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CT70; help me find one!

Bryce919er, along with all the other resto nuts on here (Simpson, Kristen, etc...) has given me the bug. So, I'm talking to my SO about finding one and restoring it for the young 'un. With much trepidation (as any overly-cautious mother would demonstrate), she agreed. The hunt is on!

Found one on eBay yesterday. A '70 model. Was in pretty rough shape (EXACTLY what I'm looking for), but it sold for more than I was willing to pay. I ended up bidding $200 and it sold for $26?. I see these things in decent shape going for anywhere from $500 to $1,200. I'm looking for a rolling frame with an engine. Don't care if it runs--would prefer it if it didn't (compression is about the only concern).

Scott--you're always finding barn projects. Ever run across any of these? Anyone else?

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1972 for $550

1970 for $700

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Thanks, omaha. I'm looking for something that needs a lot of work, somewhere in the no-more-than-$300 range.

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I'll keep my eyes open, agree that would be a blast to tinker around with!

Couple of decent looking ones locally but a bit outside your stated range.Two 1970's Honda CT70 mini trail mini bikes

And a restored one going for real money! 1974 Restored Honda Trail 70 CT70

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i got a ct 90 68? pre sub trans model. 100 bucks and you can come get it

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i got a ct 90 68? pre sub trans model. 100 bucks and you can come get it
Thanks. Have my heart set on the 70. I think the 90's a little too tall for the young 'un.

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Check this one out honda z50, atc70, trail70

Says "make offer"...


Found some parts & frames in Jacksonville listing (Holden Beach) http://wilmington.craigslist.org/mcy/1375401862.html

You've got a TON of ...villes in your area, you know that?

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Alright! Another one!

There are some in that price range for sure but they will need alot of work--but sounds like that's what you want. I got mine for $225 but I consider that very lucky for the shape it was in. I was the first guy to come look at it from the paper. I was at the seller's house waiting for him before he got home from work. I paid cash & took it right then & there. He said he started gettign calls at 6 AM but I was the first one at his door since he had to finish working.

I have had almost a dozen of these & know them very well so please don't hesitate to ask any questions! I have bought them by the gross. My biggest purchase was four at the same time.

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Oh man, now I want one.

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Check this one out honda z50, atc70, trail70

Says "make offer"...


Found some parts & frames in Jacksonville listing (Holden Beach) (Classic Honda Trail 70 Parts ) 70s Model

You've got a TON of ...villes in your area, you know that?

I should do this for a living, this is fun stuff... not sure if it's helping at all, but it is fun
Let me give you some advice--start charging people! The one you found in South Boston (VA) will be in my possession Saturday!!!!!!

Thanks a million! I told the young 'un that we're going to name it 'Omaha_919.'

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Alright! Another one!

There are some in that price range for sure but they will need alot of work--but sounds like that's what you want. I got mine for $225 but I consider that very lucky for the shape it was in. I was the first guy to come look at it from the paper. I was at the seller's house waiting for him before he got home from work. I paid cash & took it right then & there. He said he started gettign calls at 6 AM but I was the first one at his door since he had to finish working.

I have had almost a dozen of these & know them very well so please don't hesitate to ask any questions! I have bought them by the gross. My biggest purchase was four at the same time.
Thanks, Bryce. Getting this one for $150. It's rough--I'll be in touch with mucho questions. The links you have in your thread are priceless.

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Do it!!!! Dadogs got the bug, too, but he doesn't want another broken toe, so he's passing...


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I know you want to restore one but this is all I gots at the moment

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The one you found in South Boston (VA) will be in my possession Saturday!!!!!!

WOOHOO!!!

Glad I could bring you two together! I hope it turns out well for ya

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Honda Mini Trail 70 Z50 SL70 ST90 Shop Manual Largest On The Internet Tech Tips

Home Page Motor City Mini Trails

Here are some more, not parts but just some light reading.

Service Manuals:

http://dratv.com/ct70shopmanual.html

http://planetminitrails.com/docs/CT70ShopManual.pdf

Are you going for an OEM, as it was then build or will you be shopping all the hop-up & custom parts they have for them?

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Are you going for an OEM, as it was then build or will you be shopping all the hop-up & custom parts they have for them?
Thanks for the links!

I think we'll stick as close to OEM as possible. The only aesthetic difference should be the paint--I told her we could paint it any color she wants. I'm planning on everything else being stock, down to the stickers.

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Congrats, Rodney!
Y'all are going to have a blast with that bike.
Let me know if you need any help...

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Congrats, Rodney!
Y'all are going to have a blast with that bike.
Let me know if you need any help...
Thanks, Kristen! I hope it turns out half as nice as that Z50!

Who makes a good blasting cabinet?

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I was lucky enought to get mine from my cousin it is a 94. When I was a kid my Dad bought me a blue early 1970 model. What great time. My daughter has a blast with it here in Vegas. Then my wife took it for a spin. We were at the dry lake bed just outside of boulder. I told here to stay where we could see her. Did she listen..... Well time passed and the girls started to get worried. So I packed up the car and started to look for the keys, could not find them so I gave her a ring on her cell and it ring in the car. Shaken my head and cursing under my breath, I could see her in the distance. I waited and then started to hike out to her. First thing out of her mouth was sorry. I asked if she was ok and she showed me her rash on her stomach. She hit a soft patch a flew over the bars. She said she tried to start it but it kept lurching forward, I am sure you can guess what she as doing wrong. She bent one of the bars but that was it. The are very tough little bikes.
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The one you found in South Boston (VA) will be in my possession Saturday!!!!!!
Looking forward to pictures of the new project!

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Big thanks to Omaha_919 for finding this in my own backyard, practically! And also to Bryce919er for the model idea--it will be perfect for the young 'un, and she's as excited about it as I am. Here's the beast:

CT70 001.jpg
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I told her we'd have it in tip-top by her birthday. Let the countdown to May begin!!!

And you're right, Kristen. I believe I'll skip the cabinet after all... LOL

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That brings back memories! Have fun getting back.

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Nice! Will be watching the progress you make on this since it definitely looks like a challenge. BTW, how much did you get it for? I'm not finding anything in my area less than $400, and that's very incomplete.

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Nice! Will be watching the progress you make on this since it definitely looks like a challenge. BTW, how much did you get it for? I'm not finding anything in my area less than $400, and that's very incomplete.
Thanks, Sugs! Paid $150. One on eBay last week that looked a bit more complete than this one (purely a guess, though) sold for $268. Bryce919er paid $225 for his. Based on what I've seen so far, I should have paid less--this thing is in BAD shape.

Just through perusing the links that have been attached in this and Bryce919ers thread, I think it's reasonable to assume about a $1,500 investment to get it right. That seems to be what the market is bearing right now for A+ examples, but they are hot items, so that's not helping us out.

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That's a project for sure! I'll keep you in mind when I'm selling/getting rid of parts....I need a foot peg---just the peg itself I have the rest of the bar. I believe the shift side but not sure. If you come across an extra one in your findings we could trade something I'm sure. Ill post an update to my thread soon---been too busy.

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