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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 ...

Moto Giro D'Italia 2017 - Velocette on Tour
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  • Day 3 San Benedetto Del Tronto - San Benedetto Del Tronto. Distance 272 Km

So after being in the saddle for two solid days, needless to say it was another good nights sleep but I woke to a wonderful view out of the hotel window out across the Adriatic Sea. Down for a good breakfast and then we decided that we would give the Velos a bit of a check over seeing as we hadn't needed to touch them yet. Neither bike had lost any oil ...

Moto Giro D'Italia 2017 - Velocette on Tour
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  • Day 4 San Benedetto Del Tronto - Assisi. Distance 254 Km

We would be moving hotels today, so suitcase pack up and down into reception after having a decent breakfast, although there is no need to go daft at breakfast time due to the amount of food that is provided throughout the day at the various stops, but I can't resist a good feed to start the day off! One of the truly amazing things, which could only happen in Italy, was ...

Velocette Clutch Adjustment
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Hello all, I am quite often asked about the clutch and people are sometimes puzzled at how it works and how to set it up. I have put a few answers up on my main website in a drop down section called FAQs/Specs. If you click on this and then click on FAQs, this will take you to a few questions that I normally get asked and hopefully there might be some information there which may help you out with your Velocette.

Moto Giro D'Italia - Velocette on Tour
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  • Day 2 Spoleto - San Benedetto Del Tronto. Distance 258Km

Starting from Spoleto we were today heading east towards the Adriatic Sea. Fantastic weather again, it was just over 30 degrees C, so nice when riding but a bit warm when stopped. We climbed north towards the Monti Sibillini National park which had some of the most spectacular views and roads. We hit the first cafe stop at 11am, gave a few more universal 'I'm having a ...

GC58/2A Internal Gearchange link for Velocette Gearbox
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A much improved design than the later 'twisted metal strip' that Veloce decided to use. A direct replacement part ready to fit. UK made part. This design uses rose joints for a much smoother gear change action, but also makes it fully adjustable to suit.

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Moto Giro D'Italia - Velocette on Tour
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Back in 2017, myself and Bill put down the tools and headed down to Italy for the 2017 Moto Giro D'Italia. This is a time trial event held over 1700km through some of the most fantastic roads in Italy with many stops in towns and villages along the daily route. The event is run by the Moto Club Terni who through their hard work and dedication, put on a fantastic event. The routes are clearly marked, the route sheets are clear, there are support ...

Moto Giro D'Italia - Velocette on Tour
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  • Day 1 Spoleto - Spoleto Distance 287Km

Starting off in Spoleto, the stage started with one of the many 'special stages' which was where your timing was important (as we found out on day one) The special stages consisted of a small area with timing beams at the start and finish, that was marked out with cones with straights, tight turns, s bends and within this were various lengths of marked sections that you had a certain time ...

Starting a Velocette
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Starting a Velocette is always something that we hear people say is such a massive problem, yes it can be if they are not set up correctly like any bike, however we often see people kicking these bikes like a Triumph, BSA etc and they just don’t like that. The Velocette kickstart is such a short crank, you only really get one chance at starting it from the correct position. The way to go about it is as follows

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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.

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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.
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