There's more info in the modified form....Basics, 61 frame , 60 Super Road Rocket engine , rebuilt but stock...2000 ish Honda CBR 43mm fork assembly, A65 fuel tank reworked to fit A65 front wheel, Triumph rear wheel , this that and the other things...... 7 months ago I started with a frame, some engine parts and some junk...Now I got this
Disagree---the half width front brake is much better than the later full width Ariel or BSA front brakes. "Back in the day" sidecar racers used to take two of them , machine the hubs and weld them back to back to have a double brake. They were great on a road race outfit. I had the half width brake on a 1954 A7 Shooting Star. Coming down to Cregg-Ny-Baa on the Mountain Course on the Isle of Man in 1967 with friends (we had been energetically riding the course) a friend came alongside me and motioned to stop for a drink. We pulled into the Cregg-Ny-Baa Hotel at the bottom of the hill, parked up and went inside for a pint (or two----). We had only been inside for a couple of minutes when a guy came rushing in and said "Whose is the BSA A7 in the car park?-- it is on fire". I rushed outside to find smoke from the grease in the front hub rising into the air!
Tony--set up the brake properly as I know you will do and I dont think that you will be disappointed in it. Just my two cents worth of course.
Ever taken apart a Triumph or BSA clutch other than a triple that didn't have oil on the plates? I call that wet , lol.....Perhaps we need to say "damp". Early Sportsters had a sealed clutch assembly running in the primary oil, in theory it stayed dry inside....