Velosolex Club U.K.

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A new section has been added into the Forum.

Posted by Paul G on August 10, 2017 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Website tutorials – how to upload and insert images.


Some people love computers, others hate ‘em. Some people find computers easy to use, others have great difficulty. Yes, we are all different.


One of the things some members seem to have difficulty with is understanding how to insert an image into a Forum post. It is not like an e-mail where you can simply ‘drag and drop’ an image from the library in the...

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A new Cyclemotor Event planned for 2018.

Posted by Paul G on June 10, 2017 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (8)

This new event has recently been announced in the June 2017 edition of ‘The M A C,’ the newsletter of the E.A.C.C. (East Anglian Cyclmotor Club).


To quote from parts of the article:


Cyclemotor Event for 2018.

Following a discussions, it has been decided that the EACC will hold a Cyclemotor only ride out in 2018. Whilst I know this is a long time in the future, it certainly gives you all advanced w...

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Rally report - Belgium Solex Club, 3rd - 4th June, 2017

Posted by Paul G on June 7, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (3)
Photo by Frances Lindy     
Left to right - Nick, David and Paul, the three musketeers!


We three musketeers of the Velosolex Club U.K. invaded Flanders field this last weekend. We were far outnumbered by the French, Belgian, Dutch, Luxembourg ...

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Velosolex Club U.K. website renewal.

Posted by Paul G on June 7, 2017 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

After the success of the 'Donate' button on the home page, (recently introduced but then quickly removed as soon as the website and domain name renewal targets were met by the most generous donations from our members! Thank you to all concerned.) I can now confirm I have renewed our domain name for five years and the website for another two years. This means Velosolexclubuk.com will definitely 'open for business' until 2019 - and beyond. :D


Older members will be aware we hav...

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Twist grip throttle arrangement for the later Solex models (1968 - 1986)

Posted by Paul G on May 12, 2017 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

From May 1968 till 1986, the S 3800 and all subsequent Solex models used a twist grip throttle, replacing the previous brake lever or thumb lever and rod operated types of throttle control. To some new Solex owners, it is mystery as to how it works or how it is supposed to work!

This informative and detailed article has been written and photographically illustrated by our resident Solex sage, BrianSolex. It describes clearly all the components involved, how they work together and some ...

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S 3800, 4600 & 5000 handbook gets a makeover and more!

Posted by Paul G on May 1, 2017 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes, after putting together the original portrait format Velosolex Club U.K. owner’s handbook in 2013, it has been given a makeover for 2017. Following on from the introduction of the full range of owner’s handbooks into the Solex Reference Section, the old 2013 handbook looked a little out of place in portrait format. There were a couple of minor updates that needed to be introduced, so the opportunity was also used to reformat it into landscape.


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The 330, 660, 1010 and 1400 owner's handbooks complete the set!

Posted by Paul G on April 6, 2017 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (3)

Yes, after much converting of French PDF’s, running them through an O.C.R. (optical character recognition) programme, converting them into a ‘Word’ document and then through ‘Google translate,’ we now have a full set of owner’s handbooks in English!


Fortunately, as we found with the previous 1700, S 2200, S 3300 and S 3800 owner’s handbooks, much of the information (about 90%) carries over from one model to the next with only minor l...

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More new owner's handbooks added to the Reference Section!

Posted by Paul G on March 22, 2017 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Following on the heels of the S 3300 and S 3800 owners’ handbooks, you can now find handbooks for the Solex S 2200 V1, the later Solex S 2200 V2 with the synchronised throttle control and the Solex 1700 in the SOLEX REFERENCE SECTION in detail.


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'New' S 3800 Owner's Handbook now available.

Posted by Paul G on March 8, 2017 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (2)

Moving on from the revamped S 3300 Owner's Handbook, with a little bit of updating, it has been possible to recreate a 21st century version of the original S 3800 English language handbook issued by the Courbevoie factory in March 1967.


Although Velosolex Club U.K. already has an Owner's Handbook covering the S 3800, 4600 and 5000 Solex models, some of the important information in this publication is not applicable to the early S 3800’s, part...

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A revamped S 3300 Owner's Handbook is now available

Posted by Paul G on February 28, 2017 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (1)

For a long time, the S 3300 Owners Handbook PDF available in the Solex Reference Section has not been of the same image quality as the others. With the assistance of Brian Solex, the whole PDF has been completely re-imaged, modified where necessary and visually cleaned up to bring it into line with the others.


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