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~ 4600 V3 Details

                                              Velosolex Solex 4600 V3 Details


 

1977-4600-V3-023.jpg                                                                      above - early 1977 4600 V3

                                   * Made at the SEMI Velosoelx factory in Macon, France

                                   * ULO tail light

                                   * Union tapered black rubber pedals

                                   * Type 2 engine hood (4600 emblem glued to hood)

                                   * Sold only in the USA                                                                                                                       * CEV headlight, body & bezel

                                  - rectangular CEV reflectors on engine guard

                                  - CEV switches
                                  * ground wire from taillight to fuel pump screw
                                  * 51 mm x 51 mm square VS VELOSOLEX sticker on seat post
                                  * no metal MADE IN FRANCE tag on seat post
                                  * VELOSOLEX frame side stickers
                                       ~blue and yellow bikes have stickers with white lettering
                                       ~black bikes have stickers with orange lettering
                                  * 1977 4600 V3 available in black, blue or yellow (no orange).
                                                                                            



4600-V3-noir.jpg                                        above - late 1977 4600 V3

                                 * Made at the SEMI Velosoelx factory in Macon, France
                                 * ULO taillight
                                 * UNION tapered black rubber pedals
                                 * GE headlignt / Luxor body & bezel
                                 * round LUCAS reflectors on engine guard
                                 * APRILIA switches  
                                 * ground wire from taillight to a fuel pump screw
                                 * 51 mm x 51 mm square VS VELOSOLEX sticker on seat post
                                 * no metal MADE IN FRANCE tag on the seat post
                                 * VELOSOLEX frame side stickers
                                    ~ blue and yellow bikes have stickers with white lettering
                                    ~ black bikes have stickers with orange lettering
                                 * type 2 engine hood (4600 emblem glued to hood)
                                 * 1977 4600 V3 available in black, blue or yellow (no orange).
                                 * sold only in the USA



 

CV3-details0576.jpg                                           above - 1978 4600 V3

                               * Made at the SEMI Velosolex factory in Macon, France
                               * ULO taillight
                               * Motobécane UNION black rubber block pedals
                               * GE 6 V 18 W, #4667-2, headlight in a LUXOR bezel
                               * round LUCAS reflectors on the engine guard
                               * APRILIA switches
                               * ground wire from taillight to fuel pump screw
                               * 41 mm x 51 mm rectangular VS Velosolex sticker with Made in France
                                 on seat post
                               * no metal MADE IN FRANCE tag on the seat post
                               * SOLEX green / silver / white frame side stickers
                               * type 2 engine hood (4600 emblem glued to hood)
                               * 1978 4600 V3 - available in black or yellow; (no blue or orange)

                               * 1979 4600 V3 - available only in yellow; (no blue, orange or black)
                               * sold only in the USA

 

 
1979 yellow 4600 V3 Indy CL 11-11                                   above - 1979 Solex 4600 V3

     
    

       
   

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                                       above - 4600 V2/V3 Carburetor

* The spring is attached to the top of the throttle lever and abutment bracket, unlike the spring on the S 3800, 4600 v1, and 5000 which is mounted to the bottom of these pieces.
* The spring is different from the standard S 3800, 4600 V1, 5000 spring
* There is an M4 hex head bolt installed in the lever. This acts as a limit bolt, limiting how high the lever can travel. Without the limit bolt, the lever would travel too high and the spring would come loose and fall off.
* 28 cc fuel jet. A 32 cc jet is shown in the 4600 Dealer parts catalog, but I have never found a 32 cc jet in any 4600 


  carburetor. Dealer-parts-12.jpg Dealer-parts-12.jpg

 

 

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                                                   above - spring dimensions

 

 

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           above - holes in throttle lever and sheath abutment bracket for spring

 

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                     above - 4600 V2/V3 carburetor
                                * SOLEX 6.5 LI  

   
CV3-details0586.jpg                                                           above - photo of the carburetor on a 1978 4600 V3
           *cable approaches carburetor from the bottom, not from the top as on 
            the S 3800, 4600 V1, and 5000


M4-limit-bolt-and-hole.jpg                                   above - 4600 V2/V3 carburetor lever
                                             * M4 x 7 limit bolt
                                             * hole for spring

*Note: some later model levers have a hole for the spring and also a dimple where the hole for the limit bolt is located. For example, on this Hungarian carburetor: carbuhongrois1.jpg carbuhongrois1.jpg

 

M4-limit-bolt.jpg                             above - 4600 V2/V3 carburetor lever limit bolt
                                        * bolt hits cast post on carb body to limit upward travel of the lever
                                        * without this limit bolt, the lever would travel too far up, and the 
                                          spring would fall off.

