Locating Bridgestone Parts
- Yamaha dealers
- Bridgestones were sold through dealers that sold other two-stroke motorcycles, particularly Yamaha dealers. If you can find a Yamaha dealer in your area that has been around for a long time, inquire there about Bridgestone parts.
By now, however, most of these dealers have long since sold or discarded their Bridgestone parts. In a
2010 email, John "olvinut13" told an Australian collector "I was NSW Sales
Manager for McCulloch of Australia when they were the NSW Bridgestone
importers. When Yamaha bought out Bridgestone in Japan, we disposed of
Bridgestone stock and put Yamaha into all our dealerships. Our instructions with spare parts was to take them to
the tip!!! [this is a regional idiom meaning to take rubbish to a landfill or
recycling center], although Vic Lyons at Homebush NSW did take a lot of
Bridgestone parts before the dump."
- motorcycle junkyards
- Ask around about motorcycle junkyards that have a lot of small bikes. You might find a Bridgestone under a pile of old Hondas.
- Richard Clark
- When Rockford Motors closed its doors in the late 1970s, a Bridgestone
enthusiast named Richard D. Clark bought their supply of sorted parts. He also buys dealer stocks and other collections.
He sells the parts to individuals for reasonable prices. Mr. Clark has an
extensive supply, and he even manufactures replicas of a few items that
are extremely difficult to find—carb caps, for example.
In late 2008, he launched the Richard's Relics Bridgestone Motorcycle Parts
web site, which includes a forum for BS owners and is a means of contacting
Richard and getting quotes for parts. If you want to contact him privately,
here is his contact info:
Richard D. Clark
4846 Quarry Rd.
New Albany, IN 47150
phone: 812.944.1643 (12pm–6pm Eastern)
- Certified Parts (Janesville, Wisconsin, USA)
- This company buys up dealer stocks around the country and supposedly
has a good selection. Contact them at:
their web site or
either of these phone numbers: 800-356-0777 or 608-752-9441
- Diablo Cycle
- This is a company that has a small stock of original Bridgestone parts
and they also make a few reproduction decals for Bridgestone and Rockford models.
100 Bessemer Road
web site: www.diablocycle.com
- Key Men - Keys for Classics
- (asked to be listed in Sep 2003)
We supply key blanks for classic cars & motorcycles,
and have some stock on Bridgestone motorcycle keys,
as well as keys for other older bikes.
web site: www.key-men.com
If you know of other parts sources, email me and I will include them in the list.