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    Hey all! New member, going to recreate my beloved stolen Hawk

    Hello Hawk GT Forum!

    My beloved Hawk was stolen. '88 blue w/GSXR750 front wheel. front brake and suspension, fox factory twin clicker rear shock, wiseco 700cc 11:1 overbore pistons, Barnett clutch, steel-braided brake lines, polished frame, brand-new metalflake paint in the original blue. Sad... I wanna remake it... This time with fuel injection. It was stolen in Costa Rica where I was living. I might get it back but it will be AFU and parted out if I do. Beleive it or not, A worker and my lawyer stole it - consecutively. My lawyer had gotten it back from the police when they caught the guy who had stolen it riding it, so they gave it to my lawyer. My lawyer simply never gave it back to me. When he heard I was looking for him, he gave it back to the first criminal, who then got caught with it again, but this time the local police took it for themselves. Horrible. Anyways, Hey yall, help me build a bike like I had! - Ivan

    #2
    Originally Posted by IvanStarr View Post
    Hello Hawk GT Forum!

    My beloved Hawk was stolen. '88 blue w/GSXR750 front wheel. front brake and suspension, fox factory twin clicker rear shock, wiseco 700cc 11:1 overbore pistons, Barnett clutch, steel-braided brake lines, polished frame, brand-new metalflake paint in the original blue. Sad... I wanna remake it... This time with fuel injection. It was stolen in Costa Rica where I was living. I might get it back but it will be AFU and parted out if I do. Beleive it or not, A worker and my lawyer stole it - consecutively. My lawyer had gotten it back from the police when they caught the guy who had stolen it riding it, so they gave it to my lawyer. My lawyer simply never gave it back to me. When he heard I was looking for him, he gave it back to the first criminal, who then got caught with it again, but this time the local police took it for themselves. Horrible. Anyways, Hey yall, help me build a bike like I had! - Ivan
    Welcome.

    Thats some crazy story! and it sucks about your bike. But the build is half the fun.

    The only part of your build i think you will have trouble with is the fuel injection. There are guys working on it. I think there is even one that has started up, but at this point there is no direct easy path to FI. The rest of what you had you will be able to find pretty easy. Fox's are not as plentiful as they once where, but you can find them if you keep a keen eye open.

    Do you have pictures of the old bike?
    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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      #3
      Sounds challenging - glad to have you here.

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        #4
        fuel injection is way< way too complicated as an add-on. anybody who can't tune carbs to perfection doesn't have the technical skills to setup new FI and get it working right.
        "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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          #5
          Originally Posted by squirrelman View Post
          fuel injection is way< way too complicated as an add-on. anybody who can't tune carbs to perfection doesn't have the technical skills to setup new FI and get it working right.
          I dont think anyone said anything about not being able to tune carbs. Just about wanting FI. One has nothing to do with the other.

          I can dial in a set of carbs, on just about anything. I would still like to have FI on a hawk. That said, way to complicated/expensive for me to tackle. Ill let the other dudes brave that path then walk in their foot prints once the trail is well worn.
          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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            #6
            After some research, I found that the 2008-2012 Honda Transalp XL700V came with fuel injection. Still the basic 52 degree V-twin, but it received a four-valve head, so I don't know if it would fit a Hawk. The bike was made in Honda's Spanish factory, and I think was for Europe only. But it might be a good starting point if you could find a totaled bike. Of course you would need fuel pump, lines, and electronics. Good luck!

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              #7
              Originally Posted by ricksax View Post
              After some research, I found that the 2008-2012 Honda Transalp XL700V came with fuel injection. Still the basic 52 degree V-twin, but it received a four-valve head, so I don't know if it would fit a Hawk. The bike was made in Honda's Spanish factory, and I think was for Europe only. But it might be a good starting point if you could find a totaled bike. Of course you would need fuel pump, lines, and electronics. Good luck!
              Go find the fuel injection thread. It's all covered in there. There are guys working on it and even a running bike. But it's not as easy as you may think.

              Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                #8
                Wow, what a story. Good luck.
                1988 Hawk
                1989 Hawk
                1998 ST1100
                1999 ST1100
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