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    F2 front wheel in stock forks

    hi everyone,
    i started to rebuild my hawk last week with the new F2 front wheel and am running in to a problem. I ordered a spacer for a 1990 f2 wheel and it was the same as the hawk one. does any one know what the exact spacer is taht i need to fit the F2 front wheel in the stock forks. I'm sure you'll be hearing more from me. thanks in advance.


    The most common front wheel replacement for the Hawk is the front from the Honda CBR600 F2. This wheel is a bolt-up replacement (in most cases), with the stock Hawk rotor fitting the bolt circle for the F2 rotors just fine. You need the right side wheel spacer from the F2, and that should do it. Some listers have had to shave some material off of the mounting lugs (after 88?) for best clearance, and some have had to make no modifications whatsoever.(-ed.)

    I finally installed my F2 wheel yesterday, with single Hawk disk, MEZ1 tire, and some nifty stainless button head allen screws covering up the disk holes on the other side. I too ran into some interference between the disk and caliper mounting bracket. Careful measuring revealed that the F2 wheel places the Hawk disk 0.085" or so further out (towards the fork tube), compared to the stock wheel. I ended up pulling the disc pads, sliding the mounting bracket off, removing the speedo cable support, slider pin and slider pin boot from the bracket. This allowed for lapping the mounting boss surfaces (on a flat plate with sandpaper) about 0.020" - 0.030". After a careful cleaning and reassembly, the interference problem disappeared, it fit like a champ. [Thx Jeff Gum]

    Front wheels from some other bikes will fit the Hawk as well, including the F3, which will force you to lose the mechanical speedometer pickup, and the front from the Suzuki GSXR750 seems to fit as well
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