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1966-68 Solex S 3800 DOT

1966-68 Solex S 3800 DOT

 

1966-68 Solex S 3800 DOT General Information:

 

~ factory-equipped with electric horn and brake light (stop light)  

~ sold in States with stricter safety regulations, such as New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Hawaii...

~ metal fuel tank on early bikes; plastic fuel tank on later bikes

~ START / DEPART on air filter hood

~ black, with gold pin-stripes

~ taillight assembly by MALY

~ Transval TR-5 horn

 

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1966-68 Solex S 3800 DOT Details:

 

Electric Horn:

~Transval TR-5 horn, black and silver

~attached to left fork 

~standard horn button on left side of handlebars                                                       

 

 

 

 

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      above - electric horn mounted on left fork extension

 

 

 

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                   above - electric horn mounted on left fork extension

                              - standard horn button on left side of handlebars

 

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Brake light assembly:

~ by MALY 

~ two 14V AR bulbs  (14 Volt 7 Watt)     

~ the top, cone-shaped lens is the brake light

~ clear panel in the bottom of the taillight lens to illuminate the license plate

~ provisions for mounting a license plate to the bracket

 

 

 

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                                  above - MALY taillight assembly

 

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Brake light switch:

~ switch by MALY

~ mounted inside left frame rail

~ pull-chain attached to rear brake cable by means of a clamp and piece of a wheel spoke

~ switch is normally closed, held open (NC)

~ when brake cable moves forward, switch closes, and current proceeds to the brake light

~ on the MALY unit, the top, cone-shaped lens is the brake light

 

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                  above - MALY brake switch mounted inside left frame rail

                             ~switch's pull-chain is attached to rear brake cable by means

                                of a clamp and a piece of a wheel spoke.

 

 

 

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         above - MALY brake switch with pull-chain mounted inside left frame rail

 

 

 

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  above - MALY brake switch mounted inside left frame rail

 

 

 

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above - a small plate protects the wire inside the left frame rail as it travels to the brake light

 

 

 

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above - a small plate is bolted inside the left frame rail to protect the brake light wire

 

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      above - special left rear fender strut with holes for the brake light wire

 

 

 

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         above - special left rear fender strut with holes for the brake light wire

 

 

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Stickers: 

 

 "The bicycle with the motor... SOLEX" 

 

       ~ on seat post, frame side or fuel tank of Solexes sold or distributed by HF Enterprises

                    ( Solex S 3800 USA Dealers and Distributors 1966 - 2005  )

 

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Brian's 1968 S 3800 DOT 

  bicycle with the motor Solex sticker

 

 Red & White 3800

 

   ~ on air filter hood

 

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1966-68 Solex S 3800 DOT Photos:

 

 

1967 S 3800 DOT smith

             above - 1967 S 3800 DOT, Indiana

 

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                                       above - 1967 S 3800 DOT, Long Island, NY

 

 

 

Grant's 1967 S-3800 DOT a

                               above - 1967 Solex S-3800 DOT; Wisconsin, USA

 

MS's 1966 S 3800 DOT                                               above - 1966 Solex S 3800 DOT

 

 1967 S 3800 DOT

                                  above - 1967 Solex S 3800 DOT; Wisconsin, USA

 

1967 S 3800 DOT david B

                         above - 1967 Solex S 3800 DOT; Maryland, USA

 

 

 

 

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Notes:

- attention...these are not German version Solexes

                  ...ces Solex ne sont pas des version allemagne

- attention...these are not custom-made Solexes

                  ...ces Solex ne sont pas de bidouillage ou bricolage

- attention...these Solexes were equipped like this at the factory in France

                  ...tout que vous voyez dans les photos était installé à l'usine en France

 

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