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VTROTM MAY 2014

Old 05-02-2014, 02:40 AM
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VTROTM MAY 2014

Congratulations firedog55 you are this months winner

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Old 05-06-2014, 02:41 AM
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Starve the lizards you blokes, come on there must be some really cool bikes out there that we would want to see.

I know there are some really good bikes here in Oz that other people deserve to see.

Post up some pics and give everyone some ideas on what to do with their bikes.

Come on Aussies show the rest of the world what you have!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:36 PM
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I know I'm not in OZ, but I'll have some new pictures to show of my bike Just give me a few more days. I'll have something to show you guys!
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owner: ME
year: 98 Canadian spec firestorm
color: "wiz past you white" which is the fastest by far
mods:

Chassis / Suspension:
-Swingarm braced with CBR 900RR brace
-Ohlins HO-701 fully adjustable shock with remote preload and compression damping reseviors
-6mm shim on shock
-Inverted forks from an RC51 SP1 with racetech internals
-RC51 SP1 upper and lower triple clamps
-All ***** tapered stearing bearings
-SP2 5 spoke front and VTR rear wheels for the track (Dunlop Q'3s)
-SP1 6 spoke front and 900RR 6 spoke rear wheels for the street(Michelin PP3's)

Brakes / Controls:
-Magura Radial 190 20x20 forged aluminum Master Cylinder / Lever
-RC51 front calipers
-RC51 front rotors
-Galfer rear wave rotor
-Stainless Braided lines in the front
-Danmoto fully adjustable rear sets
-Danmoto fully adjustable clip-ons
-Shorty clutch lever
-HRC 1/6th turn throttle tube
-EBC HH pads

Engine:
-HPower Velocity Stacks
-Hindle Semi-High 20" mufflers
-STG 3 jet kit
-Lightened Flywheel 6;bs 4oz. (contemplating going down to 5lbs)
-De-PAIR'ed with Superdutyd block off plates
-APE manual CCT's
-Hiflofiltro air filter

Others:
-MOSFET ZX-14 R/R
-Electronic Flasher
-LED integrated tail light
-Flush mount front signals
-Tail Tidy
-Sharskinz Lower fairing
-Swinger spools
-T-Rex sliders
-Bar end mirrors
-Dark smoke Zero Gravity windscreen
-Speedo faceplate conversion from KMH to MPH
-upgraded headlight
-gold aftermarket exhaust hangers
-steering damper
-shift spline mod
-RC51 front fender
-longer Honda Blackbird kickstand to fix lean from shock shim

Either on the way in the mail or on my workbench waiting to be installed:
-JE High Compression 11.5:1 pistons
-Airtech 900RR hugger
-Carbonadi Carbon Fiber Engine case covers, with holes cut for the timing caps on the alternator cover

Plans for Future mods:
-STG 1 Mori Cams or Regrind's
-Roger Ditchfeild style frame stiffening
-520 chain conversion and going to 15/41 gearing
-Going back to a 180 rear tire from my current 190(not really a mod)
-electric pump
-forged magnesium wheels
-Light weight front rotors
-Brembo front calipers
-larger oil cooler
-Slipper clutch
-quick shifter
-possible conversion to full track bodywork for look and weight reduction along with other overall weight reductions

Its obvious i have more plans than money...

Dyno tuned to 113 HP after install of HPower stacks. Hoping to get around the 120 mark with pistons and cams

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Old 05-07-2014, 01:45 PM
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Bike looks good
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:49 PM
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Thanks Mik. I Can't say a lot of it wasnt inspired by your bike.
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Just as I was, and continue to be, inspired by others. Tis the beauty of a site like this, populated by like-minded folks driven by passion
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:58 AM
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Jscobey, love the angle of your pipes.

How did you get them like that?

What is the length of your hanger brackets?

By the way your bike is way cool, and loved the track vid!!
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:54 AM
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Thanks kenmoore! The pipes were meant to be mounted that way. It's all about the shape of the mid pipes. I don't believe there is any way to take standard angle cans and reposition them via the hangers to move them where mine are. You would need new mid pipes. Mines the only set I've seen in the position that they are, besides some of that race VTRs
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Actually there are a couple mounted the way yours are. IIRC all are different brands too. Always made me curious.
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:46 PM
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I'll throw mine in so we have 2.
It's a 2k VTR.
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I'm the kind of guy that likes stealth mods, so not a lot of bling. All are listed below in my sig [at least I think].
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Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
I'll throw mine in so we have 2.
It's a 2k VTR.




I'm the kind of guy that likes stealth mods, so not a lot of bling. All are listed below in my sig [at least I think].
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Tasteful and clean
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:51 PM
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I know I said I was going to throw mine in the mix, but my bike isn't ready yet. I just have to much to do and not enough time this time around.

I'll get 'er in there next time around.

