Solex Parts

May 27, 2012
1973 Solex 3800 (USA version) made in France

1973 Solex 3800 (USA version) made in France by Solex. 18.7 mph, no problem!

Welcome to the Solex Parts Department. Solex began in 1905, as two young French engineers, Maurice Goudard and Marcel Mennesson, producing engine parts. In 1940, after decades of interest in “bicycles with emergency engines”, the first front engine prototype was unveiled. After WWII the first Solex cyclomoteurs were sold to the public. Click the links below to see pictures and details of each model. Thanks Mr. Brian Solex!

1946-54 Solex 45cc
1953-55 Solex 330
1955-57 Solex 660
1957-58 Solex 1010
1958-59 Solex 1400
1959-61 Solex 1700
1961-64 Solex S 2200
1964-66 Solex S 3300 
1999-2005 Solex 3800

1999-2005 Solex 3800
made by Impex, Hungary

All 1966-88 Solex engines say “1966” in the casting. It’s the design approval year.
Many 1966s listed are not! Use these links to Mr. Brian Solex to determine the year.  
1966-86 Solex S 3800  made in France by Velosolex, reverse aluminum brake levers
non-self-closing throttle (pre-’75), only some US and Canada versions had brake lights
1986-88 Solex S 3800  made in France by MBK (Motobécane)Domino blk alum levers
self-closing throttle, most were domestic models not brake light equipped
1999-05 Solex S 3800     made in Hungary by Impex, Domino-copy black plastic levers
same as late 80’s S3800, 1999-02 had SEV points ignition, 2002-05 had CDI ignition
1973-74 Solex 4600 V1     made in France by Velosolexhead light up on handlebars
1973-74 4600 V1  reverse levers,  Cibié hl, SEIMA tl, or Maly tl+bl for DOT version
1975-79 Solex 4600 V2,V3 made in France by Motobécane (MBK)head light up on hb
1975      4600 V2  Magura levers,  CEV hl, CEV tl+bl, CEV switches 
early ’77 4600 V3  Magura levers,  CEV hl, ULO tl+bl, CEV switches
1975 Solex 4600 V2

1975 Solex 4600 V2 made by Motobecane, France

1977-79 4600 V3  Magura levers,Luxor hl,ULO tl+bl, Aprilia sws
2005-08 Black’nRoll S 4800 assembled in France by Mopex
1971-82 Solex 5000 compact, with 16″ tires, not 19″  see more
1973-74 Pli Solex folding 5000, engine & bars detach   see more
1968-74 Micron a Solex scooter with floor, no pedals    see more
1969-77 Flash, 6000 sideways mid engine, shaft drive see more
1973-77 Tenor (8000) Morini MO1Laura M54, M56, Morini 4sp
1976-on Chinese replicas:  Chang-Jiang, Hua Jia or Hong Du 
1974 Pli Solex that folds. It has 16" tires not 19".

’74 Pli Solex folder
16″ tires not 19″

A Pli Solex in action. Travel the Solex way!

A Pli Solex in action.
Portable freedom.

La biciclette qui roule toute seule!

La biciclette qui roule toute seule!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Solex originally started by making radiators, mostly for large trucks and buses, before and during World War 1. After the war, they shifted from radiators to making carburetors.
Solex carburetors became the company’s most famous product, Velosolexused on many European automobiles for decades. They also made lots of other things, like excellent micrometers.
Velosolex (Solex bike) was deveveloped during WWII while France was occupied by Germany. In 1946, after 5 years of testing, the humble little hybrid went into production. 
 
For the first 28 years of production, many millions were sold. Improvements were made year after year. The Solex motor bike became a household item in France and many parts of Europe. In 1974 Velosolex sold part of their production facility and rights to Renault. Here is a Renault 5000 and a Renault Tenor. But Renault sold the production to Motobecane, in Dec 1974, after only a month. Motobecane kept the old chrome Velosolex side stickers until late 1977. Here is a 1977-79 Motobecane 50VSolex, a 1977-80 Motobecane S 3800 and Motobecane 5000. At the same time Velosolex continued to produce mostly domestic S 3800s, up to 1986. Motobecane became known as MBK in 1983. The 1982-88 MBK S 3800 stickers only said Solex, in script, like this >
For the full accurate detailed history, see Professor Ball’s Complete Solex History.

