January 2014 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Ken Crites and his 1970 Honda CT70

Make: Honda
Model: CT70 Custom
Year: 1970
Country of Origin: Japan
Engine: 160cc Single
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Ken Crites
City: Huntington Beach

1970 Honda CT70 Custom

Congratulations to Ken Crites of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1970 Honda CT70 Custom. Ken won a $20.00 Beach Burgers gift certificate provided by Beach Burgers.

Ken tied for Second back in November when he brought this bike for the first time. Our meet seems to have a soft spot for these mini Hondas.

He purchased the chassis two years ago and he started to go through it, cleaning up every weld and covering every hole. The Monster is powered by a 160cc LIFAN four stroke engine fed by a 20mm Mikui carb.

With a 2 inch extended swingarm, air shocks and inverted forks, nothing on this bike is stock. Mike Chiavetta helped with creating the seven custom hand laid carbon fiber parts and Grant Lappe machined the front fender stantions. Mike and Grant are both from Huntington Beach and no strangers to the custom scene.

Thanks Ken for bringing this cool bike to our meet. View all the photos in our January Gallery.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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1970 Honda CT70
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