Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Another newbie

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

    Another newbie

    I bought my 89 Hawk last October. I didnít have my motorcycle endorsement yet, but when I saw the bike I knew that I had to have it. I like to think that I recognize a good thing when I see it.
    I spent my first month of ownership learning about the bikeís mechanics while watching two very generous friends replace, among a multitude of other things, the clutch and fork seals. Since this is my first bike I donít have anything to compare the Hawk to, but I have a lot of fun riding it and feel completely comfortable with it. My only complaint is with some parts and service people trying to correct me when I say that I have a Hawk. No, I donít mean a Nighthawk and yes the bike is mine.

    #2
    Ha! This is exactly what I meant by what I said in Doc's avatar post.http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic...asc&highlight=
    I bought my 89 Hawk last October. I didnít have my motorcycle endorsement yet, but when I saw the bike I knew that I had to have it. I like to think that I recognize a good thing when I see it.
    what great taste we all have!
    welcome to the forum, Lady Hawk.
    ride Red.

    Comment


      #3
      hehe... I know what you mean.. I HAVE a Nighthawk, and a Hawk... your sig sums it up!
      Welcome!
      Bill

      Comment


        #4
        Welcome to the forums! It's nice seeing all these new members. I had someone at a dealership mistake my hawk for an SV once. Glad I never let them work on my bike!

        Comment


          #5
          You need to tell them it is a hawk gt.... hawks are a cB in line four derived bike which bears no resemblence to the hawk gt (but does to a night hawk). Welcome!
          '88 Hawk GT
          '89 Harley FXSTC
          2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

          http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

          "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

          Comment


            #6
            i just say NT650.... because they all think its a nighthawk if i say hawk... or hawkGT..

            and if you say RC-31.... its not in the computer. lol

            Comment


              #7
              But RC31 sounds more Racey. That is what I am putting on the race entry form.

              Oh and I say Hawk GT but still have to explain.
              BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
              Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
              "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

              Comment


                #8
                Welcome to the site... and when they give u some chit at the dealer ship... do what I... walk them out side and freaking show it to them... there eyes will get wide and u will see the wheels turning in there heads... then they start to ask me questions...
                Rob
                88 Street Hawk
                F2 tank, Aztec8 dual 4", Duc seat and CF cowl, Stage 3 jet, Uni Pods, M4 stubby, SV650 clips, controls & fuel pump, GSXR front mc and CFB1000 front caliper, F3 forks upper and internals, Penske 8983, Gino RCR, rear jump plates & R6 pegs and Vapor gauge...
                04 CRF50 pit bike and stunt runner...
                91 Suzuki GSF400 Bandit (she's a runner now...)

                Comment


                  #9
                  I wonder if Nighthawk owners have the same problem in reverse from time to time Bill??

                  Welcome to the forum! Hawk was my first bike too. Eight years and counting so far. You could not have made a better choice for a first bike, but i'm a little biased.....

                  The members here are really good, (most of the time) and we try hard to help each other out.

                  Get a few of the specialty Hawk tools, and dont be afraid to mod away.
                  -I'm sorry....I did not know she was your sister.
                  -If Buckleys cold mixture went rancid......how would anybody know????
                  -Dont piss off the quiet guy with the chain saw.

                  Comment


                    #10
                    Since this is my first bike I donít have anything to compare the Hawk to, but I have a lot of fun riding it and feel completely comfortable with it. My only complaint is with some parts and service people trying to correct me when I say that I have a Hawk. No, I donít mean a Nighthawk and yes the bike is mine.
                    HAWKGT was my first has well and every bike i own after will always be compared to my hawk. so any bike in my garage has to live up to some high standards IMO. consider your self lucky you popped your cherry on the hawk. o wait your a chick i hope your not offended by that comment. well you know what im saying.

                    when ordering parts or dealing with the dealerships call it nt650. thats the "offical" model # but has you can see honda likes to confuss people with all the names (hawkgt, nt650, rc31, badass) my rc51 is the same (rc51, rvt1000, sp1-sp2)

                    no one ever knows what it is and if they guess they typicaly guess duc
                    i even had a guy ask what model ducati it was and then told me he raced ducs! i found that kinda funny.
                    im always impressed with bikers that do know what it is, or how about the times when you go to the local biker hangout and draw a crowd with a 17yo bike. that always makes my day.
                    1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

                    Comment


                      #11
                      lol, my hawk was my first bike too.... every bike ive ridden since ive compared to it.

                      Comment


                        #12
                        dude

                        and i bet its hard to find one that even gets close to the level of enjoyment you get from riding your hawk hu???
                        1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

                        Comment


                          #13
                          What really make my day is getting together with other bikers for the first time, and almost always, a former salesman or dealer owner comes over and says something like:
                          "WOW!!! a Hawk!" "We couldn't get rid of these back in the day, but now its hard to find one anywhere." "Is it for sale???? (pleading look in the eye)

                          Sorry about the thread jack, but the topic is too difficult to pass up.

                          -I'm sorry....I did not know she was your sister.
                          -If Buckleys cold mixture went rancid......how would anybody know????
                          -Dont piss off the quiet guy with the chain saw.

                          Comment


                            #14
                            Woo! Another female. Welcome.
                            "One should always have either mountains or the sea, or, preferably, both at once."

                            "You must do the things you think you cannot do."

                            "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'WOW WHAT A RIDE!!!!!'."

                            serafinak.com

                            Comment


                              #15
                              Curious people

                              Originally Posted by Hawk Jr
                              when they give u some chit at the dealer ship... do what I... walk them out side and freaking show it to them... there eyes will get wide and u will see the wheels turning in there heads... then they start to ask me questions...
                              I actually got to experience this last Tuesday when I got new tires put on. After I picked up my keys the parts manager pointed me out to the service guys and then we all went outside to admire the bike together.
                              Then there are the people who recognize the Hawk. Before I owned the bike it belonged to a student at LSU who used it as a commuter bike. A couple of times Iíve rode up to a local cycle shop and had the people who work there go ďSo itís you who owns that bike! Iíve seen it around campus.Ē They seemed very excited to see the Hawk and get permission to touch it.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X