Solex  S 3800 and 4600 Parts For Sale:

Click diagrams to enlarge. Click light blue links for photos, or for universal items listed “by type”.
These are the Motobecane part numbers (60000 to 69999). There are also Solex part numbers (00000 to 19999). 
There are also Velocruz part numbers (90000 to 99999), which are these MBK numbers with “9” instead of “6”.
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Solex Parts Figure 1 Flywheel Magneto

Solex Parts Figure 1
Flywheel Magneto

 fig#  part#   name          price   remarks
1-2   60972 thin nut          N/A   M10 x 1.25 x 3
1-3   60969 rotor deflector $5
1-4   60970 rubber gasket $5
1-5   60971 flange nut       $7   M10 x 1.25 14hex
1-6   60845 rotor              N/A  4600 V1 and most 3800
1-6   61219 rotor              N/A  4600 V2,V3 and some 3800 
1-7   61303 bolt                 $3    M4 x 15 x 0.75 (not 0.70)
1-8   60763 coil bolt           $3    M4 x 20 x 0.75 (not 0.70)
1-9   60002 nut                   $1   M4 x 0.75 3.5 height 3.5
1-10 60802 condenser      $18   new in package
1-11 60772 ignition coil     $75   SEV Marchal
1-12 13294 lighting coil     $35   for S4600 V2,V3
1-13 13309 stoplight coil   $30  for S4600 V2,V3
1-15 60084 bolt                $2     M4 x 10 x 0.75 (not 0.70)
1-16 60805 circlip              $2    tiny clip for points
1-17 60804 washer           $2    fiber washer 
1-18 61014 contact set    $20   SEV Marchal original
1-24 60934 plug wire       n/a   complete assembly
 
SEV Marchal
 
SEV means Société d’Equipements pour Véhicules automobiles.
SEV (France) has no relation to CEV (Italy).
SEV combined with Marchal in 1963, and then was bought by Ferodo in 1970.
Ferodo bought CIBIE lights, and then became Valeo in 1980.
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Solex Parts Figure 2 Clutch and Drive Roller

Solex Parts Figure 2
Clutch and Drive Roller

  fig#  part#   name               price   remarks
 
2-4   60491 crank nut                 N/A     M16x1.25 thin
2-5   60815 clutch spring            $3
2-6   60978 clutch complete       N/A
2-7   60977 deflector and  gasket $15
2-9   61287 drive roller assy      N/A
2-10 60484 cover clip                  $5    fresh rubber  
 
 
Solex 62254

Solex 62254 early & late

 
  
 
 
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Solex Parts Figure 3 Crankcase Assembly

Solex Parts Figure 3
Crankcase Assembly

fig#  part#   name                        price
3-2   60780 spark plug lead holder $3
3-3   62254 engine lever pre-74   $12  no notches, for early crank
        50021 engine lever ’74-on    N/A  with notches for late crank
3-5   60434 pump seating piece    $10  used
3-6   60023 fuel pump membrane $20  kept fresh in plastic
3-7   60846 fuel pump                  N/A  see BrianSolex

3-7a 11469 fuel pump check ball   N/A  see BrianSolex
3-7b 114xx fuel pump ball seat     N/A  see BrianSolex
3-8   60763 fuel pump bolt             $3  M4 x 20 x 0.75 (not 0.70)
3-9   60056 bolt                             $3  M6 x 10 9hex
3-10 60414 case gasket                 $7
3-13 60044 bolt                             $2  M6 x 15  9hex
3-14 60415 bolt                             $2  M6 x 20 9hex
3-17 60029 bolt                             $2  M6 x 10 9hex/slot
3-18 60015 cylinder stud               $5   M6 x  30? good used
3-19 60867 nut                             $5   M10 x 1 x 5 14hex
3-20 60024 washer                       $5   M10 x 0.8 x 19
3-21 60849 spacer – bearing race $12  M10 x 14 x 13.3
        rod needle bearing                 N/A  DL1413 20 od,14 id,13w
        piston needle bearing            N/A  DL1212 18 od,12 id,12w
3-22 60497 rod with piston           N/A 
3-24 62255 motor raising crank    N/A   4600 ’73-74 has no roller
        50025 motor raising crank    N/A   4600 ’75-on has a roller
3-30 60817 ring (3) 39.5×1.7       N/A   see Velocruz engine #24
3-31 61297 piston bare                N/A   see Velocruz engine #40
 
