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Possible new bike
« on: July 31, 2020, 02:30:07 PM »
Looking at a smaller machine than the Griso. Decent price. Not road registered. Old.
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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 03:18:18 PM »
It's a Solex, isn't it?
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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 03:35:16 PM »
It's a Solex, isn't it?

Dammit. Sussed.
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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 01:54:11 PM »
Inspected it today. An early 60s 2200 Swan Neck. Bought. £200. Probably will cost another £150 to get it registered and roadworthy.
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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 09:40:35 AM »
I had to look that up--it's cool that you're restoring it to roadworthiness.
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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 10:29:46 AM »
Pictures?
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2020, 10:30:33 AM »
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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2020, 11:14:15 AM »
Doh! I did it wrong! :lol:
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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2020, 01:24:24 PM »
pick up at 1000AM GMT.
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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2020, 06:32:50 AM »
The mighty Solex is home. Suggestions for a name welcomed.

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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2020, 07:18:35 AM »
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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2020, 08:23:43 AM »
Awesome!  That should keep you out of trouble for a little while.

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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2020, 08:53:02 AM »
Going to ride that over to the continent for a meet up?  8)
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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2020, 12:14:58 AM »
The mighty Solex is home. Suggestions for a name welcomed.




I nominate “Solange”


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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2020, 12:47:22 AM »
mmm-Solange and Stodg...

Washed it after those pics. degreased various greasy parts. I wondered why it was so black, with no gold pinstripes-it's been hand painted at some point. Shame. Wasn't visible until decades layers of filth were removed. Still, not going to restore it. I'll just derust the rusty bits and leave cosmetically as is.

The head lamp is disconnected and the contacts are a mess. No biggy, I'll use a bicycle light.

Today it's wheel and carb stripping time.
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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2020, 05:08:46 PM »
Going to ride that over to the continent for a meet up?  8)

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What a cool project. Any idea the last time it ran?
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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2020, 01:16:09 AM »
It runs but  not well. Usually a simple fix with theses things-clean carb and jets, clean fuel lines, clean fuel filter, new spark plug.

Discovered yesterday it has the later 3800 (about 1974) engine in a 1961 frame.

A ride to Switzerland is not impossible (unless there's a hill in the way). It would take weeks.
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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2020, 09:32:48 PM »
It runs but  not well. Usually a simple fix with theses things-clean carb and jets, clean fuel lines, clean fuel filter, new spark plug.

Discovered yesterday it has the later 3800 (about 1974) engine in a 1961 frame.

A ride to Switzerland is not impossible (unless there's a hill in the way). It would take weeks.

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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2020, 06:26:23 AM »
A ride to Switzerland is not impossible (unless there's a hill in the way). It would take weeks.
:lol:

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Re: Possible new bike
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2020, 10:57:55 AM »
A ride to Switzerland is not impossible (unless there's a hill in the way). It would take weeks.
:lol:

Tell ya what: I'll meet you half way  :popcorn:

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