What did you do with your SuperHawk today? - Page 2 - SuperHawk Forum

Go Back  SuperHawk Forum > 1997+ VTR1000F SuperHawk > General Discussion
What did you do with your SuperHawk today? >

What did you do with your SuperHawk today?

General Discussion Anything SuperHawk Related
Like Tree515Likes

What did you do with your SuperHawk today?

Old 01-17-2012, 10:29 AM
  #31  
rnb
Senior Member
Back Marker
 
rnb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: chambersburg,pa
Posts: 131
rnb is on a distinguished road
nothing . hawk is down. needs tires and a rectifier. been riding my other bikes till i can get some cash saved
rnb is offline  
Old 01-17-2012, 10:35 AM
  #32  
Senior Member
SuperSport
 
jay956's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 684
jay956 is on a distinguished road
Sent my rear axle to Pitbull to get a trailer restraint system made for the hawk. Forks are with Jamie getting some love.
jay956 is offline  
Old 01-17-2012, 12:10 PM
  #33  
Speed Demon
Superstock
 
crackerjackman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Seattle, Wa
Posts: 272
crackerjackman is on a distinguished road
Finishing on polishing my frame in the shop... Working on the rims and swingarm soon...
crackerjackman is offline  
Old 01-17-2012, 06:08 PM
  #34  
Connie Demico does toad?
Superstock
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lakeway
Posts: 367
GlockPointer is on a distinguished road
Washed her and clean and lube chain and sprockets. Lots of simple green involved.
GlockPointer is offline  
Old 01-17-2012, 08:31 PM
  #35  
MandownMertech
Superstock
 
mertechperformance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Sacramento / NorcaL
Posts: 289
mertechperformance is on a distinguished road
took off the clutch cover to swap er out to find my water pump impeller was more than just a little bit corroded. had to order new impeller, mech seal and oil seal. threw in some new dowels as well.

Got my axle sliders in for my up and coming 929 front end.

And a pretty lil billet oil cap too
mertechperformance is offline  
Old 01-17-2012, 08:35 PM
  #36  
Senior Member
MotoGP
 
7moore7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3,867
7moore7 is on a distinguished road
Rode it to work. Rode it home. Laugh it up, fuzzball.
7moore7 is offline  
Old 01-17-2012, 10:47 PM
  #37  
Old and dangerous
SuperSport
 
rz_racer_69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 604
rz_racer_69 is on a distinguished road
Rode to work, lunch, then home. 12 miles total. 6 wheelies.
rz_racer_69 is offline  
Old 01-18-2012, 07:51 AM
  #38  
Member
Squid
 
NVDutchie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 88
NVDutchie is on a distinguished road
Due to our - minus temps not much really .. made a list of things I need , CCT's , Rubber, Chain/Sprockets
Oh ya , my last ride in October 2011 had to cut it short and park it .. WHY you ask ?
motor made this crazy-*** sound .. like some hammer bashing metal fabber !!
I'm pretty sure the shim "popped" out of the rear cylinder
NVDutchie is offline  
Old 01-18-2012, 11:23 AM
  #39  
Banned
MotoGP
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lake View Terrace, CA
Posts: 5,942
8541Hawk will become famous soon enough
Not too much just a quick ride home from the South Bay.

Though I did remember that I had the old GoPro, though I am too lazy to do any editing right now so here you go:

The sound sucks and all that and yeah it does need to be trimmed down but for you guys who haven't got to ride in a bit.....

Palomares Rd - YouTube

and yes there is a deer @ 7:40 =)

Last edited by 8541Hawk; 01-18-2012 at 11:53 AM.
8541Hawk is offline  
Old 01-18-2012, 11:47 AM
  #40  
Old and dangerous
SuperSport
 
rz_racer_69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 604
rz_racer_69 is on a distinguished road
Nice video! Bike sounds great regardless of the wind.
rz_racer_69 is offline  
Old 01-20-2012, 11:43 AM
  #41  
Member
Squid
 
2armor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NorCal
Posts: 34
2armor is on a distinguished road
I guess I eye raped her again while I dressed out to commute on my GS1150ADV

Bought her NIB in 1999 and still have a thing for the old beotch..

