Video of veteran M/C

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OldPete

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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. :)
Oh! The engine is a JAP...James A. Prestwich & Sons.

How does the clutch work Mike?

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

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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
 
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antique-rider

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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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