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Old 10-20-2005, 06:50 PM   #1
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Vintage Adventure Bike xtra fuel/carrying rack...

What is not to love about this?
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Old 10-20-2005, 06:53 PM   #2
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First bike I learned to ride on at age 10 was a 1970 trail 90, a yellow one :)
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Old 10-20-2005, 06:56 PM   #3
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Nice Bike!
Got my eye on This One.........


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Old 10-20-2005, 09:40 PM   #4
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wow you had the big bore, I started on a 65' honda 55, in 69


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First bike I learned to ride on at age 10 was a 1970 trail 90, a yellow one :)
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:48 PM   #5
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I grew up with a CT90 in the garage (too tall for me to ride, and to be honest I never remember anyone ever riding it), but my first bike was a Honda CB 175.
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Old 10-26-2005, 02:31 AM   #6
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These things are totally kewl. I didn't know they existed before you guys pointed them out. Now I've got the fever.
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Old 10-26-2005, 01:20 PM   #7
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Love them all. We've had about 5-6 90's and 4-5 110's in our family over the years. Dual range feature was great. My favorite was a late 60's 90 with the front leading link suspension. It is the best handling of all the bikes and you would toe down for 1,2,3,4 and use your heel to downshift. (They later changed this to toe-up to upshift and toe down to downshift with the heel thing poorly shaped to do anything) It would seize occasionally on hot days when abused, but after 20 minutes of rest it would always start and charge on with it's apponted tasks. My brother-n law attempted to rebuild it and ended up with boxes of parts that were eventually given away and assembled by an idiot-savant (he reminded me of Rainman) who put another 10,000 miles on it. Last seen on a beach in Baja. The 110s (actually 105cc) have more power but we are talking about maybe 1.5 hp difference. Still sold in Australia, brand spanking new. Rich (They are called "Posties" there because they apparently were/are used to deliver mail.)
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Old 10-26-2005, 01:40 PM   #8
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I'm all over that one! Here is my '79 Trail 90 with 540 original miles "just foolin' around":

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Old 10-26-2005, 09:57 PM   #9
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Yep -- what a blast from the past. That's what I learned on :-)

My dad bought 4 old CT110 postal bikes at auction, and we built 3 working bikes out of that. Box-trailer behind the landcruiser and we'd head off to Fraser Island for a few weeks. Drop the pressure on the tires, and you can tear around the sand for days.

These days, access is heavily restricted on Fraser Island.

Very forgiving bikes to a ten year old kid :-)

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Old 10-27-2005, 02:33 PM   #10
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Strange question which I'll tack onto this thread, since it is related a bit. Its going to be a bit rambling due to conflicted desires fighting over my thoughts. I've wanted a CT90 or 110 for a while now and found a real good deal on one that is actually running and licesnsed for street use in Cali. I'm currently taking a motorcycle repair class and was thinking of buying one to restore/tear down at class. Thought it would be fun to tear everything apart and rebuild it back up over the next year. I get to learn how motors and stuff work, and end up with a nice collectible at the end.

Only problem is I don't own a truck to take it back and forth to class in and its not safe to leave it at school.

So I decided to look at Z50A's instead, figuring it is small enough that I can throw it in the car (But they're almost as expensive as a CT!). I then ran acroos the CT70, which has the CT90 style looks that I like (sorta) and is smaller than a CT90. But its damn near 6' long, so I think its not going to fit in the backseat or trunk of my car. But have never tried I'm not sure.

Money is limited.

So what do you guys think? Stick with the Z50A? Can I buy a rack for my car that can hold a CT70? What about a 90 or 110? Is the whole idea I've got in my head stupid?

Let me know.
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Old 10-27-2005, 04:03 PM   #11
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If you can put a receiver hitch on your car, you're covered. There are any number of "moto tote" type devices available for you, and given the type bike you're thinking about (CT-70/90/110) it'll come in handy for you later on if you want to cage it to a destination then run the bike up into the mountains for some camping.



Do a search using "moto tote" and you'll get the branded version as well as copies.
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:04 AM   #12
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Damn! I sold a CT90 last year for $650. Saw a REALLY nice one at Barber's last weekend for $1200. Now this...
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:41 AM   #13
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Damn! I sold a CT90 last year for $650. Saw a REALLY nice one at Barber's last weekend for $1200. Now this...
The older I get the more I lust after the smaller bikes.

Got a Suzuki GS500 that's so damn honest in its simplicity. And effortless to fling around.

I'm lusting after a pair of TW200's for camping.

Iffn I found a nice CL360--my first and probably only REAL adventure bike in terms of the nutty stuff I did with it--I'd buy it.

And I'm always gonna drool over the CT-110. That there is one fine bike.

The Triumph Scrambler is causing mass droolage in the house from both parties, which is a good sign. Okay, so it's a big bike, relatively speaking, but it ain't no KTM and it's more akin to my CL. Same deal.



I think it's a cyclical thing--you end up wanting to get back to the first rides where you just strapped a bedroll on the back and went. No HTW bags, no touratech, no GPS, no credit card, no 100+hp. Can a beans, some jerky, dad's old stove.

I don't have time for the 2-week epics right now. So I can do a 2-day epic on a smaller bike and feel just as beat-up...and prouder that the damn little critter made it.

There's always room at the campfire for the small bikes.
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Old 11-03-2005, 10:44 PM   #14
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What is not to love about this?
Now that just brought back a flood of fun memories. Used to live in northeast Ohio when I was a young'n. Our neighbor had one of those, I always thought it was stupid at the time. I had one of these:

http://www.jimtrader.com/page17.html

We picked it up at a Indian Motorcycle shop/HD dealer. Put a lot of miles on that little bike.

Now why was I in the scooter section, and what does a Tora have to do with scooters?

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Old 11-04-2005, 04:54 AM   #15
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I'm familiar with those bikes.

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