I've gone to the Red side.... The heck with the WR
Posted September 19, 2003 - 04:49 PM
I just finished restoring my 1978 XR75...... I love the old honda minis.
My new project is a 1970 CT70...
I wonder if IMS has a 4 gallon for my little XR...
Posted September 19, 2003 - 05:53 PM
But, does it pop wheelies in 5th gear ?
Posted September 19, 2003 - 06:27 PM
Posted September 19, 2003 - 06:39 PM
ive also got a cherry 1972 CT90 that my dad bought brand new. i got it from my mom when he passed away. i'll never sell it. i have alot of great memories of us riding together, back in the day..
Posted September 19, 2003 - 11:03 PM
Nice seat. (us WR riders always appreciate a comfy seat)
I know of a guy who will find and sew original factory looking emblems on while restoring old seats. I can track him down if you wish.
Posted September 20, 2003 - 05:47 AM
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Posted September 20, 2003 - 03:40 PM
Posted September 21, 2003 - 07:19 AM
The XR75 was my 13th birthday present from my dad. It's what brought me into the sport and changed my life like the wife and children did once I got older.
Bad grades = no riding, getting in trouble = no riding.
There was no better motivator for me to keep up with my studies and to keep my nose clean!
What a sweet looking resto.
I hope you have or will have a son to share it with.
See Ya, Kelly
Posted September 21, 2003 - 02:28 PM
Heck, I can't even win on the ole WR.... , I'm MR.Second Place...... It looks like I'll be stuck with #2 again this year because Casey Folks made a mistake (and admits it) by giving an Amatuer more points for his finish at Adelanto even though I beat him... In fact he has only beat me once this year, and I'll lose to him because of a technicality.. SUCKS!!!!!!
Sure it looks good....But can you win BITD Ironman on this thing???
(sorry, had to vent)........
E-dog, It's hard to say how many hours I have into it.... I was lazy with this bike... I think maybe 40 or so hours.... If I do another XR75 I could do it way faster... My brother is doing a 74 XR75 that will blow this one away.. I think he has 3 grand into it already.. Most of the parts are brand new from Honda and the frame is powdercoated and the the rest of the bike is either polished or chromed.... It's good for him, he's got the dough and plenty of time,hahaha... We both love old Honda minis...
You guys would be surprised how easy it is to restore your favorite bike... Most parts are available from a few companies on the internet..
www.Red-racer.com is one of them...
Here's my next project....
My little XR will look like an old beat up KTM compared to my CT70 when I'm done with it..
Posted September 21, 2003 - 02:41 PM
Posted September 22, 2003 - 10:52 AM
Thought we lost one of the good guys.
Posted September 22, 2003 - 11:56 AM
Nice restoration! I'll bet that was a lot of fun.
Posted September 22, 2003 - 12:46 PM
Anyway, I found tons of parts at this place called Beatrice Cycles out of Nebraska. They have everything for the old 50's, 70's, 90's and 110's, etc. Check them out if you are having trouble finding parts.
Posted September 22, 2003 - 02:05 PM
Posted September 24, 2003 - 03:16 AM