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Old 09-08-2015, 01:49 PM
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Newbie with a 98 Superhawk

I am new to the Honda VTR but not new to motorcycles. I had been looking for Honda RC51 for a while but I couldnít pass this up when my brotherís friend offered it to me at a great price.

Just wanted to thank Forum Members Rick for the front forks, Jack Flash for the carburetor parts, CaptianChaos for the killer exhaust and 2whltuner for the brakes. All of these parts and the general knowledge on the forum helped me bring this bike back to life after being storage for 8 years.

I love the bike and I plan on keeping it for a while.
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:04 AM
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Sweet sled brother and congratulations.
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Old 09-17-2015, 05:49 PM
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A properly sorted SuperHawk makes a great stable mate. Congrats on the score.
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Old 09-17-2015, 06:55 PM
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Very clean, and you have some nice rotors!
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:05 AM
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Nice bike
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:23 AM
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Thanks guys, I love the bike and I cant wait to do a track day with it.
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:42 PM
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Choke issues

I'm a new SH owner and I'm having a bit of a issue. I have a 98 and the choke is not throttling the bike up at all. Just happend out of the blue.

Symptoms:
The bike idols fine between 1200 and 1500 rpms but when I attempt to give it has it pops and acts like it wants to cut out. I usually open the choke for a few then close it seeing as how is getting chilly. No response.

Took it for a run around the block and have lost some power. It feels and sounds like I'm taking off in 3rd gear as appose to 1st.

I'm inclined to do a complete carb rebuild but I would keep my trouble shooting simple until I have more to go on. I'm thinking my mixture may be too rich but not sure. I'm a bit of a novice and have worked some on bikes but not extensively, if anyone can help...I would appreciate it greatly. F......love this bike!!!😍
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:44 PM
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Maybe the dreaded plastic choke fittings are broken?
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:35 AM
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Yes sounds like the chokes are stuck open. When I give my bike gas with the choke on it will act like that. Runs way too rich.
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:21 PM
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I agree with kenmoore . Sounds like the choke fittings going into the carb are toast. Pull the tank and airbox and give them a good one 2 during examination.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:51 PM
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well rusty, Id be glad to help you find your issue but you should prob post your own thread instead of tagging along someone elses thread...
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