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1972 HONDA CT 70 K1 Trail 70

R. J. Jan 10, 2019

  1. R. J.

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    :hello: This past Sept I bought that CT 70 from that guy that I posted up for sale here on the Forum. I traded him a Ruger Mini 14 Ranch Rifle, 6 30 round mags & 300 rounds of 223 ammo. I had maybe $600 in it all together. Also I let a Leupold 3x9x40 Rifleman scope go with it. I paid $150 for it about 10 years ago. Today a Ranch Rifle goes for about $700. Plus I gave him $400. I bought a new aftermarket seat assy made to OEM specs $120, NOS grap bar, NOS horn, NOS mirrors, NOS levers, NOS grips, NOS gas cap. NOS helmet lock & a head light hood with the HONDA logo. Also I bought. about 20 other NOS parts. I had all the black parts powdercoated gloss black. I found a stock exhaust system in very good condition for $165. IMG_6898.JPG IMG_6897.JPG IMG_6900.JPG IMG_6899.JPG IMG_6901.JPG IMG_6902.JPG IMG_6905.JPG IMG_6903.JPG IMG_6904.JPG IMG_6906.JPG IMG_6907.JPG IMG_6908.JPG IMG_6905.JPG IMG_6909.JPG IMG_6910.JPG IMG_6911.JPG
     
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  2. markus56

    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    That's a nice looking little scoot there R.J. They bring good money these days too. That one should bring close to 3k. You can buy many grown up bikes for that!
     
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    :hello:Here are some of the powder coated parts done in gloss black. Cost $125. The stock foot pegs are dangerous when wet. They have small teeth on them but they don't help much. I'm thinking about putting pegs on the CT 70 from a XL 70. The CT 70 has a 125 Lafan motor but I do have the stock motor. The guy gave me two other complete motors one 3 speed & a 4 speed. Also he gave me 3 parts motors. On the 4 speed I'm thinking about putting a 117 cc stroker motor kit in It made by TB Performance along with an oil cooler. Also a heavy duty clutch. Both also made by TBP. IMG_6243.JPG IMG_6244.JPG IMG_6245.JPG IMG_6246.JPG
     
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    Is that the manual clutch model or the automatic?
     
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    :hello: During VMD 2018 the CT 70s run between $1000 to $4500. A set of them went for 8 K on E-bay this past Nov. Both had less than 500 miles on them. The reason I bought these 2 Honda 70s is my Wife & I are going to join the Central FL Honda Mini Bike Club. They do rides every Sunday & do events. The CT 70 is the 3 speed auto. If a CT 70 is a 4 speed the VIN # will have an H in it.
     
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    That is a cool project. Looking good. I learned how to ride a motorcycle on an orange 73 CT70 back when I was young. I have a soft spot for those CT's. I thought about buying one just to have for fun but they are getting pricey. A dealer by me had one for sale about 10 years ago. It was hopped up with aftermarket wheels and USD forks. They were asking $2200 for it. I thought it was too expensive then. Should have bought it.

    RJ, have fun riding in the trails.
     
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    Looks like new. Nice job cleaning her up. Its nice to see all the hard work that you do.
     
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    :hello: My oldest Sister bought a 1972 CT 70 3 speed auto new in 1973. She paid $250 for it. I bought a 1974 XL 70 in the Summer of 74 for $395 out the door. We rode them every chance we could get. We had a blast together. Her 70 was stolen in 1979. She must have turned the speedo over about 5 times or so. We never had any trouble with either bike. When I traded my 70 in on my 1976 Yamaha YZ 125 they gave me $300 on a trade in. Only it they new it had over 30 K miles on it. :laughing7:. The YZ 125 was just over $800 out the door.
     
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    Which ones are the most valuable, The earliest or the 4 speeds? What years were the 4 speeds available?
     
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    :hello:The manual 4 speeds was only made from 1970 to 1973. The manual 4 speeds have an H in the VIN #. Also the H Models graphics on the sides are slanted rearward & the non H models are stright. The most sot after years is 1969 to 1973. The 1969 brings the most money. I've been doing research on the CT 70 for about 3 years. I'm still learning.
     
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    :hello: Here are 2 pics of 2 1972 Honda Ct 70s. The first one is a 3 speed with auto clutch. They came with 2 rear brake controls. A foot pedal & a lever. In 1974 they did away with the front brake lever. The HONDA graphics are stright up & down. Also the back ground is done in blue. The second one is the 4 speed H model. The manual clutch 4 speeds HONDA graphics are slanted & the back ground is done in black.____________ 001.jpg Honda Trail CT70H K1 - 1972 5.jpg
     
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    Nice work and brings back a lot of memories.
     
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