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on the Indian

I recently obtained picture of my Grandpa on an Indian that he had back in the early

Rockerbox 2012

1978 XL250S

Old Honda

1974 CT70

It’s official…I am my childhood.

The boys and I went to the Cat dealer (Fuel Powersports ) to get some mix oil and a belt. They had the oil and to order the belt. I paid for the two and headed for the door with my jug of oil. Now mind you an Arctic Cat is a very dangerous place to go. In to a giant selection of fine they also have and Polaris things with two wheels, and four wheels.

Not to be tempted I simply fixed my on the door and plotted the fastest to it. Then temptation crept in. On the way literally two feet from the I noticed a super nice Honda Z50 that I had missed on the way in. It me in my tracks. I have a soft for old Honda mini-bikes.

I stopped to look at it and just for fun the sales guy what they for it. $1500 was the response. Now it was a perfect of a Z50 and worth something in the neighborhood of amount on the open market. it wasn’t the solution to any $1500 that I presently had so as we prepared to the process of walking out the door the guy said that he just in three CT70s in case I was

How did he know that I’m always in CT70s? How did he know that I’m even more interested in than Z50s? I figured I’d play along a bit so I asked if were parts machines.

He no. Ok. I asked if I could see them and is where the trouble began.

We our way into the back of a warehouse to their storefront and there were. Three early vintage CT70s. None of were perfect but they far from parts machines. We to inspect them.

One in particular was nearly complete, the clean, had most all of its original its frame and engine numbers and it was my second favorite color: Topaz Orange (Candy being my favorite – and the most after color by CT70 Visually it looked OK but it wouldn’t much if it wasn’t mechanically I got on it and kicked it over. While it start at least it wasn’t and it had compression. That’s a good

I looked it over some The point of no return was rapidly I asked what he wanted for it. He back a price that was below where I thought be. Hmm.

I looked it over more. I really wanted to get it but it just wouldn’t catch. It very close but it just not fire. I thought about it a wee I asked the boys what thought.

They responded with go home and get the trailer.” They’re a lot of to a man at a crossroads. But in the end that’s what we We now have a 1974 Honda

It’s a three speed in Candy Topaz Orange.

We got it this afternoon and despite the that it was very cold we with it for a few minutes and got it to go. It runs on starting fluid. It sputters a bit it. All good signs that at there isn’t anything wrong with the engine.

the machine needs a fair of work at least it’s not a machine. We’ll peck at it the winter and see where we get. an entire cottage industry of suppliers for these little

You can even get a fair amount of new from Honda yet.

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The was the bike that I learned to on many years ago. In the ’70′s, when these were new, my cousins had We didn’t see them very but every Fourth of July go to their house for a big family

We would ride the snot out of the that they had. that bike every was easily some of the most fun I had as a It was a real highlight in those of dealing with the limitations upon by my Arthritis.

I couldn’t do of the normal physical stuff boys my age did but I sure could

I’ve wanted one of these for a long long time. aren’t that hard to but they are usually either parts machines or well machines that are pretty for what they are and at the end of a day how badly a grown man really need the motorcycle of his youth? Well the one we got was in the sweet spot of functionality for the

While it will be a project it likely be a total rebuild. It be nice to do a total restoration and over time we’ll do I know that I need project like I need a drilled in my head but I just pass this one up.

It will be yet another fun thing to on with the boys.

Oh and one other did this without prior Oops. I didn’t go looking for it. My upon entering the Arctic Cat were pure as the wind snow. Get the oil, get the belt, and get

Dawn was at work today. out on the floor of the hospital and rarely I figured that she’d be as with it as I am. How could I possibly go

In fact several weeks ago her Mom us some DVDs of a whole of slides that she had transferred when Dawn and her brother kids. Believe it or not there a couple of pictures from the with her and her brother on a CT70 a gold one to boot!) It brought fond memories for her and it was the first I’d ever seen those Armed with this I felt sure that would be no need to check her on this CT70.

When we got it home I parked it in the where she would normally her car. As she pulled in the driveway and the garage there I was sitting on the Her first words were “I your just renting Isn’t she cute?

So far all is well. the worst that could )

More on the CT70 is here .

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