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Whizzer motor bike
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Lazy Al    Posted 12-03-2003 at 12:23:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I was a young fella , I had a whizzer motor bike . It's a regular bike with a motor
mounted between you legs . Sold it for 60 bucks . The last one I seen was going for 900 bucks . Typed in whizzer motor bike on google and found they are going for 6 and 7 thousand.
Bucks Wow . If ya only knew huh?
Al


big al    Posted 01-13-2006 at 11:39:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i had a whizzer motor bike in 1948, i was a teenager.
it was a regular bike with a motor and i loved it.
i bought it in leland mississippi.
i paid one hunderd and twenty dollars for it.
and gee, i would like to own one now.
big Al.


Still around    Posted 12-04-2003 at 11:56:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
As of a couple of years ago you could still buy a brand new Whizzer. I don't know if it is the same company or not. A moped type of thing. Seems they were selling for around $1000.00 new?


Farmer Tom    Posted 12-04-2003 at 08:31:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whizzer! Yep! Memories here! As a kid in the mid '50's, I had a Whizzer "Sportsman" model. The unit was special assembly using a special beefed up Schwinn 20" bike frame, painted bright red with some pinstripping and quite a bit of chrome, a real telescoping front suspension system, motorcycle type seat, knobby tires, speedometer, motorcycle type controls, kick start, and caliper rim brakes front and rear, and it was fast. Forty-five plus was not hard to do at all. Actually, it was a mini-motorcycle of the time. I cannot recall just what happened to it, although I think it got traded in (by Dad) on a Cushman "Eagle" with a box sidecar so I could run service calls after school for my Dad's electrical contracting business. But boy, I sure do remember having fun with the Whizzer! Anybody else remember these?


CG    Posted 09-25-2004 at 20:43:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't know how I found this. Ah yes! To be young again. Similar memories prompted me to look around for one to purchase, just for the heck of it. As I looked, I saw they are still more prevalent than I thought. Old models are available (eBay, etc.) and new ones are being built today. The new ones are built offshore, but who cares, they have the quality, engineering and materials of modern manufacturing processes. See http://www.whizzermotorbike.com/


DAVE WALTERS    Posted 04-21-2004 at 19:11:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
yes i have two in my garage one is a sportsman and the other is a regular 1948.
i wasn't in my teens when in the 60's when i traded a go cart i made out of wood and the tires off my dad compressor for the sportsman !
it was in pieces, took me about 2 years to rebuilt. what a great experience !!
ps it took about that long before i could sit, after my dad ask where his wheels were !


raytasch    Posted 12-03-2003 at 18:14:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whizzer, OH yeah, I had a couple, three four of them when I was a kid. Still got a title to one in my title file; Bike long gone to the scrap pile. Think that one broke a crankshaft and split the crankcase. They weren't much then.
ray


Willy-N    Posted 12-03-2003 at 13:58:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had one too! I got it when I was 14 for 25.00 and it did not run so my mother said OK. By the end of the day I had it runing and was the terror of the town with it. Real fun Motor Bike that you could pedal also. I used to own a 67 Shelby GT 500 with Dual Quads also man that was fast!! I could retire early with those, if I had my 69 Z28 Camero also! Mark H.


JDK    Posted 12-03-2003 at 12:38:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got like $500 trade in on my 65 Mustang Convertible in 72.Traded on a 67 Galaxie XL.That cherry 65 with pony interior,rally pak,factory mags,stereo,driving lites,etc would prolly auction for 12K-15K or more today.Not to mention others that passed(55 Merc 2dr Ht,72 Ranchero 429,59 Ranchero Custom...)


Ron,Ar    Posted 12-03-2003 at 13:00:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
yeah, where is my 64 galaxie 500, 67 mustang but most of all the jet black 55 chevy with the white racing stripe I sold for next to nothing?


Gene SC    Posted 12-03-2003 at 14:51:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Had a '64 Galaxie 500 "Baby Blue" w/fender skirts
2"whitewalls, 352ci, dual ex. Wish I had it now!!


ret    Posted 12-03-2003 at 15:34:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I walked away from my 1949 HD 74. It was the first of the hydraulic forks and I think the last of the suicide clutch. Pains me to know what they sell for
REt


Lazy Al    Posted 12-03-2003 at 17:49:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had a 1949 45 . had the spring forks and a suicide clutch on it . I sold it to a guy that tore it all apart and restored it of sorts . It is still running but the guy I sold it to died this past year . Still got scars on my poor ole body from that one . Had the foot pads wore sharp .
It had a three speed tranmission and I blew that so I sold it . Would like to still have that one too .
Had the whizzer when I was about 12 or 13 and got the 45 when I was 18 . Paid 200 for it
Al


ret    Posted 12-03-2003 at 18:54:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
mine had a 4 speed tranny, and if you had it in 4th, and were under 40, the chain jumped . When I told that to a Iowa highway patrolman one day, he said better keep it in third then when in town. He made me start it up to see if the mufflers were legal, they were. That bike sure was a piece of shutt
REt


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