I agree with Jerry. Wolverine, that is one very clean Superhawk!
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:10 PM
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1999 Superhawk


UPDATES/MODS
-JDM/Racetech forks and CBR 600 F4i rear shock.
-JDM billet shifter.
-LP fork pre load adjusters
-Coerce fork brace, counter shaft sprocket cover, and CF rear hugger.
-Pazzo short levers.
-Dunlop Q2s
-R1 Mosfet R/R.
-APE CCTs.
-Factory Pro jets, shift kit, and 4 degree ign. adv.
-K/N filters.
-DID ZVM 520 chain conversion, 16/44.
-SpeedoHealer
-CBR 6 spoke wheels and All ***** bearings.
-RC51 (SP1) calipers and 954 MC, Galfer SS lines.
-Galfer wave rotors, Vesrah pads.
-Dodge "Blaze" red, TapeWorks graphics under clear coat.
-Cut front and rear fender.
-Flush mount front signals, small rears.
-Zero Gravity DB smoked windscreen
-Misc. CF parts.
-TBR high mount CF slip ons.
-TBR block off plates (dePAIRED)
-Stainless steel fastener kit off Ebay.
-CompetitionWerks GP foot pegs.
-Gel battery.
-Vortex billet gas cap.








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Ah FireDog, that's one nice machine!
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firedog that is a BEAUT! very clean and very tasteful mods. very much a sleeper. love thing wing graphics. didnt know RC calipers were a bolt on mod for the stock forks. great job!
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:32 AM
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Firedog, that is a sweet ride.

Understated and the right colour as well.

Very very nice!!!!!
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Well done lads.

Wolverine I do love that pic of you on the twisties. Same about the URL in the corner it spoils it. Fantastic pics you got from that trip.

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Originally Posted by jscobey View Post
firedog that is a BEAUT! very clean and very tasteful mods. very much a sleeper. love thing wing graphics. didnt know RC calipers were a bolt on mod for the stock forks. great job!


The RC calipers are not a direct bolt on mod, you have to either remove some aluminum on the lower mounting lug or around the recessed area for the bolt hole in the caliper. Not much either way. I choose to do the caliper because it is the added part not the stock part.


Thanks for the compliments guys, the old SHawk draws attension wherever it goes.
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:56 PM
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:39 AM
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Firedog, hawks, or as we call them here in Australia Storms have a habit of collecting comments.

The funniest One goes like this, I was approached by a guy after pulling up in a small village near me that is frequented on the weekends by what I call the Late' Set and he says to me"how come your bike doesn't rattle like my mates Ducati." And I say to him Because it's not a Ducati, and then I walk of to turn around and see him scratching his chin trying to work out what sort of bike it is.

That's the good thing about our bikes, they are stealth machines that fly under the radar and confuse folks all the time including ourselves their owners.

Some really tasty bikes this month, however I'm sure there are a few more worthy examples that should be in this poll.

More bikes please, I'm looking for inspiration!
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Wolverine-Is that a picture of you at Deals Gap? Did you ride the Cherahola Skyway while you were there? A much better road IMHO, higher speeds, large sweeping turns, elevation changes, and smooth pavement. Heaven on earth for performance bikes. Deals gap reminds me of pushing a wheelbarrow through a wooded trail. Great picture of you and your Shawk.


kenmoore-I always tell people the Shawk is a better made Japanese Ducati when they ask what it is.

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Wolverine-Is that a picture of you at Deals Gap? Did you ride the Cherahola Skyway while you were there?
Yes and yes! Cherahola was awesome. 2 wheel heaven in that area! I was really testing the limits of lean angle 2-up and range. I got up there and didn't realize how low I was on fuel. Got kinda nervous for a while! What a gem of a road! The dragon was amazing. I had free run for 2 days, no po-po and limited cages, which pulled over anyway. I will be back.

my-dragon-run

Voted for ya dog, love the wheels.

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This is hard. Do I vote for the yellow one, the one with a picture taken at the track or the one ahead in the poll? Decisions, decisions.
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:33 PM
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Old 05-31-2014, 02:07 AM
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She it, missed posting my vote!

However the winner is a great bike and the right colour.

Saves me agonising over who to vote for.
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Hey guys,
Thanks for the votes. Second time around for VTROM, bike was winner in 9/11. Here's some pics from right after I did the mods.































The pics I posted for May's VTROM were current pics. Hopefully this will be the last time you'll have to look at this old SHawk. Thanks again for the compliments. Enjoy the pics, ride safe.
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The pics you posted as your "entry" this month were not current unless you were able to create the exact same shot 3 years after your win in 9-11 hahttps://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...-2011-a-26517/

Now I'm questioning the entire legitimacy of your win. I demand the council to look into this matter. Recount!!!!
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jscobey-You are correct, the pictures posted were not the most current. I have many pictures in my computer files and they are not listed by date, although they do accurately represent my bike. While looking for the 3 pictures to post on VTROM 5/14 I chose 3 that I thought were accurate. I was not aware that the pictures had to be "current", taken the day of the posting.


I gladly concede the VTROM 5/14 to you as the winner. Moderators please delete my entry in May's contest for VTROM.


I'm not interested in an internet pissing contest. But to ease your mind, and clear my reputation, I've taken pictures today with my Super Hawk and our local newspaper, The Daily Journal, dated 6/2/14. Also please note the current vehicle registration and odometer reading.


Here's a link to the first post on my Super Hawk, right after the updates were done:
https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...finally-26356/


Thank you.










































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