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    Hello from Britain I have joined as I picked up a Hawk recently that has stood in a shed for a while and I am in the process of going through everything replacing or servicing as required. I have already fallen for the twin plug head thing. Only spotting the extra centre plugs when I took the tank off

    #2
    Hello.
    1988 Hawk
    1989 Hawk
    1998 ST1100
    1999 ST1100
    North Georgia

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      #3
      Welcome! I’m pretty new here too and it’s great, plethora of info here. I was surprised by the 4 plug 2 cylinder dealy too. I’m pretty sure the previous owner was too. The 2 visible plugs were brand new, the other 2 looked like shit

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        #4
        Welcome, great useful information here

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          #5
          Mine has two NGKs and two Autolights in it.
          1988 Hawk
          1989 Hawk
          1998 ST1100
          1999 ST1100
          North Georgia

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            #6
            Originally Posted by Crash_Override View Post
            Welcome! I’m pretty new here too and it’s great, plethora of info here. I was surprised by the 4 plug 2 cylinder dealy too. I’m pretty sure the previous owner was too. The 2 visible plugs were brand new, the other 2 looked like shit
            Yeah I have only taken the rear centre plug out so far and it looks like it's been there a loooooooong time the NGK lettering has faded so much it's unreadable. I hate to think what the front centre plug looks like.

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              #7
              Originally Posted by Fastmongrel View Post

              Yeah I have only taken the rear centre plug out so far and it looks like it's been there a loooooooong time the NGK lettering has faded so much it's unreadable. I hate to think what the front centre plug looks like.
              Welcome! Congratulations on the new hawk.


              I have from time to time kept a set of plugs in a hawk for a LONG time... If they spark well and plug hole that's a good enough spark plug for me. Haha
              Hope you stick around and get to know everyone. Good group here.. and if squirrel gets grumpy at you pay him no mind.



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

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                #8
                The front centre plug. The little swine took me nearly an hour to remove

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                  #9
                  Don't have the factory took kit? The spark plug wrench works well.
                  1988 Hawk
                  1989 Hawk
                  1998 ST1100
                  1999 ST1100
                  North Georgia

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by The Cheese View Post
                    Don't have the factory took kit? The spark plug wrench works well.
                    A must have tool IMHO.
                    "Red hair and black leather, my favorite color scheme"
                    1952 Vincent Black Lightning by Richard Thompson


                    '88 Blue 99% stock SOLD
                    '88 Restomod
                    '16 Yamaha FJ-09

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                      #11
                      No factory tools unfortunately. I was searching through all my tools looking for a plug socket of the right length, luckily I found one that just fitted though it could have done with being a little longer.

                      What does the factory plug tool look like I will try and find one on fleabay.

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                        #12
                        Found one but with postage it costs 35

                        Think I will pass

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                          #13
                          All plugs finally fitted. It now fires up instantly without any choke.

                          Next up oil and filters plus coolant change. Oil smells a bit of petrol/gasoline the petcock was leaking so worried some got through to cylinders. I can get Shell advance semi-synthetic for a good price locally, is it worth the extra 12 for the full synthetic.

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                            #14
                            Hello Fastmongrel
                            Is your bike a BROS or a Hawk? Can you post a photo or two of your aquisition?
                            Bi-Coastal U.S.A.: Los Angeles, CA and Long Island, NY

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                              #15
                              I found this on ebay.uk

                              https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/372985258...IAAOSw9rJeasGI
                              1988 Hawk
                              1989 Hawk
                              1998 ST1100
                              1999 ST1100
                              North Georgia

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