maybe useful info, not really all that comprehensive yet

Oil filter

Brandpart numberwhere to get it/notes
OEM15410-MM9-013
suberceded by 15410-MFJ-D01
~ $12 list, ~$8.50 mail order
Identical to the Kawasaki OEM filter for the EX500, both made by Toyo Roki.
About $9. The following three are the same, all made by WIX, supposed to be better than OEM
NAPA1358
WIX51358
Carquest85358
About $6. The following three are the same, all made by WIX, this is a "car" filter, about 3.5" long
NAPA1356
WIX51356
Carquest85356
HiFlow314-0303chaparral-racing.com)
EMGO10-82230 (black)Highly recomended by the list
EMGO10-82220 (chrome)
Mobil-1M1-108 or M1-110about $12. The difference is filter length, both should work
Bosch3300 grade Acan be found at autozone for about $5
Bosch3323 grade Acan be found at autozone for about $5, about 3.5" long
K&NKN-303about $12, comes with a nut drilled for safety wire on the end, 3-3/8" long overall
PurolatorML16817
perf-form#J-503perf-form.com
FRAMPH6017A / 314-6017Some people have very strong feelings about never using Fram filters ever, others say the problem has been corrected or that it was only a very small run that had the problem.
AC DelcoPF2135
MotorcraftFL-816about 1/4" longer than stock, but fits fine, about $4
Don't forget the 14mm crush washer!

More info can be found here www.yft.org/tex_vfr/tech/oilfilter.htm
for useful reference. and here: www.minimopar.net/oilfilters.html
and here: www.twocreeks.net/toby/oil_filters.shtml
and here: www.salemboysauto.com/faqs/faq-30.htm
motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/FilterStudy.html" if you want cross references that others have used for other applications: www.jkozloski.com/generic_parts.htm
and www.snowy91.com/cross_ref/oil_filter_x-ref.htm
and motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/FilterXRef.html"


Oil Drain Washer

The little aluminum washer that goes between the drain plug and oil pan is 14mm

Honda recomended spark plug

Don't forget you need 4 of them.
NGKND
Standard DPR8EA-9 X24EPR-U9
For cold climate
(below 5° C/41° F)
DPR7EA-9 X22EPR-U9
For extended high speed
riding
DPR9EA-9 X27EPR-U9
Gap 0.80-0.90 mm
(0.031 - 0.035 in)

alternate fuel filter


Battery

brandmodel #comments
YuasaYTX9-BS
EverStart ES9BS from Waltmart, about $50
same battery as 93-98 CBR 900RR, 87-00 CBR 600-F/2/3/4, CB-1, Suz. Bandit-400 and some others.
More on batteries here.

Bulbs

front turn signal bulbs        #1157 or 2057 or 1034   12v, 32/3 cp, 23/8 watts
rear turn signal bulbs         #1156 or 2056 or 1073   12v, 32 cp, 23 watts
brake/running lights bulbs     #1157 or 2057 or 1034   12v, 32/3 cp, 23/8 watts
headlight bulb                 H4/9003/HB2  60/55 watt high/low beam
spedometer illumination light  #194
tach illumination, oil pressure, neutral, turn signal, and high beam indicators are Honda only 
     bulbs as far as I can tell.  more info here: www.hawkworks.net/manual/hints/bulbs.html

Tire sizes

FrontRear
110/80-17150/70-17stock
110/70-17160/60-17Very popular alternative

stock chain and sprockets

525 O-ring, 112 links, 16 teeth front, 44 teeth rear

Replacement levers

part #            Description                 MSRP  <-- nobody ever pays this
14-0211           Motion Pro clutch lever     $10?
14-0217           Motion Pro VFR brake lever  $21    This fits nicely, and is adjustable
53170-MW0-006     OEM 90-97 VFR brake lever   $22

That really big nut that holds the rear axle together

46mm or 1-13/16", available at Sears and AutoZone and other places.

