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Title: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on July 07, 2012, 01:55:08 PM
Found this site that is offering a few modern baseball caps with vintage Bridgestone patches stitched on. The price seems quite reasonable since I've seen the same patches sell for that much alone.

http://www.steadfastcycles.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=140_144&products_id=336 (http://www.steadfastcycles.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=140_144&products_id=336)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats
Post by: moonpup on July 07, 2012, 01:59:39 PM
They're also offering this hat/lapel pin........

http://www.steadfastcycles.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=122&products_id=219 (http://www.steadfastcycles.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=122&products_id=219)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats
Post by: coxy on July 07, 2012, 02:38:14 PM
the hat pin was the first ebay purchase that i made 
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats
Post by: moonpup on July 07, 2012, 02:50:44 PM
the hat pin was the first ebay purchase that i made 

Coxy, I might have to pick one of those up for myself.

In the meantime though, I think I'd rather have a hat with one of these patches instead......

Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats
Post by: reed on July 07, 2012, 06:31:12 PM
Moonpup,
I am not a hat person but i do like that Bridgestone patch.
Thanks.
Steve.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats
Post by: LuisHarney on July 18, 2012, 02:36:12 AM
Bridgestone hats are attractive actually I am not wearing hats, but I never miss to watch Bridgestone rides.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats
Post by: moonpup on August 18, 2012, 10:19:07 AM
Here's a patch that some of you other members may have seen before, but it's a new one to me.

This person has 3 left on his/her eBay auction......

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BRIDGESTONE-MOTORCYCLE-PATCH-NEW-/110936279061?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d4514815 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BRIDGESTONE-MOTORCYCLE-PATCH-NEW-/110936279061?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d4514815)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats & Patches
Post by: moonpup on September 22, 2012, 10:37:50 AM
Here's another patch I haven't seen before. I've seen the long rectangle ones like the one pictured on the cap above but not an oval one like this........

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bridgestone-Tires-Patch-/350603130045?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51a19334bd (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bridgestone-Tires-Patch-/350603130045?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51a19334bd)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats & Patches
Post by: coxy on September 28, 2012, 03:56:29 PM
i haven't decided were to put these yet but i think this looks cool
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats & Patches
Post by: moonpup on September 29, 2012, 09:22:43 AM
i haven't decided were to put these yet but i think this looks cool

Man, I'm luv'n that jacket.... you can put those patches anywhere and it'd still look cool!
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats & Patches
Post by: coxy on September 29, 2012, 04:07:34 PM
that jacket will be on its 3rd rebuild soon once upon a time i could stick four videos down the front .not any more! 
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats & Patches
Post by: Bikenstein on September 29, 2012, 04:16:52 PM
The wife threw my old "Brando" jacket away 30 years ago :'(
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats & Patches
Post by: coxy on September 29, 2012, 04:57:07 PM
hey Dave i would have fired the wife for that
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats & Patches
Post by: ziggy stardust on September 30, 2012, 12:13:49 PM
Personally I'd leave the patches off.

Z
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats & Patches
Post by: moonpup on September 30, 2012, 12:21:08 PM
Personally I'd leave the patches off.

Z

Well, maybe he could leave the Bridgestone one where it is, so it'll always be close to his heart!  ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats & Patches
Post by: Bikenstein on September 30, 2012, 01:19:46 PM
hey Dave i would have fired the wife for that

Coxy, that jacket and I went through 7 bikes together. Almost went through one wife because of it ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats & Patches
Post by: coxy on September 30, 2012, 05:07:37 PM
lee i think your right maybe buy a vest or just a nice shirt
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats & Patches
Post by: moonpup on January 20, 2013, 12:28:21 AM
Here's another patch I hadn't seen before and it's a big one @ 10 inches!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BRIDGESTONE-MOTORCYCLES-UNIFORM-JACKET-PATCH-10-/370740374551?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5651d92c17 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BRIDGESTONE-MOTORCYCLES-UNIFORM-JACKET-PATCH-10-/370740374551?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5651d92c17)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on April 13, 2013, 12:34:19 AM
Thought I'd change the title of this thread to include "other stuff" so there'd be a place to post all the interesting things you might find relating to the BS marque.

Just found these neat vintage keychains on a Japanese site. They sold for approx. $11 US  
  
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on August 05, 2013, 10:50:53 AM
Hadn't seen this ad before....... just surprised there weren't more like it, considering the times.  :o

Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Bikenstein on August 05, 2013, 06:04:18 PM
Should have read "Get Stoned" ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Jon Hardcastle on August 05, 2013, 08:46:42 PM
That's a great ad....and answers some questions about Bridgestone distribution here in Canada....I am really curious as to who sold these in Ontario.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on August 05, 2013, 10:18:53 PM
Did these two "dealers" get their Bridgestones from Rockford Motors in the USA? Or did these Canadians have a direct deal with Bridgestone ,Japan?  Does anyone have the magazine this advertisement appeared in? THANKS FOR SHARING THIS INFO!!
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on August 05, 2013, 10:31:54 PM
Did these two "dealers" get their Bridgestones from Rockford Motors in the USA? Or did these Canadians have a direct deal with Bridgestone ,Japan?  Does anyone have the magazine this advertisement appeared in? THANKS FOR SHARING THIS INFO!!

Paul..... the ad was from this ebay listing. Maybe you could contact the seller and see if he/she remembers the magazine they got it out of.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Bridgestone-175-Hurricane-Scrambler-Motorcycle-Original-Rare-Ad-/121152217657?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c353c2239#ht_1755wt_1161 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Bridgestone-175-Hurricane-Scrambler-Motorcycle-Original-Rare-Ad-/121152217657?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c353c2239#ht_1755wt_1161)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on August 05, 2013, 10:44:04 PM
Thanks for the info, Moonpup. You know Rockford is closer to Winnipeg than it is to Miami.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on August 08, 2013, 11:24:18 AM
Here's a couple more Canadian ads.  I'm like'n the way they think up yonder.  ;D

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-Bridgestone-GTR-350-Motorcycle-Have-a-650-for-Breakfast-Original-Rare-Ad-/400547000482?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d427630a2#ht_1660wt_1161 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-Bridgestone-GTR-350-Motorcycle-Have-a-650-for-Breakfast-Original-Rare-Ad-/400547000482?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d427630a2#ht_1660wt_1161)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-Bridgestone-GTR-350-Motorcycle-Girl-Model-Original-Rare-Ad-/121156041082?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c3576797a#ht_1660wt_1161 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-Bridgestone-GTR-350-Motorcycle-Girl-Model-Original-Rare-Ad-/121156041082?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c3576797a#ht_1660wt_1161)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on August 08, 2013, 08:03:20 PM
Interesting. The ad with the girl looks like part of a "printed in Japan " brochure that I have seen before.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: ziggy stardust on August 09, 2013, 11:05:40 AM
Here it is Paul.


http://bridgestonemotorcycleparts.com/index.php?topic=2991.msg14728#msg14728 (http://bridgestonemotorcycleparts.com/index.php?topic=2991.msg14728#msg14728)

Z
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Jon Hardcastle on August 11, 2013, 09:12:09 PM
I just picked up a 350 GTO over the weekend, (pics to come)  I discovered that there was a Bridgestone dealer in Lakefield Ontario, which is a relatively rural area 100 miles away from Toronto.  I am hoping to glean more information soon.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on August 12, 2013, 07:33:08 PM
Here's another "hadn't seen this before" item. It's a Rockford Motors brass belt buckle. It's a shame it has such bad corrosion on the backside. 

Has anyboby ever seen a Bridgestone buckle?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bridgestone-Rockford-motorcycle-belt-buckle-50-90-gt350-175-/360717315497?pt=Apparel_Merchandise&hash=item53fc6d6da9&vxp=mtr#ht_115wt_1399 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bridgestone-Rockford-motorcycle-belt-buckle-50-90-gt350-175-/360717315497?pt=Apparel_Merchandise&hash=item53fc6d6da9&vxp=mtr#ht_115wt_1399)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on August 12, 2013, 09:04:51 PM
Never saw one of these. Does it say motors below the  stylized R? Could it be an initial buckle with NO Rockford Motors connection?
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on August 12, 2013, 09:48:13 PM
Could it be an initial buckle with NO Rockford Motors connection?

It very well could be Paul, I was just trusting the seller and his story of coming from a defunct dealership.

It really doesn't match the font usually seen on "Rockford" stuff.......  ???
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on August 13, 2013, 04:48:00 PM
Paul, decided to search eBay a little more using the brand name of the buckle "Hickok" and found lots of those initial buckles.  So I don't think they were in any way associated with either Bridgestone or Rockford Motors.

Maybe that dealer saw an opportunity to make a little extra by buying a bunch of "R" initialed buckles and passing them off as Rockford items. Or perhaps you got one as a promo with your motorcycle purchase..... who knows?
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: slawsonb on August 13, 2013, 05:07:07 PM
Guys let me clear up the mystery. I was just up in Phoenix picking up a GTR parts bike I bought from this ebay seller. The bike came out of the dealership in Oil City, PA he bought all the bikes and parts out of. He has several totes of Bridgestone and Rockford parts  many NOS, and I went through every one of them and bouht several. I found this buckle in one of the totes and suggested it might be a Rockford buckle. They rest is history. So sorry for the misdirection, I will inform the seller that this does not seem to be a Rockford buckle...
...bert
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on August 28, 2013, 10:37:01 PM
Anybody have this in their album stash?  :o

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PANTHERS-BRIDGESTONE-90-SOMEBODY-TOUCHED-ME-HOT-ROD-GARAGE-7-PS-USA-/161095655165?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item25820c9efd#ht_1544wt_1399 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/PANTHERS-BRIDGESTONE-90-SOMEBODY-TOUCHED-ME-HOT-ROD-GARAGE-7-PS-USA-/161095655165?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item25820c9efd#ht_1544wt_1399)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: coxy on August 30, 2013, 04:13:29 PM
now that is unreal ! wow .
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on August 30, 2013, 07:39:05 PM
now that is unreal ! wow .

That's exactly what I thought!

I'd love to hear the song but I couldn't find an audio link that'd let me play it. I did find this site that one could download it (for a price maybe?) but I'm not sure if I have the means to play or post it afterwards.

Anybody want to tackle this?

http://www.beatmp3.net/music/the-panthers_bridgestone-90.html (http://www.beatmp3.net/music/the-panthers_bridgestone-90.html)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: ziggy stardust on August 31, 2013, 05:26:00 PM
Try this.

Z

http://www.bridgestonemotorcycle.com/index2.html (http://www.bridgestonemotorcycle.com/index2.html)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Bikenstein on August 31, 2013, 06:47:08 PM
I new I heard that somewhere, thanks Z ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on August 31, 2013, 07:25:25 PM
Haha, been to Scott's site numerous times but must not have had my speakers on! Thank you Zigmeister  ;D

edit: OK, here's another cheaper listing currently on eBay......

