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Bobby90
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Re: 1973 CT90 on facebook

Post by Bobby90 » Tue Jun 04, 2024 7:39 am

I did consider the ct125 for twist and go no issues modern version.

I saw DK had some, delivery is nearly £400 for me though in Suffolk!!!

Almost put a deposit on one at seven seas a couple of years ago and bought my c90 instead which I’ll keep.

Allstrokes in Cambridge had some new ones too, couldn’t see a website only eBay?

Worth considering £2k more for a ct125 then?

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Re: 1973 CT90 on facebook

Post by Dogsbody » Tue Jun 04, 2024 9:58 am

IMHO yes if you want to use it on road as well. Factor in any restoration costs also, since Brexit any parts from the EU are subject to extra taxes, parts from the USA have extortionate shipping costs. There are a couple of CT90 forums in the USA also lots of info here
https://dratv.com/

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Re: 1973 CT90 on facebook

Post by nabs » Wed Jun 05, 2024 7:30 am

Bobby90 wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2024 6:08 am
Thank you nabs, well, sounds like indicators were an optional extra? Guess it’s the year, hard to find a good one though, especially locally!!!

I may go and take a look and see if I can live without the indicators, it’s mainly for exploring country roads during the day and I’m a keen cyclist so no worries about hand signals.

Would be nice to find a nice 1974, although sounds like this one isn’t over priced for now if I did buy it?

I wonder what people used to add indicators that year instead, any idea? As they were not fitted, I guess some wee retro fitted without the stems? Or I look for a donor bike 1974- and swap the bars etc over and resell?


Typical, I want something that’s not available :)
yes Bobby, indicators were an optional extra on the early models (I did read that federal law changes made them mandatory at some point in the 1970s, but you rarely see them fitted, even on the later bikes).

With the auxiliary tank added - which gets in the way of the original indicator bracket - the rear indicators were mounted on a modified number plate bracket.
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I'm not sure about the arrangement at the front for the 1970-73 models. Perhaps they were fitted on standoffs where the headlight bucket is mounted to the forks? I can't find any pictures to confirm this unfortunately. Perhaps something from a different bike be contrived with a bit of imagination, otherwise as you say you'd have to try and find a set of handlebars with the built in stems.

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Re: 1973 CT90 on facebook

Post by Capitano » Wed Jun 05, 2024 8:32 am

Just a thought, if the wiring is there, how difficult would it be to fit a set of bar end indicators?

https://www.moorespeedracing.co.uk/moto ... ators.html

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Re: 1973 CT90 on facebook

Post by Bobby90 » Wed Jun 05, 2024 7:30 pm

Thanks both, and those led handlebar indicators looks stealthy so could work, it’s 6v I believe so may need to do some research as I’m not an electrician 😂

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Re: 1973 CT90 on facebook

Post by Bobby90 » Sun Jun 09, 2024 10:26 am

Think I’ve decided against the ct, reading forums etc, spare parts are hard to find.

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