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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Motorized Bicycle Questions posted by: Clark on 4/16/2001 at 3:30:17 PM
A few years back I purchased one the Western Flyer 1991 repro's used. I was wondering what I would need to convert it to a motorized bike. I have a side shaft Clinton already. How would be the best way to mount it without altering the frame? What other parts would I need?

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Motorized Bicycle Questions posted by Rif on 5/5/2001 at 9:05:20 AM
Check out Bike Rod & Kustom. There is an interview with Larry Louterback about building Kustom motorized bikes. There is quite a bit of good info there as a starting point.
He is extremely knowledgeable and builds bikes using briggs and stratton 5.0 horse motors!
Hope this helps a little...
Rif




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AGE / VALUE:   ROPER MDL.1900 MOTOR posted by: MIKE on 4/15/2001 at 12:17:05 PM
HAVE A MOTOR,MAY BE NEW.I KNOW LITTLE ABOUT THEM.ITS THE MOTOR ONLY,NO MOUNTING BRACKET.LOOKS NEW,NO GUARANTEES $65.+SHIPPING.....MIKE

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   1998 Honda Racoon Compo e-bike posted by: "Rocky" on 4/15/2001 at 4:19:30 AM
Got a cool one, a folding aluminum 18" wheels, made by Honda only for Japan Market, cool ice blue and silver, 3 speed, good condition, needs rebuilt 24 volt nicad battery, any one wanting to buy, contact me will sell as is or with rebuilt battery.........email serious offers replcment cost about $2700.

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Evans Cycle Motor posted by: Brian on 4/12/2001 at 6:45:06 PM
I just purchased a circa 1922 Evans Cycle Motor. Does anyone have any pictures or information on this early bicycle motor?

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Evans Cycle Motor posted by Rif on 4/13/2001 at 4:05:06 PM
Oh WOW.
I'm afraid I can't help, but if you do find any info would you be kind enough to share what info you are able to gather?
I collect this sort of stuff for my archives. In my world, the more reference material the better! :-}
Good luck in your quest, if I can find anything I'll pass it along.
Rif




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Shipping posted by: Kevin on 4/9/2001 at 6:36:30 PM
I have just purchased a used Cyclone from someone in Nashville,TN and need to ship it to Midland,MI. Anyone have any suggestions as to the best (and cheapest) way to get it there? Thanks for any advice.

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   1948 " Whizzer" Motorized Bike posted by: Jerry on 3/31/2001 at 9:02:41 PM
How much is this bike worth? See a pic. of it:
http://ie.yimg.com/e/ca820c86/h/4f0e822d/24_bike.jpg

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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?

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          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




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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 :-{

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          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




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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

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          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




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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.

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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

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          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




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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

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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

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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...

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          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




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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

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          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

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