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    Hawk racer from NH is in Florida and needs help URGENT!!!

    From Gino or NT650hawk

    A co-racer of mine just arrived in DAYTONA FL and just found out that a strap
    holding the bike slid and pressed the starter button the entire way from
    Massachusetts to Florida. Aprox 1700 miles. Obviously you can do the math.
    Starter button pressed for a long time = cooked starter. He will not be
    practicing today and will be looking to tear the bike apart to see if he can do
    anything about it. I am trying to help out and reach out to anyone in that area
    that may have a starter that works to help out a fellow HAWK that will be racing
    in DAYTONA in the Race of Champions this week. Chris followed in my steps and
    is the 2007 Amateur Ultralight Superbike Champion. He is doing what I should
    have done last year. Please help. E-mail me if you can help. I will provide
    his cell for contact.

    If nothing comes into fruition he will end up bump starting the bike.

    Thanks
    GinoKeep it up, Keep it fast and Drive hard.LRRS HAWK racer CCS Expert#
    929
    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

    #2
    Thanks Doc
    Gino
    Chain Roller

    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE PREDICTABILITY OF STUPIDITY

    2012 CCS LRRS ULSB Champion
    2012 CCS LRRS P89 Champion
    2008 CCS ULSB National Champion
    LRRS HAWK GT Racer CCS Expert #929
    ECK RACING

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      #3
      I just talked to Chris. He got the starter out and tore it apart (the brushes and associated bits). It was heavily glazed over. He took some sandpaper and with a little elbow grease he was able to get it working, for now. Fingers are crossed that he will be able to make it thru this weekend. Right now he is helping Norman change his sprockets for practice in 20min. Thanks all. He will be looking for a starter this winter. If you are in Fl and have a starter look him up.

      Chris "Itís fucking huge""here"

      Gino
      Chain Roller

      NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE PREDICTABILITY OF STUPIDITY

      2012 CCS LRRS ULSB Champion
      2012 CCS LRRS P89 Champion
      2008 CCS ULSB National Champion
      LRRS HAWK GT Racer CCS Expert #929
      ECK RACING

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        #4
        Glad to hear he got it working. Good luck to you, Chris!
        Tear it up
        Rich G

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          #5
          Thank god you got that starter thing sorted out. Now if you can only get the headlight working you will be all set.

          You boys need to learn the art of the bumpstart.

          Best of luck and be safe.
          Faster than your mother... She's what the pros use.

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            #6
            Originally Posted by Crash
            Thank god you got that starter thing sorted out. Now if you can only get the headlight working you will be all set.

            You boys need to learn the art of the bumpstart.

            Best of luck and be safe.
            Racing with the Novice and Amateurs, If you happen to crash we have been able to pick the bike if if it was not too bad and still place fairly well. I tried it without the starter. The carbs flooded and I was not able to get back into the game. Starter went back in. Later n on the year I went down and I was able to hold that starter for a few seconds and finished pretty well. Now I'm an expert. If you happen to go down, there is not a chance in hell you will get any points. My bike lighter for next year. Something like 20# sounds about right. What is your technique. 3rd gear or 2nd gear. Oh BTW 700 build.
            Gino
            Chain Roller

            NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE PREDICTABILITY OF STUPIDITY

            2012 CCS LRRS ULSB Champion
            2012 CCS LRRS P89 Champion
            2008 CCS ULSB National Champion
            LRRS HAWK GT Racer CCS Expert #929
            ECK RACING

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              #7
              700cc? No worries mate. It's all in the technique. You just need good timing when engaging/disengaging the clutch. I use the side saddle method but I have a big fat ass, you may need a push. But the most important secret is this...


              Put your hawk in 5th gear and roll it backwards until you feel the piston come to TDC on the compression stroke. Now shift back down to your chosen gear (2/3). Now run as fast as you can jump and land on the seat side saddle as your weight hits the seat drop the clutch to let the wheel spin the motor through a cycle or two as it spins pull the clutch back in to prevent the fact that the bike is slowing down from slowing the motor. With a little throttle it should wake right up.

              Now for the cool guy part. Assuming you bumped it from the left side you are now sitting side saddle (your legs on the left side) of a running motorcyle. Put your left foot on the left footpeg, stand up and swing yoru right leg over the bike sit back down and ride away like it was nothing. Every man who sees this will wish he was you, every woman who sees this will want to be with you. You stud.
              Faster than your mother... She's what the pros use.

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                #8
                "Oh BTW 700 build." -nt650hawk

                700cc's? Hell, I piss more than 700cc's.
                Faster than your mother... She's what the pros use.

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                  #9
                  disconnecting a battery is always a good practice when transporting, and this is an excellent example why! so is adequate and sure strapping.
                  "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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                    #10
                    Put your hawk in 5th gear and roll it backwards until you feel the piston come to TDC on the compression stroke
                    First time I heard that one. Thanks.
                    Gino
                    Chain Roller

                    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE PREDICTABILITY OF STUPIDITY

                    2012 CCS LRRS ULSB Champion
                    2012 CCS LRRS P89 Champion
                    2008 CCS ULSB National Champion
                    LRRS HAWK GT Racer CCS Expert #929
                    ECK RACING

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                      #11
                      Yup that's the secret. The longer the stroke of the motor the more important that trick is otherwise that energy you spent pushing the bike is wasted pushing the crank around on a non ignition cycle (remember it's a 4 stroke). You can envy the FZR400 guy who can bump start his bike while sitting on it just by paddling along with his feet (short stroke motor) and the 2 stroke guys can start a bike just by walking along next to it feathering the clutch (2 stroke, twice the opportunities for the motor to fire).

                      Good luck, have fun, and be safe.
                      Faster than your mother... She's what the pros use.

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                        #12
                        I hope you guys are taking lots of pix down there!

                        kick a$$!
                        '88 Hawk GT
                        '89 Harley FXSTC
                        2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

                        http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

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