The Great Whizzer Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by KilroyCD, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    This is a thread for just Whizzer Motorbikes, vintage as well as modern. I have seen photos of a lot of interesting Whizzers - new, old, restored and unrestored over the years. I thought it would be good to have a bunch of these photos all in one thread. Who knows? This thread could turn out as a reference archive if enough people add to it.
     

  2. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    I'll start with mine...

    My Whizzer is a 24" 2005 NE5 that has seen a number of mechanical as well as cosmetic changes. Cosmetic changes include: vintage pedals, vintage-style springer seat, two-tone paint, half-moon handlebars with vintage chrome gooseneck, twin round mirrors (a Whizzer option), chrome fender tips (another Whizzer option) and vintage-style turn signals. I also added a couple of tool bags (note: skunk tail hanging from rear bag). The bike also has heavy-duty Worksman wheels in place of the original wheels.
    The mechanical mods include: lightened mushroom lifters, 60-thousandths shaved head with copper head gasket, restrictor plate opened up and hi-flo muffler insert.
     

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  3. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    2000 Wc-1

    Mine started life as a WC-1. The engine with the valve seat problems. It now has the NE5 upgraded engine along with Worksman wheels and a few other goodies. The first picture is what it looks like now. The second is the original WC-1 engine and the third is the upgraded NE5 engine.

    Jim
     

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  4. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Whizzer photographed at the Lebanon PA rally

    Here's a neat original Whizzer with a model "H" engine I photographed at the Lebanon, PA rally on August 7 of this year. It is bone stock unrestored and completely original (except for the replacement rear tire). I'm not sure if the owner is a member here, but if he is, any info about the bike would be appreciated.
     

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  5. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    This is a great thread guys! I just wish I had an old Whizzer.
     
  6. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    Responding to Kilroy's Email:

    Yes, I'll post a picture and information about my 2005 Whizzer, known on this Forum as "OSCAR".

    So what do I do now?

    HAL the ELDER
     
  7. Traveler

    Traveler Member

    My Whizzer has an H engine that was made around 1946 and a Columbia bike made in the late 40s. I purchased the engine and bike separately a couple years ago and have been slowly restoring the engine and bike. I have ridden it several times. There is a video on YouTube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-1Y6W4yEzc

    The video shows me riding it for the first time. There were some mechanical problems with the brake. I couldn't stop because the clutch wasn't working, which created a pretty funny video with over 7500 views. My wife was contributing to the humor as she was taking the video.

    This is still a work in progress. I am currently trying to get a new rear wheel, since the old Columbia had pretty bad rims, which made a bumpy ride. I replaced the front wheel with a new Huffy heavy duty wheel with Sturmey Archer drum brake. I'll probably do the same with the rear wheel. Getting good Whizzer wheels at a decent price have been a long and futile effort. This leaves the whizzer as a vintage bike with new wheels, and some new repro parts from Memory Lane Classics.

    I still haven't gotten a title and license. I may get this bike legalized someday. For now, I take a run around the block a couple times a month.

    Jerry
     

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  8. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    MMY 2005 Whizzer:

    Hello,

    Here is the only picture I have left of my 2005 Whizzer, that I bought brand new in November 2007. (I deleted all the other shots of my modifications)

    After 3 years, I have accumulated just 390 miles.

    My modifications include:

    Mushroom Lifters installed

    Head Milled and Combustion Chamber Scooped (by Quenton)

    Carb Jets changed

    Heavy-duty wheels installed.

    New Front Brake

    Valve Timing Advanced One Tooth

    Intake Restriction Removed

    Low-Restriction Muffler installed

    Riser Bars installed, Man!

    That's it...

    HAL the ELDER (Now 74)
     

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  9. Custom Whizzer By Brent Merkley

    Here is my custom whizzer. Lots of old, new and custom made parts.
    Cheers!
    Brent

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  10. pineiroadrian

    pineiroadrian New Member

    how come they dont have the models on their site anymore!
    where can i buy one online?
     
