Looking for a CT70 mechanic in the pacific northwest

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  1. 52brezelfenster

    52brezelfenster New Member

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    Hi,

    Was wondering if any members could steer me in the right direction.

    I'm hoping to find someone in the pacific northwest that could take a look at a 1970 CT70H that's having issues shifting into 3rd and 4th gear.

    Thanks in advance. Much appreciated!

    Dustin
     
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  3. red69

    red69 Well-Known Member

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    You'll probably have to wait until the pandemic is over.
     
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    OLD CT Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like worn shift forks and a full rebuild at that point...
     
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    52brezelfenster New Member

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    Thanks for the comments. I was planning on waiting until post - pandemic before taking it somewhere. Was hoping to at least get a dialogue going with a local mechanic. Would like to have it ready to ride this summer. Fingers crossed.

    Dustin
     
  6. cjpayne

    cjpayne Well-Known Member

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    I agree with OC, but what have you done to try and correct the problem? Someone here could probably talk you through it and save you some coin. If you need a rebuild, you came to the right place. Plenty of help here.
     
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  7. airblazer

    airblazer Active Member

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    What city are you in?
     
  8. 52brezelfenster

    52brezelfenster New Member

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    I'm in Portland, Oregon and willing to travel a fair distance (Idaho, Norther Cali, WA), etc..

    Thank you,
    Dustin
     
  9. airblazer

    airblazer Active Member

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    @52brezelfenster
    https://mikesminitrail.com/
    Mike is in the Boise area has done some good work for a few members here. I recommend you use the readily available help here before outsourcing, but either option should help you get the results you’re looking for.
     
  10. 52brezelfenster

    52brezelfenster New Member

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    @cjpayne, I like the diy method and would be willing to give it a try. Are there any videos or shop manuals to help get started?

    The troubleshooting steps I've done are adjust the clutch as much as the adjustment screw would allow, and visually check to make sure nothing was bent or out of place (external only). Nothing looked off. I've got a restored H bike and was using that as a reference point.

    Dustin
     
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  11. kirrbby

    kirrbby Well-Known Member

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    Tell us more about this bike. How many miles are on the engine? Has it ever been gone thru that you know of?
    If the miles are high, you may need a full rebuild. If they aren't too high, and you're lucky, there could be a fix under the right side engine/clutch cover.
     
  12. cjpayne

    cjpayne Well-Known Member

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    In the Resources/Links section of this forum, there are some downloadable shop and parts manuals that will help. There's also some wiring diagrams there. Youtube has some videos too.
     

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