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Old 03-28-2007, 08:07 AM   #1
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Rupp CT70 clone info?

I saw one for sale on Craigslist. Doubt it was made in the US but the seller knows nothing about it other than he bought it new. Are these things Chinese clones of the Honda Trail 70? Its about a 2003 model or so. Quality good? Just banking on the Rupp name only and pretty much crap?
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Old 03-30-2007, 06:16 PM   #2
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Old 03-31-2007, 06:46 AM   #3
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Might be a clone bike...



http://www.retrobikes.com/ might be able to give you more info.

Here's their CT-70 clone

As for the mechanicals of the critter, you might try some of those mini moto/pit bike racing sites where they build up the clone Honda OHV motors into some monsters. Google "pit bike racing". They may be able to tell you more specifics about the engine/tranny Rupp is putting their name on (I'm pretty sure it's just a branding thing--slapping their name on an import).

However I could be completely wrong in the most moronic way and it's a Rupp bike.

Someone here is an expert on this stuff...can't remember who...but did some upgrade work, IIRC, using a clone motor.
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Old 03-31-2007, 08:45 AM   #4
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Everything you wanted to know about the modern Rupp clone.

I just happen to have the original dealer sales packet.





















I came close to buying one as after looking at them I felt they were a top shelf clone. Notice the chrome fenders, chrome exhaust shield, luggage rack, authentic handle bars, switch gear, etc. I was at the Indy dealer show at the time and I had a chance to look at all the clones and the Rupp was the best one. Don't know what happened to them.
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Old 03-31-2007, 01:46 PM   #5
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I think all Trail 70/90 clones from China stopped coming to the US. I remember how everybody and their grandma was selling or marketing them under quite a few names. I think some were better than others. I had considered Retrobikes.com but figured I could get a good used Honda for a bit cheaper and I mean the newer Honda Trail 70s, not the vintage ones. So the consensus is the 2003 Rupp Trail 90 clone is Chinese?
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:55 PM   #6
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Rupp or no Rupp?

I guess you could call or email Mick Rupp @ his fishing hardware supply
company down in south east Florida. I read he sold the entire Rupp Industries Business ( Mansfield Ohio I think) to Mr. Gasket Corp. back in the mid to late '70s. If you guys are old enough, that appeared to be quite an impire. Those mini bikes, go karts, dune buggies were all over Florida back when I was a kid.
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:21 PM   #7
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How about a 110cc version?
http://www.hooperimports.com/dept.asp?dept_id=09
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:16 AM   #8
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Rupp

I Grew up near a Rupp dealer in Connecticut. Every day, all summer long, I would ride my bicycle there and bug the manager for stickers. Staring at a Black Widow for hours got me hooked on motorcycles, and it has lasted for almost 40 years.

As cool as Rupp was, it feels wrong to label a Chinese CT70 clone as one. JMO though.

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