Barn Find Jackpot

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Rabbot, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Rabbot

    Rabbot rain+superbike=adventure

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  2. quackPOT

    quackPOT Grand Master Fu

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    Nice! Makes me miss my 1970 CT90 in red :)
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  3. oldxr

    oldxr Long timer

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    For parts try ohiocycle.com or dratv.com.There should be a year sticker on the frame by the steering head.When I was a kid I delivered news papers on a ct90.
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  4. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    Check the Vin # against this and it should tell you what year it is.

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  5. SmokinDav

    SmokinDav KTM Flogger

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    I'm "inheriting" one of these from my dad to go along with the '73 CB350 that I inherited from my Grandpa.

    It's a 1974 with 1,274 miles and has been sitting in his garage for about 30-years since it last ran. In original, excellent condtion. The truck arrives with in the week of November 12.
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  6. Rabbot

    Rabbot rain+superbike=adventure

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    LOL Mine kicked over one kick on the gas is was put away with in 1970. It appears to be a late 1969.
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  7. Salsa

    Salsa Been here awhile

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  8. windburn

    windburn Long timer

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  9. Rabbot

    Rabbot rain+superbike=adventure

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    I've got one of those too. Don't leave home without this thing now.
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  10. ADW

    ADW 'tard bike restos

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    Pretty sure that's NOT a 1969. The 1969 had a one-year-only airbox that does not have the snorkel tube going up to the rear rack. Really hard to find one in good condition if you're into restoring CT90s and you run into a '69 with a missing airbox.

    Here is a picture of a true '69: [​IMG]
    Telescoping forks, plastic cover on frame downtube, rear rack, but NO snorkel tube from the airbox going up to the rack.

    It's also my understanding that titling year vs. VIN wasn't required in the US until 1974, so a dealer would title a bike in the year it was sold, not (necessarily) the year it was built. The VIN is your best indicator of build date.
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  11. Rabbot

    Rabbot rain+superbike=adventure

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    The best I can tell is it is a late model 1969. It shares some things with the 1970 model, but has a correct frame number for 1969. In researching this I've come across other 69's with a few of the newer parts, and some have newer yet parts. It seems that Honda made running changes to the bike, rather then a true model year change.

    Thanks for your insight. Who know it may turn out to be the piece in the puzzle that changes everything.
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