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    New to Hawk servicing

    Just wondering if you have to take off the tank to change the plugs, and there are 4 plugs correct? Thanks alot for all your help and don't thrash me too much for being a noob. hha

    #2
    You need the spark plug tool from the tool bag if you still have it to get to the front plug. I had to buy one from the dealer. Yes, there are four plugs.
    '89 NT650
    '75 KZ400D
    '75 RD350B

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      #3
      yes and yes

      one other thing, do you have the spark plug socket tool?

      2 of the 4 are a real pain in the ass to get to and you need a special tool from honda. i have herd of guys making something but if your new to wrenching, you might as well buy the $15 tool.
      1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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        #4
        yup.. tank comes off.

        if you want a free copy of the service manual, i put it here:
        http://www.fastgm.com/travis/hawk/fullhawkmanualue.pdf

        just rightclick and save it to your computer.... then you can look at it whenever you want.
        i went one step further and had a place print it out... then i stuck it in a 3ring binder for the garage.

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          #5
          I used a deep socket with a swivel directly off that then an extension and ratchet...worked good...

          always start it with a piece of hose though!
          "Suck, Squish, Bang, Blow"

          http://www.hpwcycleservice.com

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            #6
            so if i have the tool i don't need to take off the tank? im a little confused. again, thanks for the help

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              #7
              Originally Posted by stealth95
              so if i have the tool i don't need to take off the tank? im a little confused. again, thanks for the help
              Your going to want to take the tank off. It will make it a lot easier, and the tank comes off really fast and goes back on just as fast.
              You know your a hawkaddict when you check ebay and craigslist every hour for parts to upgrade

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                #8
                Yeah. Take the tank off. Basically it is two bolts, front and back. Watch for the little rubber shim things on the side of the tank, they like to fall off in to wierd places. You may be able to leave the fuel line attached and rotate the tank, but I just undo the fuel line and take the whole thing off. Make sure to shut off the petcock and then unclip the fuel line behind the petcock and push/pull fuel line off. It will leak some gas but not a lot. If you have a stock airbox, lift the tank at the back first and rotate it a little toward the left side of the bike to clear the airbox "snorkle" and you are set. The front "top" plug is the biggest bitch. It can be taken out without moving the radiator/thermostat, but not without a mini fight. Just be patient. I have found a rachet with a flex head using the honda tool makes it easier.

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                  #9
                  gotcha, so what exactly is this "honda tool" what's it called?

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                    #10
                    I just mean the spark plug tool in the tool set. Sorry for the confusion there.

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                      #11
                      i don't have the full tool set, i just need to go to the dealer and buy it, but dont really know what to call it, i dont want to be like "hey i need that spark plug changing thing for a nt650 hawk" well, that is, unless they know what im talking about then? hha

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                        #12
                        its called a Plug spanner
                        seen here
                        http://shop.wemoto.com/pictures.dyn?u=25327qqq5828172

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                          #13
                          http://store.azmusa.com/oemplugwrench.html is one place to find it in the states (also lists honda part no to bring to your dealer)


                          http://www.hordpower.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=193 is yet another

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                            #14
                            thanks alot for all the help, i appreciate it

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                              #15
                              I have an extra... where do you live?
                              BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
                              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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