Harris Magnum 1- Kawasaki

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Pigford, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Pigford

    Pigford British

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    Got a phone call Sat morning - from Mike at Talon and he's part way thru' doing the JMC modifications - so should be able to pick it up next week sometime :clap

    To match the Harrison Billet-6 calipers I now have...

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    .... I've found a loverly Harrison rear c/w hanger made for a JMC slotted swingarm !!!!

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    I've also been a busy boy this morning (skipped church :eek1 ) and got the engine onto me workbench (OK - so its an old kitchen unit) and took the sump off for a quick looky-see......

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    So far, so good - all looks OK inside, gears look nice & clean and no visual signs of wear, even on the gear selector forks :wink:
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  2. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    What's all the crap in the screen? Is that normal for those motors?


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  3. Montford

    Montford Been here awhile

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    Some quality parts coming together there!
    Should be a nice build, looking forward to the next installment.
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  4. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Pretty much, my Mk 2 was worse I seem to remember, I shall have a look.....
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  5. Pigford

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    Yeah, fairly typical for a 33yr old motor :D Most of its clutch friction plate and gasket goo. Its one of the only things that gets missed and can lead to oil starvation - but its only a mornings work dropping the sump insitu.
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  6. Carter Pewterschmidt

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  7. Pigford

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    Here's a photo's of the sump from my Mk.II Sprint bike when I first got it...

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    ..and it was running OK before I stripped it down... and did this to it using the same gearbox & crank :wink: :

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  8. Pigford

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    Got all me REAR END stuff back from TALON - I had a s/arm pivot sleeve made, a wheel spindle & sleeve and the JMC trimmed down to fit snuggly in the frame :!:

    I spent this afternoon getting the wheel lined up spaced centrally.

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    I had to make some bits myself - the wheel adjusters that fit in the s/arm recess & has the chain tensioner - I used s/s 8mm threaded rod for that.

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    The Harrison rear brake has a lug that fits under the s/arm and an adjustable cam on top to hold it secure.

    The chain run will clear the frame by about 5mm :wink: but I haven't checked it in relation to the drive sprox yet :huh

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    Just awaiting the new stem so I can fit the front end and align the calipers on the forks. I'll need to get an extra lug on each leg to hold the Harrison Billet-6's - this may be a problem as the fork leg alloy can shrink after welding - but my chap will take a look when its time :eek1 If this is going to be a no-no, I'll make a couple of adaptor plates from 10mm alloy plate.
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  9. England-Kev

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  10. Pigford

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    Bit more fiddling in the garage ....... Trying to get a rough idea of the set-up with the rear shox :wink:


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    Its a Showa off a Ducati 916...

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    Gonna turn my attention to the motor now - cleaning the sump gasket off - like "sh*te to a blanket"

    Also stripped the clutch as the plates where stuck - the motor's been standing for a few years :eek1
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  11. Carter Pewterschmidt

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    Looking good. Love the garage space, looks just like mine and even I have to work right next to an XL600R.:rofl
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  12. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    That looks sweet! A single sided swingarm would look really sweet. :evil
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  13. Pigford

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    ....yeah - but everyone and his dog seems to have done that :huh ... thats why I sold the Ducati 916 s/arm that came with it :D

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    All down to taste I suppose - but I do have a std s/arm for back-up :evil
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  14. Pigford

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    My "winter hack" - and a real nice old beasty it is too :clap
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  15. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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    Looking great so far! :clap What's your plan for the bars, clip-ons or risers?
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  16. Pigford

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    Good question - one that I cannot answer as I think I'll need to get the rolling chassis together and see how it looks & feels.

    I have some 43mm clip-ons from a early GSXR1100 which I'll try out - plus I have some low risers to try out some normal/flat bars.
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  17. Carter Pewterschmidt

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  19. Pigford

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    Sorry chaps - not much to report :cry

    The new stem is back & I fitted it with the press at work......

    I've shimmed the valves now and put the engine back in the frame to finish off the lower rear engine mounts.....

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    ....and check the chain alignment... :?? I need to take up 30mm off-set, so want to bring the rear sprox in 10mm (to help clear the frame) and have a 20mm off-set front/drive sprox - so I'll be off to TALON again pretty soon :wink:


    I've fitted a Bandit 1200 front end for the time being to get a temporary rolling chassis...

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    I think I'll need a chat with TALON when I collect the off-set sprox order!

    Here's some close-ups of the Harrison rear caliper & the neat fitting to save having to fit a torque arm....

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    And heres another mock-up of the rolling chassis - Note the 4:1 ain't so nicely placed now the bulky JMC has replaced the s/s 916 s/arm :huh

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    I did pick up a low mileage Wiseco 1105cc Hi-comp piston & barrel set for future use :clap
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  20. Carter Pewterschmidt

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    Sweet
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