Edit:it’s an 88 (obviously) and not a 98.
This is a really excellent example of the potential that these bike came with. I still scratch my head how a bike like this went out of production in the US just a few years before the very similar SV650 took us by storm. And this one has been really well done up. I can in fact testify that 64HP in a bike this light is the sort of fun that’s hard to to explain to a 200 hp generation. But it’s real.
Hello. I have been following your web site for quite awhile now and own a few bikes myself. I have a friend that bought a 1988 Honda Hawk a few years ago and has done a ton of work on it making it into a very nice up to date ride for 2011. I think it would really make his year to have his bike and the work he has done shown on your website. It will also be a nice surprise seeing it on your web site. Here is several pics of his bike from where it started to where it is now. I will also list some of the changes he has made.
The changes he has made and additions include. Stock front forks with Racetech springs, Race Tech Gold Valve Emulators, All Balls steering head bearings kit, K & L fork seals, and All balls front wheel bearings kit, Steve Lenac Brake kit (bracket/6 pot caliper/Pro Lite floating race rotor), EBC HH brake pads, Stainless steel brake lines front and rear through the swingarm, Motion pro throttle and clutch cables, Penske 8983 Triple shock, 3.0 Jet kit, Pod Filters, Polished heads, New carb boots, rebuilt carbs and dyno’d at 64hp., Mikuni vacuum fuel pump with custom mikuni mount above the rear valve cover, Full M4 Titanium High Race Exhaust system, KOSO RX2N Gauge, Aztec8 5 3/4″ dual headlights, Eastern Beaver wiring harness, Vortex Clipons and bars, CRG Lane splitting mirrors and levers, VLED Red 92 Brakelight bulbs, Buell Traction Grips, Buell Blinkers, F3 front rim, vfr 5 spoke 5 1/2inch rear wheel, lightened rear rotor, many parts powdercoated, body work custom painted, and many other custom made parts he had made.
Here is a few when he first got it.
And a few during the build process.
He had set it up this way about 6 months ago with the low mount m4 exhaust and quite a few less parts than he has now…
Here is some of the latest photos after all the work has been done. He told me he is going to do more things to it, but here it is now.