So today we got the forks fitted and wheel back on, also fitted the bing on as I want to test it's low end capabilities and the performance difference. So these forks are definitely better, bigger but heavier also. The ride should be smoother so I'm pleased with the overall purchase. For €60/£51/ $78's delivered they were a eBay bargain, French eBay certainly has come up trumps with these puppies!
The front mud guard or "fendooor" if your American is going to need to fabrication to get it re-fitted as the aren't any mounting options apart from the god awful look of having it like a mud plucking scrabbler.
Test run and MOT next