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Archived: Reproductions and Motorized Bicycles







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Roadmaster, AMF harley Davidson posted by: John on 3/30/2001 at 8:10:19 PM
I have two of these bikes about ready to work but need to rewire them and hook up fuel system.
The plastic needs to be re-brighten. Does anyone know if there is some place to order parts, any
organization or interest in these great looking motorized bikes?


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Roadmaster, AMF harley Davidson posted by Rif on 4/25/2001 at 3:50:23 PM
Hi John,
I'm kinda in the same predicament. I aquired a box full o' moped (post above). A roadmaster moped to be exact, and I need any and all info I can get to put it back together.
Assy. diagrams, wiring diagrams (schematics), pictures, literature, and an owners manual would sure be nice.
If I can locate any of this I will certainly be glad to share the wealth...
Good luck,
Rif

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Roadmaster, AMF harley Davidson posted by Cole on 5/5/2001 at 6:10:05 PM
I Have an old AMF Roadmaster motorized bicycle from 1978. It needs a lot of work with the rewireing, plastic and motor. I need any info I can get. If anyone gets any info please forward it to me. Thank you.

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Roadmaster, AMF harley Davidson posted by dave novak on 5/25/2001 at 9:19:41 AM
hi every bike lover,i have an amf roadmaster that is in not
too bad a shape except for the motor which is not all complete
you can pedal bike as is but is a little heavier than a regular bike.
i am not sure as to what parts are missing. will have to get
a photo to share with all of you..........also about bike bugs
i sent gordon bullis some of my lit and he is going to try an scan
and put on web........hope it works.......... oh wanted to ask
you bike bug bikers. what is the best style of bike to mount
this screamer on? also what kind of seats are you using for
long distance comfort..............good biking.dave

   RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Roadmaster, AMF harley Davidson posted by Doug D. on 6/25/2001 at 9:32:48 PM
Hi, I need a Twist Grip Assembly (throttle) for a 78 AMF Roadmaster if you decide to part out or run across one. I have plenty to trade or Cash-- I sell the Engine Manuels and Bike Manuels, also motor parts and cables (NOS) THANKS DOUG






MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   :-{ Bad News for Bike Bug posted by: Rif on 3/28/2001 at 1:35:17 PM
I just got off the telephone with a representative from Tanaka America.
The Bike-Bug motr kit has been out of production for 15+ years. They do still have a fairly large inventory of replacement parts, including the rubber drive roller. However, the aggregate impregnated 'wet' roller (for rain use) is no longer available.
I am SOOOO bummed... Get your replacement parts while you can kids.
Rif :-{


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   :-{ Bad News for Bike Bug posted by alan on 6/24/2001 at 8:16:04 PM
please e-mail me a phone number or address where Bike Bug parts can be purchased.Thank you. aermacchi@hotmail.com






MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike-Bug Update!!! posted by: Rif Addams on 3/23/2001 at 10:47:36 AM
I have recently discovered the newest address, phone number, and e-mail for Tanaka America; importers of the Bike-Bug bicycle motor kit.
It turns out they are now located about 15 minutes from my house!!! (cue up the twilight zone theme!)
I am going to call them in a few minutes to see about parts availability and such.
The info is:
Tanaka America
1028 4th St. S.W. Suite B
Auburn, WA. 98001

(253) 333-1200

e-mail: custsvc@tanaka-ism.com

Rif


   RE: P.S. posted by Rif on 3/23/2001 at 10:58:44 AM
I forgot, I still have the manual for these motor kits and am more than happy to send photocopies to anyone who would like them.
The manual includes parts listings with diagrams and the actual parts #'s for ordering replacements.
Rif

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike-Bug Update!!! posted by John Martin on 4/12/2001 at 7:03:33 PM
I have a NOS in the box Bike-Bug motor if your interested.
John

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike-Bug Update!!! posted by Rif on 4/14/2001 at 9:35:58 AM
Yes,
I'm definately interested!
Sending e-mail to you about it...
Rif

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike-Bug Update!!! posted by Mike Schneider on 5/9/2001 at 8:51:19 PM
Rif:

Have attempted to contact you several times. Have 6 six of the engines now. Lot of info we could benefit each other on.

Thanks

Mike

   RE:RE: P.S. posted by RONNIE BRIMMER on 7/9/2001 at 8:59:28 AM
PLEASE SEND ME ANY AND ALL INFO (MANUALS, PARTS LIST ECT.) THAT YOU CAN, YOU DONT KNOW HOW GREATFUL I AM. THANK YOU SO MUCH. R.BRIMMER

   RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike-Bug Update!!! posted by ronnie brimmer on 7/9/2001 at 9:06:47 AM
i am also interesteed in purchasing a knew motor if there are any left thankyou very much
R. Brimmer






AGE / VALUE:    posted by: JOEL on 3/21/2001 at 9:11:57 AM
FYI:
If you havent already seen these, there are some great pix of motorized bikes and custom frames posted on John Christian's site in the Balloon & Middleweight forum. There's a homemade early Harley repro, a Honda motor on a Shelby (?) frame, and a cool home made mini scooter as well as a few custom bikes. Check it out.







