Neat email about Bud Hare I got recently:
Paul, I found your site searching for info on Bud Hare. My Uncle rode Triumph and Velocette back in '40's and early '50's. Dad always rode Harley's.
This pic is me around 1972. bike is a 1956 TR6. was bought in basket and had been a desert sled. I bobbed fender and had chrome done. I wanted to use the old style front hub and wheel but wouldn't fit the newer forks. My Uncle gave me Buds phone number and I called him and introduced myself. I went to his house and drove him to the shop which was closed up. He and I went in and after looking around pointed to a box under a work bench and I pulled it out. He said in there is a axle and it fit just right. Bud had machined it for doing just the same thing I wanted to do.
I wish to this day I hadn't sold that sled. It also had TT cams ground by Kenny Harman.
Just my little piece of history.
Have fun with your projects.