Shes sitting in a corner of the garage and is patiently awaiting another solid days worth of work and TLC; tuning/tune up, tweaks, and parts installations:

Another reg/rect (R1 part this time)
R/R wire and connection replacement (burnt up)
mototec undertail
CF SS2R repack and needs new internal heat shield
MCCTs
Plugs
maybe another friggin battery..
and others issues I cant remebr right now.
2armor is offline  
Old 01-20-2012, 11:56 AM
  #42  
Old and dangerous
SuperSport
 
rz_racer_69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 604
rz_racer_69 is on a distinguished road
Let's hope you can get her back on the road soon!

On a better note, I rode mine to work every day this week!
Unseasonably warm this year. I've put 700 miles on my VTR in 2012 so far, and 100 on my Bandit. (Not commuting, I only live 3 miles from work, lol)
Some days were as cold as 28 degrees, but most rides were in 55 degrees +/- 10. Today it is supposed to get up to 75. Crazy.

I have a 5k to run, so it will probably snow next week, lol.

Gotta love north central Texas. (DFW)
rz_racer_69 is offline  
Old 01-20-2012, 05:47 PM
  #43  
Connie Demico does toad?
Superstock
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lakeway
Posts: 367
GlockPointer is on a distinguished road
Another reg/rect (R1 part this time)
R/R wire and connection replacement (burnt up)


May I suggest a Ninja ZX6R regulator? Cheap off the bay, easy to install.
GlockPointer is offline  
Old 01-22-2012, 09:30 PM
  #44  
Connie Demico does toad?
Superstock
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lakeway
Posts: 367
GlockPointer is on a distinguished road
A friend installed my new ContiMotions then a few of us went for a scrub-in ride. I'm left with .5 inch chicken strips, there would be none except that I'm chicken. That was the first time I've ridden the bike without wooden tires. Stop reading this and get new tires already.
GlockPointer is offline  
Old 01-22-2012, 10:02 PM
  #45  
Senior Member
SuperSport
 
jay956's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 684
jay956 is on a distinguished road
Installed a Scotts steering damper, mounted up some 'Stones. Slowly getting ready to attack NOLA in three weeks!
jay956 is offline  
Old 01-22-2012, 10:14 PM
  #46  
Old and dangerous
SuperSport
 
rz_racer_69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 604
rz_racer_69 is on a distinguished road
Tried my hand at a partial bafflectomy last night (very happy with the results), and gave her a quick wash today before showing her off to friends.
rz_racer_69 is offline  
Old 01-22-2012, 10:51 PM
  #47  
Connie Demico does toad?
Superstock
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lakeway
Posts: 367
GlockPointer is on a distinguished road
Got some detailing in while the wheels were off, my friend is a retired mechanical engineer from Germany. A true stickler, he had me cleaning bearings and the swingarm and such while he worked on the tires.
Gee, get yer tires done by a monkey at some shop, or get them done by a mechanical engineer(who also worked for Honda for 10 yrs just saying).
GlockPointer is offline  
Old 01-22-2012, 11:49 PM
  #48  
Senior Member
Superstock
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Oak Harbor, Washington
Posts: 463
Squid is on a distinguished road
This morning before work I removed the PAIR system and all EVAP canister hoses. Need to pick up caps and plugs in the AM.
Squid is offline  
Old 01-24-2012, 11:37 AM
  #49  
Senior Member
Superstock
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 344
blamecanada is on a distinguished road
blamecanada is offline  
Old 01-24-2012, 12:35 PM
  #50  
aja
Senior Member
SuperSport
 
aja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 700
aja is on a distinguished road
I unintentionally went off roading. I took a different way home from school and ended up on a pot hole riddles dirt road, while it was raining. I was slipping everywhere but it made me want to buy a dirt bike again

Name:  IMAG0050.jpg
Views: 124
Size:  86.8 KB
aja is offline  
Old 01-24-2012, 12:58 PM
  #51  
Senior Member
Superstock
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles & Winston Salem
Posts: 427
speedkelly@aol.com is on a distinguished road
Originally Posted by blamecanada View Post
Nick, looking good. We should hook up for a track day soon. Willow Springs is real good for our bikes also. Our bikes do ok for a so called touring street bike huh!
speedkelly@aol.com is offline  
Old 01-24-2012, 02:01 PM
  #52  
Senior Member
Superstock
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 344
blamecanada is on a distinguished road
yeah, people were saying annoying stuff like "wow, you're doing well for your first ever track day, I can't wait to see what you can do with a modern/light bike!" or "once you get a track suitable bike you're going to haul ***!"

