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    Does anyone know if the CBR anodized gas caps from Pro-Tek will work on the Hawk? Thanks.
    The final measure of any rider's skill is the inverse ratio of his preferred traveling speed to the number of bad scars on his body.
    Hunter S. Thompson

    #2
    Yes. The bolt pattern is the same for the cbr600 f3 and hawk.
    Faster than your mother... She's what the pros use.

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      #3
      Anyone know of someone putting the vortex cnc gas cap on their bike and will it work?
      The final measure of any rider's skill is the inverse ratio of his preferred traveling speed to the number of bad scars on his body.
      Hunter S. Thompson

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        #4
        Any of the billet caps for Honda CBR F3's etc will work. The only thing you have to watch out for, if you have an unvented 48-state fuel tank you need to drill a small hole under the cap's baseplate for venting.
        J.D. Hord
        Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order

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          #5
          Yeah, like I said and JD reiterated the polt pattern is the same for the f3 and the hawk. If you do not want to drill a hole in the cap to vent it you can always vent the fuel tank. It will give you that really cool endurance racer look with the hose and the check valve up near the nose of the tank. There is a really easy trick for doing this that does not require any welding if anyone is interested. -C.
          Faster than your mother... She's what the pros use.

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            #6
            Originally Posted by Crash
            Your motorcycle is very boring.
            Oh my god that is just funny as hell. I'm seriously considering having Hawk GT Forum stickers made up and sending them out to the members (found a place that does it cheap) and (with your permission of course) I may have to make that one of them!!!!

            As for that venting trick... how do you do that? That would look very cool... and I want to get a billet cap eventually.
            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
              Originally Posted by douglas.thompson
              Originally Posted by Crash
              Your motorcycle is very boring.
              Oh my god that is just funny as hell. I'm seriously considering having Hawk GT Forum stickers made up and sending them out to the members (found a place that does it cheap) and (with your permission of course) I may have to make that one of them!!!!

              As for that venting trick... how do you do that? That would look very cool... and I want to get a billet cap eventually.
              Hey doug the minute you get the stickers made I want one.

              As for the venting I'd love to know how that would work.
              The final measure of any rider's skill is the inverse ratio of his preferred traveling speed to the number of bad scars on his body.
              Hunter S. Thompson

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                #8
                I'd buy a few/bunch to offset the cost Doug
                I'd like to see (minus the quotes) "www.hawkgtforum.com' or '"www.hawkgtforum.com--your motorcycle is boring'

                Originally Posted by raul507
                Originally Posted by douglas.thompson
                Originally Posted by Crash
                Your motorcycle is very boring.
                Oh my god that is just funny as hell. I'm seriously considering having Hawk GT Forum stickers made up ......
                Hey doug the minute you get the stickers made I want one.
                Mike/Kilter
                They smile because I'm different--I laugh because they are all the same

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                  #9
                  I would gladly sport the stickers on my bikes...
                  Brandon


                  88' (Gulf) Hawk GT
                  and some non-Hawks...

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                    #10
                    I'd go for that too. Of course the designs would have to be posted up here first.

                    As far as caps and venting go. Yes the F2/F3 caps work, and my F2 tank came pre-vented. The tube sounds old school cool though. Lets see some info on that one.
                    '88 Hawk GT - back in the saddle
                    '99 Suzuki GZ250 - the first

                    '87 Suzuki GSXR1100/1207cc - traded to get my Hawk back

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                      #11
                      Doug i'm good for 2 stickers.
                      1\2 Liter Duc Eater

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                        #12
                        I am sorry for the slow response but it's the end of the month, end of the year, the holidays and my DSL connection is giving me troubles. It is slower than any dial up that I have ever experienced and AT&T and SBC GLOBAL aren't exactly knocking themselves out to fix it. Bastards.

                        Anyway. onto the tank venting trick. It's an old endurance trick. It's so easy anyone can do it with perfect results everytime. First you need a valve stem. I prefer the nice aluminum Marchesini stems (because they are the smallest and nicest looking) but you can use one of the threaded metal ones that are available at Autozone, Napa, or the lawnmower shop.

                        Next reach up into the tank with a rag soaked in oil (to catch the metal turnings) and hold it up in the front of the area of the tank where you are going to drill a hole large enough for the valve stem. Now drill the hole with one hand while holding the rag in the tank with the other. Remove the rag (which has collected any metal turnings) and reach in and pass the valve stem up through the tank. Thread the nut on the top and tighten to seal the gasket. Remember these things are designed to hold air in a tubeless tire so they with seal your tank and keep it leak free. Now remove the schrader valve from inside the stem. If you are really anal retentive you can shorten (cut) the valve stem down to 3/8." now install your vent tube and check valve (dirt bike check valves are a couple of bucks) and your done. There, you have a vented tank and you didn't even have to drain your fuel never mind remove the tank from the bike.

                        Now can someone fix my DSL connnection. -Crash
                        Faster than your mother... She's what the pros use.

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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by douglas.thompson
                          Originally Posted by Crash
                          Your motorcycle is very boring.
                          Oh my god that is just funny as hell. I'm seriously considering having Hawk GT Forum stickers made up and sending them out to the members (found a place that does it cheap) and (with your permission of course) I may have to make that one of them!!!!

                          As for that venting trick... how do you do that? That would look very cool... and I want to get a billet cap eventually.
                          http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=993
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                            #14
                            just another thought on the tank venting options. has anyone seen the little valves that they put on the forks of most of the MX bikes? when they build up pressure you just hit the "button" and it releases the built up air pressure in the forks. I know I got some from Motion pro for my KTM (that I still haven't bought yet) and I thought that might work as well. Just another thought for someone to figure out and try.

                            http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/...ad_adjustment/

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                              #15
                              I doesnt seem like a good idea to me to drill a hole in a steel tank filled with gas.
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