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Offline edward

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Does anyone know of good substitute parts for bridgestones?
« on: December 28, 2011, 10:29:28 AM »
    Hi!,
             I am new to restoring motorcycles and came across a 1970 175cc DT. I have found a lot of parts for it on Fee-Bay but was also wondering what parts had suitable substitutes.
         I imagine brake and clutch cables should be able to be replaced by any manuf.
        When I do a search for parts is there another make and model that has equivalent parts like: rims, hubs, pistons and cylinders, etc.?
        What parts can be replaced with generic ones?
                                ???
                 Any help would be greatly appreciated!
   

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Re: Does anyone know of good substitute parts for bridgestones?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 10:43:50 AM »
There are some listed here.............

http://www.bridgestonemotorcycle.com/parts.htm
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Re: Does anyone know of good substitute parts for bridgestones?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 06:59:42 AM »
Hi,

I can add a couple of other parts:-

Small end bearings for 90/100/175 Bridgestones are the same as Yamaha RD200 items.

Piston pins for 90/175 Bridgestones are the same as Suzuki A100 pins.

Sorrry I don't have the part numbers to hand, but I'm sure a Suzuki/Yamaha dealer could find them for you.

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Re: Does anyone know of good substitute parts for bridgestones?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 07:13:55 AM »

when i stripped my 175 motor the actual pistons where Suzuki i do not know which bike they would have come off though   

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Re: Does anyone know of good substitute parts for bridgestones?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2011, 01:15:35 AM »
WOW! This is Great guys!! Keep 'em coming! I'm sure this helping alot more folks than just me!  :D

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Re: Does anyone know of good substitute parts for bridgestones?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2011, 10:39:30 AM »
I do not understand this thread, BS parts like mufflers were not used on other bikes. BS 175 cc Crank bearings, pins, pistons are available through the regular BS sources at much cheaper prices than the prices from Suzuki dealers.  But I guess one could always make a rat bike by installing a Yamaha SX11 fuel tank on a BS 175, may be cool..... Jeff Bar

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Re: Does anyone know of good substitute parts for bridgestones?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2011, 11:49:12 AM »

when i stripped my 175 motor the actual pistons where Suzuki i do not know which bike they would have come off though   

A couple of us that race the 175's are using Suzuki RM85 2nd oversize pistons.  However, to use them correctly, you have to shave the top of the cylinder or run without a head gasket, plus reshape the head to keep a reasonable compression ratio.  The Suzuki pistons have a .035 inch shorter pin-to-top distance and a flatter top. 
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BS350 GTR

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Re: Does anyone know of good substitute parts for bridgestones?
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2012, 09:56:56 PM »
Wow! some of this stuff is way over my head but this is exactly what I hoped to get from this site!  8)

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Re: Does anyone know of good substitute parts for bridgestones?
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2013, 04:58:16 PM »
Found that Honda C100 contact breakers fit my HS175. Beware though. A Honda needs 1 LH and 1RH. My HS needed 2 x Honda LH. Check e bay for pictures before buying

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Re: Does anyone know of good substitute parts for bridgestones?
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2014, 09:20:38 AM »
The Kawasaki 1000 Z points fit the BS200 and you can also buy the felt for lubing the points

 


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