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    Hawk owner from the UK

    Hi all

    My name's Richard and I'm an Old Fart of 47 who has a black Hawk 650 from 1988. My bike is in very good condition and is (almost) standard, the only mods being a 'fender extender' for our wet weather and a 'bikini' fairing which helps with the wind pressure.

    My bike's originally from Canada and was exported to Holland in 1991, and from there to the UK in 1992. It's only done 66000 kms (that's about 40,000 miles) and I've had her since May last year (2006). I'll post some pics later.

    There aren't many Hawks here in the UK: there are a fair few imported Bros models, as these were a big hit with couriers, for reasons we all know: nimble, quick, narrow, torquey, etc etc...

    One thing puzzles me: it's black with red lettering. I've read that they were only produced in grey and red for the US market?

    Anyway, hi guys and I hope we'll get along fine - I'm sure I'll need some mechanical advice as things go.
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    #2
    Welcome Richard.
    Post some pictures of your UK Hawk..

    You can learn a lot from the guys on this forum.

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      #3
      welcome
      (ex)spambot exterminator .
      BROS 400 owners : http://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/sho...+400+countdown

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        #4
        Re: Hawk owner from the UK

        Originally Posted by RichardC
        Hi all


        There aren't many Hawks here in the UK: .

        Im sure there are but JR buys them all!

        cheers
        Robs

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          #5
          Hi Richard, looking forward to seeing your pics too
          '88 Bros NT650J
          Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
          Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
          Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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            #6
            Ok I've only got 2 Hawks, and I've only ever seen 3 others
            "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

            • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
            • Ohlins Rear Shock
            • F2 front wheel
            • VFR750 rear wheel
            • Hiperform seat&headers
            • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
            • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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              #7
              Welcome too.
              Black with red lettering was a Canada-only color scheme I believe.
              As in this picture:
              -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.

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                #8
                Yeah looks like mine, apart from the seat (mine's a very comfy Corbin replacement) and the front forks - which don't look standard in that pic.

                Anyway, thanks for the welcome - I'll be asking some mechanical questions as I have a slight misfire or 'cough'.
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                  #9
                  Here's the incriminating evidence:

                  http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2103
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                    #10
                    Nice to meet you
                    Another 1 from the Uk were slowly building in numbers
                    ARCIE31
                    If your not livin' on the edge your taking up too much room

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                      #11
                      Thatīs the look of a stock canadian ī88 HAWK .

                      Dirk

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                        #12
                        new member

                        hi all

                        my names dennis im 40 and live in south london, I have a mk2 bros with a africa twin engine,with an 02 fireblade front end plus m4 race headers/beowolf silencer .which at this very moment iv'e just split the lump to do a major rebuild ,so any ideas on firms to use for engine work please let us know...

                        thanks flypiguk

                        i'll post some pics when its finished

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                          #13
                          new member

                          hi all

                          my names dennis im 40 and live in south london, I have a mk2 bros with a africa twin engine,with an 02 fireblade front end plus m4 race headers/beowolf silencer .which at this very moment iv'e just split the lump to do a major rebuild ,so any ideas on firms to use for engine work please let us know...

                          thanks flypiguk

                          i'll post some pics when its finished

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                            #14
                            new member

                            hi all

                            my names dennis im 40 and live in south london, I have a mk2 bros with a africa twin engine,with an 02 fireblade front end plus m4 race headers/beowolf silencer .which at this very moment iv'e just split the lump to do a major rebuild ,so any ideas on firms to use for engine work please let us know...

                            thanks flypiguk

                            i'll post some pics when its finished

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                              #15
                              new member

                              hi all

                              my names dennis im 40 and live in south london, I have a mk2 bros with a africa twin engine,with an 02 fireblade front end plus m4 race headers/beowolf silencer .which at this very moment iv'e just split the lump to do a major rebuild ,so any ideas on firms to use for engine work please let us know...

                              thanks flypiguk

                              i'll post some pics when its finished

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