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Author Topic: Bridgestone M2/SS 200cc Motorcycle Restoration! She Is Still Winning Awards!  (Read 39024 times)

Offline joeyputt

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I am very proud to announce that I will be working with Brother casi85 to restore his Bridgestone M2/SS!

We will be taking her down to the bare frame and posting a lot of photos of the restoration so we hope you all enjoy this thread!

Today I received the motorcycle and took a few photos before I started working on her.







« Last Edit: Oct 31, 2013, 13:34:08 by joeyputt »
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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS Restoration
« Reply #1 on: Jan 12, 2012, 12:37:00 »
Cool!  Will be watching.
"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 #2 on: Jan 12, 2012, 15:46:41 »
Me too! Love the style... twin scrambler style pipes... love it!
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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS Restoration
« Reply #3 on: Jan 12, 2012, 20:15:08 »
Very cool. Love these little bikes. Im sure it'll be a stunner when finished!
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Offline joeyputt

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS Restoration
« Reply #4 on: Jan 12, 2012, 21:41:26 »
Thank you for your support Brothers!

We started working on her and removed the exhaust, engine, skid plate, rear fender, shocks, rear wheel, etc.



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Offline atx360

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS Restoration
« Reply #6 on: Jan 13, 2012, 07:45:16 »
Thanks for the post atx360! Good find. I have 2 tanks already which one is beyond repair I believe and the other is in great reworkable shape. I was able to call in a few favors with some local vintage 2 wheeler friends who were able to get me a very good condition used tank. I love the design and lines of the original tank... they are truelly a piece of artwork!

Looking good Joey! Can't wait to see the stages of her recovery.
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Offline joeyputt

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS Restoration
« Reply #7 on: Jan 18, 2012, 11:23:02 »
Dad was here yesterday and we spent some really nice quality time working on the Bridgestone togethor! We got her down to the bare frame and are inspecting all of the parts now. The plan is to go ahead and restore the frame first so that as we restore each part individually we can bolt them back to the frame.

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS Restoration
« Reply #8 on: Jan 18, 2012, 12:06:41 »
WOW!!!!! You waste no time my friend! ;D
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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS Restoration
« Reply #9 on: Jan 18, 2012, 18:31:11 »
The plan is to go ahead and restore the frame first so that as we restore each part individually we can bolt them back to the frame.
That's a great plan of attack.  I used the very same method with mine.

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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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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."