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Just Built a Motorized Bicycle posted by: RazBarlow on 3/11/2001 at 7:22:13 PM
I just completed a motorized bicycle out of a reproduction Mercury cruiser. If anyone is interested let me know by email and I will send you some pics. I am very happy with it and when the snow gets melted ( I live in Iowa) I will be in the wind . If anyone else in Iowa wants to get together on a motorized bicycle , let me know and we can go on a ride.
Just thought some people might be interested.
Thanks,
Raz


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Just Built a Motorized Bicycle posted by Rif Addams on 3/14/2001 at 1:03:45 PM
I would really like to see some pics of your bike!
Please e-mail to: deadendcruiser@hotmail.com
Thanks,
Rif

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Just Built a Motorized Bicycle posted by GENE on 3/18/2001 at 4:52:44 PM
I WOULD LIKE TO SEE PICS OF YOUR BIKE

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Just Built a Motorized Bicycle posted by Jeff on 4/24/2001 at 4:42:45 PM
I would love to see your pictures of the motorized bike. I am very interested in building my own. Please send me any advice and plan information. Thank you






AGE / VALUE:   I need parts to build a go-cart posted by: Travis Tomestic on 3/11/2001 at 7:59:18 AM
I need parts to build a go-cart







AGE / VALUE:   I need parts to build a go-cart posted by: Travis Tomestic on 3/11/2001 at 7:59:18 AM
I need parts to build a go-cart







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN-NEW WHIZZER posted by: JAMES on 3/5/2001 at 10:35:24 PM
I RECENTLY PURCHASED A 99 CYCLONE 26" BIKE FROM EBAY.
THE BIKE CAME WITH NO CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN. I CONTACTED THE DEALER FROM WHO I GOT THE BIKE AND HE FORWARDED MY INFO ON TO CYCLONE-THE MANUFACTURER. IT HAS BEEN SIX MONTHS AND NEITHER HE OR I HAS HEARD ANYTHING. A COUPLE OF BUDDIES HERE IN TOWN ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THEIRS AND THEY PURCHASED ELSEWHERE. IS THERE ANYONE TO CONTACT WITH THIS PROBLEM???? THANKS...


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN-NEW WHIZZER posted by Rif Addams on 3/8/2001 at 12:15:34 PM
We had this discussion awhile back. Unfortunately I don't know of any way other than finding the address and phone # of the manufacturer and bugging the heck out of them, (in a polite yet firm way of course...losing your temper will surely get you nowhere fast).
I would ask that you keep us posted on this issue, as it may in the future help a number of others who are having the same problems. Perhaps if you and your buddies combine your efforts and act as a unified front...?
I wish there were more I could help with.
Rif






MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   The new WHIZZERS posted by: John Martin on 2/27/2001 at 6:28:49 PM
My repo. WHIZZER is a early 1998. The problem I have is the clutch handle can not release the belt enought to properly allow you to pettle the bike to get it started. Does anyone have any tips on how to correct this?
Thanks,
John


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   The new WHIZZERS posted by Smitty on 4/10/2001 at 5:42:38 PM
Most of them are like that. To start your bike you first have to pull in the decompression lever to get it going. then once you are going about 3m.p.h let out on the lever and it should start up. Or do what I do and put it on the center stand and hold in the decompression lever push down on the pedal just before it gets to the bottom let out on the lever and it always starts in about two or three turns. I hopr this helps. Smitty






MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Rear wheel hoops posted by: Davis on 2/27/2001 at 10:21:22 AM
How do those belt drive hoops attach to the rear wheel on Whizzers and other belt drive bikes?

Davis


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Rear wheel hoops posted by John Martin on 2/27/2001 at 6:16:18 PM
I think you might mean the sheeve. It depends on what WHIZZER you are working on. The add on kits for bikes just had sloted head srews, nuts and washers. The ones put on by
WHIZZER had a bolt, clip and a nut. Either way, think about the direction the belt is going to pull on wheel.
John






MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   I BUY posted by: XHTC@HOTMAIL.COM on 2/20/2001 at 7:03:57 AM
I BUY OLD AMERICAN MADE SCOOTERS, BICYCLE MOTORS OR PARTS PLEASE EMAIL XHTC@HOTMAIL.COM DIRECTLY THANKS







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   WHIZZER posted by: John Martin on 2/17/2001 at 3:15:14 PM
This is a question for you WHIZZER guys. My PACEMAKER has a S/N on the "hanger bracket" of 7795.
It has the typical front fork for a PACEMAKER and correct head badge of WHIZZER PACEMAKER. It has
a "loop" frame. Could this be a SCHWINN built frame for WHIZZER? Would the date
be 5-4-51? It has a rear rack like the SCHWINN S-10. Could all
this be correct?
Thanks.


