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Well New Project time!

#1 PostAuthor: Is Vic There » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:15 am

Hey lads,

Just got confirmation from the Australian department of infrastructure that my application to import a motorcycle built prior to 1989 has been bloody successful!

As you know I've been buying the odd part here and there as I was quite confident that I'd get the nod!

I wasn't after another project it sort of snowballed from post By Neil a member on here regarding a Harris frame he was selling!

I sent Neil a PM as I had missed out on a Harris frame that was on eBay down here a couple of years ago and thought this would be a cracking project, after doing some research the authorities here informed me that I would not be able import it as it was just a frame, had not been registered and had no frame number!

So I thought that was that, well It wasn't the only Harris Neil had, he sent me some pictures and a brief description and I agreed to buy it subject to getting the go ahead from this lot down here!

So today is the day!

I previously contacted Harris and the frame will go to them first for a new rear sub frame and a good check while its there, they are going to pack it for me and quote for shipping, once I know the dimensions and weight I'll do the same!

I reckon I'll see it in April or May, the plan is do carry out a full dry build and then strip it to paint, polish, powder coat and then build it again.

Really looking forward to this, as will finish the RGV Sheene replica over Christmas and the RG Walter Wolf just needs tyres as I like the originality.

Obviously any hints, tips and recommendations would be appreciated.

Very happy with the outcome and a massive thank you to Neil who has been a star

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#2 PostAuthor: jimmock » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:21 pm

The houses in the background could be anywhere in the UK!
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#3 PostAuthor: Rhencullen » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:59 pm

Nice one Ian - pleased you've got past that hurdle with the red tape.

jimmock wrote:The houses in the background could be anywhere in the UK!


It will be in the UK - I presume they're the pics that Neil has sent to Ian......
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#4 PostAuthor: PJ » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:28 pm

Superb result - good luck with the project and keep us informed of your progress
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#5 PostAuthor: Jay1969 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:18 pm

Great stuff :wink:

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#6 PostAuthor: Ginger Bear » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:36 pm

Good news Ian....... I always wanted a Harris. :roll:

I will enjoy watching this come together. :up
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#7 PostAuthor: Is Vic There » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:15 am

The frame will be at Harris on Monday, been talking to Oliver in the technical department they have modification "bars" that will allow me to fit the GPz1100 engine straight in at a cost of 65 quid, result!

Also want the side stand modification!

Does anyone recommend any other frame mods or useful alterations to consider while its at factory?
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#8 PostAuthor: garyd » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:44 am

That's interesting about the GPz mod.

I ran a Z900 harris back in 1978...before they were 'Magnums' and upgraded it in '82 to a GPZ1100 without any mods needed...just stuck the new motor in...fuel injection and all.

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#9 PostAuthor: Pigford » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:52 pm

Is Vic There wrote:The frame will be at Harris on Monday, been talking to Oliver in the technical department they have modification "bars" that will allow me to fit the GPz1100 engine straight in at a cost of 65 quid, result!


Hmmm, interesting... what Mk/frame number is yours, I'm thinking of having the option of using a "J" motor in my Mk 1 :|
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#10 PostAuthor: Is Vic There » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:45 pm

Hey Lads,

This is why I post one here as there is so many opinions, its great to get every one's.

The frame is a Magnum 2 frame number HP553

This is a picture of the attachment, I have been told by Harris that its on upside down.

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#11 PostAuthor: Is Vic There » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:01 am

Thanks to Neil the frame is now at Harris :mrgreen: got to talk to them tonight, another box ticked on the very long line of box ticking!
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#12 PostAuthor: Is Vic There » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:57 am

Here's some picture of the bike at Harris :D

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Can you spot the difference? :wink:
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#13 PostAuthor: Pigford » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:57 am

Wot difference - :lol:

Thanks for the photo :wink:
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#14 PostAuthor: Is Vic There » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:32 am

10 week waiting list minimum! Then the shipping down here, then import and customs, think I might need another project until it gets down here!
As I said on FB I have waited a long time for a Harris I can wait a bit longer!
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#15 PostAuthor: neilbarrett » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:38 pm

as long as the end products right ,ive been on a project for about 4yrs now,nearly there I think,i sometimes the longer it takes the more rewarding it is when is finished


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