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Old 06-15-2014, 09:40 AM   #1
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Thinking of Trading DR350 For CT90/110-Model Advice?

I am thinking of trading my DR350 for a CT90 or CT110. I've liked the CT's and always wanted one. I figure it would be a good squirrel hunting rig and just fun to ride around on. I have a KLR650 for other rides.

I know some have hi/lo transmissions and I like the idea of that. I am curious if there is a "best year" or model to look for? It seems parts are somewhat plentiful from the Ebay's and China?


(anyone wanna trade? )

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Old 06-15-2014, 01:27 PM   #2
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I'd listen to an offer. Shoot me a PM.

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Old 06-15-2014, 09:13 PM   #3
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I am thinking of trading my DR350 for a CT90 or CT110. I've liked the CT's and always wanted one. I figure it would be a good squirrel hunting rig and just fun to ride around on. I have a KLR650 for other rides.

I know some have hi/lo transmissions and I like the idea of that. I am curious if there is a "best year" or model to look for? It seems parts are somewhat plentiful from the Ebay's and China?



(anyone wanna trade? )

DAVE
Hey Dave, you really need to do some research on the CT110's they were only produced for a couple of years with points... which I have, the others with CDI. I went in with the idea ...Oh I really want a Trail bike...Read my Thread on The Honda 125 Aero Thread you will learn a lot about the CT110, I have done almost everything to mine including re-wiring the harness, new coil issues with no spark, battery ideas.etc...

They are a really rough ride, Honda get up and go...Lets put it this way I would never, ever sell her.

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Old 06-15-2014, 10:15 PM   #4
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Thanks! I will for sure read your posts!

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Old 06-16-2014, 06:51 AM   #5
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CTs absolutely rule cheap on gas cheap insurance snorkel exhaust and air intake folding bars with optional gun racks.Ive owned a few from 1978 models to the 1981 best ones are the CT110 they have a little more power if you can call it that. Honda trails are pretty tough the main thing that can go with serious abuse is the second gear they have an easy adjustable clutch and most have the high and low transmission which is wicked for hunting and technical trails.you can't go wrong with a CT When I think of all the amazing rides I've owned Transalp,BMW HP2, Scrambler Vstroms blah blah all the others the trail 90 and 110 brought serious joy and low buck super fun to me even better when your friends get them too and you go on missions. Buy two or three as many as you can.
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:54 AM   #6
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Thanks! Thats what I was thinking! It would just be a fun little bike to bust around on.

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Old 06-16-2014, 08:59 AM   #7
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Since I own a 1965 CT200 (early trail 90), I'm biased towards the cool looking retro models. I'm in the hunt for a second, most likely a 1967+ with the overhead cam motor and hi/lo tranny.

Go here to learn all about the various years/models:
http://www.hondatrail90.hondagl.com/category/honda_90_honda_110_history/

Then go here to see the ADVrider of Trail 90's, prepare to lose about a week browsing all the intel:

http://hondatrailcts.yuku.com/directory

It's an addiction... I just bought a complete 1965 CT200 motor on fleabay for $150 even though mine runs fine... I just figure you can't have enough spares when 50 yr old stuff is getting rare and pricey.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:27 PM   #8
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I've got two CT-90's just sitting.'Lets make a deal.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:32 PM   #9
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I've got two CT-90's just sitting.'Lets make a deal.
Where ya at?
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:43 PM   #10
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A long ways from you. I'm on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. course it would give you a chance to visit New Orleans (45 miles) and hit some casinos and have some really good seafood.
Actually I don't want to trade. I really want to sell. I've got a '77 and a '78.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:50 PM   #11
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Awww ride one out and ride the DR back....you can check out the NorWet
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:55 PM   #12
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Awww ride one out and ride the DR back....you can check out the NorWet
Thanks for the offer, but no.
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:29 PM   #13
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Very interesting little beasties, is the Sym Symba the modern equivalent? Underboning and his Wife went on an epic World Tour atop Sym's and lived to tell the tale.
Heading off to Craigs to see what is for sale.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:43 PM   #14
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Scale up or down?

Hey Deeve,

One thing you have to remember is that the CT's are pretty small.
I'm 5'4 and weigh 130. And she fits me perfectly.

Sometimes I force my boyfriend to ride my Trail into town so I can ride my Aero scooter then on the way home I switch with him and ride the Trail home.
My boyfriend is 5'11 and he weighs 175, the Trail is a bit dinky for him he really prefers his Honda XL250R but it has a oil leak in the head that he needs to fix.

Another thing is parts are really more readily for the CT90's take a look at Beatrice Parts on line.

My CT110 was only in production for 2 years 81 & 82 since she has points.

My Honda Aero Thread is pretty vast and kooky at times I start with Aero and then on to Trail, I did a lot more work on restoring Trail and everything is documented with follow up. So you can see what works and what doesn't. It has been a rough road at times, but I sure learned a lot!

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Old 06-16-2014, 07:41 PM   #15
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Hey Deeve,

One thing you have to remember is that the CT's are pretty small.
I'm 5'4 and weigh 130. And she fits me perfectly.

Sometimes I force my boyfriend to ride my Trail into town so I can ride my Aero scooter then on the way home I switch with him and ride the Trail home.
My boyfriend is 5'11 and he weighs 175, the Trail is a bit dinky for him he really prefers his Honda XL250R but it has a oil leak in the head that he needs to fix.


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I would probably be quite a sight at 6'3" and 245lbs. I think it would still be a hoot to ride around and when we go camping the kids could tool around as well. Thanks for the tips everybody. I have a lot of reading to do!
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