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#531417 03/04/14 8:23 pm
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Hi everyone,

I have a 47 KSS that was an off road model not fitted with lights, etc.

The bike has a Mag but no generator, battery, lights, etc. What would be the best way to make it a road model to fit with battery and headlamp and brake lamp and how much (ballpark) would that run?

Also, being new to Velocette and this era(BSA experience 1962 on) where would those parts be sourced? I prefer used, rebuilt or rebuildable spares.

I am having a much harder time finding info for this than any BSA/Norton/BMW worked on.

Thanks in advance

Cheers
Bob


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Hi Bob, I too have a 47 KSS, girder forks, although it's the last year of production a few were teles, what's yours?

Finding a Miler dynamo and reg shouldn't be too hard but you are going to struggle with a genuine/used headlamp, brackets and the inner and outer belt covers and probably a battery platform. Pattern parts are about, Groves carry some bits but the genuine tinware stuff is getting scarce. Contacts in the owners club helps.

Good luck with it and if you need any photos etc to help let me know.
Steve


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1939 Velocette KSS. Mk2
Previous bikes:
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1939 Velocette 350 Mac
1959 Velocette Venom
1998 Ducati 916
1978 Norton Commando 850
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Thanks Steve,

I have not been able to find the frame number. Where would that be?


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Bob, it should be stamped on the frame lug on the front down tube , the one just in front of where your dynamo should be! All I've seen are on the right (timing) side.

Steve


Current bikes:
1959 BSA Goldstar DBD34
1939 Velocette KSS. Mk2
Previous bikes:
1966 Velo Thruxton
1960 Velocette Venom Clubman
1939 Velocette 350 Mac
1959 Velocette Venom
1998 Ducati 916
1978 Norton Commando 850
various other stuff

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