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Garage-Punk-Surf-Hot-Rod-45-Panthers-Bridgestone-90-Motorcycle-Ad-LISTEN-/231043298403?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item35cb40f463#ht_427wt_1141 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Garage-Punk-Surf-Hot-Rod-45-Panthers-Bridgestone-90-Motorcycle-Ad-LISTEN-/231043298403?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item35cb40f463#ht_427wt_1141)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Steve S. on September 13, 2013, 08:58:01 PM
Original Bridgestone GTR Poster on Ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bridgestone-350-GTR-Poster-/261286074797?pt=Art_Posters&hash=item3cd5dd19ad (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bridgestone-350-GTR-Poster-/261286074797?pt=Art_Posters&hash=item3cd5dd19ad)

Steve S.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on September 13, 2013, 09:21:46 PM
Ooooooh..... dat's nice!  ;D  A little pricey though, considering the overall condition. Here's a pic to refer to after the ad's gone.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on September 13, 2013, 10:12:27 PM
Does anyone remember seeing this poster in the 1960's? I suspect it was printed in Japan. No mention of Rockford Motors.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on September 14, 2013, 11:21:48 AM
Paul, I thought I'd read somewhere on the site that the "Jet Lube" term (and decals) were used for the oil injection system in markets outside of the U.S. Hopefully, someone with more knowledge on the subject can either confirm this or set the record straight.

Either way, I just wish there had been more items like this done for the GTO.  :(
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: albervin on September 15, 2013, 03:22:26 AM
Paul, I thought I'd read somewhere on the site that the "Jet Lube" term (and decals) were used for the oil injection system in markets outside of the U.S. Hopefully, someone with more knowledge on the subject can either confirm this or set the record straight.

Either way, I just wish there had been more items like this done for the GTO.  :(
I can confirm that as I still have the original sticker on my 90 Deluxe. It is a silver foil type and attached to the oil tank.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: disc_valve on September 20, 2013, 06:46:31 AM
Hi, Moonpup,

Yes, the UK market 90s and 350s didn't use the silver "Oil Injection" stickers, but had a "Jet Lube" sticker on the oil tank instead. Strangely, UK market 175s had the US-type "Oil Injection" sticker on the oil tank.

If anyone is looking for a "Jet Lube" sticker, "Sunrise Graphics" over here in the UK have replicas - the original stickers have long been unavailable. 
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on September 20, 2013, 04:09:50 PM
Thanks guys for confirming what I thought I'd read here.

FYI, the poster didn't generate any bids..... wonder if they'll relist it with a lower starting point or maybe even a "buy it now" ? (still wishing it wasn't missing a piece of the lower corner though.)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on October 19, 2013, 01:15:53 PM
Hey Mr. Reed....  here's a real nice Bridgestone electric cigarette lighter to go with your Bridgestone ashtray!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BRIDGSTONE-SAROME-PIEZO-ELECTRIC-CIGARETTE-LIGHTER-FIGURINE-NR-/161127962007?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2583f99597#ht_2409wt_1382 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BRIDGSTONE-SAROME-PIEZO-ELECTRIC-CIGARETTE-LIGHTER-FIGURINE-NR-/161127962007?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2583f99597#ht_2409wt_1382)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on December 01, 2013, 09:53:04 AM
Here's some detail pic's of an original dealer sign.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on December 11, 2013, 11:49:37 PM
Nice jacket currently on eBay. ( he has 2 btw, a medium and an extra large )  Supposedly these were "WORN AT THE BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS SPEED TRAILS, TO SET A RECORD THAT STILL STANDS! 175CC TWIN."


Medium...  http://www.ebay.com/itm/60-to-70s-VINTAGE-N-O-S-BRIDGESTONE-RACING-MOTORCYCLE-NYLON-JACKET-/271339148828?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item3f2d12d61c#ht_99wt_1362 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/60-to-70s-VINTAGE-N-O-S-BRIDGESTONE-RACING-MOTORCYCLE-NYLON-JACKET-/271339148828?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item3f2d12d61c#ht_99wt_1362)

Extra Large.....  http://www.ebay.com/itm/60-to-70s-VINTAGE-N-O-S-BRIDGESTONE-RACING-MOTORCYCLE-NYLON-JACKET-/271339147007?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item3f2d12ceff#ht_99wt_1362 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/60-to-70s-VINTAGE-N-O-S-BRIDGESTONE-RACING-MOTORCYCLE-NYLON-JACKET-/271339147007?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item3f2d12ceff#ht_99wt_1362)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: BS Mechanic on December 14, 2013, 05:07:08 PM
If you want a Bridgestone t shirt, one alternative is to make your own. 

It's really quite surprising what you can do with an inkjet printer and an iron-on transfer sheet.  Anything you have on your PC that you can print, you can put on a shirt.

The actual picture on the shirt is pretty good, the photo not so much, but you get the idea.

Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on December 15, 2013, 08:55:02 AM
Thanks for the heads-up BS Mechanic, never would have thought of that. Opens up all sorts of possibilities!
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: reed on January 01, 2014, 06:34:37 PM
I saw that Bridgestone jacket, and i have just had my old Kawasaki jacket from the UK its from the 1980s.
What was i thinking  :D
Thanks.
Steve.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: srpackrat49 on January 01, 2014, 08:11:44 PM
Is that sign 4/sale ??? ;D    i gots to have it......   well maybe??????
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on January 01, 2014, 10:31:06 PM
Is that sign 4/sale ??? ;D    i gots to have it......   well maybe??????

It was and I think he was asking $450 for it, but the listing is no longer up on craigslist.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on January 18, 2014, 11:53:17 PM
Add some "bling" to your 90 Sport with these gen-u-wine vintage naugahyde seat covers....  8)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-NOS-1966-BRIDGESTONE-SPORT-90-CC-BLUE-SPARKLE-MOTORCYCLE-SEAT-COVER-/261376671886?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3cdb43808e&vxp=mtr#ht_71wt_1362 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-NOS-1966-BRIDGESTONE-SPORT-90-CC-BLUE-SPARKLE-MOTORCYCLE-SEAT-COVER-/261376671886?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3cdb43808e&vxp=mtr#ht_71wt_1362)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-NOS-1966-BRIDGESTONE-SPORT-90-CC-RED-SPARKLE-MOTORCYCLE-SEAT-COVER-/261376671882?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3cdb43808a&vxp=mtr#ht_92wt_1362 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-NOS-1966-BRIDGESTONE-SPORT-90-CC-RED-SPARKLE-MOTORCYCLE-SEAT-COVER-/261376671882?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3cdb43808a&vxp=mtr#ht_92wt_1362)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on February 05, 2014, 12:06:55 PM
Fellow member Kataro has posted these vintage Bridgestone factory overalls for auction on eBay. They don't have the typical Bridgestone motorcycle logo ( scary monster  ;D ), instead incorporating the BS tire company logo. Yet if they were the same type used in the motorcycle plant, they would indeed make for a nice addition to someones memorabilia collection.

Wonder what it says on the back?  8)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRIDGESTONE-FACTORY-OVERALLS-1960S-1970S-ERA-LARGE-SIZE-N-O-S-/331120792979?pt=Apparel_Merchandise&hash=item4d18565593#ht_49wt_1362 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRIDGESTONE-FACTORY-OVERALLS-1960S-1970S-ERA-LARGE-SIZE-N-O-S-/331120792979?pt=Apparel_Merchandise&hash=item4d18565593#ht_49wt_1362)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: disc_valve on February 07, 2014, 06:57:42 AM
Hi, Moonpup,

That question's easily answered. Katakana characters translate as  BU-RI-JI-SU-TO-N. Say it quickly and it comes out as BRIDGESTONE. You can see those same characters on factory parts packaging.

Graham
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: slawsonb on February 07, 2014, 10:02:43 AM
Kotaro san also pointed out that these characters are used on the EJ-R2 racer...cool...
...bert
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on February 07, 2014, 03:37:20 PM
Hi, Moonpup,

That question's easily answered. Katakana characters translate as  BU-RI-JI-SU-TO-N. Say it quickly and it comes out as BRIDGESTONE. You can see those same characters on factory parts packaging.

Graham

Thank you for clearing that up Graham..... I'd have preferred it say "350 GTO" instead, but I guess you can't have everything.   :o   ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on February 16, 2014, 09:32:00 AM
Here's something a little unique.

An original 8x10, that according to the seller is.....

"Showing two 1970 Indy 500 Race Car Drivers in front of the News Bureau Building on a dirt bike.  If I figured this out it is a Bridgestone 100 G/P Dirt Bike.  The bike itself it rare.  That is Gary Bettenhausen standing there.  Not quite sure of the driver sitting.  Maybe Roger McCluskey or ?"

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-INDY-500-RACE-PHOTO-8X10-1970-GARY-BETTENHAUSEN-BRIDGESTONE-100-G-P-BIKE-/371005036875?pt=US_Racing_Fan_Shop&hash=item56619f994b#ht_2539wt_1125 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-INDY-500-RACE-PHOTO-8X10-1970-GARY-BETTENHAUSEN-BRIDGESTONE-100-G-P-BIKE-/371005036875?pt=US_Racing_Fan_Shop&hash=item56619f994b#ht_2539wt_1125)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: CL-100 on February 16, 2014, 05:54:51 PM
I guess the seller isn't familiar with Bridgestones as the 100 GP is a street bike only.  The dirt/trail/scrambler version was the TMX.  I bought a new 100 GP back in the day, when I was 15 years old.

Neat picture though.  Hopefully someone can identify the other gentlemen.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on February 24, 2014, 11:31:48 PM
I've seen this type of print before but never with a 350. Too bad they didn't get one with the proper seat logo & oil tank badging.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRIDGESTONE-GTR350-GTR-350-CLASSIC-MOTORCYCLE-BIKE-1960S-PRINT-PICTURE-/310879694313?pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&hash=item4861dfade9#ht_2364wt_1362 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRIDGESTONE-GTR350-GTR-350-CLASSIC-MOTORCYCLE-BIKE-1960S-PRINT-PICTURE-/310879694313?pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&hash=item4861dfade9#ht_2364wt_1362)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on March 03, 2014, 12:11:36 AM
Ok, somebody needs to feed this poor fella.  :o You can't be a Bridgestone scary monster if you're anorexic!   ;D

There's just sooooo much wrong with this patch. Really....a pigs face, what's up with that!

The second pic is what it should look like.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Large-Bridgestone-Motorcycle-Cloth-Patch-5-x-6-5-8-/351014208811?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51ba13c52b#ht_932wt_1362 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Large-Bridgestone-Motorcycle-Cloth-Patch-5-x-6-5-8-/351014208811?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51ba13c52b#ht_932wt_1362)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on March 03, 2014, 10:12:15 AM
Could be a copy? Maybe it came with the blue and green 350s
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on March 03, 2014, 10:48:17 AM
Could be a copy? Maybe it came with the blue and green 350s

Most definitely a copy and probably by someone tripp'n on LSD back in the day!   ;D  ;D  ;D

BTW: Green 350 GTO's were a possibility as that WAS a color option listed on the 1970 Bridgestone factory/dealer brochure. Would love to find one that could be verified.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: slawsonb on March 03, 2014, 11:41:33 AM
The quest for Sequoia continues!...
I remember the late 60's/early 70's, I think...
 ???  ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: OldSwartout on March 04, 2014, 08:39:25 AM
Here's something a little unique.

