Constellation gearbox mods

Nigel Devereux
August 23, 2019

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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About the Author

Nigel Devereux

Nigel Devereux is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln, working in the School of English and Journalism. He has worked within the print publishing industry for 38 years. Nigel was editor of his hometown newspaper - The Horncastle News - from 1998-2001. Nigel is currently the Production Editor on The Railway Magazine, the UK’s biggest selling magazine for railway enthusiasts. He is also responsible for maintaining and updating several websites across the Mortons portfolio. 01507 529529 |

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