Went a little crazy with the build, replaced every single bearing with very hard to source quality German bearings,
I even found a much more beefy gear selector fork from a 450 desmo.
The wheels were one of the big sticking points and I ended up buying several sets of wheels and rims to find just the right set for this bike.
I also had a few sets of front brake drums to choose from. The second drum you see on the bench is a twin leading shoe from a Suzuki Titan 500.
I used the stock rear wheel hub and brake but for the front I decided on a Suzuki water buffalo 4-leading shoe drum unit that was languishing on my Norton Atlas cafe project.
(The Norton is getting a massive 4 leading drum from a Yamaha factory TD race bike.)
You can see that the backing plates and even a set of shoes for the Suzuki have been lightened...
WM3 shouldered alloy rim for the Rear and WM2 for the Front. Do you know how hard it is to find a decent WM2 shouldered rim? It took me at least six months to find a good one!
Rebuilding the wheels and brakes was another project all in itself.
My good buddy Dan came over to help me with the lacing and truing.
I did most of the wheel building, Dan made sure it was all perfect. (and then it went to Woodys wheels and was rechecked when I got the tires mounted)