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A "Z" frame refers to a modification done to what would otherwise be a straight framed vehicle. Here is an image of two frames (done via 3D printing) of what the difference would be: the idea is to take the straight frame (top) and make the zig-zag in it. This in effect, lowers the body closer to the road without having to drastically alter the ...


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The engine is a sub-component of the vehicle, just like a transmission. Think about if you took the vehicle to the shop with a blown engine. You have the engine replaced. The bike is still yours. The title still remains with you (or the bank if they own it). You could strip everything off the frame and you'd still retain the title with the frame.


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In the uk - the titles go with the frame. The engine has its own number but that can be updated by writing to the relevant authority when you do an engine swap.


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I'm thinking you can do one of four things: Use a larger drill bit and make the hole bigger, though 5mm (half a centimeter) is a bit of a distance to do this. Use the right size of drill bit (same as threaded bolt width) somewhat like a mill and elongate it. To do this, you'd place the bit horizontal to the hole and work it up and down slowly while ...


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Having finally had the frame on my Yamaha 750 Super Tenere, straightened on a jig and re-welded, I have some info from the guys who did it: The two methods they use are tension - pulling using chains, and pressure - hydraulically forcing the frame to conform to a template. For minor deformation, it's a relatively safe bet with modern (and reasonably old ...


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You would be wise to get your vehicle on a hoist and clean up the rusted areas with a wire brush/grinder of various sizes. You can then apply primer or go straight to rubberized undercoat. From there you would be ok to to get your vehicle undercoated from a shop. The key to this is cleanliness. Make sure your vehicles undercarriage is properly rinsed ...



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