still working on it, but after some quick paint (liked the contrast w/ the old sticker!), a shortened front fender, clubmans, and some necessary removals the hawk is getting there. well enough to put on the tag and take her to bikenight!! whataya think??
Nice color scheme. It would look more racy with a rear set controls on the foot pegs (to go better with the clubmans) and a different seat setup. Front fender is a little more hacked off for my liking but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. A thin fiberglass front fender might add something to the build (using the stock fork brace). Does it have a rear brake light???
thanks, it has a really bright LED trailer taillight that blinds!!, rear sets would be a nice addition but i want a comfortable rider and less of a flat out racer, and the seat is in the works once i get this gs1000 tail and get another seat to butcher (this one is plush!!) i'll post more as i go!
oh, i never remember to state that as a general rule i'm more comfortable sitting up a little. i'm about 6'0 and it helps that i have long arms and legs. so in most riding positions ppl feel odd at i'm very comfortable in! hell, the 999 testastretta i had was super cramped for most ppl, but i pretty much sit up on those little bikes!
i guess i'm more comfortable as long as it has 2 wheels and runs well, the rest isn't important! yeah!
on the subject of rear sets...i am also 6' and have a cb750 that is in desperate need of rear sets. i like the feel of the rockets out there and by pushing my controls back i find it easier to make longer rides.
i really like the paint you have going, but think you should loose the gauges. mine are shoved so far down on the forks that my odometer is usless without tearing the bike apart. just food for thought.
It makes a difference if your 4' 9" or 6' with reach to the hand grips. I have straight bars on my mc and its setup perfect for my reach and makes it comfortable for riding on the road. I guess one element that usually gets left out with custom bikes is how do YOU fit on it. After all - my comfort is more important that what anyone else thinks about the bike. Remember when 4' A-pangers where cool...
thanx, any and all suggestions are well appreciated. i don't think anyone can be half as critical as i am about my own stuff so shoot away.
-i'd love to lose the gauges, just need to find a nice speedo that will hide away well. or i have test fit a screen from the "launch" kit offered on a 2008 triumph street triple i have at work and w/ some mods it would look really wicked on the bike, while also covering the gauges, and giving some wind deflection (is it really needed at 40 mph???)
-bidding on some late 70's and mid 80's tail plastics and just have to find a donor seat to butcher and add the plastics to.... and this is where gheeto, judeyramone, and the other specialists need to find me a donor since these bikes are all around them and practically free!~!!!! help me out folks (i'll make it worth ur while if u want some hatchling kingsnakes, cornsnakes, or rattlers that have just birthed!!!) well thanks anyhow
I have a 1/4 racing faring on mine. It keeps crap off my gauges but only offers min wind protection. It does keep the bugs off the bike and me which I love and it gives me a small storage area when I run down to the store for a quart of milk. On Sunday I got caught in some heavy rain while riding. I was able to tuck in under it a little but I still looked like a drowned rat.
You can get a tail piece from a mc savage yard, their not giving the stuff away anymore so that might not be a good choice. Check out some of the custom cafe tail/seats available, that might be more inline with what your looking for.
had an offer to buy a cb400t tail from a salvage yard for 125 and it was broken, yet sitting right beside it the guy had a guilari???? cx500 seat in way better shape for 75! he was on crack in my opinion, the guilari was way nicer than the broken 400t, but i'm not butchering that nice of a seat!