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post #1 of 25 Old 09-26-2011, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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He finally got his own bike!

'Bout damn time, too.

1977 CT 70. He scored it for $800 off craigslist, and it's turning out to be a ridiculous amount of fun.




Riding this thing makes me realize that I missed out big time when I was kid.


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That's one cool ride! Is this the bike shop guy?

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That's one cool ride! Is this the bike shop guy?
^ Yep.

I think we're, like, officially dating now or something.


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Is that street legal?!? That's awesome.

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^ Yep.

I think we're, like, officially dating now or something.
Cool!

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I really wanted one of those back then, not as much as and RM or YZ80, but I still wanted one.

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Is that street legal?!? That's awesome.
Heck yeah, it's street legal!

He just has to get it registered, then he can hit the town with it.



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That'll look good riding next to your 9er!

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haha ct70 FTW!!!

i have a z50 and ct70 chinese replica in the garage.... both licensed as legal mopeds (hehe gotta love loopholes in the system) z50 has a 110cc that i have done some power mods to... and ct70 has a 125cc... both of em rip and are equally carry to ride at the speeds they will go.

i put about 10k miles on the z50 from the time i got it @ 13 yrs old till current day. still runs like a champ.


that one is undoubtedly a very VERY clean original!!!

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I had never seen one these in person until he bought this one. So of course, he had been teasing me for several days that I wouldn't be able to handle the power of the Trail 70.

Yesterday he took me up to see the damn thing. He rolled it out of the shop, fired it up and took a few laps around the parking lot. Then he pulled up next to me, hopped off, and told me to get on. Once on it, I instinctively grabbed for the (non-existent) clutch, only seconds before he pointed out that it's an automatic.

Puzzled, and a bit terrified, I started out across the lot. I didn't quite get the hang of shifting and proceeded to get stuck on the other side of the parking lot from where he was. He came running over, motioning for me to kill it. (Turns out it was stuck between gears.) Once he got it sorted, he told me to get on the back, and we zipped around the lot on it together for a while.

Once parking lot shenanigans grew boring, he took it out to the wooded ATV/dirt bike test drive area behind the shop. The look on his face as he was jumping hills on his new toy was priceless. Then we rode two-up again, this time in the woods. That poor little bike didn't stand a chance of carting both our asses up and over anything, but it gave its all (and I didn't mind being forced to wrap my arms around him, holding on for dear life).

We did have a minor incident as we were leaving the words, though. He had to hop off a curb to get back into the parking lot. Now, keep in mind that riding two-up on this beast is no easy feat. I was precariously perched on my portion of seat, arms wrapped around him, feet dangling in the air off to the side. As we dropped off the curb, the bike took a neat little bounce, and though I struggled to hold on, my ass slid right off the back of the seat. I'm sure it was quite comical, and no doubt captured on the shop's security camera. As I picked myself up off the concrete, he pulled up to a stop a few feet away, and asked why I wasn't holding on tighter.

Less than an hour after becoming acquainted with this cute little bike, I became convinced I need to get one for my kids. I definitely have a new found respect for the Trail 70.


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I grew up in that era, had a couple of buddies with CT70's. Cool little machines, introduced a ton of kids to the joy of riding back in the day!

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70ccs equal massive amounts of fun.

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That's freakin' awesome!!
around here, those things go for 4 digits when they look that nice.

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Less than an hour after becoming acquainted with this cute little bike, I became convinced I need to get one for my kids.
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lucillebrawl check around online for the chinese remakes of the z50, not going to lie the chinese do a DAMN good job at remaking them.... 10k's worth of HARD HARD miles on mine and it still runs great.

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^ Yep.

I think we're, like, officially dating now or something.
You go girl

Wicked bike by the way... Whats the power on that thing?

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There is a guy in our neighborhood that putts around on something that looks like that. Have no idea if it's a remake or genuine, but his kids can't get enough of being ridden around.

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My younger brother owned one in like the first year they came out. I owned the Kawasaki 90 spoken of elsewhere here.
That little 70 was a mountain goat and my buddy and I proved it.


That one seems so darn clean. Is it really in that great of shape for 8 bills?

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My younger brother owned one in like the first year they came out. I owned the Kawasaki 90 spoken of elsewhere here.
That little 70 was a mountain goat and my buddy and I proved it.


That one seems so darn clean. Is it really in that great of shape for 8 bills?
It is in really good shape. The previous owner dumped about 800 bucks into getting up and running. Something about brakes and carburetor... He was talking while I was cooking, so I wasn't paying too close attention to him.


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It is in really good shape. The previous owner dumped about 800 bucks into getting up and running. Something about brakes and carburetor... He was talking while I was cooking, so I wasn't paying too close attention to him.






Hmmm rub it in.

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Less than an hour after becoming acquainted with this cute little bike, I became convinced I need to get one for my kids. I definitely have a new found respect for the Trail 70.

Very nice - love those little CTs!

Nothing will make you 'coolest mom in the world' to your kids like getting them a dirt bike!

When I turned seven I got a Yamaha Mini Enduro 60. I had to learn gas, brakes, clutch, and shifter all at the same time, but man was it fun!
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Change the color to green and you have my first bike.

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i have been trying to grab an older honda SL175 .... same motor in the CB175 (parallel twin sohc) but enduro style with bigger tires ... just to put round on the trails but also be able to hit the street in old retro style..... missed my opprotunity on one for like 350-400 bucks. o well.

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