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Old 04-24-2014, 12:45 PM
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Greetings from a new member who just got a SCREAMING deal on a 2002.

Howdy folks,

New to the forum, looking forward to all sorts of good information and conversation. I just purchased a 2002 Superhawk from a guy who's moving in 2 weeks and was desperate to get it out of his hair.

The low down:

Only $1600!!!
30,040 miles
Brand new Pilot Power 3 tires
APE MCCTs
Two Brothers CF c-4 exhaust (whoa buddy that's a deep note)

The previous owner did a few things that I'm not a fan of, namely removing decals and installing flush mount blinkers. If anyone has stock turn signals and tail light, please let me know!

I've put about 300 miles on it so far and LOVE it. The only bad part is the low fuel light blinking at 85 miles on the trip. Of course this bike gets bad mileage, but that seems low even for Superhawks?

Anyway, here are some photos of this beautiful machine:





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Old 04-24-2014, 01:57 PM
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Great deal! Welcome to the forum.

Regarding your mileage, perhaps there is a problem with the calibration of your wrist.
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Originally Posted by VTR1000F View Post
Great deal! Welcome to the forum.

Regarding your mileage, perhaps there is a problem with the calibration of your wrist.
Ditto
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by VTR1000F View Post
Great deal! Welcome to the forum.

Regarding your mileage, perhaps there is a problem with the calibration of your wrist.
+2

If ur twisting that wrist - 85 miles is about right, remember U'll have at least another 20 to 30 miles left.

And red is the fastest color - Nothing like a V-Twin - eh?
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:10 PM
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Nice score! Welcome aboard. I'm a fan of the decals too. Good news is they're still available. I've bought them before from Ronayers.com. Call first so you get the right color. They're listed as "type 1" "type 2" whatever and though I once found online where it said which was which I called to be sure.
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Originally Posted by nnjhawk02 View Post
And red is the fastest color -
I think it's bad form to be lying to him just because he's new to the forum.
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Very nice! But like you I'm a fan of the decals.

Welcome to the forum!

+3 on the twist of the wrist. I had that very same problem for the first month or so of having the bike.
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Good looking bike, T Bone.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:46 PM
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Good thing to remember, even though it seem fine in 4th gear on the highway, go ahead and shift up to 6th to get some milage back.

Great deal and welcome!

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Welcome ! Should be getting around 100 miles between fuel lights. And we all know blue is the fastest color.
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Originally Posted by Super Hawk Pro View Post
Welcome ! Should be getting around 100 miles between fuel lights. And we all know blue is the fastest color.
Of course blue is fastest! we all know that...

depending on your wrist, the fuel, which way the wind blows, etc will 100% depend on your fuel economy. I've hit red on the gauge at 85 miles as well, but IF (BIG IF) i'm gingerly, I've also seen 120+-. No one ever said fun was fuel-efficient, though. Happy riding!

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Welcome Oaktown! Raider fan?
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
Welcome Oaktown! Raider fan?

Thanks Wolverine! I bleed Green & Gold for the Packers, but will root for the Raiders so long as they aren't playing Green Bay.
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That's quite the hell of a deal. Did you get the bike inspected thoroughly?
I swaer everyone but me comes across good deals like this..
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by konigralph View Post
That's quite the hell of a deal. Did you get the bike inspected thoroughly?
I swaer everyone but me comes across good deals like this..
I didn't get it inspected by a shop, but I've owned 3 other motorcycles previously and rebuilt the entire engine on one. There's a checklist of things I look for and this passed with flying colors!

Just be patient on Craigslist - you've gotta look for the deals in rural or hard-to-access areas and jump on them quick. This guy had over two dozen people calling him after 7 hours of posting and I happened to be the first to get out to his farm.
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:48 PM
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I finished up my round of mods and submitted for July 2014 VTROM. Here are some alternate pics that I couldn't post due to the 3 photo restriction:





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Looks good. I thought I was the only one who prefers the stock signals over flush mounts.
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Originally Posted by killer5280 View Post
Looks good. I thought I was the only one who prefers the stock signals over flush mounts.
hahaha. Hell, I love the stock signals, AND my stock fender
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Very nice Hawk TboneNast! Welcome to the forum. Everyone knows that the Titanium Metallic color was formulated and made to decrease drag, and increase MPH by over 10%! Don't let these other Hawk owners fool you...
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looking good. i like the decals as well, but i'd get rid of the tank bra, just not my style! Looks great though, good find!!
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Sweet bike, and you got a fantastic deal! I'm also a fan of the decals...
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