The Solex fuel pump membrane and maybe the plastic seats and balls are needed often to replace deteriorated 30-50 year old ones. It’s easier to replace the entire pump, membrane, and membrane seat, but more costly. When the top cap or post is unscrewed, the top check ball easily falls out and gets lost. Often a not working fuel pump only needs a ball, or a new membrane. The pump check balls can be tested by blowing and sucking through a piece of small rubber hose or fuel line. The lower line only blows and does not suck. The upper line only sucks and does not blow.
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Solex Parts Figure 4 Air Filter and Cylinder

Solex Parts Figure 4
Air Filter and Cylinder

fig#  part#   name                price   remarks
 
4-4   60759 air filter collar         $5
4-7   60980 cover support         $5
4-8   60859 valve nut               $6
4-10 61263 decomp lever         $7
4-11 60421 head bolt               $3
4-12 62152 head plate 4600    N/A  no engage lever 
4-12            head plate 3800    N/A  with engage lever
4-13 60786 spacer                   $3
4-16 60016 cylinder gasket      $8
4-18 60000 nut D6-H6            $3   M6x1.0, height=6, hex=9mm
4-19 60496 cylinder              $110  new in packing tube
4-19 60496 cylinder               $90   barely used, no wear at all
4-20 60437 head gasket          $7
4-21 60821 cylinder head        $40 good used
4-22 60858 decomp valve      N/A
 
 
 
 
 
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Solex Parts Figure 5 Carburetor and Gas Tank

Solex Parts Figure 5
Carburetor and Gas Tank

 fig#  part#   name                     price   remarks
5-1   60918 fuel tank – black     see photos below
5-2   60169 recirculation pipe      N/A
5-3   60176 tank lid washer         N/A   can use an o-ring
5-4   61376 gas tank lid              $15   good used black
5-5   60976 overflow pipe            N/A
5-8   60753 muffler exhaust pipe N/A
5-9   60964 gas return pipe         $15
5-10 60793 bolt                           $3    M6 x ?? 9hex
5-12 60854 cable bracket            $12
5-13 60925 throttle lever            $10
5-17            fuel jet 26cc              $9
5-17            fuel jet 27cc              $9
5-17 60183 fuel jet 28cc std        $12
5-17            fuel jet 29cc               $12
5-17            fuel jet 30cc               $9
5-17            fuel jet 31cc               $9
5-17            fuel jet 32cc               $9
5-19 60501 choke lever                $5
5-20 60923 carburetor – USA       N/A
5-22 60441 air filter gasket           $3
5-23            air jet 275cc               $8
5-23            air jet 301                  $8
5-23            air jet 401                  $8
5-23            air jet 551                  $8
5-23            air jet 601                  $8
5-23 60406 air jet 651                  $8
5-23            air jet 901                  $8
5-24 60440 choke assembly         $10
5-26 60442 inlet pipe gasket         N/A
5-27 60445 inlet pipe nut              $7
5-28 60041 pipe gasket                 $7
5-29 60785 inlet-exhaust pipe      $20    good used
Solex Tanks 1

Left, Z822 metal tank $90
1953-64 Solex 330 – 2200

Solex Tanks 2

Right, plastic tank N/A
19xx-xx 3800,4600,5000

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Solex Parts Figure 6
Solex Parts Figure 6
Engine Supports
fig#  part#   name                    price   remarks 
 
6-2   60827 front mudguard      $10  used white one
6-3   60981 engine plate right   $10  black
6-6   60031 silentbloc                $8   motor mount rubber tube
6-8   60935 engine mount bolt   $3
6-9   60982 engine plate left     $10  black 
6-10 60988 lock nut (plate)       $3
6-14 60824 washer                   $1   M8 x 14 x 2.0
6-15 60474 bolt                         $3   M8 x 15 x 1.0 thin flange hex
6-18 60987 suspension spring   $5
6-20 60021 friction washer        $2   M6 x 20 x 1.5
6-21 60778 friction plate            $5   curved slot + hole
6-22 60022 friction washer        $2   M8 x 20 x 1.5
6-24 60800 special nut              $5
  
