Author Topic: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?  (Read 50351 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline CL-100

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Expert Registered Bridgestone Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 333
  • CL-100
Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #80 on: May 22, 2022, 06:25:25 AM »
My first Bridgestone was a new 1969 100 GP.  I lived in Florida at the time and the state allowed a 15 yo with a Learner's Permit to operate a motorcycle under 5 brake horsepower during daylight hours.  At that time Honda and Bridgestone actually altered bikes to meet the restriction.  I can remember the bikes having a "5hp" decal on them.  Bridgestone did this by fitting a sleeve inside the rotary cover spigot that limited the amount of fuel that could move into the combustion chamber.  Down the road from me was an older gentleman that repaired motorcycles from his home garage and he removed the sleeve for me.  It was like being on an entirely different bike!

Offline OldSwartout

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • *******
  • Posts: 1276
Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #81 on: May 23, 2022, 08:10:23 AM »
'66 175DT bought new from a Bridgestone/Hodaka shop run by a couple of friends when I was 22. A friend and I later bought the shop and ran it for a couple of years.
Karl Swartout
Mooresville, IN
BS175 Roadracer. BS200RS, BS175HS

Offline cknight

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Registered Bridgestone Member
  • **
  • Posts: 11
Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #82 on: May 26, 2022, 11:31:54 AM »
After riding a classmate's 350 GTR in 1968, I knew I had to get one "someday". Well, someday came four years ago, and after a 2-1/2 rear restoration, I've got one. Worth the wait, very pleased with everything, other than folks saying, "A Bridgestone. guess it's a British bike".


  • Trade Count: (0)
  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Re: Poll - Which was your first Bridgestone?
« Reply #83 on: August 16, 2022, 09:23:36 AM »
My first Bridgestone was a 1966 175DT (prior to that I had a 150 Honda and a Rabbit 90 scooter (the latter also made by Fuji).  I had it all thru college and rode it my first spring break from Lincoln Nebraska to Denver to Phoenix and back to college thru New Mexico and Kansas.  I still have a 175BT (not my original bike), a 90 Sport and a 1968 350 GTR- all up and running with the 350 actually licensed last year in New York State.



Comments (0)
By: Ourbuilder

Comments (1)
By: Ourbuilder

Comments (0)
By: Ourbuilder

Comments (2)
By: Steve Swan


350 cylinders and clutch friction plates
Date: 09/27/2022 02:13 am
Time Left:
Price: $200.00
Date: 09/24/2022 07:16 pm
Time Left:
Price: $0.00
Date: 09/24/2022 06:51 pm
Time Left:
90 Trail Model Mountain
Price: $0.00
Date: 09/24/2022 01:55 pm
Time Left:

Recent Downloads added

BS200 Mk II RS & MK II SS Exclusive Parts
Rating: (None)
Filesize: 358.29KB
Date: March 07, 2021, 07:30:10 PM
1970 sales brochure
Rating: *****
Filesize: 6753.33KB
Date: July 16, 2020, 10:01:18 PM
2018 Article in Motorcycle Classics
Rating: (None)
Filesize: 3877.88KB
Date: June 29, 2020, 05:26:00 PM
350 GTR pdf version

Rating: *****
Filesize: 7366.26KB
Date: March 14, 2020, 09:41:23 AM

Powered by EzPortal