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Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,455
Posted By Woodsrat
Correction--the Passport sprocket will NOT bolt...

Correction--the Passport sprocket will NOT bolt up to the CT-90 sprocket hub but the Passport sprocket hub will fit on the CT-90 wheel. There was a JT brand Passport sprocket for sale new on eBay for...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,221
Posted By Woodsrat
I just received an email from a riding buddy who...

I just received an email from a riding buddy who was given an old Batavus moped and he's going to ride with us. Another guy at a shop I hang out at is finishing up a Mini Trail 50 rebuild and thinks...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,455
Posted By Woodsrat
Starting with the wiring--if the stuff off the...

Starting with the wiring--if the stuff off the pit bike is in decent shape use it as the basis of a home-made harness. 40+ year old wiring--plus the fact that the modern engine is set up to be a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-04-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17,861
Views: 1,177,999
Posted By Woodsrat
Would someone please give me a hint as to what's...

Would someone please give me a hint as to what's on the vid? I'm trapped here at work in a no-vid zone...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-03-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 238,100
Posted By Woodsrat
Can you imagine American Honda using this ad...

Can you imagine American Honda using this ad during the Super Bowl? Folks would be lined up at the dealerships with money in hand if they could sell 'em for $2995 or less.

Sadly they've gone...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-27-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 176,432
Posted By Woodsrat
If the bike is actually a '73 it's probably an...

If the bike is actually a '73 it's probably an SL-350 twin--but it could be an earlier SL-175 which were sold from around '69 or '70 through '72. The 175 motors looked very similar to the 350 and...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,709
Posted By Woodsrat
:eek1Whoa, now that's cool...

:eek1Whoa, now that's cool...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,709
Posted By Woodsrat
Wonder if anybody ever tried to build a 250/350cc...

Wonder if anybody ever tried to build a 250/350cc CT-style bike using one of the spagetti "Harley" horizontal motors...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,674
Posted By Woodsrat
Something off of an 80 moto-bike would be cool...

Something off of an 80 moto-bike would be cool but the problem is you'd end up with a chopper looking thing with the front suspension way out of balance from the rear. You could have someone make...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,674
Posted By Woodsrat
Not really. They're pretty much just a...

Not really. They're pretty much just a replacement but at least they're oil tight unlike trying to rebuild a set of forks with rusty, pitted tubes. I think the biggest advantage is that the springs...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-25-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,674
Posted By Woodsrat
Cheap CT forks!!!

One of the bummers about an old CT is that the forks are usually rusty as hell under the rubber boots and headlight ears. A vendor on eBay is selling internal spring replacements for $73.59 (plus...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-25-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,221
Posted By Woodsrat
We're not sure what might turn out for this ride....

We're not sure what might turn out for this ride. A lot of guys/gals around here ride 200-250cc equipment although there's been an interest in CT-90's among the loonies who hang out on the "Indiana...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 166,484
Posted By Woodsrat
The crazy thing is cherry CT-110's have changed...

The crazy thing is cherry CT-110's have changed hands for over three grand...:eek1
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 166,484
Posted By Woodsrat
One sold here complete and original (maybe a...

One sold here complete and original (maybe a one-owner?) that was used on a farm for $375. One of my riding buddies got it and is in the process of bringing it back to life. It was a Craigslist...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 166,484
Posted By Woodsrat
There ya go. An excellent example of what you...

There ya go. An excellent example of what you can do with the stuff you can find for pocket change.

There are lots of old Hondas out there as well as Chinese bikes that can be used for parts for...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 166,484
Posted By Woodsrat
Roll your own. The early CT-200 Trail 90's...

Roll your own. The early CT-200 Trail 90's frames will accept Honda 50/70 motors which means any of the current Chinese clone motors will go into them as well. Later OHC frames will accept these...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,221
Posted By Woodsrat
I had the mod move this thread....

...to a forum that had more likelihood to attract riders to this event. Anyone here who can join us is more than welcome to do so.

More information and a downloadable route will be coming. Stay...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 238,100
Posted By Woodsrat
Just to throw a wrench in our enthusiasm for this...

Just to throw a wrench in our enthusiasm for this bike consider the fact that in stock form it's probably going to be a slug, requiring a shitload of aftermarket stuff to make it exciting to ride....
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,039
Posted By Woodsrat
Mine are all semi-auto bikes. A manual clutch...

Mine are all semi-auto bikes. A manual clutch motor is cheaper to buy on eBay although you can go crazy and buy one of the KLX/Honda clone 160cc hybrids that can be built up over 180cc. That would...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-07-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,039
Posted By Woodsrat
The 88cc kit keeps the bike original looking and...

