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Offline Steve Reed

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Do you have any stories and adventures you would like to share when you were younger riding motorcycles especially Bridgestone.
MY brother and myself plus friends would leave Wales and tour Europe on motorcycles fourteen days and i will get into more detail
down the road come on lets share some stories.
thanks Steve. 

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Re: Your stories and adventures on your motorcycles especially Bridgestone.
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2023, 09:17:50 PM »
Did anybody do any long distance riding motorcycles for example to California let me know.
Thanks Steve.

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Re: Your stories and adventures on your motorcycles especially Bridgestone.
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2023, 10:04:23 AM »
Not long after I bought a new 175DT from a friend's shop, I rode it from Indy to my parents' home in SE Iowa (350 miles). Left Friday night after work, riding west into a slight headwind. Mostly full throttle all the way, about 20 miles from their house, it seized. I caught it before it was locked up solid, let it cool down and made it the rest of the way. That weekend we pulled the cylinder that seized, pulled the rings out of the grooves, sanded the piston, filed the grooves and I rode it back home. That's the longest trip I ever took on a Bridgestone.

Then on I74 in Indiana, ran out of gas late Sunday night, roughly 4 miles from the next exit. Had to push it, the little town's (Jamestown) gas station about half a mile off the exit was closed, found a farmer with some gas and made it to the next exit and bought gas.  Replaced the piston, rings and cylinder afterwards.

Another friend and I ended up buying the shop where I bought the bike a couple of years later.
Karl Swartout
Mooresville, IN
BS175 Roadracer. BS200RS, BS350 GTR

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Re: Your stories and adventures on your motorcycles especially Bridgestone.
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2023, 08:57:43 PM »
Great story Karl.
Thanks Steve.

 


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