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Knifemaker

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Bridgestone shifting
« on: April 28, 2009, 12:30:49 AM »
I have a 69 200 RS...can someone explain the shifting of the transmission to me?

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Re: Bridgestone shifting
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 08:56:49 AM »
The full explanation is in the service manual at http://bridgestonemotorcycleparts.com/PDF/BS175ServiceManual.pdf , go to page 37.

The short answer is that it is a 5-speed return shift (neutral on top) with the selector lever in one position and a 4 speed rotary shift with the selector lever in the other position.
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Mooresville, IN
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BS350 GTR

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Re: Bridgestone shifting
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 09:46:46 AM »
Just a personal opinion. I think it was wonderful when shift patterns for all motorcycles was standardized. It would be nice to change the neutral to the standard position between 1st and 2nd.

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Re: Bridgestone shifting
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009, 12:51:27 PM »
I agree too, having the shifting the same is better, as I have had bikes with different patterns, really best
the have todays standard.  I too like  neutral in between 1st and 2nd. I also like having the brakes on the right
side too.

Does any one know if this is standard today too?


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standards
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009, 07:18:57 PM »
Standards are good for many things and I'm used to the current pattern these days, but I've always prefered the 6 down of the 350 GTR.
'67 350 GTR undergoing repairs with a '75 Yamaha TX500 front end

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Re: standards
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2009, 09:50:36 AM »
Standards are good for many things and I'm used to the current pattern these days, but I've always prefered the 6 down of the 350 GTR.

I reversed my 350GTR to 6 up years ago to keep from confusing myself when switching bikes with more modern bikes.  I don't mind Neutral on bottom, but it is pretty easy to downshift through low into N by accident.  However, it is also very easy to find N when you want it.
Karl Swartout
Mooresville, IN
BS175 Roadracer. BS200RS, BS175HS
BS350 GTR

 


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