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1971 Mach II RS 200 mud flap color??
« on: March 11, 2011, 04:52:20 PM »
Someone please set me straight.  It was my understanding that there was white mud flap on the Mach II RS 200 and maybe a gray one on the HS or Scrambler version.  And a black one on the ???

Can someone please comment as I am hoping to order the right one.  I have a 1971 Mach II RS 200.  Thanks again!!!

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Re: 1971 Mach II RS 200 mud flap color??
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 06:38:59 PM »
I went through that some time back, I am for sure the 175 and 200 Scramblers used a gray flap, which the original faded to almost white. The smaller singles used gray then black in later days.  I am not sure what the GTO had, I think gray.  I bet Mike Andersen, or Richard would know, as the were around when these bikes were new.

They never made true white. Luke

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Re: 1971 Mach II RS 200 mud flap color??
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 08:46:25 PM »
I was told that they only came in gray and black originally.  Richard has reproduction gray ones.

I have seen pictures of Bridgestones on this forum with what looks like a white flap?  I never gave it a thought that they could be sun faded.

I would have thought the owners would have replaced them.  I thought I had misunderstood or was going crazy.

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Re: 1971 Mach II RS 200 mud flap color??
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2011, 06:15:14 PM »
I have a 70 and 71 200cc bridgestones and both of mine have white mud flaps.

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Re: 1971 Mach II RS 200 mud flap color??
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2011, 07:37:05 PM »
Hi Zach, thanks for your input.  I assume they are definitely white and not sun faded. 

Do they have the BS insignia on them?  I hope we get some more comments on this.

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Re: 1971 Mach II RS 200 mud flap color??
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2011, 07:49:08 PM »
If they installed a white flap must have been when bikes were new, all factory replacement rubber mud flaps were in black or gray ( light gray)  The ratio of gray to black must been 25 to 1, with gray out in front.  Ray Oliver and I have had made nice reproduction flaps in both gray and black, we are both offering them for same prices on both sides of the world. 

In my opinion the gray looks better on a Bridgestone as it shows off the BS logo best.

It would be easy to cut one in white material, but doing the logo makes it harder

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Re: 1971 Mach II RS 200 mud flap color??
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2011, 09:28:21 PM »
Sno jet
I have a Bridgestone mud flap its black and if you want it, i will send it to you free of charge!
Thanks.
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Re: 1971 Mach II RS 200 mud flap color??
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011, 12:41:25 PM »
MY rubber mud piece is torn but I call it light gray no way white

 


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