keep thinking that the bike is going to fall over.

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            #6
            No, it didn't and definitely I'm not a fan of the current sidestand. I keep thinking that the bike is going to fall over.
            i like that lets me know there is some wheght on that thing and wont tip the other way. modern sport bikes sit to up right on there side stands, makes me nervous.
            1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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              #7
              The Dale Walker slipon runs in such a manner than the sidestand can't retract so it came with a billet piece to locate the stand farther forward.It made the bike stand quite upright.
              The DW and TBR lefties aren't very good for a couple reasons: they're too long and rob a couple ponies-not that big of a deal- but they're hard to clean and get covered in chain/road gunk,they also interfere with the chain and running a chain roller to keep it off the pipe under braking means having almost scary slack but worse of all is that it's not possible to run as much rear-ride height as the Hawk really wants or else they'll clout the swingarm.They also limit ground clearance on the LHS: I wore a 1/2" hole through my TBR lefty at my first Hawk rally... It's too bad the Hawk Connection lefties aren't still made,they looked the best and were the most functional way of doing it.Rod Holland makes a full system that runs in the same manner- up and over still.

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                #8
                I have a hole shot lefty and also the extender that Joel was talking about. It just so happens that I also made a bracket to hang my exhaust. Its just a piece of 1 inch aluminum bent and drilled. I made it with simple hand tools, and it works great. Heres a pic.

                90 Hawk. What can I do to make it better?
                78 yz125. What can I do to destroy this thing?

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