MISC:   i got chicken power motor posted by: al on 6/24/2005 at 1:15:52 AM
i have found an old bicycle motor that says on it: I got chicken power, it says it is manufactored by Advanced Engins Inc in los angels copywrited in 1973 by O & R eng inc. Does anyone know where i can get parts for this motor
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   RE:MISC:   i got chicken power motor posted by mario limoges on 7/26/2005 at 9:04:59 PM
me to i have chicken power motor me to i can found parts this motor good luck
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   RE:RE:MISC: i got chicken power motor posted by carlo on 8/18/2005 at 11:45:02 AM
I'm with you guys, I need parts and manual for my chicken power motor too. Any luck finding anything?
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   RE:MISC:   i got chicken power motor posted by mickey on 12/4/2005 at 12:15:38 AM
i too am looking for the manual for this engine
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   RE:MISC:   i got chicken power motor posted by mickey on 12/4/2005 at 12:23:39 AM
i too am looking for the manual for this engine
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   RE:MISC: i got a chicken power motor for sale! posted by Evan Parent on 1/21/2006 at 11:19:13 PM
I have a Chicken Power motor up for sale on ebay right now Item # 7213605777


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   RE:MISC: i got chicken power motor posted by carlo on 5/10/2006 at 11:50:37 AM
Got my Chicken Power up and running. Not very powerful. More of a assist to you peddaling. Will be selling it soon .
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Amf All Pro Info posted by: Bill DuMez on 6/20/2005 at 12:26:36 AM
I have a 1978 AMF All Pro motorized bike with a McCulloch 49cc. motor. Bike ID# 057361 On the motor it says 400612D Serial # 11-065415. It's in perfect condition but I can't get spark to the plug. Also the twist grip throttle doesn't pull the cable could it be frozen inside the case? Any help on this bike would be helpful including manuals parts and any ideas what I should do to get it running. I have a pic of the bike if someone wants to see it I can email it to you. The bike looks similar to a stingray with the motor on the rear tire and you can engage or disengage with a spring loaded lever over the motor. When engaged you peddle to start I believe. Thanks for all your help. Bill
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Amf All Pro Info posted by Jamie on 6/21/2005 at 2:08:03 AM
You should take the cable off, situate it so that it is hanging and either work WD40 into it or some of that machine oil into it. The casing of the cable has probably rusted onto the cable. Put some oil around the cable just above the casing and let it work it's way down. If it doesn't quickly come loose, turn it over and do the same.

On the spark, of course check all of the connections, and check the gap of the coil to the fly wheel, it may have some adjustment and you may be able to clean the contacts and readjust them so that they are close enough to get a spark.
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Amf All Pro Info posted by Jamie on 6/21/2005 at 2:09:29 AM
You might also post a request for info on the Moped army. There are a lot of guys that watch that discussion area that are familliar with those motors.
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Amf All Pro Info posted by bob walter on 8/14/2005 at 3:37:17 PM
I have an AMF motorized bike without the headlite. It needs tires and hasn't run for a long time. I'm interested in selling it. Im inthe Tacoma, WA area. Interested?
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Amf All Pro Info posted by tom on 1/2/2006 at 6:40:37 PM
i have a 78 roadmaster moped that is lacking spark. how might i adjust the coil, flywheel, etc. to get fire? this bike is in excellent shape...nothing missing! thanks, tom
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Amf All Pro Info posted by tom on 1/2/2006 at 6:40:41 PM
i have a 78 roadmaster moped that is lacking spark. how might i adjust the coil, flywheel, etc. to get fire? this bike is in excellent shape...nothing missing! thanks, tom
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Amf All Pro Info posted by tom on 1/2/2006 at 6:45:18 PM
i have a 78 roadmaster moped that is lacking spark. how might i adjust the coil, flywheel, etc. to get fire? this bike is in excellent shape...nothing missing! thanks, tom
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   25cc drive train posted by: Daniel on 6/16/2005 at 6:46:11 PM
I want to put a 25cc engine on a rear rack. attach it to a 53t road ring that is bolted to the wheel on a bike. I have rebuilt this little engine and got it idling again. I have all the stuff worked out except the "front" sproket. Does anyone know where I can get a sproket or sproket/centri clutch that will attach to this motor? It has a bell centri clutch on it now that ends in a square taper for a worm drive (weed wacker). I am thinking I need to remove this clutch and hopefully find a bolt on clutch/sproket to get the drive line in place.
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AGE / VALUE:   Electric Bikes in China posted by: AviationMetalSmith on 6/6/2005 at 2:53:58 PM
This month's issue of the IEEE Spectrum magazine has an article about
e-bikes in China. Here are the first few paragraphs for you reading
pleasure:

CHINA'S CYCLISTS TAKE CHARGE
ELECTRIC BICYCLES ARE SELLING BY THE MILLIONS DESPITE EFFORTS TO BAN
THEM
BY PETER FAIRLEY

It's 8 a.m. and Shanghai is moving.

