To put this in perspective, **** Grant Broke Hailwood's IOM average speed single lap (108.77 on the RC181) record with a kawasaki H1R at 109.82mph. in 1967 the average speed was around 99mph in the 500cc class (Hailwoods 105 mpg race lap was exceptional for the era), by 1974 the average speed was about 100 with some exceptions (104mph for Ago in 1972). Looking at what most people were doing and what hailwood was doing only leads to the enivitable conculsion that mike is the bike and nobody does it better.I have a couple of question to ask. What are your plans with the Kawa/Norton when you get it together? Race? Road? Are your riding skills way up there? I don't believe a kawa triple would overly challenge a featherbed. The forks would be fine for anything you plan. Remember way back in 1961 Mike Hailwood took his Manx Norton forks and all for six laps of the Isle of Man (around 225 miles) at an average speed of 100.02 mph Roadholder forks and all. Bob McIntyre was second on a Manx Norton at an average speed of 99.20 mph. Tom Phillis was third on a Norton Domiracer at an average of 98.78 mph. These averages were done on closed public roads with skinny Dunlop KRs. So I'm wondering what you plan to do with it?