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Offline 1966 90cc Sport

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New owner of a motorcycle older than me!
« on: May 27, 2014, 12:02:45 AM »
Hey there!  I'd like to introduce myself as an official BS owner!

Last Autumn I acquired a 1966 Bridgestone 90 Sport (like my username DUH!) from the original owner for FREE :o).  I took pictures first... of course.  Check out that seat cover!  The original owner shared all his stories about the bike with me.   It has had a hard life up north and is currently not running.

I have replaced all the fluids, fuel lines, oil injection line, and spark plug (not sure of gap) to see if it would crank.  NO!  It has great compression and an easy kick start.  No battery, but it should start without one.  I know nothing about ignition coils, magnetos, or flywheels!  So, hopefully after I pull the flywheel off I can test these things?!

I have worked on a lot of YSR 50 bikes, so maybe I can figure it out!  I will definitely need a whole lotta help as I have already downloaded the parts manual, service manual, and have an original of the owner's manual.

Anyone know how to remove a broken banjo bolt?  It sorta twisted off in the oil pump when I was replacing the line...

Offline moonpup

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Re: New owner of a motorcycle older than me!
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 12:24:09 AM »
Haha... gotta love the home made seat covers that people came up with back then. At least from a distance yours looks kinda like it's a camo material unlike this one we discussed in this other thread.  :D

http://bridgestonemotorcycleparts.com/index.php?topic=3304.0

Anyway, welcome and hopefully the "90" folks will jump in and help you with any questions you may have.
Confucius say... "Better to have Bridgestone than Kidneystone"

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Re: New owner of a motorcycle older than me!
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2014, 12:53:23 AM »
Moonpup, The camper awning seat cover returns!...lol (in the link)
Long story...
1966 90cc Sport,
Good luck with you project!
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Re: New owner of a motorcycle older than me!
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2014, 06:48:31 AM »
Welcome to the club.  I have two '66 BS90 sports.  Looks like everything is there, a little sun faded.  You'll find it easy to work on.  Plenty of good people on this site willing to help.  You can find all the manuals (with specs.) and parts list in the Manuals section of the site.  Looks like a larger than stock chain ring(rear sprocket) on it.  Good luck, have fun!  mqtsteve
Steve S.
4/1966 BS90 Sport(o.i.), 5/1966 BS90 Sport(o.i.),
1965 BS90 Trail, 1965 BS90 Mountain

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Re: New owner of a motorcycle older than me!
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 08:07:38 AM »
Anyone know how to remove a broken banjo bolt?  It sorta twisted off in the oil pump when I was replacing the line...

The remains of banjo bolts typically come out easily with about any version of an EZ-Out as they aren't normally rusted in. They usually have been cracked during installation/handling/storage.  My 350 was in storage for 20 years in my barn, when I got it out and started cleaning it up, all three banjo bolts broke off with just light torque with a wrench.
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BS350 GTR

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Re: New owner of a motorcycle older than me!
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2014, 09:28:11 PM »
Good luck getting it to run and have fun being here!
Not sure about the 90, but some Bridgestone's won't run without a battery.
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