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XR70R for grandson

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Restoring a XR70R for grandson, maybe granddaughter too. 
Found why the Honda abandoned, no spark. Parts are cheap to fix. 

Restoring a XR70R for grandson, maybe granddaughter too. 
Found why the Honda abandoned, no spark. Parts are cheap to fix. 

  
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Roseville, Ca.

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'01 Honda CT110
'87 PW50
'64 McClane Edger
'02 Honda XR70R
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Engine inside is really clean, 

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. I got the stator plate but came with the wrong seal-DOH. Resealing the forks next. The PO installed the forks backwards, LOL.




  
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Roseville, Ca.

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'98 KDX220
'75 Norton
'73 CB500K
'01 Honda CT110
'87 PW50
'64 McClane Edger
'02 Honda XR70R
‘69 Honda CL350
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Replied by Lizeec on topic XR70R for grandson

Yes I saw the leading axle forks were facing backwards and the locating tab on the fork tube was not in the slot on the brake backing plate, I was going to post on your thread about that, hopefully some little kid didn't get hurt If he applied the front brake. Those little Hondas are pretty much bullet proof. When I was young I always traded and cobbled together junk motorcycles, go carts, minibikes to be able to ride, many years later as an adult my two older kids were never interested in motorcycles even though I always had all sizes and styles in my garage, I ended up selling all of them, then finally a few years later my youngest daughter at age 13 asked "dad" can I have a motorcycle for Christmas? It brought tears of joy to my eyes, finally one of my kids interested in motorcycles, I immediately started searching and bought her a usedHonda XR100 you couldn't kill that bike it was indestructible and would start on the first kick every time.
Now I'm looking for a Honda CRF50F for my 5 year old grandson, he loves riding in my lap on a little minibike, mom/daughter is ok with it, son in law not so much.
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Lizeec, your 13yo daughter was lucky. 
When I was 13 I asked for a motorcycle for Christmas, I got a unicycle. 

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Easter 3 months later I got my first motorcycle, 1965 Honda S90,

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Roseville, Ca.

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'98 KDX220
'75 Norton
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'87 PW50
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'02 Honda XR70R
‘69 Honda CL350
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Replied by Lizeec on topic XR70R for grandson

Yeah when I asked for a motorcycle my mom said no way. Another story, big brother got everything my mom bought him a Honda cl90 with the rules of no street riding and to remove all lights, we got it home pulled it out of moms car trunk, and removed all lighting, disconnect the wiring, nope, we went to the kitchen got 2 steak knives and cut all the wiring from the lights to the main harness. Bike didn't run again for 2 years, after countless friends and mechanics trying to get it to run, it took us 2.5 years to think "hey" let's put the lights back on and reattach all the wiring we cut with the steak knives, bike fired up and we ran the crap out of it, good ol Honda. I chalk those days up to being young and dumb, when I saw your front forks turned inside out I was thinking back to my early days.
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Replied by Makotosun on topic XR70R for grandson

The XR70's are great bikes. I have almost that bike's twin sitting out back. Mine needs a bit of TLC as a lot of family kiddos have learned to ride on it, but they are bullet proof. And parts are available and cheap.

Your grandaughter is lucky! When she needs to learn a clutch, consider a GT80 . . .
IF it isn't one thing, it's another.
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Rebuilt the forks, greased the steering bearings today. 



  
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‘69 Honda CL350
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Replied by mdscott on topic XR70R for grandson

I put the tire rotation wrong on the front tire, do you think he'll notice a difference in handling. 


  
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Replied by Schu on topic XR70R for grandson

If this is a legitimate question, no he won't notice on a mini Honda.
if you are joking, just make sure he has rear view mirrors.
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Replied by Mothersbaugh on topic XR70R for grandson

Just mount the front wheel assembly on backwards like the PO of one of my 69 AT's did. Now your tire rotates the correct direction. Easy Peasey!
 
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