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    Another 88 Hawk --> this time with 926 miles on it!!!

    Greetings all:

    I had a '88 Hawk that I sold with 16,000 miles on it in San Francisco on Craigslist for $3200 w/Joe Rocket jacket, Shoei and gloves. I posted the ad at about 11 am, and by 2 pm I had the cash in my pocket and no more Hawk. I sold it 'cause I was leaving the Bay Area to go to Michigan, where I didn't think having it would be smart.

    For the last 5 years I've been motorcycle-less.

    This week I just bought another '88 Hawk. Here in Texas they're not worth as much as they are in the Bay Area where people really appreciate them. But I still managed to pay $3700 for it. Why?

    It had less than 900 original miles on it!!!

    The original owner bought it, was scared to ride it, and kept it in a game room in his house for a decade and a half. The second owner bought it, had a bunch of carb/fuel line work done, got a new battery, tires, and put a corbin seat on it. Luckily, he left the stock exhaust on it, so it's basically all original except for the seat.

    Y'all are jealous, I know.

    I have never, ever, ever seen a nicer Hawk GT than the one I just got. I don't know how much I'll ride it given it's pristine condition, but I put 40 miles on it the night I took it home 'cause I couldn't stop riding the thing.

    It's not for sale yet. Maybe one day it will be, but I'm not so sure. People might say these bikes are for girls or beginners, or beginner girl riders-- but people who know know better.

    #2
    Congrats. Don't ever sell it and if you do only to one of us.

    Post pics!!
    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
    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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      #3
      I haven't taken my own photos, but here was the craigslist ad:

      http://dallas.craigslist.org/mcy/222856455.html

      Who ever heard of a 18 year old bike, this fun to ride, with under 1,000 original miles on it?

      Also, I had to edit the original post, 'cause I hate typos.

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        #4
        Nice.
        BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
        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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          #5
          incredible find! wow... but you know... that bike was made to be ridden... you gotta put some miles on it (or buy a high mileage one to ride and keep that one)
          ...

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            #6
            Nice find! The problem with letting a bike sit like that is that when you try to ride it again, it needs work. Keep up with the maintenance, and ride it occasionally at least to keep her breathing, and you've got a great collector's bike in working condition. Since it's already had fluids in it, and it's already been run, there's no going back! You've got to keep it running!

            Now get yourself a beater Hawk and ride that one the way Soichiro intended!
            1988 "BlackHawk" project
            1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
            1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

            I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
            People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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              #7
              It's up to 980 miles now. I actually was out on it tonight, but needed to take a friend of mine up to pick up his car. I went home to get my car and drove on four wheels which isn't very fun.

              I can't believe I went 5 years without a bike, since I have such a hard time not riding the Hawk. I'm going to post some videos of it or something soon, just because it's that amazing. I took it by a Ducati dealer the other night, and it got a lot of attention there... the owner of the shop came out to look at it when he heard how little mileage it had.

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                #8
                Screw keeping the miles down for money reasons. I say ride it like you just bought a brand new bike because, essentially, that's what you just did.
                '88 Hawk GT - back in the saddle
                '99 Suzuki GZ250 - the first

                '87 Suzuki GSXR1100/1207cc - traded to get my Hawk back

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