Why do I keep having problims with this

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by peter nap, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. peter nap

    peter nap Member

    I have had nothing but trouble with my rear fender. I bought this bike in December and it;s gone back to the dealer(s) time and again. Many were either the rear fender or fender related.

    Right after I got the bike, the brake light stopped working and the headlight would only light when it was running. The dealer said it was a dead battery. I charged it. No change. Dealer said it was a bad battery and it wasn't covered under warranty.

    In the meantime, I had a blowout on the rear tire. Dealer fixed it. Another blowout later and a bent rim as a result. Dealer fixed it but I found the fender was moving around and cutting the sidewall.

    Other problems si I went to dealer 2. He worked on it for 3 weeks. Consulted with Dave at Whizzer who thought it had 24"stays. Changed them. Looked at the battery, the fender had been so close the tire had worn through the harness. Replaced that.

    Tonight, I was washing it and sponged the taillight. The whole **** fender rotated down on the stays. The bracket that holds the fender to the frame (under the seat area) was broken.

    That thing is too thin to weld and even if I did I would have to repaint. ****, ****....****!:mad: Besides. it's still under Warranty. Whizzer has been as good about fixing things as any company I've ever dealt with, but for heavens sake, this has passed irritating.

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    Last edited: Jun 22, 2008

  2. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

  3. peter nap

    peter nap Member

    It looks good Jim. Did you bend the tab so it hooked the underside of the fender?
     
  4. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    Hi again.
    Yes I did bend the tab. About 1/4 inch and I used thicker steel.

    Jim
     
  5. peter nap

    peter nap Member

    Thanks Jim. Looks like a good permanent fix. Beats taking the fender off which I was considering.

    I'll get at it tomorrow morning.
     
  6. THEOZON

    THEOZON New Member

    I fixed mine last week. i used .125 thick angle iron. Took off the fender. drilled out the rivets in the fender. transfered the two holes in the fender onto the angle iron. tapped the two holes in the angle iron for 10-32 button head cap screws. on the other end of the angle i milled a slot into it so i could use the metric screw to attach it to bike frame. then as i was about to attach back on bike noticed i had to take off again and heat angle iron in vice and bend so angle was 75 deg. opposed the the normal 90. thing looks great and will never break. i'll try to post picures. also if any one needs some cut angle iron let me know.
     
  7. THEOZON

    THEOZON New Member

    oh yea . about the worst part of the whole project is getting the brake/tail light wires out of the fender. take your time you'll have to pull one wire with the conector thru the two holes/in fender at a time. and also slightly bend the retainer clips under fender to free the wire bunch.
     
  8. THEOZON

    THEOZON New Member

    OK SINCE I'M A BORED TOOLMAKER I'LL MAKE 6 OR SO OF THESE BRACKETS. WILL SUPPLY THE 10-32 BUTTON HEADS AND METRIC PLATED S.H.C.SCREWS FOR MOUNTING THE FENDER BACK ON. YOU'LL NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM AGAIN. E-MAIL ME AT THE OZON@AOL.COM
     
  9. peter nap

    peter nap Member

    Thanks Guys!
    Taking the rear wheel off is a PITA.
    Got the rack off and the rear wheel and the fender.
    Drilled the rivets and took the old tab off.

    I measured the old one.
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    I didn't ever want to do this again so I used a piece of 1/8" steel for the bracket

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    Cut it to size and cleaned it up

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    Drilled the pilot holes and set the angle

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    Cut the slot

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    Went to lunch:grin:

    Now I have to tap the holes, paint it and put everything back on. Should be done today.
     
  10. peter nap

    peter nap Member

    Thanks anyway. I had it made before I read this. :shock:
     
  11. THEOZON

    THEOZON New Member

    Not Sure About Your Bike But On Mine I Had To Make The Angle 75deg. Not 110deg. Like Yours. Good Luck Looks Great
     
  12. peter nap

    peter nap Member

    I set it by the gauge...and it fits.
     
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