BritBike Forum logo
BritBike Sponsor BritBike Sponsor BritBike Sponsor
BritBike Sponsor

BritBike Sponsor

BritBike Sponsor
BritBike Sponsor BritBike Sponsor BritBike Sponsor
JWood Auctions JRC Engineering dealers JWood Auctions
Home | Sponsors, Newsletter | Regalia | Calendar | Bike Project | BritBike Museum | Spiders Cartoons, "OLD" BritBike Forum | DVD- Manuals & Parts books | BritBike Stickers & Decals
Upgrade to: Premium Membership | Premium Life Membership | Vendor Membership | Site Sponsor Membership
Member Spotlight
Mike Baker
Mike Baker
Asheville, NC
Posts: 1,976
Joined: January 2006
Show All Member Profiles 
Shout Box
Search eBay for motorcycle parts in following countries
Australia, Canada, France, Holland, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
Random Gallery photo
Who's Online Now
44 registered members (Adam M.), 239 guests, and 55 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Gordo, to.bias, Nomdegom, Andy Mac, kwbikr
10381 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
Mori55 98
NickL 91
Stuart 86
DavidP 78
Triless 71
reverb 70
Rohan 64
Popular Topics(Views)
688,488 mail-order LSR
Forum Statistics
Forums34
Topics68,011
Posts661,580
Members10,381
Most Online3,995
Feb 13th, 2017
Like BritBike.com on Facebook

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Alton electric starter kit #703452
07/31/17 3:14 pm
07/31/17 3:14 pm
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 116
Pasadena, California, USA
E
Eric Eccleston Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
Eric Eccleston  Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
E
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 116
Pasadena, California, USA
Now that the Venom is up an running again, we're thinking of upgrading to the Alton electric start system. It's not cheap, so my question is: is this as fool-proof and reliable as the advertising implies? If I'm going to spend that kind of money for an upgrade, I don't want to spend a small fortune just to add whole new level of maintenance and fuss to the usual maintenance, fuss, and frustration that British bikes carry with them. Now, if it's generally reliable and it's truly a 2-hour job to install as claimed, then I'm all for it!

Appreciate if anyone has some experience with the Velocette Alton electric starter and can comment.

Thanks,

Eric


'69 Velocette Venom Clubman
'57 Norton 19S
'56 BMW R69
Support your #1 Velocette Forum

Check out British motorcycles for sale:
Velocette Motorcycles on e-Bay UK, Velocette motorcycles on e-Bay North America
 
Re: Alton electric starter kit [Re: Eric Eccleston] #703462
07/31/17 4:43 pm
07/31/17 4:43 pm
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 9,488
Scotland
kommando Online content
BritBike Forum member
kommando  Online Content
BritBike Forum member
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 9,488
Scotland
Can only comment on the Norton Commando version but the mechanics are similar, the anti backfire device is a series of nylon pucks, if the bike backfires they shear and until you replace them you have no electric start. They first had no anti back fire at all, then added it with 3 pucks and now changed the material, they also had issues with the chain but Andy the Chainman does a heavy duty version.. Also for some reason the starter motor is only a 2 brush version when stronger 4 brush versions are readily available. On the Commando there are better alternatives but not on the Velo so you either buy it or do a DIY. That said most Commando installations are trouble free but not all as can be seen by the changes.

Re: Alton electric starter kit [Re: kommando] #703468
07/31/17 5:19 pm
07/31/17 5:19 pm
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 116
Pasadena, California, USA
E
Eric Eccleston Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
Eric Eccleston  Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
E
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 116
Pasadena, California, USA
Thanks for the reply. I should have thought to go search for "Alton" in the Norton section of the forum. Having read all the comments there, I haven't abandoned the idea yet. Would love to hear some first hand experience with the Velocette version.


'69 Velocette Venom Clubman
'57 Norton 19S
'56 BMW R69


Home | Sponsors | Newsletter | Regalia | Calendar | Bike Project | BritBike Museum | Spiders Cartoons | "OLD" BritBike Forum | DVD- Manuals & Parts books | BritBike Stickers & Decals
Upgrade to: Premium Membership | Premium Life Membership | Vendor Membership | Site Sponsor Membership
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1