1998 honda vtr1000 super hawk 996 v-twin ... has scorpion Exhaust, rebuilt carbs with stage 1 Dyno jet kit, k&n filter in modified airbox, pear valve block offs, adjustable cam tensioners, brand new battery under warrenty, new r-1 rectifier / regulator, new chain & sprockets, new spear shape grips, vortex keyless gas cap, new brakes, goodrich stainless steel braided brake lines, new set of michelin pilot tires , polished frame, swingarm, controls & wheel lips
R6 vs SuperHawk @ Barber (Round 1)
Video Highlights below...
X-Act trackday on Saturday, 6/30/12 - 2nd session in morning
Playing with Clint - the "other" fast guy in Intermediate group riding his
Honda VTR1000F SuperHawk. Once he came by, it was game on!
@ 2:59 - SuperHawk comes into view on turn 2 as I go around a rider / @
4:04 - he stalks me up to... @ 6:44 - I correct my line and Clint beats me
into turn 5. @ 7:55 - you see his reflection in my mirror shield (cool
shot!) From then on I stalk him until @ 10:45 - when I get a good drive
out of 5 and pass on the inside going into museum corner on the finial lap.
Honda VTR1000 Superhawk Intro
This is my new bike. It's a 2002 Honda Superhawk 996.
I sold off my Honda Magna Gen 3, and got this beast. It's a V-Twin Sport
Bike and it's pure badass. The engine is amazing. This bike is my Daily
Driver. Last year, I rode my Magna every day, in all weather. So then I
picked up this one because I wanted something that wasn't a Cruiser. I had
several options, but after one test ride - this was the bike for me. The
V-Twin has an amazing amount of power that suits the way I ride. It's
light and agile, feeling like a 600 and not a 996, it's also nice and
narrow... like a much smaller bike... until you twist the wrist.
Since I picked up this bike, it has quickly become my very favorite bike
I've ever had or every ridden. Ever.
UPDATE: After I slid this bike down the highway from being clipped by a
semi that wanted to be in my lane, coming at me head on... it was pretty
wrecked. But I was offered 5 Large for it so I sold it and got my ZX-11.
Having sold this bike, I have to say it was a mistake. I will have to look
at getting another one. The ZX-11 that replaced it might be faster, but it doesn't have the Character
that the Superhawk has. I really miss that Engine.
1999 HONDA SUPERHAWK 996 pt. 1
This is a clip of me starting my hawk and a quick walk around. It has a
dead battery so I have a jump set up to get it going. I put Stabil in the
gas and she runs great for sitting through winter
2009 Yamaha R1 Cam Chain Tensioner
Hope this lends some assistance to those who need it.
"Installing APE Manual Cam Chain Tensioner on an 09 R1"
Watch Garage Endeavors Installation Video here
Garage Endeavors Tech Article - "What Is That Terrible Noise?"
As phenomenal as the 2009-10 Yamaha R1 is, it does come with it's faults.
Some are subtle....... some not so subtle, however in the opinion of Garage
Endeavors, they are all important to address as soon as possible.
One of these issues we have found is with the OEM or "stock" Cam Chain
Tensioner. Our 2009 R1 test bike began showing signs of tensioner trouble
relatively early in her mileage ............ at just around 4000 miles.
Anyone who has experienced a bad cam chain tensioner knows....... it can
make an awful, clacking sound that would raise the neck hairs of even the
most advanced motorcycle mechanic.
AN EFFECTIVE SOLUTION
To eliminate this problem we installed an APE manual cam chain tensioner
in place of the factory automatic one. Using basic tools, the installation
was completed in around 20 minutes and immediately resolved our loose cam
chain issue. We have been testing at the track and out on the streets for
well over a month with the tensioner installed and we have had no issues
and has required no adjustments. The motor consistently sounds nice and
tight with zero cam chain noise.
***** IMPORTANT SMALL PRINT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE THAT WE TEND TO
Even though the install is relatively basic, it is crucial that it be done
correctly to avoid any possible engine damage or even catastrophic failure.
If you are a beginner wrench....... you might consider handing this one off
to a reputable mechanic.
Garage Endeavors LLC
Adjustment of a manual cam chain tensioner. VTR 1000f