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Excelsiors at Alturas, 2010

June 29, 2010

There were six Excelsior motorbikes at the Alturas rally last week.  I snapped a photo of the X logo on the tank of each bike:.  You can compare an contrast the look of each:

1914 X twin


1914 X twin


1914 X twin


1916 X twin


1913 X twin


1913 X belt drive single


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Brian B permalink
    July 1, 2010 6:17 am

    Wondering what Excelsior owners think of what Flashback Fab is doing with reproducing ohv engines and frames?

    • Pete Young permalink*
      July 1, 2010 8:37 am

      Hi Brian. I can’t speak for all X owners! But I like Paul Brodie’s OHC X race bikes. I talked with him as he put the first one together for Pete G. He’s done a good job of replicating something that didn’t exist. I had a few questions about his method of oiling the camboxes (Velocette and Norton used pressure feed), but other than that, I wouldn’t change a thing on his bikes.

  2. John Read, Orford, Tasmania, Australia permalink
    March 2, 2012 2:15 pm

    I am restoring a 1921 Excelsior Big X. I am trying to find someone who can assist with the cush drive springs for the rear wheel sprocket. I am told that you may have a contact that could assist.

    Love reading through your site. I was given this by David Moore and Howard Burrows from Tasmania, Australia
    John Read

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