Velocette 500 Venom

brake034

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I owned this bike 33 years ago, it was a great machine and very fast.
In fact the only faster 500cc single I ever rode was a Norton Manx.



The picture is not good, taken from an old damaged print, but you get the idea.
I believe I still have the 6x6 negative somewhere.
 

brake034

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Mine had a BTH magneto, a close ratio box and a 9.3:1 compression (Clubman specs).
This one did about 160 km/h, the Thruxton was faster.
They could be hard to start for people who never handled one, I never had an issue with it.

The weak point in those days was the BTH magneto, no spares and no one to restore them.
Anyway a great investment and great fun to drive, it would be perfect in North Thailand.

Here is a nice video and that sound......... Jay Lenno's Thruxton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT0TXrUKNIY
 

bsacbob

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You may enjoy these Marcel, it is a collector in Phrae i stumbled across a while ago.

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brake034

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Niceeeeee, thanks Bob, does he only collect or sells too? I see a bike I really like.......
 

bsacbob

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Its a few years ago Marcel, i did try to buy a couple but he wouldn't sell but who knows times have changed.
 
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