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    Clunk.....

    Yep.... big clunk.

    my Hawk has been sitting close to 10 years.... started up a few weeks ago and I have put a little over 300 miles on. At one point I saw some yellow looking crap on the rear wheel.... I thought it must have been from the road or something.

    Well I was reading another post, and GTfever was saying how his rear drive dampers went to powder....ummmm? Was this what I saw on wheel and swing arm....must be.

    So I have some new dampers coming from Mr Hord. I have a hugh cresent wrench, but I would perfer to use the correct socket. I may be able to borrow one from the guys at our Honda shop(i'm a former employee).

    So I parked the Hawk untill get this done, I don't like that clunk!!!

    any tips, someting else I should know?....

    AND.... I do have the shop manual..!!

    thanks...

    moto.
    Ride Hard....

    or Ride Home Alone

    #2
    Yellow?
    Mine didn't turn to dust but they were probably ready too. they were pretty black when I changed them. Yellow to me is a mystery.
    Changing them is pretty easy. I myself used a big adjustable wrench just because that was all I had available.
    Hope you get it on the road again soon.
    -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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      #3
      that yellow stuff.............did a naughty kitty have access to your garage??
      "It's only getting worse."


      MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

      Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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        #4
        sorry, i dont know the nut size either..

        but its pretty easy to do.


        btw, post up if your cush rubbers were yellow... all of the ones ive seen are green.

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          #5
          You may find this useful:-
          http://www.canyonchasers.net/shop/hawkGT/cush.php
          "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

          • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
          • Ohlins Rear Shock
          • F2 front wheel
          • VFR750 rear wheel
          • Hiperform seat&headers
          • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
          • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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            #6
            Nut size for the rear hub is 46mm, IIRC...
            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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              #7
              Yea....Yellow...?

              I first though it was from the trees.... but I could see some powder on the swing arm, right by the sprocket. Then came the clunck.

              so....do you'll use an air gun..or the torque wrench?

              and I guess that the rear break holds the wheel in place.

              the rubbers are on the way, I'll see what the old ones look like soon..

              I am injoying working on the Hawk.... all of my experience is with MX bikes, so this is new and fun. I do get a bit tenitive at times, I don't want to mess this bike up. This site is a big help!

              thanks.......

              moto.
              Ride Hard....

              or Ride Home Alone

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                #8
                The article JR posted was excellent, that is what I used, it is less than an hour job, oh and the socket is 46mm or 1 and 13/16...
                Damn right it's a Hawk GT

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                  #9
                  thanks...JR....real helpful....

                  another question... per the book, to remove the rear wheel, it says to loosen the chain and drop it off the sprocket..... Can I do that instead of removing the sprocket from the assembly.....?

                  or is it just easier to remove the sprocket..?

                  thanks----doug
                  Ride Hard....

                  or Ride Home Alone

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by motopail
                    thanks...JR....real helpful....

                    another question... per the book, to remove the rear wheel, it says to loosen the chain and drop it off the sprocket..... Can I do that instead of removing the sprocket from the assembly.....?

                    or is it just easier to remove the sprocket..?

                    thanks----doug
                    Eh?
                    On the Hawk, you don't need to touch the chain to get the rear wheel off. Or do you mean chainwheel (sprocket)? A bit confused here. Removing the rear wheel would not give you access to the rubber dampers.

                    For replacing the cush drive, you don't need to remove the sprocket from the flange, but the chain will need to come off the sprocket. You are correct, the rear brake is what I use to hold the rear wheel. It is quite awkward on one's own, especially given the large torque used on the eccentric carrier lock nut. An assistant would be helpful for breaking and again upon re-installing the lock nut. They could sit on the bike, front wheel against a wall, rear wheel on the ground, standing on the brake lever. On re-assembly, you will want to snug that nut down before the rear wheel goes back on the ground though. Oh, and use a breaker bar for breaking, and a torque wrench for tightening

                    Hope that helps,

                    E

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                      #11
                      What I was thinking was that the owner's book tells you to drop the chain to remove the rear wheel....pg 71..?

                      anyway, that seemed easier than removeing the sprocket to release the chain like the guy did in the link.

                      parts should be here today..... then I'll tear in to it...

                      thanks E.... no air, by hand it is....

                      tootles..

                      moto.
                      Ride Hard....

                      or Ride Home Alone

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by JR
                        Follow this link and it gives you perfect instructions. I think it took me 15 minutes to do the first time.

                        Mine new were green.....the old ones turned to powder and seemed to be more black.
                        1988 Hawk
                        Shuriken 1000

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                          #13
                          OK..... job done....

                          the yellow crap...well greenish/yellow... was where the rubbers had like melted.... Coated three if the 5 spots with some junk I had to scrap off.

                          Powdered.... bad, what was there was just smashed crumblely shit stuck to the hubs. When I first looked at it....the assembly appreared empty. Not good. I'm real glad I parked it.

                          to contribute....lessons learned:

                          If you have not replaced these deals.....you better check them.

                          You do not need to remove the sprocket...per the link... Just release the ecentric and move the wheel all the way forward, and drop the chain off the back of the chain ring....( this was what I was asking above)

                          Socket and torque wrence....best way. I now have the socket if someone needs help...

                          Oring.... the is an oring on the inner hub. I would have like to replaced that also. Next time.


                          So now me and the Hawk are just much more together..... I grow fonder of this bike each day. I see why you'll are here.

                          thank you for your support.

                          tootles...

                          moto.
                          Ride Hard....

                          or Ride Home Alone

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