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Solex Parts Figure 7 Main Frame
Solex Parts Figure 7
Main Frame
fig#  part#   name                price   remarks 
 
 
 
7-2   60473 frame bolt nut       $8
7-12  60490 frame bolt            $12
 
 
 
 
MB Stickers

MB Stickers $10
similar to Solex
see stickers #64

 
 
 
 
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Steering and Fork Assy
Solex Parts Figure 8
Steering and Fork Assy
fig#  part#   name                         price   remarks 
 
 
8-4   61447 handlebar bolt          $2    M8 x 22 x 1.0
8-18 60418 bolt                                $3   M6 x 12 9hex
8-21 61010 splash guard clamp  $7    shiny new
8-25 60543 engine shield blue   $15  one small scratch
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Solex Parts Figure 9a Left Handlebar Controls
Solex Parts Figure 9a
Solex 4600 V2,V3 only
Left Magura Controls
fig#     description                               link to Parts/By Type/
 
9a-2   CEV round chrome lite switch see /Electrical/Switches #2
9a-3   CEV round chrome kill switch see/Electrical/Switches #1
9a-4   Magura left lever assembly    see/Controls & Bars/Magura
9a-4a Magura left housing/perch     see/Controls & Bars/Magura #12
9a-4b Magura left grip 22mm         see/Controls & Bars/Grips
9a-5   Magura left lever                   see/Controls & Bars/Magura #1
9a-6   Magura pivot bolt & locknut  see/Controls & Bars/Magura #6
9a-7   Magura socket bolt               see/Controls & Bars/Magura #11
9a-8   cable pinch bolt (at  wheel)   see/Cable Parts/Cable Parts #P3c
9a-9   Magura clamp bolt M6           see/Controls & Bars/Magura #10
9a-10 rear brake cable adjuster       see/Cable Parts/Cable Parts #A2
9a-11 CEV brake light switch & cover see /Electrical/Switches #26
          normally-open-when-installed kind, black tip, not white tip 
 
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9a-12 10006 inverted lever left            N/A
 
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Solex Parts Figure 9b Right Handlebar Controls
Solex Parts Figure 9b
Solex 4600 V2,V3 only
Right Magura Controls
 
9b-1   Magura throttle complete    see/Controls & Bars/Magura  
9b-2   Magura throttle housing      see/Controls & Bars/Magura #13
9b-3   Magura right grip 24mm      see/Controls & Bars/Grips
9b-3a Magura twist tube               see/Controls & Bars/Magura #4
9b-4   Magura right lever               see/Controls & Bars/Magura #2
9b-5   Magura decomp lever           see/Controls & Bars/Magura #3
9b-6   Magura pivot bolt & locknut  see/Controls & Bars/Magura #6
9b-7   Magura socket bolt               see/Controls & Bars/Magura #11
9b-8   cable pinch bolt (at  wheel)   see/Cable Parts/Cable Parts #P3c
9b-9   Magura clamp bolt M6          see/Controls & Bars/Magura #10
9b-10 rear brake cable adjuster      see/Cable Parts/Cable Parts #A2
9b-11 CEV brake light switch & cover see /Electrical/Switches #26
          normally-open-when-installed kind, black tip, not white tip
 
 
 
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                                                                                 9b-12 10005 inverted lever right      $30 see photos after Fig 19
                                                                                 9b-13             decomp thumb lever     $10   grey plastic                  
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Solex Parts Figure 10 Front Brake Assembly
Solex Parts Figure 10
Front Brake Assembly
fig#  part#   name                      price   remarks 
 
10-2   60423 brake bar assy      $20
10-3   13306 front brake cable    see cables below
10-8   60070 brake shoe block     $8    says Sphinx (can use bicycle)
10-12 60502 brake support         $5
10-15 61296 brake pad assy      $15   plain shiny new
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
   
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Solex Parts Figure 11 Pedal Assembly
Solex Parts Figure 11
Pedal Assembly
fig#  part#   name                 price   remarks
 
