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#211 PostAuthor: Is Vic There » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:48 pm

Yesterday I had a few hours tinkering!
Clutch cable fitted
Oil take offs fitted
Slimline APE oil top thingy fitted!

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#212 PostAuthor: Is Vic There » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:46 pm

Which is the best way for the oil cooler lines?
Mocked up at the weekend with hose pipe, not that sure that this is the right way? Any advice gents!

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#213 PostAuthor: zpower » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:43 pm

Put the cooler on the other way up and feed the lines over the top of the engine and then down between the carbs thats how I had mine setup on my Harris and thats what I am going to do with my current project :)
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#214 PostAuthor: zed1015 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:52 am

Cooler can go either way but I favour the hoses feeding in at the top if possible.
This has a few advantages.
1 - Oil will circulate quicker from cold as the cooler remains full of oil and won't drain down when stood.
2 - Due to the cooler holding oil this increases the systems oil capacity slightly.
3 - It usually keep the hoses away from the exhaust area.

Only minor downside is having to drain the cooler at oil change time.

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#215 PostAuthor: Is Vic There » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:27 am

Thanks gents I will turn it round and measure the length of hose I will need, put that on the list for the weekend :roll: amongst house painting and gardening!
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#216 PostAuthor: Is Vic There » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:09 pm

Bit the bullet and placed an order with Motogadget, quite a few people have said that their stuff is top quality and above all easy to fit. I've ordered a speedo, was going to order a GPS one but the only one I could find was in Italy and after several emails to the company gave up! Ordered the M-box which does away with fuses and relays, 4 really small indicators and an remote ignition!

Also ordered a pair of Vitaloni mirrors for that classic look!

The wife is flying back to the UK in a few weeks so have to get my parts in, seen an original Norton F1 panel off a race bike, talking to the bloke now about a price, love to be a fly on the wall when that turns up at her Mums house :lol:
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#217 PostAuthor: Is Vic There » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:13 pm

PS if your a friend of mine on Facebook please don't mention about the wife flying back as its a surprise :roll: Fooking expensive bloody surprise but I can't moan!
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#218 PostAuthor: Is Vic There » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:52 pm

Had to contact Motogadget nice bunch of people, got back to me straight away via email. I'd cocked up with the order and needed to add too it, not a problem at all! So I've ordered their wiring loom, didn't know about it until I was reading the web site yesterday at work and stumbled across it, should make life a lot easier! Also stumbled across some utube videos on their site, bloody amazing gear and simple to wire up, no relays or fuse box!
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#219 PostAuthor: Is Vic There » Thu May 05, 2016 4:35 am

Got my act together this week and decided to borrow a trailer and take the bike to get brake lines and the oil cooler lines.

Managed to find a small company that specialise in Hell brake line for motor racing, the bloke didn't really want to help until I told him it was a Harris then everything changed, took the bike to have the front and rear brake line done and he ended up changing the line for the rear suspension as he said the original one didn't look right, didn't charge me for it as well. He just loved the frame, all together $200, result!

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Then off to my local Pirtek, I give them quite a lot of work with being in Forklifts, so I dropped the bike off to them and went back a few day latter!
They went the extra mile as well, $100 another result!

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So at the moment I'm very happy with what's going on with the Harris! :D
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#220 PostAuthor: Is Vic There » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:51 am

Bought some thin board at the weekend and have started to list the electrical parts so I can make the loom up, any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated. At the moment I'm not too confident but really want to give this a go :P

So Gents what are your best tips when making a fresh loom up?
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#221 PostAuthor: swampy » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:39 pm

Hi Vic
Do not under any circumstance use the shitty red and blue crimps they are crap!
use marine grade (waterproof) multi pin block connectors or stick with original style reproductions.
If you do need a few individual crimps look at Wurth crimps not cheap but very high quality.

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#222 PostAuthor: Coose » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:18 pm

And buy a proper crimp tool for uninsulated crimps. They're about a tenner in Blighty but a tenner well spent.

And dielectric grease is your friend.

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#223 PostAuthor: HowieD » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:45 pm

Is Vic There wrote:So Gents what are your best tips when making a fresh loom up?


Have a look at the thread on building Horace in Projects. I built a loom from scratch using all motogadget stuff: m-Unit, Motoscope Pro and the breakoutbox-b.
Be aware though that the m-unit needs to be away from the coils and the ignition needs to be well suppressed or there is RFI interference
Started off with their switchgear but dropped those in favour of racing stuff from bikesportdevelopments.com - pricey but good quality and the a Harris is worth it!
other than that - top quality materials, cable, connectors & multipin plugs plus tools and always buy more than you think you need

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#224 PostAuthor: 000zeds » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:34 pm

zed1015 wrote:Cooler can go either way but I favour the hoses feeding in at the top if possible.
This has a few advantages.
1 - Oil will circulate quicker from cold as the cooler remains full of oil and won't drain down when stood.
2 - Due to the cooler holding oil this increases the systems oil capacity slightly.
3 - It usually keep the hoses away from the exhaust area.

Only minor downside is having to drain the cooler at oil change time.


Vic did you change your mind :?:
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#225 PostAuthor: Is Vic There » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:19 pm

000zeds wrote:
zed1015 wrote:Cooler can go either way but I favour the hoses feeding in at the top if possible.
This has a few advantages.
1 - Oil will circulate quicker from cold as the cooler remains full of oil and won't drain down when stood.
2 - Due to the cooler holding oil this increases the systems oil capacity slightly.
3 - It usually keep the hoses away from the exhaust area.

Only minor downside is having to drain the cooler at oil change time.


Vic did you change your mind :?:


Being honest the company who did the lines for me did it as a bit of a favour as I use them for hydraulic lines, so I didn't want to upset the apple cart so to speak! The bloke who fitted them said this would be the easiest for him and I couldn't argue as its a freeby.
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