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Discussion in 'Honda CT70/Z50 Registry' started by keithf, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. keithf

    keithf New Member

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    Hi All, thank you for all of the great information on this site! As a newbie my apologies in advance for any incorrect info and dumb questions..

    I am finally getting some pictures uploaded so just attached below:

    The bike is a 1970(11/10) CT-70HK0 , S/N 141304 that I purchased locally here in SE Wisconsin at a garage sale in 2002 for $400. It definitely has some wear and tear with 2800 miles, but for the most part seems to have all of its original parts and not been badly modified.

    With the help of my brother, I did a light refresh around 2012 to clean up the carb, minor tune up, and replace the chain and sprockets. It was running fairly well, but then sat for almost six years as we had two kids and moved to a new house. Now with the kids getting old enough to go for rides I am trying to get it going again.

    I presently have the carb apart again to see if I can get it running. If not, or if it runs poorly I haven’t decided yet to try a rebuild-kit or entire replacement carb. Beyond that I am hoping to replace the seat, tires, and hopefully tighten up the suspension as the next steps.

    My first bike when I was a kid in the early 80’s was a ’71 SL-70 so this bike reminds me a lot of that when I am working on it!
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  3. cjpayne

    cjpayne Well-Known Member

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    That looks to be a CandyBlueGreen HK0 you have there. Pretty rare color. Its worth more than 400bucks now.lol
    I had a SL70 too when I was a kid. My brother and I tortured that poor thing.
    I would highly suggest starting your kids out with a semi auto 3speed bike first. There are PLENTY of CRF50's and 70's on the market used. They also have far better/safer suspensions than pogo's too. Learner bikes also get torn up pretty badly.

    I would clean this bike up and save the original paint. I just bet with some elbow grease and Mguires, it would come back pretty good.
     
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    Welcome keithf.
    That's a great lookin bike you have there, and a great bike in general.

    BTW, I'll be giving you a few good dad points :)
     
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    keithf New Member

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    Thanks all, for the comments and suggestions!
    I agree on trying to start the kids on an auto-clutch bike, I think they will just be passengers for a while on this one..
    The one regret I had was the seller back in 2002 was also selling a non-H auto-clutch 3-speed CT70 that was actually in better condition and $50 less, and I passed on buying both. Would really love to have that opportunity back now..
     

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