Post by mightyspuds on Feb 8, 2016 11:49:16 GMT -8
Yup,550 dollar,a hundred at DMV.Bought around three hundred in parts to really get it dialed in.It has a max speed of about 40-45 mph,its a little town cruiser.Can go on trails,has a high and low speed tranny for offroad.Max speed in town is 35 in just a couple spots.Needs a little work,tires,brakes,cables,and such,but it started right up and shifted fine,and low miles,went into storage in 1985.
Fun to putt around,and an emergency vehicle if we need to get out from fires,lots of trails lead off mtn,only three roads do.Gets 100 mpg.
Folks we got it from were also really nice people.He got from original owner about a year ago,bad back,ready to go traveling and just clearing things out.
1970 HONDA Trail CT90 condition: good engine displacement (CC): 90 fuel: gas odometer: 2168 miles paint color: yellow title status: clean transmission: automatic
This is a Vintage project bike. We purchased this about a year ago and have no time to spend on it. I have rebuilt the carb, drained the tank, replaced both fuel and air filters as well as a new battery and new chain. Parts are abundant, cheap and easy to get. It has a 4 speed auto-trans with hi-lo range and seems to work well. The title is clean and clear. $650.00 or best reasonable offer.
This is a putt putt bike,you can ride a bicycle as fast as it.It can hit 40-45,normally you would max it at 35.Almost all roads in town are 25 mph,one stretch of 30,small stretch of 35,and a 45 leading out of town.Though only a few spots there you can even do 45,its pretty twisty.
Plenty off-road areas where we will ride at 5-10 mph,it has a setting.... slide switch to set tranny as low speed where 18 mph is top speed for off-roading.Its a 4 speed.
Wear a helmet and proper gear you can fall of it all day long and not get hurt trail riding.It only weighs 250 lbs.
You definitely dont even want to take it on roads of 45mph.It just doesnt have the oomph for that.And riding up to 40 mph isnt comfortable,it just isnt made for that.This is like the little scooters you see in the Asian traffic jams.
I redid rear tire on rear.Polished rim,put in new brakes.This little guy is so FUN and EASY to work on,nothing is heavy,very cool!Today run wires to add rear blinkers and re-mount tire to bike.maybe pull front tire today too.
Post by mightyspuds on Mar 26, 2016 10:36:08 GMT -8
Its really coming along.
Ive done brakes,tubes,tires,rebuilt and shined up front forks,all new cables,all new LED lighting,added front and rear turn signals.Just waiting on a rear light bulb and new battery.
Ive upgraded the battery from 5.5 amp hour to 11 amp hour.It has a rectifier,which is like a voltage regulator.Im going for a more modern one so removed it from battery box in frame making room for double the size battery.New smaller sized but much better rectifier will be on outside of frame but still covered by battery box cover.
Adjusted carb,purrs like a kitten now.
Removed chrome muffler and guards and shined them up.They are in excellent shape which is lucky,just a black replacement muffler is 150 dollars,IF you can even find one,chrome no longer made.Mine is rock solid,only small amt surface rust that was removed.It had to come off anyway as I have to remove top end of motor when I move on to oil leak repair.Just replace old gaskets.
Been hitting paint with rubbing compound and polish prep,Its shining away.It will still have a few pock marks from stone chips where there are little rust spots.thats OK,its a very honest 46 years of patina,dont want to destroy that.Paint is only original once,and that is quality old enamel I think paint,good stuff.
When ever possible Im using new old stock original Honda parts,for example Honda gaskets whenever possible.Quality beats any aftermarket stuff.And is 2-3 times cost,but on 10 dollar part its money well spent getting pricier Honda goodies.
I could get China mirrors for 25 bucks,I found brand new originals from Australia for 75,the difference in quality is night and day.
So not much left to do,add a couple LED bulbs,clean it up,add mirrors and fix oil leak,cut a few wires and put in rectifier and I have a 46 year old,collectible model motorcycle.It has 2168 original miles.
Wont be much longer before we are putt putting around town and playing around on the mountain trails.This is like a new bike.It was very capable little machine then,and it still is now,its a really really well engineered and designed bike.I think will have around 1500 or so total invested when all said and done on bike itself.
Post by mightyspuds on May 25, 2016 8:49:19 GMT -8
Im off today to look at some Icon gloves for 5 dollars,one is faded,hey,they are 40 dollar gloves,that'll work! Then to look at some motorcycle jackets,50-100 dollar range. Gotta get the right stuff,dont want to scrape my skin off.Im picking up a carrier that attaches to truck hitch saturday for 50 dollars. Get helmet ,boots and pants can take safety course for license and Im good to go!
Post by mightyspuds on May 26, 2016 5:59:40 GMT -8
The guy with the gloves flaked out on us,after a 1.5 hr wait no show,no call,so that didnt work.Then we drove out another 20 miles to look at some jackets.He had 2 joe rockets that fit,a mesh that fit me,wanted 50 dollars,and a NICE leather Joe Rocket Sonic that fits wife really well.Wanted 70.So i asked,whats your BEST price if I take the 2? He thinks a bit,tells me how wonderful they are,then says you did drive a long way,how about 80 for the pair? SCORE!! Very cool,got that need covered,awesome!
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