After 10 years of valiant service from the Aprilia 250 (or was it 125?) front end it has been retired in favour of the ubiquitous Hayabusa setup, much to the pleasure, I am sure, of Steve Mead and others from the old 200mph club.
The Aprilia front, despite having almost identical dimensions to the Suzuki setup lacked any kind of damping adjustment and with speeds increasing was unable to deal with the bumps under braking in the shutdown area at Santa Pod.
Mick made a new top yoke for our unique steering system and with stronger springs from Small Order Springs in Uxbridge it was on in no time.
Pics from Kermit.