Headlight/Tailight *Battery* for 52' Roadmaster?

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by Lucid Bikes, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Dec 21, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Hey Everybody!

    Here's to my third CABE post! I've recently acquired a 52' Roadmaster Luxury Liner and have been searching and gathering a few small parts to get this bike functioning the way it used to back in the day. I am definitely a novice biker and welcome all comments/suggestions to help build my knowledge. Attached you will find a few pictures of the headlight of my bike and the tail light of my bike. Both battery compartments seem to be very clean! Could anyone please help me identify what batteries I need to get both of these lights working again? If there is anything missing in the battery compartments please let me know as well! Also, does anyone happen to know what size/kind of light bulbs this bike uses for both the headlight and the tail light? Thanks again for any help provided!

    P.S. I have not opened the tank yet, but I am assuming that there will need to be a battery placed inside of their for the horn? Is this correct? If so, does anyone know what kind/size of battery I need for the tank?

    Thanks!

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  2. #2 Posted Dec 21, 2017

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    both lights use 2 D cell batteries and 3 volt bulbs, only seem to be missing a small piece of the battery contact on the tail light
     
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    test the original bulbs first , many times they still work
     
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  4. #4 Posted Dec 22, 2017

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    Horn requires two D cells as well. V/r Shawn
     
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  5. #5 Posted Dec 23, 2017

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    @rustystone2112 @Freqman1 Thanks for the great information! I really appreciate it! I went out and bought some D cell batteries and tried putting them into the headlight but received no light. Are these batteries in the correct way? I uploaded some pictures to show you how I put them in. Thank you so much for all of the help! I really appreciate it!

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    no you have one of them in backwards, they go in opposite directions you have both of them in the same direction