ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Battle scooters
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-19-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
windburn OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: The Willamette Valley, Oregon
Oddometer: 1,187
The Honda Trail 90 barn find success story

It started with Craigslist an advertised Honda Trail 90 for $750. I went to look at and due to the failure to start we settled for $350.
What have I got here? Was on my mind a motorcycle or a boat anchor.with help from the men at CT90 site and a local shop we did this:
New battery, new fuse, new spark plug, new points and condenser,new rear tire and tube, new fuel line, new air filter.
Carburetor rebuild
Valve adjustment
Parts and service cost $350
Total cost to date $700

It is now running very well

windburn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 10:47 PM   #2
gogogordy
Beastly Adventurer
 
gogogordy's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Temecula, So. California
Oddometer: 1,910
Vintage Gorgeousness!

Quote:
Originally Posted by windburn View Post
It started with Craigslist an advertised Honda Trail 90 for $750. I went to look at and due to the failure to start we settled for $350.
What have I got here? Was on my mind a motorcycle or a boat anchor.with help from the men at CT90 site and a local shop we did this:
New battery, new fuse, new spark plug, new points and condenser,new rear tire and tube, new fuel line, new air filter.
Carburetor rebuild
Valve adjustment
Parts and service cost $350
Total cost to date $700

It is now running very well

Congrats and enjoy!
__________________
Isn't it past your bedtime?
gogogordy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 05:27 AM   #3
JerseyBiker
Living the life!
 
JerseyBiker's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Asheville, NC
Oddometer: 2,176
Great deal on a cool trail bike!

Those guys in OZ ride them all over the outback - looks like a blast. Hope you have some good trails to explore too!
JerseyBiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 08:48 AM   #4
redhandmoto
******
 
redhandmoto's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: People's Democratic Republic of Tarsnakestan
Oddometer: 579
Oh! I, I, ah (here bites self on shoulder in frustration, vexity, and sheer envy)...
__________________
Banned.
redhandmoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 10:26 AM   #5
stiggs13
Gnarly Adventurer
 
stiggs13's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Oddometer: 196
needs a milk crate
stiggs13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 09:59 AM   #6
fullmetalscooter
Let me take this duck off
 
fullmetalscooter's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: BC
Oddometer: 2,768
Nah it needs this and it's ready for a world tour.
__________________
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body,but rather to skid in sideways totally worn out shouting WHAT A RUSH, WHAT A RIDE.
"Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot." Charlie Chaplin
fullmetalscooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 06:24 PM   #7
windburn OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: The Willamette Valley, Oregon
Oddometer: 1,187
Great fun!

Fullmetalscooter gosh I like your pics! I would like to use some back country trails in to the Uitah Mts. In Utah and of course Moab.

Every morning I start the Honda Trail 90 and ride it around my neighborhood and along the country roads through cornfields. I have been learning the shifting, throttle, braking in short the soul of this breathing machine. I climbed a trail up over the rim rock in low range, what a wonderful bike, it climbed heavily loaded without hesitation.

I post this pic with 120 new miles ridden on this great Bike!

windburn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 09:29 PM   #8
fullmetalscooter
Let me take this duck off
 
fullmetalscooter's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: BC
Oddometer: 2,768
Quote:
Originally Posted by windburn View Post
Fullmetalscooter gosh I like your pics! I would like to use some back country trails in to the Uitah Mts. In Utah and of course Moab.

Every morning I start the Honda Trail 90 and ride it around my neighborhood and along the country roads through cornfields. I have been learning the shifting, throttle, braking in short the soul of this breathing machine. I climbed a trail up over the rim rock in low range, what a wonderful bike, it climbed heavily loaded without hesitation.

I post this pic with 120 new miles ridden on this great Bike!

Just something I found on the web. I ve seen a someone take one add a small gass tank from a dirt bike , Take 2 5 gallon metal gas cans make them into saddle bags. Add a second seat and go accross india all the way to england.
__________________
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body,but rather to skid in sideways totally worn out shouting WHAT A RUSH, WHAT A RIDE.
"Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot." Charlie Chaplin
fullmetalscooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2012, 05:57 PM   #9
HandKPhil
Gnarly Adventurer
 
HandKPhil's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Southeast Michigan
Oddometer: 475
Congrats

Nice ride, Windburn. Here's my '83 CT110. It had better power than my '79 CT90. It would do an easy 50 mph. I put a nice new set of trials tires on it, and it made a great light enduro and run around town bike. I paid $800 for it, then cleaned it up and put the new tires on. Like a big dummy, I sold it a year later for $1400. Wish I had kept it.

__________________
HandKPhil
HandKPhil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 07:57 AM   #10
windburn OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: The Willamette Valley, Oregon
Oddometer: 1,187
The Trail 90 Rally

HandKPhill, if you still had it we could create the Midwest CT Rally, it might be small at first like two bikes.
windburn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 12:29 PM   #11
JerseyBiker
Living the life!
 
JerseyBiker's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Asheville, NC
Oddometer: 2,176
Here's the 110 I had for a bit.


I liked it but it wouldn't move my fat butt fast enough for the roads around here. The couple of times I took it off road it was a blast but there isn't enough of that around here to justify keeping it. I sold it.

They are great fun if you have places to ride them.
JerseyBiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 10:07 AM   #12
gasandasphalt
Gnarly Adventurer
 
gasandasphalt's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: S/W New Mexico
Oddometer: 474
Windburn, Your 'Barn Find' prompted me to start looking for a CT for myself. I found a 1981 CT110 on ebay, I bid and won!!...The description said that shifting to 3rd and 4th was not easy, just wondered what I can expect, haven't picked it up yet.... After reading your 'Boat Anchor', statement I am a little concerned that maybe that is what I bought.. Or perhaps this is normal????
__________________
bad CZECH
gasandasphalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 06:00 PM   #13
HandKPhil
Gnarly Adventurer
 
HandKPhil's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Southeast Michigan
Oddometer: 475
My '79 Trail 90

Here's the '79 Trail 90 I had for a couple of years. My nephew and I went on many an adventure on this bike, and a couple of other old Hondas I owned at the same time. I ended up trading this one (along with some money) for a nice CRF230L dual-sport.
__________________
HandKPhil
HandKPhil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 07:22 PM   #14
windburn OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: The Willamette Valley, Oregon
Oddometer: 1,187
These guys are a great help on CT 90 and CT 110

http://hondatrailcts.yuku.com/

Here is a forum where you can get great help and advice. They will likely know what your problem might be. It is in my opinion that the Oil level needs to be full as it lubes the engine and gears. Don't give up tii you get their help. There are several using synthetic oil and a side benefit is smooth shifting.
windburn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 07:42 PM   #15
windburn OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: The Willamette Valley, Oregon
Oddometer: 1,187
Rode around the county roads

I rode around the county roads in my quest to start and run the Trail 90 every day. I rode over the highest hill in Clark County. Used the Down hill and 4th gear to kiss 47 eye watering MPH. I felt kid a kid playing hooky from school. That was brought into perspective when I discovered exactly how far I can run on a tank of gas. 100.5 miles and 3 miles from home. I discovered the reserve is non- existent. Thanks to a great neighbor I got on the road again without calling my wife and hearing how it was my own fault for missing church.

My daughter bought me new mirrors for my birthday!

windburn screwed with this post 04-01-2012 at 07:48 PM
windburn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014