Posted by: Rif Addams TITLE: MOTORIZED BICYCLES: whatizit?!?!
awhile back a friend of mine gave me a little 49cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke motor with integral gearbox. The only markings on this thing, (which is about the size of a whizzer motor only a bit wider)are: cast into the case ~49cc~, and stamped onto a machined pad ~0044~.
The only emblem on this thing is the clutch cover which is kind of a flying arrow looking thing. Similar to an old AMF symbol. I~ve been to damn near every motorcycle shop in town, including the guru at our local motorcycle salvage yard. Nobody knows or they don~t care.
I~d like to know what it is, so I can get the necesary parts to get it running again.
I have big plans for this little gem.
You see when I was 17 years old, I came across an old poster that was a reprint of an advertisement for the Flying Merkel motorcycle. I have been infatuated with this bike ever since. I would like to do a scaled down bike using the Merkel as my inspiration. I~ve been collecting bike parts to do this on and off for a couple of years now.
yesterday I did a rough design sketch and cataloged the parts I have. I~m getting there.
It~ll be awhile as I have a couple of projects that are taking precedence over that at the moment, but I~m almost ready.
I just thought I~d share some more of my adventures in moto-bikeing with y~all!
Thanks for listening to my endless ramblings,
Posted by john
Interested in a Harley Davidson AMF Roadmaster. I have two of them in almost working order but need some advise on wiring, and refinishing the plastic parts.
Posted by Rif
Thanks to this wonderful old bike/ motobike community I now know what this motor is. I e-mailed someone who I thought may have had an idea as to what this was, and sent a pic.
It turns out this is an old harley 50cc dirtbike motor. This persons neighbor has one, so he went over to look at it, comparing it with the picture and e-mailed back confirming this.
He believes it to be early 60~s, but I can~t help but wonder if it is early 70~s when AMF took over, due to the emblem on the case. I will however, take his word as I have no real Idea; and he seems to really know his stuff!
Thanks once again Doug! I greatly appreciate the help!
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