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> EH FCC of the QCB Wrote:

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> Everything is fine....

>

> I can not get this fucker off for the life of me....deep creep for a

> month and it won’t budge...am I missing something simple? Is that

> another holding nut? I hit it with the impact and it would not budge.

> Sick of this motor...

>

> Won’t heat fuck up the magnets that held in there with glue? Idk

> frustrated....big time.

Put the puller on, tighten it really good put it in a safe place and forget about it until tomorrow. Tommorow tighten it a little more and forget about it. The third time you tighten it (if it hasn't came off yet) hit it with a good hammer.

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Bruce Zapper /

Is that one of those reverse thread nuts?

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It's great seeing you guys working on your Solexes!

I've been reconditioning this 1977 model 4600 V3:

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Don't waste your time porting and polishing, etc....just keep it basically stock.

You can open the cylinder intake port to 21/64" (8.3 mm).

And you can square off the transfer ports in the piston.

Most of the repro cylinders, gaskets, rings being sold online are crap.

I only sell HQ parts.

https://velosolexpartsforsale.blogspot.com/

E-mail me if you have questions, or need .pdf manuals, parts lists, owner's handbooks, HQ parts, etc.

briansolex@live.com

Also on Facebook.

I don't get on Moped Army everyday, so be patient if you ask a question here....email or Facebook are better.

Lots of "How to" vids on my Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/c/BrianSolex

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgAp0hMqCDUtRoIkafKKmndsF5sLa8LVQ

Lots of info on my websites:

Solex 3800 USA: https://solex3800usa.blogspot.com/

Velosolex 4600:

https://velosolex4600.blogspot.com/

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And there is Brian, I was waiting for you to chime in!

I am having trouble with the brake lever placement and throttle tube routing on my black bike. I’m going to read through your blogs and see if I can figure it out.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

Oh and that blue bike looks awesome.

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There is already one answer I needed for the decomp!(edited)

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Cristian Luna /

My friend mark got my race bike all welded up yesterday started as a Murray

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Whoa! That is a heck of a cool dirtped!

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Blake shared this from a cool promo book he has.

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Cristian Luna /

It’s actually gonna be my racebike I was going for like a supermoto moped.

This bike was the inspiration it will probably end up getting knobbies and being a dirtped when not racing !

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Definitely looks cool Cristian. I always liked the supermoto bikes and it seems like they are becoming very popular again.

Looks like my Black Solex is a late 73 based on what Brian’s Blog says. I definitely think I have a better idea how to run the cables. Waiting on a long ball cable to come for the rear brake. Anyone have an idea how the cable goes into the throttle tube? I have an idea but I am not 100% certain. I’m going to keep digging.

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I was trying forever with a strap wrench to get this apart. Someone before me tried too. They did not damage the pulley cheek that bad and I did not want to make things worse. So I made this holding tool. It’s pretty awesome. I padded the Vice with some old tubes tightened the cheek down. Put a long adjustable on it and it spun right off. I was shocked at how easy it came apart.

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Good to see you post, Brian! Always thankful for your knowledge. I forgot about your advice when I drunkenly ordered that cylinder I have a while back, should have hit you up directly.

I realized my throttle control’s little black lever is snapped off, so I’m going to have to find another control to swap on to make it work. I think my old stock General one should work, if I can find it.

Cristian, I want to check that sick race bike out as soon as we are un-locked-down.

This thread is great, keep it coming folks!

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ugh yeah so far 'work from home' for me has meant come into work for 9 hours then go home and 'work from home' for 2-3 more hours. last night i finished up at 10:30 and just couldn't drag my ass out to the garage.

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Soooo my Solex crank bearing took this ridge out with it because it was rusted together so tight. Should I carefully sand the roughness away and run it?!?

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> Chris Squid Wrote:

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> Good to see you post, Brian! Always thankful for your knowledge. I

> forgot about your advice when I drunkenly ordered that cylinder I have a

> while back, should have hit you up directly.

>

> I realized my throttle control’s little black lever is snapped off, so

> I’m going to have to find another control to swap on to make it work. I

> think my old stock General one should work, if I can find it.

The little black trigger is for the decompressor. You can just replace the trigger.

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> Chris Squid Wrote:

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> Soooo my Solex crank bearing took this ridge out with it because it was

> rusted together so tight. Should I carefully sand the roughness away and

> run it?!?

There needs to be a lip of material folded over the bearing's outer race to keep the bearing secure in the crankcase...otherwise, the crankshaft/ clutch/ flywheel will move sideways.

