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Had too much time on my hands so . . . .

Post #1 by polkadot » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:00 pm

I found another project. Fixing the Valk and redoing the interior of the Caddy just was not enough. I did not get another wing, but I did pick up a sister from the same family. I bought a 1970 Honda CT90. It does something that no other project I have tackled does: it runs! It is mostly there, mostly original and in decent shape, and yes I plan to strip it to the bone. I think it will be a fun project. I'll post pics when I get it home tomorrow. Happy New Year all! ernie
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Post #2 by polkadot » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:49 pm

I picked up the 90 today. I'm pretty happy with my purchase so far. It has a title. It runs. It shifts into all 4 gears. I did not try the Low gears. I did a compression check and got 130. All lights work. Let the fun begin! I am planning on restoring this bike for my daughter. She lives in Boulder Colorado and does not own a car. She says she doesn't like the footprint of a car but would be cool with a scooter. She just got engaged so I would like to do a complete resto and give it to her for a wedding present. I am going to try to keep this a secret. For the first time I bought a project that will need a paint job. I think I will powder coat the metal parts in aqua and paint the plastics black. I have always liked that combo, and I think it will give it a cool retro look. Here is what I am starting with:
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1977 Candy Sirus Blue Wing (gone but not forgotten!): Ernie's 77 Resto
1998 Yellow/Creme Valkyrie (sold): Valk Redo
1976 Sulfur Yellow Wing (sold): Melloyellow to live again
1976 LTD #1353 (sold): And away we go . . . . LTD style
1970 CT90 (sold): Had too much time on my hands so . . .
1/4 of 1975 Wing #898 (Sold): Team 898 - raised from the ashes
70ish Benelli Dynamo Scrambler (sold): Erector Set/Treasure Hunt aka Benelli Dynamo
1/6 of 1976 LTD #993 (Sold): LTD 993 . . . and so it begins

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Post #3 by Roady » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:12 pm

Definitely a cutie. :-)

But the dog appears to know that you'll be spending less time with him/her.

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Post #4 by Recycled Roadkill » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:29 pm

Cool find. And yes, the dog definitely knows that something is up.
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Post #5 by CYBORG » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:30 pm

i rode one of those into the ground when i was younger. and i think the dog needs a hug
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Post #6 by polkadot » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:37 pm

Roady wrote:Definitely a cutie. :-)

But the dog appears to know that you'll be spending less time with him/her.


Actually she gets more "Loving" when I'm out in the garage working on a project. She is never more than a few feet from the action!
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1976 Sulfur Yellow Wing (sold): Melloyellow to live again
1976 LTD #1353 (sold): And away we go . . . . LTD style
1970 CT90 (sold): Had too much time on my hands so . . .
1/4 of 1975 Wing #898 (Sold): Team 898 - raised from the ashes
70ish Benelli Dynamo Scrambler (sold): Erector Set/Treasure Hunt aka Benelli Dynamo
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Post #7 by Whiskerfish » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:54 pm

I think that is a great project action1 action1 action1 action1
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Post #8 by CYBORG » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:01 pm

good ride to bring to vintage days
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Post #9 by polkadot » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:28 pm

CYBORG wrote:good ride to bring to vintage days


Put it on the back of the Valk or LTD?
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1977 Candy Sirus Blue Wing (gone but not forgotten!): Ernie's 77 Resto
1998 Yellow/Creme Valkyrie (sold): Valk Redo
1976 Sulfur Yellow Wing (sold): Melloyellow to live again
1976 LTD #1353 (sold): And away we go . . . . LTD style
1970 CT90 (sold): Had too much time on my hands so . . .
1/4 of 1975 Wing #898 (Sold): Team 898 - raised from the ashes
70ish Benelli Dynamo Scrambler (sold): Erector Set/Treasure Hunt aka Benelli Dynamo
1/6 of 1976 LTD #993 (Sold): LTD 993 . . . and so it begins

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Post #10 by CYBORG » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:37 pm

great pit bikes. and a good place to sell it....if thats your plan
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Post #11 by robin1731 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:50 pm

CYBORG wrote:great pit bikes. and a good place to sell it....if thats your plan


He is redoing it for his daughter. ;)

Yes, it would be nice to get around on at vintage days. Looks like a fairly easy restore too. I like the color combo you're thinking of too.
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Post #12 by CYBORG » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:02 pm

his daughter will love it. thats a better plan
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Post #13 by Oldewing » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:12 am

We will have the "clubs" CB350 as always for us old guys to get around the VMD's.

Ern's doggie is always with him, great pair,,,, well nice dog anyways lolol lolol lolol
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Post #14 by RAT » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:54 pm

Likes boots .....

Just sayin'.

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Post #15 by polkadot » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:21 pm

RAT wrote:Likes boots .....

Just sayin'.

Gord :guitar


lolol
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1977 Candy Sirus Blue Wing (gone but not forgotten!): Ernie's 77 Resto
1998 Yellow/Creme Valkyrie (sold): Valk Redo
1976 Sulfur Yellow Wing (sold): Melloyellow to live again
1976 LTD #1353 (sold): And away we go . . . . LTD style
1970 CT90 (sold): Had too much time on my hands so . . .
1/4 of 1975 Wing #898 (Sold): Team 898 - raised from the ashes
70ish Benelli Dynamo Scrambler (sold): Erector Set/Treasure Hunt aka Benelli Dynamo
1/6 of 1976 LTD #993 (Sold): LTD 993 . . . and so it begins


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