Well Rowan did any way. Seeing as the front end has got to come out to offer up the Triumph 3HW girders when I get them, I figured that they might as well come out this morning allowing the opportunity to check out the alloy yokes that have been slumbering in The Bullet Bank for long enough now.
Pretty straightforward job although the drive side leg was pretty tight to unscrew from the casquette.
The new yokes are made as well as they look, and assembled real easy, with all dimensions seeming to be spot on. Amazing the difference removing that iconic casquette makes to the look of the bike already.
Before the front wheel was put back in the single sided hub was offered up to check for fit. Everything seemed OK other than the brake anchor slot being a smidgeon tight on the leg. Maybe a millimetre out of the slot, maybe kiss the tab on the leg with a file.
Front wheel back in, and an old set of bars on to enable the plot to be moved about. Looking reasonable at this stage.
Back on the deck with an old Bantam tank thrown on for appearance sake. Ground clearance looks somewhat excessive, which is hardly surprising as they are made for trials conversions. Overall though it's not looking too desperate, albeit in a Street Scrambler stylee.
THE SEAL OF APPROVAL