Welcome Metrogirl. If you are not stuck on originality,you might check out the Betor roadrace forks available through Britech. They had an ad In Walnecks for $399.00 for gas forks, and triple tree. I have no experience with modern Betors, but I am running Betors(liberated from a Bultaco Pursang) on my old Triumph desert sled,and they work great.
Congradulations on your first posting, for starting what should prove to be an interesting discussion. Will we decide your bike is actually a '73 850, or a '72 with a punched out engine? Maybe a '72 with a '73 engine, or a 750 with 850 badges? An early production '73, sold in '72, and somehow originally titled as a '72? Could it be that those wackey guys at Norton built a one-off 850 in '72, so that in would throw the faithfull into a tizzy fit 35 years later? :lol:
Anyway, it should be fun!
An easy way to tell a 750 from an 850, even from several feet away,without checking any numbers, or any such drudgery, is that the 750 has a big flange around the base of the cylinders, with nuts holding the cylinder to the case,where the 850 has internal through studs,all the way to the top of the heads, to affix head and cylinder to the case as a unit.
Cheers,
Bruce