Bike of the Month - May 2009
1982 CR125R Elsinore
Steve J. Campbell
Pensacola, FL



This bike was originally purchased from eBay – looked like it was preserved in a time capsule; purchased from a woman directly outside of Detroit, Michigan.


The bike was shipped directly to Bill Clem at Great Escape Cycle in Signal Hill, California. Mr. Clem deserves all the restoration credit. I only secured the bike and funded the project. No one knows more about Elsinores than Bill Clem.


Modifications include:


· All new equipment from the ground up…tires, cables, levers, bars, chain, sprockets, bushings, bearings, etc


· Motor completely disassembled and built to racing standards – porting, head milling, cases matched, stronger rod, rebuilt crank


· Factory Works Honda RC Pipe


· Suspension completely rebuilt – 43MM forks and rear shock


· Complete Honda CR480R Front End including Lead double shoe front brake assembly


· 43MM Aluminum Billet Upper and Lower Triple Clamps


· Pro Taper Bars


· 2008 CRF450 Foot Pegs


· NOS 1981 Clutch/Water Pump Assembly – Eliminates the Magnesium Corrosion – FOREVER*


* This was the primary reason I decides to not invest in a 1983 CR125R restoration




Steve J. Campbell
Pensacola, Florida