Should I buy it?

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by motman812, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. motman812

    motman812 Member

    I've found an '01 NE5 in good condition at a good price and need some help in deciding whether or not to buy it.
    I've read most of the posts in this section and it seems like I'll just be buying a bunch of problems, starting with the lifters (how much do the mushroom lifters cost? if I can still get them).
    My friend and I have graduated from Chinese two strokes to frame mounted four stokes and a used "0" something Whizzer. I also have a Staton Honda 35 friction drive on a Schwinn cruiser, which is absolutely dependable. The Whizzer on the other hand is by far the most fun to ride.
    Can you guys give me some advice?
    Thanks.:helmet:
    "Feet on the pedals, rubber side down"
     

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

  3. Baverian

    Baverian Member

    motman......whats a good price? if its an 01 it would be a WC1 . Has the cyl bin upgraded to the NE5?How many miles? more info.
    Baverian
     
  4. motman812

    motman812 Member

    correction

    I shouldn't have said it's an NE5.
    I know for sure it's an '01, it has low miles and that nothing has been done to it.
    Thanks.
     
  5. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    The WC-1 is a good bike to start with if you don't mind doing some tinkering. The problem with the WC-1 is that the valve seats ultimately come loose. Addressing that problem requires getting the NE-5 upgrade kit to swap out the cylinder, piston and head (amongst other things).
    Depending on the price of the bike, it's usually money well spent, as the upgrade kit will help make the bike much more reliable. There may be some other tinkering that needs to be done, but the biggest hurtle is out of the way by getting and installing the upgrade kit.
    If I may ask, what is the price of the WC-1 you're looking at?
     
  6. motman812

    motman812 Member

    With transfer fees it will be about $850. If the cylinder kit costs $460 and the centrifical clutch $250, then I'd have $1560 in it.
    They sure are fun to ride though.
    Thanks.
     
  7. bill green

    bill green Member

    Hi im updating two wc1 motorbikes at this time .. the average price to do A complete update is about 700.00 parts and labor ..That includes machining and ne5 top end and cam with hardend mushroom lifter.thats also use A custom cam ground piston..........Hope this helps........Bill
     
  8. motman812

    motman812 Member

    Thanks, Bill. It sounds like the '01 Whizzer has a $700 required fix before it's even broken in. It's really too bad that a bike that looks so good and is so much fun to ride has this Achilles heel.
    Thanks.
     
  9. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    I bought my 99 for $1000. last summer. It had 10 miles on it. I did the NE upgrade & lots of other stuff. I probably have another $1000. in it but this includes lots of extras you wouldn't need if you were trying to save money.
    I'd do it all over again. My bike cruises at about 55 mph & runs great. I just bought a new Shimano coaster brake hub & am ready to install it. Fun, fun, fun!!
    I must say again that my friend Quenton has been more help than I can tell you in all my upgrades & changes.
     
  10. bill green

    bill green Member

    Hi motman I do have a 07 new ne5 red 26 with all up dates. If your intrested pm me...... It has lots of custom work done to it.....Bill green Vancouver whizzer
     
  11. JE

    JE Guest

    Hey Bill I'm getting the itch to upgrade the motor on my Bike. Got any ideas? I want to be able to keep up with you a little better at next years Rally......:jester:
     
  12. bill green

    bill green Member

    Hi justin I have lots of ideas some even good . call me 360-601-4486 Bill
     
  13. motman812

    motman812 Member

    moth to the flame

    Hi, I've found an '02 with only 47 miles on it that the seller is asking $850 for. Is the $700 parts and labor estimate for the necessary updates still accurate? Thanks.
     
  14. bill green

    bill green Member

    for a wc1 that is about the price . have you got the motor yet . Im just about to finish A late model ne5 complete motor . It will sell for 900.00 .If you know any one looking..Bill
     
  15. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    That's not too bad a price if it's like Zomby's
     
  16. bill green

    bill green Member

    Its the last of the ne5 bottom ends with an earlier ne5 cylinder ,stock bore and piston ,with .030 shaved ne5 head ,spot welded cam and lighten mushroom lifters ,also one pound shaved off of flywheel...this combo runs very good on super pump gas..bill
     
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