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Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« on: December 15, 2008, 09:08:07 PM »
Which was your first Bridgestone?

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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 03:20:05 PM »
Had a 90 mountain, I was stupid and beat the crap of it, sure wish
I had taken better care of it.

Now I am looking to possibly fixing it up. It is so far gone I think
I will do a fixup to be in about same condition as it was in when
I beat it to tears :'( 

Happy to have found this site

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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 07:32:54 PM »
My first was a '67 Sport 90. The poor used thing was a wreck when I bought it and I soon saw that I did not do good in picking out a well maintained bike. 1 yr. later, I bought my first new bike an HS 175. It was titled as '69, when I bought it in Aug. '69. It was one of the best bikes I had ever owned as well. But, as a young guy I had to move up the ladder, bike size wise, and I sold it 2 yrs. later. That is why I searched and finally found the 175 DT I have in the garage now. It seems like 1969, when I removed the seat, etc. to inspect and wax her. Of course getting ready to do the "details", when I get the waxing done and I have inspected everything.

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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009, 11:12:19 AM »
I just got a sport 90 this year....it is my first bike and i am 42!!!!!   I saw it and had to have it.  It is awesome orginal condition and runs like a champ.  I went 60 on this thing....scared the ehck out of me but it would go that fast....and had a little more.  I was scared to push because it still has the orginal tires.....this thing is mint with 3,000 miles....

It has got me crazy for old two strokes now....I used to ride all kinds of stuff when i was kid because the neighbor used to repaier stuff and we would ride it to test.....

Looking at a 1972 suzuki 2 stroke 250 now......

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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009, 09:11:07 PM »
Made the 8 hour trip (one way) for a roached out old Taka. I had grand dreams of fixing the stuck and busted engine. Never happened. Got a '71 TMX with 1100 original miles instead. Lot less work. 8)

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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009, 04:27:10 PM »
I picked up three 350's quite a few years back and someday will get one running.  Two of the three are most likely beyond repair without an unreasonable amount of work.  Too many projects not enough time/money to get to them all.

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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2009, 09:44:43 AM »
A brand new 1969 100 TMX I think I paid $299.


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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2009, 05:35:34 PM »
I purchased  a blue BS 100 sport in June 1968 at Brian Collins Bridgestone in Parramatta Sydney Australia.  It cost AU$366 and was my only means of transport and apart from a 'dead' coil it was most reliable and took me everywhere including camping trips upto 120 miles away.  I regret selling it all those years ago.  I am now restoring what was a wreck of a 175DT 1967 model.
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BS 175DT x 2, BS 50 Sport, BS 90 Mountain x 3, BS 90 Deluxe, BS 90 Sport x2, Chibi, BS 60 Sport, BS 90 Trail x 2.

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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 08:23:22 AM »
Heres the story. First Bridgestone was a 100 racer. It was handed down to me by my father,Davey. He purchased it new from a local dealer who ran a in house racing program,after it had slammed his rider a couple of times (ouch,Benny!) It was already prepared for hillclimbing,but still needed to be "dialed in". My fathers specialty. Being an absolutely unbelievable natural rider,he took it to constant victory. As the re-emerging sport progressed through the late 60's and into the 70's,he moved up through the classes along with the rest his buddys,leaving the ever popular 100 class to the junior riders. The very first time I piloted this bike soley on my own,it scared the ever living crap out of me. I was small even for this small bike and could not quite touch the ground. I got used to it,and started racing it as well. Between my father and myself,the awards won with it are too numerous to count now. By the way,poor Benny is not the only person to get a good slam down from this bike. It broke my fathers foot and liked to kill me once while practicing hole shots at Bel Mesa Raceway in W.VA. I thank Bell Helmet to this day for the Bell Star I was wearing at the time. As it was I was in a fog for about three days. My mother wasn't to happy when we returned home. Mark.
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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009, 12:35:37 PM »
Mark Neat story, it i sure good to read stories like yours, I bet Mom was not too happy at that time, I bet she became better with time.
Jeff Bar :)

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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2009, 05:59:25 PM »
 I think her words were something along the line of,"maybe he should have gone to the hospital". But it really wasn't that bad. She was a nurse anyway and my dad was racing when they met,so she was already sort of used to loose skin! Mark.   

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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2009, 09:18:21 AM »
My first BS was a 350 gtr, that I got out of  a car junk yard, it was in decent condition, only being a couple years old. But it was stuck in 2nd gear with a broken kick starter, I pushed
started it and road it around a bit.  Ended up selling it, 30 ago, wish I still had it .   Now I have a 60 sport that I actually ride around a bit

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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2009, 04:40:54 PM »
Jeff,you'll feel better after you see the pictures of my 60 Sport! Its another restoration candidate for sure. At least your riding yours! mark.

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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2009, 07:06:35 PM »
My dad bought me a brand new red Bridgestone 90 Sport when I was 13 or 14 years old. For some reason, I never could get the bike to go over 65 MPH... or get it to go slower than 60!
Needless to say, it was very well used and has had many parts replaced at one time or another. I would send a pic, but am embarrassed to do so. Just this past week, I dug it out of the shed and realize that it needs a thorough restoration.
This will be my next project.
Richard, I will probably be contacting you quite often in the next 6 months.

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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2009, 02:34:43 PM »
My first was the blue Chibi. My dad bought it from a friend that his son was racing with. (He out grew it) I was ten when I started riding. It was the fastest bike among the group of kids I rode with. (they all had mini bikes with the lawnmower engines. My dad rode HD's and would not allow me to ride a "lawnmower") Dad said that if I was going to ride I would learn to ride on a real motorcycle. He bought a benelli and we rode together through the trails. (with my friends) He was tough when we rode and wouldn't allow us to ride without our helmet,gloves, jeans and boots. I rode my Chibi until I was 17, then I bought a 1976 Honda CB360. That soon was too small and I got a 1978 Honda CB 750. Sold my 750 after four years. Didn't ride until 2002 when I finally got a Goldwing. Don't ride enough but ride when I can. I keep thinking about the days on my Chibi and think I would love to find one to restore. Nothing rides the same as the first bike and the days that we remember of all the fun.

Al

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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2009, 07:34:39 PM »
i inherited my Father-in-law's BS 175 Hurricane Scrambler a few years ago. it was last licensed (as a 1970 model) in 1990, i think. still runs, needs a left-side battery cover. i also need to know whether it is a 6 or 12 volt system. Also need the rubber "Intake-tubes" (which have the holes for cables to pass through). if anyone has leads on a good seat cover... contact @ daddystreetrod53@yahoo.com. thanks

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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2009, 08:37:36 PM »
David

Nice to have you on this site.  The 175 BS is 12V, Richard, owner of this site has the cable rubber caps

Jeff Mcbrayer
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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2009, 02:31:23 AM »
trail 90 with the elusive blue color. whatever it was... from old dudes shed.

went back to pick her up to get fixed maybe and a lil maggot stripped all my parts off  "MY"  bike. >:(

maybe the frame is still there... going to look this week. almost 20 years ago..meh.....worth a try anyways. ;)

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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2009, 04:21:02 PM »
I have to ask. What is he going to do with those parts? He have another BS or is he planning on selling you the bike one part at a time! If there is a title to the bike, that is worth something.

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Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2009, 10:43:32 PM »
TMX 100 a little unclear on the year yet?

 


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