Velosolex 4800 build

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by max350, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. max350

    max350 Member

    My new project - VéloSoleX 4800(copy) and the bike that I intend to use
     

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  2. Samdallas214

    Samdallas214 Member

    can't wait to see it compleated
     
  3. max350

    max350 Member

    Thanks! glad you like it! I hope to be finished with the the bike before summer
     
  4. Dankoozy

    Dankoozy Member

    Where can you get those velo solex copies? I found one site but its in NZ
     
  5. max350

    max350 Member

    Hello! I bought mine from a Swedish internet shop Mekit.se. but it is closed for the moment
     
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  6. max350

    max350 Member

    I have sawn off the brackets on the front of the fork, Now it is only just to measure up and weld them to the back of the fork
     

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  7. max350

    max350 Member

    This is what the original front fork looks like, will make similar mounts for the engine
     

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  8. max350

    max350 Member

    I have now made ​​the engine mounts, just to fit in and weld. Engine has a little fun "carburetor" There is only on or off. When you drag in a handle, it is idle, when you release it is full throttle


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  9. max350

    max350 Member

    Continuing with weld the engine mounts on the front fork.

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  10. max350

    max350 Member

    Typically the "china" engines :) Someone forgoten to screw the fuel lines in the fuel pump!
    A lousy soldering manifold, Most screws were loose, but everything is going to be fixt
     

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  11. max350

    max350 Member

    Welded clear brackets for the brake, now is the fork ready for painting!. Projectet is almost complete, remains to final finish
     

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  12. max350

    max350 Member

    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 20-25kmh, but it is enough for it to qualify as a moped. now running perfectly legal with a traffic Insurance
    What is left to do is a comfortable bike seat in the old style, and an old leather saddlebag :)
     

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  13. max350

    max350 Member

    New comfortable saddle for the season, and bike bag in old style
     

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