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Honda CT 110

Ellaspede’s Honda CT 110 – “Postie”

1982. Piallaway Road, North Eastern New South

It’s a warm Saturday and I’ve decided in all my 11 year-old that I’m going to ride a as fast as it will go on a deserted road with a complete of skills, safety gear, or fear of …. As the bike through the summer air I soon that the wind blast that I can’t keep my open, but the speed I’m travelling at I can’t shut them I settle on a eyes-wide-shut squint.

begin to water profusely, not only decreases my already vision to something now resembling underwater, but has the added effect of copious amounts of tears are almost instantly blown into the hair above my Still I fight on until I that the bike has no more to give.

The roar of wind in my ears is but within seconds it dies as I back off and roll to a stop in the of nowhere, grinning like an in almost complete silence. technically speaking I probably WAS an – a phrase which would be many times over the hour by my angry parents. back, that was the exact I fell in love with

The bike I was on? The Honda CT 110 “Postie”.

Leo from long-time Pipeburn Ellaspede Customs in Brisbane. those of you who don’t know the CT110 began production in and was designed to replace the CT90. It a 105cc 4-… air cooled cylinder engine with a speed transmission and an automatic

Honda in conjunction with and New Zealand Post adopted the and models sold to those feature a centrifugal clutch. was done to free up the left from clutch levering and deliver mail more In both countries the bikes are known as ‘Posties.’”

“Like Posties, ours was gathering in a shed having served its Australia Post stint) as a bike/kids bike and had plenty of mud to it. Whilst a few things were and missing it was basically all there. exploring a few aesthetic possibilities the was stripped, cleaned and sanded The great thing about the CT is simplicity so any work done is an exercise than on most

“The rear guard is an extension of the pressed frame) was cut A new tank / seat mount was and bolted into the “V” by the frame neck and rear This also adds to what is their weakest (Having said that are near on indestructible and very

This new mount also the repositioned key.

A standard has an under-seat mounted fuel Along with the original chair tractor seat, was removed and a unit from a Ag bike was used after dent fixing and lining. The position was moved to a more neck mount. The new seat was and upholstered in vinyl with red as a reference back to its Aust heritage (They are all painted The small extension seat grown adults to ride it small bikes!

The handle bars are from a town bicycle.

Honda CT 110
Honda CT 110

The original blocks were polished to Grips are Posh items. A mount bates style was mounted to the lower tree and the speedo was cleaned and mounted

Posh tail light and indicators are used. A toolbox a CB350 fills the space the original airbox use to be. Rims are 18 x 1.6” F and 17 x 2.15” R relaced the original drum braked (The originals are 17 x 1.4 Steel F and R) tyres proved quite for the rear as there is limited under the guard but we wanted a look than the skinny original application.

That rear guard was to allow the 3.25” tyre to A 3.00” one adorns the front The colour is undercoat grey and grey with a clear

Some red hints match the piping. The motor had a basic and was painted / polished. The carb is now fed by a and has been re-jetted.

The exhaust is from an XR600 header and a semi-baffled muffler expels the It’s loud, way too loud to be from a small bike

“I love our Postie. great for getting around as it keeps up with traffic and about 600 miles per gallon kidding, but it ain’t bad. have such a cult many are modified, raced and / or Ours always attracts and attention. “What is it? I can see the Honda but what have you put it in?”

The little Postie will break any land speed but she’s the sort of bike you can love.”

Honda CT 110
Honda CT 110
Honda CT 110
Honda CT 110
Honda CT 110
Honda CT 110
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