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Old 10-30-2018, 10:41 AM
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Greetings all! Iíve done a lot of searching and found a lot of info on this forum and finally decided to register. Figured my 1st post should be an introduction.

New from northern Indiana, picked up a Ď98 Superhawk about 1-1/2yrs ago after my Ď04 ZX6R was totaled in an accident on my way home from work in June of Ď17.

Bought it with some common add-ons and needing a bit of work but itís been fun to change some parts, learn how she rides, and see the transformation take place!



Bought it with 7300 miles, Vance & Hines slip-ons, and a Zero Gravity Double-Bubble screen.


Paint wasnít the greatest to start out but wasnít terrible, just a good bath, some love, and a full service needed.


Got new tires and had the wheels powder coated a wet gloss black. Found a ďnew in boxĒ set of Two Brothers high-mount
slip-ons on EBay and replaced the Vance & Hines pipes due to being rotted out. Added a rear seat cowl, Pyramid rear hugger, and got a standard height Dark Smoke Zero Gravity screen.






After a full bath, compound, polish, and wax sheís up to snuff and been enjoying it ever since! Had to replace the Gen 1 voltage regulator and add a battery but solid since then 9400 miles now and going up lol

Hoping to get a Pyramid lower fairing, some new signals, and I have a PowerBronze undertail waiting for install over this winter.
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Welcome. She cleaned up real purdy.

Is that a stock rear shock? It looks like it 'cept it's way too shiny.
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Originally Posted by VTR1000F View Post
Welcome. She cleaned up real purdy.

Is that a stock rear shock? It looks like it 'cept it's way too shiny.

Thank you! Yeah it took a bit of elbow but Iím happy with how the paint came back to life!! Just want to maintain it the best I can now lol...my buddy had me clean his Ď88 Hawk GT before putting it away for the season lol...pretty neat to see a SuperHawk and a ďBabyĒ Hawk together haha

As far as I know itís a stocker lol...Iíve been kicking around the idea of having the full suspension rebuilt and set for my weight but havenít sorted it all out just yet..
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Welcome aboard,

Nice looking bike and the right colour,

Love the pipes !
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Originally Posted by kenmoore View Post
Welcome aboard,

Nice looking bike and the right colour,

Love the pipes !

Thanks! Haha, for sure...Iíve read that Red is the ďfastestĒ color, (or so some say) for these...Yellow isnít my thing, and there are a ton of assorted Black bikes around here locally.

Iím super happy with the Two Brothers pipes as well! I had a Black Series on my zx6r so wanted to stick with the brand. I just need to figure out what bolts Iíd need and how to space out the passenger pegs to re-fit them though. Any suggestions on how to measure for choosing the right length bolts and such?
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Looking good to me!
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Looking good to me!
Welcome to the forum

Thank ya!!
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Welcome aboard! Funny as I first saw the pics I said man it'd look mint with gloss black wheels and a different exhaust and as I'm thinking it I'm scrolling down to the newer pics haha. Looks awesome! Very nice!
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Originally Posted by captainchaos View Post
Welcome aboard! Funny as I first saw the pics I said man it'd look mint with gloss black wheels and a different exhaust and as I'm thinking it I'm scrolling down to the newer pics haha. Looks awesome! Very nice!
Thank you all for the warm welcome and compliments!!
Glad to know Iím going with the right choices!!

I really wanted a touch of originality as most S/Hís come with black wheels standard. I thought the gloss would be a good subtle difference. ďKeep it nice but simple right.Ē And the exhaust was a must...somehow I found an un-touched set of Two Brothers in California hidden on a back wall warehouse shelf lol...definitely changed the whole image and tune!!
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Oh, well, if we're going with right choices, then I have to say YELLOW.
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Originally Posted by VTR1000F View Post
Oh, well, if we're going with right choices, then I have to say YELLOW.
Agreed, using yellow as a sanding coat works well before the white primer and sealer coat and then the proper Italian Red base color...
Wait,,,, is that not what you were saying?

Oh, well then never mind...


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As long as we can all agree that would make it a YELLOW SuperHawk.
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Originally Posted by VTR1000F View Post
As long as we can all agree that would make it a YELLOW SuperHawk.
Ugly, sanded in spots, coved in primer sealer and then finished in the fast beautiful and proper color of Italian Red, yes, yes we can agree on that.....LOL
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^^^^^^^^ Hahahaha!!! Iíve read some of the famous color debates from on here before!! Iíll have to be say Iím in agreement with how all that is stated...makes perfect sense to me LOL
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There's no debate.
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Originally Posted by VTR1000F View Post
There's no debate.
Lol, canít argue with the facts from the veterans here

Funny as it is though, E. Marquez might be on to something as this was a blemish I had to touch up when I purchased the bike. Seems like legit proof haha





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Welsome!

Just a few miles from the DMr Performance Suspension world headquarters.
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Originally Posted by JamieDaugherty View Post
Welsome!

Just a few miles from the DMr Performance Suspension world headquarters.

Thanks! Closer than one would think upon a Google search lol...I work in Ft Wayne and live just south in Huntington! Have to maybe see about checking you guys out over this winter 😄👍🏻👍🏻
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Greetings Goose86.

Your bike looks amazing, you've done a really good job there.
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Originally Posted by ripvanwinkle View Post
Greetings Goose86.

Your bike looks amazing, you've done a really good job there.
Greetings to you Ripvanwinkle, thank you for the kind words!

Still a few odds and ends to get for it but Iíve been really pleased with the change over from the SuperSport I had. The engine note alone is what made me choose the SuperHawk over the different bikes out there lol...although I really considered one of the new Z900ís for a bit. But having a payment deterred me from that haha

Btw all, anyone have recommendations on a good set of bar grips? My OEís are old and spin free and are due for replacement lol
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I’ve been using a set of progrip 838’s on mine this summer and like them. They’re slightly thicker than the grips that came on the bike when I purchased it. Would recommend!
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Originally Posted by 2.5i View Post
Iíve been using a set of progrip 838ís on mine this summer and like them. Theyíre slightly thicker than the grips that came on the bike when I purchased it. Would recommend!
Thanks for the suggestion! Definitely looking for something a little thicker to take away some of the bar vibration. Iíll look into them and maybe add them to my winter-parts list 😊
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