My new to me ct70

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  1. ronzrx

    ronzrx New Member

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    Points do suck. I'm going to check for bare wires I think that could be a problem thanks! In my future is a cdi conversion. What cdi conversion do I want to get, and from where? Cdi will have to wait a while way over budget now thanks
     
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    Here are some stator pics. My soldering skills are bad. Maybe I got the condenser too hot? But bike did run for 20-25 min spread out over 4 times and ran good idling light revving. I don't think I saw any bare wires Thanks Ron
     

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    Will get some 400 grit paper and re set points. Points and condenser I put in were new cheap ones I got with bike.
     
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    I'm so tired of messing with these points
     
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    That's the kit Ron. I put a small dab of lock tight on em, then epoxy behind the plate ''the 2 tiny screws'' as to make sure no oil can sneak past them. It's in the the ''tech section'' a few pages deep now. Check it out.
     
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    Your points LOOK like they are set to open REALLY big.
    .016 inches.
    POINT ZERO one six...when the flywheel is set to the T mark/line on the notch in the engine case.
     
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    Thanks guys found your tech tip old ct booked marked it put cdi in watch list. Will give points and everything a better look next weekend thanks again everyone!!
     
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    Ok so I ordered the CDI conversion. It shipped on saturday got to kansas tuesday delivered yesterday. I put locktite on screws and epoxy on back yesterday. Took 1/2 day off today put CDI on new spark plug started 3rd kick!!! Rode it up and down street couple times ran it about 15 min. Now has about 40 min run time on new top end. Going to check valve adjustment then run it some more. Of course its 90 degrees here now but glad it runs and no more points!! Ordered new float bowl try to get factory carb back on.
     
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    Nice. Like Darrell pointed out, if you have a replaceable headlight bulb, change it from the 15w/15w to a 25w/25w bulb. It's also a good idea to run the headlight when riding with the new cdi kit.
     
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    I will look at the headlight. I would imagine its original. I let it set 2 hours checked valves they were loose adjusted them started first kick! The lights are all working. Going to run it a couple more times today with cool off time in between. Going to rain here tomorrow
     
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    Well its been running over a week now! I have started and and ridden it 25 times. I'm calling it fixed! Going to enjoy it for a while, enter it in a car bike show this september. Then need to do oil spinner, oil screen, clutch, brakes and wheel bearings. Have all the parts already will wait until its cold to start all that. In the mean time I'm going to save for a new used blue Monkey. I have had all the full sized bikes and traffic that I need in my life. I like my neighborhood side street riding but need a little more power. I think Monkey is cool and would be perfect for me.
     
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    Sold some reloading supplies have $1,000 in the Monkey savings envelope. Hoping next year I can get one. Took the ct70 out for it's weekly ride today. Started first kick ran great.
     

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