Honda Trail CT110

I’m looking into buying a Honda Trail to add to my fleet. I don’t know much about them yet and am just beginning to research. Does anyone have any insight into these bikes, what’s a good price, would you recommend, etc? I know they were produced in the 1960s-80s and had models CT90 & CT110. What are the best years to look for? They also just re-introduced a 2021 CT125 model, but want one more vintage. Thank you.

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I just finished a ct90 build, they're cool but not $2000+ cool which are the prices in CA. Also they ain't a moped so there is that. 40mph on one feels like shit.

But the motors on them will run forever and there are plenty of replacement parts so there is that

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Yeah. If you have the mechanical skill I would recommend trying to find one cheap and restoring it yourself if you want like a nice looking one. cause the prices are getting a little crazy all over. as stated once happy they will run forever. but so kinda feel like shit with the old suspension. I have a CM91 which is the Cub version of of the CT. and the front suspension is just...bad lol. I'd say a good deal these days would be a complete one under $1000. but I don't see that anymore unfortunately. If you do end up getting a basket case to fix up and need tips, let me know. my first quarantine activity last year was learning how to do a full rebuild on these motors.

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im in the middle of fixing up a 1965 Honda CA100, its the street version with 50cc pushrod motor that was modified to be the first of the ct-series. Parts are expensive compared to mopeds but ive found everything i needed so far. i feel like these are less desirable cause it slow and there's no after market go-fast parts for the pushrod motor. once i get the Seat back from Maise, i'll be $1k into it. Hopefully, i wont need to buy any more parts to get it running. engine gaskets and seals are my next task.

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They recently, like past 5 years got very moto blog trendy, and also transitioned into the nostalgia honda ct70 fan crowd, so prices have skyrocketed like crazy, they're going 3-5x what they were 5 years ago and definitely not worth it anymore. Still of you're diligent and willing to wait you can still find them under a grand. I'd pay up to 800 for one. But they're fetching more than twice that regularly.

It sucks cuz I love them, the horizontal honda is the most produced engine format ever, its incredibly reliable and excellent power and efficiency. There is a real almost every shifty 4 stroke under 200cc is a clone of that design.. parts are easily found including cheap clone engines (with huge sacrifice to quality)

Its really quite a perfect bike, >100mpg and 50mph, virtually unstoppable and usable for whatever tortures you can imagine.

But now you're not just paying for those superlatives, you pay a giant markup cuz collectors and cool dudes everywhere have caught on

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I just picked up a 1964 ct200 trail 90 for $200 (it came with a super crusty Batavus Starflite too). I thought it was just a regular old ct90 until I got it home and really looked at it. Was going to clone engine swap it and beat it up but now that I know it’s the 1st year of the trail 90 and has the pushrod engine I’m gonna rebuild it properly.

Anyone have a seat? I don’t want to spend more than the bike cost for a replacement seat from eBay...

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the solo seat?

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Thanks for all the replies everyone. Sounds like these bikes are pretty cool (although not mopeds), but you’re right that they are hard to find below $1,000. Seems $1,500-$2,500 is more of the range. Thanks again.

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mine was $400, but it needs a lot.

Lawfully, mines a "moped" here in VA. i understand many other states still have a bunch of complicated rules for riding things with tiny engines on the road.

edit: added quotes to reflect the term is used in the VA Code (edited)

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Yeah Will, the solo seat that attached to the hinge on the gas tank. Mine is missing.

The trail 90s are super fun. The shifting is a bit odd if you’re used to motorcycles with N at the end instead of between gears and the “oh shit I just grabbed the rear brake because there’s no clutch lever”.

Here’s mine as it sits now. Headlight plastic is destroyed but I have the light and everything else is mostly there and in fixable shape.

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> Chris Squid Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> Yeah Will, the solo seat that attached to the hinge on the gas tank.

> Mine is missing.

>

> The trail 90s are super fun. The shifting is a bit odd if you’re used to

> motorcycles with N at the end instead of between gears and the “oh shit

> I just grabbed the rear brake because there’s no clutch lever”.

>

> Here’s mine as it sits now. Headlight plastic is destroyed but I have

> the light and everything else is mostly there and in fixable shape.

> >

Honestly they're very ridable sans seat lol

Dan just rebuilt mine and it's in the mail

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I have a pan for the double, but i think it's c100, so the street cub.

Does yours have a left hand brake lever in addition to the footy?

I fuckin love those bikes a lot.

You can totally find em under a grand, but its rare and competitions high right now.

I had a vub I sold 2 years ago for like 350, running. which in retrospect was way too low but man, i had it listed forever, nobody wanted it. bad timing i guess, fall.

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I’m doing a lengthy ride on it, so I’ll def need a seat. Haha

The left lever brake and the right foot brake = super skiddddzzzsss!!!

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that's awesome, i dont think they all had both but i've seen em with both. Cool

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