An original 8x10, that according to the seller is.....

"Showing two 1970 Indy 500 Race Car Drivers in front of the News Bureau Building on a dirt bike.  If I figured this out it is a Bridgestone 100 G/P Dirt Bike.  The bike itself it rare.  That is Gary Bettenhausen standing there.  Not quite sure of the driver sitting.  Maybe Roger McCluskey or ?"


I didn't ever see that particular photo before, but I (Ace Cycle at the time) gave that bike to Gary as part of an advertising promotion. The bike was presented to the winner of the Night before the 500 race at Indianapolis Raceway Park. He had it for several years and used it as a pit bike during May at the 500 a few times.  He lives a few miles from here, just outside Mooresville, In.

Correction: It was a USAC Sprint car race on May 17, 1970 at IRP, not the Night Before The 500 Midget race.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on March 06, 2014, 02:43:33 PM
Just thinking of all my fellow members up north and the nasty winter y'all have had to endure!

(sorry, probably should have posted this in November...  ::) )

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://horizonblue.jp/%3Fpid%3D38814015&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dvintagebridgestone%2B-tire%2B-tires%2B-tyre%2B-tyres%2B-ebay%2B-relics%2B-golf%2B-bike%2B-bicycle%26num%3D50%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox%26biw%3D1536%26bih%3D694 (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://horizonblue.jp/%3Fpid%3D38814015&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dvintagebridgestone%2B-tire%2B-tires%2B-tyre%2B-tyres%2B-ebay%2B-relics%2B-golf%2B-bike%2B-bicycle%26num%3D50%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox%26biw%3D1536%26bih%3D694)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on March 09, 2014, 11:14:03 PM
This nice Rockford Motors Accessories Catalog for Bridgestone Motorcycles is currently available on eBay.... (These don't seem to pop up too frequently... first I've seen.)


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rockford-Motors-Accessories-Catalog-for-Bridgestone-Motorcycles-1960s-/281282710377?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item417dc18b69#ht_141wt_1362 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rockford-Motors-Accessories-Catalog-for-Bridgestone-Motorcycles-1960s-/281282710377?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item417dc18b69#ht_141wt_1362)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Redrust on March 09, 2014, 11:34:01 PM
I see a pic about the saddle bags. Really want a member here to get this.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: mqtsteve on March 10, 2014, 11:06:10 AM
Are the Bridgestone patches available for purchase?  Where can they be purchased?  The real patch, not the pig one.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on March 10, 2014, 11:25:01 AM
Are the Bridgestone patches available for purchase?  Where can they be purchased?  The real patch, not the pig one.

Besides the pig face, could it also be the huge neck goiter, the arthritic arm, the mushroom eyeball or you're a little offended by the breast protruding under the arm?  ;D  ;D  ;D

Richard has the best looking patches (and are probably the real deal) for a very reasonable price on eBay....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bridgestone-motorcycle-cloth-PATCH-90-100-175-350-GTR-GTO-NOS-orignal-NEW-/121047044623?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c2ef7520f#ht_238wt_1125 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bridgestone-motorcycle-cloth-PATCH-90-100-175-350-GTR-GTO-NOS-orignal-NEW-/121047044623?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c2ef7520f#ht_238wt_1125)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on March 21, 2014, 11:20:24 PM
I wouldn't mind picking up one of these oil stands. They don't show up real often. Too bad his price starts at a point higher than my desire.  :(

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1960s-BRIDGESTONE-MOTORCYCLES-ROCKFORD-2-CYCLE-MOTOR-OIL-DISPLAY-RACK-/221398599057?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item338c628591#ht_503wt_1362 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1960s-BRIDGESTONE-MOTORCYCLES-ROCKFORD-2-CYCLE-MOTOR-OIL-DISPLAY-RACK-/221398599057?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item338c628591#ht_503wt_1362)

EDIT: Well, it's been re-listed with a $50 drop in the opening bid price....   ;D

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1960s-BRIDGESTONE-MOTORCYCLES-ROCKFORD-2-CYCLE-MOTOR-OIL-DISPLAY-RACK-/371032916510?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item566349021e#ht_526wt_1105 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1960s-BRIDGESTONE-MOTORCYCLES-ROCKFORD-2-CYCLE-MOTOR-OIL-DISPLAY-RACK-/371032916510?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item566349021e#ht_526wt_1105)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on April 25, 2014, 03:58:52 PM
Another find on a Japan site. I'm kinda surprised I haven't seen more of these type of clocks produced and listed on places like eBay.  ???

I like the use of the "R.P.M." clock face, but you know they put the wrong 350 on it!  ;D

Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: slawsonb on April 25, 2014, 04:33:51 PM
All 350's are (al)right!
...bert
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Steve S. on April 25, 2014, 05:18:38 PM
Another find on the Yahoo Japan auction site. I'm kinda surprised I haven't seen more of these type of clocks produced and listed on places like eBay.  ???

I like the use of the "R.P.M." clock face, but you know they put the wrong 350 on it!  ;D

http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=g135319125 (http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=g135319125)

No....Looks like the "right" 350, but it's in the wrong color! 

Steve S.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on April 25, 2014, 05:30:07 PM
Quote
No....Looks like the "right" 350, but it's in the wrong color! 

Steve S.


 :D :D :D  ;D  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: slawsonb on April 25, 2014, 05:55:57 PM
Well said Mr. Gold! (awesome...)
...bert
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on April 27, 2014, 11:50:37 PM
Here's a nice JDM ad for the Bridgestone 180.  8)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bridgeston-180-bs180-twin-Ad-1966-from-JAPAN-/201077740508?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2ed12ad3dc&vxp=mtr#ht_379wt_1125 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bridgeston-180-bs180-twin-Ad-1966-from-JAPAN-/201077740508?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2ed12ad3dc&vxp=mtr#ht_379wt_1125)

*** I love it when people misspell Bridgestone in their ads.  ;D ***
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on May 16, 2014, 02:05:32 PM
Silver Medallion of Bridgestone Corp. founder.... Shojiro Ishibashi
 
Here's a quote from wikipedia about him that I particularly liked.
 
"Ishibashi's motto for Bridgestone was to "serve society with products of superior quality"."
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHOJIRO-ISHIBASHI-Japanese-businessman-and-founder-of-the-Bridgestone-Corporatio-/310960702169?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4866b3c2d9#ht_766wt_1125 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHOJIRO-ISHIBASHI-Japanese-businessman-and-founder-of-the-Bridgestone-Corporatio-/310960702169?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4866b3c2d9#ht_766wt_1125)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on July 16, 2014, 05:48:02 PM
Found this postcard on eBay of the Shriner Tebala Motorcycle Corps of Rockford Il. Can anybody identify the bikes they're riding? I would hope they would be Bridgestones!  ;D  (the auction doesn't say)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shriner-Tebala-Motorcycle-Corps-Rockford-IL-Masonic-Modern-Postcard-/331240842278?pt=Postcards_US&hash=item4d1f7e2426#ht_1309wt_1125 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shriner-Tebala-Motorcycle-Corps-Rockford-IL-Masonic-Modern-Postcard-/331240842278?pt=Postcards_US&hash=item4d1f7e2426#ht_1309wt_1125)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on July 16, 2014, 07:42:33 PM
These Shriner bikes appear to have leading link front forks. If they are Stones, they would be in the BS7  family. I would look at a oncoming photo of a BS7.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: william anderson on July 16, 2014, 08:37:51 PM
 the motorcycles are honda dreams , can only tell by front fork an headlight , an squared tanks with the round honda emblem , dont know if its the 150 , 160 , or the 300 , cant see where kich starter is located , william anderson
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on July 26, 2014, 08:34:03 AM
Anybody ever seen one of these front fender ornaments? Must have fit one of the 50 or 60cc bikes. It's about 4 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches long. Not sure if this was a dealer accessory or an aftermarket piece.  ;D

Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on October 24, 2014, 10:58:36 PM
Early Bridgestone heritage.... 1954 Japanese bike w/BS41 engine.

ummm Richard, got any parts for a.....?  ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Jens Jessen on October 29, 2014, 02:48:08 PM
It's Honda CA 72/77.
Regards Jens Jessen from Denmark
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: disc_valve on October 30, 2014, 06:48:10 AM
Hi,

The question is ...... is this BS41 attached to a Bridgestone bicycle, or has iot had a "frame change" in its lifetime?

Graham
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on November 30, 2014, 08:38:49 AM
Not sure if it's worth $300 smackers, but it would be neat to find one of these vintage BS pocket knife's....  8)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VERY-RARE-ANTIQUE-ADVERTISING-BRIDGESTONE-BS-POCKET-KNIFE-METAL-/281515158269?pt=Collectible_Knives&hash=item418b9c6afd#ht_4998wt_1161 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/VERY-RARE-ANTIQUE-ADVERTISING-BRIDGESTONE-BS-POCKET-KNIFE-METAL-/281515158269?pt=Collectible_Knives&hash=item418b9c6afd#ht_4998wt_1161)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: James14p on November 30, 2014, 10:28:49 AM
Not sure if it's worth $300 smackers, but it would be neat to find one of these vintage BS pocket knife's....  8)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VERY-RARE-ANTIQUE-ADVERTISING-BRIDGESTONE-BS-POCKET-KNIFE-METAL-/281515158269?pt=Collectible_Knives&hash=item418b9c6afd#ht_4998wt_1161 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/VERY-RARE-ANTIQUE-ADVERTISING-BRIDGESTONE-BS-POCKET-KNIFE-METAL-/281515158269?pt=Collectible_Knives&hash=item418b9c6afd#ht_4998wt_1161)
   NICE!!
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on November 30, 2014, 11:49:28 AM
Here's a different one that's also a money clip for a much more reasonable price. (though I still like the other one mo better!  ;D )


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bridgestone-Tires-Knife-Money-Clip-Tire-Logo-Barlow-B60-/191037959488#ht_164wt_923 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bridgestone-Tires-Knife-Money-Clip-Tire-Logo-Barlow-B60-/191037959488#ht_164wt_923)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: slawsonb on November 30, 2014, 12:11:49 PM
The knife is awesome! thanks for the ongoing excavation, Moonpup. This is a very entertaining thread.
...bert
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: OldSwartout on November 30, 2014, 12:50:28 PM
This sign was sitting on top of the Pearson Tire dealership in Utah 4 years ago when we drove through. Pretty sure it was there from 50 years ago. I don't think they even sold Bridgestone tires anymore.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: OldSwartout on December 01, 2014, 04:20:21 PM
The Pearson Tire store in the photo is in Richfield, Utah. You can see it in Google street view.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on December 01, 2014, 05:20:26 PM
Thanks Karl.... After you posted the pic of the sign, I thought I'd try and google view it to see if it was still there but you didn't specifically named a town the first time so I wasn't successful. Glad to hear it's still there, although I'm a bit surprised what with all the interest in vintage signs these days.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: OldSwartout on December 02, 2014, 09:24:33 AM
I didn't remember the town at first, but from our photos, knew it was between Salt Lake City and Vegas, so did some searching on Google.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on February 08, 2015, 11:21:59 PM
moved to another thread......
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on March 02, 2015, 11:09:05 AM
Found this and thought I'd see if anyone has ever heard of this album before.

