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Steve Harris has Passed 27 Jun 2022 08:24 #869421

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I have just seen that Steve Harris of "Harris Performance" has passed earlier this month. I met Steve in the late 90's at the Birmingham bike show, although at that time Harris were running a GP team and the stand was really busy Steve took the time to talk to me about my planned mods to my Magnum 2 frame. We scratched out drawings on a scrap of paper and he gave me the benefit of his knowledge for at least 20 minutes while the ques built at his stand. The man was truly what we in the UK would call "a proper bloke"
 
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Steve Harris has Passed 27 Jun 2022 08:59 #869423

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The amount of Harris framed bikes i had pinned to my wall as a kid from Streetfighter Magazine, along with Samantha Fox course. RIP.
06 Gsf 1200 bandit, 08 Triumph tiger 1010
05 Yam xv1700 , 02 Hon shadow 1100
1975 Z1 (currently working on)
1977 Z1000 ( running and in storage)
1978 Z1000 (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "skinny tank" (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "fat tank (gathering parts)
1979 z1000st (currently working on)
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Steve Harris has Passed 27 Jun 2022 09:05 #869424

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The amount of Harris framed bikes i had pinned to my wall as a kid from Streetfighter Magazine, along with Samantha Fox course. RIP.

 
Maybe mine was one of them (Aug 2000) 

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Steve Harris has Passed 27 Jun 2022 09:15 #869425

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I possibly still have it at the home house but if you have pics share them up. This the one?
06 Gsf 1200 bandit, 08 Triumph tiger 1010
05 Yam xv1700 , 02 Hon shadow 1100
1975 Z1 (currently working on)
1977 Z1000 ( running and in storage)
1978 Z1000 (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "skinny tank" (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "fat tank (gathering parts)
1979 z1000st (currently working on)
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Steve Harris has Passed 27 Jun 2022 09:41 #869427

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I possibly still have it at the home house but if you have pics share them up. This the one?
Here she is 
 
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Steve Harris has Passed 27 Jun 2022 10:18 #869428

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I remember this bike! i had a GPz750 streetfighter painted the same colour and im fairly sure this and a few other bikes of the time was the inspiration. I had all the mags in a rack in the waiting room of my first studio, doctors waiting rooms have G&Q ..tattoo shops have streetfighter mags, super nice bike, what happened to her?
06 Gsf 1200 bandit, 08 Triumph tiger 1010
05 Yam xv1700 , 02 Hon shadow 1100
1975 Z1 (currently working on)
1977 Z1000 ( running and in storage)
1978 Z1000 (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "skinny tank" (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "fat tank (gathering parts)
1979 z1000st (currently working on)
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Steve Harris has Passed 27 Jun 2022 12:54 #869432

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I remember this bike! i had a GPz750 streetfighter painted the same colour and im fairly sure this and a few other bikes of the time was the inspiration. I had all the mags in a rack in the waiting room of my first studio, doctors waiting rooms have G&Q ..tattoo shops have streetfighter mags, super nice bike, what happened to her?
I used to keep it in my mates unit as I didn't have anywhere at home to keep it (couldn't street park it in Birmingham !) when he gave up his unit I had nowhere to keep it and didn't have time to use it. I was recently married with a couple of kids and the money was more use to me so it had to go 
I would never have had the bottle to cut it in half without the guidance I got from Steve Harris 
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Steve Harris has Passed 27 Jun 2022 13:21 #869433

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Well he is the kinda legend in streetfighter world that wont soon be forgotten. Yea selling a bike like that always seems like the right thing to do at the time, before i emigrated to Canada many moons ago i sold my Z1000 a2, guy who bought it converted it to a trike after a back injury, he still rides it, yours is definitely out there somewhere.
06 Gsf 1200 bandit, 08 Triumph tiger 1010
05 Yam xv1700 , 02 Hon shadow 1100
1975 Z1 (currently working on)
1977 Z1000 ( running and in storage)
1978 Z1000 (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "skinny tank" (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "fat tank (gathering parts)
1979 z1000st (currently working on)
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Steve Harris has Passed 28 Jun 2022 14:45 #869495

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RIP Steve.

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Steve Harris has Passed 29 Jun 2022 04:52 #869523

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www.rideapart.com/news/593570/steve-harr...-parkinsons-disease/

We scratched out drawings on a scrap of paper and he gave me the benefit of his knowledge for at least 20 minutes while the ques built at his stand.

The man was truly what we in the UK would call "a proper bloke"


I'm guessing "proper blokes" are rare in the uk as they are in usa.

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Steve Harris has Passed 29 Jun 2022 05:13 #869526

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www.rideapart.com/news/593570/steve-harr...-parkinsons-disease/

We scratched out drawings on a scrap of paper and he gave me the benefit of his knowledge for at least 20 minutes while the ques built at his stand.

The man was truly what we in the UK would call "a proper bloke"


I'm guessing "proper blokes" are rare in the uk as they are in usa.
Sadly that is the case, with so many as long as you are spending money they are happy to give you their time. When I met Steve he was running the Shell 500GP team and was at the show selling "Harris" products. I wasn't spending money and was talking to him about a frame kit they had sold maybe 15 years before. He still gave me the time and was genuinely interested in what I was doing. A truly "proper bloke"

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