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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 done. We are just about to fit one of the new kits to a Venom, so we will keep you updated on how this goes. See some pictures of the modifications below



There has been a price increase because of the extra modifications and work that goes into the new kits however we think that these are still an excellent addition/option, especially if you are finding it hard to kick up your Velo these days! That said, myself and Bill are working on a 'Special' which will include several modifications to the standard Velo, including fitting an Alton electric starter with the aim to try and make a bike a bit more rider friendly but still keeping the traditional look that Veloce designed


If you are looking at buying a starter kit, then please get in touch and we can discuss this further. You can check out the kits for sale in our parts section. ALTON ELECTRIC START KIT

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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

You can also telephone me at:
07870 762442

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+447870 762442
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