Crusader headstock tube- oval

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Crusader headstock tube- oval

Unread post by enfield trials » Tue May 22, 2018 10:05 pm

Hi I have an Enfield Crusader frame and the headstock tube is slightly oval, top and bottom. Anybody know if its possible to rectify this? approx 1mm
difference in width / front to back ta

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Re: Crusader headstock tube- oval

Unread post by Zunspec » Wed May 23, 2018 12:38 pm

Hmmm, a tricky one. How do the head stock bearings (assume it's separate ball bearing type) fit ? Is there any play/stiffness/notchy-ness when rotating the yolks. If it can all be adjusted as it should you might be OK. Removing the ovalness will probably mean appropriately re-sized head stock bearing (as original or taper roller). How you remove the ovalness is something out side my machining knowledge, but it could be done if you go the right engineer. Whereabouts in UK are you located ?

Cheers Geoff

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Re: Crusader headstock tube- oval

Unread post by enfield trials » Wed May 23, 2018 2:36 pm

thanks Geoff The bearing cups are a loose fit in the headstock. the frame is also twisted at the headstock. it might be best just to scrap it and get another. Im in Bristol

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Re: Crusader headstock tube- oval

Unread post by enfield trials » Wed May 23, 2018 2:36 pm

thanks Geoff The bearing cups are a loose fit in the headstock. the frame is also twisted at the headstock. it might be best just to scrap it and get another. Im in Bristol

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Re: Crusader headstock tube- oval

Unread post by Zunspec » Wed May 23, 2018 3:36 pm

Hi,

I am in Trowbridge so pretty local to you. I have a friend, Nick Anderson, who runs Griff's Reality Motorworks in Bristol. It would be worth contacting him to see if he can help you out as he has done similar work for me in the past.

http://realitymotorworks.com/


Cheers Geoff

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