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    Hello All Newb with a question here

    HI every one... VERY cool site! I frequant many boards and I must say this in one of the more active and cool sites I have been on.

    Quick question... I have been looking for a Hawk for a while without much luck. I have found one that has 25k on the clock, a few scrapes and scratches, dented tank etc... They wanted 3k (iknow that is too high) but I think he will sell it for around 2k. Seems to run pretty well.

    Is this a fair price for an 88? What are the things I should look for to make sure all is good?

    Thanks in advance, hopefully I can "really" join the club this week!


    Bill

    #2
    I bought my Hawk about 8 weeks ago. I agree that this forum is awesome, both for entertainment and as a knowledge base for information. I have a 90 with 9K miles on it. A few dings here and there, but really sharp. So far it runs perfectly with the exception of a turn signal / wiring problem. It was listed for $2500 and I talked the guy down to $2000 - paid cash. the guy almost cried when I rode his (my) bike away.

    I live in Seattle and the bike market is really hot. For a few weeks bikes were selling for over bluebook just because of the demand. From all of the local research I did I would have gladly paid $2500, maybe a bit more for mine.

    What city are you in? Have you tried checking www.craigslist.com for big cities near you?
    1990 Hawk - all stock

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      #3
      this site may help guide through the purchase woes

      http://www.hbon.org.uk

      Go for the faq, last link on that page.

      As far as the price I think mostly the opinion of the USA members is a good one for about $2000.00 (no doubt they'll correct me, if needed, when they wake up )
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        #4
        Thanks for the info all!


        Meeting this afternoon to take anoter look at her....

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          #5
          Depending on where you are you may be interested to know that there is a craigslist.com one in the plattsburg new york area for $2800ish. Looks clean and in good shape.
          '88 Hawk GT
          '89 Harley FXSTC
          2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

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

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            #6
            I wouldn't pay over $3000 for a Hawk and it would have to be mint.

            Of course I would rather get a rough one and do the work on it to save some bucks.
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              #7
              Ok thanks to all for the links and information. Things did not work out today. Bike was just a little to rough for me. Actually it wasn't that bad and I liked the idea of taking it a part and fixing her up. The price just did not work for me.

              Looks like 3k buys a nice one, 2k for this one just seemed a little steep. Search goes on.

              I did get to ride it (my first ride on a hawk) and it was really cool! I have owned many bikes, and ridden even more. There is something special about that little bike! I love the way it felt, very light, low, and so slim compared to my viffer.... Just made the bug worse.

              I live in Ft Worth TX, if you all run across something in this area (have trailer will travel) shoot me a PM.... In the meantime I will scan the board here and see what other members may have for sale.



              Thanks again...

              Bill

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                #8
                Bill, a good Hawk in solid condition can be had - easily - for around $2500. 2K and under, you're (maybe) in fixer-upper territory (of course, I bought my '88 Hawk for $1875 in 2004, beautiful condition and only 9000 miles). Prices seem to have gone up slightly lately, but not that much. 3K for a banged-up Hawk? That guy's a jerk, keep looking.

                Me? After 3+ years getting to know the Hawk community, hawkgt.com and this Forum, I think I might hesitate to buy a Hawk from someone who wasn't on the List or the Forum, unless I got to look the bike over. If it was a Lister I knew? I'd buy that sight unseen. It's a good bunch of people. Most Listers advertise their bikes (and parts and stuff, too) first with the price they've set, but then with the special "Lister price."
                1988 "BlackHawk" project
                1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

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                  #9
                  3K for a Hawk? Mint, and/or with a full fan club treatment, maybe. If it needs work than you should negotiate or look elsewhere.

                  $2000 is average for a good stock Hawk; prices tend to be a bit higher when it's peak riding season. If there aren't any for sale in your area, and you really want one, $2500 at the most.

                  I bought my '89 for $1900 from someone who has owned and ridden other Hawks and Hondas and he put some work into the bike.

                  I can appreciate that Hawks are rare but at the 20-year-mark they have dropped in value compared to several years ago, before modern bikes started copying the Hawk. Maybe in a few years they will pick up value as classics.
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