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    Thanks Dale. My great Uncle owned it from roughly...

    Thanks Dale. My great Uncle owned it from roughly 1920-1972. Although when I got it in 1976, it was a very complete find but not quite in this condition.
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    Here ya go.170131701217014

    Here ya go.170131701217014
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    Happy to say the carb was rebuilt and the 1915 is...

    Happy to say the carb was rebuilt and the 1915 is officially running for the first time in 75 years. Still needs a little clutch adjusting but the engine sounded great.
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    Not running yet but REALLY close. Since the bike...

    Not running yet but REALLY close. Since the bike was rebuilt there are a lot of little checks and adjustments. But we're done almost all of them. The goal was to get it running on it's 100th year....
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    Eric, Here's a few. 152661526715268 And...

    Eric,

    Here's a few.
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    And this fight be fun for some to watch. https://youtu.be/7LH7K3WPdGM
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    Excelsior Carb work

    Thanks 55tmm. I was also directed to them from another source. They did a great job on the carb, although they could not get one section off it with out heat damaging the plating and in the process...
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    Thanks 55tmn. I'll check them out.

    Thanks 55tmn. I'll check them out.
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    Hey all, Just an update here. I'm in the process...

    Hey all, Just an update here. I'm in the process of getting the 1915 Excelsior twin running. This will be a no-brainer for many of you but it's been a process of checking parts and systems... clutch...
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    1915 Excelsior twin Carb parts needed

    Hello all,

    I'm working on a 1915 Excelsior Big valve. The restoration is largely complete. In the process to get it running on it's 100th anniversary (some time this year) I am in need of the...
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    Hello exeric & 23JDCA 808, I'll take a look...

    Hello exeric & 23JDCA 808,

    I'll take a look for markings when I get home (at the office now). And I was thinking along the same line. With the rigid front connection (too wide for the Ex) it must...
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    Discovered Tandem Seat for ???

    Hello all,
    I posted a note in the Welcome area about the 1915 Excelsior that I inherited from my great uncle (who road in in the 30s and 40s). When we were going through my grandmother's house in...
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    Thanks duffeycycles. I'd love to have a manual...

    Thanks duffeycycles. I'd love to have a manual like that.. We'll see. The eBay auction is closing Saturday. I appreciate the link to it.
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    Gene was who I lent the old pipes to a bunch of...

    Gene was who I lent the old pipes to a bunch of years ago when he needed something to model his from. In fact, he also made the pieces for mine which I've since (obviously) had them welded, finished...
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    Hi Eric, Thanks. I love the bike too. I really...

    Hi Eric,
    Thanks. I love the bike too. I really got lucky with my great uncle's choice in bikes. And thanks for the photos and graphics. I love this stuff. I had heard there is about 5 or 6 of them...
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    I know, I have some old photos of him with cycles...

    I know, I have some old photos of him with cycles (unfortunately not the X) and I like to think he's getting quite a kick from the bike now. It did originally have a muffler. I haven't found one or...
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    Hi Dave, Thanks for your note. Interesting there...

    Hi Dave,
    Thanks for your note. Interesting there was a "rumor" out there about the 1915. I have had a low profile with it. I think the sentimental value and just the look of it has been enough for...
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    Thanks pisten-bully. I know, it's time for me to...

    Thanks pisten-bully. I know, it's time for me to add the audio to this family heirloom and hear it running.
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    New member from South East PA

    Hello all. At this point in my life it just made sense to become a member... finally. I have a reason but let me set the scene first. Also, my apologies in advance, this story may drive some of the...
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