Quote from the eBay listing....

"really obscure 1969 country western fiddle release on BANFF records, recorded in CANADA.  This LP takes Paul Menard's music and mixes it with the sound of motorcycles revving, like the Firebird Scrambler and a Bridgestone 350 GTR."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAUL-MENARD-rare-CYCLE-RANCH-fiddle-western-MOTORCYCLE-CANADA-banff-LP-/121584671227?#ht_443wt_1161 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAUL-MENARD-rare-CYCLE-RANCH-fiddle-western-MOTORCYCLE-CANADA-banff-LP-/121584671227?#ht_443wt_1161)

Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: James14p on March 03, 2015, 01:25:13 PM
Just when you think you've seen it all  ;D...........................
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on March 03, 2015, 02:02:02 PM
Just when you think you've seen it all  ;D...........................

You got that right! 

Let's see, on this album, what say we combine a little western fiddle with some GTR motorcycle revving...  :o
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on March 24, 2015, 09:22:31 AM
Here's a vintage keychain I've never seen before.... too bad it's pink!  ;D

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BRIDGESTONE-MOTORCYCLES-TAG-MASTER-DP-356-PINK-KEYCHAIN-KEYRING-/271815963020?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f497e718c#ht_127wt_1161 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BRIDGESTONE-MOTORCYCLES-TAG-MASTER-DP-356-PINK-KEYCHAIN-KEYRING-/271815963020?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f497e718c#ht_127wt_1161)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on March 24, 2015, 08:42:20 PM
what is DP-356
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on March 24, 2015, 09:19:11 PM
what is DP-356

Just a guess, but maybe a dealership had these made to identify which keys went to which bike in inventory?    ???

Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: slawsonb on March 24, 2015, 10:20:07 PM
it might have been red (to match tank, etc.) in the day. Red plastic tends to fade to this kind of pink when exposed to UV and humidity.
...bert
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: ziggy stardust on March 25, 2015, 05:07:05 AM
It's from a company that produces promotional bits 'n' pieces such as key rings, labels, pens etc with a manufactures logo on.

DP-356 seems to be their code for 'Bridgestone Motorcycles', not available today, I've checked.

 http://www.tagmaster.net/product-listing/Key-Tags/10/10/10 (http://www.tagmaster.net/product-listing/Key-Tags/10/10/10)

Z
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on March 25, 2015, 08:20:11 AM
Nice sleuthing ziggy!  

Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on April 07, 2015, 11:54:19 PM
I would like to request that in the future, all my meals be served to me on this beautiful tray.  ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: disc_valve on April 10, 2015, 06:33:47 AM
Wow!

You get your meals served up for you? Some of us have to get our own.

Graham

Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on April 16, 2015, 11:22:13 PM
Back on page 4, I posted a pic of a 350 GTR clock I found on a Japanese website and today I found these other two .........
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Mike Anderson on April 17, 2015, 07:55:59 AM
Are they for sale?
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on April 17, 2015, 08:50:06 AM
Yes, they are listed on Yahoo Japan with a "buy it now" of $17 ea.

The big problem is that most sellers on this site will only sell to buyers with a Japanese address. One can get around that by signing up with businesses that act as 3rd party buyers but with the fees they charge and the double shipping charges (you pay for seller to warehouse and then warehouse to you), items can get expensive real fast. Maybe someone like Kotaro could contact the seller and put together a deal to supply these here or on eBay?

Here are the links to the clocks....

http://auc.aleado.com/yahoo/lot?auctionID=r121632260 (http://auc.aleado.com/yahoo/lot?auctionID=r121632260)

http://auc.aleado.com/yahoo/lot?auctionID=k186775707 (http://auc.aleado.com/yahoo/lot?auctionID=k186775707)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Mopar392 on April 17, 2015, 09:14:05 AM
Nice clocks moonpup, I'll take one (90).
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: srpackrat49 on April 17, 2015, 12:56:19 PM
Clocks :o ???   Well they are nice,,,, but that is one thing i don,t have in the shop.... Beer fridg.  got one.... tunes... Up,, got that....  my bike shop is my man cave and we don,t need no stinken clocks.... I,ll come out when im ready.... ::)   but thats just me.... ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: coxy on April 18, 2015, 04:56:56 AM
I would like one .I do have a clock in my shed .my great grand fathers its very old and broken its stuck on 5 O'Clock so any time of day its OK for
A beer
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Mike Anderson on April 18, 2015, 08:06:18 AM
Been waiting for a response from them. Tried buy it now for one with the racer on it. No reply yet.
Later Mike
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on April 18, 2015, 08:48:46 AM
Do you have an account with them? You have to sign up on the site just like eBay. The signing up part is easy. The hard part is trying to buy anything and these are some of problems you'll face once you get to that part.

1. They don't accept PayPal.
2. You will have to open a bank account with one of the banking institutions that's actually in Japan. Not an easy thing to do.
3. And finally, you will still hit the big deadend in that most of the sellers will not ship internationally.

When I tried to buy something a year ago, I gave up and had a member of the Datsun 240Z forum who lives in Japan and came to my aid, act as my middleman.

So there's kinda only 2 options available...... either have someone you know that lives there and is willing to help you out or sign up with one of the companies that act as middlemen and pile on the fees.  It can be done, it's just a matter of how bad you want something.  ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on April 19, 2015, 11:09:15 AM
Just checked out this sellers other auctions and it's obvious producing this type clock is a business for him.

I think if there's enough interest on the site and members were willing to put up a downpayment like was done with the clutch plates & con-rod projects, maybe Kataro if contacted and interested, could put together a deal with the seller and make these available.

Here's the sellers other auctions (7 pages worth!)...

http://auc.aleado.com/yahoo/sellinglist?sellerID=ginettamania (http://auc.aleado.com/yahoo/sellinglist?sellerID=ginettamania)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Jens Jessen on April 24, 2015, 03:04:20 AM
It's Honda CA72 or CA77
Regards Jens Jessen from Denmark.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on April 29, 2015, 11:58:10 PM
Ever seen this one before?  Cute lil' thang ain't it....  ;D

Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: ziggy stardust on May 03, 2015, 07:42:51 AM
One of these may look cool on your garage wall? 8)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_odkw=&_ssn=ac-enterprises-uk&hash=item1c3f0f92c3&item=121317069507 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_odkw=&_ssn=ac-enterprises-uk&hash=item1c3f0f92c3&item=121317069507&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313.TR6.TRC1.A0.H0.Xbridgestone.TRS0&_nkw=bridgestone&_sacat=0)

Z
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on May 03, 2015, 08:58:46 AM
ziggy, I like the ones without the tire pictured on them... the ones that just say Bridgestone Motorsport.

Speaking of BS tires, here's a nice display piece I like to have. Wonder how low he'd go?  ;D

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bridgestone-Motorcycle-Tire-Rack-Stand-Dealer-Display-Sign-Advertising-/381229060812?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58c305d2cc&vxp=mtr#ht_783wt_923 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bridgestone-Motorcycle-Tire-Rack-Stand-Dealer-Display-Sign-Advertising-/381229060812?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58c305d2cc&vxp=mtr#ht_783wt_923)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: James14p on May 05, 2015, 06:31:45 AM
(http://i61.tinypic.com/2wel0de.jpg)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: alan86a on May 05, 2015, 04:45:10 PM
Anyone noticed the Bridgestone Motorcycles ally embossed sign on ebay for $49, looks really good.
Here's the item number;- 181725176506.
Can't get my head round putting a pic on this post.
Alan
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: BRT-GTR on May 06, 2015, 06:22:22 AM
   Al,     Well spotted.  Here's a link to the above,  would make a great sign for showing the bike at an event.    Brian

 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181725176506?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D181725176506%26_rdc%3D1 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181725176506?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D181725176506%26_rdc%3D1)

   Alan, I struggled with photo attachment, use the 'Attach' function under 'Additional Options' at the bottom left of the draft post. Then 'browse' to find the photo you want to post. The pictures don't appear on your draft post but will show up when you 'post' your draft. Try downsizing the photo if it won't post.      Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on May 06, 2015, 08:45:10 AM
Wow James, where on earth did you find not only the paint rack but all those cans of touch up paint. I think I've seen only one of those on eBay in the past 5 years!

That's one sweet collection you've got there.  :o
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: slawsonb on May 06, 2015, 11:00:36 AM
When I saw James' collection, I asked myself. Is there still paint in the cans? and are they still pressurized?
...bert
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Mopar392 on May 06, 2015, 11:34:32 AM
I cannot stand the suspense Bert, so what did yourself say?  ???  ;D
Sorry, couldn't help myself...DL
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: slawsonb on May 06, 2015, 11:39:57 AM
Well, as I recall, I got a "I dunno" from myself. ;D
But who knows if I am recalling correctly...lol
...bert
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on May 06, 2015, 11:53:25 AM
Well, as I recall, I got a "I dunno" from myself. ;D
But who knows if I am recalling correctly...lol
...bert

Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: James14p on May 06, 2015, 12:57:32 PM
Yes, some do have paint in them. I had to move them from my garage/shop to a better ventilated area because on occasion, one will start leaking.   :D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: slawsonb on May 06, 2015, 01:33:54 PM
James, that's some old pressure! Wow!
Moonpup, you will get it with time.  ;D ::) ;D
...bert
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on May 06, 2015, 08:37:27 PM
Any sequoia GREEN in those cans?
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on May 18, 2015, 11:41:57 AM
You'll find Bridgestone stuff in ALL sorts of places but really.... in an abandoned mine in Idaho ?????   :o

"For sale is the Metal Sign advertising Bridgestone Motorcycles that you see in the photos.  This sign is about 8 inches by 5 inches.  I found it inside a mine in Idaho.  There was a newspaper page printed on a large piece of metal that was attached to a wood wall and this advertisement was to only part that I was able to recover."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Metal-Sign-advertising-Bridgestone-Motorcycles-forsale-for-269-/381264519346?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58c522e0b2#ht_486wt_1108 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Metal-Sign-advertising-Bridgestone-Motorcycles-forsale-for-269-/381264519346?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58c522e0b2#ht_486wt_1108)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Mopar392 on May 18, 2015, 11:58:15 AM
Ah yes, our friend Bert was holding out on us DM.  :o
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on May 18, 2015, 12:23:48 PM
Ah yes, our friend Bert was holding out on us DM.  :o

Ohhhh, that dirty dog! Wonder what goodies he's got stashed from all those old mines in AZ.  ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: slawsonb on May 18, 2015, 12:47:52 PM
OK, not getttin' it again. Guess my mind is failing me... ;D
...bert
Doh...took me a while...You can't imagine all the stuff I have stashed in old mines across the west...I think there's a Sequoia GTO in one of 'em, but can't remember which...
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on May 18, 2015, 08:24:34 PM
snip......You can't imagine all the stuff I have stashed in old mines across the west...I think there's a Sequoia GTO in one of 'em, but can't remember which...

