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Mistgreen53
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Hi all. Well I finally got the '56 D1 which is fitted with (I think) D3 forks. Also included was a pair of D1 fork legs. There seems to be some discrepancy in the length of the legs. They are approx. 3" shorter than standard!!  The ends look standard ie: internal/external threads, bottom seal cap is OK. The problem is that the threaded hole which I assume is for the grease nipple, although it lines up when compared to my D1 the bearing cap is only just below this, (see photo) bushes are there although there is no bush spacer and doesn't appear to be an internal ring to retain the top bush. Has anyone come across this!?! or know what is going on? Is it possibly a pair of legs from an earlier bike? Rigid? Grateful for any enlightened answers.

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 D1 '59 on the road.  D1 '55 undergoing restoration. D1 '53 on the back-burner.

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Possibly off a James Cadet(or similar),even the colour is close.I owned one briefly in the `70s.

Your D3 forks will have a thicker top section,not straight up&down like your D1.....but you are probably aware of that difference.

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Blue Heeler said
Possibly off a James Cadet(or similar),even the colour is close.I owned one briefly in the `70s.

Your D3 forks will have a thicker top section,not straight up&down like your D1.....but you are probanly aware of that difference.

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Thanks for the reply Blue, thought they were wrong!  Stanchions and springs are correct so just need a pair of forks now.

Graham

 D1 '59 on the road.  D1 '55 undergoing restoration. D1 '53 on the back-burner.

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