11-4   60966 chain 83 link     $10    84 links with master         
11-5   60072 master link        $2      ordinary bicycle chain
11-6   61371 cable end            $5     like bicycle one but smaller
11-8   60465 crank spindle      $20
11-10 60061 cotter pin assy     $5     9.0mm special wedge
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
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Saddle Assembly
Solex Parts Figure 12
Saddle Assembly
fig#  part#   name                 price   remarks 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Solex Parts Figure 13 Luggage Carrier
Solex Parts Figure 13
Luggage Carrier
fig#  part#   name                           price   remarks 
 
 
 
 13-8   61379 connector air pump  $5   green, presta valve end
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Solex Parts 14 Front Wheel
Solex Parts Figure 14
Front Wheel
fig#  part#   name                           price   remarks 
 
14-3              inner tube 19″          see Brian or /tires & tubes
14-4             tire 19 x 1.75 or 2.0   see Brian  or /tires & tubes
14-5   61797 spoke nut 2.4×0.55  see wheel parts/spokes
14-6   61358 front spoke 220×2.4 see wheel parts/spokes
14-7a 17187 ball 7/32″(22) 75-on see wheel parts/universal
14-7b            ball 1/4″ (18) pre-75 see wheel parts/universal
14-8a 60058 front hub axle set     N/A  M9.5 x 1.0 x 130 long
14-8c            bearing cone             N/A use 3/8×26 bicycle cone
14-8d            lock nut M9.5x1x4    N/A use 3/8×26 bicycle nut
14-9   60052 hub cap                    N/A
14-10 61217 outer washer             $1  use 3/8″
14-11 60079 nut 9.5×1 14hex      N/A use 3/8×26 15hex bike
14-12 61360 rim                           N/A  no spokes  19″ 28 hole
 
  
After the take-over of VeloSolex by Motobecane in 1974, the front hub changed from Atom to Leleu, in 1975.
1. The balls changed from 18 (9 per side) of 1/4″ balls (Atom) to 22 (11 per side) of 7/32″ balls (Leleu).
2. The outside of the cones became larger, or the inside of the cup became smaller for the smaller balls.
3. The front axle stayed the same, 9.5 x 1.0mm ≈ 3/8 x 26tpi. So did all of the axle nuts, spacers, washers.
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Solex Parts 15 Rear Wheel
Solex Parts Figure 15
Rear Wheel
fig#  part#   name                         price   remarks 
15-1,2,3,4 same tire & tube as front wheel above
15-5   61797 spoke nut 2.4 x 0.55   see wheel parts/spokes
15-6   61359 rear spoke 192 x 2.4   N/A
15-7a 61405 brake plate Ø80 assy   N/A  for 75-on Leleu hub
15-7b           brake plate Ø83 assy    N/A for pre-75 Atom hub
15-8a 62598 brake shoe Ø80 ’75-on see wheel parts/brakes #2
15-8b 12355 brake shoe Ø83 ’66-74 N/A 
15-12a 17187 ball 7/32″(22) ’75-on see wheel parts/universal
15-12b            ball 1/4″ (18)  pre-75 see wheel parts/universal
15-11a 60955 rear axle set 75-on    N/A M9.5 x 1.0 x ??? long
15-11b          rear axle set pre-’75     N/A M9.5 x 1.0 x ??? long
15-11c          bearing cone                N/A use 3/8×26 bicycle cone
15-11d          lock nut M9.5x1x 4      N/A use 3/8×26 bicycle nut
15-13 61217 outer washer               $1  use 3/8″
15-14 60079 nut 9.5×1 14hex         N/A use 3/8×26 15hex bike
15-15 61365 cable end                     see Cable Parts/Parts #P3c
15-16 61360 rim F & R                     $40  (no spokes)  19″ 28 hole 
 
