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 Post subject: Re: Honda Ct70
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 12:33 pm 
kookookeedoo wrote:
Haha wow that mileage is crazy! I have no idea how many miles are on my 73 CT because it didn't come with a speedo, but mine actually looks like it has 84k on it. Nice find.



the weird thing is I have the original black plate for it
the stickers were never renewed after 72 I think
it came with a newer white plate but the guy I got it from only had it like 3 months

so unless another owner had another plate and put those miles on it, then it could of been all offroad or was used in another state that required no plates

but its still alot of miles on such a little bike
so far the odo seems to work fine

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 Post subject: Re: Honda Ct70
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:08 pm 
had an issue with my headlight, the key caused the light to go on and off. I think the contacts inside the key are dirty but instead of trying to figure a way to fix that I just ran the low beam directly off the rectifier. It puts out 6v AC. So now the light its really bright only because its a clean source of power
And when I use high beam, still off the key both filaments come on and make a huge light image far away. But at idle with high beam on the lights are really dim until I rev it. But I will just use low beam only all the time and high beam rarely

Also had the speedo bulb burn out the other day so had a new one got that working now. Nice to be able to see speed at night again.


Put on an oil cooler today. Though it would be bolt on but of course had to do some grinding and some head scratching. Also had a set of bad crush washers and caused a leak. Luckily I had another used set that worked fine. Could of got one for cheap but it uses smaller lines and has to mount from the top, so I would have to make a bracket. This one was alot more but came with a bracket that mounts on the intake and uses larger lines I guess to move more oil.

So far after 2 runs its only cooling -25F
I was hoping for more. Its also very ugly and large. At least I will feel safer going full speed now, as long as the cooler holds up. Still need more miles on it before im assured all the lines etc. will hold up.

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 Post subject: Re: Honda Ct70
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 11:46 am 
Mike, Where did you get the temp. dipstick? I been lookin for one.

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 Post subject: Re: Honda Ct70
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 1:43 pm 
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Mike, Where did you get the temp. dipstick? I been lookin for one.

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this fits the china engines and ive only used this one on them that has the typical 3-4 inch dipstick cant remember off my head the exact dipstick size
http://www.xrsonly.com/xrs-only-oil-temperature-dip-stick-honda-crf150f-crf230f

I also use one on my zuma 125 but its a different part number

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 Post subject: Re: Honda Ct70
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 1:45 pm 
last nights temp run was -40f then typical temps maybe it was a freak thing
the 2 temps before were only -25 following the same run


-40 was what im hoping it will stay at
which ends up being a running temp of 210F

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 Post subject: Re: Honda Ct70
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 5:09 pm 
How much did it cost to purchase all the parts needed for an oil cooler setup?

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 Post subject: Re: Honda Ct70
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 5:20 pm 
its a kit
so like $130 http://tboltusa.com/store/tb-oil-cooler-kitbrw-intake-mount-z50-crf50-xr50-ct70-pit-bikes-p-1751.html

but my engine the piranah 140cc has that type of plate on the engine already and I could of used a cheaper cooler kit $65 http://tboltusa.com/store/piranha-pit-bike-oil-cooler-kit-finned-p-1391.html but the cooler has no mount plate and mounts from the top
so I would of had to make a top mount. It comes with rubber brake line looking hose with springs over it, and I think its also a smaller line so it wont flow as much
So I had to choose a nice looking cooler about 2x the cost of the cheaper type

Plus the one I got has red on it to somewhat match the red on my bike



Im going to see if the plate I took off will fit a lifan engine I have on a pitbike then I may get the cheaper oil cooler for that one

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 Post subject: Re: Honda Ct70
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 5:57 pm 
NIce CT Mike. That thing is real clean. The one I picked up was a real piece of shit and I had to replace most of everything.

Working on putting an updated front end on it that I can run 12" wheels with disk brakes. Not much going on now as its in the back of my shed.

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 Post subject: Re: Honda Ct70
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:00 pm 
Hey Mike, I got my oil temp. Dipstick in today. My Orange CT runs at 235/ 250.

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 Post subject: Re: Honda Ct70
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:17 pm 
cool. just what mine did

ive noticed with my cooler now im right around 200 normal driving
and if im really pushing it hard around 220

where without the cooler always at 250, even at night when its cooler air

and im even running richer jetting, my plug has more black then brown on it

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 Post subject: Re: Honda Ct70
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:07 pm 
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NIce CT Mike. That thing is real clean. The one I picked up was a real piece of shit and I had to replace most of everything.

Working on putting an updated front end on it that I can run 12" wheels with disk brakes. Not much going on now as its in the back of my shed.



What wheels/tires are these? They look great.

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 Post subject: Re: Honda Ct70
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:06 am 
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cool. just what mine did

ive noticed with my cooler now im right around 200 normal driving
and if im really pushing it hard around 220

where without the cooler always at 250, even at night when its cooler air

and im even running richer jetting, my plug has more black then brown on it




im kind of afraid to know what mine is running at..

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kind of..

it would give me a good reason to invest in a Nice 110cc engine :banger:

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 Post subject: Re: Honda Ct70
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:11 am 
well I had used the motul 5500??? oil with ester
its like $10 a quart
the chart for that oil shows it will protect more in that heat range then cheaper oil
not full protection but its better then the cheap oil

look on there site there was a chart somewhere on there
the ester helps protect at higher temps

now with my cooler I can use the normal motul 10w40 oil at $5 quart

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:33 pm 
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