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 Post subject: 1967 Bridgestone 175 Hurricane Scrambler
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:40 pm 

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Location: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
My current project:

Since everybody asks, Bridgestone (the tire company) manufactured motorcycles from '57-'70, and sold them in N. America from '63 to '70. The various models ranged from little 50cc bikes up to the "big" 350 GTR and GTO models. This particular model has a 2-cycle, 2-cylinder (side-by-side), air-cooled motor displacing 177 cc's. The "Hurricane Scrambler" package was optional on the standard "Dual-Twin" (or "DT") bike, and made it a little more off-road friendly. Bridgestone bikes were fairly advanced for their time, and did quite well in small-displacement races around the world.

I found this old bike looking sad and forlorn in a barn in Shelby, Iowa, while looking for some parts for a '77 Celica and an '81 Corolla. I had to rescue it! I'm working on doing a full restoration for this beauty. It's going a bit slow, but I'm making progress on it. Hopefully I'll have it straight and rideable again by next summer. It's been dumped, but the damage is minimal. It's only missing a couple of parts, and I'm confident that I can find replacements for them. However the motor is locked up, and since the cylinders are chromed, unfreezing them is going to be an extremely slow and careful process.

I'll post more pics as I make progress with the restoration, but this is how the bike sat when I found it:
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo26 ... 141314.jpg
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo26 ... 141249.jpg
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo26 ... 141315.jpg

...and what it looked like originally:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fBoQttA9xM

~Laken

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Current Rides: '06 Scion tC, '67 Bridgestone 175 HS
Favorite Past rides: '89 Nissan 240SX, '98 Audi A4, '83 Datsun 280ZX, '69 Chevrolet C1500, '70 Ford Gran Torino, '71 Datsun 240Z, '90 Nissan Stanza, '92 Nissan 240SX


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 Post subject: Re: 1967 Bridgestone 175 Hurricane Scrambler
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:18 pm 
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Location: Arlington, TX, USA
Looks surprisingly similar to the 60s Hondas. Cool bike. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: 1967 Bridgestone 175 Hurricane Scrambler
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:10 pm 
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Location: Hoquiam, WA
Looks just like my Dad's Honda C77. Cool bike! I've seen a few on dotheton.com, but not many!

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