From:Rick Yamane e-mail:rick@motionpro.com
Subject:RE: MORE INTERESTING HISTORY Date:Fri Oct 10 18:57:14 2014
Response to:5384


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Erwin Weiss, chief engineer for Excelsior 1915 raced on the boards as well! What a long interesting life this dude had. The bit about "inventing ' the motorcycle clutch maybe challenged!

Yup, I think the clutch thing is a misunderstanding of some sort. Harley had a clutch at least a year prior. Could be he designed the Excelsior clutch of the first Excelsior 3-speed.
Rick