Don't get me wrong, but when I first started looking for a classic bike years ago, visually, this is what I had in mind:http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic_bikes/ariel_military.jpgI love, love, love my Military G-5, but this Ariel (with a G-5 tank), number plates like the Enfield, that rugged luggage rack, the centerstand that folds from the rear fender, the external rods and oil lines, the girder forks and clean, isolated headlight , the oh so British "where are we going to put the horn? lets just tack it here" ,that totally assembled in pieces look. Just sayin'.
nice ariel but not a daily ride. but a great second bike to take to rallys and shows. another part of motorcycle fun.(besides riding)
Hmmmm...... the fork would be pricey for sure.
Maybe not so much. There's a Dutch or Belgian company that makes retro parts for SR500 singles - including a beautiful girder fork set. It would probably bolt right on with little or no modification. I can't find the link, but it's out there....(They have some pretty sweet cafe racer bits, too.)
Bob, know anything about this girder fork company? I know the Indian one was dodgy.Scott
bob, when you were a wee child that thing was a lot newer. and as these things get older they get more valuable and parts get expensive . best ride a new enfield.
I loved the girder on my M20, a girder and sprung seat will look after you pretty good.