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post #1 of 11 Old 03-22-2012, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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69 ct90 rebuild

Picked up a 69 honda ct90 for my wife to commute on. I tend to like things that are bullet proof. Seemed like a good choice.
As of today, its all in pieces and all the sheet metal is sandblasted. A few parts needed work/replacing due to Harvey using the wrong tools or to little common sense.
Going to do a flat black, textured, powdercoat, and any accents will be a smooth matt black. engine, clear powder after blasting. Changing all the phillips screws to allen socket heads. all new wiring with LEDs for tail and winkers. Will test out something for headlights.
Having a blast with this project. almost as much fun as planning my Natches trail ride this summer on my 08 KLR . But, that is another story entirely.
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-22-2012, 07:34 PM
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Love the horizontal Hondas! Sounds like a cool project, I'm doing up my old CT70 that I've had since I was about 10. It'll be cool to hear the old girl run again

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Cool stuff, guys. My first 2-wheeler was a Z50. I demand posting of photos upon completion of your restorations!

It's mushroom season (Morels) here in Missouri and I know a rather small guy who uses a CT70 as his "mushroom bike" and rides it through the timber to get to his favorite spots.



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I'll go out to the shop and take a pic of the pieces right now heh heh. I've built model airplanes with more parts. I love this thing. Plus the wife seems interested in learning it from the ground up, Now thats quality time!!
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post #5 of 11 Old 03-24-2012, 03:53 PM
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They are great rides...

I have to admit I have sometimes left the KLR home and hitch mounted our '72 CT90 and made a run for the hills/trails.

These old Hondas are really fun...easy to learn on, easy to repair and most parts commonly available.

Have fun with it!
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My CT70 isn't really a restore, it's more of a "get it running again" project. I messed up the engine and electrical pretty badly when I was a kid trying to repair it so I opted to just replace the motor and electrics. I'm keeping all the stock parts though so if I ever find another cheap 70 for parts I can maybe repair/rebuild my bike to original. Lol, that bike pretty much kept me sane (sort of) when I was a kid, rode the wheels off the old girl

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sounds like a cool project and an even cooler girl to WANT to learn it like that. best wishes. hope she fires up first try!

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sounds like a cool project and an even cooler girl to WANT to learn it like that. best wishes. hope she fires up first try!
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My CT70 isn't really a restore, it's more of a "get it running again" project. I messed up the engine and electrical pretty badly when I was a kid trying to repair it so I opted to just replace the motor and electrics. I'm keeping all the stock parts though so if I ever find another cheap 70 for parts I can maybe repair/rebuild my bike to original. Lol, that bike pretty much kept me sane (sort of) when I was a kid, rode the wheels off the old girl
They have most everything. and the smarts to go with it.
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They have most everything. and the smarts to go with it.
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Yup, great place to deal with. I've ordered up and installed a big box of parts from them already . It's nice to have parts readily available for these old vintage Hondas. I'd like to get my hands on a 90 like yours someday, the low/high range was cool!

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