Whizzer Rear Fender Tab FIX!

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by dmaddox, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. dmaddox

    dmaddox New Member

    I got so tired of that flimsy tab that they provide to go in that rear fender slot to help keep the rear fender centered.

    Mine broke, I repaired it. Then it broke again (cheap metal). What would happen is 1) It would sound like I had junk in the trunk. 2) It would rub against the chain, making more noise and damage.

    Now, I know my garage and bike are dirty.....I just did this quick this morning to get it out of the way, and I want to share every fix and upgrade I do - hoping that it might help someone.

    So, after a conversation with Quenton, the only thing to do is fabricate/make your own tab to fix this situation back there.

    Here we go....Step 1:

    Remove that old piece of junk tab:
    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h163/cinez/Whizzers/rearfender1.jpg

    There we go....I can hear my Whizzer thanking me already:
    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h163/cinez/Whizzers/rearfender7.jpg

    Now, I used a scrap piece of 16gauge steel, measured, pounded flat the old one, traced it, and cut it out (sort of) with the makita:
    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h163/cinez/Whizzers/rearfender3.jpg

    I then put it on the bench grinder to clean it up and shape it to the old factory look:
    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h163/cinez/Whizzers/rearfender4.jpg

    Punch it for the drill using a punch and hammer:
    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h163/cinez/Whizzers/rearfender5.jpg

    Drill it!
    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h163/cinez/Whizzers/rearfender6.jpg

    Clean it up again on the bench grinder and paint it!

    There AHHHHHHHH much better and the rear fender feels SOLID!
    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h163/cinez/Whizzers/rearfender8.jpg

    Let me know if you need help, and I can help in anyway I can. This literally took a few minutes is all, and is a HUGE improvement over that old tab.

    Take care guys, and happy cruisen!

    Dallas - Colorado Springs
     

  2. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    Very nice write up. If and when I start having trouble I will try this fix.


    Jim
     
  3. cory

    cory Guest

    Super job

    Thats the way to get it done! Nice post, and alot of thought.
     
  4. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Since this is a common problem with Whizzer rear fenders, I think this thread should be made a sticky. It's well written with great photo documentation, and I'm sure I'll be referring to this when my rear fender tab breaks.
     
  5. THEOZON

    THEOZON New Member

  6. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

  7. frenchlayer

    frenchlayer Member

    How much for one of these tabs theozone?
     
  8. Gawl

    Gawl New Member

    No need to go to all the trouble.

    I bought a pack of L-brackets from the hardware store.. holes were spot-on already. All I had to do was drill-out the two rivets from the fender, secure the L-bracket to the fender with bolts and nuts with the nylon threading to hold them (also used blue loctite), and mounted it to the frame. This thing will Not move now, and the bracket is quite thick - no more bending or breakage. Cost me $3 for the pack, and time removing the rear wheel, drilling rivets out, etc. It was time well spent.
     
  9. sk8erpunk

    sk8erpunk Member

    Hey everyone. My rear fender tab bit the dust today at 425 miles. I have the very nice hardware from Theozon. Is it installed exactly as pictured, right in front of the brace where it is screwed into the frame? I am guessing that is how people are installing it. But just wanted to check. -- rob
     
  10. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    Hi Rob
    That's the way to do it. You should not have any more issues with the fender tab. A drop of blue Loctite on the threads will not hurt either. THEOZON made a very nice repair kit. I had to repair mine before THEOZON made his parts available but my repair is very similar and very solid. Sorry I don't have any pictures .

    Jim
     
  11. mdross1

    mdross1 Member

    My Whizzer came to me with that issue,and was the first thing that got a new much upgraded bracket.Always good advice.
     
  12. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    Nothing fancy, but here's what I did with a piece of angle iron. I bent a piece of tin & put it between the fender & tire to drill the hole. That was easier than taking the rear wheel off. That bracket has about 400 miles on it.
    Jay
     

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  13. kagol1

    kagol1 New Member

    Looking for Theozon's fender tab brackets

    Theozon's tab fix is an old post. Are you out there still? Does anyone know if and where those brackets are available? Thanx!
     
  14. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    You can use simple angle bracket purchased from most hardware stores.

    Have fun,
     
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