1977 CR125...... new addition to garage

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2/19/2019 6:55 PM

This old bike followed me home recently. Not sure what I’m gonna do with it but I just couldn’t resist.

Appears to be all original other than new grips, air filter, and the front number plate is missing. Seat appears to have been recovered at some point but I’m not sure.

Any vintage guys out there have any ideas for what I should do with the bike? Photo
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2/21/2019 12:30 PM

Throw away that funky silencer, get plate, sell to me cheap ? Nice find

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2/22/2019 6:16 PM

Second getting rid of the humongo muffler. Work on the suspension and try to find a correct swingarm that will reduce flex. Fun bike.

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2/22/2019 7:03 PM

Ok ok so definitely get rid of the factory silencer!

What's a good place for a nice quality replacement front number plate?

I'm hoping to spin a few laps at our local track this weekend if the weather holds up.

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2/22/2019 7:21 PM

That baby is in amazing original condition...great find svt93cobra! What is the story on it? Was it a clean one owner?

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2/23/2019 9:21 AM

Funky silencer is quite easy to remove, bikes were raced with a super duper quiet (sarcasm) pipe on them. Most got tossed and FMF, DG or in Texas a Banke installed. Then the swingarm, shocks, carb were all swapped out.Maybe a 520 kit and fork mods. About this point, you borrowed a friends RM/YZ and realized the futility.....
Apparently this owner was much smarter than me and just wheeled it in the old shed and popped for a yellow ride....

Amazingly, the 76-78 Honda 125's are not all that common/found these days. I have a 76 which I plan to replica my bike from the past. Just cause, even though there has been considerable effort, time and funds spent, I really am not much smarter today!

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2/23/2019 4:28 PM

svt93cobra wrote:

Ok ok so definitely get rid of the factory silencer!

What's a good place for a nice quality replacement front number plate?

I'm hoping to spin a few laps at our local track this weekend if the weather holds up.

Try vmx racing for the number plate and other plastic. Good quality stuff that color matches and seems to hold up.

Good luck with the bike. Looks like you found a real survivor there.

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2/24/2019 5:47 PM

Garage Queen it.

When that bike was released in 1976 originally, it was already a year behind. That's why the starting lines turned yellow.

It was hopelessly outclassed by the YZ & RM's of the same years. Time has not made them any slower.

All that being said, they are beautiful bikes when restored to original and parts aren't hard to come by.

http://www.vmxracing.com/HondaCR/1974-78-125-elsinore-mr175/ should get you just about any appearance part you need.

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2/27/2019 1:09 PM

Do not throw out the silencer, send I to me, I will pay postage. The last one I found, it sold for $300.00 on eBay. They are very rare and hard to find for those that want to restore these.

This model is very pipey, the forks are junk, the shocks barely hold up the seat, the swingarm is heavy and flexy. I would take this lightly used bike and make a garage queen.

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2/27/2019 1:34 PM

^^^^^ What he said. Nice bike though!You could spend a bunch on it and make a FMF Package Racer replica bike...


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3/17/2019 3:25 PM

I ordered and installed a new VMX front number plate then kinda lost interest in the bike. It has been relegated to dust gathering duty in the garage for now.

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3/17/2019 3:42 PM

svt93cobra wrote:

I ordered and installed a new VMX front number plate then kinda lost interest in the bike. It has been relegated to dust gathering duty in the garage for now.

That happens more often than one would think.
I think for a collector you have a great starting point.

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3/19/2019 6:34 AM

DO NOT throw that silencer away. It's worth something to someone

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4/8/2019 12:47 PM

If anyone is interested, I’ve decided to sell the bike in order to fund another project. Thanks!

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4/8/2019 4:07 PM

svt93cobra wrote:

If anyone is interested, I’ve decided to sell the bike in order to fund another project. Thanks!

Okay, I'll bite, so what is the price are you asking for this motorcycle?

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