My new-to-me, titled project: Delivered by a fellow inmate today, christmas eve 2013. Maybe I can get it done by morning and stick it under the tree. ...or not. It's a titled, non-running 1969 AT-1E, yep, the one with 12v electrics, e-start and that funny gen/starter thing on the crank. I love the lines on the bike, and its mechanical simplicity compared to even my big thumper. I'll have to tear down the bike to chase what is likely an electrical gremlin anyway, so I figured I'd go for a simple restomod as well. ****DISCLAIMER: The direction of the project has changed. Ignore the eggnog-fueled brainstorming session below, unless you like that sort of thing. I would like to do a basic street-tracker/street scrambler look in the cosmetic department. Basically, a high front fender or small universal low front fender, lower bars, bar end mirrors, etc. In the performance department, I'm having a hard time finding decent street tires for 18" rims, of which the AT has two. The mechanical drum at the front is tiny enough to inspire some dread too, even at low speed. The stock gearing is very low. Although it is a 125, I think I could go a little higher and still cope with some off-road work. All of these factors have me considering a wheel swap, but I have no idea what wheels would fit this bike. Even a front wheel swap to a 19" and maybe a rear rim swap and respoke would make a difference. A front hydraulic disc, even an old outmoded one, would be nice. I have no problem swapping the forks too if necessary, or even the triples and bearings. I was thinking a YZ125, maybe? There are plenty of local CL w/o title or running, but with probably unbent, skinny forks and little front wheels with discs. From what I understand, the CT-1 shared a bottom end with the AT-1 and they were essentially the same engine with a bigger piston, cylinder and head (175 vs 125). I'd love to get a decent piston/ring set and pop on a 175 cylinder/head for some more pep. The stock rear shocks are soft- too soft- and a bit low even for me. Last but not least, the bike came stock with both a 12v lighting system and no turn signals, so I see potential for a plug-in solution to crappy lighting on this little bike. LED taillight bulb to take load off the gen, than a 35W or better modern halogen. My mind's eye sees a small, very light little street scrambler with a small rack for groceries/camping stuff, backroad cruising ability and retaining some competence off-road (at the very least, not complaining about a rutty gravel road). I'm just spitballin' the specifics, but that's my general idea. Suggestions on the various parts swaps? I haven't been able to find much on this bike, and if anyone owns one and might have some information, I'd appreciate it Also, in case this ruffles some feathers- I wouldn't usually do this kind of modification on a bike this old. But someone- the previous, previous owner- seriously hurt the bike's value for OEM restoration by repainting the tank, a few frame bits, and exhaust, and did a few other miscellaneous mods that, when added together, make it not worth the time and money to bring back to OEM shape. I am also intent on doing the build properly, selling rather than discarding the OEM bits I don't use, etc. More pics to follow.