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Old 06-14-2013, 10:59 AM   #1
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Thumb Hondo's 1982 Honda CT110 Rebuild Thread

I just picked up a somewhat neglected 1982 Honda Trail 110 (CT110) from a neighbor for $300.

It ran but has been sitting outside in the elements for some years now. Total miles, 2,128.4-



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It will need -

A new ignition switch-



A right mirror mount & mirror-



Seat covers (passenger seat not shown)-



and this laundry list of replacements & maintenance items-

- new battery
- oil flush & change
- inspect & rebuild brakes if necessary
- soak, lube & replace drive chain (if necessary)
- get new helmet lock or key the old one
- clean & rebuild the carb (or replace)
- replace the air filter element
- clean everything
- possible paint the bike & replace all decals
- inspect & lube the swingarm bearings
- replace the fork seals & fork oil

This will be a slower build than the KLX450R, so standby for updates!
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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Nice bike for a restore/rebuild
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:11 PM   #3
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Thats a tidy looking CT, I picked up a $20 CT90 a month ago but it has been a farm hack so is in nowhere near the condition yours is in, but with some fresh fuel and an oil change it's running perfectly!
It's now in a few hundred pieces getting repainted and all the seals etc being refreshed, total budget is $200 to get it back to being "road legal"..... as long as the police don't take a close look!
They are a fun little bike, mine is being assigned to be the beach bike for getting groceries and going fishing at our beach house.
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:53 PM   #4
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what a cool find!

dad had one that he logged nearly 30,000 miles on

& he never got much more than 30 miles from the house/RV

have fun w/ your quest

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Old 05-05-2014, 10:43 AM   #5
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As I'm taking the kids on a 10 day RV trip in my ADV Jamboree in a few weeks, and I want to take the CT110 along for the trip, I ordered these parts today-

- new carb
- fork seals
- main seat cover
- buddy seat
- air filter
- ignition switch
- front brake pads
- right switch control
- one mirror

With the buddy seat I ought to be able to get both kids on the 110 if we need to run into town.....
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:39 PM   #6
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Nice find and a great deal. I bought this vintage 1965 ct200 back in Feb. and just finished a moderate restoration. Starts first kick and is a blast to cruise around town. It's amazing, everyone had or knew someone that had a CT! I grew up with a 67, so this old girl is helping me relive my youth and tune up the wrenching skills. This site is your go to for anything CT related:

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Old 05-13-2014, 08:11 AM   #7
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I have got a lot of work done since receiving the parts that I ordered.

The fork seals were needing to be replaced and I found one side really rusty-



After removing the rusty snap ring I cleaned up the fork tube, replaced the seal & the fork oil. I found the brake cable to be completely seized up so I ordered one from Beatrice Cycle .

Looking good now-



The front brake drum was also rusty from sitting outside, but it cleaned up well with a bit of sandpaper-



New pads & springs ( Beatrice Cycle ), ready for installation-



Just need to install the brake cable-

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Old 05-13-2014, 08:18 AM   #8
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I also installed a new carb, fuel lines & small, inline fuel filters. After replacing the oil, I got it running but have to tune it as I found that it won't hold it's idle.

Also found that the headlight, brake light and horn do not work. I suspect corroded connections as it was left outside in the weather by the previous owner.....
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:39 AM   #9
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I bought a seat cover for the main seat & a passenger seat on ebay.

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New OEM Honda ignition switch from Beatrice Cycle-



I also installed a new mirror from Beatrice Cycle and the lower half of the right control switch assy (mirror mount was broken) from ebay-

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Electric Troubleshooting-

I found both the sealed beam headlight and the tail/brake light bulb to be burned out.

Ordered the "off road" headlight from Beatrice Cycle that has a replaceable bulb and will be picking up the tail light bulb locally.

I put the foot pegs, the skid plate and the new front rack on-



The rack will allow me to add a basket or a place to strap anything-



Shot from the other side-



I also installed these rear pegs (ebay) onto the shock mount bolts-



I also flushed the engine oil with Seafoam and replaced it with Shell Rotella T 5W-40 synthetic.

After resetting the initial settings I was able to get the carb/engine tuned & it runs great!
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I just ordered a Garmin Montana gps mount for the handlebars- will be able to use my Montana 600 on it using the internal battery as it won't run/charge off of the 6 volt system.

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Very nice work! DrATV (Beatrice Cycle) is the place to go! They get all my spare $$$ too. Question, why the 2nd set of passenger pegs mounted on shock bolts vs. the OEM pegs forward???
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Very nice work! DrATV (Beatrice Cycle) is the place to go! They get all my spare $$$ too. Question, why the 2nd set of passenger pegs mounted on shock bolts vs. the OEM pegs forward???
At the end of the month I'm heading west (to Cali & up the coast) in my Rv with the CT110 on the back.

I plan on using the CT110 when the RV is parked & we need to ride into town. With the extra seat and foot pegs I can get both kids on the CT110 (behind me) for the short ride to town.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:23 AM   #15
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I forgot to add that I adjusted the valves yesterday- they were way out (loose).
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