 >:(  ;D  >:(
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on June 30, 2015, 07:10:20 PM
Smile, you're on BS camera.... ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on June 30, 2015, 08:31:37 PM
Time to visit the lumber company
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Mopar392 on July 01, 2015, 02:10:25 PM
You get one yet DM??
DL
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on July 01, 2015, 02:28:36 PM
Nope, not even sure what kind of film cartridge that thing would use.  ???  It's a "pocket" camera, so it's gotta be on the small side.

Besides, it's on the tire related side of things vs. our bikes. Just thought it was a neat little gizmo. I'm always amazed at some of the promotional items that company's put out.  8)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: RayK on July 07, 2015, 06:33:00 PM
The $500 AUD Tank Bag

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SUPER-RARE-VINTAGE-BRIDGESTONE-TANK-BAG-NOS-NEVER-USED-DUSTY-AND-GORGEOUS-/161755580216?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item25a9624738 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SUPER-RARE-VINTAGE-BRIDGESTONE-TANK-BAG-NOS-NEVER-USED-DUSTY-AND-GORGEOUS-/161755580216?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item25a9624738)

Not sure if there are any BS owners with enough 'lazy' cash lying around for this one.

Ray
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on July 07, 2015, 09:45:17 PM
I'll wait for the Sequioa Green one to go sale. Can anyone translate the Imperial date codes on the silver tag?
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on July 08, 2015, 12:31:29 AM
I'm with Paul, let me know when the green one goes up for auction!   8)

In the meantime, here's a pic of the tank bag for when the auction long disappears.

Oh and Paul, I think those are patent numbers on the tag/securing clamp and not date codes. (emphasis on "think")  ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: hardy on July 10, 2015, 11:59:46 PM
Here's a bs jacket from the 70s. Maybe one of our smaller members might be lucky enough to fit into it ;)

http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/271921429327?_mwBanner=1 (http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/271921429327?_mwBanner=1)

Ryan
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on July 13, 2015, 08:42:51 AM
First time I've seen one of these come up for auction.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1960s-Rare-Rockford-Motors-Bridgestone-Motorcycles-Shorty-Half-Helmet-with-Box-/252025480474?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3aade3a51a (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1960s-Rare-Rockford-Motors-Bridgestone-Motorcycles-Shorty-Half-Helmet-with-Box-/252025480474?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3aade3a51a)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Mopar392 on July 13, 2015, 09:27:54 AM
DM, he paid $11.95 + .60 cents tax, start the bidding at $150 bucks, nice profit I'd say...DL
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on July 13, 2015, 09:35:48 AM
DM, he paid $11.95 + .60 cents tax, start the bidding at $150 bucks, nice profit I'd say...DL

Yeah, but that's a small price to pay to look like a crash dummy or be in a Purina Puppy Chow ad!  ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Mopar392 on July 13, 2015, 09:44:46 AM
LMAO, you make a valid point once more DM!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: slawsonb on July 13, 2015, 11:15:27 AM
You could wear it in a feed mill and look right at home....
...bert
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on July 29, 2015, 12:31:17 PM
Here's another tank or maybe luggage rack type of bag, although having those metal rings on the bottom steers me more towards the luggage rack side of things....
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Mopar392 on July 29, 2015, 01:32:08 PM
DM, your Road Sports Helmet should fit perfectly in this new bag, compliments it nicely...DL
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on August 07, 2015, 11:43:07 PM
Hummmm... Christmas is coming up and I think I know just the right 2 fellas that could use new mudguards for their rides. Boy won't they be surprised!  :o
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Mopar392 on August 09, 2015, 12:47:35 PM
DM, those are pretty spiffy and bet they are super expensive, jealous...DL  ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: slawsonb on August 09, 2015, 02:59:13 PM
Who is the superhero and what does the text above him say? and where do you find this stuff??
...bert
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on August 20, 2015, 11:48:54 PM
Bridgestone Champion Rally Medal/Medallion.....
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: BRT-GTR on August 22, 2015, 05:24:42 AM
        Hi Mke,
                    This is a real piece of BS history from a time when they were doing well against the other Japanese makers. Can anyone tell us a bit more about BS competition history from the early 60's?
       Brian.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: ziggy stardust on August 22, 2015, 08:29:11 AM
There is a similarity to the design of the medal here. Looks like the bike model was called 'Champion' and they had a 'Champion' Rally?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1962-1963-1964-Bridgestone-Champion-125-50-Motorcycle-Brochure-Japanese-ws5632-/370774492104 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1962-1963-1964-Bridgestone-Champion-125-50-Motorcycle-Brochure-Japanese-ws5632-/370774492104)

Z
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on August 22, 2015, 09:08:09 AM
Nice catch ziggy. I'd seen that brochure before but didn't really pay attention to the cheetah/panther on it. Looks the same as what's on the medal. The bike is definitely a BS Champion.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: BRT-GTR on August 23, 2015, 02:41:44 PM
    Here's a picture of a BS Champion from BSaddict's gallery on this site.   Bought by Brian McDonough  from Ray Oliver in Ireland.   Slightly odd styling to western eyes but this was a time when enclosure of mechanical parts was in vogue in an attempt to get away from the dirty/greasy motorcycle image.                         Brian.

         http://bridgestonemotorcycleparts.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=1552 (http://bridgestonemotorcycleparts.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=1552)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: hardy on August 23, 2015, 11:37:38 PM
That's pretty cool... In its own way.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: disc_valve on August 24, 2015, 10:22:21 AM
Hi, Folks,

There's really no mystery about the Bridgestone Champion. Their initial motorcycle was a 50cc two speed moped called the Champion. It was upgraded to a motorcycle type frame as the Champion 2 and then the 3-speed motorcycle Champion 3. The last of these spawned the Bridgestone 7, as sold in the US. This all pre-dates the more familiar disc-valve engine bikes.

I would agree that the styling is a bit of an acquired taste! (and a taste that I haven't acquired)

Graham
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on August 26, 2015, 10:19:35 PM
I think I have seen pictures of European  nifty fifties that had similar styling. I think the bikes were Dutch? Also I think some of the Italian nifty fifties had the shrouded motors.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: ziggy stardust on October 08, 2015, 06:35:03 AM
This looks tempting.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bridgestone-Tire-Brass-Belt-Buckle-5-/141780392054?hash=item2102c51876 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bridgestone-Tire-Brass-Belt-Buckle-5-/141780392054?hash=item2102c51876)

Z

Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on October 08, 2015, 08:21:20 AM
Nice find Ziggy... and at a decent price as well.  8)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Mopar392 on October 08, 2015, 10:10:29 AM
Z, nice find, you would certainly be the only one at polo club with one, cheap price too...DL
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: ziggy stardust on October 08, 2015, 12:07:03 PM
As with most other things us UK BS owners suffer is the postage cost at $25.75.

Polo club? That's only for royalty and their hangers on.

Z
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Mopar392 on October 08, 2015, 12:24:45 PM
Ouch!! I have always been under the impression that Bridgestone and Royalty were synonymous with each other Z?

DL
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on October 18, 2015, 01:02:26 AM
A little something to help you decide whether it's too hot or cold to take your favorite 'stone out for a jaunt....
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: rwgibbon on October 18, 2015, 08:56:26 AM
Very appropriate.

Snow on the lawn this morning.

Randy
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Mopar392 on October 18, 2015, 10:01:13 AM
DM, that's the temp here right now, how did you do that? Frost on the ground this morning but should be nice enough for a ride this afternoon... :)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on October 18, 2015, 02:34:34 PM
Translation of Japanese characters? Green GTRs for sale? Lee Trevino is our favorite golfer?
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: slawsonb on October 18, 2015, 02:44:07 PM
You're killing me DL...
...bert
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: hardy on October 19, 2015, 05:46:03 AM
Very appropriate.

Snow on the lawn this morning.

Randy

very different down under! Im currently in north west Australia for work and we are currently experiencing 37 degree Celsius days with it only getting warmer until xmas!...

ry
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: disc_valve on October 20, 2015, 06:52:39 AM
Hi, everyone.

I bought a little gem of BS memorabilia on eBay recently. It's a 7-inch single record of "Bridgestone 90" by The Panthers. I've seen this offered on eBay a few times in the past, but never managed to catch it. The cover is a picture of  the five grinning band members, all seated on little Bridgestones - a 60 Sport,. two 90 Mountains, a 90 Deluxe and a 50 Sport. The song itself is a terrible piece of cheesy 1960s pop - a sort of imitation Beach Boys, but without Brian Wilson's song writing and production skills. Presumably, it was a sort of answer record to the better known "Little Honda" by the Hondells, which I believe had some Beach Boys/Brian Wilson connection.

My question is, what is the background to "!Bridgestone 90"? Was it part of an advertising campaign? The record itself is stamped "Made in Canada" on the label.

I'm sure someone out there has the answer.

Graham
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: kleindorf on October 20, 2015, 10:48:09 PM
On Scott Noga's website accessible through this site,at one time the song played but I'm not sure if thats still the case. The Panthers song was used as part of a radio commercial.The song most likely on cart (8 track style for radio station use)would be provided by Rockford Motors to dealers for promotional use.The band was from the Mid-West somewhere as I did some research on them but were always waay below the radar.The pressing of the 45 was merely produced in Canada for Canadian consumption.Still,a bit more Bridgestone trivia.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: disc_valve on October 22, 2015, 06:11:52 AM
Well, I knew someone out there would have the answer! Thanks for the info. (It's still a cheesy song, though)

Graham
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on October 22, 2015, 08:36:56 PM
I suspect the Panthers were from Illinois.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: kleindorf on October 23, 2015, 08:24:17 PM
My last words on The Panthers involved researching them yesterday only to be sideswiped by some @#$%$# ad trying to scam me and locking up the computer.What I did uncover was the band originated in Upstate New York either Massena or Plattsburgh.The lead singer/leader? was a guy named Tommy Dishaw from Massena.The Canadian record company D&C was probably close geographically for them to record and release their music.I thought Tommy Dishaw could probably add some personal Bridgestone related insight into his writing.It appears that he passed away in 2014 which closes off that avenue.What is REALLY interesting is the flip or B side of the record,"Somebody Touched Me"  the writer who any music fan should immediately recognize is Ahmet Ertegun.Yep, Mr. Atlantic Records.So "Bridgestone 90" has a lot more than going on than at first glance.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: Mopar392 on October 23, 2015, 08:47:05 PM
Jim Trader deserves credit as well for loading this Panther Hit on Scott's site, kooky, corny, whatever, it's cool, all BS as Jim was and still playing for ya brother.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: slawsonb on October 23, 2015, 09:14:35 PM
If Ahmet Ertegun was involved it was legit, but this would have been early in his career, so maybe he was just "comin' up" too.
...bert
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on October 23, 2015, 09:54:13 PM
Didn't Jim Trader have a BS site at one time? I recall some photos of Rockford Motors Executives on it, photos I don't recall seeing elsewhere.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: rwgibbon on October 24, 2015, 11:05:22 AM
Jim Trader did have a site.

