Craigslist of the Day: 1985 CR80 (warning: graphic content)

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3/14/2019 3:44 PM

Looks like it has good bones. Was using a brake disc as a pipe heat shield ever "a thing"? Please tell me it was a thing..

Link: https://charlotte.craigslist.org/mcy/d/kannapolis-1985-cr80/6838967488.html


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3/14/2019 4:00 PM

If you look closely it has HRC markings. I'm guessing one of Jimmy Button's old bikes.

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3/14/2019 4:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/14/2019 4:11 PM

GrapeApe wrote:

If you look closely it has HRC markings. I'm guessing one of Jimmy Button's old bikes.

Must be too subtle, I'm not seeing it.

ETA: Those pictures made my soul hurt.

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3/14/2019 4:16 PM

Awesome sticker placement, definitely factory mechanic material

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3/14/2019 4:20 PM

That's fucking legit... Looks way better than Scott Brown's CTI carbon fiber CR 80 from 1985..... This one must be the powerplant testing mule.....

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3/14/2019 4:22 PM

Or it could just be an old Honda.

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The older I get, the faster I was. Posting without a cast on is fun!

3/14/2019 4:30 PM

Complete with spoke wraps to hide the rusted out spokes.

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3/14/2019 4:51 PM

I think I just contracted eye cancer

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3/14/2019 4:55 PM

Does the brake rotor on the exhaust help?

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3/14/2019 4:57 PM


Only one way to find out.. I'll report back with the results.
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3/14/2019 5:01 PM

Ill placed rotors are the quickest way to ruin some nice pants

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

3/14/2019 5:01 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/14/2019 5:01 PM

dirtmike86 wrote:
Only one way to find out.. I'll report back with the results.

2 seconds a lap easy

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3/14/2019 5:10 PM

Brake rotors are made to dissipate heat. Think about it.

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3/14/2019 5:12 PM

Listing price lower than the asking price is a bold strategy, somebody has read Art of the Deal, clearly.

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3/14/2019 5:21 PM

That new generation of CR80's were my dream bikes as a kid. Never happened, as was par for the course.

Weren't they $749 or $799 new? I still want one to this day but not for that price/in that condition.

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3/14/2019 5:22 PM

Ing wrote:

Or it could just be an old Honda.


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3/14/2019 5:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/14/2019 6:50 PM

dirtmike86 wrote:
Only one way to find out.. I'll report back with the results.

Edit: crack on my phones screen made it look like the top of the motor was removed. I can see it on my desktop.

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3/14/2019 6:00 PM

dirtmike86 wrote:
Only one way to find out.. I'll report back with the results.

Pete The Fisherman wrote:

Edit: crack on my phones screen made it look like the top of the motor was removed. I can see it on my desktop.

There's a motor in there, he's just down a couple of strokes. The brake rotor should make up for it and then some, though.

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3/14/2019 6:22 PM

dirtmike86 wrote:
Only one way to find out.. I'll report back with the results.

Pete The Fisherman wrote:

Edit: crack on my phones screen made it look like the top of the motor was removed. I can see it on my desktop.

Sully wrote:

There's a motor in there, he's just down a couple of strokes. The brake rotor should make up for it and then some, though.

I am 4 hours away. Intrigued. Year correct, Price fair. Considering a road trip after GNCC this weekend to the General.

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3/14/2019 6:49 PM

She won't last long at that price.

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3/14/2019 6:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/14/2019 6:57 PM

No pipe disk but still going huge at Huron Cycle Park, 1985



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I can turn the party out just by standing still, make the ladies scream and shout while the brothers act ill. I take total control of your body and soul and pack a nine in my pants for when it's time to roll!

3/14/2019 7:11 PM

SmokinJoe439 wrote:

Complete with spoke wraps to hide the rusted out spokes.

You have finally explained the why of spoke skins to me. I always wondered. Thank you

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when in doubt, pin it out

3/14/2019 9:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/14/2019 9:42 PM

slipdog wrote:

No pipe disk but still going huge at Huron Cycle Park, 1985



Was Alan Passmore running races out there during that time?
Quite a guy. Became a Fresno County Sheriff Deputy. He knew me from out there and cut me a free pass when we were stopped for trespass to hunt. Great guy.

OBTW..... Epic thread and one of the funniest. So many excellent posts...

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3/15/2019 1:38 AM

GrapeApe wrote:

If you look closely it has HRC markings. I'm guessing one of Jimmy Button's old bikes.

It's definately a factory bike.. Could be Mike Craig's old bike? Hard to tell with the Spoke Wraps. Thats a factory trick used to hide titanium spokes on the factory test mules. The factory pipe guard I think is the giveaway though.

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3/15/2019 1:44 AM

* Owner selling because several stitches in right knee and can no longer ride.

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3/15/2019 4:54 AM

I have the same bike(in similar condition). Needs a resto bad!

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Race Bike: 2018 KTM 350SXF

Other Bikes: 1985 CR80R, 1990 CR250R, 1998 PW80, Giant Stance 2.

Sold: 2016 YZ250F, 2012 CRF250R

3/15/2019 6:09 AM

TooOld4WFO wrote:

Was Alan Passmore running races out there during that time?
Quite a guy. Became a Fresno County Sheriff Deputy. He knew me from out there and cut me a free pass when we were stopped for trespass to hunt. Great guy.

OBTW..... Epic thread and one of the funniest. So many excellent posts...

Other than the CMC Golden State races I don't know who was running the regular events as I was only 12yrs old at the time of the photo. I do have fond memories of racing there so if Alan was running the show, I owe him a thank you for the great times!

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I can turn the party out just by standing still, make the ladies scream and shout while the brothers act ill. I take total control of your body and soul and pack a nine in my pants for when it's time to roll!

3/16/2019 4:59 AM

Needs more sponsor stickers though.

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3/16/2019 6:51 AM

For 1985, that old girl is in pretty mint condition. Its all there.... you just have to look past 40 pounds of decals, heat shields and spoke wraps. Those plastics would polish up well.. and you can tell the bike hasn't been ridden in years, as the fork sliders have surface rust spots. Its got fresh tires and the bars, controls etc.. look like new. Here in Australia, that bike would be gone in an instant at that price.
Must admit though, that i have never seen anything more ridiculous than that exhaust heat shield. A lot of time and effort probably went into getting that thing fitted up. Could of been a fad in his local area at the time.... like boot covers....

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3/16/2019 7:07 AM

That adds additional stopping power. By putting the brake disc directly on the pipe you stop things where it counts- at the motor. Think "Jake Brake". Makes the wheel brakes SO MUCH more efficient.

Y'all really should've known these things.

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