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    Want to run Quick Turn throttle and Ignition switch

    Hello,

    I want to get a quick turn throttle for the Hawk, but have some questions.

    1. Is Motion Pro the go-to for the throttle, if so, which model do people like?
    2. What do you replace the OEM clamshell with for ignition? Fancy race switch sets, or just something off a more modern bike and wire it in?
    3. Do you use the Motion Pro cables, or any other cables? And should I ditch the "Push" Cable?

    I've tried some searching on the forum, but mostly finding dead links for stuff that Hord used to sell, and can't seem to find anything about that ignition switch pod.

    Thanks
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    #2
    I put the Motion Pro 11-0098 for the ignition/kill switch
    on my CB550 and Hawk race bikes, bit more expensive then some of the ones out there but the quality seems a lot better and I'm happy with it.

    After reading about it on this forum, I've removed the return cable. The throttle operates perfectly from lock to lock and I've not experienced any issues.

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      #3
      There is a honda switch i always use. They used it on a lot of things i believe. They even used something that looked about identical on the GP bikes for a while and I was surprised they used a parts bin switch. but if it works...

      https://www.ebay.com/itm/25518074403...RoCzjAQAvD_BwE

      That guy... Or similar. Use it on every hawk i build that needs switches.
      Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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        #4
        As for the short turn throttle, there are options. I cant point you in ant direction in particular, but its throttle... Work about the same wway on any bike ever made. Just gotta find the ratio you are after. On my race hawks it may as well be a light switch,so the shorter the better for me. I dont reme.ber what is on the race bikie now. I thik it came off drews bike. Chuck or Drewster may remember.
        Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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          #5
          Originally Posted by 6 View Post
          On my race hawks it may as well be a light switch,.
          HAHA, that's how I describe it to people!

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            #6
            The RC51 throttle works well, even with the stock switch/housing. I have tried using the RC51 switch but have yet to get it to work. Maybe a Superhawk switch is the answer. I also picked up an HRC throttle, that is very quick, but requires the RC51 or similar housing.
            ASMA #139

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              #7
              Originally Posted by Talon View Post
              The RC51 throttle works well, even with the stock switch/housing. I have tried using the RC51 switch but have yet to get it to work. Maybe a Superhawk switch is the answer. I also picked up an HRC throttle, that is very quick, but requires the RC51 or similar housing.
              I've used the rc51 switch. That said, my race bikes have VERY small wire harness. That switch is not just run start for us, but ignition on/off and start. We have no keys or secondary "on". She runs the whole shebang.
              Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                #8
                quick-turn can get you in trouble fast when riding on rain-slicked roads.
                "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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                  #9
                  Great, thanks for the info guys. Is the RC51 switch housing easier to wire in than the Motion Pro?

                  As for the throttle itself, is there a bike with the same length cables as the Hawk? Is there a particular kit that has worked well for the hawk?

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                    #10
                    The aftermarket electric switch (Motion Pro / K&S) don't have a headlight cut which is a function of the switch itself and cannot be wired exactly like stock.

                    If you have a halogen/tungsten (i.e. conventional) bulb then it might make starting harder. With an LED it's not an issue and I would argue safer then having a start cut.

                    The connectors can otherwise be de-pinned and repinned to match the Hawk pin layout but the Hawk controls wires are much longer than most bikes. You will find that probably any other controls will have wiring cables that are too short.

                    You can use the Hawk control wires on other switches if you can do solder-surgery.

                    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 squirrelman View Post
                      quick-turn can get you in trouble fast when riding on rain-slicked roads.
                      Raced in the rain with them many times.

                      Hawk is not a powerhouse by any means...
                      Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                        #12
                        Specific to the Motion Pro Rev2 throttle, does anyone know which cables are closest to the Hawks? Since there are cables specific to models of bikes, I want to buy the one that would be most similar. Or is that even an issue?

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                          #13
                          I've used both VTR and RC51 switch housings, either will work but the VTR one has longer leads. You do have to wire in a jumper somewhere but my recollection is fuzzy. Then just about any Honda quick turn throttle will work, but you might have to ditch the push cable to get enough slack on the pull. And it works 1000% better without the push anyway.
                          J.D. Hord
                          Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by Hordpower View Post
                            . And it works 1000% better without the push anyway.
                            For the first time in my life I feel fully validated.
                            Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                              #15
                              I mean, who the hell likes throttles with the push cable still installed? Certainly not me... or you.

                              Originally Posted by 6 View Post

                              For the first time in my life I feel fully validated.
                              J.D. Hord
                              Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order

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