Well, I've come to me senses on the wire wheels dilemma. The shopping list looks like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/16-INCH-...696878?hash=item2f4a6689ee:g:C8gAAOSwEINe5hc8 https://www.heidentuning.com/xs650-...ings/front-wheel-hub-xs-650-73-84-detail.html https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-X...77-Rear-Brake-Braking-Pivot-Rod-/333483475339 https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/1623910870?iid=202964606518 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/19-WM2-S...940973?hash=item216118e02d:g:2fEAAOSwgdtcQG1d That comes to £529, plus international shipping and possibly taxes for the Jerry Heiden wheel hub. Plus, there's the hassles I haven't discovered yet. Which might include where to attach the return spring on the brake pivot or how to fit the brake light switch. Because, when you change anything on a motorbike, there's always knock-on effects you didn't foresee. So the cost-benefit analysis is looking like: Cost - substantial, benefit - intangible. In fact, just the style really. Conclusion - reluctantly, going to abandon the idea of fitting wire wheels and instead concentrate on fitting out the TX750 s-arm for the existing brake torque rod. That gives me enough to get on with. The money saved can be spent on other changes later. Or if spent on petrol would be enough to push me old bones and the Tangerine Nightmare a good few thousands of miles down the road.