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  • SlyHawk
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    Yeah, the tank and front fender are 92 Toyota Camry. The tail is a replacement. I am also planning on painting my bike.

    To get my hawk running first drained the tank. Then I pulled the carbs and cleaned the jets and needles. Then I replaced the plugs and installed a new battery. At this point the bike ran, but not very well. I pulled the carbs again and really worked on the jets. When I learned more about NT650s and jetting I realized that I needed a stage 3 jet kit to match up with the race cone non baffled supertrapp the bike came with. Rather then risking ebay, I went to Hordpower.com and ordered JD's Uni Pod, jet kit, breather combo. I think if I would have told JD my set up he could of told me exactly what jets to use, but I used this website, Hawkgt.com and Factory's (jet kit company) recomondations and it worked out pretty sweet. I do have a slight shutter at 4500 rpms, but above and below it's sweet.

    A quick word on the spark plugs, the hawk is a dual spark system and the front spark plug is intended to be replaced with the the plug wrench from the tool kit. I don't have the hawk tool kit and the local Honda shop wouldn't let me borrow theirs. I ended up grinding a deep socket down to size for this job. I later found a chain saw spark plug wrench at a garage sale that fits prefect.

    I am now ignoring a charging system issue. I will dig into that when the season is over. I want to maximize my riding days and I can get by with using a battery charger in the meantime.

    Good luck with your Hawk

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  • FormulaJay
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    Hey, what's up slyhawk. I haven't exactly been here very long, lol, but I guess I will head the welcoming committee. Your bike is looking sharp, I like the hawks a lot in grey or black color. I am actually thinking about painting mine, but first I want to make sure it is running 100% before I start to do any cosmetic work to it.

    edit:Now that I take a closer look at the photo, it looks like the tank and fender are a dark green? What did you have to replace on the bike to get it running?

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  • SlyHawk
    started a topic It's about time to introduce myself

    It's about time to introduce myself

    I'm SlyHawk and I'm a hawkaholic. I had my first taste in 1990 and again in 1995. Now after 11 years of sobriety I have fallen off the wagon. I have pulled a Hawk out of a guys garage and moved it to mine. I would like to give a big thank you to the posters on this sight. With your knowledge and JD at Hordpower's parts I have taken a nonrunning bird and made it fly in just a couple of weeks. It' still not much to look at, but I'm working on that.




    Thanks again for everyones imput and I should be posting more in the future.
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