The best way of keeping that lip intact is to gently heat the crankcase as you pull the bearing...the lip will fold out nicely...you put the new bearing in while the crankcase is still warm...and you peen that lip back over the bearing's outer race.

Without that lip to hold the bearing in place, your best bet is going to be to use some Loc-tite bearing retaining compound (green color Loc-tite) on the bearing, then press it in (don't forget: to first install the thin shim down into the seat in the crankcase...and to support the crankcase underneath so that you don't blow out the seat when you press in the bearing)...then use a blunted chisel to make some stake marks in the metal around the edge of the bearing to help hold it in place. It might hold, it might not.

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> EH FCC of the QCB Wrote:

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> Looks like my Black Solex is a late 73 based on what Brian’s Blog says.

> I definitely think I have a better idea how to run the cables. Waiting

> on a long ball cable to come for the rear brake. Anyone have an idea

> how the cable goes into the throttle tube? I have an idea but I am not

> 100% certain. I’m going to keep digging.

I can send you my "twist-grip throttle" article (WORD. docx) which might help you with the throttle cable...but I'll need your e-mail address...or e-mail me at: briansolex@live.com.

The cable does not attach to the plastic throttle sleeve itself. The cable attaches to the throttle cable lever, which is the small cam-like lever next to the brake lever in the perch. When you twist the twist-grip, the cam on the plastic throttle sleeve actuates the nose of the throttle cable lever.

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

> Graham Motzing Wrote:

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> ugh yeah so far 'work from home' for me has meant come into work for 9

> hours then go home and 'work from home' for 2-3 more hours. last night

> i finished up at 10:30 and just couldn't drag my ass out to the garage.

Same here..., almost. I work 9 hours and then have 3 hours "working" in the garage at home. wish we'd have some warm weather for good over here. Cleaning in-frame gas tanks outdoors in 40 degree weather is no fun(edited)

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Thanks Brian! I sent you an email.

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You can tell when you got drunk working on a bike when the last part you put on the tool is still attached.

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> EH FCC of the QCB Wrote:

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> Thanks Brian! I sent you an email.

>

> You can tell when you got drunk working on a bike when the last part you

> put on the tool is still attached.

E-mail received and answered.

That throttle sleeve does not look good! LOL.

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It does not! I’m going to hit it with a sanding drum today. But I should probably get a new one.....

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Finally got my hands on a clutch puller, turns out i have the wrong crank seal...

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Luckily i'm not in much of a hurry and jmpb will probably mail one in an envelope.

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Moped Lar (OFMC) /

^Besides the obvious, what’s the hot sauce for? Seal/bearing lube?.....lol.

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It's for bacon sandwiches, it just happened to be still on the table. Franks red hot extra hot is my go to condiment.

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Moped Lar (OFMC) /

I’ve never had hot sauce. Ketchup is my go to condiment.

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> Moped Lar (OFMC) Wrote:

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> I’ve never had hot sauce. Ketchup is my go to condiment.

What?!? How is that even possible? I have at least six varieties on the table at all times.

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> Seth B Wrote:

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> > I’ve never had hot sauce. Ketchup is my go to condiment.

>

> What?!? How is that even possible? I have at least six varieties on the

> table at all times.

Ha . That's a waste of good table space . LOL

I don't even eat ketchup , let alone any hot sauce .

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> Moped Lar (OFMC) Wrote:

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> I’ve never had hot sauce. Ketchup is my go to condiment.

This is way too true, I don't even have ketchup at home but i've got lots of mayonnaise.

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I usually ask for mayo with my fries and if there's burgers on the grill , I have cheese and mayo on them , too . Nothing else just two on my burgers or only cheese . ;)

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Welp the point gap was way off. I fixed that with homemade test light....boat battery, wires and lightbulb....still doesn’t run. Replacing dighpram and cleaning carb right now...maybe that will do it.

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> Bas Autowas Wrote:

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> > Moped Lar (OFMC) Wrote:

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> > I’ve never had hot sauce. Ketchup is my go to condiment.

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> https://i.pinimg.com/originals/8b/42/68/8b4268b993536093c463edd2621f7ee1.jpg

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> This is way too true, I don't even have ketchup at home but i've got

> lots of mayonnaise.

Truth!

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Well it popped off with a blast of the spray. So either it is a dirty carb or the fuel pump is still clogged after a cleaning a new diaphragm. Tomorrow is another day! I have never spent so much time on a bike that is completely stock.

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