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  1. bjf

    bjf Member

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    Saw this bike local to me. I thought based on the stickers and color it was a CT70H but it looks like it is a regular CT70. Am I missing something?
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  3. MartinM54

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    It's appears to be an HKO with a 3 speed motor and an K1 and up muffler
     
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  4. bjf

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    Ah ok. I thought that but wondered if someone would really do that.
     
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  5. MartinM54

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    Yes all the time you will see it
     
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  6. bjf

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    Does this kill the value of it?
     
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    It may just be a three speed with the H decal, it looks kinda crooked. If its local a quick check of the VIN would tell you.
     
  8. bjf

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    It is a 3 speed model based on the VIN. Didn't realize that color came in the 3 speed model.
     
  9. MartinM54

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    They didn't come that color if its a 3speed vin number been repainted.
     
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    It's probably CSB, not CBG...which usually looks the same in photos, because the green pigment was beyond fade-prone. That muffler is a K1 and has one of the threaded mounts missing(!).

    The ironic part of all this is the fact that it's probably an original 3-speed with the original motor...which makes it worth more than a 4-speed that's missing the original (4-speed) motor, a 3-speed substituted. Further, the obviously slapped-on decals are more likely a plus than a minus. Looks like K0 decals could be reinstalled. Subtract the incorrect exhaust, decals and cheeeeeeeeeeeezy seat (that's probably :censored:) and what's left might be a decent $600-800 bike, worth restoring...or using mostly as-is. Might even be able to sell the now-pricey K1 muffler for enough money to replace the AWOL airbox.

    Oh...and lose the useless ST70 lift handle. It doesn't belong on a CT70.
     
  11. MartinM54

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    Seen it on a Facebook page. Guy dreams big LOL. I seen some people try and give him real world prices. Maybe he should listen. 7a8afcd36048c01cc5a25ed65cd797bf.jpg
     
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