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  • Ian
    Question without notice........ Was there a clear inventor of the multi-plate motorcycle clutch that is now standard issue on all motorcycles ( bar Guzzi & BMW
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 2, 2011
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      Question without notice........

      Was there a clear inventor of the multi-plate motorcycle clutch that
      is now standard issue on all motorcycles ( bar Guzzi & BMW ), or
      did it just evolve ?

      You know the thing - a slotted outer clutch basket with alternating
      steel and friction plates, 4-6 coil / dish springs etc etc.

      It had became standard fitment by the early 20's, but did it appear
      on one brand or maybe developed by one of the specialist
      transmission suppliers ?


      Cheers IAN


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    • Danny Whitfield
      ... I know Harley-s first transmission was a 2 speed rear hub. But I can t remember how the primary was set up. I know it had pidals (as the Antarctic Angels
      Message 2 of 3 , Dec 3, 2011
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        On Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 12:04 AM, Ian <iwd@...> wrote:
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        > Question without notice........
        >
        > Was there a clear inventor of the multi-plate motorcycle clutch that
        > is now standard issue on all motorcycles ( bar Guzzi & BMW ), or
        > did it just evolve ?
        >
        > You know the thing - a slotted outer clutch basket with alternating
        > steel and friction plates, 4-6 coil / dish springs etc etc.
        >
        > It had became standard fitment by the early 20's, but did it appear
        > on one brand or maybe developed by one of the specialist
        > transmission suppliers ?
        >
        > Cheers IAN


        I know Harley-s first transmission was a 2 speed rear hub. But I can't
        remember how the primary was set up. I know it had pidals (as the
        Antarctic Angels would say).

        Dan W
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