Written by: Mark Newsome | Posted on: | Category:

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 and the rear of the van mounted my front wheel causing a fair bit of damage to the mudguard, snapped the stays, smashed and bend my headlamp, damage to the forks and wheel rim. Gutted as it's my favourite Velo but luckily no one was hurt. So some work is required there. Anyway, just to let you all know about some new products that are now in stock at Tanks Classics

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FM1R- BT-H Electronic magneto ignition system

We now have these rather excellent BT-H electronic magnetos for sale, I'm sure you are all aware of these that are great product and upgrade for your Velocette. They are flange mounted like the originals and because they are self-generating, they are just like the original units in that they do not require any battery connection. They are well made and do not look out of place but importantly provide a good reliable spark which always helps with starting. Full fitting instructions are provided. I have a couple fitted to some of my bikes and they work very well. Have a look at them on the website FM1R BT-H Magneto

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SL9/22MOD - Dynamo strap fixing pin

Modified dynamo fixing pin that bolts into the crankcase but has a female thread in the top for a 5/16" BSF bolt to actually tighten the strap down onto, however the pin is fixed therefore reducing the risk of stripping the threads in the crankcase by taking it in and out each time you work on the bike. SL 9-22MOD Fitted.jpg

Some more parts will be coming soon, including handlebars, new fixings for early models and some major engine and frame parts that I am working on, so keep in touch for updates.

Keep riding safe and please get in touch if you have any questions or work enquiries -


Velocette - New parts in stock

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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.

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I am currently working on a number of new parts for the early OverHead Camshaft models, so keep an eye out.

If you need any help or advice on any parts or even enquiries for work to be carried out, then the best way to leave a message is to email your message to

Stay safe everyone and thanks for your continued support

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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