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1966 Bridgestone DT175... Is it worth it?
« on: April 04, 2016, 07:47:15 PM »
So I am completely new to bridgestones but I'm thinking about picking one up. I found a 1966 Bridgestone DT 175 and the guy doesn't seem to know much about it but he only wants $450. Is that a good price even if it ends up needing a lot of work? Thanks in advance!

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Re: 1966 Bridgestone DT175... Is it worth it?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2016, 11:19:44 PM »
Only my opinion -
1. Is the engine all there to tell if it rotates and has compression and spark?
2. Getting cylinders replated can be $200 each, plus rings and possibly pistons.
3. Does it have a title?

If 1) is yes and both conditions seem good
2) hopefully not needed
3) yes
Probably not a bad starting price to make a fun bike, but don't plan on doing it for selling at a profit. These are labors of love!
My GTR restoration is starting to look more like a bucket list item to me.
Seeing the drivers around Phoenix and the number of large shredded tire chunks on the highways here isn't pushing it up the list any.
'67 350 GTR undergoing repairs with a '75 Yamaha TX500 front end

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Re: 1966 Bridgestone DT175... Is it worth it?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2016, 12:55:12 AM »
I reckon if the mufflers are good go for it. It seems that there are some parts missing carbs boots. Air filter etc. Also it's a early model so there are differences in parts to the later models
« Last Edit: April 05, 2016, 01:00:53 AM by coxy »

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Re: 1966 Bridgestone DT175... Is it worth it?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2016, 06:43:17 AM »
What's the worse that can happen?

Worst case you blow 450$

Best case you become a bs addict! Join the club, I started with a 175, now I have 3 and a gtr!

Ryan

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Re: 1966 Bridgestone DT175... Is it worth it?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2016, 07:35:10 AM »
Just my opinion here, but that's about a $200.00 bike. As pointed out by Old Smokey - i just had both cylinders for my '66 175DT replated and that was a $400 investment. Im afraid to start adding up all the money I have into mine and it's only about 90% done.

As beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is the value of a restoration project.
1966 175 DT and 1968 350 GTR

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Re: 1966 Bridgestone DT175... Is it worth it?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2016, 11:22:05 AM »
I agree with dcr, but I also agree with hardy. So if you can get the price down and acquire an addiction at the same time, its all good!
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Re: 1966 Bridgestone DT175... Is it worth it?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2016, 11:33:59 AM »
Yah... knock it down to 200.00  i don,t see a chain guard.... aint them like hens teeth??? ;D

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Re: 1966 Bridgestone DT175... Is it worth it?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2016, 11:39:24 AM »
Yah... knock it down to 200.00  i don,t see a chain guard.... aint them like hens teeth??? ;D

350 chain guards are like hens teeth..... 175's are more like chicken feed!  ;D
Confucius say... "Better to have Bridgestone than Kidneystone"

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Re: 1966 Bridgestone DT175... Is it worth it?
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2016, 03:14:27 PM »
Lol moonpup.  .

 


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