1999 Whizzer Turn Signals

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by sfalon, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. sfalon

    sfalon New Member

    I have a 1999 Whizzer with 30 miles on it. Everything works except the turn signals. The bulbs are all good and it would seem that if the problem is the flasher that, at least the bulbs would light. Anybody got any ideas where I can start looking?

    Steve
     

  2. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi Steve, Sent you a PM on troubleshooting the turn signals
    Have fun,
    Quenton
     
  3. Cloudesley

    Cloudesley New Member

    2003 Whizzer

    Howdy, I just got some turn signals from Whizzer.com and installed them, but they are not working. I believe I did all the wiring properly. I also tried it with t the flasher connector plugged-in and unplugged. Can you give me some help?
     
  4. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    I have 3 bikes & none have turn signals. I take them off & use hand signals. No problem.
     
  5. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    I have the Whizzer WC-1 / NE5 wiring diagram on a .pdf file. If you send me your e-mail I'll send it to you. It might be of help.
     
  6. Cloudesley

    Cloudesley New Member

    I have the wiring diagram and it's not helping. I tried taking the left hand control apart and my horns not working now too. I think I'm gonna have to hang up my tool kit and take it to a mechanic.
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2009
  7. Cloudesley

    Cloudesley New Member

    here are some pictures showing the wires.
     

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  8. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    I see a couple of interesting things in the photos. On the one showing the flasher unit, I see you have two flashers. One is the square unit the plug is attached to, and the other is the round silver colored one held in above by the strap. Have you tested that one to see if it works?
    The second photo shows one of the black ground wires plugged into a plug alongside the blue positive wire. Looking at my wiring diagram, that should not be, and is most likely grounding out the entire turn signal circuit.
     
  9. Cloudesley

    Cloudesley New Member

    I never knew that other unit was a flasher. I'll have to check that out, it could very well be the source of my problem, Thanks.

    As to that second pictures it's just bad colour in the image it's a dark-blue wire leading to the right-light. The black grounds are properly connected to the black wire.
     
  10. go-rebels

    go-rebels Member

    My sliding contacts within the switch were bad when I got my bike with 22 miles. I disassembled the switch per direction from Quenton, and they worked for another month. I disassembled again, cleaned the contacts and they worked for another two months. Today, again, they do not work.

    The design of the contact assembly is poor and very suceptable to the slightest bit of corrosion on the copper contacts.

    I'm removing my turn signals next.
     
  11. Cloudesley

    Cloudesley New Member

    2003 Whizzer - turn signals not working.

    well, I have scheduled a visit to a mechanic, but I'm gonna give one more try to fixing it myself. I'll take apart the left hand control entirely and reassemble it.

    I do not know why there are two flasher-relays, but just unplugging and connecting the wires to bypass one or the other hasn't made a difference.

    I'll try and take some decent photos of the process and post them.
     
  12. go-rebels

    go-rebels Member

    I think you will find success with your disassembly, but remember, this will be a frequent task!

    It's a shame, Whizzer could have added a few bucks to gold plate the contacts and we'd never be discussing this problem.
     
  13. Cloudesley

    Cloudesley New Member

    Success! Sanding down all the connecting parts of the left hand control did the trick.


    At the same time I decided to reposition my back tire to add some tension to the drive belt. So, I flipped the bike up-side down... and snapped the clutch lever.... aagh.
     

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  14. Cloudesley

    Cloudesley New Member

    I'm guessing a light bead of silicon around the seam on the inside... allowed to fully dry before putting the two halves together... will prevent a lot of water from getting in.
     
  15. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi Cloudesley,

    Bad news! Part number #2912 [clutch lever] is no longer available. Many have used the right brake handle and turned it upside down and used it as the clutch lever.

    Better try to find a lever soon before they are all gone.

    Have fun,
     
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