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Old 04-04-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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My 1968 CT90 resto... from Tijuana, MX.

Ever since i got a Honda Express II moped, i turned my eyes into scooters: fun to ride, cheap to get and easy to ride amongst TJ traffic.
Last year i got this CT90 in great working condition... not much needed really but, what fun is there in that?
Did my research, findings and such and now it's time to start the buildup.





9K miles... ouch!


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Old 04-04-2013, 12:37 PM   #2
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More pics...

New battery... and the spaghetti cave


More wiring... not my thang.
Anybody know what the PO installed at the fork's crossbar? some kind of bracket/holdster or something, seems to belong there but i have'nt seen any other CT90 with it.


I've been srapping off the paint with some chemical designed to peel your skin and intoxicate you... I'm sick, I'll take it to the sandblasters instead!


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Old 04-04-2013, 12:40 PM   #3
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Another look at the fork's funky bracket.
The forks has 3 different paint coatings: original red, white, and yellow on top.


Engine does more snap,crackle and pop than i liked... probably a timing chain thing, I'll get in there later on.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:15 PM   #4
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New stuff...

Is'nt this a great feeling? new stuff for your project.



I got fed up with the paint remover so, sent everything to the blasters... this is what i got:




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Old 04-09-2013, 09:18 PM   #5
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Paint booth... sorta

I improvised a painting booth on my gig room... I'd love to call it a recording studio, but it ain't.

Plenty of illumination and ventilation.


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Old 04-10-2013, 02:10 PM   #6
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Nice project.... waiting to see it finished!
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:14 PM   #7
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Might consider replacing the rectifier with the Radio Shack one. Much better, brighter lites, less battery drain and less than $5. These things need all the electrical help they can get.
Heres a link with all the info and more
http://hondatrailcts.yuku.com/topic/...tifier-Upgrade
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:44 AM   #8
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Lookin good man!
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:13 AM   #9
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hey amigo!! when you finish let's do a ride!! tj-ens is not that far!

Keep it up!!!

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Old 04-11-2013, 11:16 AM   #10
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Great project. That last color was Mars Orange I think...an OEM color....and since I have a '72...it's faster than all the rest!!!

Along with the rectifier upgrade...suggest you change out the fuel filter shown in opening photos. Those two fuel lines come from the regular and reserve tubes. So you need to install one in each fuel line. There are some that are much smaller than the one shown and they fit very well. Absent an effective filter...your just wasting time trying to keep the carb jets clean.

Watching with great interest! Keep it coming!
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:13 PM   #11
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Might consider replacing the rectifier with the Radio Shack one.
Heres a link with all the info and more
http://hondatrailcts.yuku.com/topic/...tifier-Upgrade
Nice tip, i guess I'll do it but... do they always have them stock? there's two radio shacks nearby, I'll try them out.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:15 PM   #12
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hey amigo!! when you finish let's do a ride!! tj-ens is not that far!
IN SPANISH- ya dijo amigo, si es en la KLR yo saco mi beemer... si es en la Beat, pues ya que este lista mi Hondita.

TRANSLATION- Right on buddy!
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:19 AM   #13
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Painting has begun!

For this parts i used Krylon flat-black rust off spray paint... or something like that, can't remember the exact name, here's the result:


For everything else, thing guy barely did the job... i guess it's as old as the bike itself:


Got everything taped and hanged:




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Old 04-16-2013, 11:25 AM   #14
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Building it up!

I went G.I.JOE on this little bike (more like, cheap plastic soldier) so allen bolts will look cool/tough:




New shock front and rear... old wiring, shaky camera hands:




Also did the Radio Shack rectifier upgrade (thanks for that tip):
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:30 AM   #15
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I highly recommend the radioshack rectifier upgrade. The rectifier costs about $2 and offers much better charging than the stock unit.
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