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    Prodigal son

    Hello all, I’ve been on this forum for a while, not active. Figured it was time to introduce and get active. I’ve got an 88 blue hawk, 41k miles. I bought it in…95?, with 4k miles, stock - I think I was 18, and my second bike after a 73 CB350F. I rode the Hawk a lot in the next 5-6 years, did a few upgrades, was fairly active in a couple forums around that 95-2000 period - then graduated college and started cheating. She got neglected while I had a few other bikes - 98 Superhawk, 95 RSL1100RS, DL1000k5, and just sold a 14 Ninja 1000. So, Hawk is the only bike in the garage and is going to get some attention again.

    upgrades include: F2 bars and front wheel, Race Tech’ed forks with emulators, Fox shock, K&N filter, Supertrapp full exhaust (damaged header…), LED signal i retrofit a few years ago, and a stainless front line that I’m about to install with an R&R’ed front brake master assembly.

    Catch you all on the flip side. Most likely poking around in the technical area…

    jesse
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    #2
    Pretty bike. I wanted a Blue one but got the Gray instead.

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      #3
      Nice! The front wheel looks cool!

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        #4
        Nice bike! Needs a bath.

        Edit - I like the blue also. I have 2 red motorcycles and a red car in my garage and I don't even like red. That's what happens with you buy used based on condition and availability rather than color.
        Last edited by bk94si; 08-17-2022, 01:11 PM.
        Brian - Richland, WA
        1991 Hawk GT
        1997 VFR

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          #5
          Originally Posted by bk94si View Post
          Nice bike! Needs a bath.

          Edit - I like the blue also. I have 2 red motorcycles and a red car in my garage and I don't even like red. That's what happens with you buy used based on condition and availability rather than color.
          yaaa buddy...

          Thats what made me learn to paint haha
          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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            #6
            Originally Posted by 6 View Post

            yaaa buddy...

            Thats what made me learn to paint haha
            my painting efforts have been pretty mediocre so far.
            Brian - Richland, WA
            1991 Hawk GT
            1997 VFR

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              #7
              6 should make a painting video for youtube i think, knows his stuff.
              "It's only getting worse."


              MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

              Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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                #8
                Laying paint down is relatively easy, a quality outcome depends way more on the quality of the prep work.
                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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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by 69Falcon View Post
                  Laying paint down is relatively easy, a quality outcome depends way more on the quality of the prep work.
                  ^^^^^^^^ this ^^^^^^^

                  The actual painting part is pretty easy to learn. It's a skill, and there is some technique involved but the easier one to acquire compared. Learning to set up and clean your gun and mix paint is about as hard as learning to lay nice even coats.

                  Prep is most of that battle..

                  The other thing is the post. You can definitely correct some errors with your spraying in post with some decent wet sanding.
                  Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                    #10
                    “Nice bike! Needs a bath.

                    yes it does! Looks a lot better with a bath and some Honda polish! Well, other than the tank dent, etc…

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