Whizzer Sportsman Capacitor

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by thimmaker, May 14, 2014.

  1. thimmaker

    thimmaker New Member

    Looking for the specs. on the capacitor and coil used in a 1950 Sportsman. I think i have a bad capacitor and not sure about the size needed. Any help?

  2. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    .038 MFD @ 12 V.

    Capacitor will not stop fire unless shorted. You can use an OHM meter to check resistance or simply un-hook the lead from the coil and check fire.

    The right side magneto [alternator] doesn't supply very much at kickstart speeds, and often weak magnets on the end of the camshaft make matter much worse.

    I send all my side-cover ignitions to Dave in AZ. to rebuild.

    Good luck on the coil as it is worth a small fortune. Often a "used" one will bring over $300.00.

    Don't rule out the points, as the clip that contacts the coil can have a bad connection.

    Have fun,
  3. thimmaker

    thimmaker New Member

    Thanks much on that Quentin. I'll give it a try and if no luck, i'll send it out to Dave.
  4. Phil21

    Phil21 New Member

    where can i buy a whizzer
  5. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Just checked another spec sheet and the cap is listed at .138 MFD, however it doesn't matter as there are plenty available if needed.

    Can buy Whizzers everywhere. Check ebay, craigs list, Whizzer newsletter, in buy and sell section of this site.

    Have fun,
  6. thimmaker

    thimmaker New Member

    Sportsman Spark

    Sent the side plate alternator, coil, and cam with magnets out to Dave B in Arizona and now it puts out enough spark for anything. He's GOOD. Thanks Quentin.