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 Post subject: Re: Enfield Cafe Racer
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:10 pm 
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Wouldn't that question be better posed to the Enfield owners club or (even better still) Enfield themselves?
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Nice looking bike BTW......very nice indeed 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Enfield Cafe Racer
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Aha, so that's why it was so cheap! Is it available as a bolt on accessory?


It was in the box, but I'm struggling to fit it correctly. The speedo drive has some plastic lugs to locate it on the forks. Either I need to trim these lugs off, there's a spacer missing, or there's supposed to be a small gap :?


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Nah, it must be OK 'cos there's a QC sticker on it.... :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Enfield Cafe Racer
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:17 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Enfield Cafe Racer
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:21 pm 
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There's not supposed to be a spacer there (confirmed by the dealer). I think it's simply a case of getting the plastic casing further down the metal center piece. It's not going to move without using a lot of force, so I'm now waiting for them to confirm that's the problem before I twat it hard lOl

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 Post subject: Re: Enfield Cafe Racer
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:23 pm 
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Finmows wrote:
Wouldn't that question be better posed to the Enfield owners club or (even better still) Enfield themselves?


Quite possibly, but I've been corresponding with the dealer for months, and they speak English. I had a quick look at an Enfield owners club website, but I've not joined anything yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Enfield Cafe Racer
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:29 pm 
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Hmm. The dealer has got back to me showing one of theirs. It looks the same as mine. There is a gap caused by the speedo drive locator lugs sticking out. It doesn't look right to me, all that is holding the wheel in on that side is a little plastic lug.

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 Post subject: Re: Enfield Cafe Racer
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:35 pm 
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What happens when you push the spindle through? Will it pull the wheel up against the other fork leg and allow those lugs to fit without clashing?

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What happens when you push the spindle through? Will it pull the wheel up against the other fork leg and allow those lugs to fit without clashing?


No, the lugs are too long. I'd say they either need filing down, or the metal bush in the middle needs pushing through more (I tried that, and it wont shift). I suppose both of those actions would have the same effect, ie, bring the forks closer together by about 10 to 15 mm.

I've also fired off an e-mail to the factory to see if they have anything to say.

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 Post subject: Re: Enfield Cafe Racer
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Needs a spacer in there. :? Dealer picture must be wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: Enfield Cafe Racer
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Actually the pictures show a gap there :? . Does the thicker part of the spindle travel through the fork and but up against the speedo drive, and the fork clamps onto the spindle?

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 Post subject: Re: Enfield Cafe Racer
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What happens when you push the spindle through? Will it pull the wheel up against the other fork leg and allow those lugs to fit without clashing?


No, the lugs are too long. I'd say they either need filing down, or the metal bush in the middle needs pushing through more (I tried that, and it wont shift). I suppose both of those actions would have the same effect, ie, bring the forks closer together by about 10 to 15 mm.

I've also fired off an e-mail to the factory to see if they have anything to say.

So the speedo drive needs to prevented from turning. That's what those lugs may be for...

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Actually the pictures show a gap there :? . Does the thicker part of the spindle travel through the fork and but up against the speedo drive, and the fork clamps onto the spindle?

That's what I'm on about...

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 Post subject: Re: Enfield Cafe Racer
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:28 pm 
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Jon64 has one of these and is something of an Enfield nut wb I'll text him and ask him to check this thread and guide you accordingly 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Enfield Cafe Racer
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Does the shoulder on the spindle butt up against the spacer in the centre of the the plastic housing, or, does the shoulder slide through the spacer? If it's the former, then I'd tighten the spindle nut, bounce up and down on the forks, and then tighten the pinch bolt - and see what it's like lOl
I've just been fiddling with my Scorpa Trials bike, getting rid of the speedo drive. I had to make an alloy spacer to butt against the spindle shoulder and the wheel.

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 Post subject: Re: Enfield Cafe Racer
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Looks to me like the shoulder on the spindle ought to fit against the metal part of the speedo driver.

For matters like this, I'd normally want to see a parts book or an assembly drawing or a workshop manual.

I did manage to find an online parts book for an earlier model:

http://www.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/pa ... ront_Wheel

If the design is the same on the cafe racer, then the drawing there suggests that there is no spacer between the speedo drive and the front fork - but there are two separate spacers that locate the front wheel.

It's a rather schematic drawing though - and details of the cafe racer may differ.


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 Post subject: Re: Enfield Cafe Racer
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:03 pm 
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I think we are all saying the same thing here...

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