ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS - Click
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Make certain that you comply with ALL of your local laws
regarding safety, speed, insurance, and any other requirements.
Carefully remove your Solex from the container. Now,
be very careful as you loosen
the handle-bar "yoke bolt" (about 2 revolutions) with
a size 13 mm wrench. This will enable you to place the handle
bars in their proper position. - both vertically and horizontally.
DO NOT USE FORCE. (Hint: It may help to hold the front
wheel in a firm position as you make the handle bar adjustment.)
Then tighten that 13 mm yoke bolt so the handle bars will remain
in position. Now connect the 2 wires to each handle grip assembly.
(You have now connected the brake light switch. It does
NOT matter to which post you connect each wire.)
Notice that one pedal has been placed in a reverse position..
Remove the pedal and then place it on the other side of the
"arm". Be extra careful to avoid "cross-threading"
the threads. It is important to note that the pedal on the left
side of the bike is marked with an "L"; likewise,
the pedal on the right side of the bike is marked with an "R".
Thus, they have reverse threads when placed side by side.
The purpose of the motor guard is to protect the motor
from scratches and falls. Please be careful as you install it.
You will notice that it is designed to fit against the frame
behind the motor (BETWEEN THE 2 BOLT HEADS ON EACH SIDE) and
is then held in place by the clamp. The guard has 2 indentations
to provide the proper placement of the clamp. The easy way to
begin placing the guard is to come up from the bottom of the
engine. When properly placed, tighten the clamp to make it secure.
If you Solex comes with 2 mirrors, one mirror is to be
placed into the hole on the left-hand control -- which is approximately
3 inches behind the ringer. The star washer and nut are to be
placed next to each other as you mount the mirror. The 2nd mirror
is to be placed (along with the clamp) on the right side of
the handle bars.
While your Solex is on its stand, and the motor is pulled "back",
check to make certain that each wheel is centered to avoid any
"rubbing" on the wheels. It may be necessary
to loosen the axle nuts and re-allign the front or rear wheel.
Then tighen the nuts.
Inflate the tires with the proper amount of air. (approx
to "HAPPY SOLEXING"
On a regular basis, make certain that all nuts and bolts
Do not sit on your Solex while the kick stand
is down. (This could cause the kick stand to bend by the weight
of heavier people.)
The proper oil/fuel mixture is 2-3%. (This means a 40 to 1 ratio
-- which is approximately 3 1/2 oz. of 2-cycle oil per gallon
of gasoline.) Still confused? Think of approximately 1/3 "kitchen
measuring cup" of oil per gallon of regular gasoline.
If your NEW Solex seems to lack power, this is
probably because of the "newness" of your bike. It does take
time to "break-in" and you will notice it's performance improves
WARNING: "If you ride a Solex, you will want one"