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    Honda CT 90

    I just picked up a nice 1970 CT 90 I plan to get running over this winter. Pretty decent condition but needs some TLC just like I do on all the TWs I pick up.

    I do all that I can here helping guys and gals who have TW questions but I know very little about the small Hondas and need some help, parts and guidance and I know we have some members who can help me.

    This one has the dual range tranny and does not appear to have been abused but I do need an ignition switch and key because the PO destroyed the one on it having lost the key.

    Hoping some of you guys might have some parts and advice for me.

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    Looks like you found a nice one!


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    nice find! just a hint on those little hondas, you will never get your investment back if you go overboard in repairs. i just finished a 1981 ct110 and i will loss about $1000 on it when selling it. so screw them, i'll keep it. for the lock and key, i found a place called 4 into 1, which have great prices and cheap shipping. DRATV has a great stock of parts for these bikes, but their shipping is killing me now
    Last edited by grewen; 08-25-2017 at 02:53 PM.
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    Here's the best forum for Honda Trail CT 90 & CT110s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    Looks like you found a nice one!

    Thanks Brian. I would not have bought it if it was hammered so this should be a fun project. I did just find the ignition switch and key on Ebay for $14 shipped but coming from Thailand so will likely be a while. It has no kick stand and I can't see where it would have been any way. Just something to keep me busy and as Grewen mentions, just like with TWs, it is real easy to go way overboard and be well above what these are worth in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryL View Post
    It has no kick stand and I can't see where it would have been any way.
    The earlier models came with a center stand that attaches to the bracket on bottom, below the swing arm pivot. Later models also had a side stand that attached to the foot peg mount.

    I rode a '69 for 25 years, and I wish I still had it! I installed a foot peg mount and side stand from a later model, and it worked great!

    You've got a good looking Trail 90 there, most of the older ones are pretty beat up.

    Enjoy!
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    Also, you can pull the wires out of the ignition switch and plug them together if you want to run it before the new switch arrives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ7Pilot View Post
    Also, you can pull the wires out of the ignition switch and plug them together if you want to run it before the new switch arrives.
    Thanks CJ. That is the easy part jumping the switch but first things first and I must follow my own instructions "How to bring a sitting bike back" before I even attempt to fire it up.

    You are right in the kick stand appears to have been welded to the front peg bracket but just a broke off weld there now. Did some have both side and center stands?

    GaryL
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    Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryL View Post
    Thanks CJ. That is the easy part jumping the switch but first things first and I must follow my own instructions "How to bring a sitting bike back" before I even attempt to fire it up.

    You are right in the kick stand appears to have been welded to the front peg bracket but just a broke off weld there now. Did some have both side and center stands?

    GaryL
    I had a couple of 1969's that had both side stands and center stands.

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    I also had a 1974 that had both.

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    I just got a fiend's early '66 CT90 going. Some of the wiring was actually melted from a bad hot-wire job. Cleaned that up, ran fresh gas through the carb and it started on the first kick. I have NEVER had the kind of carb problems we have with the TW on a CT90 or 110. They just do not plug-up as bad.

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