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Pigford 11-17-2011 12:08 PM

Harris Magnum 1- Kawasaki
 
So, been hankering after a "proper" trick framed bike for some time now...... And as a dedicated Kawasaki fan - Big Zeds, when this bike turned up I just had to go for it...... :evil

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9.../Photo0725.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9.../Photo0726.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9.../Photo0728.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9.../Photo0730.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9.../Photo0731.jpg

Its been sat around, just cobbled together very roughly, for some years.

Consisting of: a nice green Harris Magnum 1 frame & alloy tank, seat unit, Ducati 916 compleet rear end, GSXR1100 USD front end, KZ1000A1 motor & carbs + box of bits; rear sets, clocks, shox, electrics, etc :clap

England-Kev 11-17-2011 12:37 PM

It is a thing of wonder Mark, and I look forward to seeing it on the road... :evil

anotherguy 11-17-2011 12:40 PM

Looks like you have some work for the winter. Subscribed.

fleshpiston 11-17-2011 01:30 PM

Too cool, looking forward to following this project! :clap

Carter Pewterschmidt 11-17-2011 04:49 PM

In the latest issue of Practical Sportbikes they make a mention of the Harris frames and quoted them as "sited in many divorce petitions." :rofl

Sniper X 11-17-2011 04:56 PM

That IS and can be wicked cool!

Airhead Wrangler 11-17-2011 07:08 PM

That looks really light and zippy. I'm not a huge fan of inline 4s in general, but that thing looks like stupid amounts of fun.

Lornce 11-19-2011 09:19 AM

Street Fighter it!

:deal

anonny 11-19-2011 06:47 PM

Nice frame and components, now ditch the John Deere paint and the IL4, find a H2 motor and Bobs you uncle. :evil

Pigford 11-20-2011 10:36 AM

Right then chaps - as you know the Harris is all about HANDLING - so I shall not be tweaking the motor too much, I've a set of slightly "lumpier" cams and some VM29 smoothbore Mikuni's :evil

Here's a period write up for the Magnum 2, from Nov 1982.....

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9...hBikeNov82.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9...ikeNov1982.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9...82jpegjpeg.jpg


So far I've sold the GSXR USD front end and the Ducati 916 rear end - as they are the usual suspects for modded bikes :huh My plan is to keep it looking a bit more Old Skool.

I have a ZZR1100 RWU front end and have tracked down a loverly JMC, double braced swing arm, and some 17" DYMAGS :clap

Let the DIVORCE PROCEEDING's begin
:huh

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9.../Photo0812.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9.../Photo0815.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9.../Photo0786.jpg

One of the standard discs has a bent rotor, so I have got a nice new front set, to compliment the rear disc...

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9.../Photo0818.jpg

The JMC will need about 10mm removed from the frame pivot point - which will also mean the needle rollers have to be recessed accordingly. I have pressed the stem out of the ZZR tripple trees and will get a new one made up to fit on the Harris headstock.

Got a bit of frame brazing to sort out too - the lower rear engine mounts have been removed - but they came with the "box of bits" so just need cleaning up & sticking back on :lol3

Carter Pewterschmidt 11-20-2011 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pigford (Post 17344235)
So far I've sold the GSXR USD front end and the Ducati 916 rear end - as they are the usual suspects for modded bikes :huh My plan is to keep it looking a bit more Old Skool.

I have a ZZR1100 RWU front end and have tracked down a loverly JMC, double braced swing arm, and some 17" DYMAGS :clap

Good call! I hate the single sided swingarm conversions. That JMC arm with those Dymags will look freaking sweet.:beer

Lornce 11-20-2011 05:27 PM

Well done, laddo. :thumb

Would a J motor suit that chassis? :scratch
Period correct and a better donk, no?
:dunno


I'll be watching this one with interest.


:lurk

Pigford 11-21-2011 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lornce (Post 17346422)
Well done, laddo. :thumb

Would a J motor suit that chassis? :scratch
Period correct and a better donk, no?
:dunno

The later "J" is a bit "fruitier", but I prefer the older (more original) kickstart motors & round cam covers :D

The engine mountings are different too - and this frame is made for the older model. Once I fit the lumpier cams & VM29's she'll go fast enuff for me........ If I do need a bit more squirt I'll take the motor out of my Sprint bike.... :evil

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9...MKII/AAABB.jpg


http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9...1a/MKII/AA.jpg

Its a 1392cc lump I built last year :freaky

Pigford 11-26-2011 11:00 AM

I've now had the lugs brazed back on and took the frame and swingarm to TALON for an estimate to trim 7mm off each side of the JMC & make a spindle sleeve - as the Harris spindle is 20mm & the needle bearings are 25mm :shock: They said it would be about a days work (setting up the machines takes a while) and 250 max. I could get it done a bit cheaper, but I want this work done right!!!

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9.../Photo0839.jpg

In the mean time I've made some card board templates of the lower rear engine mounts, to line up with the lugs..... I had some 10mm ally plate which I'll cut out for the brackets.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9.../Photo0840.jpg

I also took Mr JigSaw to the Zed Butt unit & hacked a bit of fiberglass off....

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9.../Photo0836.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9.../Photo0837.jpg

The JMC is sitting ON the pivot in those shots and the rear end is sitting rather low.

I'll make some brackets and make surethe seat is nice and firm to support the rider :??

I dropped a few bits off to Mikey on Thursday afternoon and took the cam cover off - so I could get my first glimpse of the motor internals....

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9.../Photo0841.jpg

..... as luck would have it, the top end looks good, the cams are mint and the clearances are spot on :twisted: As you can also see, the cam caps have the standard bolts fitted - so hopefully no surprises there!

I think I'll be doing the minimal mechanical work and just give it a thorough service, a bit of a clean up and run it

Bongolia 11-26-2011 11:06 PM

Lovely frame and swing arm. Looking forward to this thread.


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