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Model H 1947 Whizzer

Whizzer motorized bicycles are still produced today and are one of the oldest motor bikes around. Share some of your stories about this timeless classic with us today


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Old 01-03-2010, 08:38 PM
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First heard the sound of an idling Whizzer over 20 years ago at the Old Car Show held in Iola, WI. Found the bike at a vendors tent that was really tired in appearance, however that low steady idle had me hooked. Never heard of a Whizzer before, which then proceeded to a rapid history of the company from the owner. Was it for sale??? "No! Just brought it cause it's neat." He was right with that statement.

Well, the search was on. Took awhile, but was able to locate one in which the older gentleman stated that his children and his grandchildren had no interest in it and it was time to lighten his possessions.

Struck a deal and took her home. A maroon Schwinn bike with the heavy duty spokes, front brake, high finned head and a wonderful "knock". Rode it for a VERY short period of time, and then decided to have the engine completely rebuilt by a knowledgeable Whizzer mechanic in Schamburg, IL. Why, you could eat off his shop's floor. That's how clean and organized it was.

Well, might as well repaint the frame and rechrome that what was needed. Upon stripping the frame, it was found that the frame was previously brazed and now was cracked. Repairing that eliminated potential castastrophy. Pulled the pedal crank out and inside the housing, it could be seen that the bike was originally an "electric-like" blue, which reminded me of my older brother's bike from when I was a child. Went over to a vintage bike collector and identified the correct color and purchased the bike paint templates along with the correct decals. Got to have those white wall tires also. Why??? They are just too cool.

Haven't located an original Whizzer speedo yet so another speedo will have to do. Added the generator and light along with a Klaxon horn. "Make sure that front fender light works!" is what the vintage bike collector said. It does now.

Welded up a display stand for greater stability and had Brush Boy pin strip the bike and stand.

She's not a 10 point bike, however she's a real icebreaker at the local car shows with alot of the oldtimers smiling at the memories she brings back for them. You ought to see the looks from pedestrians I get as I ride by with my leather vintage helmet...Priceless!

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Old 01-03-2010, 09:39 PM
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That is a beauty!
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very nicely done
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that rear bumper is awesome...
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Sweet ride. Someday I to will own one, too. Someday.
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That bike is nice!! I have a 49J that I got from Quenton last March. I'm the one with the beard & The other picture is Quenton.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:26 PM
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Hi DrWhiz,

Great Looking Whizzer!

I really, really, really like the paint job, in fact I like it so much that my 1951 S4 is painted identical. My 51 has the 300 motor.

Have fun,
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Quenton your bike is as close to a vintage replica that it almost looks professionally preserved from a by gone era. At any rate that is one nostalgic bike, not that I was around in 1947 but it's a real beauty. Your are on the right track, I hope your business will prosper.
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yes that is nice its given me more ideas. im adding them to my picture server.

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I bet the old man, has big smile, knowing you did the ride justice, very nice, BR

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