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Help me identify what i purchased.....

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I purchased a 1971-ish cb500 with a custom lattice frame and i am wondering if it might look familiar to it a kit, a one off, a race bike?
Here are a few things I know:
- Well built lattice frame, where the lower engine cradle unbolts from the rest of the frame
- it has an aluminum swing arm
- eccentric chain adjuster in the frame
- Arces triple tree
- Drilled rear hub for cooling (and brake shoes)
- Clear right side magneto cover
Really odd things:
- Cable operated kick stand
- Additional switched on the handle bars
- accessory red light above the left rear turn signal

I am wondering if it wasn't a race bike that someone tried to make street legal.

Any other ideas?






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the hd rr250 i used to have was titled in south carolina. i think the owner before me had it done in 1995. i believe they put the frame # on the title ...........#12 . no way was a vin stamped onthe frame. the previous owner, myself and whoever ownes it now hopefully would never alow it. (its in europe somewhere), try the uk specials or youngtimer classic superbike fb pages , one of the euros might know
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