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Blue504life

1986 Honda TRX70 resto

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So a few of my friends got the idea o find a few Honda 70s to fix and ride the hell out of. So Craigslist to the rescue! Found these 3 bikes.

86 TRX70

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85 ATC70

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8? ATC70 parts bike

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So the deal was 3 people 3 bikes. I took the TRX one friend took the 85 ATC other took the parts bike. The next day my friend decided to sell the parts bike to me (but took the front tire)

So here where I stand so far

The 6 wheel 4x4 70 monster!!!

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But anyway that's just a joke

Pulled the motor chain and rear grab bar

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Front brakes removed

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Rear brake cable moved to where front brake was to add a clutch cable one day

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Front bumper removed

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So that's where I am right now. Won a fuel tank off eBay last night so once that's here ill be happy. Out bid on a seat today so that's a huge bummer. Unsure of motor right now. I was told the original one has low compression so I don't know of a rebuild or a piranha 150cc swap is the right way to go. But I'll keep everyone posted on that. sometime this week ordering a pullstart cage in hopes to see if it runs as is. Front fenders will be the absolute last thing I buy because they are around 220 new or 400 for front and back off eBay.

As for the 70 with the white seat,my friend ordered a new/used stator last night. So let's hope for the best there. I'll try to keep everyone up to date on that project as well right up until the paint and rebuild part because or a little friendly comp we will be doing between the 3 of us that are building bikes.

So questions/ comments/ advise welcome.

If anyone needs ATC70 parts message me and maybe I can hook you up.

Thanks for reading

Blue504life

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Wow you got your work cut out for you !!! :biggrin: Keep us updated on the builds !!!

Glad to see someone restoring those old hondas !!

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Thanks guys. I've really got my work cut out for me with this one.

After long deliberation (bout a minute) I decided to go with the piranha 140cc. The piranha150cc would be nice but it doesn't appear to come with the wiring harness the 140 does. But that's to come once the TRX frame is done. May sell the motor unless I can convert the transmission to use in the ATC motor, TRX tranny is 3 up, ATC is 3 down. So if anyone know about that let me know.

More updates to come

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i have an atc 70 that i restored a couple years ago and a 110atc that i did about the same time ...lol.. i have more in them than they are worth or will ever be worth ...lol.. but they look better than when they were sitting on the dealer show room ...lol... i have between 3 and 4 grand in the pair ....lol..it wasent a cheap build on either 1 ...lol..

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I think he is talking about a complete restoration, if you are going the ride the snot out of them maybe you can skip a few items to save some cash. Powder coat would be the first one that comes to mind.

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I kinda figured he was talking total resto. I do plan to ride it til the wheels fall off but it will get a complete resto before. No plans to powder coat anything. Just prep and paint everything, probably like my 300ex just red plastics and a silver frame, Factory style

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i dont have any pic on my pc.. ill have 2 look and see if i have any of them on cd or ware i can find them for on here ... and yes i did 2 complete restos... motor on the 70atc was completely rebuilt ...and i powder coated every thing instead of paint ...and ordered factory old stock decals for them also..the 110 atc i rebuilt the motor and also bought a brand new lifan 150 motor and put on it ...i also bought new aftermarket exhaust eystems for both of them and new tires and brakes on both... i bought any and every thing new that had any ware on it ...i also had several parts re-chromed that needed it ...

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Sounds like you had some money to burn at the time. It's cool that you saved them though

Here's how my 2 sit as of right now

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Sucks that I can't really do much else to them right now. But it is what it is

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So I got the new/used stator for my buddy's bike and installed it. But the wiring is screwed so we don't know if it works. So now we are stuck. Also has no spark but that could be wiring also

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Black I have that manual thanks to you from another thread

The things are simple til someone else messes with them and changes wiring colors then you have to fight with that

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