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Beeler2927

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 12, 2016
191
49
Portland, United States
Picked up and rescued this old Solex motor. Anyone experience one of these or have much knowledge about them? I’m sure it’s going to need some tlc but I’m excited to get this thing running on a bicycle. Anyone know what brand bicycles this motor would come on? I found little info on it and hope I didn’t overpay? Any info is appreciated, thanks!
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Boris

Fat tired old rider
Feb 16, 2008
12,381
Portland, OR 97206
Just working from memory here, but they were never sold as just a kit. They were imported as a complete moped that topped out at 19mph. Not fast enough for most American kids wanting a motorbike in the 60's. Should be plenty of info out there on them though.
 

buses n bikes

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 24, 2018
483
34
Ames, Iowa
Try looking on mopedarmy.com, good support forum over there just like here.

Two of my buddies have/had them. I don't have pictures but one mounted the Solex motor on a 26'' Schwinn middleweight frame and fork because the rest of the Solex was toast.

The engines are of questionable quality and low power, as mentioned. There is little to no aftermarket support and original parts are hard to find. I think my buddy got his Schwinn going once but in an attempt to tune it, broke the flimsy aluminum flywheel trying to remove it. It's been in his basement ever since.
 
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Rambler

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 1, 2011
837
Auburn Hills, United States
I believe Boris is correct, they were sold as a complete moped. I don't recall the Solex engine ever being sold as a bolt on kit. The engine drive wheel did tend to chew up front tires pretty quickly as I recall. Also as Boris stated, not very speedy. Being two cycle they were also a bit smoky.
 
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blackcat

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 4, 2017
171
54
Le Raincy, France
Picked up and rescued this old Solex motor. Anyone experience one of these or have much knowledge about them? I’m sure it’s going to need some tlc but I’m excited to get this thing running on a bicycle. Anyone know what brand bicycles this motor would come on? I found little info on it and hope I didn’t overpay? Any info is appreciated, thanks!
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Hello;
Beautiful project, when i was 12 years old, i did my first arms with a SOLEX 330 of 1954 that i have rebounded all rest, i like a big.
What is the model of marked on your plate?
Here is an address for SOLEX parts in France: WWW.SOLEX-MOTOBECANE.COM
Regards;
Serge
 

detroitbike

I live for the CABE
Sep 26, 2011
1,060
Detroit , Michigan
We were a seller and repair facility for Solex when I worked at the 'Kickstand' bicycle shop in Detroit in the 70's.
Never sold alone. Very unsafe braking by todays standards. They can run ok and are great to putz around with.
I sold them again in the late 90's and they were then made in Hungary. JUNK QUALITY then. Parts rusted in under a year.
The one pictured is French. They made the 3800 & the 4600 models.
Use it on an original solex. Too much involved to put on a bicycle......
 

Beeler2927

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 12, 2016
191
49
Portland, United States
Thanks everyone for giving your input on this. It was such an unusual piece I couldn’t pass it up for $100. I’m thinking since it is half there about piecing it out on Ebay or do you think selling it as is is a better route? Sounds like it may be a questionable endeavor finding the rest of it or getting it running reliably? Thoughts? and thanks again!!
 
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fat tire trader

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Oct 29, 2010
3,179
San Quentin, California
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