144 Miles – 1978 Honda CT90

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6-9-2019 Update: Over a year later, this CT90 now has 237 miles. Confusingly, the seller says that he/she just got the bike “yesterday” and has only ridden it down the street, but this seems like the same bike to me and it’s being offered by the same username on eBay…

Find this CT for sale in Gilbert, Arizona with bidding up to $1,825 and the reserve not yet met


Post Sale Update: This CT90 sold for $3,375 after 52 bids on eBay.

Honda’s Trail 90 (or CT90, depending on the market) was a popular entry point for youngsters to learn how to ride in the dirt. One of the reasons it was so easy to ride was the 4-speed transmission with an automatic clutch. So when Honda moved on to the CT110 in 1980 (basically the same bike but it weighed a pinch more and the motor was bored out to 105cc), they made sure to keep your left hand free. This example stands out as it has just 300 miles.

The 105cc engine produced 7.6 horsepower, but that was fine because the bike weighed just over 200 pounds wet. In addition, it featured a dual range ‘subtransmission’ which could be engaged with a lever that would yield a roughly 2:1 ratio reduction. This enabled easy scaling of steep hills, even with less than 8 horsepower. Pre ’86 models have a 6V electrical system with points. For more information, head on over to this site dedicated to the CT90 and 110.

According to the seller, this example was a “legitimate barn find from Pine, AZ”. Lots of new parts were installed to make it a runner – tires/tubes, gas lines, carb (original included), battery, spark plug, air filter, fork boots/seals/oil, seat cover, downtube frame cover, headlight, and more. Everything is said to work like new and the seller claims that there’s no rust at all. Cosmetic damage is limited to a paint chip on the top of the headlight bucket, scratches on the front fender, and some faded paint on the gas tank. It comes with the original tool kit and my favorite detail, the auxiliary gas tank.

Find this Honda CT90 for sale in Gilbert, Arizona with bidding up to $2,200

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