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    So I've taken off the goofy looking chain guard and now I'm left with the loose rear brake line. I worry a bit about the line rubbing the chain or tire, not that it has yet. Anyone have ideas for an inexpensive way to hold the brake line or make a cheap small guard to attach to the swingarm that can hold the line? (cheap being a key word, the easter bunny bought the kids a swing set) I thought about wiring the line to the plastic fender near the shock but that puts it pretty close to the tire. I've been to the local hardware store and have a few ideas but am looking for anything else. Running the line through the swingarm is out of the question.
    -God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of the people I had to kill because they annoyed me.

    #2
    yes..take a piece of sheet metal and bend it into a rectangle that your chain can run through it, with 2 holes to mount into the screws that your old chain guard was mounted too.
    Bfizzle could probably take pics of his. You then just drill small holes in the top in 2 or 3 places to zip tie your brake line too. It looks pretty good.

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      #3
      Thanks, sounds better than what I was thinking. Now to only find some sheet metal.....
      -God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of the people I had to kill because they annoyed me.

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        #4
        Here is my solution - Thick piece of metal

        '89 NT650 Hawk GT
        '91 CR125
        '99 KX250
        '97 S-10 (AKA Bike Hauler)

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          #5
          Close-Up Pic

          '89 NT650 Hawk GT
          '91 CR125
          '99 KX250
          '97 S-10 (AKA Bike Hauler)

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            #6
            I like that too, I think that would be easy enough to make from some metal at the local hardware store. I know what I'm doing this week.
            -God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of the people I had to kill because they annoyed me.

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              #7
              Robb Z from the List used to make laser-cut aluminum jobbies... he stopped making them but he may have a couple laying around. Give him a shout.

              Go to "the Goose" in Members Rides... mine's got one.
              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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                #8
                I've got RobbZ's peice as well: http://community.webshots.com/photo/...5762154aVCjvS#
                Mark
                88 HawkGT (original owner)
                99 Concours
                02 VFR800

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by Tusk
                  Hey that is almost exactly what I have. Sorry I didn't get pics up sooner... I'm a bad forum member
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                    #10
                    Dig Tusk's yellow accents! Nice!
                    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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                      #11
                      You can also use one from a DUC 916. They are laying around because they change them for carbonfiber ones. Guess they have more money

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by douglas.thompson
                        Dig Tusk's yellow accents! Nice!
                        Thanks Doug. I've gotten flack from some (going away from the "stock" look) and praises from others.. My reasoning was to be more visible. My riding jackets are yellow as well.
                        Mark
                        88 HawkGT (original owner)
                        99 Concours
                        02 VFR800

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