My 1968 CT90 resto... from Tijuana, MX.

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Tarin, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. Tarin

    Tarin Yep! n00b

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    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.

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    9K miles... ouch!
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  2. Tarin

    Tarin Yep! n00b

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    New battery... and the spaghetti cave
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    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.
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    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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  3. Tarin

    Tarin Yep! n00b

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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.
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    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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  4. Tarin

    Tarin Yep! n00b

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

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

    Tarin Yep! n00b

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    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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  6. sintegua

    sintegua Principiante

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    Nice project.... waiting to see it finished!
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  7. tuna101

    tuna101 Been here awhile

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  8. Domindart

    Domindart Scoot'in on......

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    Lookin good man! :thumb
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  9. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    hey amigo!! when you finish let's do a ride!! tj-ens is not that far!

    Keep it up!!!

    Damasovi
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  10. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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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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  11. Tarin

    Tarin Yep! n00b

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  12. Tarin

    Tarin Yep! n00b

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    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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  13. Tarin

    Tarin Yep! n00b

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    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:
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    For everything else, thing guy barely did the job... i guess it's as old as the bike itself:
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    Got everything taped and hanged:
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  14. Tarin

    Tarin Yep! n00b

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    I went G.I.JOE on this little bike (more like, cheap plastic soldier) so allen bolts will look cool/tough:
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    New shock front and rear... old wiring, shaky camera hands:
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    Also did the Radio Shack rectifier upgrade (thanks for that tip):
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  15. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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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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  16. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer

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    Looks really cool in that color. We are planning on doing ours in a seafoam green!

    :lurk
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  17. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    Thats a great rebuild you are doing. Heck, the before pics look better than the '69 I fixed up to run again after it sat 17 years in a carport.
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  18. Tarin

    Tarin Yep! n00b

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    It looks and feels like a motorcycle now:
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  19. Tarin

    Tarin Yep! n00b

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    Today i took the first ride on it, took a while to start but once it did, it idled perfectly... some chain rattle on the inside of the engine.

    Love the look of those allen bolts:
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    This new shock work great but, now the centerstand floats a little because of the new bike's height:
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  20. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Very nice, you're doing a great job, keep the pics coming.
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