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Re: Bridgestone Posters
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2016, 06:06:28 AM »
Hi, Moonpup,

The Japanese characters below the picture translate as "BRIDGESTONE MOTORCYCLES / MOTOCROSS ?????? RACER"  The Chinese characters are, I'm afraid, beyond me - maybe one for Kotaro-san? Looking at the engine, it looks like a 90 cylinder head on it (shallower finning than the 100), so I would assume it's a factory race team BS90SR. The front hub seems to confirm that it was a bit special - and I'm not convinced that it has BS90 forks on it either.

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Re: Bridgestone Posters
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2016, 01:20:06 AM »
Carburetor cover and plumbing for the air cleaner don't look like anything I've seen

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Re: Bridgestone Posters
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2016, 10:35:11 PM »
I thought I had seen this poster before. It's on the wall in photos of Bill Smiths dealership in Great Britain.

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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2016, 10:45:48 PM »
There are 2 of this same poster in this vintage picture of his dealership..... ( well, not exactly the same. Looks like he got the english version.  ;D )
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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2016, 05:02:14 AM »
These two English versions appear to have some words in the upper right hand corner of the poster that the Japan version does not. Now I 'm curious about the poster to the left of one of the motocross poster. Looks like a 90 road racer.                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Re: Bridgestone Posters
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2016, 07:45:13 AM »
I've zoomed in on the Bill Smith photo and the bit in the top left corner of the poster looks to me like the "Jet Lube" arrows emblem. That would make sense as Jet Lube was a new feature in 1967/68 which would probably be when the photo was taken

I wish I had such a collection of posters now. It makes you weep to think they probably ended up in the rubbish bin soon afterwards.


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Re: Bridgestone Posters
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2016, 03:09:15 PM »
I think it looks like the jet lube logo also. It looks like the jet lube logo on the GTR poster. I wonder if this motor crosser had jet lube? I think I remember some of the other Japanese manufactures using a oil injection on their production racers. Kawasaki's 250 twin cylinder production road racer, maybe?



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Re: Bridgestone Posters
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2016, 07:50:26 PM »
Here are photos of a BS Brochure printed in Japan in April 1965 for the Australian market featuring Japanese racers on early 90s.
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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« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2016, 08:04:49 PM »
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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: Bridgestone Posters
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2016, 08:20:38 PM »
Thanks for sharing these brochures. Looks like "red front fender" bike from the poster is leading the three bikes on this color brochure.

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Re: Bridgestone Posters
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2016, 12:39:17 AM »
Here's a somewhat racy poster for Bridgestone's motorcycle tires....   ::)
Confucius say... "Better to have Bridgestone than Kidneystone"

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Re: Bridgestone Posters
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2016, 02:13:39 AM »
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« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2017, 12:34:32 PM »
Confucius say... "Better to have Bridgestone than Kidneystone"

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Re: Bridgestone Posters
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2017, 07:18:04 AM »
Here's a somewhat racy poster for Bridgestone's motorcycle tires....   ::)

This ones going straight to the pool room!

 


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