Nothing like the short rod CR500's, man they rip. My buddy had an 84 he let me ride a few times, just scared the crap out of me as a kid.
"decompression valve" Thats a must on the early 500, I'm amazed they could sell something that hard to kick at the dealer.
Just plain a sweet bike you got there
Is that 1st photo taken on the moon? I mean Cainsville