Superhawk \ VTR1000F

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by curtis6870, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. crash111

    crash111 Been here awhile

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    What do you guys think of this one? Has a 916 rear end (plastics, subframe), Honda 954 front end, hand built exhaust, VFR SSSA and only 17K kms. For sale locally. Owner did all the work himself and it's a lot nicer in person than in pics. Says it handles great, runs great. Plastics and paint are mint.


    [​IMG]$_honda vtr-9 by ed, on Flickr
  2. Big John Sny

    Big John Sny Long timer

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    I always wanted the Hawk GT. I just dug the single sided swingarm.
  3. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Following my front fender

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    I myself love it! If done correctly it would be a very sweet and unique ride.

  4. Manny77

    Manny77 Adventurer

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    That is a nice looking chicken!
    I am with you Big John, the Hawk GT and the VFR750F and VFR800FI SSA are sexy looking!

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  5. Drop_Center

    Drop_Center Long timer

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    I'm going to look at an '01 with 44K on it. What do I need to look for? The price is more than fair.
  6. rusche

    rusche Adventurer

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    Cam chain rattles. Classic Honda. A lot of them were fitted with manual tensioners, an indication the bike was well taken care of.
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  7. StevieMac

    StevieMac Been here awhile

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    Do you see what I see?[/QUOTE]

    LOVE IT! I'm glad it's in Edmonton.
  8. OConnor

    OConnor Bad Juju

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    Did they crack cases around the unsupported swing-arm pivot?
  9. crash111

    crash111 Been here awhile

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    The guy did such a nice job, but I do have this...............

    [​IMG]IMG_2069 by ed, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_2075 by ed, on Flickr

    So one red Vtwin for a different red Vtwin, lol. The Honda has such low miles and is overall in better shape, be quite a different experience actually. More sporty.
    With the high bars and 1 inch lower pegs the TL is quite comfy.....don't want to highjack the VTR thread though.
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  10. Manny77

    Manny77 Adventurer

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    Ask if the cct were replaced. If they have been replaced, you should be good! I had APE CCT on mine.
  11. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    That handlebar seems wider than necessary.. cables look a bit stretched.. other than that.. fine looking bike.
  12. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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  13. Manny77

    Manny77 Adventurer

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    Those look sweet!
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  14. Skidmarkart

    Skidmarkart Dirty Middle Age Man Supporter

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  15. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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    From the designer of the stacks:

    "I tested the stacks as they are and made the power gains so why change them? The material does not take kindly to being sanded either. And there are flow studies over rough surfaces that show rough surfaces hold a layer of air to which the flowing air glides over. ..and.... as soon as it passes the carbs the air contacts the head which has a rougher surface than the stacks. These guys are old dogs with old ideals, there is more info on offer with newer technologies. Let him clutch onto his old ideas"

    Seems fair enough to me! :deal
  16. Robert K.

    Robert K. Long timer Supporter

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    I would say pass. To me, that bike sends up lots of red flags, mainly due to the fact it has more than likely been in a severe wreck, and was rebuilt that way from Ebay. Me personally, I would stay far away from it.
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  17. crash111

    crash111 Been here awhile

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    Uh no. Owner has had the bike for 15+ years, was not a ''rebuild from eBay'', nor was it in any wrecks. He did all the work himself including the exhaust, he showed me all sorts of before, during and present pics. Can't assume shit like that kawasakirob.
  18. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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    A little Menzerna #4 PowerLock action today...she still looks pretty good for 20 years young....

    [​IMG]P1090332 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    [​IMG]P1090340E by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    I should look at sorting those stone chipped mirrors.....
  19. GlockPointer

    GlockPointer NachosRiflesAlchohol

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    pfftt… never noticed with such a good looking bike, thought it was reflections

    what front rotors be you having?
  20. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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    Galfer waves - am actually pretty bloody disappointed in them tbh as I’m on my second set now and BOTH have warped badly with pretty low mileage on them. Sadly I don’t get to ride lots and so was outside the warranty period for the first pair and will be again for the second pair :devildog

    I don’t wanna talk about it :lol3