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I've got a buddy who's a bit off....and decided a few years ago to start hoarding these things. I think he's up to 6 or 7 now, with tons of parts. He started out planning on making a bit of side money fixing them up and selling them, but soon realized that to do them up right costs about as much as they're worth...so it's turned into more a learning experience/hobby for him.

He has 2 of them running in real good shape, completely gone through with new rings, all new seals and gaskets, valve jobs, carbs, tubes and tires, etc... and he expressed to me that he wants to get of them to make room to pull the others outta the shed and get started on them. I thought they'd make a great little RV park runabout or a liquor store cruiser, so figured I'd post up and see if anyone wants one. He wants about $1200 for the one that's titled and legal, and maybe a bit less for the one without a title (he's willing to get a title if need be). If someone wants one thats beat to fuck but runs good...he's got a few of those too.

any interest?...lemme know
 

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Because it appears to be so clean and a 90 he might even be worth more than that to the right guy. Very iconic bikes.
 

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He's got two that are up and running...I know that at least one of them has the handle bar release lever to turn them sideways...If there's any interest, I'll go get more pics.
 

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A neighbor put one out with a for sale sign that was in need of restoration so I stopped and looked at it but at $1,200 asking didn’t even bother inquiring.
 

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I think that is the trail model. The CT models have the fold down handlebars with the black screw knobs.
Black screw knobs?
What year was that?
Mine is a 1970, looks just like the OP other than his handle faces the other way.
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I’d be curious to know what year the OP is also. Noticed a couple subtle differences.
 

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I think that is the trail model. The CT models have the fold down handlebars with the black screw knobs.
I know the Trail 70's had the screw knobs to fold the bars. My dad had one forever. Really wish he never got rid of it. It was still pretty much 100% original and plated.

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I've got a buddy who's a bit off....and decided a few years ago to start hoarding these things. I think he's up to 6 or 7 now, with tons of parts. He started out planning on making a bit of side money fixing them up and selling them, but soon realized that to do them up right costs about as much as they're worth...so it's turned into more a learning experience/hobby for him.


any interest?...lemme know
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just so happens i have a fb page....honda ct 90 owners.over 5700 members.i had a cherry one that sold for 2500.tell them to join and sell them
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So sweet

I had on a long time ago, but it was a 70cc

Wish I had it back
 

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Mecums going to have their motorcycle auction in January. Lots of nice bikes. He could consign it there.

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I know the Trail 70's had the screw knobs to fold the bars. My dad had one forever. Really wish he never got rid of it. It was still pretty much 100% original and plated.

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Black screw knobs?
What year was that?
Mine is a 1970, looks just like the OP other than his handle faces the other way.
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I’d be curious to know what year the OP is also. Noticed a couple subtle differences.
I only knew of and called the full sheet metal frame ones as CT's (70&90) and the taller 90 as shown by OP as the Trail models. It may very well be a CT with a model name of Trail...idk, not claiming to expertly know this as fact it's just what we all called them back then.
Had some crazy times on my buddies bikes. He had a couple 70s and 90s we beat to shit. Bent one nearly in half trying to MX it.:D:D
 

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I only knew of and called the full sheet metal frame ones as CT's (70&90) and the taller 90 as shown by OP as the Trail models. It may very well be a CT with a model name of Trail...idk, not claiming to expertly know this as fact it's just what we all called them back then.
Had some crazy times on my buddies bikes. He had a couple 70s and 90s we beat to shit. Bent one nearly in half trying to MX it.:D:D
I don’t know much about them either, lol.
Mine says Trail.
But that blue 70 says trail too? So? I DK?
It’s a Honda:D
Notice the Trail 90 graphic is different between mine and the OP, and I notice he doesn’t have the knob for altitude adjustment.
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I also see mine has a chrome trim strip along the seat base while the other examples have rivets.

I wouldn’t mind getting ahold of the turn signals.
 

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Bump!
With quarantine and the whole apocalypse going on, well. 😂
Tinkering has happened.
After neglecting it for sometime I managed to replace fuel lines, get some charge on the battery and fire it off.

