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Old 04-25-2013, 05:05 PM   #91
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I've read several "little tiny bike" ride reports and they have all been real interesting. I'm sure this one will be too. I'll be following along.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:54 PM   #92
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. The CT90 will get close to 90 mpg, so you could jet them pretty rich in order to handle the higher elevations
Air is thinner at high elevations so SMALLER jets are needed to keep the same air/fuel ratio. Carry spare spark plugs just in case you foul a few up high.
I've got a trail 90. I hope your seats are better than stock. Sounds like a fun trip even if you don't make it all the way.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:18 PM   #93
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Someone once said: adventure starts when things go wrong. Well, you are starting on the wrong end of the trail, with the wrong bikes, with the wrong engine and parts, and quite a cast of characters. F$%king awesome, your ride is adventure from day zero. I will be following and wishing for your success, in whatever form it takes.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:16 PM   #94
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I am soo jealous, I am rebuilding a 1972 CT 90. I just came in from priming the fender and some small parts and see this....daamn what fun. You guys have the bikes I am building and a trip to boot yea!!! I have some parts in SE Idaho if ya need something pm me I'll see if I have it and if it works.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:36 PM   #95
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This is the prototype bike. Rolled it in after working till 830 tonight. Pulled the front end and prepped for the new suspension.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:37 PM   #96
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Cutting the CT90 top bearing cap smaller to use on the XL125 stem. Called it a night after this.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #97
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:59 PM   #98
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Are you guys out of Sacramento?
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:39 PM   #99
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:48 PM   #100
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Laugh

IN! I have CT-70's or I would join you guys
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:17 AM   #101
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I tried to buy xl125 trees and forks off fleebay and twice was sent sl125 front ends the problem is the sl125s are 3 inches shorter it seems the sellers aren't very knowlegable and just guess. so your out time shipping etc. anyone else had the same experience?
I'll check my local bike scrap yard & see if they have any. I know they have a few CT-90's, but worn't sell the frames without grinding off the SN's.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:24 AM   #102
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Jetting

[QUOTE=arkansawyer;21269306]Air is thinner at high elevations so SMALLER jets are needed to keep the same air/fuel ratio.

Of course....that was dumb thinking on my part, but thanks for the clarification. I guess if you don't rejet smaller to keep A/F the same, you would run the risk of fouling a plug. I never carry a spare plug, but sounds like a good idea.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:00 AM   #103
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The box on the passenger seat is actually a penis pump that was found in the van after we purchased it. I have no idea why it was in there nor do I have any idea why we havent thrown it out yet. Cant make that up.
Obviously the PO of the van knew about yer, um, problem.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:02 AM   #104
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I'm in. Looks like a fun trip. If you need another pair of XL500 shocks, I have a set somewhere, packed up in a box in the garage. I'm in the middle of moving but if you need another set let me know and I can probably find them.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:05 PM   #105
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PARTS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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