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Old 11-22-2016, 11:38:38 AM
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There are Two of these in the shed at my mom's house. One of them was my first motorcycle, Spent hours and hours on that thing. The other one was brought back by a guy who was returning from overseas, That one has turn signals and a rotary shift transmission. Still think about pulling them out of the shed one day and doing something with them.
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Here is a picture of my CL70. These old Honda's are tough.Merton
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My friends father traded his used BSA 250 Lightning for a like new Honda S90. The guy that got the BSA was used to riding Jap bikes and was not use to the rear brake pedal and foot shifter being on different sides than the Honda. He was flying down the road in third gear and a school bus pulled out in front of him. He hit the shifter thinking it was the rear brake and slammed in to the side of the bus. It did not kill him, but he probably wished it did. He was not nice to look at.
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Regarding the 90's assuming they are automatic some of these had a defect. I don't recall what years but when driving at high speeds for any length of time the rear wheel would lock up! Best I recall it was a heat related expansion in the transmission.
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There are several versions of the old CT90, beginning with the K0 in 1966. The website mentioned can help you determine which version you have. Job number one: get the correct service manual. Clymer published a good one and I got a copy off Ebay for only five bucks. Although it's arranged in a somewhat "scattered" manner, it was an information lifesaver!

My son got our original family CT from the late 60's and ironically, I found a duplicate bike in a barn less than a week later. Both bikes made a good father/son restoration projects and we took them out to the Nevada desert where they performed well. Heck, if it can haul my fat butt up some of those hills it's a good machine!

Here's a few things I found when rebuilding mine....

1. Over the years, many kids used these as "dirt bikes" which they are not. Jumping them was the big sport and if the little rubber/plastic bumpers inside front swing arm (before the tube forks) get worn, the front wheel will sit crooked. Check them before assuming the forks are bent.
2. The very early bikes, like mine, are difficult to find carb parts for such as rebuild kits. There are substitute carbs (made in China) available on Ebay for as little as $20 and from all reports they work well.
2. DON'T put big nasty looking knobby tires on them. They add nothing to the bike's off road performance and make steering difficult. Go ahead.......ask me how I know this!

Replacement rims, spokes, engine parts and plastic parts are all available. Here's a website of enthusiasts that helped us a lot:

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