What Would You Pay for a NOS Solex Air Cleaner

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Would you pay $900 - $1,180 for a NOS Solex Air Cleaner.

Poll ended at Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:31 pm

Hell Yes
1
14%
Hell No
6
86%
 
Total votes: 7

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What Would You Pay for a NOS Solex Air Cleaner

Post by BBF Roadster » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:31 pm

Not mine but on ebay.
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Re: What Would You Pay for a NOS Solex Air Cleaner

Post by bakerjf » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:07 pm

I saw that too and was a bit surprised. I’m glad I got into the Solex club a few years ago when it was just expensive. The fact is if you want the top-tier Roadster performance setup without going off the reservation (non-original), you’re going to have to pay for it.
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Re: What Would You Pay for a NOS Solex Air Cleaner

Post by bakerjf » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:44 pm

I should amend my “Hell no” vote to specify I wouldn’t pay that for a late-model cleaner. I just happily bought a reproduction early cleaner from Jim for $900.

No, I don’t plan on selling my late-model cleaner.
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Re: What Would You Pay for a NOS Solex Air Cleaner

Post by Red Baron » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:00 pm

Why are solex carbs such a big deal? Are they that much superior to SU's in performance, tuning etc.? If it is performance, is the difference noticeable? I would be amenable to buying a solex setup, if I knew that the money would be justified by a hefty performance increase. Or is it just that their rarity and cool looks makes them so appealing?

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Re: What Would You Pay for a NOS Solex Air Cleaner

Post by dynaguy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:10 am

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Red Baron wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:00 pm
Why are solex carbs such a big deal? Are they that much superior to SU's in performance, tuning etc.? If it is performance, is the difference noticeable? I would be amenable to buying a solex setup, if I knew that the money would be justified by a hefty performance increase. Or is it just that their rarity and cool looks makes them so appealing?

Jewelry is expensive. You do get is added horsepower and some awesome aural stimulation for the $$$$. I was just fine with my SU 2000. Went the sr20 route for my "keeper". FWIW Pat

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Re: What Would You Pay for a NOS Solex Air Cleaner

Post by notoptoy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:33 am

Is that the late style, or the early one? I bought one a few years back new in the Nissan box that looks like that, I think I paid half that luckily. Sitting on the shelf waiting for my Mikuni 40"s on my H20. Maybe I should "flip it" for a quick buck! (Nahhhh)
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Re: What Would You Pay for a NOS Solex Air Cleaner

Post by spl310 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:45 am

Late style
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Post by notoptoy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:48 am

I thought so, thanks Sid.
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Re: What Would You Pay for a NOS Solex Air Cleaner

Post by BBF Roadster » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:26 pm

No bids at $900.
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Re: What Would You Pay for a NOS Solex Air Cleaner

Post by rwmann » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:20 pm

Yikes! I sold a used cover only to a guy in Alice Springs, Australia ten years ago for around $500.

Meanwhile, CBs velocity stack 'socks' are $3 each!