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Old 10-29-2012, 11:39 AM   #6916
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I visited my 91 year old uncle recently. He had this Suzuki and a 1948 Whizzer in the garage,
pretty much untouched for decades. This Suzuki 90 was last tagged in 1976.





I liked this page from the owner's manual:

You did remind him that you are his favorite nephew, yes?
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:21 AM   #6917
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:48 PM   #6918
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48 Whizzer

Here's a first year original paint Whizzer. Sorry for the poor pics.









Odd thing about the last pic:
I don't know much about Whizzers. I know at least some came on Schwinn bicycles.
I know Schwinn was the last owner of Excelsior motorcycles before pulling the plug in 1931.

The frame on this Whizzer has a Excelsior badge on the steering head.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:17 PM   #6919
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caliper oring

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Just got this!

It looks pretty nice, but there is a small hole in the exhaust collector near where it connects to the muffler (see last pic), so I'm open to suggestions as to the best way to repair it.







Bringing it home:



This thing is absolutely beautiful! It was its owner's pride and joy, but he didn't have time to ride it enough (he has an R1150R too, which he doesn't ride enough either), so he decided to sell. The owner was torn about selling, but after meeting me and talking to me for a while was happy it was "going to a good home". It was definitely his baby. The left side case and countersprocket cover are BRAND NEW. As are the mirrors, and the seat and seat grab handle. The inside of the tank is 100% free of any rust and clean as a whistle. The original paint on it is about an 8.5. The only reason it isn't a 10 is a few minor scratches and one small chip repair. The tank decals are excellent as well.

Cosmetic needs to make perfect: clean up, and maybe paint the right side engine cases (not bad, but look bad due to the new ones on the other side), same goes for the valve covers. Wet sand and maybe polish the rear brake drum, and fork lowers.

Other needs:
Battery is dead.
Small hole in exhaust collector as was shown in the pics.
Brake caliper is hanging. We pushed up his uphill driveway and loaded it just fine, but when I applied the brake bringing it down off my trailer, it never released. It was a real #$%* pushing it into the garage with the brake hanging like that. I tried releasing pressure with the bleed screw in case the problem was a collapsed brake line but that didn't help. I'll be having to rebuild or replace the caliper.

As for the engine, it starts and runs nicely, so I'm sure just an oil change, valve clearance check/adjust, and timing check/adjust, and it'll be all set.

With my '75 CB360T:

The square oring in the caliper gets crap under it and it causes the piston to lock up. Just get the piston out, pry the seal out and clean the crap out. You can probably stilll use the seal over again. Just be careful not to scratch the bore or piston. Relube with brake fluid before reassembly.

I used a product called metal mend over window screen to patch a header collector and it worked great but that was not visable, Maybe you can wrap the hole with stainless sheeting then use some cloth wrap over it.

Great scoop, always wanted a 400f. Had a 1977 750f2 for 33 years. Wish I still had it.

Good luck.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:45 PM   #6920
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Here's a first year original paint Whizzer. Sorry for the poor pics.









Odd thing about the last pic:
I don't know much about Whizzers. I know at least some came on Schwinn bicycles.
I know Schwinn was the last owner of Excelsior motorcycles before pulling the plug in 1931.

The frame on this Whizzer has a Excelsior badge on the steering head.

Somenone would die to have that whizzer. That is in amazing shape . Any engine parts you need to make it run again are found easterly on the web. Also the bike might even be worth 500 to 3 grand depending . http://www.nostalgic.net/bicycle354 show a per ww 2 on and this one on ebay is 1951 . for a mere 2500 bucks LOL> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Schw...item519bca199b
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:48 AM   #6921
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My oh my, I need another LSD tab to make this one look OK
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:51 AM   #6922
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Any more info on this A65...It's the absolute dogs danglies...and nice to see a BSA instead of the multitude of (admitedly nice) triumph twins.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:58 PM   #6923
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Just helped my buddy go pick up half of his collection of Triumph 500's from his storage container, there are two more under the red blanket! He is finishing them, then off to ebay! Nice bikes
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:39 PM   #6924
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Beautiful bike. The previous owner did the fiberglass and paint and is clearly talented. BTW, it's for sale. I'll put an ad in the flea market soon.

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:58 AM   #6925
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needs new tank and carbs cleaned....
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:43 PM   #6926
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Just cracked 10,000 miles on a frame-up restoration in 2008. It's a perfect runner...1st kick starter even after extended periods sleeping in the garage.

Oh, did I mention it's "Faster than a Speeding Ticket"?

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:07 PM   #6927
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Just helped my buddy go pick up half of his collection of Triumph 500's from his storage container, there are two more under the red blanket! He is finishing them, then off to ebay! Nice bikes
Now that would be a nice "Storage Wars" find if your buddy happened to forget to pay the storage fee lol...
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:56 AM   #6928
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First year of the Goldwing. Vetter fairing/no name bags. Sissy bar

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:34 AM   #6929
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I visited my 91 year old uncle recently. He had this Suzuki and a 1948 Whizzer in the garage,
pretty much untouched for decades. This Suzuki 90 was last tagged in 1976.



Would that be the Ts or Tc 90

My first bike was a TC 90 with the dual range tranny 4 speed i think 1970-71 not sure which.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:05 PM   #6930
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Just cracked 10,000 miles on a frame-up restoration in 2008. It's a perfect runner...1st kick starter even after extended periods sleeping in the garage.

Oh, did I mention it's "Faster than a Speeding Ticket"?

Very nice Mate !!
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