  11. jroyse

    jroyse Member

    for the Whizzer file

    here's my recently puchased Whizzer. It has an H engine, J controls, Schwinn S-4 frame, Smooth gas tank and dual exhaust. I know this only because I found this great forum.
     

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  12. pineiroadrian

    pineiroadrian New Member

    dude! that looks exactly like my point beach cruiser!
     
  13. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Guys, thanks for adding your photos and comments to this thread! Let's keep building this photo archive.

    Pineiroadrian, Whizzer USA is not importing motorbikes, and has not since 2008. The best place to try to find a Whizzer is on eBay or Craigslist. Once in a while one will pop up here in the Buy/Sell/Trade section. For best reliability in a modern Whizzer the concensus is to look for a 2005 or 2006 NE5. Fewer modifications typically need to be made to bikes from those two model years.
     
  14. jroyse

    jroyse Member

    47 Whizzer

    hope this works, first didn't. My recently acquired Whizzer has a H engine, 47? frame, newer twist grip controls, and a cool 1952 dual exhaust. I didn't quite know what I had but thanks to the good guys on this forum I now know.
     

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  15. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Have lots of Whizzer [over 20], but will start with one of my favorites. 1950 Whizzer Pacemaker. 100% original. Won "Best Restored" senior division Portland, IN 2009. It also won first place "Best Restored" in the junior division, but don't remember the year.

    Original "300" motor with German needle bearing crankshaft, Hi Compression head, tall oil breather, Carter carburetor, embossed tank, trigger compression release, Hall generator and headlight, Whizzer tail light, Whizzer model 270 automatic clutch, 24" wide rims [Schwinn double nurled], 5" Whizzer rear brake hub, Pacemaker rear stand, Pacemaker chain guard, Pacemaker front forks, Pacemaker front & rear fenders, and painted 1950 Whizzer red [maroon].

    This bike is not only a show winner [over 25 first place wins], it is a rider!

    Several on this forum have ridden this bike at various shows.

    Will post additional Whizzers in the future.

    Have fun,
     

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  16. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    I just love your Whizzer Quenton. I love Jroyse's one too but I'd love his twin exhaust on your bike. Your bike is by far the best in my extensive directory of whizzer pictures - the burgundy colour and pinstriping and the way the seat stays join the chain stays in a continuous loop. Back then they really knew how to do things well. Does that front light work from the engine and, if so, does it light up a dark road well?
    I would give anything to own a bike like yours!
     
  17. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    John thanks for the comments. The light works well and can light up the road for a long distance. The head light is driven by the Hall generator [above the belt guard], as is the tail light.

    My Pacemaker is one of the best riding bikes in my collection. The Whizzer front forks, the extra wide seat [mounted on large springs], and longer frame, make for a really smooth ride.

    Have fun,
     
  18. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    Yes Quenton I noticed the saddle on those springs and the forks and the long wheelbase. The long wheelbase makes it very special. What is the top speed and the cruising speed?
     
  19. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi John,

    Top speed is approx. 45 MPH. I normally ride it at 35 to 40 MPH. The 5" rear brake can do some serious stopping. It has the Bendix HD front hub which was stock, but no front brake. I would put a brake on the front, but it wouldn't be original. The spokes are .120s
    and makes the ride very solid.

    Have fun,
     
  20. Snake Bite

    Snake Bite Member

    Helmutt American made Whizzers

    I personally never owned an old Whizzer.. Just adored the history, and the Bikes them selves
    I did believe that the modern replica bikes could be more appealing to a broader crowd if there was something new and exciting to move the Whizzer forward.. I did approach the Dallas based Co. in 2004 to no avail, they wanted something new, but said they were at the moment trying to stable out from the resent redesigned NE-5 replica bike costs.. By 2005 they did allow me to move forward on a new design.. So here's My 1st pedal start Whizzer Motorbike. with Air dam and forward foot pegs.HD kick stand, a One of a kind hand built by yours truly..
    The 40 degree angle rake would've never been a final design feature,but just an out there, food for thought concept bike..
    The Helmutt "Whizzer Hot Rod Motor Bike"
     

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