The new steed
Updated: Oct 13
I needed a second set of wheels and didn't have room for another car so I bought this. 😍
1998 Honda SuperHawk as it's called here in America but the rest of the world it's called a FireStorm. I love both names.
Ive already begun to buy parts for the beast for not only maintenance but for better performance and to also make it an able bike for the street and track.
Here's a picture of how she'll look with the new under belly pan I bought. The big luggage bag on the rear won't be on the bike. Pic is for reference. 🤷🏼♂️😁
The cam chain tensioners will be changed out with manual units as these tensioners are a known failure for these 'Hawks. I had to buy a front and rear bike stand by PitBull so I can store the bike off the wheels and work on it.
Im also upgrading the front brakes with a set of Honda CBR600F4i front calipers, F4i master cylinder, A Coerce front fork brace to keep the front end more stable, and a shifter stabilizer plate to remove the slack out of the shift lever.
I also got a yellow rear fender for the bike to keep dirt and grit from the shock and chain. The yellow is in commemoration of the Paseo. 😍
Ive got a lot of plans for this bike but like the car they'll be sourced and bought in time. Im in no hurry and more worried about reliability and safety at the moment.
I'll be updating this blog as I get things going so stay tuned. 👍😎
Since I'm waiting for parts to arrive I thought I'd show my first motorcycle the Kawasaki KZ400. I purchased this about 26 years ago, did a nice restoration on it and rode it for a solid year. Heat bike but I quickly outgrew what the bike was capable of so sold it in hopes of getting a sport bike. 26 years later here we are. 👍😂
The above isn't my actual bike but it's exactly as mine was when it was restored. Pictures are from the internet for reference. Actual pictures of the bike were lost long ago. 😔
More to come as I get more picture and continue to figure out how to work this site. 😂😜
It's time for an update on the bike and the progression. Of parts coming in daily for the rebuild and upgrades. Here's some pictures of some of the newer stuff coming in and I have a ton of work to do I. The next 3 months.
You can see the new stands for the bike. These are pretty much mandatory for working on the bike and for storage while I'm out driving. Front and rear wheel bearing set, new MOSFET rectifier and regulator from a Kawasaki that I'll be splicing in to replace the factory unit which fails a lot, and new 3 bar radiator caps for the cooling system.
Front caliper from a CBR600F4i along with the master cylinder and levers from the F4i. This is a major upgrade in braking and minor modification to the calipers will make them fit perfect.
Rebuild kit for the brake calipers, master cylinder, rear brake rebuild kit, and the clutch rebuild kit.
New rear sprocket and drive sprocket kit with chain for better gearin and a lighter 520 chain setup to reduce mass in the drive system. 😉😜
Last my new bottom cowl to add once everything is done and also got a couple of used rear peg and exhaust pipe hangers that I'll be modifying to remove the pegs, grind down and cut off the peg mounts, and then finish by grinding the thinner support part of the bracket to clean up the exhaust hangers. Should look sweet when done and some nice custom work that I love doing.
Thats it for now and I'll post up more in a few weeks when I'm home working on the bike. 👍😎
Oh here's a quick video of the bike on the stands. 😍🔥