Jim was a wealth of Bridgestone knowledge and history.
His passing was a loss to all the Bridgestone family.

There is also a Yahoo site for Bridgestone's.

Randy
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: disc_valve on October 29, 2015, 07:10:35 AM
Well, Kleindorf's last post gave me a start point, so I did some research of my own. A few clicks led me onto the Scrambler Cycles website, where they had a scan of a "Bridgestone by Rockford" dealer Newsletter for July 1965 that gave the definitive story. Apparently, the song was written by Bridgestone Dealer Jim Cunningham of Malone, N.Y. and recorded by Tommy Dishaw & the Panthers - both of these names are credited as writers on the A-Side label.

Jim started using the record in conjunction with his Radio advertising, but then the local disc jockeys  noticed it and started to give it some airplay. At this point, Rockford picked up and the Newsletter article suggested it could have real promotional possibilities, and suggested dealers contact Jim Cunningham about availability of the discs.

Jim 's dealership was County Farm Supply of Malone N.Y. I wonder if anyone out there remembers them?

Graham
  
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on October 30, 2015, 01:01:51 AM
Thanks for doing the research Graham. I can't believe that all this time, this information was "hidden" right under our noses on Kevin's website.  :o 

It appears, I need to do more snooping on his site!
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on October 30, 2015, 06:58:35 AM
Malone is about 15,000 people. Should be easy to find
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: slawsonb on October 30, 2015, 10:50:35 AM
I tried to find "County Farm Supply of Malone N.Y." yesterday with google. Tried several different searches and came up empty. Lots of Tractor Supply and other contemporary stores of this ilk, but no County Farm Supply. We probably need a resident to help.
...bert
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: dcr on October 30, 2015, 02:07:47 PM
http://www.malonetown.com/index.htm (http://www.malonetown.com/index.htm) or http://www.malonevillage.com/index.htm (http://www.malonevillage.com/index.htm)

Both have the same zip code. I'm sure an email to one of the current elected officials would gather an answer.

Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: kleindorf on October 30, 2015, 05:02:37 PM
This is a wholly unrelated post that should reasonate with Graham...lets ask Fred Briggs.And that connection goes back to the early 80's and the I.O.M.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on October 30, 2015, 05:59:24 PM
Maybe, one of our New York members can take a road trip?,
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on November 15, 2015, 01:35:01 PM
Just listed on eBay & first I've seen... nice GTR lapel pin.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRIDGESTONE-GTR-350-LAPEL-PIN-BADGE-VERY-NICE-/181932980847?hash=item2a5c0cfa6f:g:WQMAAOSw4UtWSKhV (http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRIDGESTONE-GTR-350-LAPEL-PIN-BADGE-VERY-NICE-/181932980847?hash=item2a5c0cfa6f:g:WQMAAOSw4UtWSKhV)
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on December 03, 2015, 02:37:39 PM
Anybody need a BS hose dispenser?
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: fiction on December 03, 2015, 03:33:52 PM
No ,I just bought the gtr pin badge,and paid too much for something il never use. Please stop showing Bridgestone stuff.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: coxy on December 03, 2015, 04:16:49 PM
You could put your hose for the air compressor and hang it in your shed could be useful and pretty cool
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: BRT-GTR on December 03, 2015, 06:48:26 PM
   Fiction,
               I noticed they also make and sell repro instrument panels. Was the seller stretching the truth about finding it in his memorabilia ??
     Put it back on Ebay after a little while, could get your money back.                    Brian.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on December 03, 2015, 07:29:53 PM
Whatever you do fiction, DO NOT look at this work jacket!  ;D  :D  ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: rwgibbon on December 03, 2015, 08:02:52 PM
This stuff is great!

Thanks for posting it.

Randy
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on December 03, 2015, 10:32:09 PM
Fastest turning hose reel in the history of shop equipment. Out performs, Goodyear, Gates, and Dayco. just in time for Christmas. No batteries required.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: fiction on December 04, 2015, 01:35:43 AM
I'm only joking about not wanting the badge Brian ,I've never seen one before.its actually made in the uk.the jackets just a little too dapper for me!
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on December 27, 2015, 11:10:01 AM
The "Hippie Era" peace symbol had a different meaning for Bridgestone.....
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: slawsonb on December 27, 2015, 11:24:52 AM
Do we know what "V-steel" pertains to?
...bert
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: ziggy stardust on December 27, 2015, 04:24:08 PM
Tyres.

https://www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/bridgestone-r202 (https://www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/bridgestone-r202)

Z
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Post by: paul on December 28, 2015, 10:21:39 PM
Where did you find the v-steel. Sign?
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Post by: moonpup on December 28, 2015, 10:27:24 PM
Is actually a decal Paul and I found it on a Japanese auction site.
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Post by: paul on December 28, 2015, 11:11:54 PM
V for victory, maybe? Roman numeral, 5?
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Post by: moonpup on December 30, 2015, 09:34:54 AM
Here's a nice rare 13+ foot long banner for the BS Champion III that I found on the same site. These types of banners don't show up very often for sale.
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Post by: rwgibbon on December 30, 2015, 03:47:17 PM
Very neat.

Thanks for posting.

Randy
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Post by: paul on December 31, 2015, 12:54:55 AM
I have read that the Japanese BS dealers were bicycle shops and not as advanced as the other Japanese brands dealers. The size , number of colors used, drawing of motorcycle , etc. on this banner does not fit with my impression of BS dealers. I wonder what year this was  used, 19??.
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Post by: moonpup on January 10, 2016, 09:14:02 AM
Anybody care to venture a guess/theory on this BS emblem? 
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Post by: srpackrat49 on January 10, 2016, 11:50:31 AM
Well.... back in 1967 my highshool shop got all this great stuff from brigs of rockford to set up motorcycle shop in our classroom.... i,m the one that put it all on the walls and stuff..... me got a cutaway 90 motor and that nice wall tool set too.. i allso built a motor stand for the shops new engins...  we got a hemie,,, a 440 and a slant 6..... i allways wonder what happened to all that stuff ???  they don,t do shop in schools anymore :P  a guy from the class of 68 8)  FHS
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Post by: paul on January 10, 2016, 08:51:10 PM
Badge that was riveted to a 60cc sport to designate that specific motorcycle as a "demonstrator". This demonstrator would be "loaned" out by the Rockford sales rep to dealerships in the reps territory.
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Post by: paul on January 10, 2016, 10:06:57 PM
Maybe you could visit the old shop during your next class reunion? Was the high school in Illinoise?
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Post by: moonpup on January 10, 2016, 10:12:16 PM
Badge that was riveted to a 60cc sport to designate that specific motorcycle as a "demonstrator". This demonstrator would be "loaned" out by the Rockford sales rep to dealerships in the reps territory.

That sounds about right Paul. I wonder if any "Demonstrator" bikes made it into the publics hands? I guess if they did, the emblem would've been removed first and replaced with the standard one.

Another possibility could be that these were maybe mounted on the stands for the cutaway engine displays?????
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Post by: moonpup on January 20, 2016, 12:00:06 AM
BS Bolt....   :D
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Post by: rwgibbon on January 20, 2016, 08:17:30 AM
Mike,

Where did you find the BS bolt?

Randy
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Post by: moonpup on January 20, 2016, 08:27:13 AM
Mike,

Where did you find the BS bolt?

Randy

Hey Randy, Found it on a auction site in Japan. Probably for a bicycle, but interesting.

http://page23.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/o129262560 (http://page23.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/o129262560)
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Post by: slawsonb on January 20, 2016, 10:09:52 AM
How would such a bolt be used?? No features on the head for tightening/removing. Must have been for display and only finger tightened. Vely intelestink!
...bert
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Post by: moonpup on January 20, 2016, 10:44:05 AM
Bert, if you look closely at the back of the bolt head, there's a small triangle shaped piece that probably fits in a notched/slotted bracket to keep it from spinning when tightened. Maybe for the bicycle seat clamp???
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Post by: BRT-GTR on January 20, 2016, 11:36:42 AM
        Seem to remember bolts like these, with a lug forged on the back of the head, being used in a number of places on older bicycle frames to clamp up, tube in tube type fittings. As Moonpup says, the seat tube was one use and it had to be darn tight otherwise the seat would swivel or drop down, usually when you least expected it ;D. They could be a pain in the a*se (literally) when the lug stripped and you couldn't fully tighten the nut  ::). I was probably only 9 or 10 with very few spanners and a worn pair of pliers!!

      Could also have been used to clamp up the handlebars to the riser stem, where the BS logo would have been nicely visible. I'm sure there were other bits attached with them.
     Here's something similar for Raleigh bikes, lug is just visible in the photos. :-      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Raleigh-R-Nut-Seat-Post-Binder-Bolt-/121865355660 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Raleigh-R-Nut-Seat-Post-Binder-Bolt-/121865355660)   
    Happy days, Brian.
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Post by: slawsonb on January 20, 2016, 12:33:47 PM
Thanks for the explanation. You have to be looking REALLY close and know what you are looking for (neither of which was the case on my first look) to pick this feature out. Cool.
...bert
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Post by: moonpup on January 24, 2016, 09:34:52 AM
Here's a cool sign recently sold on eBay in the UK. First I've seen of this one!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BRIDGESTONE-M-CYCLE-DOUBLE-SIDED-RARE-ENAMEL-SIGN-/391313150027?hash=item5b1c14d04b%3Ag%3AtzoAAOSw14xWO9FF&nma=true&si=4JHjQ6WU9L5ieVQjjolr1K9JK00%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BRIDGESTONE-M-CYCLE-DOUBLE-SIDED-RARE-ENAMEL-SIGN-/391313150027?hash=item5b1c14d04b%3Ag%3AtzoAAOSw14xWO9FF&nma=true&si=4JHjQ6WU9L5ieVQjjolr1K9JK00%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)

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Post by: paul on January 24, 2016, 09:35:26 PM
Wonder if this came from Bill Smiths dealership?
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Post by: slawsonb on January 25, 2016, 10:46:49 AM
I am not very skilled at identifying the smaller bikes. Which model is on the sign?
...bert
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Post by: srpackrat49 on January 25, 2016, 12:32:45 PM
 ;D   Well i,m voteing for a 1967 Sport 90 in red maybe black.....  Next ::)
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Post by: CL-100 on January 25, 2016, 12:52:40 PM
Looks just like my Sport 50.
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Post by: dcr on January 25, 2016, 01:50:16 PM
90 premix based on shape of tank.
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Post by: RayK on January 25, 2016, 04:28:37 PM
It's a 50 Sport, an earlier 65 or 66 model as is shown by the front forks - the later models had rebuildable forks. Also see the front mudguard (fender) stays.  Both 50 and 60 Sport were premix only.
That tank is common to 50, 60 Sports (premix) and 90 Trail, Deluxe, Mountain both oil injection and premix after circa 1967 - the earlier 90s were premix only with 'flat/squashed' sided tank and different pads. The SR 90 and 100 also had the same tank as the one shown on the sign.
The 90 Sport OI/premix and 100 sport and later TMX  had a different tank with different tank pads.
Ray
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Post by: RayK on January 31, 2016, 11:38:10 PM
Advert from 1968 for GTR on eBay

I note that the bike in the Ad has no front numberplate and no blinkers, both compulsory in NSW in 1968. Last hurrah as McCulloch (the BS distributors in NSW) dropped Bridgestone in late 1968 to concentrate on Yamaha.

