Just wanted to share with you !

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  1. donb4103

    donb4103 Member

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    I know this does not fit in here but i wanted to share her with some of the old timers that can appreciate just exactly what she is. She is a 1961 Cushman Eagle. Street value of $5000 here and I got her for $3500. What do you guys think of her?
     

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    it's awesome. looks too pretty to ride
     
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  3. Trey

    Trey $50 Cruiser

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    Never heard of such a thing. I know Cushman, but had no idea they made... well... I'm not sure what it is. The posh opposite of a 1961 Rokon maybe? :D
    It's a beauty, that's for sure.

    Congrats!
     
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    It's a scooter, and a very nice one. Only other cushman I have ever seen had a Briggs v twin, looks like that eagle has room for one.
     
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    Very Nice!!
     
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    went from florida to connecticut on a 1950-something model back in '63 - took most of the summer & doubt I could survive a trip that hard today
     
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    Well, that's the most stylish Cushman I've ever seen. The ones I remember were boxy.

    Not that that's such a bad thing. But they weren't going for style.

    This one bears the family resemblance. But it also has curves. Neat!
     
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    Thanks for the replies.
     
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    A Cushman Highlander was the first motorized vehicle that I drove. It was the centrifugal clutch version, and it only had a rear brake. It was the summer of 1963. The second thing I drove was a Ford 8N tractor. That was the next summer. Summers were magical times back then. Now, they're just hot.
     
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    Yes Sir ! The times......they are a`changing!
     
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    When I was nine my Dad bought me a Doodlebug, minibike. I had it until I was thirteen and I had saved my pennies and dimes and bought a basket case Eagle. Dad and I got it back together and running and I rode it, unlicensed and unregistered until I was fifteen then I traded it for a 250 Zundapp motorcycle.

    That Eagle was the coolest thing though. Big old kick starter pedal and a real motorcycle gas tank with a side shifter. I wish I had it today. Mine was never as beautiful as yours. It was flat black and no chrome.

    There is a club of Eagle owners in Denver. They make a lot of the local car shows and all the grey beards enjoy seeing them. A true American classic.

    Thank you for sharing yours with us. Brings back some fond memories.

    Tom
     
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    Yep Tom use to ride on a friends Eagle all the time. And that Doodlebug worth would be a lot today.

    From there when got old enough i had a Monark twin for a couple years until the rod went out of the engine,some were i think i still have the motor mount.Then i built a motor bike run it for couple years,and traded it for Model A ford.

    Good menories...............Curt
     
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    Don`t get me started on getting old. I am now on the wrong side of 70! But like you I do still have most of my fondest memories from the good ol` days.
     
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    Yep passed it by 4 years, sure would be nice if one could go to the shed and dig one out take it for a ride again..............Curt
     

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