Ever seen one of these??

Wayne Broderick /

This looks like what we called a mini-bike or a "rupp". But, it has pedals on it--!?

A strange little machine... but it is a true 'moped'

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Wayne Broderick /

Here's another interesting moped....totally different styling than we're used to dealing with. this really doesn't look very safe, and the e-bay ad claims it is a Harley Davidson.

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XBrandon EdgeX /

I have one of those AMF Roadmaster monstrosities.

"this really doesn't look very safe"

It's the safest moped I own, on account that it goes no faster than 15 mph!

"the e-bay ad claims it is a Harley Davidson."

Marginally true. It was made back in the 70's by AMF, who at that time owned Harley Davidson. It seems like I remeber some part on my bike (possibly the headlight) that had "Harley Davidson" stamped into it.

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Wayne Broderick /

Brandon: On the safety thing....

I had always wanted to add an engine to a mountain bike or 10-speed, which sounded like a great idea to me.

It wasn't till either Fred or Don mentioned something about bike brakes not being strong enough to stop you that I realized adding an engine to a bike (10-speed) wasn't that great an idea....

And that's what I thought of when I saw the Harley/AMC. Do you need to register it like a regular moped? My Tomos can thump pretty hard on potholes-- Doesn't seem like much on the suspension ...

But, like you said, the 15mph limit kinda prevents too much trouble.

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Ataristyle /

This relates to the post about the motorized bicycle. I got an old schwin from the 60s or 70s and made a braket to hold a 31cc ryobi engine. I'm working the bugs out of it still but I did ride it around. It needs a bearing mounted on opposite side of the engine because the tire pushes the roller up and when the engine is running the centrifical clutch is engaged. I had it driving at about 20mph. I'll post pics when Its complete.

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XBrandon EdgeX /

as far as registering one of these things, I would imagine it's about the same, unless your state has different laws for mopeds and motorized bicycles, because the gear ratio at the pedals is about the same as a bmx bike (you can still effectively pedal at top speed)

as for the brakes, it has drum brake wheels with 20 inch bicycle tires, which I like because you can get tires for it anywhere.

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Simon King /

The Moped Army raffled one of those AMF bikes off at Michigan Fest in Detroit about a year ago. A girl from Ann Arbor I believe won the moped. It was a great way to get people into mopeds that didn't really know aobut them before. We sold tickets for $2 apiece, and I think she bought 3 of them; pretty cheap moped.

I always liked riding it, but it felt strange. It's kind of like a Solex, but with the motor on the back instead of the front.

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They look kinda' small Simon.Are they?And I agree about Bob Jones.He's a pretty good `Joe'.Helped me out once with some ANKUR parts to hop-up the engine.Got `em about 40% off,I'd guess,plus some good tips on the bike.

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