Is it a good deal ?

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  1. MonkeyBikerCanada

    MonkeyBikerCanada New Member

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    hello everyone, I write today to ask your opinion on this ct70 1985 that I would like to buy because it seems to me to be a good one. The seller says it has not worked for 2 years but for the rest, it is in very good condition for example the seat is not torn and the fuel tank is not rusted and the tires are almost new. The seller is asking $ 800 CAD or $ 615 US for the bike and registration papers come with so I think it's a good price but as the engine does not work I remain fearful. I would like your opinion on my questioning and if it's the cost of buying it, I would like to know how much I could once it's going to be functional and I'm going to have the wheels painted again. I would also like to know if you have tips to know the condition of the engine without running it and also to know the condition of the transmission. Thank you guys
     

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  3. Tripod

    Tripod Active Member

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    I would buy it just because its a 1985.
     
  4. Gask99

    Gask99 New Member

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    If the engine turns / kicks over, with compression, don't hesitate. Buy it.
     
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    kirrbby Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a great bike.
     
  6. cjpayne

    cjpayne Well-Known Member

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    Check/ Change the oil with Honda GN4 or Valvoline MC 10w40. Remember when checking the level, the bike must be level and upright with the dipstick resting on the hole, not screwed in. Change the air filter element, its probably crusty. Flush the fuel system and put fuel filters in the lines. I strongly suggest cleaning the inside of the carb and jets. Don't run the headlight until you have a good battery or you will fry it. A sealed battery would be best for way up north where you are(I've actually had a wet cell battery crack here in Oklahoma due to freezing) and cheap/reliable. I would also replace the sparkplug and keep the other as a spare(it probably still works, but who knows). The points may need replacing, but you will need the flywheel puller tool and set the points to .014. You can fine tune it later to .016 once you get it running. Over .016 and it may not run. Use pure fuel if possible or you will need ethanol neutralizer. Ethanol will eventually eat all the fuel seals. You might want to ask the previous owner what kind of gas was used in it.
    I would gladly give 600USD for that bike in a heartbeat.lol. It looks to be in pretty good shape from here.
    If you have anymore questions or even stupid questions, you've come to the right place. Dont be afraid to ask.
     

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