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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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Old 12-02-2016, 02:23:00 AM
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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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Old 01-01-2017, 03:20:46 PM
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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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Old 01-12-2017, 07:29:58 AM
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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: http://hondatrailcts.yuku.com/bhonda...s#.WHdpH30YHep

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Old 05-16-2017, 06:10:08 AM
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nice looking bike mate,the brother has a few of these bikes,classic,glen
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Old 05-16-2017, 06:07:27 PM
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this is one my brother has,that would do 65,cheers
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:10:56 PM
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here is a new ride my brother fetched few weeks back. were gonna run it as you see. check out the sticker on the front fender. I was told this bike can get almost 90 miles per gallon! top speed of 65.
My first bike was a 1966 Honda S90 like that except mine was Black and Silver. I rode it up and down the pipelines, roads and hills till it had to be pushed to start it. I had it bored and new piston, rings, valves and cam chain and gears. The old Cam gear had no teeth left on it and it was Waaay out of time.. I could get 65 mph out of mine if I laid down on it and put my nose by the handlebars. I sold it to my Uncle and I think he still has it. I didn't ride it after it was rebuilt much because while it was in the shop I bought a 305 Super Hawk and it was my first twin that would do 80 Mph without laying down, but I did get 115 mph out of the 305 after I went bigger on the front drive sprocket. I wish I could find an old Scrambler or Super Hawk, they had the tube frame with twin carbs unlike the 305 Dream which was a two piece pressed frame and single carb. I wanted a CB 150 or the later CB 160. I have owned several Scooters since, many Triumphs and three Harley Superglides, two 1200 shovel heads and one 79 model 80 CI, Had a 1973 ZI 900 Kaw and still have part of a 1975 Z1 900 Kaw, also had an 1984 Yamaha V Max 1200 that was TOO fast... still ride a 1996 VN 800 Vulcan and still have an old school single cam 750 Honda Chopper, 1972 engine, titled 1985 Custom, Santee Savior Softail frame, chrome oil tank, drag specialty gauges, 16 inch rear wheel, Steel Coffin tank, chrome acorn nut kit and the four into two exhaust system, also have two stock bikes for engine parts. The Chopper needs restoring. As for a cow trail dirt bike, I picked up a 2006 Honda F 100 recently which is fun to ride..had plenty bigger bore bikes in the past, 250 Honda Elsinore, an 80 model TT 250 Yamaha, a 360 Yamaha, an XL 350 single four stroke and a 500 Husky two stroke single..lots of others since the S90.. I'm wanting a big bore single four stroke Enduro like the old Yamaha 500 or a newer Honda 500 or larger, something with lights and street legal but also mono shock and lots of fork travel for off roading as well as keeping up with the traffic.

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this is one my brother has,that would do 65,cheers
That looks like an old Rickman Mettesah (sp) Honda 90, the spelling is off but it was a Honda built 90 that was tuned and raced by Rickman way back then.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:15:57 PM
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Hello, Lil' Honda fans
So, you like little Hondas, so do I. Here are a few pics of mine.
The first one is a ct70HKO 4speed, getting rare to find. Only made for 4 yrs.
Next is the 69 ct90, first year of body change(air filter move to carb) and one year only.
Third, is a 70 cb100. It is pretty clean.
And the fourth is a 71 st90 only made for 4 yrs.. That only had 450 miles on it from the original owner.
I also have a 64 Yamaha YA6, the first year of auto-lube of the 2 stroke engine.
Someone was correct with the Dr.atv link for parts and the Honda trail ct90 forum (ct90-ct110.com) , you should be able to down load your manuals there for the 90s. Another site for info is ct90.net Oh, and there is the "LIL HONDA" Forum, also.. it's something like the smok stack for info..
They are fun little bikes to play with..... Have fun with yours..
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:26:43 PM
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Hello, again.
Here is the Yamaha YA6, the only reason I got it was, that it looks some what like a Honda Dream.
The ct90s are an easy sell up here in the summer, when the campgrounds are full.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:02:21 PM
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In the 80's I'd buy the parked 3-wheel Honda's. Had a couple of 90's. Those always started on first pull and ran forever. The chain idler and tires were the first thing to fail, as folks wouldn't re chain when it wore and over aired the tires and they cracked. Other than that they were great. Always had to remind my kids that they were a machine to keep you from having to walk somewhere, not a Evel Knevil machine.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:18:11 AM
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back in the day after my many mini bikes i had a honda 50 mini trail, and the a mini trail 70, i believe the 50 was red and the 70 was blue.

my sister in law has a mini trail 50 that ran last time we were there, she has no kids and all the nephews are big and could care less about (an old hunk of antiquated garbage) the new mentality.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:31:55 AM
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I'd be talking nice to the SIL.
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^ VERY nice, she has 3 -442's just sitting there in N.J. weather. who knows what parts are inside the 3 45' trailer she has there. been working on her ~10 years or so.

he was a mechanic, owned his own place for 7-9 years, the tools alone are a small fortune, getting no where quick, she is 70, good health, but you never know. has about 15 nieces/nephews my wife (sister) has been trying to get her to downsize for ever but no luck.

at one point she was talking about getting someone to just hall trailers away and clean everything up, told her NO,she was even going to pay to have it done. after the holidays i am going to start having the wife push the issue harder.
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