Video of veteran M/C

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by OldPete, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

    Veteran are considered pre-WW1. Generally they had belt drive, no transmission and were pedal start. I found this Rex video of interest. It was taken at the 100th anniversary celebration of the Isle of Man TT Races. I think the owner and those watching are Dutch. The awww when the engine dies is heartening. :smile:
    Oh! The engine is a JAP...James A. Prestwich & Sons.

    How does the clutch work Mike?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_eJe01rs0Y
     

  2. Clutch???

    Hi Pete, somehow I just saw this one, scanning thru the good stuff. I can't see exactly how the clutch is working, tho I did see it jump when it hit the ground. It is some form of centrifugal apparently, tho, that big loose belt COULD still be tensioned by an idler roller?

    Mike
     
  3. I rode a 1911 Thor and the clutch was in the engine pulley with no tensioner, and Harley around that same time 1913? had a clutch in the rear hub so the belt was moving all the time the engine was running.

    ....Bob
     
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