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I had my Cruzer gear straightened a few weeks ago at the Zenith factory after a hard landing. Took the bare gear in and they fixed it while I went to lunch. I scheduled a date in advance with Roger when the press operator would be available.
Thanks Steven. Mex Mo is a long way from here(mid Ga). Anyplace in the southeast? Bill
once the cold bent gear is rebent it will distort easier the second time , my advise is to contact Rob at grove gear and get a heat tempered and bent spring and be done with it BOB
I assume you were watching the video of one of the Patey boys 801. He stated that he thought that Zenith was now bending their gear the extra 2 degrees so you may want to verify if this has already been done to your gear legs since that video is now about 8 years old. That being said anyone with a heavy enough press and fixturing to support the gear leg and match the bend radius should be able to sucessfully bend the gear. Some may want to upgrade to a Grove gear, some may not. There is no absolute right or wrong way. Do what you think is best for you. Dan