Peddling at stop light. Bad idea?

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by myjudochoprules, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. myjudochoprules

    myjudochoprules New Member

    At about 12 miles into my trip I come to a stop light. To get going I always have to pedal the bike to get going as the motor chugs along. The pedaling gets it going enough to move the bike under its own power, but it never seems to regain full power. Does pedaling contribute to this "chugging". FYI I hit a gradual hill just after the stop light and I'm at 5600' elevation...should I have my mechanic do any adjustments for altitude?

  2. professor

    professor Active Member

    Your pedaling to get going (something I do also) has no effect on the engine except to help it.
    You can adjust the carb but do you live at 5600' - that would be the issue to me.
  3. bobthefish19

    bobthefish19 New Member

    do you guys know what are the proper adjustments for the carb on wc-1? I live in south Florida so my sea level is pretty low. let me know your thought
  4. professor

    professor Active Member

    Bob- if you start a post with that question, you are more likely to get an answer.
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  5. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    You can get more versatility with your gearing by putting a shiftkit on your bike.
  6. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Whizzers are not likely to accept a "shift kit", as they are belt drive and already have the necessary ratios to work well.

    BTW, if I had to pedal my Whizzer to get going I would stop riding it. Whizzer should easily leave a stop sign under its own power.

    Have fun,