1955 Roadmaster 79cc Harbor Freight build

Discussion in '4-Stroke Engines' started by deiseldave, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. deiseldave

    deiseldave New Member

    This is the 1955 roadmaster after I restored it to a bright apple red paint with Black springer's and a white accent on the chain guard . Once the hubs and pedal crank was greased , this bike rolls like a new bike . Now for a peek at the motor that I am installing in this beautiful bike .
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    More to come once I get motor installed. Awaiting the package that has my custom made motor mount .
    This box also contains a custom made dual Exhaust , custom made carb adapter, and my air filter and gas tank . Also included in this shipment is an oil catch can . Im not sure how to make a thread in here about my build but I have a thread on another site I can link you to if you wanna see the build process up to this point . http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=49639

  2. deiseldave

    deiseldave New Member

  3. professor

    professor Active Member

    Lovely work.
    I do hope you put decent brakes on it (one day you WILL need to stop- right now) and mufflers or muff inserts.
  4. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    I also recommend disconnecting the stock killswitch and wiring it to a switch on the handlebars. If your throttle were to ever get stuck, the only way you're stopping is by shutting off the engine. In a panic, you want to be able to kill the engine quickly with a press of your thumb. I used an ht kit killswitch, disconnect the wire from the stock killswitch and connect it to one wire from the kit killswitch, then connect the other wire from the kit switch to ground. Works exactly the same, just much easier to use.
  5. Racie35

    Racie35 Member

    Did lab chrome that pipe?
  6. ronphelps

    ronphelps New Member

    Really nice job. Questions. What adapter is used and do you have a chain tensioner or got lucky on length and where might I get an adapter, I have 2 similar carbs. My bike only goes 35mph. at best
  7. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    The only thing missing is an in-frame gas tank.............
  8. Racie35

    Racie35 Member

    Look who's back! The warrior