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    I ran into a guy in a parking lot (coleman powersports in hoodbridge ,VA...thanks dude) who told me about this forum and I glad he did. Since HAWKGT.COM went belly up I was missing the HAWK love. So here I am w/ Heidi my 88 HAWK.,found on ebay less than 20 miles from my house. That was 3 years, 15,000miles a a bunch of money ago.

    So far she has the Wantenabe carbon tank, lindeman f2 front end, penske shock, ss lines, chafong rearsets, corbin seat, weisco pistons, corrillo rods, cam grind, port polish, ti valve springs, unis, factory jet kit and short shift kit, carbon clutch, recut gears and modified twobros highmount exhaust. She dynos at about 65hp and still gets 50mpg, pretty nice with the 5 gallon tank. I think there is a few more hp, the jetting isn't quite perfect yet.

    I am moving out to San Diego next week so if you guys can recommend a good shop, I would really appriciate your help, and if any of you guys are down there, then let's ride sometime ! I'll post a pic too if one of you guys can tell me how...
    Cheers!
    Greg
    88 sort of blue Hawk "Heidi"
    98 yellow Valkyrie, "Hilda"
    02 Grey Futura "Ashley"
    06 Yellow Daytona 675 "Sunny"

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    here we are

    88 sort of blue Hawk "Heidi"
    98 yellow Valkyrie, "Hilda"
    02 Grey Futura "Ashley"
    06 Yellow Daytona 675 "Sunny"

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      #3
      Re: New in SOCAL

      Originally Posted by USMCHAWKGT
      I ran into a guy in a parking lot (coleman powersports in hoodbridge ,VA...thanks dude) who told me about this forum and I glad he did. Since HAWKGT.COM went belly up I was missing the HAWK love. So here I am w/ Heidi my 88 HAWK.,found on ebay less than 20 miles from my house. That was 3 years, 15,000miles a a bunch of money ago.

      So far she has the Wantenabe carbon tank, lindeman f2 front end, penske shock, ss lines, chafong rearsets, corbin seat, weisco pistons, corrillo rods, cam grind, port polish, ti valve springs, unis, factory jet kit and short shift kit, carbon clutch, recut gears and modified twobros highmount exhaust. She dynos at about 65hp and still gets 50mpg, pretty nice with the 5 gallon tank. I think there is a few more hp, the jetting isn't quite perfect yet.

      I am moving out to San Diego next week so if you guys can recommend a good shop, I would really appriciate your help, and if any of you guys are down there, then let's ride sometime ! I'll post a pic too if one of you guys can tell me how...
      Cheers!
      Greg
      Nice bike. What do you mean hawkgt.com went belly up? I still get messages everyday.
      BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
      Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
      "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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        #4
        my bad, but actually good

        Cool, got back from deployment awhile ago and when I checked out the site, I looked through the classifieds and 0 activity, so I thought it was defunct. Should have dug a little more.
        Thanks,
        G
        88 sort of blue Hawk "Heidi"
        98 yellow Valkyrie, "Hilda"
        02 Grey Futura "Ashley"
        06 Yellow Daytona 675 "Sunny"

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          #5
          USM,
          Welcome to the forums. And that is awesome that someone told you about the site in a parkinglot, who was it? someone confess.
          That is a good looking bike..it sounds like it is a little quicker than mine.
          Anyway, I dont really know too many shops, anywhere in the world, but I thought I had better welcome you.

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            #6
            Originally Posted by Soul
            USM,
            Welcome to the forums. And that is awesome that someone told you about the site in a parkinglot, who was it? someone confess.
            That is a good looking bike..it sounds like it is a little quicker than mine.
            Anyway, I dont really know too many shops, anywhere in the world, but I thought I had better welcome you.
            Didn't get the guy's name, he was there to test ride a Ducati Thanks for the welcome, i think the forum is going to be a great resource.

            Greg
            88 sort of blue Hawk "Heidi"
            98 yellow Valkyrie, "Hilda"
            02 Grey Futura "Ashley"
            06 Yellow Daytona 675 "Sunny"

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              #7
              welcome Greg.....still have that Triumph 955 also?...finally got my wife a Hawk which I get to ride!...

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                #8
                Hey Buddy!

