Constellation gearbox mods

I found reading about the Royal Enfield (Constellation) on page 36 of the June issue of Classic Bike Guide very interesting.

It reminded me of when my two boys and I rode Enfield bullets in trials and wrestled with the awful gear change of the Albion gearbox where in the end, in frustration, I tore the thing apart to try to ascertain what could be done to improve the situation.

It is many years ago that I delved into this problem, but was somewhat amazed that the remedy was fairly simple and could have, should have, been put right by Albion.


I refer to the two selector plates in the box that needed a small amount of attention, but was probably thought to be too expensive to retool, but the problem was simple really.

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