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  • flyinelvis
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    Originally Posted by AAMRR305 View Post
    New to the Hawk community but not new to the motorcycle community. After retiring from the motorcycle industry after a 45+ year career I decided I needed a new project. I've always wanted a Hawk GT so when the opportunity arose I jumped on it...
    Welcome! Very nice start, continued best of luck on the project!

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  • ParcNHawk
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    Welcome to the forum! Nice work.
    Any plans on selling the take offs?

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  • AAMRR305
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    New to the Hawk community but not new to the motorcycle community. After retiring from the motorcycle industry after a 45+ year career I decided I needed a new project. I've always wanted a Hawk GT so when the opportunity arose I jumped on it. I ditched the Spec II fairing, bag mounts and decided to get it track day ready. YSS shock, new fork tubes, Race Tech cartridge emulators, 520 chain and sprockets, fresh paint on the wheels and fork legs, stainless brake lines, DP brake pads up front. I was able to install GSXR rearsets using an adapter plate, worked out pretty well. Michelin Power RS tires, for now. Bike came with a Factory Pro jet kit and modified air box lid, pretty sure we're going to do more with that. Maybe remove the lid completely or do pods with a stage 7 kit. New fuel lines. Hope to get to the track in April to see what we have. Thanks for inviting me to the group. Looking forward to your advise and expertise as we
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  • nozzle
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    We’d all love to see your collection, glad you shared

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  • SPA
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    skierinutah to the cult!

    Post some pictures up when you get a chance!

    Aloha Spa
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  • 69Falcon
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    Welcome aboard!

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  • skierinutah
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    Hi there, New member, but a Hawk owner off and on since they came out. I have an 88 in Grey now, totally stock and just over 5K on it. Too many other bikes to list in the collection, but my main collection is old Italian from all the factories. Ride every day when the weather is good, snow and salt here now......

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  • SPA
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    Originally Posted by portland-dustin View Post
    Hey everybody! Thanks for your advice on my previously long-winded post asking for Hawk buying advice!

    I picked up the Hawk in question, a 1990 with 25k on the clock. Mostly original except a set of VFR clip-ons. Going to find some original bars and mirrors, put new tires on it, and ride it ride ride it. Already really impressed with the torque, sound, and easy handling. What a charming bike. It's a keeper!

    hawk.jpeg
    to the cult!
    Aloha Spa
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  • flyinelvis
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    Originally Posted by portland-dustin View Post
    Hey everybody! Thanks for your advice on my previously long-winded post asking for Hawk buying advice![/ATTACH]
    Welcome aboard Dustin! You've picked a wonderful machine and yours appears to be in excellent condition.

    Straying from the Hawk, any details on the Toyota truck in the background? My first new car purchase was a bronze '79 SR-5. Financially strapped as a young 20-something, i decide I could do without A/C b/c that would add another $5 to my monthly payment. Live and learn. On occasion I look to see if there are any out there, but I assume most have fallen pray to the dreaded cancer of oxidation...

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  • ricksax
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    Welcome aboard Dustin. There are at least three of us active on Hawks in the Portland, Oregon area. Here's a snapshot of a group ride last summer.
    Three Hawks 9-14-19 MED.jpg

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  • portland-dustin
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    Hey everybody! Thanks for your advice on my previously long-winded post asking for Hawk buying advice!

    I picked up the Hawk in question, a 1990 with 25k on the clock. Mostly original except a set of VFR clip-ons. Going to find some original bars and mirrors, put new tires on it, and ride it ride ride it. Already really impressed with the torque, sound, and easy handling. What a charming bike. It's a keeper!

    hawk.jpeg

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  • flyinelvis
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    Welcome! The heart of these bikes is the V-twin, I’m sure the Deauville is a well built ride. Honda never brought one to the States.

    Pictures! We love pictures!

    Happy Holidays!

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  • TJntv
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    Bike 4.jpg Hello all, UK based, back to riding after 20 years off. Wanted a project to occupy myself during our covid lockdown, found this forum, thought lets give it a go. Just for fun, aiming for nice asthetics, not track day performance. Due to lack of decent UK "Bros" imports, I've ended up with the Deauville halft faired shaft drive version, very good mechanicals poor fairing etc. so decent base. I realise its not the ideal start, but they are identical chassis wise (not SSSA / tank is different). Grateful for any ideas for simple first moves? Found the image below, something like that.
    1. get the rear end sorted (I like the CBR1000RR look) without cutting the sub frame off? Dont mind a bit of angle grinder fun but dont have welder.
    2. Possible rearset options
    3. Plain top yoke to replace the bar clamps
    4. Direct fit clip-ons
    5. I'll sort out the headlight, not sure to got "naked" or cafe racer style fairing.

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  • scupula
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    Hi. I'm new to riding and the forum. I'm just outside of Pittsburgh. I told my wife second car or two motorcycles. She picked two motorcycles. I just got a 1990 Hawk and she got a 2003 Rebel 250.

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  • FFWD
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    Originally Posted by portland-dustin View Post
    Hi there! I'm getting back into motorcycling after a long hiatus. Just finished up my moto class and I have a 1986 Honda Elite that I've been riding for a few months. I'm considering picking up a Hawk as my first bike. Specifically, this one: https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...211107061.html

    Looks to be in okay shape, but it has a branded title—probably due to being a theft recovery.

    I'm going to check it out/test ride it in a few days. Things to look out for? Hawk-specific questions to ask?

    Looks like it'll need new tires, SS brake lines, and probably some suspension work. Anything else?

    Final question: I was considering picking up an older '70s CB350, but I feel like the Hawk would just be a better all-around bike. More reliable, better brakes, etc. Am I right?

    Thanks all!
    Answering backwards, definitely get a Hawk. I mean, what else did you expect us to say?

    There should be a buyer's checklist on here somewhere on what to look for, but just be aware that the more modified it is, the more you need to ask yourself if the person who did the work knew what they were doing.

    Make sure the branding won't prevent you from registering/plating it in your area.

    ParcNHawk is in your area and is not only knowledgeable, but probably also has a stash of spares in case whatever you buy needs anything. Great person to get to know.

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