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    Rear Shock - blown?

    I think My rear shock (stock hawk) is blown. Whenever I go over anything especially with a passenger, The bike bounces forever. Can I fix? I am planning on ripping my hawk apartover the winter anyway, but I just want to squeeze the rest of the year out of the stock shock.
    I think Ohlins may be in the near future
    89 hawk gt

    #2
    Who blew your shock?

    Seriously the Hawk shock was designed to be non-serviceable. Having said that Jim Lindemann did rebuild mine when I started racing. It came back with a cool little schraeder air valve on it but it still sucked. It wasn't his fault, it sucked before he ever touched it. :P

    Save your money and buy a new shock. I like Ohlins, JD likes Penske. Take your pick you'll be happy either way.
    Faster than your mother... She's what the pros use.

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      #3
      like he said.. its non-serviceable, and it sucked to begin with.
      if you have the coin, i have yet to have one person, be it street commuter or track racer, that said the aftermarket shocks arnt worth the money.. they debate on brands and such, but not on the fact that the stock one sucks.

      if you want to go cheap and have time and tools.... you can get a CBR shock and do the mods to make it work.
      if its worth the effort is debatable..... but it being a better dampener then a stock worn hawk shock isnt... plus it IS rebuildable, so if its close enough for you, but wears out.... you can just rebuild it.

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        #4
        Yo...
        email this guy ASAP... he is in CALI
        http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcy/377968120.html

        He might ship it to you if you Paypal him money!
        You know your a hawkaddict when you check ebay and craigslist every hour for parts to upgrade

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          #5
          Thanks for the responses gents. I think after market is my next step for a rear shock. If I put any money into it, its not going to be another rear stock shock; thanks for posting the link though.
          89 hawk gt

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