 
After the take-over of VeloSolex by Motobecane in 1974, the rear hub changed from Atom to Leleu, in 1975.
1. The rear drum brake diameter, brake plate, and brake shoes changed from 83mm (Atom) to 80mm (Leleu).
2. The balls changed from 18 (9 per side) of 1/4″ balls (Atom) to 22 (11 per side) of 7/32″ balls (Leleu).
3. The outside of the cones became larger, or the inside of the cup became smaller for the smaller balls.
4. The rear axle stayed the same, 9.5 x 1.0mm ≈ 3/8 x 26tpi. So did all of the axle nuts, spacers, washers.
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Solex Parts Figure 16 Solex 4600 (USA) only CEV Headlight Assy
Solex Parts Figure 16
1975-79 Solex 4600 V2 and V3
CEV (V2) or Luxor (V3) Headlight Assy
16-1a            CEV HL ring Tipo 105   see /Electrical/Headlights #9
16-2a 13355 CEV sealed beam #171 see /Electrical/Bulbs #7
16-3a 14940 CEV headlight clip         see /Electrical/Headlights #10
16-5a 60415 bolt M6 x 25 hex
16-6a              ring bolt M5 x 20
16-7a            CEV housing for 2143  see /Electrical/Headlights #11
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16-1b 53433 Luxor HL ring #1710        see /Electrical(not finished)
          53432 inner upport ring              see /Electrical (not finished)
16-2b 13355 GE sealed beam #4667-2 see /Electrical/Bulbs
16-3b 14940 Luxor headlight clip           see /Electrical (not finished)
16-4b 00137 washer M8                       see /Electrical(not finished)
16-5b 18324 bolt M8 x 1.25 x 20 13hex see/Electrical(unfinished)
16-6b 19569 bolt M5 x 20 x 0.90 (not 0.80) see/Electrical(not done)
16-7b            Luxor housing                  see/Electrical (unfinished)  
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Solex Parts 17a Solex 4600 (USA) only CEV Tail Light
Solex Parts Figure 17a
early 1975 Solex 4600 V2
CEV 9350 Tail Light
fig#  part#   name                     price   remarks 
 
17a-1 61391 tail light assy   see /Electrical/Tail Lights CEV 9350
17a-2 13353 screw              see /Electrical/Tail Lights CEV 22253
17a-3 61404 lens                 see /Electrical/Tail Lights CEV 03211
17a-4 61392 bulb                 see /Electrical/Bulbs/6V 5/18W
17a-5            tail light body   see /Electrical/Tail Lights CEV 03212
17a-6 12181 mount bracket see /Electrical/Tail Lights CEV 02748
 
 
 
 
  
 
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Solex Parts 17b Solex 4600 (USA) only U.L.O Tail Light

Solex Parts 17b
1975-79 Solex 4600 V2 & V3
U.L.O Tail Light

fig#  part#   name                    price   remarks 
 
17b-1 53511 tail light assy   see /Electrical/Tail Lights ULO MB
17b-2 21478 gasket             see /Electrical/Tail Lights ULO MB 
17b-3 52418 reflector           see /Electrical/Tail Lights ULO MB
17b-7 52934 tail light lens    see /Electrical/Tail Lights ULO
17b-11 61392 bulb                see /Electrical/Bulbs 6V 5/18W
17b-12 53434 pad                 see /Electrical/Tail Lights ULO MB
17b-13 53436 plate               see /Electrical/Tail Lights ULO MB
17b-14 53489 ref. support    see /Electrical/Tail Lights ULO MB 
17b-15 53438 reflector         see /Electrical/Tail Lights ULO MB
 
  
 
 
 
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Solex Parts 18 Engine Gaurd and Muffler
Solex Parts Figure 18
Engine Gaurd and Muffler
  fig#  part#   name                               price   remarks
 
18-4   61399 engine guard rail 4600   $60 used with good chrome
18-4              engine guard rail 3800   N/A  3800=no reflector mount

 

          

  
 
 
  
 
 
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Solex Parts Figure 19 Control Cables

