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Old 02-16-2015, 08:45 PM   #1
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Needing Some Ideas For a Honda Superhawk Project

Just recently bought a '98 Superhawk to save it from the crusher and now I need some ideas on what to do with it. I noticed when I picked it up that it seemed to be a unique bike. Most notably, full carbon fibre fairings, Peugeot scooter headlight, and a CBR900RR front end. After a bit of research I determined the fairings are a rare set from Mario Nava, but I'm not sure they can really be saved (laid down on the left side). What would you guys do with such a machine?
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:01 PM   #2
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:13 PM   #3
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:56 PM   #4
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Mmm, yes. I'm liking the stripped-down streetfighter look.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:39 AM   #5
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Side facing radiators without the fairing will lead to a very hot VTR motor! Honda designed the fairings to force air through the radiators! Without the fairing, no air blows into the radiators.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:48 AM   #6
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Those fairings look easily fixable to me...
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:29 AM   #7
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Different bike ,but like the basic idea. Jesse James built VTX1800
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:02 AM   #8
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Old 02-17-2015, 01:07 PM   #9
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Those fairings look easily fixable to me...
I showed them to an engineer buddy of mine who is experienced in composites. He said they were easily fixable, but that I should paint them afterwards. I know they're rare and I'd really hate to not utilise them.
Oh, I took some better pics of the fairing damage today:


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Old 02-17-2015, 02:25 PM   #10
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Yeah, I'd just patch with regular fiberglass and paint. Trying to maintain the naked carbon look would be another ball game. Wait till you crash it a couple more times to go all Streetfighter on it...
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Yeah, I'd just patch with regular fiberglass and paint. Trying to maintain the naked carbon look would be another ball game. Wait till you crash it a couple more times to go all Streetfighter on it...
Thankfully my buddy has some extra carbon around, so I'll be patching it with that. I'm going to paint it, but leave some areas of the carbon exposed (such as a number plate, stripe, or something). Hopefully there will be no more crashes with this one. Poor thing looks like it's been through hell and back.
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Side facing radiators without the fairing will lead to a very hot VTR motor! Honda designed the fairings to force air through the radiators! Without the fairing, no air blows into the radiators.

Hay Jack...I live in the Swamps of South Louisiana. It is Hot and Nasty all year round ...My bike runs fine as long as it moving, and not stuck in traffic. Never had an issue with the fairings off..

So I say...Fighter that bad boy out, throw some dirt bike bars on it and call it a day.
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Old 02-19-2015, 03:07 AM   #13
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There are a bunch of Cool ones over on Customfighters

http://www.customfighters.com/forums...ad.php?t=19158
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:44 AM   #14
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Great idea to repair, paint, and leave some exposed areas! I really like your idea. This will look unique and cause the lookers to stop and consider how you accomplished that. Go for it!
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