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post #1 of 32 Old 10-26-2005, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Need info. to Restore an old bike

My son's grandfather has an old 1972 CT70H Honda and will let me restore and keep it but I don't know of any real good places to get parts or information. I know the 2nd gear or something is out that is why it has been sitting for some 15yrs or so in a shed since the last time it ran. This one has a pink slip and can be street legal and there was one on Ebay that sold for over $800 but without a pink slip, they are kinda like a trail bike. We are selling a Cushman Scooter 1962 right now that is rusted and also been in storage for over 15yrs and are getting all kinds of hits and there is still 9 more days to go and it will sell for over $1000 easy because the top bid right now is $760. He thought these bikes were just junk and just wanted to get them out of his shed. What do you guys think?


1. Should I restore it and use it for camping trips
2. Restore and Sell on Ebay
3. Sell on Ebay "as is" and take what we can get


If I do numbers 1 & 2 then I need help to find parts and information on old motorcycles
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i had a ct 70 when i was a kid. I think the hard part is the points and condser. junk yards is more likely you will find parts for it. a good project.
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i had a ct 70 when i was a kid. I think the hard part is the points and condser. junk yards is more likely you will find parts for it. a good project.
So, are you saying do #1 in the choices?
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Yes, Why not. it will be a pain to find the parts, but once you have it done. you will have something from the past that alot of people have started on. good luck.
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might want to talk to someone at your local bike shop. I mentioned to the guy we had an old bridgestone in the garage and he immediatly told me he knew people that collected them. I'd be willing to bet that I could either buy parts or sell the bike rather easily. Might be something worth looking into.
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cool find, man...
i guess it would depend on how much work/parts your needing...
i love searching thru salvage yards (when they let me)...
i'm sure sacramento has bike salvage yards...
i know of a good one in santa rosa, bit of a drive...


so i would say #1 or #3... wouldnt rebuild just to sell... and "little blue d" would groove on it...
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Let your son putt around on it. It would be a good project for both of you.


I live my life a quarter-pounder at a time. And for those 500 calories or more, im free. I need FRIESSSS! Two of them. The big ones. Oh, and I need them tonight. You're lucky the double shot of BBQ sauce didnt blow a seam on your nugget box.
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#3 f'sho

In my life experiences, I've found that Restorations, even small ones, are for people with both time and money.

If you really want to spend time with your little one and see him or her riding, fetch what you can for the 70cc and purchase crf50 from your local Honda dealer. New is almost always better and safer than old.

I will be purchasing a new 50cc for my oldest daughter for this years Christmas. With this model, you can opt for ATV size training wheel that mount through the center of the bike (very cool).

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But its the experience of having to find parts and showing your son/daughter how to do it and the time you get to spend with them. Pass on your knowledge, not your money.


I live my life a quarter-pounder at a time. And for those 500 calories or more, im free. I need FRIESSSS! Two of them. The big ones. Oh, and I need them tonight. You're lucky the double shot of BBQ sauce didnt blow a seam on your nugget box.
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But its the experience of having to find parts and showing your son/daughter how to do it and the time you get to spend with them. Pass on your knowledge, not your money.
now thats some good father/son/daughter time!!...
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