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1982 CB750k Cut Frame

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Hello all,

Trying to figure out if I got scammed with my recent 1982 CB750k puchase. Took the off the headers and found a cut in the frame on the drivers right side:


It looks like the frame has been cut and replaced from the right rear footpeg to under the headers. Here is the bracket near the right footpeg:


The brackets look like there's a chance they could be OEM, so I'm wondering if this was by design and included to make dropping the engine out easier? Otherwise one of the previous owners bent up the frame, cut it out, and put a replacement in without welding it together, and I got screwed on the bike purchase.

Does anyone have experience with something like this on a DOHC Honda CB? Help would be appreciated

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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.
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Add that to the list of things I didn't know.
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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 :cool:
A friend just paid 840 for 3 which I didn't think was too bad.
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