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Old 12-27-2008, 11:20 AM   #61
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My father had a CT110 which we used on our deer lease.

Several years ago, Dad gave the CT to his grandson (my nephew) who never really showed any interest in it.

The CT has been garaged, never wrecked, and has less than 500 miles.

I am going to retrieve the CT and get it running.

Besides a new battery, fuel, oil and tires (and a good cleaning) I don't anticipate many additional needs.

I intend to use the CT as an around town "errand runner".

What is the best source of parts/accessories? I like the front rack on the AU "postie bikes".

GOT IT!!!!!!

A 1982 with 952 miles!!!!!

All stock excpt the mirrors and one of the fork reflectors are missing.

It was run about 6 months ago. I will drain gas/change oil/change plug/get new battery/new air filter before I attempt to start.

The tires appear to be ok but they leak and I am sure they should be replaced ---- any recomendations????

They look ok but I'm thinking the rubber gas lines need to probably be replaced too.

Finally I'll probably change the fork oil, get a front rack and some replacement rear shocks.

I'm looking forward to this little project.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:24 AM   #62
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The tires appear to be ok but they leak and I am sure they should be replaced ---- any recomendations????
Either Michelin Gazelles or Australian postie tires, from the Doctor

http://www.dratv.com
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:03 PM   #63
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Either Michelin Gazelles or Australian postie tires, from the Doctor

http://www.dratv.com
Check availability for the Postie tires, sometimes the good Doctor is out.

Another source is the Cheng Shin trials in 17"x 3.00-3.25 from BikeBandit. The Michelin Gazelles are better CM70 sizes, I don't think that 2.75" widths are quite wide enough.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:06 PM   #64
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Thanks for the tire recommendations.

I can see dratv is going to be one of my favorite sites!!!
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:05 PM   #65
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Either Michelin Gazelles or Australian postie tires, from the Doctor

http://www.dratv.com
Just got my set of Gazelles from the good Dr. (2.50" front and 3.00" rear) and they're great!
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:34 AM   #66
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I can see dratv is going to be one of my favorite sites!!!
Nice parts source. I have a low mileage '81 110 that has been consigned to a dark corner of the garage for far too long and a CT90 parts bike I picked up from a nieghbor for $50.
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:34 AM   #67
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Hi, just found this thread! Here's some movies I have shot over the past couple of Hardcore Postie rides. You guys might wanna check 'em out. CT110's getting thrashed across the Australian outback.




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Old 01-09-2009, 08:04 AM   #68
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:57 PM   #69
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cheers photog

Hardcore Posties Tassie '08

50 CT110's around tasmania


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Old 01-09-2009, 10:47 PM   #70
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Are those Clarke XR-650L tanks?
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:26 PM   #71
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Are those Clarke XR-650L tanks?

Yeah, what's the scoop with the Safari tanks?
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:28 AM   #72
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CT90 engines

Hey,
I was looking at my 1982 ATC 110 engine and wondering why it wouldn't fit in a CT 90 or 110.

It doesn't come with a kick start lever... just the pull rope, but would that be a problem?

This is just a thought for another engine source, as there are lots of old ATC bikes out there.

I've had several CT 90 and ST 90 over the years.

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Old 02-17-2009, 05:21 AM   #73
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Hey,
I was looking at my 1982 ATC 110 engine and wondering why it wouldn't fit in a CT 90 or 110.

It doesn't come with a kick start lever... just the pull rope, but would that be a problem?

This is just a thought for another engine source, as there are lots of old ATC bikes out there.

I've had several CT 90 and ST 90 over the years.

Dave
Farqh mate, there are more than enough bloody postie bikes in Ozzie land to never need to worry about finding replacement parts. Just give someone downunder a call if you ever need parts and forget about bloody cannibalising ATCs.

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Old 02-18-2009, 12:09 PM   #74
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I bought a brand new 1976 CT 90 and rode it for 4 years before selling it, and it was still in perfect condition after about 10,000 miles.

It was terrific on tight twisty trails, got nearly 100mpg, and was totally reliable and trouble-free. Top speed was a little over 50mph and it would cruise comfortably at 40-45 all day long.

The drawbacks were poor suspension and a short wheelbase that made the road handling overly responsive at speed. I would highly recommend them for around town and on slow, tight trails, but don't try to keep up with more serious road or dirt bikes in their elements.
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:05 PM   #75
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I just got home from a month in Australia and went to Tassie for a few days too. My BIL's mate has a 99 postie for sale and I was pondering buying it for our eventual return for good to Australia.

I picked up a few mags on the way out of Melbourne airport about trail riding and two different rides mentioned the pub in the paddock that we passed by on our way to the St. Colomba falls.

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