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Bridgestone Tech Talk => Restoration => Topic started by: RayK on September 11, 2017, 08:32:57 PM

Title: 1966 BS 50 Sport
Post by: RayK on September 11, 2017, 08:32:57 PM
Here we have a 1966 Bridgestone 50 Sport - muffler and engine pipe supplied by Richard. Re-chromed muffler and used American style tail light - Australian delivered tail lights (rectangular) are like hen's teeth.
Title: Re: 1966 BS 50 Sport
Post by: slawsonb on September 12, 2017, 11:55:22 AM
You are doing nice work too, Ray! Very cool... It'll stop better with the US version taillight lens... ;D
...bert
Title: Re: 1966 BS 50 Sport
Post by: rwgibbon on September 12, 2017, 04:55:45 PM
Very nice!

Randy
Title: Re: 1966 BS 50 Sport
Post by: moonpup on September 12, 2017, 05:04:51 PM
Ray, do you have any pics of the Australian delivered tail lights?
Title: Re: 1966 BS 50 Sport
Post by: RayK on September 12, 2017, 06:25:36 PM
Moonpup
First photo is a tail light found on Australian delivered 50/90/100 Sport models

Second photo is of another type on Australian Delivered 90 Mountain models ( not sure of Deluxe or Trail )
Title: Re: 1966 BS 50 Sport
Post by: moonpup on September 12, 2017, 06:50:36 PM
Thanks Ray....  8)

This one kinda looks like the one in the first photo, but it's just the lens.... no housing.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Bridgestone-Moped-BS50-Homer-Lens-taillight-NOS-/182068816764?hash=item2a6425ab7c:g:HCsAAOSwAvJW97ko&vxp=mtr

I like the one in the second photo (haven't seen those before!) Wish BS had put turn signals on the 350's.
Title: Re: 1966 BS 50 Sport
Post by: RayK on September 12, 2017, 07:10:05 PM
Moonpup
That looks like a Homer 50 tail light lens, it is smaller but a slightly more rounded shape. It will however fit the bracket on the 50/90/100. I have done this on some of my bikes. Btw the 50/90/100 festoon bulb has 2 elements (stop & tail light), even harder to find in 6volt than the 50 lens. The Homer has 2 festoon bulbs. Also the  Homer tail light assembly is available from Richard, I think.
Ray
Title: Re: 1966 BS 50 Sport
Post by: moonpup on September 12, 2017, 07:17:02 PM
Moonpup
That looks like a Homer 50 tail light lens, it is smaller but a slightly more rounded shape. It will however fit the bracket on the 50/90/100. I have done this on some of my bikes. Btw the 50/90/100 festoon bulb has 2 elements (stop & tail light), even harder to find in 6volt than the 50 lens. The Homer has 2 festoon bulbs. Also the  Homer tail light assembly is available from Richard, I think.
Ray

Yup, it says Homer right in the ad/listing, but I wasn't sure if it wasn't one of those parts that could be used on different models.

Hen's teeth is right!  ;D