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Offline saucer

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Re: Japan Meets Britain...
« Reply #20 on: Mar 06, 2008, 02:47:04 »
I got the wing from eBay (Apex Cycles), and it came with a visor that was meant for a CA95 or something small like that.  I bought it thinking it would fit my 305 Dream, but the headlight shape is different.  So, I just held onto it in the hopes that I'd be able to do something with it someday.  As I say, I was curious to see what the wing would look like on the SuperHawk, so now I know! 

Hmm, without the visor at all you say.  Haven't seen the bike without the visor for quite a while.....maybe that might be the way to go.

Thanks!

i got one of those wing too for my 450, but from thailand, i haven't put it on for the same reasons you have, i might put it between my instruments, i have a aluminum instrument mount, or tip of the fender,

Offline Vince Lupo

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Re: Japan Meets Britain...
« Reply #21 on: Mar 06, 2008, 05:32:03 »
Tintin -- After I responded to your first comment, I went out to the shed and took the visor off.  Haven't seen it like that in a few years (actually forgot what it looked like with the unadorned headlight), and I think I'm going to leave it like that for now.  Very good advice, indeed!  I think that's one of the big challenges with doing a 'custom' -- you need to know when to stop.  On the plus side, at least all of these add-ons are easily reversible. 

Thanks again, and here is the final look....
« Last Edit: Mar 07, 2008, 05:08:09 by Vince Lupo »

Offline NJWanker

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Re: Japan Meets Britain...
« Reply #22 on: Mar 18, 2008, 17:55:53 »
  Shimmy . Nice Superhawk.
I is what I is .

Offline Vince Lupo

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Re: Japan Meets Britain...
« Reply #23 on: Jul 03, 2008, 16:27:16 »
Latest shot of the bike with the new chromed headlight bucket.  I think I like this better than the black one with the checkers.

Offline Vince Lupo

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Re: Japan Meets Britain...
« Reply #24 on: Jul 03, 2008, 16:28:28 »
One more view, also showing the new 'Altette' type horn.

Offline Tim

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Re: Japan Meets Britain...
« Reply #25 on: Jul 03, 2008, 16:56:23 »
Looks great!
"Quality . . . you know what it is, yet you don't know what it is. But that's self-contradictory. But some things are better than others, that is, they have more quality. But when you try to say what the quality is, apart from the things that have it, it all goes poof! There's nothing to talk about. But if you can't say what Quality is, how do you know what it is, or how do you know that it even exists? If no one knows what it is, then for all practical purposes it doesn't exist at all. But for all practical purposes it really does exist."

Offline Vince Lupo

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Re: Japan Meets Britain...
« Reply #26 on: Jul 06, 2008, 16:46:45 »
One more look.  Wasn't so sure about the Altette horn at first, but it's growing on me.

Offline byrdman76

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Re: Japan Meets Britain...
« Reply #27 on: Jul 06, 2008, 23:06:34 »
Man beautiful Superhawk!

Hopefully mine will turn out half as nice ;D

Keep up with the close-ups its helping me put mine back together!   Most of the important stuff was in coffee can and boxes.  I actually found one of the main oil passage tubes for the clutch in one of the coffee cans today - I was actually pretty happy it was there kept me from having to get one at Ohio cycles.  Thank god the previous owner never got the bike to the point where it would turn over...

Byrd

Offline Vince Lupo

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Re: Japan Meets Britain...
« Reply #28 on: Jul 07, 2008, 02:42:09 »
Thanks for the words of encouragement.  The one final thing I had been wanting to do was to chrome the headlight bucket, and I think it not only breaks up all that black up top in the front, but also gets rid of that checkered tape that was really bugging me (the only part that's tape now is just around the rear shocks and the forks - everything else is custom hand painted).  Plus I think it makes the headlight look bigger.  As well, I had been looking everywhere to find a good loud horn that looked the part, and though at first I thought this horn was rather large (over 5" in diameter), I think it fits in pretty well.

If I could recommend anything, it would be to pick up a copy of Bill Silver's Honda 250-305cc Restoration Guide on CD (I think you can still get it from his website, www.vintagehonda.com).  It is a treasure trove of information, and he is probably one of the most knowledgeable SuperHawk people around.   

Offline byrdman76

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Re: Japan Meets Britain...
« Reply #29 on: Jul 07, 2008, 14:09:48 »
The chrome headlight bucket looks great. 

I have both of Mr. Silvers books in paper - when i first received them I was like this for 50 bucks :-\.

Once I was in the bottom end Xing my transgears and paying attention to all of the little notes he puts in his assembly process, I realized how valuable this mans knowledge truly was.  He has saved me on several accounts and I haven't even installed the pistons at this point...

I was going to ask you about the horn but over 5" is going to be pretty big on mine since I'm trying to keep it as simple as possible and going the cafe route.  It looks factory on yours.  I have a few factory horns that came in some of the boxes so i may just stick with one of these for now.