Bike of the Month - October 2009
1980 CR125R Elsinore
Vinnie DiPadova
Riverside, CA



This is my first restoration. It is a 1980 Honda CR125R Elsinore.


I used VMX plastics for the fenders, front number plate and FIM side covers. Emron paint was used on the frame, swingarm, springs, and hubs. The bike has OEM rims, spokes, and nipples (replated). It also has the original handle bars on it.


The original suspension was redone by Suspension by Jake. The motor was rebuilt by Dave Miller of DMC. I used New Old Stock fasteners where ever needed and available. I restored the original original tank.


All in all I think it turned out pretty good and I am very happy with it! Hope you all enjoy it.




Vinnie DiPadova