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Old 03-29-2013, 08:36 PM   #256
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:15 PM   #257
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I know this is a "photo thread" but having my CT-90 for about 2 years and with the season for most of us just starting:

I've got a sweet starting & running CT-90 as of about a week ago...prior to that it was getting hard to start and would at times stall out. I did a couple of easy things that seem to have really made a diffrence and just wanted to pass them on. Ice cold starts in 3 kicks honest!

First - added small inline fuel filters to both fuel lines (main and reserve line) just prior to the petcock. There is room and all you do is cut and insert. This will keep crud out of the carb. About $3.00 ea.

Second: Cleaned the carb body and interior really well. I ordered and installed a jet kit from DR.ATV and replaced all the springs, jets, needle valve, float valve. About $24. Easy as your just taking out a part, and replacing it, one at a time. Many of the old parts were showing wear...so fiddle as I might, until you have good parts your just wasting time. The Dr. even sells whole carbs at a decent price.

Third: Got a new battery and a 6vt. maintainer and installed a pigtail plug under the side cover.

Anyway...I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to redo the carb with new parts.

Photo: cleaning out the garage...

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Old 04-02-2013, 10:19 PM   #258
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No pics as of yet, but I have a '76 frame and just bought a 1981 XR100 today for a parts bike. I plan to follow Hugemoth's example and use the XR forks and front wheel, and probably the swingarm and shocks as well.
This is certainly not gonna be a "pretty" Trail 90, but hopefully it will be a useful and durable one. My intention is to use a CT90 engine and convert it to ATC90 (no battery) electrics. I briefly considered using a Lifan engine, but the low range is kinda important to me. It doesn't have to be fast; I have an XR500R and a YZ490 for that.

BTW, new member, first post.

ETA: Well, the swingarm is out. Not gonna work. The forks aren't as simple as I thought they would be either, but I can make that work.

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Old 05-29-2013, 10:37 AM   #259
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Here's a pic of our two CT110's. Mine is a 1984, and the better half's is a 1981.



And here's a water crossing pic of each of us:



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Old 05-29-2013, 06:51 PM   #260
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Here's my almost all original orange '77 alongside of a friend's recently restored '71 painted a deep metalic green.
A customer of mine GAVE me the '77. It had been sitting in his garage for years, clean and covered with a blanket. All I had to do was clean out the fuel tank and put in a new battery. He put 5,000 miles on it in 35 years. I put another 3,000 miles on it in two years!
Had it out for a 55 mile ride this past weekend.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:02 AM   #261
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Offcenter...great Mars Orange find! I think that is the fastest color...

Glad to see a classic that was at least stored with some care. So many are just left out in the rain to rot
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:07 AM   #262
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My '79 CT90 with about 560 original miles:

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Old 05-31-2013, 06:53 PM   #263
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My '69 CT90 is running now, but I am still tuning it and trying to find a short that makes it stall at low rpm when I apply the brakes. I took it for a ride on the back road to the airport where the CL415 water bomber pilot said I could take a pic of the bike beside the plane.

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Old 05-31-2013, 08:34 PM   #264
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C70 count?

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Old 06-01-2013, 11:10 AM   #265
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In my opinion, absolutely. I'm always happy to see photos of any of the Cub series.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:47 AM   #266
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My '68


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Old 06-01-2013, 02:30 PM   #267
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I've never seen a front fender guard like that before.
Custom made??

..uhh....Unique upholstery!

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Old 06-01-2013, 02:33 PM   #268
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Offcenter...great Mars Orange find! I think that is the fastest color...

Glad to see a classic that was at least stored with some care. So many are just left out in the rain to rot
Thanks! I'm only the second owner. My customer bought it new to carry on his
motorhome. When the motorhome trips stopped, the bike didn't get used anymore. Couldn't believe it when I saw it sitting in his garage.
It hadn't run in more than 15 years when I got it.
After getting it running again, I rode it back to his house and handed him the helmet and said, "Here. Take
your bike for a ride." He was thrilled to seeing it running again after all that time and had a grin
a mile wide as he pulled out of his driveway on it.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:10 PM   #269
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I've never seen a front fender guard like that before.
Custom made??

..uhh....Unique upholstery!
The fender is just off a newer model with telescopic forks. The other thing is a rack I made to mount some front panniers

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Old 06-02-2013, 06:43 AM   #270
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Thanks! I'm only the second owner. My customer bought it new to carry on his
motorhome. When the motorhome trips stopped, the bike didn't get used anymore. Couldn't believe it when I saw it sitting in his garage.
It hadn't run in more than 15 years when I got it.
After getting it running again, I rode it back to his house and handed him the helmet and said, "Here. Take
your bike for a ride." He was thrilled to seeing it running again after all that time and had a grin
a mile wide as he pulled out of his driveway on it.
Awesome story
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