pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
11/29/09 10:35 p.m.

Dad brought his Honda Trail 90 out for Thanksgiving and we all took a spin to see what it could do. Something to be said for light weight, low gearing, and simplicity. It will go anywhere!

1970, under 300 original miles. Looks and runs new.

Dad cranking her up. (by a strange coincidence, we found another one in our relative's garage!)

Dad touring the fields:

Cousin Lyle taking her around:

Serious mud bogging:

Really fun little motorcycle/scooter/offroader.

Woody
Woody SuperDork
11/30/09 1:59 p.m.

Very cool. I am jealous.

Karl La Follette
Karl La Follette HalfDork
11/30/09 2:27 p.m.

Billy goat of 2 wheel bikes super cool Love them CT s !!

CLynn85
CLynn85 New Reader
12/2/09 8:49 p.m.

Wow, that thing's mint! Would love to come across one like that.

Tom Heath
Tom Heath Marketing / Club Coordinator
12/2/09 9:15 p.m.

They're huge in Australia.

Looks like you can pretty much bolt on a 110 motor. I'd love to find one for cheap, maybe I should start looking.

Woody
Woody SuperDork
12/3/09 8:16 a.m.
Tom Heath wrote: Looks like you can pretty much bolt on a 110 motor.

Big bore kits are cheap and easy, too.

aircooled
aircooled SuperDork
12/3/09 12:26 p.m.
Tom Heath wrote: Looks like you can pretty much bolt on a 110 motor. I'd love to find one for cheap, maybe I should start looking.

Up to 145 actually:

http://www.hooperimports.com/dept.aspx?dept_id=02

Very common bike for engine swaps, lots of stuff available for them:

http://dratv.com/honcttrail90.html

Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
12/3/09 1:15 p.m.

Man, does that bring back memories!

NYG95GA
NYG95GA SuperDork
12/3/09 5:30 p.m.

Very cool! I have a t-shirt that reads:

"My Neon's Daddy is a Hemi Road Runner..

Your Honda's Daddy is a Trail 90."

OK, maybe that's a bit harsh for the Honda fanbois, but look at it this way.. how often are one of these cool little scooters compared to such an awesome muscle car?

A Hemi Road Runner with a Trail 90 in the trunk.. now THAT would be cool!

Karl La Follette
Karl La Follette HalfDork
12/3/09 5:34 p.m.
Tom Heath wrote: They're huge in Australia. Looks like you can pretty much bolt on a 110 motor. I'd love to find one for cheap, maybe I should start looking.

the thing about australia is they still use them as postal mail bikes you can still get them brand new !

wlkelley3
wlkelley3 HalfDork
12/3/09 7:35 p.m.

Had a friend in high school that had a couple of these, one for everyone in the family. They also had that big tired Suzuki Rover 90cc thing also. That thing was a blast with the tires bouncing.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
12/7/09 12:52 p.m.
NYG95GA wrote: OK, maybe that's a bit harsh for the Honda fanbois, but look at it this way.. how often are one of these cool little scooters compared to such an awesome muscle car?

Yeah, but if you want to talk about big cubic inches and massive torque from Honda there's always the....OK nevermind.

sundancevette
sundancevette New Reader
12/7/09 4:28 p.m.
pinchvalve wrote:
NYG95GA wrote: OK, maybe that's a bit harsh for the Honda fanbois, but look at it this way.. how often are one of these cool little scooters compared to such an awesome muscle car?
Yeah, but if you want to talk about big cubic inches and massive torque from Honda there's always the....OK nevermind.

The Goldwing?

xci_ed6
xci_ed6 Reader
12/7/09 8:21 p.m.

GL-1800 112ci, 123lb/ft & VX-1800 110ci, 115lb/ft

CT-90 5.5ci, 5lb/ft not quite1lb/ft : 1ci

ddavidv
ddavidv SuperDork
12/7/09 9:12 p.m.

Dad bought one new. Wish I'd had the foresight to keep it. Wonderful bike, if a bit geeky.

Dr. Hess
Dr. Hess SuperDork
12/8/09 10:46 a.m.

Needs a turbo and Megasquirt.

Woody
Woody SuperDork
12/8/09 10:57 a.m.
Dr. Hess wrote: Needs a turbo and Megasquirt.

Or supercharge it:

http://www.mini-cooper1.com/my_custom.html

xci_ed6
xci_ed6 Reader
12/8/09 11:53 p.m.

I see your supercharged 50, and raise you a 50 with 3 extra pistons

http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2008/05/30/honda-125cc-inline-4-cylinder-monkey-bike/

born2div
born2div New Reader
1/7/10 12:08 a.m.

Very Nice!! Do you have any manuels? I brought one home in November, just getting it back together.

born2div
born2div New Reader
1/7/10 12:16 a.m.

Mine is a Honda ct90KO 1968 didn't see pay attention yours is a 1970 but it's very NICE. The other one I brought home is a Yamaha 2006 Grizzly ATV with 18 hours on it. If you have a place where I can get parts , better yet a web site with Pictures would be nice for the HONDA!

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
1/7/10 11:16 p.m.

I will look for my bookmarks for the manual.

CagleRacing
CagleRacing New Reader
1/7/10 11:25 p.m.

I had one of these in the mid 1990's when we lived in Cass City, MI for about 3 years. Mine was yellow, like the one pictured in your relative's garage. Purchased it from a co-worker and I enjoyed riding the trails for miles. I think the engine only made around 7 bhp, but it would go over 45 mph. Enjoy your trail bike!

Steven Cagle

Vigo
Vigo Reader
1/8/10 9:12 p.m.

First motorcycle i ever rode was one of those. I almost hit a pregnant lady. Id love to have one these days!

CagleRacing
CagleRacing New Reader
1/10/10 10:12 p.m.
Vigo wrote: I'd love to have one these days!

A pregnant lady?

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