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Discussion in 'Herman's Genres' started by Herman, May 24, 2012.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
  2. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    2-stroke engine, very reliable, light, fuel consumption ca 1 litre per 100 km !

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  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    when I saw the title I was expecting pictures of carburettors, Herman ... presumably the same company made those who made this splendid vintage piece
     
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  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Herman - I want one of those - a cool machine!!!!
     
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  5. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
  6. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
  7. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
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  8. silverbullet

    silverbullet SC Regular

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    Oct 20, 2010
    Germany
    Bill,

    I have a phantastic Solex 3300 from France in almost mint condition.....Bought it at Noirmoutier 10 years ago, got some service until the garage owner went into retirement. It's a cool machine with key lock handlebar and the bidon to get 1 ltr. 2 stroke fuel for long distance cruising..... ;-)

    Some years ago I collected these VeloSolex here in Germany, I have two 5000 models with the smaller tires (one in orange and one in blue) and two Solex 3800.

    Cruising in the morning to get the croissant and baguettes, on top my Mille Miglia 'casque' I'm close to Sir Stirling Moss.........

    Here snaps:
     

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  9. silverbullet

    silverbullet SC Regular

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    Oct 20, 2010
    Germany
    I'll add two new Michelin tires with tubes. Not really needed but good to have......

    The throttle from this model is like 'cruise control': when you do just steering, the throttle is full. By pulling the left (front) brake the brake cable makes a twist around a curve at the carburettor and closes the throat, engine runs only with idle. Release the brake and full power will push you.....:biggrin:

    For Motobecane fans I have the white Model Kaptijn' from France with a handle bar to disconnect the engine's drive roll from the tire. But here it's the back tire and the handle bar is at the left side of the frame. Nice.
     

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  10. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Can't contribute 'cos I didn't even know what a Solex was until I opened this thread...! Not sure they are even legal in the UK?
     
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  11. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Just been looking at the "local for sale" ads

    Depends on the condition - old ones - sell for Euros 250 as a wreck

    The newer ones, say the 3800 model from the late 1960's sell for about Euros 300 in good running order

    there is even a tandem for sale for Euro 600
     
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  12. silverbullet

    silverbullet SC Regular

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    Oct 20, 2010
    Germany

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  13. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I had one in the UK in 1966

    went forever on a very small tank of fuel and if you had problems you had pedal power

    The one I had did NOT have cable brakes - the brakes were the older ones made of bent metal rods - I think that it only had a front brake and I just cannot remember but I think that if you pedalled backwards it stopped the rear wheel -I'll have a look around - but I've not been on my motor bike this year yet
     
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