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Members: Introduce yourself / Re: New member from Illinois
« Last post by rwgibbon on September 16, 2018, 06:31:55 AM »
Thank you for your post.

Randy
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Chibi, Tora, Taka Talk / Re: Rockford Tank decals for Yellow Tora
« Last post by moonpup on September 14, 2018, 08:52:40 PM »
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Chibi, Tora, Taka Talk / Rockford Tank decals for Yellow Tora
« Last post by ctune80 on September 14, 2018, 08:30:23 PM »
Are these being reproduced? Any links for how to buy?
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Members: Introduce yourself / New member from Illinois
« Last post by ctune80 on September 14, 2018, 10:42:48 AM »
Hi and thanks for the add!

My name is Mark Roberts, I live in central Illinois and recently picked up a Rockford Tora.

Our local dealer when I was growing up in Southern IL was Bonners Cycle in Mt Vernon IL.
He sold Bridgestone, Hodaka and Bultaco.
I'll never forget the sound of his riders testing SR100's and 175's at the local flat tracks!

By the time I was 11, Bridgestone had gone out of business, and Rockford Motors had started
building the Chibi, Tora, Taka bikes.
I was very impressed with the Tora at the time and finally got one in my collection.

I occasionally get up to the Rockford area and have looked for any signs of Rockford Motors, not much
exists that I've been able to find. I recently met a retired mechanic that told me of going to the parent
plant for service training in the late 60's.
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General Discussion / Re: Is site "members only"?
« Last post by BRT-GTR on September 14, 2018, 08:29:20 AM »
          I often use other forum sites to investigate issues on the GTR. If I had to register as a member to gain access to their info, I probably wouldn't bother. Keep our site open to guests, helps to spread the BS message and raise interest / prices ?
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50, 60, 90 & 100 Talk / Re: BS90 Rotary disc valve oil seal
« Last post by BRT-GTR on September 14, 2018, 07:54:23 AM »
         Lambretta,
                           The Amazon seal you found is an example of what I was saying above. This seal does not have two garter springs. The second lip (as shown in the ad photo) is simply an unsprung rubber dust lip and would be ideal for external wheel bearing or engine seals where dust/grit needs to be excluded.  They may not provide the two way pressure sealing required on our crankshafts.                                                                                                                     Brian.
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175 & 200 Talk / Re: Racer Resurrection
« Last post by rwgibbon on September 14, 2018, 07:13:17 AM »
Very nice!
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General Discussion / Re: Is site "members only"?
« Last post by OldSwartout on September 13, 2018, 08:11:12 PM »
It's a good source of information for just reading and searching.  For instance, right now there are 6 registered users logged in and 132 not logged in people browsing. Some may be registered users just not bothering to log in, but I suspect most are just interested people. A few may be spambots trying to get enough info to register.

You do have to be registered to download the manuals, etc.
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175 & 200 Talk / Re: Racer Resurrection
« Last post by al_pritchard on September 13, 2018, 04:13:07 PM »
Figured a quick update was in order. Not a lot of progress on the engine, but all the parts are in. And that pesky shaft/nub is no longer in the way.

Most of last weekend was spent at NJMP watching the super bikes play in the rain. Interestingly 3 of the last 4 MotoAmerica races in NJ were in the wet. The USCRA guys were also in attendance, and like last year It was fun watching them go round.

I did manage to find a little time between rain drops on Friday to put the final coat of clear on. Ended up going with white. I think it looks rather nice with the big Bridgestone markings.

The under lying color is your standard Rustoleum. With a top coat of USC 2K high gloss clear. Very impressed with how this went on. It’s a 2 part clear, you “pop” a button on the bottom of the can shake for 2 min, and spray. And it’s full proof - I hope.



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