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Author Topic: CT70 restomod/grom killer  (Read 1082 times)

Offline plagrone

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CT70 restomod/grom killer
« on: Jun 25, 2018, 13:18:53 »
I have bad habits. Since my first project (which was a terrible example of a CB360 cafe racer) Iíve had exactly 39 motorcycles.

This bike is number 34.

You know when you drive so far for a craigslist post that you feel obligated to buy? Well thatís what happened here. There were no pictures and when I got there I figured, ďEh, itís fifty bucks and I drove an hour.Ē

It was in a shack with a dirt floor. The kickstand was down and functioning, but it was completely rotted out at the bottom. It had to have been sitting there for long long time.

I had loaded the roller into my truck and was about to leave when I asked if he had anything else to go with it. Oh yea, pieces of the engine in a 5 gallon bucket. Whoopie. Guess Iíll be doing a piranha or lifan install.

Anyways. Itís been sitting in my basement almost a year taking up space. I had too much bourbon the other night and bought some tires and rear shocks for it, so I guess drunk Pierce wants me to get started


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Offline plagrone

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Re: CT70 restomod/grom killer
« Reply #1 on: Jun 25, 2018, 13:35:09 »
First things first. I want to powder coat everything, so no shortcuts on the frame/swingarm.

I donít really plan on going two up often enough to have passenger pegs, so I ground them off, filled in the holes, and reground.




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Offline plagrone

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Re: CT70 restomod/grom killer
« Reply #2 on: Jun 25, 2018, 15:05:17 »
The frame has some dents that I need to fill in a similar fashion... Iím worried about burning through this thin sheet metal though. Anybody got some tips?

I figured the lowest voltage setting and as high a feed rate as I can run without too much spatter. Maybe do just a little at a time?


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Online Maritime

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Re: CT70 restomod/grom killer
« Reply #3 on: Jun 25, 2018, 15:21:02 »
Drunk ebay browsing is dangerous. LOL. look forward to seeing what you do. I learned to ride on a 50cc honda mini trail.
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Re: CT70 restomod/grom killer
« Reply #4 on: Jun 25, 2018, 15:37:14 »
I have a mini trail with a zongshen 160HO engine. The thing is nuts. Wheelies at 90kph.

Looking forward to seeing what engine you choose. Last I saw you could get 200cc dohc engines to fit.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline coyote13

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Re: CT70 restomod/grom killer
« Reply #5 on: Jun 25, 2018, 17:33:48 »
I have a mini trail with a zongshen 160HO engine. The thing is nuts. Wheelies at 90kph.

Looking forward to seeing what engine you choose. Last I saw you could get 200cc dohc engines to fit.

Sounds excessive.  You got my vote!
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Offline plagrone

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CT70 restomod/grom killer
« Reply #6 on: Jun 25, 2018, 19:23:32 »
I have a mini trail with a zongshen 160HO engine. The thing is nuts. Wheelies at 90kph.

Looking forward to seeing what engine you choose. Last I saw you could get 200cc dohc engines to fit.


I was thinking a Lifan 125 or a piranha 140 both with manual clutch... I want it to be manageable for people learning but fast enough to be fun for me.

More than the 125 and Iíll probably get a new or extend the swingarm

... EDIT: but with the pressure of you degenerates and my tendency to splurge when inebriated... I might go crazy. Who knows

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Offline Brodie

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Re: CT70 restomod/grom killer
« Reply #7 on: Jun 25, 2018, 20:53:34 »
I can tell you that the 140 would be the sensible choice.

While the 160HO (high compression) is a hell of a lot of fun my Z50A has scared a few people away from it.

I have a Lifan 125 in a Z50R and it leaves me wanting just a little more.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline cxman

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Re: CT70 restomod/grom killer
« Reply #8 on: Jun 25, 2018, 21:05:40 »
i have a ct90 trail i am putting a 190 daytona anima in now

1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others