Over the last few years VeloSolex Club U.K. has built up an extensive amount of Solex information from a variety of sources. As most of it was originally produced in French for the home market, it has meant taking the original information and translating into English. With the knowledge and assistance of BrianSolex, we now have a virtually complete set of verified English language translations of everything the novice or experienced Solex owner is likely to need.These can all be found in the drop-down boxes under the TECHNICAL LIBRARY heading.
There are owners' handbooks and servicing and disassembly guides for the engines, parts lists and torque setting charts for the S 3800 engine and frame (but they can also be used as a guide for the other earlier Solex models) Solex bicycle lubrication charts and a section containing useful information relevant to every Solex model. There’s even an extensive video section produced by BrianSolex showing the correct procedures for tackling numerous jobs on the Solex.
This facility is only available to VeloSolex Club U.K. members.
If you are the new owner of a Solex, the machines shown below may help you to identify exactly which type of Solex you have.
Early Solex models without a clutch
45 cc (May 1946 - September 1953)
330 (September 1953 - September 1955)
1950 45 cc with 650 wheels
1951 45 cc with 600 wheels
1954 Solex 330
660 (September 1955 - April 1957)
1010 (April 1957 - September 1958)
1400 (April 1958 - October 1959)
Later Solex models fitted with a clutch
1700 (October 1959 - May 1961)
1960 Solex 1700 fitted with Lamstop brake pedal accessory
S 2200 V1 & V2 (June 1961 - September 1964)
1961 Solex S 2200 V1
1962 Solex S 2200 V2
S 3300 (October 1964 - May 1966)
S 3800 (May 1966 - November 1988 in France and then from 1993 - 2005 in Hungary)
1967 Solex S 3800
1968 (early) Solex S 3800
1968 Solex S 3800 bleu
1968 Solex S 3800 Luxe
1980 Solex S 3800 Motobecane
1997 Solex S 3800 Impex
4600 v1 (1974 - 1975 in the U.K.)
1974 Solex 4600
5000 (January 1971 - March 1978)
1973 Solex 5000
Most of the Solex photographs on this page are from xelos53.skyrock.com