Did anyone here get to attend the 1986 Super Bikers event in Carlsbad CA.
I am wondering what motor Honda had installed into the team bikes that year. Rainey and Showbert are both riding 1986 production CR500's with the typical (now supermoto) mods, but with no works MX parts visible on them.
Rickey Grahams bike was running some kind of "Powerful but heavy 4-stroke", as the broadcast commentary said, and that was all that was said about it.
I've watched the video in slow motion in slow motion, and frame by frame and I can only say that it appears to be a big single, like an XR600 motor, and Honda had some awsomly fast XR600 motors back then.
I don't see enough space in the CR500 chassis for the 83 and 84 aircooled 750 twin motor, and I also do not see a lot of header pipes everywhere or even enough pipe to suggest a twin exhaust.
It also looks like Graham might have been on a 1980 "works bike" CR500 chassis (like Wise won on the first year), not sure but it might be. The give away is that the swingarm appears to be the older (80-81 "coke bottle" design)and if so, the rear "pro-link" would have to be all works parts if that swingarm was used, no stock parts would fit up to it or the old works frames if that swingarm was used. Its really difficult to see that swingarm though, but the rear number plates and some small details might also be clues, the videos are so poor that they are not going to answer the questons. Photos would!
Hope someone can help, I'm sure curious about the only Honda 4-stroke ever being raced in the ABC Super Bikers.