CT70 value

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  1. vintageguy

    vintageguy New Member

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    I'm considering buying this bike. I think the owner said it's a 1971. Has been sitting for years. No title. That is all I know. What is a fair price? 28755.jpeg 28756.jpeg 28757.jpeg 28756.jpeg 28757.jpeg
     
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    OLD CT Well-Known Member

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    A couple hundred bucks at best. Is the frame rotted where you cant easily see it until you take it apart? Is the engine seized. I do not like buying bikes that were left outside. Rusted hubs, bad wheel bearings, cracked HL bucket, frozen handle bars, bad tires, bad cables, brake shoes that will separate, expensive seat, rotted exhaust, expensive engine rebuild. Both sprockets and chain are garbage.

    Just removing the old tires off the rusted rims would take more effort than most can handle or even expect. That means the owner did care what happened to it, so they shouldn't expect much money for it either. This bike would cost way to much to even get rideable. Look for a running/ridable example...
    You will be money ahead!
     
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  4. vintageguy

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    Can you tell me what year you think it is ?
     
  5. OLD CT

    OLD CT Well-Known Member

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    It is known by model number, K0. That model covered three different years. 69, 70, and part of 71. You would order parts for the K0 model. The vin tag would tell the mfg date except if it is a very early production ''silver tag'' which I am guessing it's not, just by looking at it and no silver tag parts present.

    It appears to have newer model bars with a stop/run switch that a K0 never had on the right side bar.
    The seat cover was replaced once already with a cheap version plain jane cover, if you can believe that.

    You would think it should be original, the way that seat is so ragged out.
     
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    I hate it when people just leave them outside. Could've, at least, put an old shower curtain over it.

    I agree with OLDCT about the possible rotted places this thing may have. Who knows how many years this thing has been left outside. From the pics, I would offer 100 and explain to the owner why.
     
  7. Clayton

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    I agree with OLD CT, if you want a bike to fully restore and enjoy working on them then go for it!! It’s a K0 that’s had some older repairs/work done on it. If it’s not locked up and you plan on restoring it and can do most of the work yourself your looking at around 3GS to get there. If that’s the case I would look it over real good to make sure the frame isn’t roached out and offer 400 bucks for it. If they take it hey you got a new project, if the don’t you could wiggle a little bit. It’s all about what YOU wanna do and YOU wanna spend. We have all paid WAY more for bikes or parts than we should have but hey if it makes you happy and you can afford I’d then why not!
     
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    Couple hundred at best if motor is free.

    Spend the money now on a quality rider, that you'd have spent rebuilding this one, and hit the road riding. Unless you want the satisfaction of rebuilding yourself?
     
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    Gary Well-Known Member

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    Lift the seat and you'll see one of the worlds largest mouse bordellos......
     
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    Let me help lift it... The engine has a nice green hue, north side of the backyard. ratfink-brother.jpg
     
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    All good advice - and depends on your plans. The front end on the K0 is a spring only suspension. If you want a rider the later K1and following model has the more typical spring damper type. The one you are looking at is a normal 3 speed model automatic transmission. The first two models known as K0H, K1H were four speed with a manual clutch.

    To me that one doesn’t look too bad based on the paint condition - but like folks said look it over good. For a couple hundred bucks you could always keep it as a spare for the second one that you’ll end up buying eventually
     
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    If your lucky the bike was just rolled out of the garage for a picture and will just need a carb clean and points filed\adjusted to start up. usually a bike thats left out side for any time will be more faded especially the headlight bucket, however the green stuff on the motor and rusty foot pegs say other wise
     
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    Always the optimist, I think there could be some good parts here...and hopefully matching numbers.
    After seeing the pics, I'd be headed to see it and planning/hoping to buy it for <300.
    But I don't NEED another CT70. If I NEEDED one...I'd take more money along.

    Even rusty frames are selling for 200+
    Add a matching engine case and add 150
    Add a straight triple tree and you're at 450 :cool:
    If these parts happen to NOT be too rusty...add another 300 beans.
    Don't knock it till ya try it.
     
  14. Clayton

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    I couldn’t have said it any better Kirrbby!
     
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    I am convinced a 30 pack of Bush beer would be more than enough to convince them to sell.:D
     
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  16. Clayton

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    Let’s make it Bush Light!!
     
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