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Old 06-24-2016, 04:22 PM
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Damn you Superhawk Forum!

And your contagious OCMD

Remember me? The guy who got the unmolested Hawk a few months ago and swore he was never going to mod it?

At least I was able to keep it all un intrusive and 100% reversible.
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:40 PM
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Yeah, that's probably it. You're probably all done now.
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:11 PM
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You're probably all done now.
But.... he blocked almost all the air going into the rads
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Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
But.... he blocked almost all the air going into the rads
Actually I researched that. I was thinking the vents allowed airflow to draw hot air from the rads but they are there to help with high speed stability....something I will never need so I figure blocking about 30% of that will in no way hurt me or the bike.

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Old 06-24-2016, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by VTR1000F View Post
Yeah, that's probably it. You're probably all done now.
One more thing still to do
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Originally Posted by DeLoreanBoy View Post
high speed stability....
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:00 PM
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One more thing still to do
Yep, just one more thing then she'll be complete. Finished. Perfect. Nothing left to change.
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by VTR1000F View Post
Yep, just one more thing then she'll be complete. Finished. Perfect. Nothing left to change.
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and so it begins.... muaahahahahahahahah
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:42 AM
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Another one for the Club !

Always one more thing to do.

Bike looks super clean.
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Old 06-25-2016, 11:38 AM
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Haha! It begins!

The more you search this forum, the more ideas you get and the worse your OCMD.
There is no cure!

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Old 06-25-2016, 01:42 PM
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I do wonder though, I always give a little smirk when I see the 75yr old man in the old camper top truck with rows and rows of reflectors stuck on the back, sides, front and stick on chrome rocker panels so I wonder if I am the modern day equivalent with the added running lights.


I did the front "fog lights" mainly for added visibility. I have had my share of lock ups due to people pulling out in front of me. Same goes for the side markers. I figure the stock reflectors would be much more effective if they lit up and with the new ultra bright COB LED markers out there for 2 or 3 bucks each, it's a cheap and easy mod. I put those on a switch so I could leave them off during the day, or even on if I leave the bike parked on the street, although I need to look up the current draw to make sure it doesn't pull the battery down too much without the engine running.


In the next week or so I will fit the brackets and get the lower fairing prepped and painted. I think I am going to use rubber isolation grommets since it's fiberglass and I want to keep vibration down to a minimal. Going Honda red and maybe some matt black trim for the vents (ala NSR)
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Originally Posted by DeLoreanBoy View Post
I wonder if I am the modern day equivalent with the added running lights.
While not my style, to each his own. Last thing you should do is worry about what other ppl think. If you like it, rock it... with pride. Best advice I can give is to have everything properly installed (ie wiring tucked away neatly etc). I regularly pull light kits of of bikes that will be resold @ the shop. You'd be amazed at some of the hack job wiring.
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Old 06-25-2016, 09:33 PM
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Thanks, I made sure to tuck and zip tie tie the wiring out of sight and out of the way. I did have to wire directly to the battery which I normally dont like to do but I added an inline fuse. I tried to use the existing wiring but the current draw dimmed the lights too much, The only thing I didn't like about my mod is I put the switch on the hot side but the fuse is on the ground side and since the switch mounted to the plastic tray I guess I'm good. It's all water tight and heat shrinked correctly. The beauty is with the switch I don't have to run the markers unless I'm out at night.


I have yet to ride the bike at night ...a problem I will correct very soon.
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:28 PM
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Fuse it or loose it!

Put a photovoltaic eye in there, so your neat lights turn on if you forget. Then hook it up to an accessory line. One that turns on when you turn the key on.
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