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PostSubject: hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow   hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow I_icon_minitimeSun May 10, 2020 12:54 pm

just to say hello. i found you guys as i was going through the build on my Corbin Sparrow. i wanted to change out the batteries and put a good engine into the little car. the silverwing 582cc was an easy choice. i bought a damaged fsc600 with only 9k on the clock and set away building a frame for the rear of the bike to sit in. i have read loads of fanatastic advice from loads of guys on here and its been very good detailed imformation. i have just been reading up on the rear tyre ideas and as i have a three wheeled car the back end being all silverwing ive decided to fit a 165/65/13 tyre. i will beef up the back shocks as i have suffered a bit of sway that i think this will sort out. i just want to say thanks fellas as without you knowing it, you proberly help so many people. my car will be out and about after this lockdown and i will be showing it at every opertunity. the car is in its infancy at the moment and road tests will follow and adaptations alike. thanks again.
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PostSubject: Re: hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow   hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow I_icon_minitimeSun May 10, 2020 1:00 pm

Look great! Please return with results of your test rides.
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PostSubject: Re: hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow   hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow I_icon_minitimeTue May 12, 2020 9:43 am

That's an interesting looking ride. And Yes. Keep us posted.
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PostSubject: Re: hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow   hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow I_icon_minitimeSun May 17, 2020 9:05 pm

What does that Sparrow weigh?
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PostSubject: Re: hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow   hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow I_icon_minitimeSun May 17, 2020 11:05 pm

Sparrow 1350lb. Minus 13 lead acid batteries and a few more things a lot less. Add SW engine rear suspension and gas tank maybe a little less.?

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PostSubject: Re: hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow   hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow I_icon_minitimeTue May 19, 2020 2:28 pm

385kg over the weighbridge no driver. I have tried 11" front shocks but to low. so i tried 14.5" to tall.
I am waiting on a pair of 12.5" i think these will do just fine. suspension is a sensitive thing to get right.
i have tried a variety of wheels but still like the spoked 17".hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow V110
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PostSubject: Re: hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow   hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 30, 2021 11:17 pm

New member here. I have 2 Corbin Sparrows one on lithium Ion batteries and one that I just bought that has nothing and hasn't moved since it was almost new in 2000.  I'm looking for a salvage silverwing to use for this Sparrow. I am in western Montana or Eureka CA if anyone knows of one.
Loftskin if you have anything you could share I would sure appreciate it.
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PostSubject: Re: hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow   hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 01, 2021 8:24 am

ayres wrote:
New member here. I have 2 Corbin Sparrows one on lithium Ion batteries and one that I just bought that has nothing and hasn't moved since it was almost new in 2000.  I'm looking for a salvage silverwing to use for this Sparrow. I am in western Montana or Eureka CA if anyone knows of one.
Loftskin if you have anything you could share I would sure appreciate it.

I was going to suggest to loftskin to check out the Lithium battery's, they save a lot of weight over the lead acid. They may be a bit pricy but they last far longer and require little to no maintaence. If they had come out sooner with them they would be in my electric golf cart now.
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PostSubject: Re: hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow   hello Corbin "silverwinged" Sparrow I_icon_minitimeThu Dec 02, 2021 7:58 am

Wonder if Sparrow with SilverWing power? Could drive line take the strain of doing something it was not designed for...more weight/wind to push? Engine probably ok.
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