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« Reply #340 on: November 12, 2019, 10:19:54 PM »
There once was  a video on u tube that showed a Champion buzzing around with a Japananese  language song playing in the background .  During the song, Champion was said in Engish several times during what might be the chorus. I have wondered if the song was a 1960s , Bridgestone home market commercial. 

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« Reply #341 on: November 13, 2019, 10:25:57 AM »
There once was  a video on u tube that showed a Champion buzzing around with a Japananese  language song playing in the background .  During the song, Champion was said in Engish several times during what might be the chorus. I have wondered if the song was a 1960s , Bridgestone home market commercial.

I think you may be right Paul and that's what this record is. I remember that video as well.
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« Reply #342 on: November 14, 2019, 09:25:27 PM »
So it's a home market commercial? Maybe their market power in Japan is what led the other manufacturers to pressure them out of the motorcycle business. Maybe the other manufacturers thought that four stroke technology from the Prince Motors side of the Bridgestone family would migrate to the motorcycles.

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« Reply #343 on: January 10, 2020, 07:48:06 PM »
Im Rich!..... haha  banana

Back on page 15, I posted about a BS "lapel pin" that I saw on Yahoo Japan in 2018. Well, I went ahead and bought that pin and just now saw this eBay listing for the same pin.... (only in a fancier box.) I think the seller may be a bit optimistic.  ;D

Here's the link to the eBay listing and below is a pic of the pin I bought.....

 https://www.ebay.com/itm/very-rea-bridgestone-badge-tokyo-K18-whis-box-Used-BS-Members-Chapter/133224166986?hash=item1f04c7764a:g:TMcAAOSwotJduyGU
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« Reply #344 on: January 11, 2020, 12:32:35 PM »
just a bit...;-)
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« Reply #345 on: January 12, 2020, 06:01:54 AM »
      Very nice item but not at that price.

     Mike, Have you been able to establish why these pins were produced, obviously genuine due to BS keystone logo on your box. Does yours carry the K18 number ?
       Were they awarded to dealers for high sales ? Was there a Chapter of the Tokyo 'Hells Angels'' marauding round on Sport 90s ? Be interested in your thoughts.
             
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« Reply #346 on: January 12, 2020, 11:26:05 AM »
      Very nice item but not at that price.

     Mike, Have you been able to establish why these pins were produced, obviously genuine due to BS keystone logo on your box. Does yours carry the K18 number ?
       Were they awarded to dealers for high sales ? Was there a Chapter of the Tokyo 'Hells Angels'' marauding round on Sport 90s ? Be interested in your thoughts.
             

Sorry Brian, I don't know the backstory on these. The seller makes this statement, which kinda piques my interest, but I have now idea what it means?????

"This is the membership card of BS (Bridgestone)."

I never really paid attention to the back of my pin although I did remember it was stamped with Japanese characters. Since you were curious about the k18 I went and dragged it out and took a pic of the back. (below)

Oh well, about those riches of mine...... easy come, easy go! Not only is it missing the K18, but the characters are different and on the wrong side. (must be why mine cost nowhere near the $3k the seller is asking!  ;D ) Mine does appear to have been gold plated at one time, but most of it has rubbed off over time. There is still a bit left on the front of the pin.
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« Reply #347 on: April 13, 2020, 03:58:16 PM »
Moonpup,
I am not a hat person but i do like that Bridgestone patch.
Thanks.
Steve.

I have seen this patch as a sticker can anyone tell where to find it ?

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« Reply #348 on: April 13, 2020, 04:09:56 PM »
Check here Scott for all sorts of BS patches......

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=Bridgestone+patch&_sop=10&_sacat=1
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« Reply #349 on: April 13, 2020, 04:54:27 PM »
Yes , Sorry I might not have been clear. I have seen pictures of restored bikes that had this patch as a sticker on the side panels of the bike itself. I was looking to see where you can get those ? Thanks for the help

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« Reply #350 on: April 13, 2020, 05:50:29 PM »
No need to be sorry, now that re-read your post, you were very clear.... I just misread it.  :-\

The stickers/decals show up occasionally on ebay. Another option is to check with a local print shop and see if they could make you some.
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« Reply #351 on: April 14, 2020, 11:58:01 AM »
Scott, are referring to these stickers/decals? I believe there were ads in the motorcycle mags in the day where you would send in and become a member of the Bridgestone racing team. They would send you some info and a sticker for your bike. Can anyone confirm this?

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« Reply #352 on: April 19, 2020, 05:07:17 PM »
You might ask a member of the Emory family. Maybe John's still living

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« Reply #353 on: April 19, 2020, 06:18:15 PM »
I was talking about the up right lion. Like the one on the tile page of the sight. I have seen several bikes with stickers of this on their side covers. Have not seen that offered.

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« Reply #354 on: April 19, 2020, 06:19:37 PM »
I was talking about the up right lion. Like the one on the tile page of the sight. I have seen several bikes with stickers of this on their side covers. Have not seen that offered.

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« Reply #355 on: April 19, 2020, 07:09:55 PM »
I was talking about the up right lion. Like the one on the tile page of the sight. I have seen several bikes with stickers of this on their side covers. Have not seen that offered.

Scott, I know which one you're talking about and I have one, but it's probably too big for your side cover!  ;D
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« Reply #356 on: April 21, 2020, 08:10:03 AM »
Yes , I think your right but that is what I was talking about. Don’t know if you can just go out and reprint something like that?

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« Reply #357 on: April 23, 2020, 12:07:09 PM »
Hi,

I believe this is what your looking for. They are 90 mm tall. I had them reproduced a long time ago now and have found some. I use to add one to anyone that bought parts from me back then. If you send me your postal address I'll post some over to you. I am in Ireland for my sins so may take a while to get to you.

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« Reply #358 on: April 23, 2020, 12:15:05 PM »
Cool that is exactly what I was looking for. Also are you still in the parts business ? looking for items for this bike .
Address is : Scott Demauex , 310 Mill Estate Rd. , Taylors. SC 29687. Thanks for the help !!

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« Reply #359 on: April 23, 2020, 12:56:30 PM »
Hi Scott,

Will drop some in the post in the coming days.

About 5 years ago now I downsized life / storage, so teamed up with Richard to jointly sell what I had left. I still support Richard on anything that needs reproducing for the BS brand.

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