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So I moved on to figuring out the headlight issues. The headlight switch gets power, but it doesn't get past there. There's a jumble of disconnected wires in the headlight bucket, so maybe the previous owner decided to work on the wiring, left it for a while, and reccnnected the wires in the wrong place. I find that if I put my thumb over both contacts inside of the switch, it completes the circuit. Damn, I hate wiring.
 

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I know, I need to quit putting off the headlight circuitry, but there are plenty of other problems to distract me.

Like the front shocks, for instance. They've been bottoming out with ease. I've searched, but haven't found anything on replacement or rebuilt CT90 K0 leading link shocks, and I haven't found anything on rebuilding the shocks. From what I've read, you can't even rebuild them yourself.

There are, however, C70 shocks readily available. I figured that anything would be better than the ones I have now, so I decided to order a pair. I was right. They fit pretty good, other than the bracket for the arm being a washers width too wide. I guess you know how I fixed that. I removed the old shocks to see that they telescoped about an inch farther than the springs, and had no return at all. The new ones, however, fit snug in every aspect, and were the same length as the old ones. The ride is much better now, I haven't bottomed out on dirt roads or potholes. Now maybe I should get to the headlight since I'm currently on a tight budget.
 

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160 benly I think

I have a 1965[ 160 baby dream I think rev
Fered to as a baby benly. It's complete in white it runs ,I have stored it 25 years . Now I got it out .when opened the stator cover I have oil in there .is this as I suspect s seal leak behind stator ? Can I pull stst and get to seal or must split motor to repair. I have a Clymer book but it's to basic . Don't want to mess up this bike is mint .all parts intact
 

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Oil in that area is normal. Since the points are not in that cavity, the alternator works just fine in a bit of oil. Just make sure you don't overfill the crankcase. Oil level is checked with bike level and dipstick just resting on the threads.
 

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Nice bike! I have a '67 CT90 I'm sadly getting rid of now on ebay. I didn't see anything about you mentioning the drive. What is it a 4sp with a high/low? I'm trying to remember if mine was a 4 or 5sp. I never even used the high and low. The bike was able to get up to 50mph pushing me, about 200lbs. That's not bad! I was so glad this wasn't an automatic!

These bikes were actually quite fun to ride! Especially around town.
 

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Oil in that area is normal. Since the points are not in that cavity, the alternator works just fine in a bit of oil. Just make sure you don't overfill the crankcase. Oil level is checked with bike level and dipstick just resting on the threads.
Oil in that area is normal. Since the points are not in that cavity, the alternator works just fine in a bit of oil. Just make sure you don't overfill the crankcase. Oil level is checked with bike level and dipstick just resting on the threads.
I have a 68 ct90 and am looking for help finding a replacement carb as mine leaks like a sieve. Can anybody give me some info. on a replacement that would fit without having to do mods? Thank you in advance
 
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