Just bought a Bikebug

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by superhawk, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. superhawk

    superhawk New Member

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    Just bought a Bikebug from my local Craigslist for $75 including the bicycle, it seems to be complete.What u don't see in the photo I have in a box(muffler, gas tank, engine shroud ,roller shield). The gas tank has many pin hole leaks and quite rusty and needs replacement. A manual would be useful to see if any parts are missing, the closest parts diagram I got is from a Tas 1.2 outboard.
    I know about Mike Shneider's site, I see he sell a $25 package for literature and if I read it right, he won't sell u any parts unless u buy the literature first.
    Can anyone tell me if any of the parts from the outboard the same as the Bikebug and anyone have a gas tank for sale?
    BTW anyone needs a copy of owners' manual for a Tas 1.2 outboard, pm me.
     

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    Now that is a very nice steel you have there, great find!:p
     
  3. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    'bikeguy joe is the bike bug expert..
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I believe the outboard manual will get you close.

    I would not buy a thing from that guy! He spammed me out big time when I was listing a bug on ebay! A buy in on a bicycle motor?!?

    You have a Tanaka 23 cc engine I believe, you may contact the company and try to get some info.

    I would look for a tank on ebay, but better luck just making a replacement.

    You will have to re-build the carb I'm guessing and the one way valve can be repaired, replaced or substituted with various things, like a check ball of appropriate size.
     
  5. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Compression?
    Spark?

    Your wheel isn't too bad yet, I have seen worse and I have seen better. You can replace it with a skate wheel of appropriate axle diameter.
     
  6. superhawk

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    Thanks Bikeguy Joe for the info, actually it did run briefly when I looked at before I bought it.I plan to go thru the fuel system and probably cut out the rusty part of the gas tank and solder a patch in.I'll bead blast the inside while the tank is opened up.
     
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