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VTROTM March 2016

Old 03-03-2016, 04:23 PM
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VTROTM March 2016

It's that time of the month. Post up pics of your G.F., S.O., wife?? with specs and any mods.
Not really...

Picture (REQUIRED) 3 Max! Please limit picture(s) size to 1024 x 768.
Open to all Super Hawk Forum Members.
You are limited to 1 entry per month.
You can only nominate your own VTR. (projects, daily riders)
Candidates will be nominated up until the 15th of the month or when 15 nominees have been made, whichever comes first.
A poll will then be set up (on the 16th if less than 15 nominees)
for everyone to vote for VTROTM for that month and close on the last day of the month.
All participants who vote will get to vote only once per month so make it count!
Negative comments, criticism, harassment, and all around bad manner wont be tolerated.
If you have won VTR of the month, you cannot enter your bike for 12 months.
In the event of a tie, a 7 day poll will be set up to break the tie.
Rules subject to change / amendment at any time.
Description of a candidates bike should include the following If available:

owners name
year
color(s)
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James Deaton's 2001 Honda Superhawk Entry for March 2016 VTROTM

2001 Honda superhawk
Erion racing exhaust
Nitro plated header
Modified hawk carb set up (45 pilots)
Stock air filter
Adjustable mixture screws
Lightened flywheel to Roger Ditchfield specs
Galfer stainless steel braided brake lines front and rear
Galfer rear wave rotor
Honda CBR900RR rearwheel
Honda CBR900RR swingarm brace welded on
Modified coolant overflow bottle location
Pair removed with block off plates installed
Push throttle cable removed
Yamaha FZ1 mirrors
Zero gravity tinted double bubble windscreen
Roger'd front forks with YZF 600 fork springs and 7.5 weight oil
MCCT cam chain tensioners (homemade)
Sargent seat with carbon look upholstery and red piping
HRC style rear brake reservoir mod
Nicky mod done to the rear sprocket cover
Lockhart Phillips fender eliminator kit
Lots of polished stainless steel hex head bolts
Red powder coated valve covers
Red powder coated rear brake caliper
Lots of black powdercoating throughout, including frame, subframe, swingarm, oil pan, clutch cover, flywheel cover, clip-ons, fork legs
Bedliner'd starter and chin fairing
Lockhart Phillips tinted front and rear turn signals
Polished rear brake pedal and shifter
Dialed in shifter linkage including aluminum shift shaft, Heim joints, and bronze shifter bushing
Extra heavy bar end weights
All ***** tapered steering head bearings
Quick release gas tank fasteners
Redline 10 W 40synthetic oil
Mobil 1 oil filter
90 aluminum valve stems
Bridgestone Battlax BT023 rear tire (42psi)
Bridgestone Battlax BT016 front tire (36psi)
(I may have missed some mods... I think there are more in my sig)


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(I tried to only include 3 pictures... but I just couldn't only pick 3!!!)


Thanks to everyone on the forum for help making this bike possible....
James

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She's beautiful James. Does your dad still recognize her?
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Lol... I don't think so... He keeps asking why i continue to take it apart... Difficult to explain OCMD...

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James,

That looks great!

A true labour of love!

Let's see who doesn't enter this month!

You have set the bar high and I think it needs to be said that from my personal experience it is disappointing that there are so many bikes on here that don't get posted for all to see, and compare.

Thanks for making the effort!
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:39 AM
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Lookin' good James, I have a question though. As much as I dig your Hawk, I struggle each time I see it because of the so many I've seen which have body damage. Are these areas paint, vinyl, etc? It's right where the fairings take damage in an off.
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Yep... The damage kind of haunts me too. My dad bought it from a local (to him) dealer in North Carolina in about 2002ish... The dealer had taken it in on a trade, the previous owner had hit a deer with it and it had gone down...

When i got it this really bothered me, and i really considered replacing all the plastics. I had some insurance money from when it was shipped out to me (they caused even more fairing damage with the way they strapped it down to the pallet), but i ended up using that money to do all the other things you see instead. Fairing reaplacement is about $1200, and i just couldn't justify spending that amount of money on fairings at that time.

At this point (years later) the blemishes remind me that perfection is unattainable, that i should be careful not to turn the bike into an idol and try and make it perfect. I do try and keep it clean because i feel God blessed me with it, but i need to make wise financial decisions for my family, and fairings do not fit in that category.

