American-made Mopeds

August 27, 2012

Welcome. American made mopeds include AMF Roadmaster with McCullough friction drive rear engine, AMF Roadmaster with Minarelli V1 engine, Colombia Commuter, Imperial, Open Road with Sachs engines, Colombia Commuter, Open Road, and Mopet with Solo engines, Murray mopeds with Puch engines, and others. Many things are already offered in Parts/By Type.

 

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1979 Wards E-Z Rider made in USA by Dialex Minarelli V1 engine

1979 Wards E-Z Rider made in USA by Dialex
Minarelli V1 engine

E-Z Rider         made in USA by Dialex     Minarelli V1

Dialex ID Plate

Dialex ID Plate

Montgomery Wards department stores, mostly in the eastern US, sold the E-Z Rider moped from about 1979-1981, made by Dialex Industries, Inc. 123 S. Newman St. Hakensack, New Jersey 07671 USA. Read more about Wards mopeds in Italian moped parts. Scroll way down to Wards.

 

1980 Dialex E-Z Rider Minarelli V1 engine

1980 Dialex E-Z Rider
Minarelli V1 engine

 

Wards/Dialex components: Minarelli V1 engine, CEV 6932 magneto, Dellorto SHA 14/12 carb, Grimeca 90mm hubs and brakes, Domino “70’s chrome” levers/controls, Peterson tail light, Stewart Warner head light and speedometer, Messinger solo seat, 2.25 x 16″ tires, plastic molded gas tank says “EZ Rider”

 

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1980 Pedalpower G-200

1980 Pedalpower G-200

 Pedalpower       made by Puch (Austria) & Murray (USA)       Puch 1-speed

Pedalpower made electric bikes, electric trikes, electric power chairs, and this 49cc gasoline powered moped, the Pedalpower G-200. It is identical to the Murray 8320 (solo seat, 30mph) and Murray 8315 (solo seat, 25mph), made by Puch.  

 

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1979 Pivar Tri Ped Minarelli V1 engine

1980 Pivar Tri-Ped
Minarelli V1 engine

Pivar Tri Ped      made in USA by American Microcar         Minarelli V1

Pivar Tri Ped in action

Pivar Tri-Ped in action

Stuart Pivar was an American inventor in New York, New York, who designed, built, and patented this three wheeled moped in 1980. Then American Microcar Inc, in Farmingdale New York mass produced them. Some were electric but most came with a Minarelli V1 engine with pedals.

Pivar components: Minarelli V1 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 carburetor, CEV 6932 magneto, CEV “bullet” headlight, Grimeca hubs and brakes, Magura controls, Peterson tail light.

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Info Three-Wheeler 2

Info Three-Wheeler 2

Pryer    made by Pryer(USA) and Puch,Tomos,or BM   various

Bonvicini Marino

Bonvicini Marino

Pryer is a trade name made up by Pryer Motorcraft, 4563 State Route 235, Ada Ohio 45810. Pryer is mostly known for their three wheeled mopeds (trikes). At least three different two-wheelers have been used to produce three-wheelers. Puch (Austria), Tomos (Yugoslavia), and Moto BM (Italy). The Italian (same as Gadabout) two wheel bikes were made in Bologna Italy, by Moto BM, and then converted into three wheelers in Ohio USA. Later Italian bikes were the Motomarina Raven kind. Various options were offered.

 

1978 Pryer Gadabout

1978 Pryer Gadabout
made by Moto BM

Pryer Owners Manual

Pryer Owners Manual
same for 2 or 3 wheeler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info Three-Wheeler 4

Info Three-Wheeler 4

Info Three-Wheeler 5

Info Three-Wheeler 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After late 1992, some 1992-93 Tomos two-wheelers were converted into three-wheelers by Pryer, in the USA. The seat and everything behind it, the swinging rear frame, axles, brakes, wheels, etc, was American-made, pretty much. Everything forward of the seat was Slovenian-made, pretty much. There were different choices for the cargo box. Hot food, cold food, flat bed, or a small frame version with either a basket or a locking box. Because a Tomos automatic moped starts easy, with a backwards kick, even stationary with the rear tires on the ground, they make the best choice for a heavy-cargo trike. Other moped trikes with Puch or Minarelli engines must first get the trike moving forward above 7mph to start the engine. 

1992 Tomos A35 Bullet pizza trike

1992 A35 Bullet pizza trike

1993 Tomos pizza trike

1993 A35 Bullet pizza trike

1992 Tomos Ice Cream Trike

1992 A35 Bullet ice cream trike

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Tri-Rad     made in USA by Mopeds Midwest     Puch or Tomos

Tri-Rad is a trade name made up by Mopeds Midwest (MM), 320 Main St, Ames Iowa 50010.

Info Three-Wheeler 1

Info Three-Wheeler 1

Info Three-Wheeler 3

Info Three-Wheeler 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the time these were considered bicycles, so they could motor to the beach, turn the engine off, and pedal down the boardwalk selling ice cream or pizza. Too bad the deluxe three wheeled moped, with differential drive, and hot/cold food box, costed more than some automobiles! That was the only thing that was not three times as rad.

 

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