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Jjack
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New member , looking for what is the best year c90 to buy

Post by Jjack » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:51 pm

Hi, im totally new to the cub 90 world , and was wondering which years to avoid buying and what is best thanks jack ?

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wightegi
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Re: New member , looking for what is the best year c90 to buy

Post by wightegi » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:10 pm

The 12 volt ones are easier to live with square headlight or the first 12v round headlight ones which are a bit rare. Plenty of bikes on here and of course the new C125 which is now appearing on the used market.
Stick a rough location in your details and the model and year of your `new` bike ;) .

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Re: New member , looking for what is the best year c90 to buy

Post by barker » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:34 pm

the best year is 2001 in blue as it happens i have one for sale
it really depends on how they have been looked after by previous owners i took my 1985 one on the southern softies run with no problems

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Re: New member , looking for what is the best year c90 to buy

Post by Jjack » Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:15 am

Thanks for the info, i have noticed people selling 6v ones , im assuming these are to be avoided ?

And how much do you want for your 85 and do you have and pic , and where abouts are you ? Thanks again

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Re: New member , looking for what is the best year c90 to buy

Post by Jjack » Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:16 am

Oh sorry your 2001 :shock:

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Re: New member , looking for what is the best year c90 to buy

Post by PhilB » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:41 am

Welcome.

Don't avoid any. They are all good :D

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Re: New member , looking for what is the best year c90 to buy

Post by knapdog » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:59 am

This "Dummies guide to buying a Cub" may be helpful:

viewtopic.php?t=23987

Rust is usually the main concern, particularly under the rear wheel arch.

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Re: New member , looking for what is the best year c90 to buy

Post by radar » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:51 pm

I've had the earlier and later 12v cubs and the earlier cubs of the 1980s are better quality I think the later C90s were produced in Brazil (the frame numbers are stamped over the rear wheel arch). The paintwork on the later cubs is thinner, marks easier and so tends to rust quicker if not looked after., but the engines are the same. At the end of the day though its how well the bike as been cared for that matters.

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