                Actually I don't I got an '05 Sprint ST, then totalled it, so now I have a Daytona 675 which is pretty awsome. How are things over there?
                Greg
                88 sort of blue Hawk "Heidi"
                98 yellow Valkyrie, "Hilda"
                02 Grey Futura "Ashley"
                06 Yellow Daytona 675 "Sunny"

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                  #9
                  pretty slick but I'm not digging the exhaust.
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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by Makenzie71
                    pretty slick but I'm not digging the exhaust.
                    It is a work in progress, started out as a 2bros left side, but kept decking the header on the left, then tried a buell style setup, but kept decking on the right, so this was the compromise for now. Sounds awsome though, and never have clearance problems any more...
                    88 sort of blue Hawk "Heidi"
                    98 yellow Valkyrie, "Hilda"
                    02 Grey Futura "Ashley"
                    06 Yellow Daytona 675 "Sunny"

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                      #11
                      Re: Hey Buddy!

                      Originally Posted by USMCHAWKGT
                      Actually I don't I got an '05 Sprint ST, then totalled it, so now I have a Daytona 675 which is pretty awsome. How are things over there?
                      Greg
                      675 is pretty rad for the street!...congrats...sorry about the Sprint though!....things are pretty okay....am currently healing from a little get off from my Monster....but I should be back on the road in a couple weeks thereabouts....so...how jazzed are you about your new duty station?....glad to be away from the Pentagon I bet!

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by USMCHAWKGT
                        Originally Posted by Makenzie71
                        pretty slick but I'm not digging the exhaust.
                        It is a work in progress, started out as a 2bros left side, but kept decking the header on the left, then tried a buell style setup, but kept decking on the right, so this was the compromise for now. Sounds awsome though, and never have clearance problems any more...
                        Don't alter the header...it's the can that's an eyesore. It looks very out of place. Go to the base of the midpipe, just before the bend, and take a 1/4" wedge out of it and reweld. Then take that bend out before the pipe. Make it flow with the lines a bit more.
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                          #13
                          Re: Hey Buddy!

                          Originally Posted by zooom
                          Originally Posted by USMCHAWKGT
                          Actually I don't I got an '05 Sprint ST, then totalled it, so now I have a Daytona 675 which is pretty awsome. How are things over there?
                          Greg
                          675 is pretty rad for the street!...congrats...sorry about the Sprint though!....things are pretty okay....am currently healing from a little get off from my Monster....but I should be back on the road in a couple weeks thereabouts....so...how jazzed are you about your new duty station?....glad to be away from the Pentagon I bet!
                          I am. I was in NOVA too long, and I am jazzed about living in San Diego. Unfortunately I will be there only a about a month and a half before I go to Iraq for 6 months. Should be enough time to get some practice in on Palomar Canyon though.. Sorry about the Monster, are you both alright?
                          -G
                          88 sort of blue Hawk "Heidi"
                          98 yellow Valkyrie, "Hilda"
                          02 Grey Futura "Ashley"
                          06 Yellow Daytona 675 "Sunny"

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                            #14
                            Don't alter the header...it's the can that's an eyesore. It looks very out of place. Go to the base of the midpipe, just before the bend, and take a 1/4" wedge out of it and reweld. Then take that bend out before the pipe. Make it flow with the lines a bit more.[/quote]

                            good ideas, when I get back I am going to tinker w/ it but for now I am just going to be happy to ride it since I take off in early Aug. Thanks for the advice....
                            Greg
                            88 sort of blue Hawk "Heidi"
                            98 yellow Valkyrie, "Hilda"
                            02 Grey Futura "Ashley"
                            06 Yellow Daytona 675 "Sunny"

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                              #15
                              Re: Hey Buddy!

                              Originally Posted by USMCHAWKGT
                              I am. I was in NOVA too long, and I am jazzed about living in San Diego. Unfortunately I will be there only a about a month and a half before I go to Iraq for 6 months. Should be enough time to get some practice in on Palomar Canyon though.. Sorry about the Monster, are you both alright?
                              -G
                              Enjoy Palomar!...I've seen from www.ridebehindvideos.com the niceness of that set of twisties!....too bad about it being a short visit...but you'll be back soon!....be safe and well in the big sand box my friend...I have a buddy on deployment over there as a medical triage technician....and another guy I know is over there training the Afghani troops to support and defend themselves....as far as the Monster.....well....sweaty hands inside the gloves led to me having to readjust my hand inside the glove while still on the throttle and as I did so....the glove got caught up in the throttle and I 12 O'clock wheelied the bike and fell off the back and then it landed on my right leg...suffered severe bone bruising in my right ankle....my boots kept my leg and ankle from being broken....and my jacket and pants got shredded pretty good...but no rash and no other injuries...the bike suffered broken rearset,broken rear brake line,scraped to hell clutch cover,broken rear turn signal,bent bars and slightly busted front fairing,and the exhaust can and upsweep pipe on the right side is done also....but is all repairable and have most of the parts en route..so I should be back on the road in a couple few weeks!

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