Posted by: Mark TITLE: MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Travis motor?
I was wondering if anyone could help me out with info on my Travis bicycle engine. I was told that it was bought in 1948 -50, don~t know if this is correct. It sort of runs, but I bought it with no idea if the spark plug is correct(or the gap). I don~t know what the mixture is as well. It has a Zenith carb that may need to be replaced- I have pictures of it. I would like to get it running at some point- I get closer and closer to getting it to run/ but never good. Has great compression, spark. Also-any idea on what something like this is worth?
Posted by will foshag
do you want to sell yor TRAVIS motor?
Posted by George Stratton
The years sound correct because I remember seeing many of them back in high school around that time. I believe the engine was manufactured by Power Products who also manufactured the engine for the Monark Supertwin of the same era. The Travis mounted over the front fender and operated by driving the front wheel by running a small diameter drive wheel directly against the bike tire. You could raise and lower the engine with a hand lever like a clutch. Check the Vintage Motorbike Club, and you will find people looking for one. George
Posted by Rif Addams
I was hoping you could send a picture or two.
I~ll have to look and ask around, but I think I heard some bike buddies talking about one of these. I don~t know for sure but I~ll ask around and show the photo.
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