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Old 02-13-2018, 05:07 PM
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Im jan from Norway
Im a new member here and a new Snowhawk owner.
Bought my 2008 800 Snowhawk last week.
I read through alot of threads on this forum yesterday and I must say im amazed how much you guys upgrade your hawk`s! Cool!

Im a freestyle motocrocross rider. Started with the freestyle thing in 2017 and got hooked. My plan was to jump through the winter and learn new tricks on the FMX ramp.
My plan did not work out as i planned. Its alot of snow in Norway now.
It hasn’t been this much snow here where i live since 2010.
Shoveling snow off the ramps, off the landing and off the road down to my fmx place is just boring. I have to do it often!

That’s why I decided enough was enough. I needed to buy a winter machine. If i dont get to ride some kind of motorized vehicle i get crazy so i knew i needed to buy something else LOL. A snowmobile, snowbike or a snowhawk. I wanted something that was similar to a dirtbike to ride, and I`ve always wanted a snwohawk, so that’s what I went with.


It’s a 2008 Snow hawk 800. Jaws pipe. This one is called Enduro right? Because of the big gas tank and long belt? Its got the expert extreme suspension.

I just love to jump stuff. Im eager to fly with the snowhawk too. Doing some big jumps would be awesome! Thats why i wanted to ask you guys what upgrades i should do to make my shawk a “freestyle hawk”. Im going to ride mostly on powder snow. No hard trails here. I see you upgrade to a different ski. Timbersled ski and Yeti ski`s are popular. But does the stock ski work well in powder or will a TP ski help out alot. I read somewhere that the stock ski was like riding with a snow blower up in front. Im not sure if that was the old ski or the new type.
I also see that people move the pegs back and the steering stem forward so the standing position on the hawk is better. That might be something i want to do since i stand all the time on the dirtbike.
I need to test it before I modify things. Hope to test it out this weekend.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:09 PM
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A few pics of the 2017 freestyle season

Sorry for the super long post.
Have a great day
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Welcome to the group
Looking like very clean hawk.
Straight adapter and new timbersled ski will be goo. Ride it some and probably move steering post forward. Good luck
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Trim as much of the "fat" off as possible. The only plastic I run is the belly pan and the hood if its deep powder. Not sure how big you are going to jump the hawk but it might be worth building a third shock to go up with the forks. Something like a fox air shock between the forks that you could air up. But really just go get a few rides on it then start to think about what you would change. I hate the feel of the stock seats and going to a dirt bike style seat mentally made my hawk feel 50 lbs lighter.

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Looking like very clean hawk.
Straight adapter and new timbersled ski will be goo. Ride it some and probably move steering post forward. Good luck
Thanks! Yes its a good looking hawk. The guy i bought it from said it wasnt used much. Its autally very clean.
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[QUOTE=NEWDUCK;1036664]Trim as much of the "fat" off as possible. The only plastic I run is the belly pan and the hood if its deep powder. Not sure how big you are going to jump the hawk but it might be worth building a third shock to go up with the forks. Something like a fox air shock between the forks that you could air up. But really just go get a few rides on it then start to think about what you would change. I hate the feel of the stock seats and going to a dirt bike style seat mentally made my hawk feel 50 lbs lighter.



I hear ya NEWDUCK! Im going to test it out a little then i`ll see what i do. But getting rid of some weight is something im going to do. That dirtbike seat looks neat and i bet it feel alot lighter.
Do you run the TS Simmons ski ?

Also, how will the expert extreme skid handle some jumps? Is it rugged ?
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Hei Jan. Kommer fra Mo i Rana, har akkurat samme maskinen som deg, 2008 800 Enduro. Registrer 2009. Hyggelig å se landsmenn her inne☺️
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Hei Jan. Kommer fra Mo i Rana, har akkurat samme maskinen som deg, 2008 800 Enduro. Registrer 2009. Hyggelig å se landsmenn her inne☺️
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I have been looking for a straight adapter to my hawk but no luck finding one so im going to ride with the trail adaptor or whatever its called. The stock adapter on my 800.

Considering im going to ride in powder snow, should i remove the elastomers on my twin axis setup and mount it so it gets solid or locked up ?

I guess i can remove my snowtrackers too since its only powder snow im riding in.

I hoped to try my hawk this week but no. My job is taking up all my spare time....
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