My 1989... getting there

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My 1989... getting there

Postby justusdude » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:16 pm

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Just put on a center stand I ordered from Yahoo Japan auctions. Also got a Japanese spec tail-light with the integrated turn signals to install at some point, though it will take some doing it appears. And still want to do something different with the front signals as well... other than that I'm about done cosmetically. Thinking about painting the rearsets black... havent decided yet. I love this bike so much now that I'm not taking it apart to fix the carburetors once a week. :D
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Re: My 1989... getting there

Postby ExTex77 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:22 am

Nice looking!

Missing a chain guard ?

Glad you are enjoying it.

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Re: My 1989... getting there

Postby squirrelman » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:11 pm

lookin good ;)
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Re: My 1989... getting there

Postby spotthedogg » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:25 am

looks good, but the chain seems awfully tight.
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Re: My 1989... getting there

Postby justusdude » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:51 pm

Probably because it is, its my first bike and when I adjusted the chain the first time after putting on the '88 wheels I had it balanced on a milk crate because I didn't have a motorcycle stand. I'm putting a bunch of stuff on including a chain guard at some point this week so that's also on my list to be adjusted haha

(those washers all over the floor are from stretching out the center stand spring so I could install it :lol: )
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Re: My 1989... getting there

Postby spotthedogg » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:01 pm

justusdude wrote:Probably because it is, its my first bike and when I adjusted the chain the first time after putting on the '88 wheels I had it balanced on a milk crate because I didn't have a motorcycle stand. I'm putting a bunch of stuff on including a chain guard at some point this week so that's also on my list to be adjusted haha

(those washers all over the floor are from stretching out the center stand spring so I could install it :lol: )


Cool, last time I did that I used pennies...
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Re: My 1989... getting there

Postby squirrelman » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:22 pm

spotthedogg wrote:
justusdude wrote:(those washers all over the floor are from stretching out the center stand spring so I could install it :lol: )


Cool, last time I did that I used pennies...


in case you haven't tried it, spot, the Hawk centerstand works pretty well on your VTR. ;)
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Re: My 1989... getting there

Postby spotthedogg » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:57 am

squirrelman wrote:
spotthedogg wrote:
justusdude wrote:(those washers all over the floor are from stretching out the center stand spring so I could install it :lol: )


Cool, last time I did that I used pennies...


in case you haven't tried it, spot, the Hawk centerstand works pretty well on your VTR. ;)


My Hawk GT has been a race bike for 20+ years, hard to say when there was ever a side or center stand anywhere near it ;)
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Re: My 1989... getting there

Postby Barbie & Skipper » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:21 am

Pretty sure he meant a Honda Hawk (450 IIRC), not a Hawk GT.
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Re: My 1989... getting there

Postby spotthedogg » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:52 am

Barbie & Skipper wrote:Pretty sure he meant a Honda Hawk (450 IIRC), not a Hawk GT.


I doubt it, since we both have Hawk GTs ;)
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