I suspect he got caught out by sun low in the sky...and maybe cataracts.
Lots of old drivers around here in N Wales, but it's the youngsters who take the risks. Empty roads allows them to get away with it 99.9% pf the time, then the 0.1% chance catches them out. With the result that speed limits on the open road are being cut and cut an cut. There has even been a suggestion in the Assembly of a blanket, Wales-wide 40mph outside of towns.
In a recent court case a young woman from Cheshire claimed she was allowed to overtake on a bend because there were no double solid white lines. There beign no standard level of road signage she may have had a point there.Its the absence of a self-preservation instinct that's worrying. Note: if the dotted white line down the middle of the road disappears in Wales, there is not enough width for a waggon and a car, and often as not there's no signs warning of the narrowing road!
A little darker than Willy
I have had a good look and measure and to me it all looks if it will fit and give a bigger bearing area.
The measurements are
New bearing 0.735” (19mm = 0.745”)
Old bearing 0.525” (13.5mm = 0.531”)
So leave out thick spacer and fit thin spacer were the thick one would be (next to hub)
Here are the photo’s to show how it will fit
You can see from the blue how it sits in the middle
The bearing cage is slightly deeper at the ends so will be supported in the bore although there is an under cut!
The old one tends to cover the oil hole slightly
So to my eye it looks like an upgrade?
For me as a bike petrol head it was being introduced by my dad to Barry Sheene and his wife Steph.
Meeting ones hero’s is breathtaking. The first time was at Oulton Park during the transatlantic trophy races they use to hold.
Another story was catching up with sheene at a hotel bar at the adalaide F1 gp 1989. .........
I've looked at pictures of the Mk1 and Mk2 chassis - the main rails and outriggers seem the same - is the difference only on the diff mount and the additional support from the bumper mounts/front chassis sleeving.
Well here's the interesting thing, Heralds in Australia seemed to be different and I have been told that all Heralds in Australia used the Mk1 chassis - but this seems unlikely.
It is what I have and I'll have to make do ... the bonus is that it was registered (Taxed) with the Datsun engine.