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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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It's hard to see from the photos but if you think the sub frame piece is bad, they are available cheep enough on e-bay ($7-$30 dollars) also You might look for misc. hardware or left over bolt kits to find the rest. The only one that might be real bad is the inside plate, this one is threaded and if the threads are bad it's probably best to get a good one. The shipping (US) is cheep, it might be more in Canada? I don't know how picky the inspectors are for you, we don't have to do this in California. I can't see how they would expect the paint to be perfect on a 40 year old motorcycle without touching up? The DOKC 750s are heavy but they are a little faster, also the parts are mostly interchangeable so You can make it look any way you want. Mine is a '80 750C and I switched out the Comstar wheels out for spokes because I like them better? It's not a "cafe" but it's a great commuter and I ride it more than my others because it's rock solid and dependable.
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Also, I think these particular frame parts are the same on all the DOHC 750s , I think the 750c parts are the most available and cheapest?
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