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Jim Caudill
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PostSubject: Thanks for the add.   Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:23 pm

Hello everyone. I've been a long time lurker, but just purchased my 2007 Silverwing about a week ago. I used this forum and others to try and educate myself before making a purchase decision. I have been riding two wheeled motorized vehicles since I was 14 and I'll be 67 in a little while. My first Silverwing was a GL500 that I got for my wife to go along with my GL1500 Goldwing. So, same name but totally different machine. My current cycles/scooter are the GL1500 (Goldwing), NS250 (Reflex), FSC600 (Silverwing), and my antique 1948 Salsbury scooter. The Salsbury company developed the CVT transmission that all of today's are based on. Salsbury held the patent for many years and they sold their transmissions to golf cart and snowmobile manufacturers.






Everyone knows what a Silverwing looks like, so I thought I'd post a picture of my Salsbury and the transmission.
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PostSubject: Re: Thanks for the add.   Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:56 pm

Nice scoot! Welcome to the forum, Jim.

Curiously the guy who won the last Scooter Cannon Ball Run rally took advantage of rule loopholes by entering a 1946 Salsbury scooter into which he'd stuffed a Ninja 250cc engine & trans along with an aux fuel tank. He won, hands down, because the scooter was "so old" that he ran with a negative handicap for the rally. The rules were subsequently changed to make things more equitable.

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Thanks for the add.   Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:48 pm

Jim welcome, I'm going to have to go through my old photos from a scooter rally in your neck of the woods. Everything from King Midgets to Salsbury and some I hadn't heard of before.
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PostSubject: Re: Thanks for the add.   Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:22 pm

I was president of the Salsbury Restorers Society for four years. We typically go to the Mid-Ohio Classic Scooter Show in Plain City, OH that is held in May, The Vintage Motorbike Club Meet every July in Portland, IN, and a few others on an irregular basis. Both of the shows I mentioned have King Midgets and some other unusual stuff. We typically have 4 to 6 Salsburys at Plain City and as many as a dozen in Portland (last year it was 13). I'm hoping the Silverwing will ease the pain of selling my Goldwing. The Reflex is a very nice scooter, but it doesn't lend itself to sustained freeway riding. I do it for 20 miles or so, but that is about it. I'm thinking the Silverwing is capable of going anywhere the Goldwing can - just maybe not as comfortably.
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The Bern
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PostSubject: Re: Thanks for the add.   Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:57 am

Smile Hello & Welcome bud Smile great looking machine, not seen one this side of the pond
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PostSubject: Re: Thanks for the add.   Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:05 am

This might interest some .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORhUFfagt-8 .... Salsbury features at 6:28
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PostSubject: Re: Thanks for the add.   Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:31 am

Welcome to the fold, Jim. That's a very interesting and fascinating scooter you have there. I had never even heard of the brand before. And the Youtube video was much appreciated, Thanks The Bern.
Jay.
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PostSubject: Re: Thanks for the add.   Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:41 am

Jim Caudill wrote:
I was president of the Salsbury Restorers Society for four years. We typically go to the Mid-Ohio Classic Scooter Show in Plain City, OH that is held in May, The Vintage Motorbike Club Meet every July in Portland, IN, and a few others on an irregular basis. Both of the shows I mentioned have King Midgets and some other unusual stuff. We typically have 4 to 6 Salsburys at Plain City and as many as a dozen in Portland (last year it was 13). I'm hoping the Silverwing will ease the pain of selling my Goldwing. The Reflex is a very nice scooter, but it doesn't lend itself to sustained freeway riding. I do it for 20 miles or so, but that is about it. I'm thinking the Silverwing is capable of going anywhere the Goldwing can - just  maybe not as comfortably.

That's the place, good old stuff and parts and bikes for sale. It was the first place I rode my S'wing to. Three of us on scoots went.
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PostSubject: Re: Thanks for the add.   Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:08 am

Welcome Jim. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Thanks for the add.   Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:06 am

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
Nice scoot! Welcome to the forum, Jim.

Curiously the guy who won the last Scooter Cannon Ball Run rally took advantage of rule loopholes by entering a 1946 Salsbury scooter into which he'd stuffed a Ninja 250cc engine & trans along with an aux fuel tank. He won, hands down, because the scooter was "so old" that he ran with a negative handicap for the rally. The rules were subsequently changed to make things more equitable.

Tim

Many long time Cannon Ball competitors simply did not register or have dropped out of the Competition because of the rules Loopholes you refer to. Spending several thousand Dollars and two weeks lost time to run for second place has turned lots of guys off, Most I talk to will not be back.
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PostSubject: Re: Thanks for the add.   Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:18 pm

cotetoi wrote:
Welcome to the fold, Jim. That's a very interesting and fascinating scooter you have there. I had never even heard of the brand before. And the Youtube video was much appreciated, Thanks The Bern.
Jay.

Pleasure Jay, I also had never heard of the brand before, circumstances are strange things, I was looking at a video on a Brit' forum a couple of weeks ago & that was the next in line, the name stuck in my mind, particularly liked the version with 'plexiglass' screen Cool
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PostSubject: Thanks   Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:42 am

Welcome. Looking forward to more great pictures in the future.
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