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Old 03-30-2008, 07:44 PM   #1
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I have always liked the Honda Trail bikes from the 60's and 70's. They were advertised back then as a companion for you RV. Light enough to bumper carry.
Been looking at them for awhile and found one in desperate need of some love.
We got it yesterday, and have jumped on to redoing it.
It was sprayed black over the original red. Has a few parts missing, already working on those.
Some of the black was removed today with carb cleaner ., mineral spirits, and compound. The rusty chrome shiined right up with 000 steeo wool and polish.

We took off the carbm, exhaust, fuel tank and lines, and are redoing them and getting a new battery.
Hope to have it rideable and presentable soon.
Anyone else have one of these old favorites?

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Old 03-30-2008, 07:50 PM   #2
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honda Passport cl70

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Old 03-30-2008, 09:09 PM   #3
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Honda CT70

Sure do! I found a 1993 CT70 a couple years ago with only 195 miles. I carry it on a frame mounted front rack on my pickup. I've had as many as three of them in my boat at once, and could even carry one safely in my canoe for a small water hazzard. Sometimes I need to go beyond where the road and water end. I'm always sure there is something around the next corner that needs me to look at it.
I do like the CL70's and hope to find one to add to my rolling stock. I missed a nice one on Craigslist a few weeks ago, but will continue the search.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:47 PM   #4
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I have always liked the Honda Trail bikes from the 60's and 70's. Anyone else have one of these old favorites?
I was at a local swap meet about 22 years ago and there was a 1963(?) Honda Trail 55 sitting there for $50. I pushed it about 5 feet and it started right up. My rule at the time was: any running bike for under $100 comes home with me. I've still got it. Good luck with yours. Ron
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:21 PM   #5
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yes, a 1985 cl 70 passport
I was at the Canon (should have one of those tilde signs above the “n” making is Canyon) Grill on Kavanaugh Blvd in Little Rock last fall and there was a pale blue 1974, if I remember correctly, sitting out front. I talked to the owner and he told me that he got it from his grandfather who always kept it in the garage. It looked brand new. The sides of the seat were black and the top was white similar, but slightly different from yours.

It was stopping more traffic than a Jessie James chopper. Everyone stopped to admire it.
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:46 PM   #6
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Love it! I'm assuming there's a group out there (forums) that help you out with support?
I've got to get me a project!
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:53 PM   #7
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Careful, it seems to be almost as addictive as Airstreams. A guy I work with has (had?) about 8 trail bikes that ran, many parts and pieces of others. My brother has two....etc.
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:24 AM   #8
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Alan, I have a Honda 70 and a Trail 110 (much like your 90) sitting in the barn. Neither one of the bikes has been used much since 1992.
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:48 AM   #9
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Great comments. I got ours mostly apart, and hope to gt the fuel lines on and have it running this weekend. The tank is clean inside, and many parts seem new. I will be looking out for another so my son and I can cruise together.
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:00 PM   #10
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bring those hogs to Hiawassee! I have a buddy with a Puch... more of a pedal bike with a hamster motor... still cool, though!

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Old 03-31-2008, 01:14 PM   #11
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No Trails but a Yamaha and a Vespa moped, several Batavus mopeds including one from 1949 (the BatMoped!), and two Triumph scooters. Oh, and two gas-powered scooters (like kid's scooters) with seats for use at the track. Need I say I am fascinated with bikes with small engines?

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Old 03-31-2008, 01:37 PM   #12
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this is funny....and maybe a little creepy. a guy and his scooter...

Now I can understand some Dusty Springfield playing while glazing at the trailer.....or is that just too weird?

But i will settle for the Honda Passport for now, but waiting for sister in law to sell her Vespa. five years old and still under 500 miles?
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:59 PM   #13
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Love those Vespas. Too much $$ for the kids to ride around the campground though.
Hope to get the Trail running and might bring it to Hiawassee. If I have a seat by then. The seat fits over the gas tank so its not real comfy without it!
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My wife's niece and nephew are into cars and bikes. A couple of years ago he stumbled onto a 1963 Vespa and an earlier Lambretta that he bought for $300 for the pair. Both with a battery and some gas and a bit of playing around run and they tool around on them. It really got me thinking of my fun with dirt bike days so I went looking and found a couple of interesting bikes. One was the X-6 Suzuki Hustler I'd bought new still in the hands of the second owner and he'll give it to me - I just have to go back "home" to pick it up. He still rides it on occasion but would be happy to give it to me he says as he still has his Honda 305? Dream that he rides a lot and is not going anywhere but the rest of his bikes he'll gladly part with. He mentioned he has a Honda 50 Cub and a CT-90 (I think that's what he called it) I could have for $200 each so I felt compelled to send him the loot without the DW knowing (oops) and when he called to tell me he'd gotten the jingle guess who answered the phone and had a LONG chat with him. She doesn't mind other than the fact that right now they'll be stored away in my shop and I have a lot of other things sitting stored away in that shop for future use .

I am hoping this fall we'll make the journey back and pick them up. I can't ride or drive right now but it gives one hope for the future .

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