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Skip Stewart bought a "bone stock" '88 Hawk for his girlfriend Christina to ride alongside his Blade. He didn't think that the little 647 GT would really have anything to offer him other than it's "good looks & design", but things have changed since then... Christina found the original grey paint to be a bit dull, so Skip brightened it up a little! Then he was hooked... Skip caught the Hawk Bug. Now he says that he can't stop "tinkering" with the bike. To date he has polished the frame and wheel rim edges, added clip-ons, an F2 front wheel, and CBR900 rear shock. Funny, I don't think that he'll stop there.
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Feast your eyes on Dmitry Slootskin's winter project. Actually, he says it only took him three weeks for the mods, but then another four to apply the paint; six layers and topped with four layers of clear coat! Under the deep yellow paint, Dmitry chose an RC45 fairing up front and hung an RS250 tailsection on a homemade aluminum subframe at the back. His engine mods include Muzzy pipe, Uni filters and a jet kit producing 54bhp at the rear wheel on the dyno. Not stopping there, Dmitry fit a '95 CBR 600 frontend and Progressive rear shock. Now, as you can see, he is just out enjoying all of that hard work...
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Here are a couple pictures of Detlev Ansinn Jr.'s 1990 Hawk GT with TBR exhaust and leather Corbin "Gunfighter & Lady" saddle for those longer rides.
The owner of this red racer says "There isn't anything on the bike that hasn't been done before". While that may be true, you can't discount the mods that J. Hord has done to his once bone-stock '89. His 663cc engine mods include: Wiseco pistons, X8 cams, +1mm intake valves, Keihin 39mm FCR's, total loss ignition, and porting by the owner. The result - a respectable 72 hp and 45 pounds of torque. Up front JH's Hawk features CBR600 cartridge fork internals in stock lowers while an EBC iron rotor stops the CBR600 front wheel. The other end includes a Fox Racing shock and a 5" wide VFR wheel.
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This is Mike Ziraschi's 1989 Hawk that he picked up for $300! Mike, find me a deal like that! Obviously the bike wasn't in the best of shape when Mike bought it, but with the money he saved on the purchase price, he was able improve the suspension with the help of Progressive springs front and rear, and add clip-ons, a TBR exhaust, and a fresh coat of paint.
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This is Brian Sidelmann's Castrol Superbike fashioned Canadian Hawk GT. Modifications include - Wiseco pistons,TBR cams, HRC carb kits,10,200 black box, Honda PC800 radiator, Fox shock, Progressive front, Kosman front rim, GSXR1100 front caliper, air induction, custom fairing, paint from Perfection Paint and more.
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Here are a couple pictures of LT Snyder's Ducati "Fly-Yellow" painted 702cc Hawk. LT added grunt to his bike with Wiseco pistons, Megacycle cams, Stage Three jet kit, and Kerker pipe with a TBR carbon fiber can. To make use of the extra power LT added Race Tech Cartridge Emulators and Progressive Springs to the front and a Fox shock at the back.
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Andy McGregor bought this "damaged repairable" BROS II freshly imported from Japan with only 900 miles on the clocks!
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Dave Jackson owned a NTV until we showed him the light (o.k., the car that ran it over helped, but the outcome was still the same). Now he's the very proud owner of this shiny BROS II.
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Chris Yates and his dad have been quite busy with this 650 BROS since Chris had an unfortunate off at a HBON / Ixion Lydden Hill Trackday on 14 August '99. Engine mods including very cool looking Dell'orto bell mouths sporting homemade kitchen sieve mesh filters and modified Micron end can have bumped SAE hp figures from 40 to over 53. Belly pan, DBR rearsets, and new paintwork by Plastec of Reading also help Chris' bike stand out from the crowd. After speaking to Chris' dad, I'm sure there's more to come from this project - watch this space.
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Here are a couple of pictures of Nigel Lomas' "reincarnated" BROS (you can see a few other pictures of the bike when it had red wheels and different fairing when his son Dale was riding it later in this album). In it's new life, Nigel's BROS now sports a 700cc gas flowed, high comp piston engine, complete cartridge front-end and VFR rear wheel. The bike also now has a unique TRX enduro fairing with single headlight.
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