Author Topic: START  (Read 3665 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

pallmall

  • Guest
  • Trade Count: (0)
START
« on: March 28, 2009, 07:33:00 PM »
How do you start a Bridgestone 175 and where does the key have to be sitting at, have to be in nuetral or can you kick start it or what?

Offline old smokey

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Master Registered Bridgestone Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 699
start
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009, 07:46:05 PM »
I'm basing my answer from memory since it's been a long time to be on a 175, so I'm not sure about the key position, but it should kick start even if in a gear - but best to have the clutch in then. Otherwise if you know it's in neutral (light on) no clutch engagement is required. If you're going try a rolling start, probably best to be in 2nd gear when you pop the clutch out.
'67 350 GTR undergoing repairs with a '75 Yamaha TX500 front end

pallmall

  • Guest
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: START
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2009, 07:55:59 PM »
can yoy start in neutral

Offline old smokey

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Master Registered Bridgestone Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 699
Re: START
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2009, 08:51:45 PM »
it should start in neutral with the clutch in or out. I'm just guessing,  but I would think that having the key turned to either the first or second detent would allow spark to happen. Oh, but I think many models of BS need to have a battery connected as they don't have a magneto (spark generator) like many other makes of motorcycle. You could test that with a spark plug pulled out to test the battery requirement.
'67 350 GTR undergoing repairs with a '75 Yamaha TX500 front end

pallmall

  • Guest
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: START
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 05:41:33 PM »
So I can start it in neutral without the clutch in, and where can I put the key at 1st 2nd or 3rd knotch!

I appreciate all the help you can give!

Offline old smokey

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Master Registered Bridgestone Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 699
Re: START
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 08:06:22 PM »
I think the 350 & 175 ignition switches are similar.
The first click allows the engine to run, but without the headlight on.
The second click turns the headlight on.
I can't remember the third position's function.
So the first or second click should work.
'67 350 GTR undergoing repairs with a '75 Yamaha TX500 front end

pallmall

  • Guest
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: START
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 08:21:39 PM »
thank you

Offline OldSwartout

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • *******
  • Posts: 1244
Re: START
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 08:49:15 PM »
I think the 350 & 175 ignition switches are similar.
The first click allows the engine to run, but without the headlight on.
The second click turns the headlight on.
I can't remember the third position's function.
So the first or second click should work.

Third position is "park" - tail light bulb on, but nothing else.  Apparently for when you try to run too far on reserve and have to park on the shoulder and walk to the nearest house for gas.   :)
Karl Swartout
Mooresville, IN
BS175 Roadracer. BS200RS, BS175HS
BS350 GTR

 


Gallery


Views:26
Comments (0)
By: rwgibbon

Views:21
Comments (0)
By: rwgibbon

Views:66
Comments (0)
By: rwgibbon

Views:73
Comments (0)
By: rwgibbon

Classifieds

WANTED - Late 60's TMX 100
Date: 09/27/2021 08:39 am
Time Left:
Kick Start Shaft BS90
Date: 09/26/2021 09:00 am
Time Left:
Bridgestone HMS NOS Muffler
Date: 09/13/2021 11:08 am
Time Left:
'71 Taka for Sale

Price: $400.00
Date: 08/12/2021 11:51 am
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