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Author Topic: Bridgestone M2/SS 200cc Motorcycle Restoration! She Is Still Winning Awards!  (Read 55300 times)

Offline joeyputt

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS Restoration
« Reply #10 on: Feb 02, 2012, 20:29:50 »
I had a small delay trying to get the frame in primer as we have had a lot of rain recently however it was nice this afternoon so I was able to prime it! Now that I have the frame ready to paint I can start working on all of the smaller parts so there will be a lot of photos this week!

Here is how the frame looks now!







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Offline Habanero52

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS Restoration
« Reply #11 on: Feb 03, 2012, 13:01:56 »
Looking good!
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Offline joeyputt

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS Restoration
« Reply #12 on: Feb 06, 2012, 21:20:11 »
Looking good!

I am very happy that you like it Brother!

Today I started working on restoring the front end parts for the Bridgestone, I have the headlight mounts and lower triple tree primed and ready for paint!



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Offline joeyputt

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS Restoration
« Reply #13 on: Feb 07, 2012, 20:09:10 »
Today I painted the headlight mounts and the lower triple tree, I also started working on the front forks and restored the rear shocks.

I have not clear coated these parts yet however these photos show how they look so far.





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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS Restoration
« Reply #14 on: Feb 07, 2012, 20:25:32 »
Wow - those are clean!
"Quality . . . you know what it is, yet you don't know what it is. But that's self-contradictory. But some things are better than others, that is, they have more quality. But when you try to say what the quality is, apart from the things that have it, it all goes poof! There's nothing to talk about. But if you can't say what Quality is, how do you know what it is, or how do you know that it even exists? If no one knows what it is, then for all practical purposes it doesn't exist at all. But for all practical purposes it really does exist."

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS Restoration
« Reply #15 on: Feb 16, 2012, 23:10:58 »
Thank you Brother Tim, your kind words mean more to me than you know!

Brother casi85 is locating all of the new engine parts and has already acquired a new old stock crankshaft so we split the engine cases to clean and inspect the rest of the internal components and the transmission.



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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS Restoration
« Reply #16 on: Mar 15, 2012, 00:10:37 »
We had beautiful weather today and the temperature was in the 80's so I painted the frame for the Bridgestone this afternoon! Brother casi85 has been acquiring a lot of very nice parts so I am looking forward to starting the assembly of them to the frame now that it is painted!

I showed the before photo of the frame and photos of when I primed it however here is the before photo again for comparison!



This is how she looks now!













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Offline joeyputt

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS 200cc Motorcycle Restoration
« Reply #17 on: Mar 15, 2012, 22:46:34 »
I made some more progress on the Bridgestone today and took a few photos while I was working.

The new coils came in so I went ahead and set them on the frame.



I also worked on the swingarm and sprayed it with primer.



The footpegs and mounts were pretty rough so I fully disassembled them and worked on restoring them this afternoon. The pegs, mounts, and hardware were originally a natural finish so I removed the rust and restored them to a clean natural finish and resealed them with shark hide. Brother casi85 also sent some new rubber for the front pegs so I installed them as well.

This photo shows what the pegs, mounts, and hardware looked like when I started.



This photo shows the front footpegs steel components after I removed the old rubber and the rust.



Here is a photo of the new rubber that Brother casi85 sent for the front footpegs.



These photos show the restored front and rear pegs, mounts, and hardware ready for installation on the frame after Brother casi85's approval. I did not smooth the casting marks on the pegs or mounts like we would do on our custom builds as Brother casi85 has requested that we restore everything as close to factory as possible which I agree is the proper thing to do with this build.



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Offline casi85

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS 200cc Motorcycle Restoration
« Reply #18 on: Mar 16, 2012, 14:25:18 »
What a way to go into the weekend... thanks JOE :P ! They look better than new... I look forward to the rest of the build and should have more parts arriving to you in the next few weeks to tie off the loose ends of parts missing.

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Offline joeyputt

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS 200cc Motorcycle Restoration
« Reply #19 on: Mar 16, 2012, 23:43:25 »
Brother I am really enjoying working with you on this build and it is so good to hear that you are happy! All of the parts that you have already acquired are beautiful so I can not wait to see what comes next!

I am working on finishing the fork legs and swingarm so I can mount the front and rear suspensions to the frame, I also bolted the footpegs to the frame and put the new chrome rear brake pedal on.

This is how she looks now!





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