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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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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.
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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?
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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:
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.
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It's a Canadian bike, some were kept in heated garages their whole life,
others left out in a snow bank for one winter, the frame will crack anywhere it can fill with water.
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
Shipping to the USA from Canada is still cheap and easy for items under about a grand isn't it?
It certainly should be.
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