Solex Parts Figure 19
Control Cables

fig#    part#   length(mm)   name         price   remarks 

1        60178 1000 rear brake sleeve  see/Cable Parts/Sleeves
2        61446  ——  cable end/stop      see/Cable Parts/Parts
3        00716  ——  pinch bolt             see/Cable Parts/Parts P2-a
4        13307 1460 rear brake wire     see/Cable Parts/Wires W1
1 & 4  60974 1660 rear brake cable    see/Cable Parts/Cables C2
5        60178  610  front brake sleeve see/Cable Parts/Sleeves
6        13306  720  front brake wire    see/Cable Parts/Wires
5 & 6  62174  910  front brake cable   see/Cable Parts/Cables C1
7                    375  decompres sleeve see/Cable Parts/Sleeves
8        61446  ——  cable end/stop       see/Cable Parts/Parts
9        61453  425  decompressor wire see/Cable Parts/Wires
7 & 9  62178  440  decompress cable  see/Cable Parts/Cables
10                    ??   slow down sleeve  see/Cable Parts/Sleeves
11                  700  slow down wire      see/Cable Parts/Wires W1
10,11 62175  690  slow down cable     see/Cable Parts/Cables
12      60179  535  throttle sleeve       see/Cable Parts/Sleeves
13                  700  throt. wire Domino see/Cable Parts/Wires W1
12,13 26469          throt cable Domino see/Cable Parts/Wires
14      13332  700  throt. wire Magura see/Cable Parts/Wires
12,14             700  throt cable Magura see/Cable Parts/Cables
 
 
Solex right inverted lever with cable wires loose

Solex right inverted lever with cable wires loose

Solex right inverted lever with cable wires taut

Solex right inverted lever with cable wires taut

Solex right inverted lever with cable wires taut, end view

Solex right inverted lever, wires taut, end view

 
The 1968-86 Solex right inverted brake lever also controls the throttle. Either squeeze the brake or twist the grip to close the throttle. A cam in the grip pushes that little trigger (center photo) which pulls the throttle wire. The single-ended throttle and brake wires are ordinary “universal” moped inner wires.
 
 
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Solex Parts Figure 19a S 3800 Head & Tail Lights

Solex Parts Figure 19a
S 3800 Head & Tail Lights

fig#  part#   name                      price   remarks
 
19a-1   60204 motor cover bare  N/A
19a-2   60205 HL lens 1986-on     N/A
            61367 HL lens pre-1986  N/A  for 10mm screw-in bulb 
19a-3   60574 bulb 6V15W P26S   N/A  26mm flange bulb
19a-3a          flange for screw-in N/A  17.3mm press-in flange
19a-3b 14460 6V headlight bulb    $2   E10 screw-in yellow
19a-4   60767 switch lever          $5
19a-5   60834 contact lever        N/A
Solex screw-in headlight bulb

Solex screw-in h.l. bulb

19a-6   60831 return spring         N/A
19a-7   14311 bolt M4x0.75×12    N/A
19a-8           tail light body            N/A
19a-9           tail light lens             N/A
19a-10        bl bulb 6V10W ba15     $2
19a-11         t.l. bulb 6V4W  ba9    $2
19a-12        tail light complete      N/A
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solex 3300 tail light

1959-66 Velosolex 1700, S2200, S3300
tail light by SEIMA

1966 Solex 3800 DOT tail light made by Maly

1966-67 S 3800 DOT
tail light by MALY

1971-72 Solex 3800 USA tail light by Luxor

1966-76 S 3800
tail light by SEIMA

1977-79 4600 V2,V3 tail light by U.L.O.

1977-79 4600 V3
tail light by ULO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1975 Solex 4600 V2 tail light by CEV

1975 Solex 4600 V2
tail light by CEV

 
1976-88 S 3800 MBK MB Hexagon tail light

1976-88 S 3800
MB Hex black

1976-82 Solex 5000 MB Hexagon white

1976-82 5000
MB Hex white

1999-05 Impex S 3800 2005-on Black'nRoll S 4800 Tail light by Soubitez

1999-05 Impex S 3800
05-08 Black’nRoll S 4800
tail light by Soubitez

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1962-74 Solex 3800 USA Wiring:     this content courtesy of BrianSolex
Solex Parts Figure 20a 1962-73 S3800 USA Head light ground tab

Solex Parts Figure 20a
1964-66 S 3300
1966-73 S 3800
Head light ground tab


Solex Parts Figure 20 1973-74 S 3800 USA Lights Wiring

Solex Parts Figure 20
1973-74 S 3800 USA
Lights Wiring

Yellow – main power from stator to switch paddle (power for the lighting exits the stator via the serrated stud; there is no wire connection between the serrated stud and the switch. The switch paddle must contact the serrated stud when the switch lever is turned counter-clockwise)
Red – power from headlight switch paddle, through spring and bronze strip, to headlight.
Blue – power from bronze strip to tail light wire
Green – ground (wire from headlight to fuel pump screw) 
*Note: the 1966-72 S 3800 USA (and the S 3300) is similar, but instead of a ground wire, there is a ground tab mounted on the front of the fuel pump. The tip of the bulb touches the tab.  
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Solex 4600

