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    New member, second hawk GT from California

    Hello,

    My name is Joe, and I live in the SF bay area,

    I've had an 88' hawk before, but it got wrecked in an accident a few years ago. Just bought this nearly stock, beautiful condition 88' a couple weeks ago. It's got the stage 3 jet kit with Uni's and breather, and Muzzy exhaust, and bone stock otherwise. My intent is to turn it into a fun canyon carver and track bike.

    Looking forward to chatting with people here, lots of cool hawks and mods out there.

    Thanks,

    -Joe
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    Welcome.

    You don't have stock bars.
    The mirrors aren't stock, either, by the looks of it.

    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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      #3
      Thanks, oh yeah forgot about those. I'll be changing them out down the road anyways.

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        #4
        If you're keeping the stock tank then consider stock bars. Or something else that will not hit the tank in the event of a crash. Tanks are precious and only getting rarer. Yours looks great.

        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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          #5
          Even with the change in exhaust and bars it still has the charisma a stock Hawk has. Upgrading forks with GVE and RTec sprints and a rear shock will keep it stock as it now looks.
          It in very nice shape.

          Welcome to the forum
          Bill,
          88 Blue Hawk (bike #39), 89 Red Hawk, 2021 Rebel 1100 (bike 41) Some Past/sold in reverse order:,FZ09,97 Magna #1&2 , 97 VFR750F, 87 VFR400R, 88 Hawk, 86 SRX 600, 77 RD400, 79 CB650, 04 VFR, 88 Blue Hawk, 89 Red Hawk, Yamaha SRX600, Harley 1200C, Yamaha RD400, Harley 883R, Yamaha 750 triple, Vlx600, Honda 450, Honda 400, CB550F, Kawasaki H1, BMW R69US, Yamaha R5C 350, Honda 160, Bridgestone 175, 1950 Harley 74 w/sidecar, 65 Harley 250 Sprint, 1948 Harley and my 1st bike-1941 Harley 74 knucklehead my dad gave in1963.

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            #6
            Hexenwulf! What a cool name. Welcome to the Forum. So ... what do you want to do to it in terms of Mods? Here in L.A. I couldn’t help but take my grey stock Hawk and add some bling DDE0F2C3-5350-48B6-8402-B5C6A828D910.jpg 77355B08-75C0-4D95-8933-F36F75F0FE63.jpg Always interested in seeing the grey ones done with a creative flair,
            Bi-Coastal U.S.A.: Los Angeles, CA and Long Island, NY

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              #7
              Originally Posted by jspeed53 View Post
              Hexenwulf! What a cool name. Welcome to the Forum. So ... what do you want to do to it in terms of Mods? Here in L.A. I couldn’t help but take my grey stock Hawk and add some bling DDE0F2C3-5350-48B6-8402-B5C6A828D910.jpg 77355B08-75C0-4D95-8933-F36F75F0FE63.jpg Always interested in seeing the grey ones done with a creative flair,
              Thanks! That's a sweet looking hawk! I love the tail section, what bike is that from? I'd like to do something similar down the road, but those subframes are impossible to find. Right now I want to keep things relatively close to stock, but get the bike in shape to be a sharp street bike and do track days.

              Looking to do;

              Nitron rear shock
              Front end; at least GVE and RT springs, going to talk to Catalyst Reaction tomorrow about trying to mod some cartridges into the stock front end
              SS brake lines
              Sintered pads
              New rotors
              Nissin radial master
              Tires - probably Dunlop Q3+
              Ignition advancer
              probably remove some emissions stuff since it's a CA bike
              I'd like to get an M4 race mount exhaust, but no one sells those anymore sadly.

              Few other things here and there, maybe a low handlebar instead of clip-ons (got used to having a handlebar from my CB1000r haha).

              Not sure if I want to swap wheels, I like the agility of the 160 rear, but love the look of the 5 spoke VFR wheel. I might play around with a front end swap down the road, but no rush to do that.

              Still doing a ton of reading on the forum, parts are getting pretty scarce nowadays. Had some luck buying a fender eliminator and chain roller from a forum member already, so that was lucky.

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