This week's collection comes from David Camerson of Oro Valley, AZ. Have something cool to share? Everyone that submits a piece from their collection from now until March 31st will be entered to win a free Racer X t-shirt. You will be notified via e-mail if you are the winner! Please include your shirt size.
My 1977 CR 125M was found in Mammoth, Arizona leaning upon a old junk Camaro . It did not have a “For Sale” sign but I stopped and asked about the bike with a guy who was the owner’s nephew. I negotiated with the owner over the phone and he said “ Whatcha gimme fer it” and I said $200 and I immediately drove home went to an ATM and drove my truck back and took her home.
In 1977 the Honda CR was NOT the bike to have in the 125 class. Honda’s dominance was over by 1976 and the YZ’s and RM’s were much better machines. The CR is VERY peaky and the suspension is limited. I had owned and raced a ‘75 CR 125M after the Hondas out ran my ‘73 Suzuki TM125 in the ‘74 season. The first CR 125 in ‘74 owned motocross. It weighed only 188 lbs. with fuel and had 20 horsepower. By 1978 the Suzuki RM 125C and Yamaha YZ 125E were hard to beat and the old Elsies faded into history.