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    Newbie from Austin, TX

    Hi from Austin, TX!

    Pretty stock '89 Hawk with only 10K. Just getting in to riding, but been a fan for ages.

    Dave
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    #2
    That is a very sweet bike! Welcome.

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      #3
      Welcome. Good looking hawk.

      Do you have any plans for it?
      Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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        #4
        Welcome from Vancouver Island Canada!

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          #5
          Welcome aboard!
          Flock of Hawks | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled!)
          I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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            #6
            Thank you all for the warm welcome. Like 6’s signature I plan on spending some time learning about the hawk not so much spending money. But I did replace the mirrors with the bar end type. Not so much a plan but I would like to paint the frame and wheels black and maybe some clip on bars after a while. Since I am a newbie I was thinking of getting those bars to protect the engine in the likely event I lay it down. What are they called and where to get some?

            thanks
            Dave

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              #7
              Welcome! Great looking Hawk

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                #8
                You mean the frame sliders. One of our members fabricate them, I’m forgetting who though. Check the vendor section.
                Flock of Hawks | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled!)
                I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by 69Falcon View Post
                  You mean the frame sliders. One of our members fabricate them, I’m forgetting who though. Check the vendor section.

                  I'm just up the road in the Waco area FWIW. That being said welcome to the forum.
                  88 Blue Hawk GT - Under construction but rideable (guest approved)
                  89 BlackHawk 2.0 - On the lift and being assembled
                  90 Hawk GT (color as to yet be determined) - Still on the shelf in crates

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                    #10
                    PLEase DO NOT paint the frME OR wheels BLAck.......unless you stole the bike, OK ?

                    not a good idea !!!!!!!!!!!!!! aluminum alloy is much nicer to look at than blah, blah black. people paint things black when they have a deficit of imagination.
                    squirrelman
                    Elite Hawker and Carburetor Master
                    Last edited by squirrelman; 06-19-2021, 07:40 PM.
                    "It's only getting worse."


                    MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

                    Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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                      #11
                      Welcome Mr. drperez!

                      Frame painting isn’t a crime ... look through posts here you will see powder coated Hawk frames, but a number of them are covering crash-rashes or severe corrosion. I think most of us appreciate the stock Hawk as built by Honda ... but are also supporters of heavily modified Hawks featuring components grafted on from other bikes. So, for some of us, seeing a stock Hawk GT in original condition like yours is a treat. Once a few stock bits are replaced ... the modifications become easier and more numerous. Either way ... keeping it stock or building it into something that’s better for you, this is the right place to be!
                      Bi-Coastal U.S.A.: Los Angeles, CA and Long Island, NY

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by squirrelman

                        this assertion is not supported by facts or predominant opinion, and i strongly disagree. alot of people insist upon stamping their personality on things, and alot of people are idiots....... like the 74 million that voted for trump.

                        painting, rather than powdercoating, is a cheap, sloppy and insincere method of messing up a hawk. powdercoating shows a real commitment to doing things right while painting is just cheap and dirty.
                        LOL. I hear what you are saying. Powder coating is the way I am sure. At any rate, it will have to wait. I am still appreciative of the stock hawk.

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                          #13
                          squirrelman
                          Elite Hawker and Carburetor Master
                          squirrelman - Gee! Did I not immediately refer to powder coating? But even so, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If the guy wants to use paint, powder coating or gold plating, or nail polish ... that’s HIS CALL! If he wants it black, pink, orange or primer ... that’s HIS CALL! Painting is not cheap, sloppy or insincere ... unless it’s rattle-can and done without proper surface preparation. I do not know of your “predominant opinion” or “facts”. I believe you just made that up. As far as people “stamping their personality on things” ... that’s EXACTLY WHAT ALL OF US HAVE DONE TO OUR HAWKS. I do not know how any of the foregoing is related to politics. The derogatory label “idiots” is inappropriate and mirrors your rather simplistic and limited view of others ... GROW UP!
                          Bi-Coastal U.S.A.: Los Angeles, CA and Long Island, NY

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                            #14
                            If you ever get to the point of wanting color on your frame and are willing to disassemble the bike and bring the parts you want coated I'll make you a forum special and I'll coat it any color you want, no judgment, lol Beauty is always in the eye of the beerholder

                            When you get more intersted send me a PM and we can discuss it.

                            88 Blue Hawk GT - Under construction but rideable (guest approved)
                            89 BlackHawk 2.0 - On the lift and being assembled
                            90 Hawk GT (color as to yet be determined) - Still on the shelf in crates

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by rpcraft View Post
                              If you ever get to the point of wanting color on your frame and are willing to disassemble the bike and bring the parts you want coated I'll make you a forum special and I'll coat it any color you want, no judgment, lol Beauty is always in the eye of the beerholder

                              When you get more intersted send me a PM and we can discuss it.

                              Thank you. I am going to hold off on any painting for now. Having too much fun riding it. But I will PM you about the frame sliders.

                              Dave

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