RayK
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Post by: moonpup on February 01, 2016, 12:16:51 AM
I saw that earlier today Ray.... the model caught my eye!  :-*

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-VINTAGE-1968-BRIDGESTONE-MOTORCYCLE-AUSTRALIAN-ADVERT-/111891168867?hash=item1a0d3bbe63:g:XycAAOSwpRRWmrpt (http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-VINTAGE-1968-BRIDGESTONE-MOTORCYCLE-AUSTRALIAN-ADVERT-/111891168867?hash=item1a0d3bbe63:g:XycAAOSwpRRWmrpt)
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Post by: moonpup on March 17, 2016, 11:40:14 PM
From the land "Down Under".....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BRIDGESTONE-TYRES-EMBROIDERED-SOUVENIR-PATCH-WOVEN-CLOTH-SEW-ON-BADGE-/201543933170?hash=item2eecf45cf2:g:6Q8AAOSwu1VW61xj (http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BRIDGESTONE-TYRES-EMBROIDERED-SOUVENIR-PATCH-WOVEN-CLOTH-SEW-ON-BADGE-/201543933170?hash=item2eecf45cf2:g:6Q8AAOSwu1VW61xj)
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Post by: moonpup on April 28, 2016, 08:39:28 AM
Can you name what Bridgestone bike this part is for? Can you identify the part?  ;D 8) ;D
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Post by: dcr on April 28, 2016, 09:19:46 AM
Im going to be SHOCKED if anyone get this bit of BS trivia.
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Post by: moonpup on May 04, 2016, 08:18:34 AM
It's been a few days now and we've managed to NOT shock dcr, so I thought I'd add another pic. This one pretty much identifies the part, but we still need which BS bike it's for.....
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Post by: disc_valve on May 05, 2016, 06:12:28 AM
Hi, Moonpup,

Well, that one had me stumped - I was thinking some form of magneto from the first picture. Now I see the word "Tachometer"  I wonder if it was part of the optional race kit for the 50 Sport or 90? The little singles have no take-off for a mechanical tacho, so electrickery was the only way to go.

Another silly question, are you sure it is Bridgestone, not a rogue part that got mixed up with a box of BS?

Graham
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Post by: moonpup on May 05, 2016, 08:50:28 AM
Hi Graham,

You're definitely on the right track with "Race" & "50". It is described by a seller on the Yahoo Japan auction site as a tachometer for a 50cc EJR Works bike. Opening bid on this item is $966.

Here is the link and the last pic....

http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=l346168644
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Post by: moonpup on May 05, 2016, 08:57:19 AM
The seller also has a couple more interesting bits for sale, such as this water cooled cylinder & head for the same bike... Bidding starts @ $2,417 (yikes!)

http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=v455380891
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Post by: moonpup on May 05, 2016, 09:03:30 AM
And finally, this water cooled cylinder & head for what he describes as being for a BS "factory racer".  Bids for this one start at... $1,933

http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=t473550235
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Post by: dcr on May 05, 2016, 10:43:54 AM
I can almost hear the "ooohing and ahhhing" from the Bridgestone faithful. That is a very cool looking bit of history there. Would love to buy it but it's definitely out of my range.
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Post by: disc_valve on May 06, 2016, 06:19:03 AM
Well, cylinder, head, piston, and a tacho. I've known successful restorations started and completed from little more than that.

I think I'll pass, though, as it's way outside my budget, but what a find.

A brilliant post, young sir!

Graham
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Post by: slawsonb on May 06, 2016, 11:13:10 AM
There's a song One piece at a Time (Johnny Cash singing and it didn't cost me a dime) about building a car. This would be a very expensive resto to do that way. lol
...bert
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Post by: Jeff McBrayer on May 06, 2016, 12:15:55 PM
I wonder if Richard Clark has any factory road racers or parts.

Jeff McBrayer
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Post by: paul on May 07, 2016, 09:03:25 AM
what  engine used the  40 mm  round cylinder? These should be in the Bridgestone art museum in Tokyo..next to the other art works  Mr Bridgestone collected
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Post by: disc_valve on May 09, 2016, 06:04:48 AM
Ha - Nice call Slawscomb!

I remember that Johnny Cash song. I haven't heard it for a while, but I fancy there was a neat twist in tail somewhere in the last verse- I just can't remember what it was.

In answer to Paul's question, I suspect it was probably for the EJR1 (the single cylinder predecessor to the ELR2/3 50 twins). The only pics I've seen of the EJR1 suggest it was an air-cooled motor, but maybe the factory experimented with water-cooling before they designed the 50 twins. P:erhaps Kotaro has more info?

Graham
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Post by: moonpup on May 27, 2016, 09:41:59 AM
A while back, we saw a BS factory jumpsuit and now here are some pics of a factory hat.....

http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=q118343744
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Post by: moonpup on May 27, 2016, 09:49:34 AM
Apparently, there were 2 styles of work caps...  :o

http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=g178843332
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Post by: moonpup on June 16, 2016, 11:46:03 PM
Hate getting your hands greasy working on the ol' bike....
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Post by: slawsonb on June 17, 2016, 12:41:23 AM
Trying to decide if they'd look better dirty!?  ;D
...bert
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Post by: moonpup on August 18, 2016, 07:18:45 PM
For the well dressed man....
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Post by: OldSwartout on August 19, 2016, 09:25:51 AM
Hate getting your hands greasy working on the ol' bike....
The white gloves remind me of one of the field engineers that we had at the company I used to work for. We went out to install instrumentation, run tests, collect data, solve technical issues and otherwise climb all over large off-highway equipment. Most wore dark blue coveralls, but one guy always showed up in white coveralls.  When he walked in, they always knew he wasn't planning on doing any real work. He'd just tell the local mechanics what he wanted them to do and stood around while they did all the work.
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Post by: slawsonb on August 19, 2016, 11:25:29 AM
aka Management. ;D ;) ;D
...bert
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Post by: moonpup on August 19, 2016, 11:38:55 AM
aka Management. ;D ;) ;D
...bert

Down here in the Rio Grande Valley, I usually see 4-5 managers standing in the shade while the "employee" is sweat'n away in the ditch!  :o
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Post by: moonpup on December 13, 2016, 10:43:01 AM
Let's go sit down, have a drink and discuss this........
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Post by: slawsonb on December 13, 2016, 01:05:46 PM
I bet the glasses were originally a set of four.  :'(
...bert
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Post by: dcr on December 13, 2016, 02:47:39 PM
Mike - fill those glasses and Bert and I will join you for some BS discussions.
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Post by: slawsonb on December 13, 2016, 02:59:06 PM
Wait, does he get to drink all three, or do we need to do a roadtrip?
...bert
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Post by: dcr on December 13, 2016, 08:49:24 PM
Road trip. We can look for that coral snake while we are there.
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Post by: moonpup on December 14, 2016, 11:30:44 AM
Road trip. We can look for that coral snake while we are there.

If you find that coral snake, he's all yours.... I hear they make great pets!
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Post by: moonpup on September 23, 2017, 11:47:53 AM
Nice sign that never made it to these shores...

http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=j451483501
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Post by: moonpup on November 28, 2017, 03:07:30 PM
I applied for the job but the commute was too long!  banana
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Post by: rwgibbon on November 29, 2017, 07:35:32 AM
I am amazed at what you find!
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Post by: moonpup on November 29, 2017, 12:01:03 PM
I am amazed at what you find!

There's some neat stuff out there once you learn how to filter out all the other Bridgestone "items" (golf, tires, bicycles, etc.) that clog up your searches.

Now if I had a Bultaco, that would be easy.... only motorcycle stuff shows up when that's searched!  ;D
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Post by: moonpup on December 21, 2017, 10:35:46 PM
Here's a European market factory sales brochure for the GTR that you don't see too often. Noticed there are no amber or red safety reflectors on the bike.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BRIDGESTONE-350-GTR-MOTORCYCLE-Sales-Brochure-c1969/362193070557?hash=item545463a9dd:g:rwoAAOSwIFtaPAjY
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Post by: moonpup on December 21, 2017, 10:36:57 PM
more brochure pic's....
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Post by: rwgibbon on December 22, 2017, 12:45:46 PM
Thank you posting this.

Merry Christmas!

Randy
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Post by: paul on December 23, 2017, 07:56:11 AM
Thanks, I suspect the original copy was written in Japananese and translated before printing.Dynamic driving" ? Too bad Yamaha felt threatened by BS advanced engineering and used government trade policy and business alliances  to force BS out of motorcycle business. That's my SPECULATION
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Post by: moonpup on January 02, 2018, 12:13:17 PM
Take a guess.....   popcorn
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Post by: mqtsteve on January 04, 2018, 08:58:09 AM
Can openers?
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Post by: moonpup on January 04, 2018, 09:03:33 AM
Good job Steve... you are absolutely correct!

http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=t548229537
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Post by: coxy on January 04, 2018, 01:56:13 PM
wow that's pretty unusual
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Post by: BRT-GTR on January 05, 2018, 08:55:58 AM
             iagree, seems a strange item for BS  ???      Promotional or for opening up the rear shocks on the GTR ? ;D

     Can just imagine one slipping on the can and gouging a lump out of your fingers, that's gunna sting, for weeks.........ouch.
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Post by: moonpup on January 05, 2018, 09:08:57 AM
How else ya gonna get this opened?  banana
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Post by: James14p on January 05, 2018, 03:53:29 PM
How else ya gonna get this opened?  banana
    Especially when you are at a gas station with an oil injected motorcycle. Not too many bottles back then. That's why the little cans.
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on January 06, 2018, 10:19:54 AM
What does it say on the bottom of the can opener? EMP ?
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Post by: paul on January 06, 2018, 10:26:21 AM
May have been used to open cans of tire patches or cans of tire patch adhesive at a BS Tire retailer?
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Post by: moonpup on January 24, 2018, 09:33:00 AM
I wonder if Richard Clark has any factory road racers or parts.

Jeff McBrayer

Not sure if RC has any of the racers or parts, but there's a fella on the Facebook Bridgestone site that has a EJR 50 and apparently is open to selling it. 

His post on the site.....

" I have a 1966 EJR 50. A pure Bridgestone GP motorcycle, raced at the IOM by Team Bridgestone. All original, with complete documents. Asking and seeking??. Contact me."

UPDATE:  This posting has been deleted from the FB page, so it may no longer be available?
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Post by: bsracer on January 25, 2018, 11:51:30 AM
I wonder if Richard Clark has any factory road racers or parts.

Jeff McBrayer

Not sure if RC has any of the racers or parts, but there's a fella on the Facebook Bridgestone site that has a EJR 50 and apparently is open to selling it. 

His post on the site.....

