Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

@*%#!!! paintjob and a F*#@d-up petcock

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    @*%#!!! paintjob and a F*#@d-up petcock

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!

    Got all the freshly-painted pieces back on the Goose Hawk, then admired it for all of ten seconds this morning before watching it melt like the Wicked Witch of the West when I spilled gas filling it up. I put a month and a half of love into that paintjob.

    Add to that an intense desire to rip my petcock from the bike and light it on fire before I huck it in a dumpster and watch the whole thing go up like a bonfire, then run out and buy something shiny from Yamaha or Kawi's 2006 lineup (wouldn't work - it would stay stock only as long as it took to get it home. I fantasize about modding every moto I see, and I'd promptly fuck a new one up just as bad as this one). Let me explain: I'm leaking Texas gold like a busted faucet where the bigass nut attaches the petcock to the tank. (It's so bad that it melted the asphalt under the kick. I'm lucky the Hawk didn't tip over - the kick was buried half it's length in the asphalt. Needless to say its on the centerstand now...) The gasket wasn't seated right when I screwed it back on. I think I crimped it, and now it just won't sit right.

    I think.

    I took tomorrow off to ride to southern Vermont and clear the cobwebs, and now I'm garaged again.

    Fuck, fuck, fuckety-fuck, fuckety-fuck, fuck...
    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

    #2
    Omg that's terrible. I think my response would be something like "Oops, dropped the gas, gotta clean it up, where's that match?" if I just ruined my paint job.

    Good luck man...Ive messed up and redone my paint job about 8 times now...I know the feeling, but I've never spent that kinda time and lost it.
    I know I dreamed you,
    A sin and a lie.
    I have my freedom,
    But I don't have much time.
    Faith has been broken,
    Tears must be cried.
    Let's do some living,
    After we die.

    Comment


      #3
      All i have to say is..that sounds like a terrible day man.

      Comment


        #4
        I think that you need to get a second hawk - I always see east-coast hawks for sale.
        It's scary how slow I am!

        '88 HawkGT - crashed as all hell - Hiperform subframe, VFR rear wheel, F3 front end, Penske shock.

        '05 Ducati S2R - Monstrack mirrors, CRG levers, Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder, ProItalia tail chop, Arrow damper, Nichols flywheel, Suburban Machinery bars

        Comment


          #5
          Wish I could afford another one. I bought mine back in April 2004, then a few months later I bought an engagement ring, both of which the lady enjoyed, which means there was a wedding to plan for, and lots of new household stuff to take care of now that we're newlyweds. I'm lucky to have a wife who is so understanding of all the time and money I put into this one bike - now, having two just isn't gonna happen for a while. We've got so much else to take care of.

          And as far as selling the Hawk for a other/newer bike... fat chance.
          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

          Comment


            #6
            However, the moment a cheap hawk in some state of disrepair (I'm thinking under $2K) pops up and I have the spare cash, that's when I get myself a race bike and finally hit the track!

            I get my graduate degree in January, and soon it's on to the doctoral program for my Psy.D. I get tuition remission at my job, which means I only pay income tax on the benefit and that's it, but in my Psy.D. program I'm probably going to be footing the bill myself. Gonna be a long, hard road (so maybe I should upgrade my suspension? Hmmm.....)
            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

            Comment


              #7
              Congratulations on the happy plans! It'd definitely be cool to get a race bike, but now that I got mine Im kinda torn! "Hey wouldn't it be cool to get a trick USD front end?" And then I think of my poor street hawk sitting out in the garage crying. So of course that means I need to buy her one too. And that's just plain expensive!

              Also sounds likea good deal with the tuition remission, even though...uh...I still don't really understand what it is. And as well as upgrading your suspension, make sure you check your tire pressure and oil levels!
              I know I dreamed you,
              A sin and a lie.
              I have my freedom,
              But I don't have much time.
              Faith has been broken,
              Tears must be cried.
              Let's do some living,
              After we die.

              Comment


                #8
                Tuition Remission = free tuition to the University when you work there. Spouses and kids get it too.
                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

                Comment


                  #9
                  When you work there as in...Working the cash register in the book store, or teaching? Or both? Or neither?
                  I know I dreamed you,
                  A sin and a lie.
                  I have my freedom,
                  But I don't have much time.
                  Faith has been broken,
                  Tears must be cried.
                  Let's do some living,
                  After we die.

                  Comment


                    #10
                    Originally Posted by Machismo111
                    When you work there as in...Working the cash register in the book store, or teaching? Or both? Or neither?
                    It's scary how slow I am!

                    '88 HawkGT - crashed as all hell - Hiperform subframe, VFR rear wheel, F3 front end, Penske shock.

                    '05 Ducati S2R - Monstrack mirrors, CRG levers, Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder, ProItalia tail chop, Arrow damper, Nichols flywheel, Suburban Machinery bars

                    Comment


                      #11
                      Omg! I got pancake-bunnied! I totally did not deserve that! That was a perfect sense making comment. Now I might have deserved the jub-jub one, but not the pancake bunny.
                      I know I dreamed you,
                      A sin and a lie.
                      I have my freedom,
                      But I don't have much time.
                      Faith has been broken,
                      Tears must be cried.
                      Let's do some living,
                      After we die.

                      Comment


                        #12
                        OK, pancake bunnies, I'll explain.

                        Tuition = the cost of college classes. You get tuition remission (free classes, yay!) if you work at the university. If you're full time staff (janitors, secretaries, teachers, administrators - or admissions counselors like me, for instance) get to take as many classes as they want for free - same goes for their spouse and their kids. It varies depending on your position, but that's the general rule. You get slammed on the income tax unless they call your classes a "job requirement," but it's better than paying full price for classes.

                        Now, tell me where you found "Jub Jub" and the pancake bunny!
                        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

                        Comment


                          #13
                          sorry about the pancake bunny! but I had all this artillery and needed to fire 'em off!
                          Free tuition would've totally helped out when I was going to school. (I wouldn't have minded doing a little janitorial work for free classes.
                          It's scary how slow I am!

                          '88 HawkGT - crashed as all hell - Hiperform subframe, VFR rear wheel, F3 front end, Penske shock.

                          '05 Ducati S2R - Monstrack mirrors, CRG levers, Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder, ProItalia tail chop, Arrow damper, Nichols flywheel, Suburban Machinery bars

                          Comment


                            #14
                            OK, good news finally...

                            Wednesday after work, I dropped off my tank, cowl, fender and Wagner Kustofftechnik cover off at my painter's - Del's in Ansonia, CT (I don't have his contact info on me but I'll update the thread later). This is the guy who painted -and helped build - my uncle's first chopper, a BSA. It's awesome having him be the one to spray my Hawk.

                            He told me to give him a day to work up the cost for me... Friday morning I called him up for a quote, and I liked what I heard so I told him to pull the trigger. It's being acid-etched and primed as we speak.
                            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

                            Comment


                              #15
                              that same exact shit happened to me when i repainted my first bike, then it happened again, then i just sprayed it flat black and sold it

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X