They have hacked it. If you are in Ontario that may not be repairable. Old frames are welded into a solid structure. Trials Rider may be along soon, old Ontario biker, but I think he will agree that the frame is NFG.
Thanks for the reply, I'll be trying to fix things as I mentioned in my other comment. I paid about $2000 CAD so $1580 USD, but it's a complete bike with a clean title and runs well.The PO put possibly cheap, off-shore, wrong sized bolts, washers and nuts for spacers on the original removable frame rail.
Is your frame safe now? <- depends on how rusty it is on the inside of the non-rustproofed frame tubes, and if those bolts were ever strong enough to be used where they were used, which is unlikely considering the tubes appear to have been bent to some extent.
Did you get scammed? <- if you paid more then about 800 bucks for a non-running 1982 twin cam CB750 you certainly did.
Roger, I'll get it cleaned up. Are you saying don't worry about trying to straighten the frame?Get it plated asap and do your modifications after. Just make it look nice and stock and un rusty before the mechanic sees it to certify it.
and get the right size bolts, that's easy.
How much is insurance going to cost you?
A friend just paid 840 for 3 which I didn't think was too bad.Holy you get good rates, good luck with not needing a certification. I don't think it's badly mangled, the paint will likely crack or flake off anywhere that is damaged bad. It's not a pretty frame.
My minimal insurance coverage on 2 bikes ~700 and 800.
Dirt bikes don't need insurance, so I can have any number of those
I bet that's what it is. The bike has signs of being laid down on the right side.You know I got thinking; I bet there was a crash bar bolted to that frame connection and it got crashed. Chances are that's why the bolts are so long and it has some weird bend damage.
Crash bars save one thing and damage another.
Shipping to the USA from Canada is still cheap and easy for items under about a grand isn't it?Shipping to Canada has gotten crazy expensive compared to internal shipping in USA.
Still cheaper than 'international rates' to ship everywhere else in the world though.
Last time I sent medium flat rate box to Britain it was $48.00, in USA it's under $16.00