Velocette MSS 1966 Tanks Classics
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Hello all, we would like to wish you all the best for the New Year, difficult in the current lockdown status that we find ourselves in once again, however hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel and we can look towards the possibility of getting out and meeting up on our Velocette machines this summer. Which gives us all some more time to do the service work that gets over looked sometimes, such as changing the oil filter - Please see ...

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Hello guys, we are now distributors for Alton and their 12v Electric starter kits for the Velocette bikes. We have fitted several of these to bikes over the last few years and have been impressed with how well they fit and the fact that they don't really spoil the look of your bike. We know that the early kits had a few problems with reliability but Alton have made some improvements to help address these issues, talking us through what they have ...

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Hello all, just a quick update to let you know about mudguards. I have found a great manufacturer in the UK of mudguards and have placed orders for the standard Venom/MSS(Late)/Viper front and rear mudguards in steel and in polished stainless. I have also placed an order for the narrow Thruxton/Clubman front and rear guards in steel and polished stainless steel. They will take a while to be made but as soon as they are available I will put them ...

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Hello all, we hope you are all keeping safe and well. I had a bit of a nightmare last week while out on the 1954 MSS, having been out for a ride I was just around the corner from home when a white van decided to stop in the middle of the town and proceeded to quickly start to reverse but just did not look to see if anything was behind him, unfortunately it was me and the wife! We were stationary at the time but couldn't get out of the way in time ...

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I have just had a batch of 3 lobe engine sprockets made to fit the KSS Mk II engine. They are 21T sprockets and pair with the M91/4 Engine shock absorber. The centre bore was slightly larger on the earlier models, so I believe that these will also fit the KTS, rigid MSS and KSS models. Please check out the main website for ordering these.

Velocette Parts For Sale
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Hello guys, I hope you are all doing well and getting out a bit more on your Velos? Myself and Bill have been getting out the odd morning here and there, giving a few bikes their first runs out of the year, which is just unheard of for us so late on in the year because not only do we enjoy building and restoring these bikes, we love getting out and riding them. The 1936 MOV has been out and the 1937 KSS Mk II along with the 1965 Thruxton and 1954 ...

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.

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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

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07870 762442

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