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    Made a deal to pick up a Hawk

    Made a deal with a fellow MSF instructor to buy his Hawk, don't even know the year but I know it needs a tank and the original rusted out and started leaking. He moth balled the bike and after 2 years decided to sell it to me to fix up for my son. So ordered a CBR F2 tank as the only original tanks for sale were just as rusted out. Will mod that to fit per some other folks here. Really looking forward to getting the bike back on the road. It mostly needs a paint job, fluids and clean up. Picking up the bike Saturday and will post up some pictures.

    Cheers

    Maritime

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    Originally Posted by Maritime View Post
    Made a deal with a fellow MSF instructor to buy his Hawk, don't even know the year but I know it needs a tank and the original rusted out and started leaking. He moth balled the bike and after 2 years decided to sell it to me to fix up for my son. So ordered a CBR F2 tank as the only original tanks for sale were just as rusted out. Will mod that to fit per some other folks here. Really looking forward to getting the bike back on the road. It mostly needs a paint job, fluids and clean up. Picking up the bike Saturday and will post up some pictures.

    Cheers

    Maritime
    Congrats on the hawk deal!

    I'm also building one with my son as a first vehicle. Great bike to have them start to wrench. Simple bike to work on until you start to get into some of the crazier mods.

    That should be fun!


    Post up some pictures when you get it. I did an f2 tank mod on my first hawk, with a 748 tail. Loved the look.

    Hawk tanks are getting harder and harder to find in good condition. Hopefully an aftermarket alternative comes along soon.

    Welcome aboard sir!
    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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      #3
      Hello Maritime! Welcome to the Forum

      Sounds like you’re about to embark on a wonderous journey of Hawkism! Therefore may I suggest creating a “Build” thread in the Mechanical/Technical section ... you can post pictures and descriptions of your progress ... get suggestions, parts info, etc. ... get that Hawk squared up and tight for your son to ride in less time than struggling with it on your own.
      Bi-Coastal U.S.A.: Los Angeles, CA and Long Island, NY

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        #4
        Welcome and good luck

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          #5
          Originally Posted by Maritime View Post
          Made a deal with a fellow MSF instructor to buy his Hawk, don't even know the year but I know it needs a tank and the original rusted out and started leaking. He moth balled the bike and after 2 years decided to sell it to me to fix up for my son. So ordered a CBR F2 tank as the only original tanks for sale were just as rusted out. Will mod that to fit per some other folks here. Really looking forward to getting the bike back on the road. It mostly needs a paint job, fluids and clean up. Picking up the bike Saturday and will post up some pictures.

          Cheers

          Maritime
          Very cool. Please start a thread and share your progress. It helps others like myself to see how mods and restorations are done.

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            #6
            Thanks guys, This is not my first bike build for sure and Pics and a Build thread will go up once the bike get's home! We built him his first bike, a 75 CB125S 2 winters ago but it took him all summer to get into the MSF course and get his license, by then he didn't fit on the first bike anymore as he had a major growth spurt! That was basically a pile pf parts. We sold it off to buy the Hawk20210412_190745 (1).jpg

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              #7
              Originally Posted by Maritime View Post
              Thanks guys, This is not my first bike build for sure and Pics and a Build thread will go up once the bike get's home! We built him his first bike, a 75 CB125S 2 winters ago but it took him all summer to get into the MSF course and get his license, by then he didn't fit on the first bike anymore as he had a major growth spurt! That was basically a pile pf parts. We sold it off to buy the Hawk20210412_190745 (1).jpg

              Nice. Very cool little bike!!

              Are you in Mass? Not sure why, but that yard, the red car, the blue bike, the whole scene just looks very Massachusetts to me....
              Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                #8
                Originally Posted by 6 View Post


                Nice. Very cool little bike!!

                Are you in Mass? Not sure why, but that yard, the red car, the blue bike, the whole scene just looks very Massachusetts to me....
                Just a little North of Mass. I'm in Woodstock NB Canada. 15 mins from Maine boarder with Houlton.

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by Maritime View Post

                  Just a little North of Mass. I'm in Woodstock NB Canada. 15 mins from Maine boarder with Houlton.
                  I was close..
                  Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                    #10
                    Tanks can almost always be fixed.
                    Hawk with many differently shaped fuel tanks.

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by Henway View Post
                      Tanks can almost always be fixed.
                      Please teach me your ways.
                      Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                        #12
                        Congrats on picking up the Hawk.
                        And, you've come to the right place for all things Hawk.
                        There is no better place and no better people than the members of this site.

                        Post pics of your new project and start a build thread so we can follow your progress.

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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by Henway View Post
                          Tanks can almost always be fixed.
                          LOL not this one, at least not easily. He sent it out to a welder and they told him it would basically need to be re-made to stop all the leaks. It is swiss cheese all over. they quoted him $500 as a starting price. Since I cannot weld the $150 F2 tank I bought will be the better choice.

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by bones View Post
                            Congrats on picking up the Hawk.
                            And, you've come to the right place for all things Hawk.
                            There is no better place and no better people than the members of this site.

                            Post pics of your new project and start a build thread so we can follow your progress.
                            Will do. Plan is to get it Saturday with a buddies truck. Can't wait to get cracking on it.

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                              #15
                              Welcome to the flock!
                              My Hawk Build:
                              https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...832331-build-1

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