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Old 01-03-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Honda ct90's

I really ought not to ask. I have no time for more projects,
but this fellow finally emailed me a pic of these 2 1968 honda trails he's sitting on.
Wants $800 for the pair, but they've been for sale for awhile. So think lower.

"Been in storage for 30 years"

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What's to know about these gals?
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
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300 dollars for the pair.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:14 PM   #3
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The market for those things is very volatile. In summer you can get $1500 to even $3K for a prerfect one but in winter, you can pickup a decent tone in good running condition for $800. Of course thats here in Nor Cal, where everything is overpriced.

If those bikes are complete, not too rusty and they turn over $800 is not out of the question but this being Winter, how about $600?

They're kool little bikes and I really want one!

PS: Once gas hits $5 per gal, those litle bikes are going t be worth $3K! Count on it!
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:59 AM   #4
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Fun bikes and the yellow ones are definitely faster than the red ones - I think $600 for the pair sounds about right but I'd offer $500.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:30 AM   #5
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They cannot be beat as a knock-around errand runner. They'll do 45-50mph in a good state of tune on level ground, so they aren't highway capable by any means, but for around town they're great. Get them out in the woods and they can be a serious hoot. If you can get them running as-is then $800 for the pair (assuming titles) isn't out of this world, but it isn't great either. If they're gonna need a bunch of parts then forget it. Brand new bolt-on china motors can be had for about $200.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:30 AM   #6
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$600 for the pair, if you are short I might even chip in with you.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:06 PM   #7
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Just over a year ago I picked up a pair (68 &69) for $750. Both had clear titles and were on non-op, which means all I had to do was transfer the title and pay current registration to get tags. Both were supposedly in running condition but when I went to pick them up the petcock on one leacked so badly we couldn't turn it on long enough to start it.

My bikes had always been garaged so they were in pretty good shape. Even so I ended up spending $200 each on parts just to get them road worthy.(tubes,tires, batteries, carb kits, light bulbs, fuel line, fuel filters etc..)

dratv.com is a good source for parts.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:08 PM   #8
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think both will fit in a minivan with the seats down ?
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:34 PM   #9
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think both will fit in a minivan with the seats down ?
Both and 2 more.

Back in my whitewater days we used them for vehicle shuttling. Stop at the takeout and throw a trail 90 and a cooler of beer in the bushes where nobody would find them and then drive upriver. At the end of the day we drew straws for who had to ride the trail 90 back upriver to get the van while the rest of us enjoyed cold ones. Great for vehicle shuttling those trail 90s.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:35 PM   #10
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well they're mine, or ours. I split them with my brother in law.
weren't sure what we were getting into, but checking out these gals
sounded like a really decent Sunday.


One was nice, one not so.
We poked around and shot the shit.
Anyway, 20 minutes later and we paid $300 for the pair.






This here's a pic of the nicer one
sitting since '73, complete and sweet.
I bet I would of had her running if we had a 6v battery.


The other is more worse for wear.
Much rust, but nothing life threatening.
It's seized up alright.
That one is on the back burner for now I guess.

I'm a bit confused, been reading about how you can convert a ct90 from an auto to a manual clutch,
but this thing has a clutch lever - and a shifter What's going on?
This is pretty ridiculous, can't believe I can't find a definitive answer on my own.
Somebody please tell me what I have going on.



The rims are pretty shot, but at least tires look cheap.
Fuck, can't wait to get these gals a'going.
much more to come.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:51 PM   #11
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I've got a pair of the 1970 models...they come with the rear brake where you would expect the clutch to be. And a rear foot brake too. They are just auto clutch, not fully automatic. One up, three down on mine.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:15 AM   #12
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You can convert it to a manual clutch really easily. You'll just need to find the right side cover with clutch arm and the clutch basket out of a honda super 90. Either that or you can buy brand new chinese parts from any of the mini bike parts sites. Same engine in the CT90, CT70, S90, Super cub, Passport, and 1000 other models still sold new in other parts of the world, I converted a SS50 with the same basic engine from auto to manual when I was living in Vietnam. Super easy.

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Old 01-09-2012, 07:30 AM   #13
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pattern was all up or down with neutral at the end. I think down for 1, down for 2, etc. etc.

Neutral was NOT between 1st and 2nd. If it was, you have problems.

I have one complete CT that was my grandpas, 1 motor, and 1 complete parts bike. But parts are still very available. See Dratv site.

And shop manuals are available free on the net. just google.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:40 AM   #14
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I've seen both shift patterns on these. There's the 1-N-2-3-4 up and also the N-1-2-3-4 down. I'll add that you can shift down again from 4 to N and continue shifting down through the whole range. This can be a little dangerous if you try to shift into a 5th gear that isn't there, get neutral instead and then click it down again thinking you missed a shift. You'll shift straight from 4th to 1st. If for whatever reason you NEED a clutch due to a shifting problem like this, just hold the gear shift lever either up or down. That disengages the clutch.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:44 AM   #15
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Mine is a 67 I am pretty sure.Has the Hi/Low gearbox. The earlier ones had two sprockets at the rear wheel so you'd have to switch the chain over for either the Hi or Lo gearing. Can't tell you the shift pattern, everything is frozen solid.

Had a lot of fun in Asia with similar bikes, cheaper to rent and would still go almost everywhere the larger 125/250s would go.

Just a lawn ornament..... for now.

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