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Old 04-12-2012, 11:18 AM   #16
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Sticky throttle

The cold weather near freezing was giving the throttle a very difficult twisting problem. I took the right hand controls off and cleaned and lubed the throttle. It was gumed up with old hard grease. This is not a difficult project but being new to this I took my time and got advice from the CT 90 site and local experience. When I was done the throttle worked very well and every thing about the shifting was feeling like silk with new oil and Lubing the controls. Every time a do some work on this bike I learn, it's a great education. Here's a pic from my morning ride.


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Old 04-12-2012, 01:36 PM   #17
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:47 PM   #18
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it started with craigslist an advertised honda trail 90 for $750. I went to look at and due to the failure to start we settled for $350.
What have i got here? Was on my mind a motorcycle or a boat anchor.with help from the men at ct90 site and a local shop we did this:
New battery, new fuse, new spark plug, new points and condenser,new rear tire and tube, new fuel line, new air filter.
Carburetor rebuild
valve adjustment
parts and service cost $350
total cost to date $700

it is now running very well


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Old 04-13-2012, 06:06 PM   #19
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Very nice Windburn!
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:00 PM   #20
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Outstanding in it's field

Truly the Honda Trail 90 is outstanding in it's field. Perhaps most unique would be the high and low range gear box allowing for mountain goat climbing ability along a trail no wider then a footpath, under a load. Four speeds in each high and low range making 8 speeds. Low weight for easy handling. Durability in the well know drive train and steel body construction. Economy in cost and operation, 80-100 MPG.

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Old 04-21-2012, 10:32 PM   #21
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Country living, the Trail 90 hit 4200 miles in 41 years along Jackson road

I take it out in the mornings for a warmup run climbing to the highest point in our county, hardly a bump to most people. Shifting is smooth, throttle is smooth and responsive, a third and second gear climb on country tar.

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Old 04-25-2012, 06:04 AM   #22
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Have some CT-90 parts for sale here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784960
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:31 PM   #23
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Trail 90 temptation

I don't know, Windburn - I'm kinda tempted...
http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/mcy/2979233854.html
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:49 PM   #24
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That's a fine looking CT 90 , Honda Trail 90

I'm thinking the Mars orange color is an unusual and desirable color in the CT 90's. That is very low miles. If you got this we could have a Midwest Ralley. LOL

If I thought my wife would ride I would buy another but she has other interests, like the 17 grandchildren.

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Old 04-26-2012, 07:05 PM   #25
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The Taxes are paid so I can do a bit more on the trail 90

Yesterday I made an order with the good DRATV and this weeks project will be to add a rear left hand brake to go along with the right foot brake. When I'm moving down hill slowly in the Rockies the left and right hand brakes will allow me to keep my feet free. I'm looking to make a trip west in June / July. My daughter lives at the North end of the Great Salt Lake.

Today I took a 20 mile ride on the Trail 90 and it ran very well.

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Old 04-27-2012, 11:17 AM   #26
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Nice to see another CT90 come back to use.

I got our '74 CT90 in the same Mars Orange about 6 months ago...a few parts from DRATV (fantastic parts service!) and a visit to DMV (tags) and were good to go. I took it up to a national park and hit the mild trails and the interior park roads - what a blast!

I scored a VersaHaul receiver type MC carrier off of Craigslist so it is easy to haul it where we want to play. See photos:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...353699&page=14

Enjoy!
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:21 AM   #27
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Spark Arester

I understand that spark aresters are required on public lands what is it and where do I get one? I'm assumeing I don't have one already.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #28
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I understand that spark aresters are required on public lands what is it and where do I get one? I'm assumeing I don't have one already.
If you have the CT series OEM muffler with the tailpiece insert baffle...your good. You may also see markings/stampings indicating "Approved Spark Arrester" on the muffler body...which is what the nice folks with the funny hats with the badges want to see.
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:18 PM   #29
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Oh wow, this is inspiring.

When I was 17 (in 1984), I bought a 1971 Trail 90 from a friend for 70 bucks!

And I STILL HAVE IT!

It is quietly reposing in the shed, waiting on me to get off my arse and restore it. While I was in the Marines my Dad stored a sack of fertilizer on the rear rack and it rusted badly, so a few years ago I started collecting parts on eBay...

I found a nice rear rack, a front fender (I had installed an XR-80 high fender), a kick-starter (I had broken the original), quick-release handlebar clamps, a centerstand, and some other goodies.

I believe it's about time to get this [new] old project started.



This is going to be hilarious. I'm 6'6" (a full two meters) tall. Riding this tiny thing again... I'll look like a Spider-Monkey fucking a football.
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