Harris Magnum 1- Kawasaki

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

  1. Pigford

    Pigford British

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    995
    Location:
    North Dorset, UK
    Having had a bit of time to consider the seat unit - I think I'm gonna go for the Zed-Butt as it's much neater (& lighter) :clap


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Just need to sort out a decent method of fitting the seat unit - so it's easy to get on & off :huh

    Nothing stopping me sorting out the engine ................ now the Xmas break is here :wink:
    #61
  2. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2005
    Oddometer:
    4,755
    Location:
    Riding with my pal Richard Cranium

    Nice to see you making some progress ! I will agree with you on the seat, the latter one looks much cleaner on the bike.:deal


    Mike
    #62
  3. Stretchah

    Stretchah Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Oddometer:
    123
    Location:
    London
    Great thread, really liking the way the bikes coming together, keep up the good work I'll be following this one with interest :) It's always good to see another Harris owner :) Here's mine, a Magnum 2, although she does need a rebuild now as getting tatty, commuting on it was probably not the best idea ;) plus want to add the new fairing I've got etc. So will probably do a rebuild thread like yours in the near future :)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    and an action shot from the TT ;)

    [​IMG]

    Don't know if that provides a little inspiration or motivation, but, hope so...keep up the good work :D
    #63
  4. Pigford

    Pigford British

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    995
    Location:
    North Dorset, UK
    Cheers Stretchah - good to see you're using yours regularly :clap
    #64
  5. Stretchah

    Stretchah Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Oddometer:
    123
    Location:
    London
    Probably a little too regularly at the moment ;) once the xl is fixed I plan to revamp the Harris, hopefully in time ofr summer :) look forward to seeing more of your build :)
    Andy
    #65
  6. Pigford

    Pigford British

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    995
    Location:
    North Dorset, UK
    Got the seat unit sorted - made a base with some alloy plate then stuck it together with a few 6mm bolts & some P38 FiberGlass filler.

    Made a real SIMPLE, LIGHT & EASY method of removing it..... I used a bucket handle :shock: as the wire is some sort of spring steel, and it passes thru' the seat-base alloy into some lugs on the seat rail.... and is a "spring-fit" !!!! The nose has a tang that fits under the frame, beneath the tank.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    The wire is then clipped onto the seat fixing nuts ...... :wink:

    Next was the front muddy. It arrived today so I spent lunchtime (an extra long one) trimming it up and fitting it.....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Looking good now - ready to pack for painting .... but I'm still undecided what colours...... :huh

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The combo for TANK - SEAT - MUDDY will probably be BLACK & GREEN... but just not sure what to paint in what colour ?
    #66
  7. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,757
    Location:
    Beautiful Revelstoke BC
    Looks awesome, I like the seat stay.
    #67
  8. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,918
    Location:
    Hewitt,New Jerseystan, OBAMANATION
    That gas tank is a work of art.
    #68
  9. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2002
    Oddometer:
    5,911
    Location:
    Loughborough, Leicestershire. England
    It's looking good.

    I always had a soft spot for the Harris Dukes

    [​IMG]
    #69
  10. Pigford

    Pigford British

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    995
    Location:
    North Dorset, UK
    Thats nice Rob - but you get more of a noticable improvement switching a Zed lump into a decent frame :wink:
    #70
  11. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Oddometer:
    18,303
    Location:
    Way Out There.
    Oooh la feckn la. :huh

    Best looking bike I've seen in ages. :nod

    :thumb


    #71
  12. Pigford

    Pigford British

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    995
    Location:
    North Dorset, UK
    Been a while - but patience is a virtue. One of the Z1OC (www.z1ownersclub.co.uk) members painted it for me - cheerz HUTCHY lad
    :clap

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    As usual, my crap photo's don't do it justice :huh but I'm well pleezed.... ace job. Just need to get the tank decals on that another Z1OC member kindly made up for me.... that'll be fun -not ! :eek1

    Next is to get on and clean the Z1R motor up - no excuses now its a bit warmer. Then some wiring - not too difficult. Then I'll have to jump through a few hoops to get it registered at the typically bureaucratic DVLA the UK insist on running :deal
    #72
  13. Pigford

    Pigford British

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    995
    Location:
    North Dorset, UK
    Took a deep breath & put the decals on......

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    As the decals were quite small (subtle) I just whacked them on dry - no fear :huh

    I did think about running another HARRIS decal along the top/back of the seat unit - but decided to keep it real simples ..... Less is More :deal
    #73
  14. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Oddometer:
    18,303
    Location:
    Way Out There.
    Looks good.

    :thumb
    #74
  15. headednw

    headednw Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2012
    Oddometer:
    152
    Location:
    Central Florida
    As a long time Zedhead and a former Moto-Martin Zed powered rocket , I'm diggin this rig .
    #75
  16. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Oddometer:
    6,010
    Location:
    The Bluegrass
    You have it. Simple is best and you have a good ratio of green to black.With the tank and tail green , it was too much .
    Now the look is Sweet !
    #76
  17. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    Oddometer:
    614
    Location:
    minneapolis
    Lookin great! :super I like the way the huge front calipers balance out the massive swing arm. Good stuff.



    .
    #77
  18. Pigford

    Pigford British

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    995
    Location:
    North Dorset, UK
    Thanx for the positive comments chaps :freaky

    The JMC s/arm is a bit OTT - so it's gonna get some extreme comments :eek1 but I do have the standard item safely stored away (powdercoated same time as the frame).... but that big JMC is necessary for the 190 rear wheel/tyre.

    As I'm getting on a bit now, I won't be doing much racing about like a mad-ass anymore :evil
    #78
  19. Stretchah

    Stretchah Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Oddometer:
    123
    Location:
    London
    THe bikes looking good and liking the colours :)
    #79
  20. Pigford

    Pigford British

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    995
    Location:
    North Dorset, UK
    FINISHED :clap


    Only took 2 1/2 years... but she's now on the road - fully legal :deal

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    After a couple of "shake-down" rides she's about 98% good.

    The motor is from a 1977 Z1R and the carbs are fully refurbished 28mm Mikuni's (also Z1R). The bike ran pretty good first time out with a bit of hesitance at 1/4 throttle/lower revs so I upped the pilots from 17.5 to 22.5 and she's now not far off :D

    Heres a bit of (rubbish) video of her at first start-up:

    http://youtu.be/vvKVTVBqbYo

    http://youtu.be/hlGNMozHhlE
    #80