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    The Hawk had a short-stroke Ohlins.Not sure of model #.The other is a WP I got off Ebay UK.Adjustable for tension,the fork clamp position can be rotated to accommodate stroke,but that bike had a cbr600rr frontend and steering stops.A Hawk triple clamp might require a longer stroke.

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      Originally Posted by behindthetimes View Post
      The Hawk had a short-stroke Ohlins.Not sure of model #.The other is a WP I got off Ebay UK.Adjustable for tension,the fork clamp position can be rotated to accommodate stroke,but that bike had a cbr600rr frontend and steering stops.A Hawk triple clamp might require a longer stroke.
      My triple clamp is a hybrid of 600rr lower and Monster upper. Should be fine but I won't be hunting for one til Spring. Thanks for the info BTT!
      Eric Y.
      1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
      https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


      2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
      Detroit, MI

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        I got a second set of carbs just so I can get new slides. Turns out the carbs had a set of trick HRC slides. Then, I got the carb bolt kit from FlyinElvis Tom. Bolts up simple enough with new hex head hardware. I change the jets out from 165F/160R to 162F/158R because it was slightly rich. The idle speed spring supplied was a bit weak so I changed it out for a stronger one. I cut it down to fit up until snug. It starts and revs now much cleaner. Also, the slides have the new diaphragms I bought earlier for the first set of carbs. I'll change out the small zip ties for the next size up. Seems like these are too narrow and don't tighten as hard as I want. So, I think the carbs are good until I get a chance to ride it next spring. The tank is supposed to ship out soon and I can mount that up with new decals. I can't wait! That will be a big day!

        Before:



        After new hardware:



        Idle speed spring -



        Last edited by eyhonda; 11-15-2018, 07:36 PM.
        Eric Y.
        1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
        https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

        https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


        2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
        https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
        Detroit, MI

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          Here is my fuel pump setup for working on the carbs. Plastic bin, spare fuel pump, switch, spare lithium battery and some Tygon yellow fuel line:


          Last edited by eyhonda; 11-14-2018, 06:53 PM.
          Eric Y.
          1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
          https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

          https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


          2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
          https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
          Detroit, MI

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            This is my speed sensor solution. Hopefully, I can get it to work electrically. May need a speed healer to calibrate it. Anyway, it's a Ducati 848/S2R speed sensor that mounts on the rear brake caliper and reads the rotor bolts by Hall Effect.

            It's a tight fit!




            It's good for now. It will be an issue when the chain gets really worn.



            Sorry Eric frinesi2 for drilling a chamfered hole thru your trademark Chameleon!
            Last edited by eyhonda; 11-14-2018, 07:23 PM.
            Eric Y.
            1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
            https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

            https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


            2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
            https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
            Detroit, MI

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              FYI, as long as your fuel source is elevated higher than the carbs gravity is fine for twiddling with the carbs. It's been suggested the purpose of the fuel pump is more to empty the tank compltely, rather than provide fuel pressure.
              88 Blue Hawk GT - Under construction
              89 Fairing Hawk GT - Still on the shelf and in crates
              90 Hawk GT (color as to yet be determined) - Still on the shelf in crates
              2000 DR650 (Thumper)

              2002 DL1000 V-Strom

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                The fuel pump idea was to try and make it easier to pump from a can rather than try to elevate a tank. I'm without a tank for the mean time. I was also trying to help prime the carbs without having to crank it so much with dry bowls. You're right though, I really should quit messing with the pump and just get an auxiliary tank. Turns out the pump only has a few inches of lift (vacuum) anyway. Had to put the can on a chair. Trying to suck gas the height of the bar stool was a real stretch! Oh well, it was a cool idea at the beginning!
                Eric Y.
                1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
                https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

                https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


                2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
                https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
                Detroit, MI

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                  The stock pump should pick gas out of a can on the floor.

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                    Originally Posted by ParcNHawk View Post
                    The stock pump should pick gas out of a can on the floor.
                    Hmm.. You're right, it should. So, I checked it again. I had the output connected to the input of the vacuum pump. After a few seconds, the output of the electric just air locks against the vacuum pump and shuts off. That doesn't work, probably cuz they are not syncing. The electric pump works faster than the vacuum pump, I think. Anyway, if I disconnect the output from the vacuum pump, it works fine with enough vacuum. I can at least use the setup to drain the tank of my VFR, since that has no petcock.
                    Eric Y.
                    1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
                    https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

                    https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


                    2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
                    https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
                    Detroit, MI

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                      Haha, no worries Eric. I'll send some stickers or something so you can make up for it elsewhere
                      Suzondacati Build Thread

                      Chain rollers, swing arm chain guides, brake hangers, etc.

                      Various parts for sale

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                        Originally Posted by frinesi2 View Post
                        Haha, no worries Eric. I'll send some stickers or something so you can make up for it elsewhere
                        Awesome! A pair of blacks and a pair of whites or either. Thanks!
                        Eric Y.
                        1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
                        https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

                        https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


                        2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
                        https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
                        Detroit, MI

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                          Lots of crickets on this side of the garage. I did put the seat plate like I noted in WWRs subframe thread. Otherwise, it's missing 2 or 3 major components!

                          Eric Y.
                          1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
                          https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

                          https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


                          2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
                          https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
                          Detroit, MI

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                            And I thought MY projects dragged on...

                            She's looking sweet Eric. Glad you went back to the risers. Much more comfortable riding position. A lot of nice unique goodies on this build. Looking forward to you buttoning her up and hitting the road.

                            I always feel the need for some alone time when I see a partially clad Hawk. Now if you'll excuse me...
                            This forum is entirely dedicated to wasting time and money modifying a slow motorcycle. - joel

                            Nothing like a project to keep you busy, slowly draining funds out of the wallet! - spacetiger

                            Our Hawks have all the power any mature, sensible rider can use on any street or highway without carrying around excessively unnecessary big-bore weight and power - squirrelman

                            Bike builds can be and most time are art and expression. To take something mass produced and impersonal and make something personal that you can't stop staring at as you walk away. There is nothing I find more satisfying than looking at something cool and beautiful and thinking "I made that". - 6

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                              Thanks Tom! Yeah, I went back and forth a couple times with the bars. Way too cramped for me but looked really cool! I always liked the position of my fatty Duc bars on the S2R. Glad I kept them.

                              Its amazing how beefy this Hawk looks next to a stock one. So, yes, I fully concur with your needs!!

                              Unbelievably, this project has passed the two year mark!! (1-03-17).
                              Eric Y.
                              1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
                              https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

                              https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


                              2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
                              https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
                              Detroit, MI

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