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    Bros Newbie

    Hi all,

    Nice forum, it's rare to find such a good (and friendly) resource online.

    Just managed to find myself an 88 model Bros 650, it's fairly standard apart from a braided front brake line and a set of sliders I installed a couple of days ago (removing that engine bolt was fun!).

    It's my first bike, though I have ridden my dad's VF500 and VFR750 back home in Aus a few times and bashed around a few paddocks on various trail bikes when I was a kid.

    Pretty happy I managed to get my hands on one of these - they are almost non existant in Australia and I remember reading about them my old man's Motorcyclist magazines in the late 80s, nestled in amongst BMW K1 reviews and various other strange machines we never saw 'down under'. So the fascination began back in '88..

    My bike isn't mint - it's seen about 55k, but it's been taken care of pretty well. I'll just have to spend the next few weeks cleaning it before I post too many pics - the bikes I've seen on this site look pretty impressive!

    So, next job is oil and filter change and I've got a set of cush drives arriving in the post sometime next week. That will be fun.

    Oh, and I've gotta sort out a full licence so I don't have to keep sneaking about on short rides at 6 in the morning...

    here's the old girl:

    guess I'd better clean the garage a little too

    #2
    Hey, another UK Bros owner. Welcome to the forum. Looks like a nice clean bike you have there.
    '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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      #3
      Thanks
      I think the camera has a rust/grime filter!

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        #4
        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

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          #5
          Something about the way the background is out of focus made my eyes think that was a pic of one of those little diecast models. Did anyone ever produce a hawk model?

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            #6
            Welcome!
            Brandon


            88' (Gulf) Hawk GT
            and some non-Hawks...

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              #7
              Allrighty,

              It's been almost a year but I think I'm about ready to move on from Bros-dom and maybe get a Hornet (Honda 599 in US)..

              So my faithful friend will be up for sale in about a month or so. It's an 88 650, has done ~58,000 kms (36000 miles), is a little scruffy cosmetically (scratches from straps on rear plastic and marks on pillion seat, front guard has dodgy respray - all from previous owner) but is mechanically sound.

              Since owning it I've had a new clutch, fitted a holeshot flyscreen and indicators and also some crash mushrooms plus had a service.

              I'll be looking for around 900, pm for any further details..

              I'll miss the little thing

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                #8
                Might be an idea to post a new thread for this in the For Sale / Wanted forum for more exposure. Sorry to hear you are selling but the Hornet is a good choice.
                '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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                  #9
                  Will do, once It's definately on sale..
                  Gonna stick with this forum though, there's quite a few inspirational people on it

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