1973 Solex S 3800 USA

1973 Solex S 3800 USA
 
1973 Solex S 3800 USA General Information:
 ~ gold, green and white SOLEX oval sticker on front of steering tube 
 
 ~ late-'73s also have green, silver and white SOLEX bar stickers on frame sides
 
 ~ Made in France metal tag on seat post
 
  ~ rounded edges on brake levers
 
  ~ twist-grip on right side of handlebars
 
  ~ gray/green grips, seat and footrest
 
  ~ gray cable sheaths
 
  ~ black, with gold pinstripes on the fenders 
 
  ~ clear headlight bulb; headlight by CIBIE
 
  ~ TUM 80A or TUM 80A CM 6.5 cylinder
  ~ many sold in Michigan and Ohio
 
  ~ most common year and model Solex in the USA
 
  ~ standard pedals are by Lyotard, white or white with orange reflectors; 
       or by Union, black with orange reflectors
 
  ~ standard taillight, by SEIMA
 
  ~ START / DEPART on air filter hood
 
  ~ plastic fuel tank
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1973 Solex S 3800 USA Details:
 
Stickers:
 
SOLEX or brillant
 
                                         ~Gold/green/white Solex oval on front of steering tube
 
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     ~  above: Late 1973 US S 3800s have white, silver and green SOLEX bar stickers on the frame sides.
     ~  below: Early 1973 US S 3800s do not have these stickers on the frame sides.
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Lights:
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                                                                                   Taillight
                                                                                   ~ by SEIMA
                                                                                   ~ bulb: 14 Volt AR clear 
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                                                                              Headlight
                                                                             ~ by CIBIE
                                                                             ~ bulb: 6 Volt 6 Watt 1 Amp clear
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                                                                                headlight ground wire
                                                                                ~ new for 1973
                                                                               
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                                                                                  headlight
                                                  ~ new for 1973...now has ground tab fixed to the headlight
                                                Wiring Diagram: Solex S 3800 USA specifications & tech. info
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Carburetor:
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                                                      ~throttle cable approaches carburetor from the top
                                                      ~ 28 cc fuel jet is standard
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Stator:
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                               above - typical 1973 S 3800 USA stator
                                         ~ red SEV ignition coil
                                         ~ lighting coil with blue tape
 
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Brake Levers:
 
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                              above - right side brake lever and decompression thumblever
                                                                  brake lever:
                                                               ~ has rounded edges
                                                               ~ uses ball-end cable                                                                 
                                                                      ~ controls front brake and gas 
 
CIMG1930                                  above - left-side brake lever
                                          ~ rounded edges
                                          ~ uses ball-end cable                                             
                                               ~ controls rear brake
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            Pedals:  
003                                                                    ~ white, by Lyotard            
 
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         Cylinder:
                      - most late 1973 S 3800s were equipped with the new TUM 80A CM 6.5 cylinder 
 
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                                                                      TUM 80A CM 6.5 cylinder
                                                                          ~ new for 1973
                                                                          ~ open transfer ports
                                                                          ~ 8 mm intake port
                                                                          ~13 mm exhaust port
 
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                                                                             ~ open transfer ports
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                                                             ~ DEPART / START on air filter hood
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1973 Solex S 3800 USA Photos:
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