1984 Ya­m­agamma and Har­ris Mag­num

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - In Your Shed -

Owner: Mike Ste­wart, Abing­don, Oxon Owned for: five years So far: Ya­m­agamma built from bits What’s next? Har­ris due a re­fresh

The Gammaha was bought in 2013 as many boxes of bits and pieces, frames and en­gines. I bought a lathe to fab­ri­cate all the bushes and spac­ers. It goes like stink. And I’ve been af­ter a Har­ris Mag­num since the late ’70s. This one is a GSX1100E con­verted in ’84 then stored for years. I bought it off a chap in Ire­land who’d made it into a cafe racer, so the first thing I did was re­fit the fair­ing and seat unit. It’s re­ally ugly and very dated, but I love it, and it was a real bar­gain.

Ya­m­agamma looks like a pad­dock bike next to mighty Mag­num

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