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  1. Roadrash

    Roadrash New Member

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    I bought a 70 CT 70 and I am really not sure where to start this project, I really want to ride it so I don't want a rotisserie rebuild, my. brother told me I should get a battery and put some gas in it and see if it starts. I feel like I should change the fluids first. Any recommendations?
     
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    kirrbby Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to lilHonda Roadrash.
    Your brother sounds like he's familiar with these old Honda minibikes. They are hard to stop. A battery isn't necessary to make it run...kinda. Is there a old battery in it?

    Do you know the history...when it last ran?

    When you move the kicker does it feel like there is any compression at all?

    You can run a jumper wire directly from the stator to the coil and see if you have spark. Often the points need to be cleaned and set, clean the carb, make sure there is oil in it. Kick it, or put it in gear and push it.

    They want to run...they need air, fuel, spark, and, compression.

    Which one are you missing? We can help.
     
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    There is not a battery in it now and I really can't tell which wires would even go to the battery because some of the wires have been cut. I can't tell you when it ran last because I don't know any history about it. When I kick it over it definitely has compression. Since I am not familiar with where the stator or the points I should probably get a manual to understand where certain parts are. I turned wrenches for years so I am somewhat familiar with repairing things. It would be nice if we could chat via phone sometime because I am not a fast typist.
     
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    kirrbby Well-Known Member

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    I'm good with the phone call.
    I'll pm my number...reply with yours. I don't usually answer unless my phone, or me, recognizes the number.



    I think the manual is a good investment. I like the Clymers manual, to me it's better for showing all the details and such...basics. the Honda manual's seem to be made for mechanic types...guys who have more of a clue than I did. There are a few other necessary tools you should have too. Maybe you can get it all on one order from one of our favorite vendor's.
    A manual, a flywheel puller, a clutch nut tool, feeler gauges if you don't have them already. A impact driver is VERY nice to have, but maybe not a necessity.
    That's probably about 100-$125 right there, without getting a single part. If you want to spend 200, add a set of points, a condenser, spark plug, and a brand new wire harness...if you want a fresh start.

    If you just want to see if it will run, we can walk you thru it pretty easily. Jumper wire from stator to coil...fuel into the combustion chamber....after cleaning and gapping the points and spark plug.
     

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