The size of the torx bolts that hold the ignition in

T-40

Tapered head bearing info

Top bearingBottom bearingnote
Timken part number This bearing looks like a Timken 32005, and in fact the aftermarket replacements say that on it, but it isn't. It's a modified one with a 26mm I.D., instead of 25mm like it's supposed to be. feh. You have to get this bearing from a Honda dealer. Actually, you can't get it from a Honda dealer, the OEM bearings for the Hawk, F2, and F3 are all ball bearings, not tapered roller bearings, and it's not a good idea to mix roller and ball bearings. 32006 This part number is a generic metric bearing number, and any bearing shop should either have it or be able to get it quickly. I quote Timken because the local shop said it was the best bearing manufacturer out there. Even if he's just spouting, they're still a good brand and this price is much cheaper than the part from Honda.
Price $19.57This was the price today (03/11/02) at a local bearing shop.
O.D. (measured)1.853"
(47 mm?)
2.165"
(55 mm?)
This data is probably useless, the part numbers above should describe a unique bearing.
I.D. (measured)1.023"
(26 mm?)
1.180"
(30 mm?)
height (measured)0.614"
(15.6 mm?)
0.705"
(17.9 mm?)
These prices don't include the dust seals. Stock dust seals cost about about $4 and $8.30 for the top and bottom respectively if you buy them on-line.

I'm thinkng that the taperd head bearing kits available for the F2 are just easier than fussing with all this. Roughly $52 plus shipping mail order.
brand part number price (maybe) where? Notes
All Balls 12-1439 $30.99 denniskirk.com Includes upper and lower dust seals
All Balls 22-22-1020 $28.95 pro-flo.com Includes upper and lower dust seals
All Balls 22-1020 $31.95 Parts Unlimited number and sugg. retail. Includes upper and lower dust seals
Parts Plus SSH-903R $45.95 pro-flo.com

Front wheel bearing

The left and right wheel bearings are identical.
NSK part number6004(v)The "v" is the seal type. There are several types. "v" is the non-contact type, which will last longer, but not be completely waterproof. The contact type (I don't rememeber the suffux) is more waterproof initially, but doesn't last as long.
You should be able to get these bearings at any bearing shop.
I.D.20 mm
O.D.42 mm
height12 mm
Priceabout $12 each.

Front brake rotor

Mike Dean says, "... a stock VFR Rotor from the early 90's should be the same part, other than a style difference."

The Hawk's front brake rotor is 316mm in diameter

EBC's fitment chart suggests that the following rotors are usable: I have not checked this! -Webmaster

Brake pads:

Brand:BrakingDPEBCSBS
(Parts Unlim.)
TuffstopVesrah
front- SDP117HH FA142HH 1722-0031 TSRP-827 VD-156
rear 711SM15 DP115 FA140HH - - VD-147

What's intereseting is that EBC lists the FA226HH for the front of the CBR600 F3,
but all the other vendors say the F3 and hawk use the same front pads. If it were
me, I'd get the FA142HH pads if they were available, the FA226HH if that's what's
in stock.

UNI pod part number and info

Part number for 4" UNI pod air filter:

part number:         UP4229
I.D. inches:         2-1/4"
I.D. mm:             57 mm
Length inches:       4"
Length mm:           102 mm
Their web site:      unifilter.com/clamp-on.htm

The 5" is identical, but for length, and the part number
is UP5229

Paint codes

1988 NT650 Hawk GT

Colorite paint codes

Primary Color:  Candy Flair Blue  PB115CU  2064  1050

Primary Color:  Tempest Gray Metallic  NH119MU  2030  None

Primary Color:  Granite Blue PB184MU (Canada color, looks black) 
77220-MN8-671ZA



replacement (cheap) thermostat

Stant 180° part number 35788 or BT 378 180

.:Hawkeye:. sez:

Cheap replacement radiator cap

Napa small radiator cap part number 703-2443
interchangable with 703-1443

cheap ass fork seal driver

You can use a schedule-40 PVC coupling for 1-1/4" PVC pipe as a fork seal driver. They can be had at Home Despot for about $0.45, the only modification you have to do is to grind/file the ridge in the middle away. Cheap and easy.

fuel quick-disconnect

Male and Female Shutoff Valve, Part No. 245-1495 from: www.lockhartphillipsusa.com/pages/product-sub3.asp?id=636, $21.50 each

You need the 5/16" valve for the Hawk. Female shutoff (#245-1493, $16.95) works fine for me. BTW, these valves may be found at most good bike shops.

"Quick Connector for 5/16" Tube", p/n 217025, $11.33

You can also find it if you root around in the McMaster-Carr catalog (well worth having around; also at www.mcmaster.com).

Soichiro Honda's birthday

November 17th is Soichioro Honda's birthday.
Japanese industrialist Soichiro Honda, born in Iwata-Gun, Japan (1906). He ran several small manufacturing operations before and during World War II. After the war, he had great success manufacturing a small gasoline engine that could be attached to a bicycle to transform it into a motorcycle. He began the Honda Motor Company, producing first motorcycles and then small sports cars.

Ok, so this one isn't that useful, but it's kind of cool