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    Hawk track/race bike

    I just picked up this old race bike, it has some trick stuff and a good start. Some knucklehead left it outside for many years. Bummer! Engine is seized!! Would like to make a track/race bike, thinking about motor options. It came with no body work or tank but I believe those yellow wheels been around a while. (kossman front wheel)?
    Does anyone remember seeing this bike around?
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    #2
    Nice find! Did you try freeing up the motor? It would be worth a try.
    Eric Y.
    NT663/VFR800/CBR600F4i
    Yuzon Designworks

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      #3
      Yes I did try...

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          #5
          Wow, now that's worse than I've seen even from a 60's bike! Try a long kerosene soak followed by lots of heat on the cylinder. Then get angry with a 2x4 and a hammer. Nothing to lose now.
          Last edited by eyhonda; 12-04-2021, 07:05 AM.
          Eric Y.
          NT663/VFR800/CBR600F4i
          Yuzon Designworks

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            #6
            Well that's a little rusty huh? Hopefully the spinning bits look better than the pumping bits.

            Subframe looks really familiar but I can't place it.

            You have some very cool parts there. Someone put in a lot of work! (And money). What tires are in it? That should give you an idea of the vintage of the build, it at least when it was taken off track.

            Did it come with any kind of back story? Where was it?

            Nice bit of hawk treasure you got.

            Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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              #7
              The rust pit of hell!!! I think I better start with a different motor, the oil had bunch of water/gas/some other shit! There is definitely some nice stuff done to it and excited to going. There was not much history other then sitting for ever, tires are from 91 or 2001. It had gone through a few people since the owner that had raced it, and he has passed many years ago.

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                #8
                Originally Posted by 75GL1000 View Post
                The rust pit of hell!!! I think I better start with a different motor, the oil had bunch of water/gas/some other shit! There is definitely some nice stuff done to it and excited to going. There was not much history other then sitting for ever, tires are from 91 or 2001. It had gone through a few people since the owner that had raced it, and he has passed many years ago.
                Too bad he passed. More than the old cool hawks themselves i love the history of the bikes, the mods, the owners.

                I just envision late nights in the garage trying to figure out what to do about that brake fade, or how to get that extra couple tenths you where beat by. The theoies behing the decisions or the trends that where circling the hawk community at the time.

                I LOVE old race bikes.
                Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                  #9
                  I’ve got some motors that I need to get rid of… not running but not rusted to hell.

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by NumLock View Post
                    I’ve got some motors that I need to get rid of… not running but not rusted to hell.
                    Where are you located?
                    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                      #11
                      Thanks to NumLock! Super cool guy and he was nice enough to donate a engine to me. Turns over nice and good leak down, hopefully will work well for me.
                      Now got the bike striped down, frame clean, engine painted and in she goes. Now waiting on lots of parts I just ordered from JD.
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                        #12
                        That's a head scratcher. I don't recall ever seeing it before. What's going on with the flywheel side of the engine? Anything under that cover? At first glance I thought that was a Hawk Connection subframe, but it's actually quite different. Some cool mods... but then you see the stock footpegs and wonder WTF. lol Some folks' priorities are different than mine.
                        J.D. Hord
                        Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order

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                          #13
                          I wish I had some information on the bike, someone definitely did some nice work on this hawk and I excited to bring her back to life. Nothing on the inside! just the cover plate. LOL yea that was a wack set up on his rear sets. Just for curiosity Im still tearing down the engine but the measured the cylinders which were 2 over, ported head, not sure if the cams are different measured almost identical to a stock cam. Anyone seen a sprocket machined in middle like this? Im not sure why, when I flip it over to the flat side it has a sufficient flat surface area for it bolt up? I think I'll have to have one made...
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                            #14
                            I've never seen a rear sprocket setup like that, something home-brewed I suspect. As well as the engine cover, no idea what the purpose of that would be. Usually people would put a bearing and a big nut for a remote starter. I don't know what they were trying to accomplish, using the stock cover with all the starter/stator guts removed would serve the same purpose. Did this bike come from Canada? That's an inside joke to myself.
                            J.D. Hord
                            Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order

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                              #15
                              I often thought about going with the no starter side option to get under 300#. would need a bump starter to fire her up then. I had always been on the hunt for this option.
                              Gino
                              Chain Roller

                              NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE PREDICTABILITY OF STUPIDITY

                              2012 CCS LRRS ULSB Champion
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