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Author Topic: CT70 Resto  (Read 4308 times)

Offline clem

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CT70 Resto
« on: Oct 18, 2015, 21:51:19 »
I feel like I have a knack for picking up the worst piles of you know what to try and do something with. This one is no different. It was pretty horrible when I got it. I only paid $80 bucks for it and the deal should have gone the other way, I should have been given $80 for the haul away charge. Any way I am going to do a full restoration on this one. I may put off the engine for a bit since we have a XR70 that nobody uses and that engine may fill in for awhile until I can tear down and rebuild the original. Here are a few pics of the mess.
"After every war there are soldiers who refuse to surrender. To this day there are still thousands who cling to their 30+ year old motorcycles, thinking that the war is still on, refusing to concede that the four-strokes have won"

1972 DS7 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45886.msg505995#msg505995
1983 CB550sc bobber http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=30599.30

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Re: CT70 Resto
« Reply #1 on: Oct 18, 2015, 21:57:37 »
Pretty much everything but the frame, hubs, upper triple, swing arm and gas tank(it's plastic) will have to be purchased. Some has been bought and since I'm pretty much done with my DS7 I'll start dumping money into this dump. This is going to be my neighborhood ride to compete with the golf carts and what not that litter my streets. I was able to pick up a very good speedo from ebay for very cheap so I was pretty stoked on that. New fenders, rim halves and street tires are here.
« Last Edit: Oct 18, 2015, 22:00:18 by clem »
"After every war there are soldiers who refuse to surrender. To this day there are still thousands who cling to their 30+ year old motorcycles, thinking that the war is still on, refusing to concede that the four-strokes have won"

1972 DS7 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45886.msg505995#msg505995
1983 CB550sc bobber http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=30599.30

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Re: CT70 Resto
« Reply #2 on: Oct 19, 2015, 21:23:30 »
im digging it man
"If you want safety and sanity don't mess around with choppers to begin with and don't come crying to me for recommending something that broke down the line. You're going to be the "builder" so use your own judgment and build to you own personal levels of safety and sanity." - Chopper Handbook
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
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Re: CT70 Resto
« Reply #3 on: Oct 19, 2015, 23:25:25 »
Thank you dude. I dig these funky little bikes too.
I got a few more parts today. Wiring harness, seat hinge bracket, swing arm pivot bolt and the long air box cover screw...small details. I may buy new bars and switches next so that I can close up the headlight bucket.
"After every war there are soldiers who refuse to surrender. To this day there are still thousands who cling to their 30+ year old motorcycles, thinking that the war is still on, refusing to concede that the four-strokes have won"

1972 DS7 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45886.msg505995#msg505995
1983 CB550sc bobber http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=30599.30

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Re: CT70 Resto
« Reply #4 on: Oct 20, 2015, 10:52:25 »
I have a 79 z50 on the way =) I am enjoying watching these little bikes being built =)
"If you want safety and sanity don't mess around with choppers to begin with and don't come crying to me for recommending something that broke down the line. You're going to be the "builder" so use your own judgment and build to you own personal levels of safety and sanity." - Chopper Handbook
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennet

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Re: CT70 Resto
« Reply #5 on: Oct 20, 2015, 13:34:01 »
Damn dude, you jumped right into this one.  Cool little bikes. 

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Re: CT70 Resto
« Reply #6 on: Oct 20, 2015, 23:14:20 »
Yeah, I've been having this for a few years. I figured if I started  a thread that I might actually do something with it.
"After every war there are soldiers who refuse to surrender. To this day there are still thousands who cling to their 30+ year old motorcycles, thinking that the war is still on, refusing to concede that the four-strokes have won"

1972 DS7 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45886.msg505995#msg505995
1983 CB550sc bobber http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=30599.30

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Re: CT70 Resto
« Reply #7 on: Oct 31, 2015, 23:30:09 »
I put off buying the new handlebars and switches to make this thing a roller. It's getting there slowly but so far I think it's a good improvement. It's kind of nice to not have to weld, cut and grind stuff up for a change.
"After every war there are soldiers who refuse to surrender. To this day there are still thousands who cling to their 30+ year old motorcycles, thinking that the war is still on, refusing to concede that the four-strokes have won"

1972 DS7 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45886.msg505995#msg505995
1983 CB550sc bobber http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=30599.30

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Re: CT70 Resto
« Reply #8 on: Nov 30, 2015, 21:33:52 »
I got as far along as I could before Christmas season. I got the handle bars, cables, throttle assembly and a few other things. I'll start tearing the engine down while it's the giving season. I'm sure the pics of the engine will be a horror show so we'll  wait until after Christmas has passed.
"After every war there are soldiers who refuse to surrender. To this day there are still thousands who cling to their 30+ year old motorcycles, thinking that the war is still on, refusing to concede that the four-strokes have won"

1972 DS7 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45886.msg505995#msg505995
1983 CB550sc bobber http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=30599.30

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Re: CT70 Resto
« Reply #9 on: Nov 30, 2015, 22:27:36 »
Gorgeous
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