Velocette Clutch
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There have been a few forum posts regarding the Velocette chainwheel MAS105 and the fact that the central bore is too small to allow the chainwheel bearing C26AS to fit inside.

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There are a couple of reasons for this. The MAS105 9 plate chainwheel is made to the original drawing specifications ...

Velocette Kickstart Oil Seal - BK4
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Trying to make these old British motorcycles drip 'less' oil is certainly one thing that people have been trying to do for years. A common place for the Velocette to weep oil from is the kickstart bearing housing, part number BK4.

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The oil level in the gearbox when topped up to the correct level, means that when the bike is in ...

Velocette Parts - Petrol Taps
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I have a selection of petrol taps for sale in my webshop, they are all 1/4" X 1/4" BSP threads for all the Velocette petrol tanks. They cover most of the styles used by Veloce Ltd but as we know they kind of just used what was available at the time. The early ones used a brass round lever type and the ones I sell are very similar to the originals, however are now ethanol proof and have a brass filter mesh to help prevent detritus going ...

Velocette Parts for Sale - Magneto Static Timing Tool
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Electronic magneto static timing tool, no more cigarette papers needed! Accurate device for checking when the points exactly open when setting the ignition timing, it has a useful feature of an audible indicator when the points are open, meaning that if you are on the timing side of the bike turning the engine, you can tell when the points have gone from closed to open.

Along with this ...

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Velocette Clothing - Update

Hello guys and gals, just an update regarding the Tanks Classics Velocette Clothing on the website. The manufacturer of my clothing items have closed down due to the Covid-19 virus and this means that some sizes and colours won't be available for a week or two until they re-open again. So please allow some extra time during this difficult period and the list of current orders that are on back order will be made ...

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For sale is a nice example of a 1967 Velocette Thruxton, matching numbers from the factory records and still has it’s original registration number, so these are the ones that hold their value and most desirable. Very nice bike but has not been restored and hence is in good clean condition but has signs of use including some pitting and rust spots on some of the chrome work and the front brake side of the hub. It also has a few scratch marks on ...

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Velocette Motorcycle Ignition Timing - FAQ

The timing figures given in the service manuals are the factory recommended settings when petrol didn’t have so much ethanol in it, so we have found that taking 1 or 2 degrees off these figures works well for our bikes, using the standard carbs for each model. Here we will give both figures for the OHV engines – all at fully advanced

MOV – Factory setting : 40 Degs BTDC. My setting : 36 Degs ...

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  • Day 6 Assisi to Spoleto and the Finish line. Distance 178Km

Things were starting ache in a morning now, I've not done this amount of miles in one trip for quite a few years now and it was starting to show when trying to bend down to put my boots on this morning! But what a ride it's been over the last week and today was a much shorter route than normal, heading back to where it all started in Spoleto. Bags packed and into reception, ...

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  • Day 5 Assisi - Assisi. Distance 298 Km

Well today was the big one, the longest stage of the tour, so I was on my own today as Bill decided that he fancied having a bit of a tour around on his own at his own pace. This might be because competitive me had got the bit between my teeth and was getting into this whole race thing! I needed to get up the list! A quick check over the Velo this morning as I noticed the clutch slip a ...

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Hello all, I just wanted to let you know that during this difficult time, I have checked with the Government Website and they are still saying that Online Retail is ok to still stay open and trading. I will therefore still be able to ship orders out to you that are placed either online at Tanks Classics or over the phone as normal. I will not be able to have customers come to the workshop ...

Tanks Classics Ltd is based on a passion for these amazing motorcycles. From building and restoring these bikes we have expanded into the business of supplying parts to enthusiasts and professionals alike who want the best for these machines that were produced by Veloce Ltd in Birmingham.

VAT : GB 314 3614 34
Our range of services enables us to offer a comprehensive and professional restoration and renovation for your motorcycle including spares for the wide range of Velocette motorcycles. Work includes full restoration of all parts, supply of new and used parts, vapour blasting, gearbox and engine work, professional paintwork and stove enamelling, magneto and dynamo overhaul and wheel building.

We also build made to order Clubmanised Velocette Venoms, taking your donor bike or supplying a donor bike and fully rebuilding the bike from the ground up, building the bike to your own specification. Please get in touch for further details.
If you have any questions please get in touch using the email with your enquiry, We will reply as soon as possible.

We are based in Cumbria, England

You can also telephone me at:
07870 762442

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