Need Help Identifying a CT70 H model

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  1. Carnold

    Carnold New Member

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    Hey guys, I just picked up this Honda Ct70 H model. It looks like a HK1 that was repainted in blue. The thing that’s throwing me off is the vin tag - it says is a 1971... But I thought HK1’s were only 1972-73. Is the date on the Vin Tag for the date of manufacturing and is there a such thing as a 1971 HK1???
    -Connor
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  3. OLD CT

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    Early HK1 there #1943 off the line. Someone drilled a few extra holes for some unknown reason. The air canister top hold down is MIA, I would plug the 2 in the canister where the hold down was. Fugly resto job by the previous owner. 8/71 is the beginning of the HK1 as you see. Don't go by the year, go by the model. No HK1 says 73 on the vin tag.
     
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  4. Carnold

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    Sweet, thank you!
    -Connor
     
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    cjpayne Well-Known Member

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    The 8th month was the transition period from K0/HK0 to the K1/HK1 models.
     
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  6. Carnold

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    Could the blue be original then?
     
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    Nope, red or yellow. Post up some pics of that beautiful yellow frame you have for carnold C.J.
     
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    The pics I have of it dont do it justice, but this is the best one.

    K1 3speed in Candy Yellow Special. Has a slight greenish tint, but its hard for camera's to pick it up.

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  9. Carnold

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    Dang, that’s sweet!
     
  10. cjpayne

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    Here's the Candy Ruby Red version
    72 HK1 4speed. Notice the different stripe and badges.

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  11. Carnold

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    Interesting, what are the correct decals for my 71/72 HK1? I just had these custom made and I thought they would look good with the blue:
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    I think someone was planning on putting blinkers on your bike. The headlight ears have some strange holes in them.
     
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    cjpayne Well-Known Member

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    The decals on my 4speed are the originals.
     
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    I have a K1 3 speed also in Candy Yellow Special that needs repainting. Who did yours because that's exactly what I want mine to look like. Thanks, Kenny
     
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    Mikes Minitrails. I'll PM you David's #
     

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