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    My 89 Hawk gt (back on the road!)

    I'm trying this for the first time.... hope it works [/img]

    And there it is!!!
    '88 Hawk GT
    '89 Harley FXSTC
    2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

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

    "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

    #2
    Another Hawk to the Board!


    Don't worry he is ditching that seat and we are gonna clean that bad boy right up! Maybe even do the monster tail!

    Right Ed?!!!
    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
      that seat looks comfy but... UGH! it's so ugly!

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        #4
        hmm I would have to agree... kind of a frankinstein looking rear end
        Rob
        88 Street Hawk
        F2 tank, Aztec8 dual 4", Duc seat and CF cowl, Stage 3 jet, Uni Pods, M4 stubby, SV650 clips, controls & fuel pump, GSXR front mc and CFB1000 front caliper, F3 forks upper and internals, Penske 8983, Gino RCR, rear jump plates & R6 pegs and Vapor gauge...
        04 CRF50 pit bike and stunt runner...
        91 Suzuki GSF400 Bandit (she's a runner now...)

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          #5
          That seat is gone! (replaced with a stocker) I would like the corbin solo, however! Since this photo I have cleaned up and ceramic coated the pipes, added a Vortec chain and sprocket set and replaced the somewhat bent clip ons with some nice german ones I picked up off ebay...
          I haven't decided what color to paint it (if I do) I'll post another pic of the current state soon

          Hey Doc! I think I need your wrenching talent (at least your spark plug wrench )- tried to fire her up two nights ago but only one cyl wants to go...

          Anyone one noticed that alot of hawks are rats? Race track refugees? Mine sure is!
          '88 Hawk GT
          '89 Harley FXSTC
          2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

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

          "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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            #6
            What ya doing this weekend?

            I got my wrench and I promise I will have Guiness this time. I am planning on wrenching on the bikes tonight and tomorrow and Jeff may be coming up on sunday to do more wrenching.

            I just got a new subframe and tail and I have to put everything back together now.
            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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              #7
              The Gunfighter and Lady _is_ an eyesore,but if you're planning on doing some Hawktouring I'd highly suggest keeping it.The stock seat foam is dreadful and the hideous rear butt well of that Corbin makes for a great place to set your saddlebags: it's actually one of the best ways to carry such things on an NT,and with em on- the hideosity is concealed.

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                #8
                Here are the latest pictures- where I am so far: added vortec chain and sprocket set, ditched the ugly seat for a stocker and ceramic coated the pipes:



                '88 Hawk GT
                '89 Harley FXSTC
                2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

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

                "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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                  #9
                  Looks much better imho
                  Now about the paint... I kinda like the mismatched rat bike look. Suggestions?
                  '88 Hawk GT
                  '89 Harley FXSTC
                  2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

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

                  "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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                    #10
                    Hey that oil leak could be coming from the drain plug....

                    I say paint the front fender white and leave it like that.
                    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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                      #11
                      Do that poor motorcycle a favor and put some slack in that chain. Good god man!
                      Faster than your mother... She's what the pros use.

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                        #12
                        You noticed that too! I didn't know it was supposed to be adjusted with weight on it... and I no longer have the little gauge so I was winging it. Any ideas on how to set the adjustment without the little gauge?
                        '88 Hawk GT
                        '89 Harley FXSTC
                        2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

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

                        "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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                          #13
                          I found a picture on the net where someone had placed a scale next to the stock gage. I'm thinking A is 35mm from top, B is 45mm and C is 55mm. So if you lean over your seat and compress the rear shock as much as you can then push the chain down it should be more than 35mm from the botom of the swingarm and no more than 55mm. I have a fox thats raised a bit so my chain hangs out way loose, just under 55mm

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                            #14
                            Here ya go...



                            I printed it out... adjusted the print size to be actual size, and slipped it into my service manual

                            Bill

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                              #15
                              Yep thats the one I found, (also now in my service manual ). I also used a piece of scrap steel and a metal scribe to make my own gage. I think there's a pic with a metric scale also, but looking at it I stick with my previous measurements. I'm not French but I definately like 35,45 and 55mm than 1-5/16", 1-11/16" and 2-1/16" Come on America System Internationale ROCKS!!

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