Maybe someday, but for now i choose to "want what i have, and not wish for things i don't have"

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Well, James, at least it's something to keep the OCMD list alive. I derive a great deal of pleasure from maintaining a list of completed and to-do mods. To paraphrase, I think, kenmoore, there's always something more to do to these bikes to improve them. No true OCMD'r will ever be "done".


And thanks a lot Wolvernine, I had decided those black marks were styling and couldn't bring myself to seek out images of the left side of thedeatons ride to confirm. I was living the lie and content to do so.
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by thedeatons View Post
Yep... The damage kind of haunts me too. My dad bought it from a local (to him) dealer in North Carolina in about 2002ish... The dealer had taken it in on a trade, the previous owner had hit a deer with it and it had gone down...

When i got it this really bothered me, and i really considered replacing all the plastics. I had some insurance money from when it was shipped out to me (they caused even more fairing damage with the way they strapped it down to the pallet), but i ended up using that money to do all the other things you see instead. Fairing reaplacement is about $1200, and i just couldn't justify spending that amount of money on fairings at that time.

At this point (years later) the blemishes remind me that perfection is unattainable, that i should be careful not to turn the bike into an idol and try and make it perfect. I do try and keep it clean because i feel God blessed me with it, but i need to make wise financial decisions for my family, and fairings do not fit in that category.

Maybe someday, but for now i choose to "want what i have, and not wish for things i don't have"

James
I didnt notice the fairing damage until it was pointed out.

My bike has tool marks from things that has been done to it, like on the braced swingarm. But I like that, shows I have worked on it. They are very small and I could polish them out but dont.

Your bike is very nicely done. I love the turn signals.
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by thedeatons View Post
At this point (years later) the blemishes remind me that perfection is unattainable, that i should be careful not to turn the bike into an idol and try and make it perfect.
James, wasn't trying to highlight your damages. Kinda appears to be intentional. Your VTR has really turned into a beauty. Job well done so far. If it were me, I'd simply have to plan on a respray at the least. Not striving for perfection, just continuing on the journey. She really deserves it.
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thanks

Hey, i don't want to be the only one here and win by default... This is supposed to be a competition... Let's go people, post up pics of her ride!!!

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an absolute stunner, congrats!
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James,

I'm with you!

Come on guys, post up your bikes and make this a real competition.
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I think James went wayyyy over the 3 pics max!!

So you can just hand me the win now.
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Lol...

I like how our mods are very similar... Down to the tires...

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James, you've probably told us in another thread already, but where did you source all the stainless fasteners? I like the look of all the stainless contrasting with the black covers, etc. Did you make a big buy once, go piece by piece, use one of the eBay sellers or what? Any chance you compiled an itemized list of what and where?
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Originally Posted by VTR1000F View Post
but where did you source all the stainless fasteners?
probolt-usa.com
Give that a look.
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Pro-Bolt = NO. They are ridiculously expensive.


I have a guy I use. I send him a request for about 50 fasteners at a time, all measured and labeled, and he sends back good stuff.


I have a complete, itemized list of every fastener I have purchased so far. I will have to post that info up soon...


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Hopefully the list includes where it goes. Let's do our best to minimize any effort required on my part. Thanks in advance for posting this some day James.
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More bikes please Brethren!

Let's see some more bikes regardless of the state they are in.

This thread has been languishing for far too long.

There are heaps of regulars on here that have put countless hours and $$$ into their bikes, so show us what you got!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so show us what you look at every day!

James has set a high standard.

Wolverine,

I want your back shock, even though your bike is yellow(Red is the fastest) I think it looks "COOL" and a well sorted ride.

Come on, more bikes please.
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Wolverine,

I want your back shot
Sure, Here ya go:

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I said "Shock" you Casper!(Casper is Ozzy slang for someone who haunts or challenges you, It is a friendly term and no malice is attached!)

Come on all you forum lurkers, post your bikes for all to see!
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No one else? This is very sad…

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Especially considering your disqualification.
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Racebolt UK has entire SS and Titanium fastener kits for the VTR1000F, top quality stuff, great to deal with!
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Yikes!!!!
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Racebolt UK has entire SS and Titanium fastener kits for the VTR1000F, top quality stuff, great to deal with!
Oh boy....more expenses.
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Sure, Here ya go:


Old pic. I see blue instead of anthracite.
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