Solex 4600 Wiring

Solex 3800 Impex

Solex 3800 Impex Wiring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where else to get parts:                          ===================================================

Brian Solex’s Parts for Sale and Brian’s Solex 4600 Website Visit Brian Solex’s blogs here and at the top of this page. They are Velosolex Grand Central Station. From there you can buy things or link to resources around the world. Your Solex questions will all be answered. Brian is a brilliant engineer who has studied and documented every square millimeter of the Velosolex (including the magical check balls deep inside the fuel pump). He has extensive, accurate, excellent service procedures and photos to help people. You can ask technical questions, or you can browse and learn the complete history and engineering behind all things Solex.

https://www.treatland.tv/solex-s/424.htm    Treatland.tv carries many Solex parts. A moped parts supermarket!

http://www.velocruz.com/home.htm    Velocruz Inc in Utah USA still carries most Solex S 3800 parts, and sometimes used bikes, but not any more new ones. Velocruz founder Tommie Matthews brought back the Velosolex to the USA in 1998, becoming the exclusive US distributor for Impex, the manufacturer in Hungary. Son Jeff Matthews runs Velocruz  now. The Hungarian S 3800, produced from 1999 to 2005, was well made, and nearly identical to the 1986-88 French S 3800.

Solex Parts Catalogs:
1973-74 Solex 4600 V1 Parts Catalog       by VeloSolex, 1974, in English, Velosolex part #s
1975-79 Solex 4600 V2,V3 Parts Catalog  by VeloSolex, 1976, in English, Velosolex part #s
1970’s Solex 3800 USA Parts List              by VeloSolex, 1975, in English, Velosolex part #s
1986-88 Solex S 3800 Parts Catalog         by MBK/Motobecane, in French, MBK part #s
 
Solex Topics of Interest: 
The Velosolex in the USA  by Solex Millenium, in English
The Velosolex in Canada  by Solex Millenium, in English
Technical Specifications  by Prof. Auguste Balls, in English
 
Solex Three-Wheelers:
Micron 3-wheeler, very rare:
http://www.lesolex.com/historique/micron/micron3roues.jpg
Triporteur Crusson, made with 1700s, 2200s, and 3300s
Triporteur, made by Sides, late ’60s, early ’70s, using 3800s: 
http://solex.e-monsite.com/medias/album/images/45306594sides-2-jpg.jpg
http://www.mopedarmy.com/img/gallery/triporteur.jpg
Bercy, made by Impex:
http://solexin.free.fr/medias/images/actu/impex/img-solex-triporteur.jpg
Solex Taxi, made by Impex:
http://solexin.free.fr/medias/images/actu/impex/img-porteur.jpg
http://www.mopedarmy.com/img/gallery/les_escales19.jpg
Solex Trike, made by somebody in Michigan or Ohio in the mid-70s, about 100?
http://www.mopedarmy.com/img/gallery/tomos_003.jpg
Surf-racer, these were raced in Japan, Saudi Arabia, USA:
http://lh6.ggpht.com/-Dw2rQfJdBIQ/TZg-BbOAtaI/AAAAAAAAF5w/EeHjgbCqMzQ/s640/Surf-Duett.JPG
 
Solex Four-Wheelers:
Bellier Formule 85
Veloto   video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csYnIaYOFNY
Buggy   video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4svK4vC4UZY 
 
Children’s Solex: 
F4  for children age 8 and up  http://solexmillenium.fr/solex-derives.php
 
Solex Events and Videos:
2012 Bastille Day Citroen & Velosolex Rendezvous in NYC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp-LhRmkkMk
Sept 2008:  20 Holland Riders Cross America on Solex’s  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nZAhtnW_wQ
 
Solex Music
“I was Riding My Solex” by Spencer Matthews: http://www.velocruz.com/images/I_was_riding_my_Solex.mp3