The 88cc kit keeps the bike original looking and retains whatever electrical system that came on it (6 or 12v.).

My '80 "Frankenport" was originally purchased off of eBay for .99 without a front...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,221
Posted By Woodsrat
After scanning maps and consulting my memory of...

After scanning maps and consulting my memory of the area figure this ride will be around a hundred miles, give or take.

I'm not sure I'll have my CRF-70 powered '64 CT200 "Trail 90" Frankenbike...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,039
Posted By Woodsrat
It's weird how bikes Honda couldn't sell when...

It's weird how bikes Honda couldn't sell when they were available now have people looking in sheds for 'em.

They are great bikes, though and I really enjoy riding my Lifan 125 powered unit.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 27,657
Posted By Woodsrat
http://www.pitsterpro.com/bike/overview/id/45 ...

http://www.pitsterpro.com/bike/overview/id/45

Available in the U. S. from Pitster Pro for $1849. Pretty sweet.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 238,100
Posted By Woodsrat
Send American Honda a personal check with a down...

Send American Honda a personal check with a down payment on one. They'll send it back but hopefully they'll get the idea. Maybe if we all did this...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,221
Posted By Woodsrat
My dyslexia strikes again. Thanks for pointing...

My dyslexia strikes again. Thanks for pointing that out.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,688
Posted By Woodsrat
My experience with the Jialing (Pitster Pro) and...

My experience with the Jialing (Pitster Pro) and the two Lifan semi-auto 125's I have in my bikes has been extremely positive. The Pitster Pro motors that were 1N234 were extremely difficult to find...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-25-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,221
Posted By Woodsrat
Tiddler's Madness May 5, 2013

Several of us on the Indiana Ride Thread on the Central forum have expressed interest/fascination/devotion to small motorcycles. The majority have some sort of Honda step-through they've brought back...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-24-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,674
Posted By Woodsrat
It's just metal. I've seen sheet metal for the...

It's just metal. I've seen sheet metal for the C-70 chassis listed on eBay--wonder how close it is to the 90? (Probably not.)

If that puppy is titled I'd go visit a fabricator and let him fix...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 238,100
Posted By Woodsrat
Couldn't have said it better myself. I guess...

Couldn't have said it better myself. I guess this is why I enjoy my little Hondas as much or more than I do my "big bikes" which seem to sit idle a lot lately.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-17-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By Woodsrat
Consider a brand-new Lifan replacement engine. ...

Consider a brand-new Lifan replacement engine. They're available in either an OHC or an OHV version with pushrod operated valves. If the 200 motor won't fit or you can't find a good one this would...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-14-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By Woodsrat
:wave

:wave
Forum: Battle scooters 01-13-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,303
Posted By Woodsrat
My old Helix was similar. Accessing the vernier...

My old Helix was similar. Accessing the vernier adjusters was easy but removing the bodywork to turn the motor over and see the TDC marks was a pain in the arse.

Many scoots ain't very user...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-12-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,725
Posted By Woodsrat
They have plenty of brakes for the speed it would...

They have plenty of brakes for the speed it would be capable of. My Lifan'ed Passport tops out at 60 but it spends the majority of it's time at 35-45 MPH and the brakes are more than adequate for...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-12-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 238,100
Posted By Woodsrat
autoevolution.com says the critter will be...

autoevolution.com says the critter will be available worldwide--but probably not in the U. S. Is our governmental regulations too costly for them to bring them in? Is is the exchange rate? Or is...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 238,100
Posted By Woodsrat
So what price would it take to make you get the...

So what price would it take to make you get the checkbook out?
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,725
Posted By Woodsrat
For reference the motor kit I've been buying is...

For reference the motor kit I've been buying is eBay item #140899198428. If you decide to go this route PM me for the minor mechanical changes and info on a simplified 12v. electrical system.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-10-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,725
Posted By Woodsrat
Here's an idea. Yank the stock fiddy motor, put...

Here's an idea. Yank the stock fiddy motor, put it on a shelf and install a Lifan semi-auto 125 (complete kit w/electrics $299 delivered on eBay). It might require minor grinding on the edges of...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-10-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,725
Posted By Woodsrat
Worth every penny. Buy it.

Worth every penny. Buy it.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-10-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 13,209
Posted By Woodsrat
Got a reply from one Rebecca Bade with the HNF...

Got a reply from one Rebecca Bade with the HNF who said regarding trying to reserve Hardin Ridge that "no reservations necessary. There are ample sites available that time of year."

If a large...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 238,100
Posted By Woodsrat
MSX-125 + thousands of dollars in Takegawa...

MSX-125 + thousands of dollars in Takegawa parts=one lost driver's license. It would be worth every penny.
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