 

stator-4600-V3-english.jpg                           above - 4600 V3 stator
                  * SEV MARCHAL ignition coil
                  * lighting coils
                     ~ small coil on left, for brakelights, overlaps other coils, screws longer
                     ~ large coil on bottom, for lights & horn; larger than standard 3800/5000 coil
                  * Engine Stop wire attaches to condensor / points terminal
                    with ignition coil wire.

                                  4600-V2-wiring-diagram-A-.jpg 4600-V2-wiring-diagram-A-.jpg


stop-switch-wire.jpg                             above - 4600 V3 stator
                                        * Engine Stop wire - Engine Stop switch in "OFF" position grounds
                                          this wire to the handlebars at the switch, preventing spark,

                                         stopping the engine, and preventing the engine from starting.


 

lighting-coils.jpg                                       above - 4600 V3 stator
                                                  * horn / lighting coil is larger and more powerful
                                                    than standard 3800  / 5000 / 4600 V1 coil


CV2-details0544.jpg                              above - 4600 V2/V3 coil for horn, headlight & tailight
                                         * larger and more powerful than standard S 3800/5000/4600 V1 coil
                                         * male bullet connector
                                         * Solex part number: 13294
                                       

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CV3-details0621.jpg                              above - 4600 V3 stator
                                         * small coil for brake light
                                         ~ overlaps ignition coil and lighting coil
                                         ~ screws are longer, M4 x 25



CV3-details0638.jpg                                       above  -  4600 V3 brake light coil
                                                   * small male tab connector
                                                   * Solex part number 13309


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C0269-copy-1.jpg                                             above - 4600 V2 / V3 flywheel (rotor)
                                                        * Solex part number 12131 

                                                        * Motobecane part number 61219
                                                       

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rotors.jpg           above - comparison of 4600 V2 / V3 flywheel and 4600 V1 / 3800 / 5000 flywheel
                      * The 4600 V2 / V3 flywheel is more powerful

                           - 4600 V2 / V3 flywheel Velosolex part # - 12131; Motobecane # - 61219

                           - 4600 V1 / 3800 / 5000 Velosolex part # -  11466


   

CV3-details0597.jpg
                           above & below - 1977-79 4600 V3 engine hood
                                                   * type 2 hood (emblem glued to hood)
                                                   * 1977 - black, blue, or yellow (no orange)

                                                   * 1978 - black or yellow (no orange or blue)
                                                   * 1979 - yellow (no orange, black or blue)


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                    above - wiring, 1977-79 4600 V3
                                * three wires exit stator:
                                  1. to ignition kill switch
                                  2. to horn and light switch
                                  3. to brake light switches
                                * ground wire from taillight to fuel pump screw
                                * wires protected where they pass through stator plate


wires-labeled.jpg                              1977-79 4600 V3 wiring
                              * small male connector - to brake light switches
                              * gray female connector - to ignition switch
                              * male bullet connector - to light switch and horn
                              * black wire - ground wire, from taillight to fuel pump screw 



CV3-details0600.jpg                              above -  front of engine, 1977-79 4600 V3
                                        * ground wire from taillight to fuel pump screw
                                        * TUM 80A CM 6.5 cylinder
                                        * three wires protected where they pass through stator plate



CV3-details0593.jpg                             above - taillight wires 1977-79 4600 V3
            * rubber grommet protects wires as they pass through rear fender.
            * three wires (taillight, stop-light, and ground)
            * wires do not travel through lip of fender. Clips hold the wires to the inside of the fender.  



CV3-details0592.jpg                                    above - brake drum,  4600 V3 1977-79
                                               * 80 mm brake drum
                                               * BREVETE SGDG
                                               * no window to check brake linings
   

CV3-details0584.jpg                                    above - 1977-79 4600 V3 taillight
                                               * by ULO
                                               * circular reflector on each side
                                               * rectangular reflector under taillight
                                               * clear panel on bottom to illuminate plate/tag 
                                               * bulb - #1154, dual element, 6 Volt


* note: 4600 V2s and V3s were manufactured by Motobécane and used some standard moped parts, such as controls, lights and pedals. Similar taillights were used on other mopeds of the time, such as Motobécane, Puch, Vespa, etc. and can be adapted to work on 4600 V2s and V3s.
    
