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    '88 Tempest Gray with a Supertrapp and low F1 bars.

    I'm Hawk GT official. Back on two wheels after a few years. My late 70's KZs are in the rearview. This '88 came to me well sorted. I have to loosen the chain and I'm switching to higher VFR750 clip-ons. You'll probably find me scratching my head around here.
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    Last edited by BKSmarty; 07-31-2022, 07:44 PM.

    #2
    Welcome aboard! Where are you located?
    Flock of Hawks | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled!)
    I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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      #3
      Thanks, I'm in Minnesota.

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        #4
        Welcome. Nice looking hawk. That Supertrap looks nice and clean as well.

        here's to many happy miles on it.

        What are your plan for it?
        Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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          #5
          Welcome. Nice looking bike. Like mine but mine has a TBR exhaust.

          Stay Safe.

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            #6
            Originally Posted by 6 View Post
            Welcome. Nice looking hawk. That Supertrap looks nice and clean as well.

            here's to many happy miles on it.

            What are your plan for it?
            Thank you. Yeah the can is pretty and purrs. My plans are to drive it as much as possible! I was trying to put stock handlebars back on it, but the PO who gave it lower F1 clip-ons cut all the cables and brake lines correctly, ruining my plans. I guess I'll ride it like this for now.

            I successfully loosened the chain so it doesn't moan when someone of my considerable stature rides it. My first victory. Well, second, after replacing the low bars and making everything operable again.

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              #7
              Originally Posted by ExTex View Post
              Welcome. Nice looking bike. Like mine but mine has a TBR exhaust.

              Stay Safe.
              Thank you. Tempest Gray is my favorite Hawk GT livery. I may be a little over armored considering I can just about maintain interstate speeds.

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                #8
                I'm Hawk GT official.
                Very nice looking bike! Ride safe and often.

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by harpo View Post

                  Very nice looking bike! Ride safe and often.
                  Thank you! So far I'm doing both. I'm trying to put as many miles as I can on this thing.

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                    #10
                    Noce Hawk.

                    Welcome to the forum.

                    You might want to watch out for that Corbin seat pressing down on the cowl and causing cracks on the mounting tabs.

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

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by BKSmarty View Post

                      Thank you. Yeah the can is pretty and purrs. My plans are to drive it as much as possible! I was trying to put stock handlebars back on it, but the PO who gave it lower F1 clip-ons cut all the cables and brake lines correctly, ruining my plans. I guess I'll ride it like this for now.

                      I successfully loosened the chain so it doesn't moan when someone of my considerable stature rides it. My first victory. Well, second, after replacing the low bars and making everything operable again.
                      If will probably be very easy to trade those shorter cables and brake line for a set of stock length ones.

                      Lots of goys out there with standard cables and clip ons who would want those...
                      Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by 6 View Post

                        If will probably be very easy to trade those shorter cables and brake line for a set of stock length ones.

                        Lots of goys out there with standard cables and clip ons who would want those...
                        Hmm, interesting. Where's the right place to find that trade?

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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by BKSmarty View Post

                          Hmm, interesting. Where's the right place to find that trade?
                          Id start right here,

                          https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/cl...buy-sell-trade

                          If i had a hawk here with me id personally trade with you. But i don't and pleanty of guys/gals on here need shorter cables and brake line.
                          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by 6 View Post

                            Id start right here,

                            https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/cl...buy-sell-trade

                            If i had a hawk here with me id personally trade with you. But i don't and pleanty of guys/gals on here need shorter cables and brake line.
                            Thanks. Did that. I'm not sure how far up I want to go. I want to try a few heights.

                            I currently ride CBR600 F1 Clip-ons, about 1/2" rise. I have a pair from a VFR750 on standby with about 1 1/4" rise. But now I've seen in the canyonchasers article that maybe VFR800 is a sweet spot, at just lower than stock. I kind of want to ride them each before I decide, including original bars.

                            Is it wrong or a problem to have some extra length in there?

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by BKSmarty View Post
                              Is it wrong or a problem to have some extra length in there?
                              It becomes a problem getting the throttle to be snappy with both cables hooked up when they are too long. And then just the neatness of having clean cable runs.
                              Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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