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   WHIZZER posted by whizzerick on 3/20/2001 at 4:10:10 PM
ALL Pacemaker frames where made by Schwinn, except for the first thousand (1000). Yes, the date is 5/4/51.






MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Got a question for Y'all... posted by: Rif Addams on 2/16/2001 at 8:53:12 AM
Hey everyone,
I was sitting here enjoying my morning coffee gazing out the window at the newly fallen snow. When suddenly some more wierd ideas popped into my brain.
Does anyone out there have photographs or video footage of motorized bikes racing? Any racing. Drags, (dirt) flat track, road, etc. type racing. I would love to see Moto-Bikes in competition!
If anyone has this sort of thing, could you send copies and perhaps a brief description?
If nobody is doing this, WHY NOT?!?! :-}
last summer the local Velodrome allowed a group of whizzers on the track, during the big local bike meet. I wish I could have seen it!
Thanks,
Rif







MISC:   Memo From The Editor: New Issue of BikeRod&Kustom posted by: JimW. on 2/14/2001 at 7:36:20 PM
Volume 2'Issue 4 may be found at the usual location: http://bikerodnkustom.homestead.com

It contains an interview by Rif Addams, with Larry Louterback, builder of hyper-powered motorized bikes.
Legal motorbikes are restricted as to power and speed capabilities, which may be a good thing, as most bikes tend to disintegrate at sustained speeds over 30 mph. The Outlaw Mr. Louterback, whose creations can cruise at 50mph, has taught himself all the tricks of making bikes handle and hold up well within that performance envelope. He shares his knowledge with Rif, and BR&K’s readership. Don’t try this at home,
kids; but if you do, be sure that you (or your surviving loved ones) send us pictures.

We review yet another carbon-fiber bike D.I.Y. plan-set; this one for an ultra-light off-road bike by Canadian Richard Langlois. This is an excellent way of getting acquainted with carbon fiber bike building, and can lead to applying the knowledge gained to the making of Kool Kustom Karbon Bikes.

Steve Nurse is an Australian Engineer who has some innovative bike ideas. He’s come up with a system called “CHAMELEON” which could revolutionize community bike programs. By combining modular sections, it’s possible to put together a single-rider bike, a tandem bike, a bike truck, and lots of other useful and fun HPVs. We show his designs in this issue’s Design Lab.

Editing a webzine can really cut into other leisure-time activities, like Bike Kustomizing, for example. The
Editor of this ‘zine, having zero time to actually build bikes, has lately confined his energy to his sketchbook. He has scraped some of his Photoshop sketches together for a pictorial feature.

Just in time for your late-Valentine gift needs, comes our free download “Bad Girls Ride Bad Bikes” T-shirt art by Gary Hallgren. Not only can you give the love of your life a snazzy (if tardy) gift, but you can brag that you made it yourself, with your own little ink-jet printer. (Maybe you can get her to iron it on the shirt herself.)

Lastly, but certainly not leastly, we have a flock of new creations in our Gallery. These are by Larry Lujan,
Janos, Rydjor Bikes, Rif Addams, Brandon Flannery, and INSIGNIA of Australia.

Fond regards until our next encounter,
Jim Wilson
The Usual Suspect







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   How cold it is! posted by: Rif Addams on 2/9/2001 at 9:30:47 AM
I was sitting here at home on Wednesday, staring out the window at the sunlight casting it's golden rays upon the world. I was nice and warm inside, drinking coffee. The roads were nice and dry.
The temperature was at around 42 degrees F.
Suddenly I just couldn't stand it! I quickly put the motor back on my 66 Schwinn Typhoon Deluxe, and was on my way! It was chilly but bearable with my layers of clothing and scarf. Around 3:00 P.M. I stopped over at a friend's house and hung out for awhile.
I didn't realize quite how late it had gotten, and how much the temperature had dropped. I had a 5 mile ride ahead and the temp. was now down to around 34 F. with the wind chill of travelling at 20 M.P.H. I had to stop about every mile to thaw my hands and face.
WOW! What a rush. It was so invigorating, good for the body, mind, and soul!
I was a giant popsicle when I finally got home...
Rif "freezy rider" Addams


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   How cold it is! posted by A freind on 2/9/2001 at 3:19:27 PM
Mr. Rif, I just read your post". I am on my way out the door, sounds good.

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   How cold it is! posted by Rif on 2/9/2001 at 3:37:28 PM
I must be a masochist or somethin'! I just got back from doing it again! It is 43 degrees F. outside; but man, I gotta RIDE!
Moto-biikes are absolutely the bestest fun in the whole wide world!
I can't get enough, I just wish my Moto-bike would go faster...
Well gotta go get some coffee to thaw these old bones out,
Rif