MX Bob Bike History - Nightmare 14
1984 Honda CR500
Not an Easy Start

Although only a year newer, this was not at all like my 83 CR480. The engine could best be described as violent. It had a mid-range surge that would yank your arms out of their sockets. The frame was a bit tweaked, the tires were worn, and the suspension fluids had not been changed for a long time. All these factors made my first few rides of the "hang on for dear life" variety. ... I had freshened up the rear tire and the shock oil, but even though that helped, I knew that if I kept racing it, it may kill or main me.

My bike never looked like this, not during my time with it anyway

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