" I have a 1966 EJR 50. A pure Bridgestone GP motorcycle, raced at the IOM by Team Bridgestone. All original, with complete documents. Asking and seeking??. Contact me."

UPDATE:  This posting has been deleted from the FB page, so it may no longer be available?

I heard of this particular person saying this for a few years now. Never seen anything to back up the claims. The year that Bridgestone was to race at the IOM was canceled due to a dock workers strike and the bikes couldn't be loaded on a ferry. They never raced at the IOM. This was posted several years ago on the Yahoo Bridgestone group.

From: John
To: Bridgestone@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tue, October 5, 2010 10:44:41 AM
Subject: [Bridgestone] 1967 EJR 50 aquired

 
Through many year's of neogation, I have purchased one of the origional ERJ 50cc racers from a private collector in Japan, whom I have delt with for many year's. The bike arrived last week to sunny south Florida in a crate, complete with another " works " GP 50cc engine and complete parts. 14 speed gear box is in both, casset type for quick change, the bike is 100% complete and in running condition. I went to a track day's session at Holmstead raceway and fired the little 50 up, hit right on!, after a few lap's, my skinny ass was clocked at 110mph, down hill with a tail wind...lol.

In my documation and momrabelia, this bike was ridden by Jack Finnely and Ito Suzuki. A rare find...and I am damn lucky to have it, a ton of history behind this bike to us Bridgestoner's. The restoration is underway, notibaly a new fairing and assorted bit's. Pic's and vid's soon to come.

Cheers...

John L. Sullivan


paul
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Post by: moonpup on January 25, 2018, 07:46:02 PM
Paul,

Was informed by the seller that the bike was sold yesterday and is headed to a museum in Australia.

Maybe our members down under can keep an eye out for it.  8)
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Post by: RayK on January 25, 2018, 09:01:15 PM
Anyone know whereabouts is the museum.in Australia? Remembering that Australia is the same size as the lower 48 States in the US😊
Ray
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Post by: bsracer on January 26, 2018, 01:30:48 AM
Paul,

Was informed by the seller that the bike was sold yesterday and is headed to a museum in Australia.

Maybe our members down under can keep an eye out for it.  8)

That would be nice to see it show up somewhere. One of only a handful of factory racers with spares and documentation. Seems like someone would know something about it. I'll put some feelers out there ;).
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Post by: RayK on January 26, 2018, 01:42:28 AM
Many thanks Paul.
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Post by: paul on January 27, 2018, 12:06:26 PM
So for EIGHT years, one of the rarest motorcycles in the world resided in the USA. Did  anyone on this web site actually see it? Too bad  this machine wasn't  displayed at AMA vintage days with the other Stones a few years  ago.I recall reading that John Sullivan helped some Australian BS  owners restore their machines in the late 1980s. Same Sulivan?
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: bsracer on January 28, 2018, 09:23:42 AM
I guess that's the story. Now it's going to Australia and no one knows anything about it.


paul
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Post by: paul on January 28, 2018, 09:44:44 PM
Will end up hidden at some mansion. Forty years from now will turn up at auction. What a shame
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Post by: coxy on January 30, 2018, 02:10:46 PM
This is interesting
I will be going up to nabiac to the national bike museum sometime this year to look for a old mates bike
I will ask if it's there
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Post by: RayK on January 30, 2018, 04:24:47 PM
Also sold at the Las Vegas Mecum Auction for $929,000 USD was a Vincent owned by Tony McAlpine and used in the Australian land speed record. So another lost from Australia to ? USA. (From the Aus VJMC site).  As well as a Tony McAlpine/Jack Ehret Vincent bought by someone in Tasmania from France. This might be a clue as to where the 50cc BS Racer ended up. Maybe the Museum of Modern Art in Hobart. The owner is a mega rich collector of modern art etc.
RayK
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: moonpup on January 30, 2018, 04:37:23 PM
Here's another part the new owner could pick up for a spare....

http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=n248431319#enlargeimg
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Post by: coxy on January 31, 2018, 03:46:02 PM
why would Bridgestone use a British amal carburettor ????
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Post by: moonpup on January 31, 2018, 05:14:24 PM
why would Bridgestone use a British amal carburettor ????

Ya got me Andrew, but the seller seems to think it's for a "BS50*EJR*50cc2 cylinder" All I know is that I don't know enough about those racers to know what carbs they used.  ;D
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Post by: BRT-GTR on January 31, 2018, 05:39:16 PM
        I also wondered why BS would use an Amal carb.  Googled the carb numbers without sucess but then found this :-
             http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=516951 (http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=516951)

     Seems there was a long standing link between Amal and Mikuni. The number '392' translates as Mi-Ku-Ni in certain Japanese scripts. The above forum thread explains it.................... We live and learn :D

        So it is feasible the carb was used on a BS 50 racer but I would need further evidence before buying.
        Note also the two scribed/centre punched lines across the carb body. One is marked 'NJ'- Needle Jet level ? other one marked 'OL' ?    May have been used to set the remote float level ?               Brian
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Post by: coxy on February 02, 2018, 01:55:12 PM
nice read Brian
this just leaves me with questions though
is the 50cc race bike a non rotary disc vale?
what year is the race bike and why wouldn't they use a carb like the SR
 the monoblock carb would have been on its way out in the mid-late sixty's and replaced by the concentric  type maybe the monoblock is less prone to distortion of the throttle body ?
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Post by: moonpup on February 03, 2018, 03:13:55 PM
Found this pic for a 1964 bike. You can see the carb, but gets too fuzzy for my old eyes when enlarged!  :o
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Post by: moonpup on February 03, 2018, 03:17:28 PM
Here's a video of a EJR3.   Three versions?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gnpij3vLbIc
Title: Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
Post by: paul on February 03, 2018, 08:31:51 PM
I think  at least two versions. I think the early  water cooled twin fifty was said to have remote float carbs, . Also carbs may have been changed after these machines left Bridgestone and went home with their new owners/caretakers. Carbs may have been changed in an effort to improve ride ability. Also I think more than one gas tank size was used.
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Post by: paul on February 03, 2018, 09:02:09 PM
see elsburg-tuning  web site for pictures of different. Bridgestone 50 racers. Steve Murray article on this web site references two gearset / ztransmissions
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Post by: BRT-GTR on February 04, 2018, 09:11:12 AM
           See also Graham Week's history article for info on EJR-1 & 2. Unable to establish details of the  EJR-3, so far, but all were 50cc, watercooled, disc-valve twins and all produced in just a short period 64-66 at which point BS closed their race shop. Grand prix racing proved to be too expensive to pursue.

      Here's a close up of the EJR-2 engine showing the remote float carb. I'll leave you to decide whether the carb is the same as the one on Ebay.   Float chamber looks like it may be mounted on a bracket from the cylinder head, surely not the best arrangement but I think I can see a short length of rubber tube above the float chamber to effect some isolation from vibration.

       
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Post by: BRT-GTR on February 04, 2018, 10:45:13 AM
               Paul,
          I noticed, Steve Murray suggests that he may have been responsible for BS adopting a 14 speed box after he commented the bike was short of 4 gears while testing the 10 speed machine at Oulton Park. 500rpm powerband !!

      Did anyone click on the 'TD1 carb' link in the post I put up above, brings you here :-   https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/yamahatwostroketwins/td1-pics-t13.html (https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/yamahatwostroketwins/td1-pics-t13.html)
     See the photo of the 63 Tohatsu in post No. 9. Note the 'hightech' coil & float chamber mounts !!.  BS recruited many of Tohatsu's  engineers when they went out of business in 64. BS would have added disc valve induction, it was 'their thing'. They had previous experience and discs were seen by many as the future of 2S dvelopment at that time. Water cooling also became essential as revs and power outputs rose but even with this BS were struggling with high piston temperatures. Again, see ' prug chop' comments in Steve Murrays article.
         A brief picture of BS's short racing venture is starting to develop,         Brian
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Post by: paul on February 04, 2018, 07:12:12 PM
Mick Walker wrote in his book Classic Japanes Racing Motorcycles copy write 1991'that, after Tohatsu went bankrupt almost all the engineers formally employed by Tohatsu moved to BS Motor Company. Tohatsu went bankrupt in February 1964. But there are many differences between  Tohatsu and BS E JR. First  the BS  was water cooled , the Tohatsu air cooled The BS has rotary valve versus the piston port system on the Tohatsu. The BS has a 10 or possibly a 14 ratio transmission. The Tohatsu has a 6 ratio transmission. The dry clutch on the BS can be seen on the right  side of the engine. The Tohatsu clutch can be seen on the left side of  engine.  I point out these differences to show that, in my opinion these two engines are not close relatives.
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Post by: moonpup on May 27, 2018, 12:07:12 PM
Here's a real nice lapel/hat pin which uses the same style script found on some of the Japanese market Champion bikes that had front fender ornaments on them. (pictured below and on page 5 in this thread)
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Post by: moonpup on May 31, 2018, 11:32:01 AM
Vintage leather business card holder....
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Post by: moonpup on June 16, 2018, 11:29:53 PM
Vintage BS sweatshirt recently on eBay...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-BRIDGESTONE-motorcycle-1970-era-white-long-sleeve-sweatshirt-/323295773274?hash=item4b45ee025a%3Ag%3AwcgAAOSwru9bHU8u&nma=true&si=ab3sXjec0hjnI3HvsMGj3%252FUir8s%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
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Post by: moonpup on June 25, 2018, 10:58:08 PM
I like this combination of colors.... first time I've seen one like this.
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Post by: mqtsteve on June 27, 2018, 09:48:27 AM
 iagree  sweet colors!  Is it for sale somewhere?  Thanks! Steve
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Post by: moonpup on June 27, 2018, 10:07:19 AM
iagree  sweet colors!  Is it for sale somewhere?  Thanks! Steve

Yep, it's listed on Yahoo Japan, but it would end up costing you somewhere between $50 - $60 after you add up the auction price, the middleman fees and the shipping from the seller to the middleman and then from the middleman to the States.

http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=e283697969
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Post by: BRT-GTR on June 28, 2018, 06:19:33 AM
      Says 'Reissue production goods' so not original ??
    Weight stated as 1kg, you wouldn't want to be walking about with that on your jacket :o ::).
      Someone looking to make a lot of easy bucks ????
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Post by: OldSwartout on June 28, 2018, 08:07:49 AM
I have that patch design as a vector file. You could probably get it embroidered locally in any color you want cheaper than getting that one from Japan.
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Post by: moonpup on August 03, 2018, 10:24:20 PM
Bridgestone Works motocross sa- Racer ????

http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=g283278176


 
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Post by: paul on August 04, 2018, 05:10:09 AM
Wonder if it has documented history? Would like to see inside the cylinder.
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Post by: moonpup on November 16, 2018, 10:29:51 PM
It's a darn shame this doesn't have the old style "BS" logo on the sides instead of the current "B" design & Firestone!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bridgestone-Firestone-Employee-Ring-10K-Yellow-Gold-21-7g-Diamond/223233766598?epid=1001066413&hash=item33f9c4f4c6:g:DCAAAOSwzhZb7xFX:rk:4:pf:0