Bike of the Month - September 2008
1977 CR125M Elsinore
Mark Cullin
Commack, New York



I bought this bike as you see it from Craigslist in California. The previous owner disassembled it and the frame and motor got lost by DHL for 3 weeks. All I had was forks, tires, and fenders. Major Stress.


After finally getting it together it would not idle and had no power. I finally thought the guy stuffed a towel in the muffler. Sure enough, a huge towel was stuck in the muffler. After finding it with a hanger and removing it the bike runs like a champ.


I am 42 years old and just wanted something that looked super cool and gave me an old dirt bike feel. I would never sell it.


Mark Cullin