As some of you might know, I bought a Midnight Blue Whizzer Pacemaker II "moped" for the rock bottom price of $300. It's a lovely little bike, 148cc single cylinder 4 stroke that'll get me to 50 MPH, so only town cruising for this baby. At several people's request, I'll post a series of slideshows documenting the refurbishment. Apparently it languished in a garage for several years, fuel lines, carb, etc... are all gunked up, turn signals are broken/missing, there are some paint scratches, rust on the chrome, and I gotta get it titled down at the DMV (may Patty and Selma be kind!).

So 'nyways hope you enjoy, and since I am fairly lacking in knowledge about mopeds/motorcycles/scooters and the like, feel free to burden me with your wisdom on the subject :)

I need one
Can you legally ride this in the bike lanes even though its over 50cc?
Lovely Whizzer! The best that has ever been! I almost bought one here in Seattle for $2500.00 but unfortunately my truck had a flat, when I went to buy it it was sold! <br>I wish there was a Whizzer club here in Seattle. at least so I can find one. <br>Thanks for sharing, <br>Lunna
I have a nice coaster brake bike I'd love to do this to; where does one get that size of motor?
I bought mine that way, but here's a company that sells the parts: http://www.pistonbikes.com/?<a href="http://www.pistonbikes.com/?Click=2&gclid=CNvngLGKkrECFYFo4AoddUvjgA" rel="nofollow">Click=2&amp;gclid=CNvngLGKkrECFYFo4AoddUvjgA</a>
i bought a black 99 whizzer when i was 14 for 700 plus parts to restore it and i rode to and from school (i parked down the street so nobody would steal it) and age was no issue. i was pulled over once and i told him (truthfully) its a bicycle with a motor. and since it says nowhere that its 125cc you can forget to mention that part.
Sweet, the black ones look tight.
So is this technically classified as a motorcycle since it has more than 49cc? In my state, at least, you need a motorcycle endorsement to drive anything over that limit, otherwise, a regular license is fine. Nice looking bike though.
Here in the Lone Star, 250cc is a motorcycle. It's classified as a moped (at148cc), which just needs motorcycle safety course completion.
Which you need to be 16 to ride, right?
Nah you can be 15, though that isn't a problem.
Oh I couldn't remember if it was 15 or 16.
Hey RS, try steel wool or a pot scourer on the chrome, should bring it up nicely, with the pot scourer you only need to go gently, then a quick polish... Also have a look at nemomatic's scooter project, you might like some fo the ideas, say for the turn signals, if it's 12 or 6V it'll be dead easy to find replacement electricals, though digging up the covers may need to be a DIY job, look at the side of the road near junctions for large chunks of the cover plastic and dremel to fit...
Spiffing, I've got some steel wool in the shed. I'm not to worried about the lights either, but the paint is going to be a problem...
Shouldn't be too much trouble, make absolutely sure you've eliminated the rust then paint... There's not a huge amount of surface area on the bike so hit a store and get your preferred colour and get clearcoat, for that sexy sheen and a bit of extra protection... You can practice on whatever's kicking about think light coats...
hahahaha....extra protection... Am I thee only one that thouht of that? o_0
The problem is finding a matching colour, this bike was only made for a year...
Hmm, you might have to find a very close match and do a full respray... <br/><br/>However we did have a Mitsubishi challenger that looked exactly the same colour, there's metallic and non metallic in that shade, may be a lead but it mightn't be good enough a match up close... I <em>think</em> it was called midnight blue...<br/>
ZOMG!! That's the style of this bike!! There may be hope yet, get Midnight blue paint...
Go to a Mitsubishi dealership and try matching up... If it's a good match then a can of touch up shouldn't be too costly...
Thanks, now to add amphibious capabilities to drive it to The Isle of Pretty Maidens and a Killer Jackalope...
Why not go steampunk, large balloon and add a propeller and a right angle in the shaft, just fly...
That is a thought, I've got a lightweight air cooled engine.... Hmm...
Try NEVRDULL for polishing metal. Stuff works like a charm About $6 at Home Depot, and it'll last you a LONG time.
Sweet! Lemme buzz over on me moped and get some... oh damn that's right it isn't working...
lovely little bike fella looks the bits. I must admit to being quiet jealous.
beautiful i just wish my bike looked so good when i pulled it out of the junk yard
Thanks! Good luck with yours!
Lovely bike.
What year is this one? It looks very good.
It is much newer than I expected, but it still looks very much like the 1950s version of it did. Great little project.
That bike looks a lot more sturdy than I expected. I was afraid the late ones were little more than $100 pocketbikes on a bicycle frame. It looks like if you maintain it properly it'll really last.
Aye, I'm very please with it so far. Could have a tad bit more acceleration...
That's the nature of those. When you've only got one gear, you have to choose between top end and acceleration. There's some stuff you could do... but it looks like it's in good shape. Don't mess with stuff till you start having problems.
Shall do sir! On the paint - Should I take the tank to a body shop, or spray it meself?
I'd leave it the way it is. But if you have to do something, take it to a shop. I've got the proper equip, and some expensive paint, but mailing it's hardly worth it.
Hey, did you find a turn signal lense? Let me know, It's my day off. I'll go turn the shop upside down.
Actually, I went by the bike shop and got some replacements. I found the proper ones online, but I'm happy with what i found for half the price. I'll post another slideshow soon!
Good deal. I've got lot's of parts, but never can find the right ones when I need them.
Hehe, that paradox is as old as the universe itself...
Awwww man your so lucky !! That bike is gorgeous ! Restoring it should be fun ! cant wait to see it going !!
*grins broadly* Thanks! I'll post a slideshow after I clean out the carb and fuel lines.<br/>
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