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Trippin' in L.A.? I'll Let You Decide!
« on: June 29, 2018, 10:46:51 PM »
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/mcy/d/very-rare-1966-twin-dual-racer/6628912883.html

"There are only 40 known complete 1966 bridgestone 175cc twin dual racers around. The last bike sold for over $25,000 at a private sale. Auction would bring a lot more. This is a collectors bike that is hard to find and may never come accross again."

"2,000 original miles. Original key. Rotory/manual combo transmission. Original tires that never deflated from when bike was new. It is a 100% complete bike. Has original Velcro pipe clamps on all motor parts."
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Re: Trippin' in L.A.? I'll Let You Decide!
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 10:49:03 PM »
or....

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/mcy/d/1966-bridgestone-175-twin/6630071932.html

"Bridgestone was the company making tires and imported motorcycles to the US from 1963 to 1974. Their technology was Way ahead of its time. These are 175 cc 2 Stroke twins. Rare and very cool. 3 total available. $3000 each or if sold together $8000 for all 3."
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Re: Trippin' in L.A.? I'll Let You Decide!
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2018, 11:27:53 PM »
Is the black one, possibly a factory prototype or very early  import that Rockford would have shown to dealers?

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Re: Trippin' in L.A.? I'll Let You Decide!
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2018, 11:42:11 PM »
Is the black one, possibly a factory prototype or very early  import that Rockford would have shown to dealers?

The ad says it's #00173 and if that's true... it's an early 175. However, read the "documentation" in the ad and then read this.....(see any similarities?)

https://www.bike-urious.com/rare-racer-1966-bridgestone-175-dual-twin/

Then on the old Jim Trader site there was a "The Rockford Motors History" that stated this....

"In late 1965 Rockford seen a need for a pure performance machine that could compete in American Dirt Track racing and persuaded the Bridgestone factory to build a 90 & 175 racer.The units were released in 1966 and was an immediate success and even winning the famed Daytona International race in 1966."

So I have no idea what's going on here. Like I said.... I'll let y'all decide!  popcorn
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Re: Trippin' in L.A.? I'll Let You Decide!
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2018, 06:26:00 AM »
"Trippin' their balls off!"  Seller knows how to use the Internet.  They have a screen shot of the Jim Trader article in the add (without the photos).  It says the bike is in a Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Why is it on LA's Craigslist?  There was an add on eBay for it too.  That serial number would make it a 1965 not 66.  Looks fishy to me!  Steve
https://m.ebay.com/itm/Very-rare-1966-BS-racer/263772291226?_mwBanner=1&ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F0%2Fe11021.m5056.l9430%2F7%3Feuid%3D8ef790da166140aaa513e90fdc0d0e73%26bu%3D44151991007%26loc%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.com%252Fulk%252Fitm%252F263772291226%26sojTags%3Dbu%3Dbu%26srcrot%3De11021.m5056.l9430%26rvr_id%3D0%26rvr_ts%3D503e7a301640aa6fc630e32dffebb546&ul_noapp=true
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Re: Trippin' in L.A.? I'll Let You Decide!
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 04:38:39 PM »
blahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhhahhahahahahhahahahahhahhahahahahhahahahhahah
00001 wouldn't be worth that much its $250.00 and just a early 175

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Re: Trippin' in L.A.? I'll Let You Decide!
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2018, 11:50:19 PM »
Damn, I missed this.  Otherwise I would have contacted the guy and buzz up to his house in my Bridgestone just to call BS on him.  Hahahaha. 
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