Eventually. 😂

My old ass was sore a day and a half from trying to kickstart this bastard about 159 times. Plus pushing it home once, lol.

But I think I have the tune sorted now. Runs good.
The P/O told me low range didn’t work and he suspected a bent shift fork.

I suspect he’d had a couple too many beers and didn’t fiddle with it enough because it works awesome for me.😎

Next step, I’m pulling the forks and replacing seals.

After the Covid process is over it’s on to the CHP for a title search.
Bought it at a garage sale.
 

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What is the handle on the handlebar for?

RD
 

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Lots of good memories of the 55 and 90 when I was a kid. we had soooo much fun on them.
Known as "Pizza Bikes" (delivery) in Europe.

Honda has been rolling out the 125 version around the world:








Fuel injection, Disc brakes, ABS, twice the power of the 90, electric start. $4K.
 

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I've got a buddy who's a bit off....and decided a few years ago to start hoarding these things. I think he's up to 6 or 7 now, with tons of parts. He started out planning on making a bit of side money fixing them up and selling them, but soon realized that to do them up right costs about as much as they're worth...so it's turned into more a learning experience/hobby for him.

He has 2 of them running in real good shape, completely gone through with new rings, all new seals and gaskets, valve jobs, carbs, tubes and tires, etc... and he expressed to me that he wants to get of them to make room to pull the others outta the shed and get started on them. I thought they'd make a great little RV park runabout or a liquor store cruiser, so figured I'd post up and see if anyone wants one. He wants about $1200 for the one that's titled and legal, and maybe a bit less for the one without a title (he's willing to get a title if need be). If someone wants one thats beat to fuck but runs good...he's got a few of those too.

any interest?...lemme know
If you get a chance can you ask your buddy if he knows of any C200 (Honda 90) or even a C100, the 50cc. Got to be early ones, 63 to 65 and push rod engines. A great deal would be huge plus too!
thanks

Both look like this...


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My buddy Darrin and I had Honda 50's in jr high school and we would ride all over the west end of the San Fernando valley every day after school .Here we are 45 years later still riding lol
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Funny. My very first bike was a Trail 90. No lever on the bars though to fold them. Had a rack instead of the extra seat.

It was Orange. Or Faded Red? Pretty sure it was Orange. Haha 40 years ago some things fade a little, but not the memories of the freedom that little bike gave me, I rode it everyday, everywhere, on bike paths and sidewalks (because the local sheriffs told me I could not drive it on the street) and any fire road I could get to before a Sheriff saw me lol!

Once I got my CR125 they could not catch me anymore rofl!
 

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If you want something really rare, look up Honda ZB 50. I think that they only made about 3 or 4 thousand of them. They are all black with red wheels.
 

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Bump!
With quarantine and the whole apocalypse going on, well. 😂
Tinkering has happened.
After neglecting it for sometime I managed to replace fuel lines, get some charge on the battery and fire it off.

Eventually. 😂

My old ass was sore a day and a half from trying to kickstart this bastard about 159 times. Plus pushing it home once, lol.

But I think I have the tune sorted now. Runs good.
The P/O told me low range didn’t work and he suspected a bent shift fork.

I suspect he’d had a couple too many beers and didn’t fiddle with it enough because it works awesome for me.😎

Next step, I’m pulling the forks and replacing seals.

After the Covid process is over it’s on to the CHP for a title search.
Bought it at a garage sale.

I've restored a few of them. Here is a good site for re-pop parts. Was my go to for consumables, cables, grips, timing chains, gaskets, seals, ect..

 

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That was my birthday present to myself. 5000 original mile bike.
Small world but mine passed on.
Had bought it new from Buena Park Yamaha when I arrived in CA in 79.
Such a fun bike for a 20 year old 130lb stud...😁
 

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to release and turn the handlebars so it fits better on the rack behind the spare tire on a 1972 Winnebago
I had an orange CT70, dad used to put the handle bars down and slide the bike into the back seat of his Merc when I was 10-12 to take us riding...wow what great memories...
 
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