Things get weird.
After spending a couple of evenings getting the Whizzer set up
the way I wanted, it was time for some system tests. Things were
going fine until I tested the lights. The headlight only came on when
the engine was running and I put on the brakes. That didn't
seem right, so I sent email to Dave (The technical person at Whizzer).
Dave responed quickly, saying that I should call him and he would
talk me through sorting out the problem. Unfortunately I had other
things to do, and by the time I called, Dave had gone home.
One of the things I had to do was clarify the legal aspects
of owning a Whizzer in Illinois. Two dealers had told me that
it was street-legal without having a license plate. The Secretary
of State's web site seemed to tell a different story. So I gave them
They seemed as confused as I was. The person I talked with had
to go off and talk with someone else. In the end they concluded that
at 138cc, it was a motorcycle according to Illinois law. So I was
off to get it licensed.
Things there seemed to go OK until the person behind the counter said, "No, look
here. The dealer didn't sign the title over to you. You'll have to
go back there." Bummer...
I called the dealer and got an answering machine. And have yet to
get called back..
So, my pretty yellow Whzzer sits on the back porch saying, "Ride me!"
But with no headlight, and no license, the State of Illinois says I can't.