Velosolex 4800 build

max350

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I have now at last got the engine to function properly! The quality of "China copy" of solex engine is beneath all criticism. have had to replace the piston, fuel pump, screws, fix the clutch etc.. but fortunately it fit original parts from solex. have been doing some test rides, but there is no speed monster directly! peaks around 20kmh, but it is enough for it to qualify as a moped. now running perfectly legal with a traffic insurancecvlt1
 

max350

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Apr 10, 2010
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Did today a little longer test drive about 30km, it went perfectly, fuel consumption approx 4dl gasoline Average speed according to GPS 25.3 kmh :) little faster than I thought it would go!cvlt1
 

xseler

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Both are unique and great looking bikes!! I especially like the integrated top tube fuel tank on the orange bike. I would like to do something similiar to that one for my next build.
 

maniac57

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Very nice stable you have!
Even the real solex was never much of a speed setup...like you said, it's for comfy cruising.
 

5-7HEAVEN

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Thanks! I was also a little surprised what GPS showed, but there was a few downhills that gave a little extra speed :) Normally, I think 20- max 25kmh is what it performs
Is that your bike on youtube going 74kph (46mph)?