Never Have Seen These Mentioned:

Hal the Elder

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Oct 20, 2008
About the Lower End on the NE5:

Does the crankshaft have ball or roller main bearings?

Are there needle bearings or just a bushing in the connecting rod?

Is the oiling system pressure or splash?

Just Curious...

Hal, I'm going to move this thread to the Whizzer forum. You'll be targeting the members who are more likely to know the answer to your question that way.
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This is the Whizzer & Antique MotoredBikes Forum...


Is this the same as the "Whizzer" forum that you said you moved my thread to?

I see here that you say you're GOING to move my thread to the "Whizzer" forum...well, if this isn't it, then where is it?

Whizzer intrigals

Hi Hal, and welcome to the Whizzer section (again?). I really doubt any other area would know much about Whizzers.

CAM: 2 caged ball bearings, open in the engine oil

Crankshaft: Big caged ball-bearings on Flywheel side Outer side (away from belts) a caged roller.

Rod: roller bearing bottom, full-floating wrist pin, steel in steel

Oiling system: Large dasher on the rod, splashing every revolution

We have NO rod problems that I'm aware of, and I've only had one crank roller fail, that being due to the owner running it out of oil.

I've had NO cam bearing failures, so, they are very solid in the bottom end.

Thanks For The Info, Mike!

With that kind of bottom support, its not hard to see why they stand up to higher compression and higher RPMs when they're hopped up!

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The bottom end on the WC-1's and NE5's are very tough. It's a shame they are not interchangeable with the vintage motors. Keep the oil full and you should not have any problems with the newer engines bottom ends. The only exception is the lifers. Go with the mushroom lifters and your good to go.
Are you going to get the 2006 NE5 you wrote about?



Since my recent follow-up phone conversation with the Dealer, he said that the bike (a Blue 2006 Whizzer NE5) has 0.7 miles, and it comes with the Owners Manual and the Whizzer Warranty, as well as the plate that covers the bird's nest of wires protruding around the headlight that bothered me when I first saw it a week ago.

I'll buy it this coming Saturday (it will gobble up the greater portion of my Boeing Pension Check), and picking it up will be the longest 200-mile round-trip I ever made!

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I have a pdf file from Kilroy (my brother) with the wiring diagram to help you get things right.
Enjoy the ride

Hi Hal just curius where you live. You mentioned Boing and was wondering if you lived in Oregon or Washington.