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Hi guys,

I'm new to this forum, I bought a CT70 1971 Candy Gold 3 months ago.
I plan to do a complete restoration and thought I could share it with you!

This is the day I bought it, the red was bought by one of my friends.

Wheel Tire Motor vehicle Vehicle Automotive lighting


Tire Wheel Automotive parking light Car Land vehicle


Automotive tire Motor vehicle Yellow Gas Engineering


Automotive tire Light Motor vehicle Watch Asphalt


Wheel Land vehicle Tire Vehicle Automotive tire


Pictures of the first ride:

Tire Wheel Vehicle Automotive lighting Automotive tire


Tire Wheel Sky Land vehicle Fuel tank


Wheel Tire Plant Vehicle Automotive tire


I will try to do an update at every step.

Cheers ✌
 

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If you aren’t aware, that is an extremely rare Honda CT70. In 30 years of collecting Horizontal Honda’s, that’s only the 2nd CT70K0 that I’ve seen with a 12/71 build date.
 

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To be honest I was not sure if it was rare to find CT70 with this build date.
I knew it was a late production though with the VIN number and date, at first I was a bit confused thinking it was maybe a K1.

Anyway thanks for the comment Mike!

I will post the teardown of the bike tonight.
 

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To be honest I was not sure if it was rare to find CT70 with this build date.
I knew it was a late production though with the VIN number and date, at first I was a bit confused thinking it was maybe a K1.

Anyway thanks for the comment Mike!

I will post the teardown of the bike tonight.
if you don’t mind me asking……what is the engine number on this bike? I’m really curious to see if it’s close to the frame number.
 

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So as promised, the teardown process:


Tire Wheel Fuel tank Automotive tire Vehicle


Vehicle Automotive tire Automotive lighting Motor vehicle Tire


Tire Wheel Automotive tire Motor vehicle Automotive lighting


Tire Wheel Automotive tire Motor vehicle Vehicle


Wheel Vehicle Tire Automotive tire Motor vehicle


Wood Asphalt Road surface Gas Flooring
Wood Wheel Table Floor Flooring


All bolts identify and parts packed in a box
Automotive tire Wood Gas Building Flooring


The exhaust is stuck...
Gas Automotive tail & brake light Auto part Machine Machine tool


I'm waiting to receive the tool of the triple tree so I can remove the front struts.
Wood Creative arts Font Wood stain Hardwood



That's it for today :cool:🔧
 

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Quick update I have disassembled the wheels.
It didn't go super well lol

Because of the rust, I could not get the rims out of the tire...
Since the tires were almost scrapped I simply cut them...

Tire Automotive tire Wheel Tread Wood


Wood Automotive tire Tool Hand tool Gas


The rims are not in super shape.
I will have to work them out, they are rusty and band on a few places.
Tire Automotive tire Wood Rim Gas


I have also removed the fork.

Bicycle handlebar Bicycle part Camera Auto part Optical instrument


Bicycle part Wood Propeller Gas Nut


Wood Household hardware Auto part Metal Hand tool


Diiiiiirtyyy
Fluid Wood Automotive tire Auto part Bicycle part


Slowly but surely!
I will probably continue tomorrow, I will keep you post.

 

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I now worked on the wheel hubs.

It went pretty well on the rear one.

Pliers Hand tool Blue Wood Gear


Rubbers are in decent shape

Crankset Gear Bicycle part Wood Automotive tire


There was a place on the front that have been smashed:

Tire Wheel Automotive tire Synthetic rubber Motor vehicle


So when I pull out the bearing...:cry:

Automotive tire Gas Automotive wheel system Auto part Circle


I will need another one.

I also completed the disassembly of the fork.

Wood Table Metal Hardwood Varnish


Almost sure it's not the original shocks.

Wood Musical instrument Flooring Gas Hardwood


Wood Cylinder Plastic bottle Water bottle Gas


Musical instrument Hand tool Wood Tool Wind instrument


Ready for powdercoat!
 

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I’m no expert but I do believe the hubs were slightly different on K0s, so I’d be on the lookout for that if you do look for a new one. Alternatively, with it just being the race for a seal you could definitely put out feelers for someone who could tig a little aluminum to fill the gouge and crack. I could be completely wrong tho, so hopefully one of the better informed members will chime in on that. I wish I had the resolve to organize my takeoffs like that! Usually get too into tearing things apart lol.
 

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I’m no expert but I do believe the hubs were slightly different on K0s, so I’d be on the lookout for that if you do look for a new one. Alternatively, with it just being the race for a seal you could definitely put out feelers for someone who could tig a little aluminum to fill the gouge and crack. I could be completely wrong tho, so hopefully one of the better informed members will chime in on that. I wish I had the resolve to organize my takeoffs like that! Usually get too into tearing things apart lol.
I'm curious, what makes you think the hub is not from a K0?

I already found another set of used wheels for 60$, I do think it's the cheapest solution.
Instead of paying some to repair it.
 

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I'm curious, what makes you think the hub is not from a K0?

I already found another set of used wheels for 60$, I do think it's the cheapest solution.
Instead of paying some to repair it.
Apologies. I wasn’t saying yours weren’t, just that getting another set they may be different. And 60 bucks is great for a set of wheels!
 

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Other than the early silver tags, aren’t all CT70 hubs the same?
I think they are all the same, but I'm not an expert!

So this weekend I removed the VIN tag and sent the frame, swing arm, fork, and chain guard to the paint!
Should take around 3 or 4 weeks the guy said.

Tool Road surface Asphalt Gas Wood


Bicycle fork Bicycle part Wood Automotive tire Auto part


Pneumatic tool Handheld power drill Tool Wood Hammer drill

Tableware Wood Eyewear Kitchen utensil Table
 
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