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    Dual font disc brakes and new speedo help.

    Ok I have a VFR front wheel.

    Someone pointed out that I only have one disc...
    I want 2.

    I can get nother VFR disc to fit, but what do I do about the fork lowers?

    Should I just get a new front end?

    Suggestions.

    Also I need a digital speedo/ bike computer. lookin on ebay but what works?
    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

    #2
    One of my friends was just running a simple bicycle speedo thing..he said he paid like 15$ for it. Its basically just two magnets i think, so placement is crucial making sure the magnets get close enough to eachother each passing.
    I dont know a ton about it, but that was my two pennies on it i guess.
    Also, do you really want 2 discs? i thought about it when I was buying new forks but I kinda dismissed it, from what i read it may help a little bit, but vfr disc's are smaller than the hawk one, so running two is just a little more surface area than running the hawk one. I also dont race (yet) and it was brought to my attention that I probably wouldnt need two discs..
    but, i could be wrong about that..I will wait for other people to post to either confirm what i say, or deny it.
    Plus, i like the look of one..single sided swing arm..single disc..the right side of our bikes is just damn sexy!

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      #3
      Re: Dual font disc brakes and new speedo help.

      Originally Posted by Doc
      Ok I have a VFR front wheel.

      Someone pointed out that I only have one disc...
      I want 2.

      I can get nother VFR disc to fit, but what do I do about the fork lowers?

      Should I just get a new front end?

      Suggestions.

      Also I need a digital speedo/ bike computer. lookin on ebay but what works?
      There were some single-disc 6-spoke wheels out there. First thing you need to do is go out and look and see if the disc-less side is threaded for a disc. If it is, step one is done.

      Next what you need to do is get a set of CBR F2 or F3 forks, calipers and mastercylinder. From there it's an easy process of just bolting it on.

      As for the digi speedo...why do you need one? I've used lots of bike varieties and they all suck.
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        #4
        Another option (although they're getting hard to find) is to get the right fork lower from a Honda CB-1 (CB400F I think) from the same era as the Hawk. They have the same diameter rotor and the matching caliper for the opposite side, plus you're not stuck with the funky looking CBR fender. You get some SERIOUS stopping power.
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          #5
          Great info guys, thanks

          I had an f2 front for myproject Hawk but sold it when the project fell through.

          The Orange Hawk has the VFR frot wheel and I think I can tell from the pics that a rotor would bolt up.

          I need the bicycle speedo because I was told the speedo doesn't work. I assumed this is because of the VFR wheel, is that not true? Maybe I just need the cable?

          That CB-1 right fork lower ideas sounds intresting... off to ebay I go.

          Thanks again.
          BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
          Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
          "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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            #6
            Don't mix/match forks!

            Seriously your best bet is to just get an F2 or F3 front end. I actually may have one for sale if I ever get around to installing my TL front on my Ninja project.
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              #7
              Ok keep me in mind.
              BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
              Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
              "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                #8
                [quote="Makenzie71"]Don't mix/match forks!

                I'm not sure why you don't think that swapping parts is a good idea, since the CB-1 leg is a direct replacement for the Hawk lower and gives you much bigger rotors than the CBR deal.

                As for the speedo/VFR problem, it's because the VFR setup doesn't use a cable drive for the speedo.

                Cheers
                A Honda amongst a sea of Harleys

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by Ross
                  I'm not sure why you don't think that swapping parts is a good idea, since the CB-1 leg is a direct replacement for the Hawk lower and gives you much bigger rotors than the CBR deal.
                  Because it's impropper proceedure. You do not mix and match fork assemblies because of the varience in wear. With age, maintanance and miles, they act differently. Not a good idea to have one that will operate propperly and one that likes to "stick" after it's compressed 4" or so. It's like wrapping a new chain around 10,000 mile sprockets; you just don't do it.

                  Either install the ENTIRE assembly, or don't do it.
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                    #10
                    Well, I was assuming that if one were to go to the trouble of doing it, that the wear parts would be replaced, but that's just me.

                    For the record, though, the setup works fantastic on my bike. Racetech springs and emulators, Hawk left leg, CB-1 right leg, dual Hawk discs, and F2 calipers and wheel.
                    A Honda amongst a sea of Harleys

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                      #11
                      You also obviously tore down and rebuilt the forks. If a propper inspection is conducted and seals/valves/etc are replaced then it doesn't really matter...if they're in spec and reworked then they're basically new.

                      I'm just syaing that used fork sets shouldn't be mixed up...even if they are the same part off the same bike.
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                        #12
                        Yeah, I think the speedo is fjnorked because you swapped out the front wheel. If you like a forward riding position (wheee! ), here's what you do (and what I'm doing as soon as I have an afternoon to wrench:

                        LOSE THE SPEEDO Give a pushbike speedo a try. They're tiny.

                        Keep your idiot lights on an aluminum bracket (Home Despot has ally sheets), and then here's the kicker:

                        Now your high clipons look dumb, because all that hardware's gone. So,
                        MOUNT YOUR CLIPONS UNDER THE TRIPLE Gives the Hawk a really aggressive-looking profile.
                        1988 "BlackHawk" project
                        1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                        1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                        I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                        People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                          #13
                          Personally I'd go (for the street) Steve Lenac's front brake kit. It's a 6-pot GSXR caliper, stainless line, EBC cast iron rotor, and custom bracket to mount the caliper. Add in some nice EBC brake pads and you'll have all the stopping power you need, plus a slick ass custom look, plus less front rotational weight. Believe it's 400 bucks. Good deal.

                          Your bike has those beautiful polished fork legs already... shame to lose em..


                          (ps, I had this setup on my streetHawk, looked good. VFR rear wheel and F2 front like yours)
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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by a13x
                            Believe it's 400 bucks. Good deal.
                            HOLY CRAP!! You can buy two six-pots, a 5/8" master, ss lines AND EBC pads for less than $200! That must be one hell of a rotor
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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by Makenzie71
                              Originally Posted by a13x
                              Believe it's 400 bucks. Good deal.
                              HOLY CRAP!! You can buy two six-pots, a 5/8" master, ss lines AND EBC pads for less than $200! That must be one hell of a rotor
                              I suppose you could buy all that for that price out of the back of a van in Harlem I need to find your buyer.

                              SS lines run 80-100. EBC pads 12-15. I've been searching for a GSXR Master cylinder and can't find one for less than 90 USED.

                              Yes, cast iron EBC rotors are pretty damn nice however....
                              http://www.cyclebrakes.com/html/ebc_brake_rotors.html
                              Priced the same as Pro-Lite discs $190-230 per rotor.

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