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Offline saluki42

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Model Z frame damage
« on: 28 Nov 2021 at 10:15 »
Hi I have a question regarding some historic damage done to my 34 Model Z frame. The damage is to the front lower casting connecting the down tube to the engine mounting lateral tubes on the drive side. As you can see from the attached picture somebody in the past appears to of hacksawed away a section of the casting and I was wondering if anybody can think of a logical reason why this may have been done.
I'd be interested to see your opinions on this.

Regards
Chris

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Re: Model Z frame damage
« Reply #1 on: 03 Dec 2021 at 08:30 »
Hi Chris

As you had no response can I suggest that it may have been modified to take some form of side stand? My son has a Z frame but the bike was built as an Aero 500. Whether this was done at the factory or by a subsequent owner is not known.

Roy

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Re: Model Z frame damage
« Reply #2 on: 04 Dec 2021 at 11:24 »
Hi thanks for the reply. I think, due to the saw cut along the length where they went slightly too far its a post factory mod but its not structural so I'll leave it as is.

Chris