Hi all, long time lurker, first time poster (in the scooters forum)! I have this build thread on my personal message board, but figured i would syndicate it here to get some advice, input, etc... now that it is taking shape. Background: I cant seem to stop tinkering with moto's and while i already am inundated with too many projects, i thought it was an appropriate time to take on another! What makes this one a little different is that it is a co-op project with my girlfriend Kitty. This will be a starter bike for her, a commuter for me and just a great camping type bike. Hi! The agreement with project Labor of Love is that i cannot turn any wrenches solo. My wonderful honey must be present and working on it too. So if there are any lapses in updates its probably because we couldn't find the time to work in the garage together (aka BLAME KITTY!). Without further adiu, lets get started. This is what i dragged home from another ADV'r in Fort Collins: A 1972 Chassis, 2 motors in pieces, many exhausts, center stand, passenger seat and random parts After we got it off the truck, we figured we should take some pics in a location that symbolizes where we are starting: The lovely Kitty wheeling it over to the garage: The starting spot: At the end of day 1: The goals for this project are a light resto-mod: - 12V electrics - Donor Chinese motor with E-start - A platable scoot for local riding - Retain that classic honda look! I shopped on DR. ATV and ebay for a long time finding a donor motor. While i was very impressed with the economy of the new options i still wasnt ready to spend the money on piecing it all together. I scoured craigslist for weeks and eventually found a suitable donor. Enter the green machine: 110cc's of fury, e-start and it runs. The PO got it front a friend as a basketcase, got it running but didnt understand how to wire in the battery and e-starter; so i swooped it up! The engine is unmarked but looks really similar to a lifan engine. It is a 4speed (4down Rotary shift pattern). Eventually we are discussing piecing together a good honda motor and swapping it in for use as a play bike, but that is very far from now! For now, we want to focus on getting this Trail90 up to snuff! We had one more day of tearing down the Trail90, so those photos to follow, but the biggest milestone should come this weekend. For the first time in weeks we have a free weekend so we are going to start the swap over and see how far we can get! Thanks for reading!