Hi Adam,This front end looks like mine T150V front end - if it is I hope you didn't use original springs with blob of red paint on one end - they are much to stiff for Trident, wouldn't work at all for a twin.
Front brake will work well with Platinum Ferodo HH pads and 11 mm front master, front light is good with H4 Lucas / Wassell reflector + bulb ( 55 / 45W? or stronger ) and 3 phase alternator.
Hmmmm. Not sure (on 22nd thoughts) about my front end. The frame is definitely an original T120R though. The forks could be the original TR7RV as the sliders would have to be to take the disc caliper.. My front master cylinder is a Norton Mk3 it seems. I'll be changing that for the correct one soon. I put some unbranded pads in when I got the bike on the road, simply because I wasn't sure I could get it roadworthy - as it happens once everything settled in it works really well.
It's a 73 TR7RV in a 71 T120R frame. I bought it as a tatty non-runner from a UK importer who brings in bikes from the US and Canada (this one's from Toronto): wiring burnt out, gearbox problems, and other key minor parts missing) simply as a project with the hope of getting it on the road this year and if all went OK restoring what was necessary this winter. That plan's worked. The frame is down to the bare metal up front (Canadian winters I suspect) but it runs really well. Pulls like a train from low revs and will cruise all day, leaving an oil slick. The front mudguard is non original but it doesn't look too out of place. The centre stand is badly worn and that needs fixing (I have a tame welder). Otherwise it's leave it alone as far as possible, just powder coat the black bits, new master cylinder and engine strip and inspect - and that sludge trap, and a careful re-assemble. Needs 2 or 3 helicoils too.
I fitted a pattern front brake caliper as the original was seized, but will try to get that repaired and then I can fit the chrome cover again. I know it's not matching numbers, but it really is a joy to ride and the complete antithesis of my 72 newly-restored Daytona.
The pics are as I bought it - not as it is now! It looks much better now with some effort and a new, correct exhaust system.
I'll be posting the story over the winter.
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