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Old 08-07-2007, 06:54 AM
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A few issues/concerns.

My hawk seems to be getting really hot lately. The temp has went up here so that might just be the reason. It gets so hot on the frame that I can barely stand it. Feels like my jeans it gonna burst into flames. The the fan is kicking on and the temp gage is showing that its doing its job but when Im in stop and go traffic its HOT!!!!.

Another thing I have recently noticed is that sometimes I cant start her in gear with the clutch pulled in. Sometimes I can sometimes I cant and have to put her in neutral to start her.

The last thing is my front braking is really grabby on the first pull after she sits for a little while. Seems to be better after a few pulls but the first really grabs.

Any ideas on these issues?
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:35 AM
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brake fluid shoud be change regularly so maybe you should start there with the brakes.
the cut off switch for the nutral start should be at the clutch master cylinder . don't know what could be the problem but flush the clutch fluid also sounds like the lever isn't engaging or disengaging the micro switch.
How old is you coolant and what % is anti freeze? Flush if it's old and make sure you use frindly to alumimum anti freeze. The more anti freeze to water is bad for removing heat but good for corosion resistance. So get the mix right. I think its 40% a/f to 60% water. Check the manual!
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It's the peak of summer. Yes your bike is hot just like you, the road, the air, the...... But look at this way, don't the girls look nice?

Clutch switch, remove and clean with electrical cleaner. Do the identical brake lever switch while you're at it. Brake issue could also be related; i.e., the lever pivot might be dirty.
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