Our bikes are fun to track, I don't plan on selling it and buying a CBR anytime soon...

My only mods are CCTs, some fork work + spring, and a stock rear shock modified by JD...I was knee sliding into my second session and got moved to the 'B' group by the end of the day...and as you can see from the video I'm not pushing the braking points or really even making the best line most of the time...

I'm down to go to any of the Willow tracks on the bike...I can't wait actually
blamecanada is offline  
Old 01-24-2012, 02:22 PM
  #53  
Senior Member
Superstock
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles & Winston Salem
Posts: 427
speedkelly@aol.com is on a distinguished road
Yep. Agree with all of the above. Most people don't even know what a superhawk is? If you really want to have fun, just tell them its a 650cc bike just like the Suzuki sv650. Everyone raves about SV650 (I do too) but in all honesty our bikes are just as cheap, have way more power and stock for stock have better suspension.

I'll post up a date in the group rides for a willow springs Superhawk trackday. Your going to really like the big track on the Hawk. Ride safe.
speedkelly@aol.com is offline  
Old 01-27-2012, 10:32 AM
  #54  
Member
Squid
 
usaabn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: western north carolina
Posts: 38
usaabn is on a distinguished road
Looked at her in the garage and told that her new shock will be here soon. She can't talk but I think she understands me. HEHE
usaabn is offline  
Old 01-27-2012, 10:55 AM
  #55  
Power User
Squid
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Aurora, IL
Posts: 25
Ndogg550 is on a distinguished road
Walked past it while under the cover in the garage, sadly wishing there wasn't snow on the ground, dreaming of springtime.
Ndogg550 is offline  
Old 01-27-2012, 12:03 PM
  #56  
Old and dangerous
SuperSport
 
rz_racer_69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 604
rz_racer_69 is on a distinguished road
Got a wild hair and did a complete bafflectomy last night. Rode her to work today. Doesn't seem much louder than the partial I had already done, but it does seem a bit deeper. I like, but some D&D's are likely in her future, lol.
rz_racer_69 is offline  
Old 01-28-2012, 04:02 AM
  #57  
Senior Member
Superstock
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 344
blamecanada is on a distinguished road
converted to single sided exhaust...one of my slipons was leaking and there was some issues with a broken clamp bolt on that side, so I just did away with it...bike runs much better now and sounds awesome. I was surprised; it didn't make it much louder at all.

blamecanada is offline  
Old 01-28-2012, 04:42 PM
  #58  
Banned
MotoGP
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lake View Terrace, CA
Posts: 5,942
8541Hawk will become famous soon enough
Does what I did yesterday count?

Flushed my brakes so got to take a quick run to the test track a.k.a. Calaveras Rd.

Now in the summer you can carry 2nd and 3rd on this road but in the winter you need to keep things in check a bit.... Also we just had a storm come through, so the road is pretty dirty and a bit slippery in places.

So in this vid I'm mainly in 1st & 2nd (for all you guys that say these bikes don't shift well between 1st & 2nd.... and my only real changes is one of Jamies shift levers) and yes i do have the VTR "traction control" on in places (which is leave the bike in second and just roll on the throttle )
with the rev's anywhere from 2K -10K

Calaveras Rd 1.27.12 - YouTube
8541Hawk is offline  
Old 01-28-2012, 05:20 PM
  #59  
Banned
MotoGP
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lake View Terrace, CA
Posts: 5,942
8541Hawk will become famous soon enough
I can post up the other way if you want to see it..... it still has to upload.
8541Hawk is offline  
Old 01-28-2012, 05:33 PM
  #60  
Old and dangerous
SuperSport
 
rz_racer_69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 604
rz_racer_69 is on a distinguished road
Sure. Nice ride!
rz_racer_69 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: What did you do with your SuperHawk today?


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:15 AM.


© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands