A Cosmetic Question:

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by Hal the Elder, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    That curved steel plate with the Whizzer emblem that mounts over the fork tops behind the headlight...how is it attached?

    Do the wires and control cables run through the gap at the top of the plate?

    Thanks...
    HAL
     

  2. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Hal, that just pops on or off. It's held on by compressing the foam surrounding the bars on the upper part of the fork. The wires leading to the lights should exit below the plate. If the control runs from the handlebars are passing through the front of the triple tree fork, then you need to change that so they will feed in from behind. You will need to disconnect each wire where they meet the harness and reattach them behind. Keep in mind that they should be kept in front of the head tube, but behind the top and bottom braces for the triple tree. I hope I'm explaining this without being too confusing. Let me know if I should photograph mine and post the pic.
     
  3. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    Hey Kilroy:

    I'm afraid I don't understand what the "triple tree", the "head tube", and the "top and bottom braces" are, so photos of yours would be greatly appreciated!

    I don't want to disconnect and reconnect wires only to find that I've routed them incorrectly.

    I would like Oscar to appear "well-groomed"!

    Thanks...
    HAL
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2008
  4. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    Chris.
    Go get your camera please. This will be good info for others also so pictures are a must. Thanks

    Jim
     
  5. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Pics are here

    Okay, I went and shot photos of what I was trying to explain. Hal, the "Triple Tree" is what most people call the front fork arrangement on the Whizzer. The top and bottom braces are the flat chrome pieces holding it onto the steering tube. Here are the pics.
    First, here is what it looks like with the front plate on and all tidied up:
    http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z21/KilroyCD/My Bikes/100_1637.jpg

    Now, here it is with the front plate off:
    http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z21/KilroyCD/My Bikes/100_1639.jpg

    Now, from the left side, see how the control runs feed into the area behind the plate. They will cross in front of the head tube:
    http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z21/KilroyCD/My Bikes/100_1638.jpg

    Now, here is the wiring harness and how it feeds into the area behind the plate from the right side:
    http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z21/KilroyCD/My Bikes/100_1640.jpg

    Lastly, send me your e-mail and I'll send you the pdf file of the wiring schematic. I hope this all helps!
     
  6. butch27

    butch27 Guest

    Great info: Hijack:--on the front turnsignals that you have ( I have the same ); are you running 2 wires or just the one as a running light?
     
  7. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    I'm running two wires on each light, one goes to each light's base (mount) where it mounts to the fork. You can see them in the shot where the front plate is off. In the rear the second wire also goes to the base of the light. That's how I was able to ground them from the black wire on the harness.
     
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  8. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    HEY KILROY: (is it Chris?)

    Those photos explained everything concerning the routing of the wires and cables!

    Now your text makes total sense!

    My Email is: colt45hal@aol.com

    HAL
     
  9. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Hal, the file is on it's way to you. I hope it's of some help to you.
    -Chris
     
  10. butch27

    butch27 Guest

    How did you fit 2 wires? Mine only has one and uses the bracket for Grd. Have you got a pic?
     
  11. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    It's all very simple. The second wire starts at the black wire on the harness and terminates at the bracket. If you look at the photo with the front plate off, this is visible, especially on the light on the left side of the picture. You can see the black wire that leads from the back of the light, and a dark grey wire that leads to the screw that anchors the bracket.
     
  12. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    Completed The Break-make Harness Connections!

    HEY CHRIS:

    MAN...does Oscar's face look handsome now, with that plate in place and all those wires re-routed behind the fork tree and into that big rubber harness sock!

    Thanks again for the pix!

    HAL
     
  13. butch27

    butch27 Guest

    Then the gray wire is only GROUND? Are the lights double fillament to act as turn signals or just running lights?
     
  14. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    They are single filament, and I have them hooked up as turn signals. If they are hooked up to the correct wires, they will be turn signals only. If they are hooked up to the wires that feed the headlight, you have running lights.
    The grey wires you see as grounds are wires I furnished myself. They are hooked up to black wires from the harness. The left turn signal wire (the one provided with the light) is hooked to the orange wire, the right turn signal to the sky blue wire.
     
  15. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    No problem Hal, glad to help. By the way, when will we get to see a photo of Oscar?
     
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