Bike of the Month - May 2012
1976 Honda CR125M Elsinore

John Windsor

The Dalles, OR



This is my 1976 Honda CR125 Elsinore.


I have been racing and restoring vintage bikes since the mid 90's. This is my favorite because when I was much younger I purchased one brand new in 76. This bike was purchased for $15.00 literally out of someones barn and it was a total basket case but came with the swingarm and head.


Total teardown and built from the ground up with powdercoated frame, VMX plastics (still have original), polished fork lowers, rebuilt motor from the inside out, bars, seat, tires, spokes, and well you get the picture. Lots of parts would not have been found without this website (ignition cover, pipe, front numberplate and on and on.


This is the bike I wish I had in 76 but could not afford but with the help of so many on this site I have it now. Also the tank was recently signed by Marty himself at his MX clinic. It was a blast to build.