Somehow, I'm not too sure exactly, this C70 ended up in my driveway last night. It might have been my fault. I might have gone and looked at it....... Thought it would be a good idea..........and loaded it into my truck and brought it home. It might have happened that way. I'm not too sure, cause it sure looks rough today!
I'm missing many of the parts out of the down draft carb (its a 1971), the kick starter, the gearshift lever, the throttle, the points cover, drive chain, and nearly every fastener out of the engine cases! I'm also missing the headlight.
But, the seat is shiny, and the speedo sure looks nice.
I've wanted/needed a small bike for running errands, and to ride to the girlfriends and not freak out about my truck sitting outside full of tools, or my" big" bike leaking oil all over the place. I've been watching locally here, and it seems that anything that runs, is worth about $1000. I did see one CT90 for $850, but that's still more than my budget (which is as little as possible).
After looking at what I've got in the daylight, I'm thinking I might be ahead of the game, to just buy a 70cc Lifan engine for the beast and be done with it. I could pull the switcheroo to 12v then too, as I have no battery, and no light bulbs right now anyway.
I'm not sure if the regular headlight sold for the passports fits on the c70, I guess I'll have to send an email over to dratv.
Should I consider shoving a bigger engine in the bike, instead of another 70cc? Is it worth it to jump up to the 110cc? I suppose that would let me move up a tooth or more on the front sprocket and let me go faster, which is always a plus! I am such a cheapskate though...
Anyway, without further ado, here is the sweet monster:
Look at how nice that seat is.
And of course, no c70 or the like comes with out this, the obligatory milk crate holding various parts.