|I got the
Solex5000 in 2003. It was dismantled and packed in a box. I had
no confidence in restoring it. But I tryed it!
At first, I took off paint of the frames. And repainted it to deep
blue with can sprays. I polished it carefully. The frames are like
a new condition! Then I assembled the frames.
My SOLEX5000's handlebar got rusty. I substituted bicycle's handlebar.
Driving is low posture under the influence of it.
The tyres cracked in the side. So I replaced it with new one.
Next process, I overhauled the engine. It is hard to get parts for
SOLEX5000 in Japan. So I diverted the SOLEX3800's engine parts(cylinder,
piston, carburetor etc.). The assembling is simple. Solex's engine
is a good design!
And finally, Combined the frames and the engine! And test run it.
The tension was building up! I tryed hard to start it. My SOLEX5000
cryed rattle, but the engine was not starting. I suffered about
it. I disassembled the engine many times. And I notice, the clutch
unit was put inside out on the engine unit! I put it to regular
I tryed to start the engine again. The engine was start! My SOLEX5000
is in running order!
I think the SOLEX5000 give entertaining time to me!