       
CV3-details0601.jpg                                      above - engine-guard reflector, late 1977-79 4600 V3
                                                 * LUCAS round reflector
                
                               
    VS-VELOSOLEX-sticker.jpg                           above - seat post 1978-79 4600 V3
                                    * VS VELSOLEX MADE IN FRANCE sticker; rectangular, 41 mm x 51 mm
                                    * "V" and "S" letters have crinkle effect 
                                    * I have seen this sticker on Velosolex bicycles, too:

                                      http://8f.img.v4.skyrock.net/8fa/remyus/pics/576624363.jpg
                                    * note: 1977 V3 uses square, 51 x 51 sticker, as on the 4600 V2


          CV3-details0595.jpg                             above - 1978-79 4600 V3
                                       * short air pump (260 mm) required for the 1978-79 V3
                                       * ULO taillight; red circular reflectors on either side of the taillight. 


           CV3-details0594.jpg                  above - wires exiting front of rear fender, late 1978-79 4600 V3
                            * on most of the very last V3s, the wires exit through the fender, not around it.

                            * a rubber grommet protects the three wires as they pass through the fender.

              

CV3-details0578.jpg                                   above - late 1977-79 V3 headlight

                                             * GE #4667-2 bulb

                                             * 6 Volt 18 W
                                             * Luxor bezel & body              

            

CV3-details0579.jpg                                        above - 1977-79 4600 V3 ID tag

                                            *       MFD     BY     SEMI
                                                         VELOSOLEX
                                               05                              1978
                                            GVWR                            : 285
                                            GAWR           front          : 110
                                                                 rear           : 175
                                             ______________________
                                         THIS  VEHICLE  CONFORMS  TO
                                         APPLICABLE   FEDEAL   MOTOR 
                                         VEHICLE  SAFETY STANDARDS 
                                        IN   EFFECT  ON  THE   DATE  OF
                                         MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE
                                         __________________________
                                                                                                 
                                              VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION
                                               NO.              4 6 0 X X X X
                                             MOTOR    DRIVEN    CYCLE
                                                MADE      IN      FRANCE


CV3-details0577.jpg                                       above - 1978-79 4600 V3
                                                  * type 2 engine hood (emblem glued to hood)
                                                  * round reflectors (late 1977-79)
                                                  * black tank and hoods on black bikes

 



      052                             above - 1977 Velosolex 4600 V3 pedals 
                                                  * by Union
                                                  * tapered black block  

 


CV3-details0581.jpg                                   above - 1978-79 4600 V3 pedals
                                               * by UNION
                                               * Motobécane "M"

* note: 4600 V2s and V3s were manufactured by Motobécane and used some standard moped parts, such as controls, lights and pedals. These pedals were also used on Motobécane mopeds of the time. 


          
CV3-details0583.jpg                             above - late 1977-79 4600 V3 left side switch
                                        * by APRILIA
                                        * HORN
                                        * LO-LIGHT (two positions)


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                            above - Aprilia horn - light switch

 


004                                 above - Aprilia horn - light switch    

                                           - spring 

                                              ~ brass

                                              ~ length: 6.5 mm

                                            - barrel / plunger

                                               ~ bronze

                                               ~ length: 4.5 mm

                                               ~ height: 4.5 mm

                                                                                     
     CV3-details0582.jpg                                above - late 1977-79 4600 V3 right side switch
                                          * by APRILIA
                                          * ENGINE STOP
                                          * OFF-RUN-OFF (three positions)


* Note: It is my opinion that the CEV switches used on the V2 and early V3 are better than the APRILIA switches used on the later V3s. The APRILIA switches often break and are difficult to find, and so I recommend replacing them with CEV switches, which are more durable and are easier to find. *  



    CV3-details0590.jpg                               Above - late 1977-79 4600 left side controls
                                          * MAGURA grip and perch
                                          * APRILIA switch for horn and lights
                                          * brake cable adjuster
                                          * brake light switch
   
CV3-details0589.jpg                                 above - late 1977-79 4600 V3 right side controls
                                           * grip and perch by MAGURA
                                           * APRILIA switch for Engine OFF/ RUN/ OFF
                                           * brake cable adjuster

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