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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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As woodsman said that has been hacked.
Some frames did come with a removable section to make the removal of the engine easier.
You could get that welded back together with slugs in the joint to reinforce when putting it back together.
Either that or cut the correct overlapping joints off of another frame that have them as standard and have them welded in.

Either way as it stands its dangerous and i would be pissed off to find that on a bike i had just bought.
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