I struck gold!!! My new Whizzer build... (pics inside)

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by give me vtec, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    A couple of days ago I bought a used whizzer. From the best of what I can gather its a 99 model although I would greatly appreciate if someone could confirm or disprove this for me.

    here is the story... I was planning to build a poor mans whizzer with the new harbor freight 2.5 hp motor I bought on sale a couple of days ago.... but my plans changed.

    After some searching for a suitable bike, I found an old, stripped whizzer frame on craigslist that I was gonna try to use as a base for my project. On my way to look at the frame, the lady calls back to tell me she thinks its been modified (an answer to a question I asked earlier on the phone). I almost turned around in disappointment but I felt this urge to check it out regardless, partly because I was halfway there anyways.

    When I got there, I found the front of an old blue whizzer frame un-harmoniously joined together with the rear of a Schwinn chopper. I respectfully declined so she said she had a partially assembled whizzer in the back. I asked if she wanted to sell it so we went in her back yard to check it out. I crawled though this heap of a small backyard and laying under a mountain of old blankets with a couple other bikes was a little piece of treasure. After some negotiating a little, here is what I found....

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    With close inspection and some research the next day I found there was "a few" parts missing and a "little" work to do... to say the least. But... I only paid $250 for the bike, so there is still some budget left for goodies.

    I cleaned the bike up and put new tubes in the tires for the pictures... but this is the bike as it was before I pulled the motor out and mailed it to Quenton for a "massage". I will be adding in the missing pieces as the $$$ comes in to support them and will be sure to post some pics of my projects for those who are interested.

    Any comments welcome... hope you enjoy.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2009

  2. SCCCHHHHHHWWWWWEEEEEEETTTTT!

    That is the ultimate Whizzer barn find. I'm happy for you! It's nice to see that someone gets good things like that and doesn't instantly turn around and sell it for profit. That totally ruins the moment for me. Enjoy your ride!
     
  3. Whizzerd

    Whizzerd Member

    WAY TO GO!!! I'm sure when your done she'll be as sweet as the Baron. Oh and BTW, that's Platinum not gold!
     
  4. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    She didn't happen to have a Corvette back there that she was willing to sell for $100.00 did she??? :jester:
     
  5. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    I totally agree... this one is MINE!!! I cant wait to get it on the road.
     
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  6. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Sweet deal!
     
  7. fasteddy

    fasteddy Member

    vetec, every once in a while even a blind squirrel finds a nut. You found the whole dammed forest.

    Glad to hear of the deal.

    Steve.
     
  8. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    excellent score :)
    Qenton will make her scream for you as well ;););)
     
  9. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Great find! I know you're gonna love it once you get the engine back and the missing parts sourced. Make sure you get the hi-flow insert for the exhaust (provided you don't go with the vintage-style flex pipe). You'll love the sound.
     
  10. That is a great looking whizzer, I am jealous.
     
  11. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi Kilroy & give me vtec,

    The hi-flow insert is extinct! No longer availble!

    I need to look in my stock room as I think I may still have one of the original "Tom Hand" proto-types [Whizzer copied the basic design for their Hi Flow insert], however it was chrome and cost approx $50.00 to make [you know American labor & welding].

    Have fun,
     
  12. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Oh no! I hope mine never goes bad. Vtec, you may want to try the flex pipe. That has a great, vintage type of sound.
     
  13. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    I don't think it is a 1999 model. It already has an NE5 engine as well as the NE5 style speedometer. Looks to be a 2005 or newer. This is a real good thing! The date of mfg should be on the VIN plate on the left side of steering tube. Great find! The motor itself is worth more than what you paid for the whole bike!
    Enjoy.

    Jim
     

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  14. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    The Whizzer is a collection of different year models. The Speedometer is from the 2001 to 2004 era. The NE5 had a "white face" speedometer instead of the black face. The front brake [possibly the entire front wheel] is from the 1999 model, because all the NE models had the brake arm attached directly to the fork tube, whereas the 1999 model use an extra brace to affix. The chain guard is from an NE5. Not sure about the fork cover plate as it looks like it is slotted. The rear brake is from the 1999 to 2004, but could have been installed if the bike had a the slip clutch when new.


    Looks more NE than not.
    Have fun,
     
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  15. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    that's excellent... in my mind that makes the bike even better.

    thanks Quenton.... you definitely know your way around a whizzer.
     
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  16. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    Once again I stand corrected by our resident expert. Thanks Quenton

    Jim
     
  17. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    I dont like the whizzer tanks.. too big and bulky. Not to mention I like the outline of the bike by itself.

    So here is what I came up with to disguise the tank to help make it seem more like a bicycle than a motorcycle. I basically just got a random bike bag from wally-world and cut a hole in exactly the spot where the neck comes out. I used a lighter to burn the edges so the fabric wouldn't run and ... voila!!!!

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    I know the duct tape is ugly... I put it there when I ran the hoses through so the fabric wouldn't tear. I will remove it later.
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  18. CaptJ

    CaptJ Member

    Lucky find and you made a great deal. Good luck on your restoration.
     
  19. siouxindian

    siouxindian Member

    i think Quenton is a wizzer wizerd lol!
     
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