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We have just become stockists of SHORAI batteries. These are claimed to be the World's Lightest, strongest Powersports batteries and are used by many top race teams. We had been looking for an alternative to the sealed/AGM 12V batteries that we had been using with the Alton electric starter kits that we were fitting to customers bikes as we were never that happy with either having the larger 12v battery on open display on the battery platform, or having to use a large plastic box to hide it in - basically you were always drawn to the massive battery that was now on display on the nearside of your Velo, which was a little unsightly in our opinion. So we have now been using these Shorai batteries alongside the Alton Electric starter kits that we also stock and supply through our website. These little 12v batteries are the latest Lithium Iron technology and pack a powerful 220CCA or 14Ah which is much more than the 12v batteries that you normally see fitted. So they have more than enough power to crank over the Alton starter kit fitted on any Velocette, including a high compression Thruxton that we have just built. The batteries are quite expensive, but you soon forget this once you have fitted the battery in the standard battery box or easily in the Thruxton / Clubman toolbox on the nearside, as the look is much neater and still leave the bike with that 'standard factory' look.

So if you are ordering an Alton starter kit from us here at Tanks Classics, then consider adding the Shorai battery as part of the electric start upgrade to your Velo. Alternatively if you already have an Alton kit fitted, this would be a great modification to your electrics and reduce the weight of your bike setup considerably.

We also have the Shorai battery chargers in stock to go in your garage to ensure your Shorai battery is charged correctly as some of the older battery chargers are not compatible with modern Lithium batteries, please ensure you check this before charging.

Please get in touch if you have any questions -

'Tanks Classics Ltd - Keeping Velocettes alive and on the road'

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.
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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01229 588700

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