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1981 AMF Hawk 5

1981 AMF Hawk 5

Dirt cheap department store dirt bike

The only good feature of this bike is that it has Lester mags.

I found no other Hawk 5 model like this one (was there a Hawk 2-4?); the only one that comes closest is an '81 Hawk here on the Museum, so that's the year I'm choosing for this one.

This was probably the bike the kids wanted in the department store because it looked cool enough, had mags, and the parents thought it was cheap enough.

The welds are poor, and it has a weird gusset at the bottom bracket and chain stays that seems like wishful thinking.

At some point the kid cracked the red seat, glued it back together, and repainted it in black.

It looks to be stock, save for some missing mag reflectors and possible safety pads.

Submitted by RadNova

  • Dirt Jump / Trail
  • Company: AMF
  • Model: Hawk
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"