Re: Our 1973 Solex 3800 "tornado-freezer bike"

Jay Rivett /
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> EH FCC of the QCB Wrote:

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> 20mph! No way. I hit 18 mph on mine down a slight hill and I felt it

> was going to fall apart. The other one I have with the wide open motor

> hits a solid 12 on flats. 20mph is a lot for a solex. If your looking

> for more speed get that one running and sell it. Buy a Puch or TOMos.

>

> If it is not staying running, the carb could be clogged with its tiny

> passages or the fuel pump might need a new diaphragm. If those are

> clean it my need the points cleaned and re-gapped and new condenser.

>

> But if it is running pull out the old phone and use a gps app. You

> should be between 12-14 mph or slightly higher of your lucky.

Yeah I thought they would be pretty slow. Every time I see one of those I'm like....yeah I dont have any desire to ride that.

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