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    Update to Update on Hawk/RC211V project as of 04-24-2007

    Ok....sorry for the crappy pic...its my cell phone...buts its all i have....this shows the current progress....tail was the hardest part.....soon the upper will be on.....

    I am liking it so far


    Lord Squidward of FloriDUH

    #2
    Good pic.

    That looks great!! The tank to seat transition looks really good. Is that the stock subframe?
    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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      #3
      nope...its one we fabbed up out of chro-moly...lighter than the hiper form even.....i will have pics tomorrow of it...and the rest of the "progress"
      Lord Squidward of FloriDUH

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        #4
        That is looking VERY good. What Tank? An F2?

        I take it the fiberglass is your own creation as well?
        BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
        Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
        "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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          #5
          the tank is an F2 tank...and the tail and other body work is al lfrom Tyga...its actually for the RVF400 but our bikes and the RVF are very close cousins.....
          Lord Squidward of FloriDUH

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            #6
            That's gotta be the biggest tail cowling I've ever seen. Did you do wind tunnel tests or something?
            '88 Hawk GT - back in the saddle
            '99 Suzuki GZ250 - the first

            '87 Suzuki GSXR1100/1207cc - traded to get my Hawk back

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              #7
              Awe...come on man...its not that big......its all about perspective...let me lower the rear end tomorrow and snap some pics and we will see then

              Originally Posted by isaac
              That's gotta be the biggest tail cowling I've ever seen. Did you do wind tunnel tests or something?
              Lord Squidward of FloriDUH

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                #8
                It is up there kinda High but I figured it would come down some.

                I think to look good the tail shouldn't go past the tire.
                BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
                Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                  #9
                  You're my hero. And I hate you.

                  And I still want to ride it.
                  1988 "BlackHawk" project
                  1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                  1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                  I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                  People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                    #10
                    Here is the subframe...its not rusty...just surface rust...its chro-moly

                    have to weigh it, but it is lighter than the Hiperform

                    Lord Squidward of FloriDUH

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                      #11
                      Ok here is the latest progress...i have a few more pics to come








                      Lord Squidward of FloriDUH

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                        #12
                        Looking good! Are you going to paint it Repsol colors too?


                        Are you going to 'bob" the tail like the new 212v?
                        BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
                        Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                        "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                          #13
                          No...im not going that far into a "replica" im planning on doing it very close to my 06 1000rr ......


                          Originally Posted by Doc
                          Looking good! Are you going to paint it Repsol colors too?




                          Are you going to 'bob" the tail like the new 212v?
                          Lord Squidward of FloriDUH

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                            #14
                            TJ, I really like your subframe design. I have made several subframes out of steel similar to yours. I feel that it is important to pick up the lower mounting points on the frame as you did. The first subframe that I made mounted like the hyperform unit (I believe that was in the days before Hyperform) because I liked the cool cantilevered look but those upper mounts are cast units and not very strong and the subframe gets alot of leverage against them in a crash. I ended up breaking them off in a crash. So anyway nice job and good engineering.

                            What is the plan for a seat? That tail section looks great but if you cover it with just a stick on pad I think your gonna find the seat is pretty low, even lower than stock. Anyway I am sure you worked it out and the thing looks great.
                            Faster than your mother... She's what the pros use.

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                              #15
                              yeah..i have 2 pads , 1/2" and 3/4" so i can pick which one i want...its pretty decent as is right now...its all a crap shoot...this is my first custom build, so its a new adventure every step of the way......

                              thanks for the compliments on the subframe...i wish i could take all the credit , but my only input was the bungs that attach to the frame...i used the lathe at work to fab them up...my buddy who builds race cars did all the rest...i added on the brackets and stuff later.....but the thing is light and stiff...i dont want a pogo under me.....
                              Lord Squidward of FloriDUH

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