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1974 Solex S 3800 USA

 
 
1974 Solex S 3800 USA
 
 
 
1974 Solex S 3800 USA General information:
 
 ~ Gold, green and white SOLEX oval sticker on front of steering tube
 ~ Green, silver and white SOLEX bar stickers on frame sides
 ~ Made in France metal tag on seat post
  ~ flat edges on brake levers
  ~ twist-grip on right side of handlebars
  ~ gray/green grips, seat and footrest
  ~ gray cable sheaths
  ~ black with gold pinstripes
  ~ clear headlight bulb
  ~ TUM 80A CM 6.5 cylinder 
  ~ many sold in Michigan and Ohio
  ~ standard pedals are by Lyotard, white; or white with orange reflectors;
     or by Union, black with orange reflectors
  ~ standard SEIMA taillight
  ~ START / DEPART on air filter hood
  ~ new style rear brake adjuster (screw) 
  ~ last year for sale of the French S 3800 USA
 
*special Argentina note* - In 1991, about 100 unsold 1974 S 3800 USAs were found in a warehouse in Michigan by the cousin of an Argentinian Honda dealer, Honda Hed, in Cordoba, Argentina. The Solexes were shipped to Argentina in wooden crates, and sold through the Honda dealer. The engine numbers are in the 53xxxxx series, and the frame numbers are in the 805xxxx. Here you can see one of them:
*Argentina especial note* - en 1991, aproximadamente 100 de S 3800 USA de 1974 sin vender fueron encontradas en un depósito en Michigan por el primo de un distribuidor de argentino Honda en Córdoba, Argentina. Los Solexes fueron transportados a Argentina en cajones de madera, y se vendieron en la tienda de Honda. Los números de motor están en el 53xxxxx serie, y los números de marco están en el 805xxxx. Aquí usted puede ver a uno de ellos:
  
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1974 Solex S 3800 USA Details:
 
Stickers:
  CIMG1518
 ~ white / green / shiny gold SOLEX squared oval sticker on the front of steering tube
 
  CIMG2515
       ~ white, silver and green SOLEX trapezoidal bar stickers on frame sides
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Brake Levers:
 
CIMG1515
                            Right side brake lever
                            ~ new style for 1974 
                            ~ flat edges
                            ~ uses ball-end cable
                            ~ gray/green grip
 
 
CIMG1520
                         Left side brake lever
                         ~ new style for 1974 
                         ~ flat edges
                         ~ uses ball-end cable
                         ~ gray/green grip
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Stator:
 
 012
 
                                 ~ red plastic SEV ignition coil
                                 ~ blue tape on lighting coil
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Pedals:
 
   - standard pedals are:
          ~ white with orange reflectors by Lyotard
          ~ white by Lyotard
          ~ white with orange reflectors by Union
              or
          ~ black with orange reflectors by Union
 
CIMG1511     ~ most 1974 S 3800 USA Solexes use these Lyotard pedals, white with orange reflectors 
 
 
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  Lights:
 
CIMG1548 
                        above - Solex S 3800 USA taillight 
                                   ~ by SEIMA
                                   ~ bulb - 14 Volt AR
 
006 
                       above - Solex S 3800 USA headlight
                                  ~ by CIBIE
                                  ~ bulb - 6 Volt 6 Watt 1 Amp, clear
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The reconditioning of a 1974 Solex S 3800 USA:
 
   
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1974 Solex S 3800 USA Videos: 
 
   


 

   
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1974 Solex S 3800 USA Photos:
 
 
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