Classic Steel

“Maxxis Tires” – Classic Steel #135 1987 Honda CR500R

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  1. I bought one new in the fall of 1986 and went racing 3 days later. What a fantastic bike with perfect details, build quality, and no real weak points. Your critique of this bike is spot on. It seemed to lack some of the low end hit I was looking for, but was very smooth and still made all the power you needed. Lack of fork rebound adjustment wasn’t a problem back then because you could just go to a different oil viscosity to change that. And a higher oil volume to decrease bottoming.
    If I were to own one of these again, an Ohlins out back and some sort of handmade aluminum tank for better ability to get forward would be all you really need to have the ultimate 80’s open bike.

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