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    Custom 1990 Hawk build

    Hi folks - I'm new on here, but already feel at home!! Easy to navigate - unlike some forums! We're building a Custom, with a 90 as the base. VFR800 rear wheel, and RC51 (SP1) front end. The engine (a 'donor' - not the original from the bike - which we have) was rebuilt around 15yrs ago by AN Other, with a 700cc kit, inc Megacycle cams, and has not run since built. On inspection, we found both front inlet valves leaking like a sieve, and on pulling the head - found both valves (which had been cut - a no no) were only seating by around 50%. The seats showed chatter marks, and we can only imagine the wrong pilot was used on the seat cutter? So, CMSNL supplied new valves, and the seats were good enough to re-cut -- and it's all back together - awaiting further Customizing. We are considering running it total loss, for more than one reason, and may be hacking on that side case pretty soon. Swingarm already mostly rebuilt, with new eccentric etc (just waiting on a wave pattern brake rotor) Forks rebuilt/re-sprung for the new (projected) weight, calipers in rebuild process. We are going to run handlebars on it, and awaiting arrival of a top T clamp, with handlebar risers. Still a long way to go - but hey -- Rome wasn't built in a day!! You can follow progress on our FB page https://www.facebook.com/westcoastracingvintage
    Sliante,
    Brid.

    #2
    Céad míle fáilte. Another racer?

    Chuck B.
    San Diego

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      #3
      Looks awesome! Welcome!

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        #4
        Originally Posted by hawkgt650 View Post
        Céad míle fáilte. Another racer?

        Chuck B.
        San Diego
        Thanks Chuck. Yes and no! I am an ex racer, but the bike is foremost street - at least for the initial build. The owner says he'd like to maybe do some track days with it - but he's not a racer. Quite possible he may extend the hand of friendship to me, and let me get some laps on it - but I doubt it will ever be raced in anger! Who knows though - I may fall in love with it - and come out of retirement!

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          #5
          Welcome! Sounds like a neat bike. Could you post some pics here for those of us who don't have Facebook?
          Suzondacati Build Thread

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

          Various parts for sale

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            #6
            A proper build thread from your FB page would be a welcome addition to this forum! Very interesting build, excited to see more and perhaps borrow, (er, steal) a few ideas for my next build...
            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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              #7
              SP2 forks?

              WW

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              Life is a journey, not a destination.

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                #8
                Rad!

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by wildwhl View Post
                  SP2 forks?

                  WW

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                  No, SP1 - with this T clamp

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by frinesi2 View Post
                    Welcome! Sounds like a neat bike. Could you post some pics here for those of us who don't have Facebook?
                    Now I'm a member here, I'll post pics as we get parts finished, and start the main build. MY FB page has it all, however - we also have other jobs in and out, so - not like all the pics are in a group. Here are a couple though -- Rebuilt RC51 wheel/forks/brakes - and Hawk rear
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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by flyinelvis View Post
                      A proper build thread from your FB page would be a welcome addition to this forum! Very interesting build, excited to see more and perhaps borrow, (er, steal) a few ideas for my next build...
                      Hey - no great secrets (yet!!) just a lot of careful prep, and assembly. Maybe have a couple more mods to the engine - mostly, cosmetic - but 'different'! Gnarliest so far I think is the NSR250 tank top going on the Hawk bottom - quite different !!
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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by Brid Caveney View Post

                        No, SP1 - with this T clamp
                        ABM stuff is nice. Keep the pics coming.

                        WW
                        Life is a journey, not a destination.

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                          #13
                          A couple more progress pics. Nice new Pirelli's on rims -- VFR800 rear/RC51 front, swingarm - almost finished (will be doing brake line mod) radiator/fan cleaned/repainted. The steering stop lugs on the frame had 'pockets' in them, so we drilled/tapped them and popped some 4mm SS button heads in there.
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                            #14
                            that swinger looks awesome...but incomplete without a WW caliper hanger
                            Being able to ride from point A to Point B does not mean you have skills.

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                              #15
                              Brid Caveney Awesome work !!!

                              Welcome to the cult

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