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Old 01-06-2012, 11:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Honda xl70 build

Hi I am a new member here so Im posting one of my projects here. I bought this little 70s xl70 off craigslist with no motor, and it included a 5hp briggs. The bike has working breaks, good tires, and good shocks. I will be getting it running and put an old comet 30 series TC on it. Sorry for the cruddy pic, my camera battery died and it was dark out. I will get some good pics soon.
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It be a whole lot easier to buy a CT70 clone engine and drop in it. There is a lot of 125cc ones on eBay for 230 bucks including shipping that will drop right in and work whole lot better than a Briggs with a TAV will in that bike,
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It be a whole lot easier to buy a CT70 clone engine and drop in it. There is a lot of 125cc ones on eBay for 230 bucks including shipping that will drop right in and work whole lot better than a Briggs with a TAV will in that bike,
agreed! and it will hold it's collectivity if you don't go cutting it up..
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It be a whole lot easier to buy a CT70 clone engine and drop in it. There is a lot of 125cc ones on eBay for 230 bucks including shipping that will drop right in and work whole lot better than a Briggs with a TAV will in that bike,
+1

if you want to spend a little more, you can go even bigger, 150cc and that thing would be a handful.

I have a 125 in my CT70 and I can't keep the front end on the ground. Its about too much for it.
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I have an entire 1971 XL70 roller with the original engine that will probably need rings for $125 if that helps you. You would need to pick up.
Engine is free with good spark, tires good, brakes work,etc.

The guys are right on not using a TAV and small lawnmower engine on this bike, you will just spend a lot of money and be disappointed with the performance.

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1971 XL70?, It should be a SL70 if its a 1971. 1974 was the first year for the Xl70 after Honda drop the SL name on the bikes.
Anyways send it my way for a 125 bucks, I could use a second one, I like them.
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1971 XL70?, It should be a SL70 if its a 1971. 1974 was the first year for the Xl70 after Honda drop the SL name on the bikes.
Anyways send it my way for a 125 bucks, I could use a second one, I like them.
Very true.. 1971-72 was called a SL70k0 and 1973 was called a SL70K1 in whick a Speedo was OEM on 73 models. Then they became XL70's.

1971-72 Available three colors: Summer Yellow, Aquarius Blue, and Light Ruby red
1973 Available colors: Candy Riviera Blue, Fire Red, and Candy Yellow

Just thought I would ad a little more info with description

Honda SL70From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Honda SL70 Motosport, which was introduced in 1971, was a small motorcycle, with a cradle frame and a four-speed gearbox. Numerous versions were made until 1976, although it took on the XL designation in 1974.

[edit] SpecificationsYear of Production: 1971–1972
Displacement: 72 cm³ (4.4 cubic inches)
Engine: 4 stroke air cooled single cylinder, single overhead cam
Ignition: Breaker points, 6 volts
Power 6.5 PS (4.8 kW) @ 9,500 rpm
Transmission:4 speed
Fuel system: Carburettor
Valves: 2 valves per cylinder
Spark Plug: NGK C7HSA

The vast majority of production of this model went to the American market. The bike was not officially sold in the UK market.

From 1971 to 1972 it was known as an SL70K0. A speedometer was optional. In 1973 it was known as an SL70K1, and a speedometer was standard.

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1974, XL70's in Orange are my favorites. Back when I was 8 I learn to ride my first motorized bike in 1978 and it was on a 1974, Honda XL70.

Now I have one in my collection. Its one of my favorite bikes. Actually number 1

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Here is some good pics, Its a 74. All the wiring is gone and motor mounts. And I got a tight budget, I paid $40 for the bike, motor, and clutch. I started striping the motor for some performance mods, Its the one with the carb and tank on, the other one is a parts motor.
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