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    New to the board, but I've had my Hawk for about a year now.

    Bought my 1989 Hawk GT from a Honda Dealership last year and have since installed Woodcraft rearsets and clip-ons. Carbs have been jetted and it came with a Supertrapp exhaust. This thing handles just fine and I believe that all suspension is stock. I only say because I am 6'3" and ~275lbs, and other than occasionally scraping the service stand (which is coming off) I've felt more like I was going to scrape the handle bars before anything else.

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    Question: I am putting on a new set of tires and the only literature I've seen recommends the back tire size is 150/70-17, and that a popular alternative was 160/60-17. When I looked at the Me-1's that came on the bike, I found the back tire that I've been riding on is a 150/60-17. I've read that (unless you've upgraded to the VFR wheel) the wider the tire is than stock in the back, it hampers handling. What is the more commonly used size for someone who enjoys cut the heck out of a bunch of back country roads on a daily basis? Any help would be appreciated!

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    “Freedom is something that dies unless it's used”

    - Hunter S. Thompson

    1989 Hawk GT - As a whole, it is gone, but it now lives vicariously as a small part of several other Hawks on this website.
    1997 VFR 750 - D&D exhaust

    #2
    I have a 170 tyre on a VFR800 wheel. Handles differently to stock but fine nevertheless. You'll find you adapt and will hardly notice the difference after a couple of weeks. My 2p.

    Welcome to another big dude by the way. I'm 6'5" and 200lbs.
    '95 ShaftHawk 650P>
    Front: Bros Mk2 front wheel; Mk1 forks; MetalGear disc; NC30 caliper; cb1 yoke.
    Breathing: Hacked up and shortened ART tri-can on collector and link pipe from DemonTweeks.
    Other: RGV bars; DefT dash; modded subframe; modded rearsets; relocated ignition.

    '91 Bros 650 Mk1>
    Currently off the road.

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      #3
      Hi Def, why is it you have a NC30 caliper with the smaller 25mm pistons
      to a Bros with 30mm. Is there any difference in the braking performance?
      Fabian

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        #4
        Originally Posted by fabitappi
        Is there any difference in the braking performance?
        Fabian
        Better for me, greater feel at the lever.
        (Plus it goes straight on - I can't resist a change for changes sake. I have the r/h caliper too, searching for the Holy Grail - a r/h fork leg to match the l/h Bros one.)
        '95 ShaftHawk 650P>
        Front: Bros Mk2 front wheel; Mk1 forks; MetalGear disc; NC30 caliper; cb1 yoke.
        Breathing: Hacked up and shortened ART tri-can on collector and link pipe from DemonTweeks.
        Other: RGV bars; DefT dash; modded subframe; modded rearsets; relocated ignition.

        '91 Bros 650 Mk1>
        Currently off the road.

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          #5
          Wasn't there a person selling a CB1 r/h fork leg in the For sale section
          "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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            #6
            Yeah but the CB1 leg's not the same (mirror-image) as the Bros one.
            '95 ShaftHawk 650P>
            Front: Bros Mk2 front wheel; Mk1 forks; MetalGear disc; NC30 caliper; cb1 yoke.
            Breathing: Hacked up and shortened ART tri-can on collector and link pipe from DemonTweeks.
            Other: RGV bars; DefT dash; modded subframe; modded rearsets; relocated ignition.

            '91 Bros 650 Mk1>
            Currently off the road.

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