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Old 08-04-2009, 09:41 PM
Dan Vincent Dan Vincent is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sanford, FL
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Default New Old guy

Hi guys,

I just turned 70 a couple of days ago and discovered Whizzer motorbikes are available again.

Over my life I've had 15 motorcycles but I started out with Whizzers.

My brother had an old Whizzer, maybe a '47 that was mounted on a regular bicycle frame. We ported and relieved the engine and did several mods and I remember outrunning a guy wiith a Midget Mustang. One day I was winding it out behind my brother's '36 Ford coupe and seized the engine.

Later on I bought a used factory 1951 Whizzer that was built on a Schwinn Frame. I found a Webco aluminum head that was a lot larger than the standard head but it had higher compression. We did several mods to the engine and it ran pretty good. I'll post a picture of my old '51 Whizzer taken by the previous owner.

Now I find my self with a situation that might fit a new Whizzer. I would like to get a small bike without a license to run out to the barn where we keep my grand-daughter's horse. I take care of the horse and go to the barn at least three times a week.

If I travel the regular roads the barn is 2.7 miles from the house. There is a railroad track that I could take that would shorten the trip to about 1 mile but I do have to travel about a quarter mile on a street so I need the moped status.

OK, here's my question. I weigh about 220 lbs and I would like to find heavy duty tires that could handle the railroad ballast gravel that is along side the tracks. In some places it is just a dirt road so I'm really looking for heavy duty knobby tires.

If this doesn't sound good maybe I'll just get a regular motorcycle dirt bike and take the license test.
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