The steering stop was extended by an amount scaled from a picture of an original, undamaged, frame in the USA. The holder for the bottom cup was extended to the point that a new bearing cup seated just clear of the reduced diameter section further up the steering head.
Repaired bearing mounting & steering stopAlong with the repairs to the steering head a couple of dings in the frame & oval engine mounting holes were brazed & welded up.
Once all the work was finished the frame was powder coated & attention turned to the swinging arms.
On both bikes the spindles were hard chromed & reground a few thousandths of an inch oversize to allow the existing, serviceable but worn, bushes to be reamed to suit.
Once again the swinging arm was powder coated in gloss black to match the frame.