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    Hello, i have mounted an Hyperpro spring on the back of my Hawk, the front is original. When i buy the Hawk the owner give me extra a complete front fork from an Honda CBR 600. Are the original springs from the cbr good or is it better to change only Hyperpro springs on the original Hawk fork???

    #2
    Originally Posted by Michiel View Post
    Hello, i have mounted an Hyperpro spring on the back of my Hawk, the front is original. When i buy the Hawk the owner give me extra a complete front fork from an Honda CBR 600. Are the original springs from the cbr good or is it better to change only Hyperpro springs on the original Hawk fork???
    What year cbr600 forks?

    It is probably best to swap out the springs in the forks no matter what, a pair of racetech emulators and springs for your weight is always a nice mod..

    Cbr 600 forks are nice because depending on the year you get more bake, better brake, pre load adjustment, and maybe even cartridge forks with damping adjustments.. depending on year.




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      #3
      I have to ask the old owner what year the fork is.
      to be continued

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        #4
        Originally Posted by Michiel View Post
        I have to ask the old owner what year the fork is.
        to be continued
        Or just post a pic...of the forks and the caps.
        "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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          #5
          That's also possible, tomorrow i make pictures

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            #6
            So you have a Hawk with stock forks maybe with a stock shock fitted with a Hyperpro spring (or maybe a Hyperpro shock with a Hyperpro spring?) - why don't you just ride the bike and see if you like it? If you don't like it, you will have information on what you might want to change... no pictures of other potential stock OEM forks is going to help anything... It is a simple motorcycle with a a very simple and basic setup - so just make sure that it is setup for you and then it is possible to evaluate on your riding impression and suggest changes.

            Check your sags front and rear, aim for 38 to 40mm sag front, 32 to 35mm rear, check damping is similar front and rear. If sags are different or damping is not even - you can still ride the bike and evaluate... then get the sags in range with preload/preload spacers, then see if there is an improvement, then look at damping...

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              #7
              Originally Posted by JanM View Post
              no pictures of other potential stock OEM forks is going to help anything...
              Except finding out what parts you have so you can sell them and buy new springs, emulators, bushings, seals and fork oil to set up your perfectly adequate stock front end. That's why everybody here still has stock front ends.
              Last edited by Captain 80s; 09-29-2022, 04:34 PM.
              "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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                #8
                Originally Posted by Captain 80s View Post

                Except finding out what parts you have so you can sell them and buy new springs, emulators, bushings, seals and fork oil to set up your perfectly adequate stock front end. That's why everybody here still has stock front ends.
                Yes, that is a good idea - except that it doesn't tell what is inside. But that would be for the buyer to find out. Fully agree that a properly setup stock front fork is adequate and will be sufficient for most. And if you like to tinker, there are lots of options.

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by JanM View Post

                  Yes, that is a good idea - except that it doesn't tell what is inside. But that would be for the buyer to find out. Fully agree that a properly setup stock front fork is adequate and will be sufficient for most. And if you like to tinker, there are lots of options.
                  I would be taking them apart tho to make sure there isn't appropriate springs (and emulators) in there for my Hawk forks.
                  "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by Captain 80s View Post

                    I would be taking them apart tho to make sure there isn't appropriate springs (and emulators) in there for my Hawk forks.
                    Or just ride the it.

                    I prefer to make suspension changes to solve problems. In my world, no problems, no changes needed.


                    But!!!

                    at this point i've ridden enough stock Hawks to know with the stock suspenders, I'll have problems, so I plan on changes right out the gate, and I advise most others to do the same. But like Jan said, (and he is right as usual) ride it, if it feels fine to you, then cool beans.

                    If it's a mess, well .....


                    But I'm still curious what else it came with for forks
                    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by 6 View Post

                      Or just ride the it.

                      I prefer to make suspension changes to solve problems. In my world, no problems, no changes needed.


                      But!!!

                      at this point i've ridden enough stock Hawks to know with the stock suspenders, I'll have problems, so I plan on changes right out the gate, and I advise most others to do the same. But like Jan said, (and he is right as usual) ride it, if it feels fine to you, then cool beans.

                      If it's a mess, well .....


                      But I'm still curious what else it came with for forks
                      I didn't say to immediately yank the bike apart without a base line. But the bike came with extras... find out what you got. Either for selling or using (if needed). But we all know a properly sprung and valved (emulated perhaps) front end is better for everybody than bone stock (and usually worn). And safer really. Often "fine" is just that... fine. Many people don't know what is possible, or even "good". "It always felt like that, so I assumed it is what it was supposed to be". Kinda like when you finally replace the shocks on your truck, and you realize, "Fuck... should have done that sooner."

                      I can ride a clapped out turd to the store and back. It got me home. It was fine.
                      Last edited by Captain 80s; 09-30-2022, 11:08 AM.
                      "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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