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Old 06-17-2018, 06:05 AM   #2341  
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Been sitting on parts to do changes and maintenance on the front brakes. Replace the twin front brake lines with a one into two custom made by Speigler. While the bike is down I planned to rebuild the front calipers. O-rings and joint seals standing by. Get the right caliper disassembled, l (looked new inside) cleaned, start to install new parts and find that o-rings for the larger piston are too small. WTF! Go to the parts diagram, yup right part number. Measure the piston, there's the problem. I don't have 954 calipers.
Ebay burned again. Thought I was buying 954 calipers, was sent 929 calipers. Old o-rings back in the large hole. Button everything up. Bleed system, all is good. Test ride confirms.
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Been sitting on parts to do changes and maintenance on the front brakes. Replace the twin front brake lines with a one into two custom made by Speigler. While the bike is down I planned to rebuild the front calipers. O-rings and joint seals standing by. Get the right caliper disassembled, l (looked new inside) cleaned, start to install new parts and find that o-rings for the larger piston are too small. WTF! Go to the parts diagram, yup right part number. Measure the piston, there's the problem. I don't have 954 calipers.
Ebay burned again. Thought I was buying 954 calipers, was sent 929 calipers. Old o-rings back in the large hole. Button everything up. Bleed system, all is good. Test ride confirms.
Curious, I prefer the dual lines. Why go 1 into 2?
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Old 06-17-2018, 02:44 PM   #2343  
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Curious, I prefer the dual lines. Why go 1 into 2?
Simply I like the cleaner look of one line. Also a bigger issue was the dual setup was hitting the dash at full lock because of the new bars and forks. Nothing bad, just not to my liking.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:19 PM   #2344  
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Busy couple of days. Changed out both stock auto Cam Chain Tensioners. Did the zip ties so there is no way for the chain to skip teeth when tension is released. APE CCTs with Cometic gaskets. Thanks for the write ups and tips in the Knowledge Base section!!!

While I have the carbs out I got some new vacuum hose and replaced the section that tied in with the PAIR using a T, no more T and need to block it off. Changed the other side too. Why not. Ordered new fuel lines, vent lines. one of the fuel lines came in, waiting on it and the vent lines.

Did the TPS fix while I have the carbs off. Didn't have to slot the heads with a Dremmel tool, just used a small punch and they turned right out fairly easily.

I live in Florida, never plan on riding in a cold environment. Do I need the heater hose going through the carbs? Have read pros and cons for this. Any of you guys get rid of it?













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Got some tasty bits from Jack Frost. No more stupid plastic carb choke bits to break if you look at them wrong!!
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:15 PM   #2346  
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Took the bike out for a ride today, after it's been sitting for a month at list, that happens when you have too many bikes... I still love that VTR the most, something about it makes it really special, kinda like a really special woman that left you with a taste of more... You know what I mean ;-)
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Still waiting on some back ordered parts to get it buttoned up. Went ahead and changed to the Galfer Wave rotor I've been waiting to install, and changed out some rusty bits with the chain adjusters and axle nut.

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Old 07-08-2018, 06:44 AM   #2348  
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After a very long time I finally got around to repacking the new cans for the Akrapovic system. Now that the cans are ready I think I'll put the headers on today.


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Old 07-12-2018, 08:06 AM   #2349  
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Rode my first track day ever on monday @ Road America! The bike ran like crap the whole time unfortunately though. It was smooth but lacking in power up top. I pulled the carbs apart today for the first time in seven years and found my problem. The vacuum piston boot was split on the front cylinder. Honda is real proud of those too. $100 bucks a piece! Ordered two since the rear wasn't in the greatest of shape either.

Even with the problems I was having I was pretty dominant in the novice class. Will definitely be moving up a class next time. Will post pictures soon!
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:44 AM   #2350  
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Hey guys.
I had something crazy happen. So the prereq is I must thank Mike for his carb setup thread. I had to refrence it after developing a cough and power loss due to a dirty jet.
Anywho I am part of a racing group ( Cars) and I am on the bike due to my cars engine being out while I modify it. The short is I finaly rode the bike to its potential with the tires I have now.
But after it was all done it was 5am and I really wanted to go home but my friends were taking forever and they had my camera. Well Just as I started the bike I saw a red storm with carbonfiber slipons and billet everything with a pack on the tank go by. My friends went one way I went after the storm. He took off at first and so would I for that matter. but he finally went to the left lane and I got up next to him and pointed at the bike and then at mine. He stopped and I asked where he was from. An old timer from my same city going out for a tour. We bumped fists and I raced my friends GTR ( Not a chacnce for him.) but it was all good fun and I have been wanting to tell you guys I actually saw a superhawk in the fastest color all day!!!
Also again thanks for all the help with the bike when I got it and went through the cct ordeal the hard way.
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:55 PM   #2351  
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There is only one other Superhawk that I know of in the Pensacola area.
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I was so happy to see one and in much better condition than mine. Speaking of which I gotta check my timing. if its not out I need to check my valve clearance. It pops on the front where I replaced my valves I either messed up timing or the valve I ground too far needs a bigger shim.
Paint is in this bikes very near future.

Also Floyd, is it the fastest color?
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Checked carb synch. Been a while since I last did this. Checked out ok. Tank and air box removed previously to install vacuum connections. Facilitates the procedure for next time.

Time warp. Purchased this bike new 19 years ago. Time flies.













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Yeah I synched em... On a nice set kind of like yours. Its probably timing as its out the carb and its usually a strong fart.
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Did a track day, but with my other bike GSXS1000, it was a blast, next time I have to take the VTR!!!
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Old 07-25-2018, 04:11 AM   #2356  
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Bloody cold here in Oz and the bones are creaking at -4 !

Went for a ride the other week with a couple of mates on all but knackered Diablos, interesting how the bike changes as the tyres wear.

It was good fun but now its too cold to ride, we are finally having a proper winter.

Time for some maintenance and mods.

Cheers for now !
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It was about 35c here today lol. About 40c with heat index
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Rode to another meet and saw the cool red superhawk Id spotted before... incidentally its for sale now. Turns out the swinger is actually a Moriwaki unit.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sport-bikes/...orm/1374864179
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