For the cars and trucks crammed together on the elevated highway
cutting through downtown, it's a slow crawl. On the smaller roads
below, traffic is rolling at a steady 10 to 15 kilometers per hour in
what looks like a more traditional Chinese street scene. Vying with
the cars and trucks for the same strip of pavement are a motley
assortment of two- and three-wheeled vehicles-everything from simple
steel-frame bikes and heavily laden pedal-powered carts to motorized
scooters.

Hidden within this stream is an entirely novel, homegrown class of
commuter vehicle: electric bikes and scooters. There are an estimated
1 million electric two-wheelers on Shanghai's streets; yet to the
Western observer it is only what's missing that gives them away. Some
look like scooters, but they have no tailpipe spewing exhaust, no
sputtering engine. Some look like fanciful bicycles, but their pedals
are oddly still as riders relax and let the battery-powered electric
motor whisk them to work.

For all the talk of China's growing infatuation with automobiles, the
world's most populous nation continues to roll primarily on two
wheels-and, increasingly, an electric motor drives them. The China
Bicycle Association, a government-chartered industry group in
Beijing, estimates that last year manufacturers sold 7.5 million
electric bikes nationwide-nearly double the sales in 2003-and they
are likely to ship more than 10 million this year.

That's three times as many as the most optimistic projections for
auto sales in China. There's a powerful desire for motorized personal
transportation in China as its cities sprawl. The electric bicycle is
an attractive option for commuters, service people, and couriers. At
1500 to 3000 yuan (US $180 to $360), an electric bike is buyable at a
small fraction of the cost of an automobile. It is also exhilarating.
Hop on and crank the throttle, and an electric motor built into the
hub propels you to speeds of 20 km/h or more.

Despite the obvious appeal of electric bikes, some Chinese cities have
banned them altogether, alleging environmental drawbacks and concerns
about public safety. But that hasn't stopped millions from buying
electric two-wheelers in China-an astonishing development for
advocates who have struggled for a decade to build a market for
electric bikes in the United States and Europe.

"It is the dawn of a new era in electric bicycles," says Frank E.
Jamerson, a former leader in electric vehicle R&D at General Motors
Corp. whose Naples, Fla.-based consultancy recently completed a
worldwide review of developments in light electric vehicles. "The
electric bike is now a real player." Jamerson says China's electric
bicycles accounted for roughly three-quarters of the electric
vehicles (EVs) sold worldwide last year. "Courtesy of the Chinese
domestic market, we now have very cheap electric propulsion systems
that will move a human being," says Ed Benjamin, vice president of
the Light Transport Division at electric-propulsion-technology
firm WaveCrest Laboratories LLC, in Dulles, Va., and an authority on
electric-bicycle markets. "The question is: what are we going to do
with them? I'd say we don't know yet."


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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Mo-pet moped posted by: Gordon Bullis on 6/5/2005 at 6:29:54 AM
Hi. I picked up a Mo-pet moped today. It needs some work. Google turns up nothing on the name. Does anyone here have any info on it?

Th efront wheel turns stiff, probably needs some grease on the bearings. Rear is a bit stiff too. Also needs rear tire and tube, new fuel line, new kill switch. I'll probably find more wrong as I get into it.

Gordon Bullis

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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Mo-pet moped posted by Jamie on 6/9/2005 at 2:30:45 AM
Hi, I have personally never heard of a Mo Pet. Be careful with the hard to turn tires, I'm sure that the bearings need to be greased but, you may have drum brakes on the front and rear of that thing. Look to see if the hub is bigger than a regular bicycles or if there is a cable going down to it.

Also, if you cannot find any info on it, you don't want to loose any of those bearings so, don't work in the grass of your yard.

Take the plug out of the motor and put a few drops of engine oil in (10w30 or any motor oil would be fine, you just want to coat the cylindar before giving it a few cranks since there may not have been any oil around it for a while.

Do a search on the "moped army" and ask them about it if you cannot find any info, there are a lot of moped guru's on that site.
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