Whizzer twist grip throttle and compression controls

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by Traveler, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Traveler

    Traveler Member

    Can the cables that come from a vintage style reproduction thumb throttle and compression lever setup be adapted to work with the vintage twist grip throttle and compression controls? It looks like all I need do is make a short L-bend at the end of the wire inside the cable. I used a twist grip 50 years ago, but never had it apart.

  2. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    YES. The end of the cable will need a "Z" bend to fit and stay attached to the small slider inside the twist control. The bend will need to be smaller than the bend used on the thumb controls. A common conversion in the ole' days was to upgrade your "H" motor to the later twist controls, and was easy to do.

    Have fun,
  3. Traveler

    Traveler Member

    Thanks Quenton. Having rode motorcycles most of my life, I couldn't get used to the thumb controls with my H engine, so I upgraded to the twist controls.