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When You Cross-Pollinate a Virago With A Cushman Eagle

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When You Cross-Pollinate a Virago With A Cushman Eagle

Post by ViragoJoe » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:04 am

Thanks to my pal Bill (schu).

This is what you get when you cross-pollinate a Virago 1100 from the 1990's with a Cushman Eagle Motorscooter from the 1950's

Virago
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Cushman Eagle
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VOILA!!
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Thanks Bill. I have to get one of these
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Re: When You Cross-Pollinate a Virago With A Cushman Eagle

Post by Schu » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:32 pm

Joe,
Did you happen to read about the company on their CSC website? (California Scooter Company) I heard about them from a fellow on another forum who is interested in the CSC SG250 San Gabriel. Delivered to your door at an amazingly low price.

https://www.cscmotorcycles.com

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Re: When You Cross-Pollinate a Virago With A Cushman Eagle

Post by geezyrider » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:20 am

Well, did you know that the Cushman Eagle like the Mustang of that era had a surprising 319cc motor in it? My very first 2 wheeler was a 1949 Mustang that I owned for a very short time before getting a bigger bike.
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Re: When You Cross-Pollinate a Virago With A Cushman Eagle

Post by ViragoJoe » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:08 am

geezyrider wrote:Well, did you know that the Cushman Eagle like the Mustang of that era had a surprising 319cc motor in it? My very first 2 wheeler was a 1949 Mustang that I owned for a very short time before getting a bigger bike.
Hal,
Yes sir, those were the days!
50 cents you could ride all day and then some.
Here are the specs for a Cushman Eagle 8HP:

Cushman Engine Specifications:

Engine: Side-valve, Fan-Cooled Single Cylinder (Flat Head)
Displacement: 26.5 Cubic Inches / 437.37 Cubic Centimeters
Bore & Stroke: 3.0 X 2 ¾ Inches
Horsepower: 8 HP
Chassis: Welded Steel Tubing
Transmission: Hand Shift Two-Speed
Clutch: Dry Centrifugal (chain drive to transmission)
Final Drive: Chain
Suspension: Telescopic Fork / Spring Seat
Brakes: Drum/Internal Expanding
Wheels: 10 Inch Steel
Wheelbase : 54 inches
Top Speed: 55mph + or - depends on rear wheel Sprocket size.
Cushman Husky 8HP Data Plate.png
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