Solexes

Fred /
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I didn't know that.

And I like that.. It brings back good and bad memories.

The first moped I ever rode was a Solex (probably '69').. I had a mini-bike with a lawn-mower engine in it, and my grandfather said he had a Solex that didn't work and I told him I might be able to fix it (at 12 years old).. I think he thought that was funny.

I took apart the 'carburetor' (about the size of a dog whistle) and it was gummed almost solid with stuff the consistency of thick vaseline.. cleaned it out.. ran great.. rode it to a friends house to show him..I was surprised it went 30 mph..

rode back for a 10 mile round trip..and called my Grandfather and told him I fixed it and he could pick it up..DOH!.. he came over and I think he was embarassed that a 12 year old fixed something that he didn't figure out.. and he loaded it up and took it.. I don't think he even wanted it.. and I probably could have kept it if I had asked to.

I would say it performed as good as my now modified Honda PA50 30 years later.

With probably a better chassis tires and suspension.

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  Who Makes Mopeds for sale Now (in US)Topic by: Fred Fred 12/17/00 07:25PM
  Re: Who Makes Mopeds for sale Now (in US)Re: Miguel Miguel 12/17/00 10:15PM
  Re: Who Makes Mopeds for sale Now (in US)Re: dave dave 12/18/00 11:13AM
  Re: Who Makes Mopeds for sale Now (in US)Re: levon levon 12/18/00 11:48AM
  Re: Who Makes Mopeds for sale Now (in US)Re: miguel miguel 12/18/00 12:02PM
  Re: Who Makes Mopeds for sale Now (in US)Re: Jim C. Jim C. 12/20/00 10:37PM
  SolexesRe: Fred Fred 12/20/00 11:38PM
  Re: SolexesRe: Jim C. Jim C. 12/21/00 09:45PM
  fastRe: Richard Richard 02/05/01 03:35PM
  Re: fastRe: Ron Brown Ron Brown 02/05/01 03:41PM
  Re: fastRe: Angel Angel 09/10/01 11:59AM
  Re: fastRe: miguel miguel 09/10/01 04:58PM

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