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post #1 of 12 Old 02-09-2009, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
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Bridgestone Motorcycle

I'd never heard of the brand before, but there's one in an old lady's barn on the eastside of Indianapolis. A friend was there last week checking out her treasures, I'm working on getting over there this week to see what's hidden away. Rumor has it there's another even older motorcycle stuck back in a corner as well.

My brief research on Bridgestone revealed that it's a Japanese bike from the 60's with styling remniscent of the English bikes of the day.

Here's a pretty good website by one of my namesakes....

http://www.bridgestonemotorcycle.com/

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One look at the Bridgestone and you can see the similarities with Honda's made in the 60's. Honda choose the 4 stroke motor and the rest is history. It would be cool to have one of those old 2-smokes. They are rare...

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I'm taking my camera, my pickup and cash. Supposedly she's wanting to sell off all the old stuff in her barn and isn't looking for a lot of money, perhaps there will be another vintage bike or two in my garage soon?

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I'm taking my camera, my pickup and cash. Supposedly she's wanting to sell off all the old stuff in her barn and isn't looking for a lot of money, perhaps there will be another vintage bike or two in my garage soon?
If you want to give me a call when you are there, I will be home most of the day.

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It would be cool to have one of those old 2-smokes.

He said 2-smokes...

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That's awesome Scott! I would LOVE to find some of those old buried in the barn treasures.




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Weren't they the maker of the Sears 106?

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dude... i hope you get them for a great price.. and more important they don't need much fixin..



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Weren't they the maker of the Sears 106?
The Sears 106 along with the SR 124 was produced by Gilera.

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dude... i hope you get them for a great price.. and more important they don't need much fixin..
Oh, I figure they'll need fixin, but the BSA and 350-Four need company!

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Oh, I figure they'll need fixin, but the BSA and 350-Four need company!
that would be some mighty good company..



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