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Offline RayK

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1966 BS 50 Sport
« on: September 11, 2017, 08:32:57 PM »
Here we have a 1966 Bridgestone 50 Sport - muffler and engine pipe supplied by Richard. Re-chromed muffler and used American style tail light - Australian delivered tail lights (rectangular) are like hen's teeth.
BS 175DT, BS 50 Sport x 1, BS 90 Mountain x 3, BS 90 Deluxe, BS 90 Sport x1, BS 60 Sport, BS 90 Trail, BS100 Sport.

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Re: 1966 BS 50 Sport
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 11:55:22 AM »
You are doing nice work too, Ray! Very cool... It'll stop better with the US version taillight lens... ;D
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Re: 1966 BS 50 Sport
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 04:55:45 PM »
Very nice!

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Re: 1966 BS 50 Sport
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 05:04:51 PM »
Ray, do you have any pics of the Australian delivered tail lights?
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Re: 1966 BS 50 Sport
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 06:25:36 PM »
Moonpup
First photo is a tail light found on Australian delivered 50/90/100 Sport models

Second photo is of another type on Australian Delivered 90 Mountain models ( not sure of Deluxe or Trail )
BS 175DT, BS 50 Sport x 1, BS 90 Mountain x 3, BS 90 Deluxe, BS 90 Sport x1, BS 60 Sport, BS 90 Trail, BS100 Sport.

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Re: 1966 BS 50 Sport
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 06:50:36 PM »
Thanks Ray....  8)

This one kinda looks like the one in the first photo, but it's just the lens.... no housing.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Bridgestone-Moped-BS50-Homer-Lens-taillight-NOS-/182068816764?hash=item2a6425ab7c:g:HCsAAOSwAvJW97ko&vxp=mtr

I like the one in the second photo (haven't seen those before!) Wish BS had put turn signals on the 350's.
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Re: 1966 BS 50 Sport
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2017, 07:10:05 PM »
Moonpup
That looks like a Homer 50 tail light lens, it is smaller but a slightly more rounded shape. It will however fit the bracket on the 50/90/100. I have done this on some of my bikes. Btw the 50/90/100 festoon bulb has 2 elements (stop & tail light), even harder to find in 6volt than the 50 lens. The Homer has 2 festoon bulbs. Also the  Homer tail light assembly is available from Richard, I think.
Ray
BS 175DT, BS 50 Sport x 1, BS 90 Mountain x 3, BS 90 Deluxe, BS 90 Sport x1, BS 60 Sport, BS 90 Trail, BS100 Sport.

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Re: 1966 BS 50 Sport
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2017, 07:17:02 PM »
Moonpup
That looks like a Homer 50 tail light lens, it is smaller but a slightly more rounded shape. It will however fit the bracket on the 50/90/100. I have done this on some of my bikes. Btw the 50/90/100 festoon bulb has 2 elements (stop & tail light), even harder to find in 6volt than the 50 lens. The Homer has 2 festoon bulbs. Also the  Homer tail light assembly is available from Richard, I think.
Ray

Yup, it says Homer right in the ad/listing, but I wasn't sure if it wasn't one of those parts that could be used on different models.

Hen's teeth is right!  ;D
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Re: 1966 BS 50 Sport
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2018, 06:02:17 PM »
« Last Edit: July 05, 2018, 08:18:43 PM by moonpup »
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Re: 1966 BS 50 Sport
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2018, 06:45:48 PM »
Looks correct Moonpup especially if it has a twin filament festoon bulb. The Homer 50 Taillight had 2 individual festoon bulbs and is smaller than the 50/60/90/100 Sport lens. Looks like it was used on the Japan models. About $14 AUD (80¥ to 1.00 AUD) Looks like they are scamming the postage. $62 USD to USA.
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« Last Edit: July 05, 2018, 06:54:05 PM by RayK »
BS 175DT, BS 50 Sport x 1, BS 90 Mountain x 3, BS 90 Deluxe, BS 90 Sport x1, BS 60 Sport, BS 90 Trail, BS100 Sport.

 


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