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    New to me Hawk GT

    Been lurking here for a while and following these bikes for about 25 years… Picked up this 1990 Hawk at an auction a couple months ago. Mechanically very sound but had some cobbed wiring for turn signals and such. Had a SS front steel brake line that was about 14 inches too long, And the clutch perch was broken as was the adjuster on it …. So it was held together literally with some old throttle cable wire, A hose clamp, a sheet rock screw, and a piece of gold bracelet chain… (I’m not kidding) Cush drive was nonexistent, and it looked like it had been for a while. Crazy wiring for the rear turn signal’s using speaker wire and some weird little button like yellow bulb. replaced master cylinder and lever and clutch perch, cable and lever as well.
    Swapped stock handlebars over to SV650 Clip-on’s flipped upside down, New mirrors, grips and new front brake line, and a used Corbin seat ( thx to a member here) New front/rear turn signals also.
    Had a few broken plastic tabs here and there that I hot-stapled back together so now it’s all good. Only real missing piece at this point is the grommet for the rear of the fuel tank And the bolt and spacer to hold it on… Runs and rides nice. Interesting when it’s parked next to my 1998 VTR1000 Superhawk.
    Based on what I’ve seen working on it it looks like it was really well cared for for a long time and then whoever the last owner was pretty much did not know what they were doing and were just hacking things. Probably a good thing I got it when I did... Not sure how much longer it would have lasted at the rate it was being patched together.
    Fun cool little bike though I prob won’t keep it long— glad I could interact with it for a bit…
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    Last edited by 56Mulberry; 12-14-2021, 03:53 PM.

    #2
    Nice find. Looks like a clean little bike there. Love the m4 high mount. That is one of my favorites exhausts on a hawk.

    Why not keeping it long?
    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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      #3
      Sweet bike.
      1988 Hawk
      1989 Hawk
      1998 ST1100
      1999 ST1100
      North Georgia

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        #4
        Thank you for rescuing that innocent Hawk from further torture!
        Bi-Coastal U.S.A.: Los Angeles, CA and Long Island, NY

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          #5
          You found a great starting point for a very nice bike.
          And your garage/barn is awesome.

          Don't be so quick to let go of the Hawk once you get her all squared away.
          Ride it for a bit, it will grow on you.

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            #6
            I always wanted a Hawk, then got one. Dissappointed at the lack of 6th gear for commuting locally, but around the town and through the canyons....BEAST MODE engaged. Mine will stay in the family for a long time.

            It will grow on you if you clean it up and ride it.
            Retired AFM / WERA #555

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              #7
              Originally Posted by rogue555 View Post
              I always wanted a Hawk, then got one. Dissappointed at the lack of 6th gear for commuting locally, but around the town and through the canyons....BEAST MODE engaged. Mine will stay in the family for a long time.

              It will grow on you if you clean it up and ride it.
              Get a 6th gear in er'

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

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                #8
                Originally Posted by 6 View Post

                Get a 6th gear in er'

                Not worth it. I spent SO MUCH for 6th gear and then lost 1st on the very first ride.

                If you were looking for a support group you're barking up the wrong tree. This place is fulla enablers dude. - Shooter77us

                The bitterness of low quality lingers long after the thrill of a low price has gone. - RacerX450

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by ParcNHawk View Post

                  Not worth it. I spent SO MUCH for 6th gear and then lost 1st on the very first ride.
                  Wait.. What??
                  Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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