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Nice to see someone still considers suicde an imployment option.
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Re: Yumpin Yimminie!

Phew, that made me dizzy...

Shows you that CR500's are good for other things besides scaring the crap out of you

(and smoking new open class 4 strokes).
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Wasn't the American Eagle made in England and pretty much copied Huskys of the period?
Re: Yumpin Yimminie!

I've got an '87 CR500 with a clean-and-match port job, .80 over. Noleen modified forks & shock. 15/47 gearing. I've never had it timed, but it walked away from a buddy's 1 yesr old KTM EXC520 at 92 mph (per his speedometer).

If the CR rider would have started the bike in 2nd gear, I guarantee he would have won. If tuned right the CR accelerates like an F1 car. I know it soulds like BS, but I've never lost a drag race (in the dirt).

BTW this is the same buddy who traded his '91 KX500 for the new Katoom. I never reallly liked his KX, it always felt like you were riding an oil-drum with footpegs. Way too big.

Starting one is no problem, just get the kickstarter ratchet at the top of the stroke and KICK (prime it first with 7 or 8 real slow kicks). My CR starts on the 1st kick most times. if you follow the above drill.
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Hmmm, point well taken Sir.

But in consulting my well worn issue of the 1973 Dirt Bike Buyer's Guide, (that resides on the tank of my toilet, or "throne" as it were) it does indeed seem that there was an American Eagle produced in the UK, and everything (but the transmission) was a copy of the right-side shift pre-'71 Husky.

The American Eagle had a horrible reputation for blowing up BTW. It is also on the "10 worst dirt bikes ever made" list, compiled by Super Hunky in that same issue.

I can fax or email you a copy (if you want).
Re: Yumpin Yimminie!

Electric start. We don't need no stinkin' electric start.
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Edison Dye was the distributor. I'll take snapshot of the page and send it to you when I get home. A wealth of information, those old Dirt Bike magazines are...(that is if your still stuck in 1973 bike-wise like I am).
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