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    Fantic 240 Beta 4T

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  1. fantic240motor

    Swing arm bearings

    I own a 2012 300 4T and went through the same thing when I bought it last summer. If you have the bike on a stand and get someone to gently move the rear wheel up and down while you closely inspect the linkage you may find the play is in the delta link/pivot. A millimeter play there seems to translate to 10mm at the wheel. The bolt holes aren't bushed so nothing to replace other than the pivot. When I had the pivot removed I discussed bushing the bolt holes with an engineer friend of mine to reduce the tolerance to a minimum. It is possible but I needed to refit the pivot to ride the bike that weekend and I've not bothered since. New original ones are available as is a copy by CSP for around £90. I replaced all the swingarm and linkage bearings, top hats and seals including bottom shock bearing that come in the kit. They were all a little rusty but there wasn't play in any of these parts so this didn't help the rear wheel movement. Yours may be in other parts, just sharing what I found...
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    air box blocker for evo ?

    He's my take on my similar situation. I find I have to remove and clean my air filter after every use on my 300 4t Evo. There's always small bits laying in the filter. Like most I have spare filters so don't have to wait for clean and drying time just swap over and reassemble. When the bike is very muddy and a good wash is needed I leave on the seat/mudguard on while I wash the bike. I then go through the usual removing seat/mudguard and filter clean. If I've managed to get filter wet it doesn't matter and any water in airbox I drain it out. Have one of those plastic sheet air box covers but have never fitted it, as mentioned they're fiddly and I not sure I really need that amount of cover. If I was riding deep water streams, crossing deep bogs etc I may well fit it to prevent water getting in filter. I have some tips to keep air filter dry and cleaner that have worked for me. I wedge some reticulated foam in the gap in frame above the carburetor. This helps reduce splashes from water, dirt, twigs, leaves etc finding their way into the filter top. I also seal off the small gap above the rear silencer mount with gaffer tape. There was a hole for wiring in the rear mudguard that I sealed with Sikaflex.
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    Smokey Fantic 240

    To change crank seals on a 240 I'm afraid you will need to separate the crankcase unlike the later engines, presuming it doesn't have a later engine fitted? I've attached a Tec sheet with some useful information in case you don't have it. Fantic 240 OM.PDF
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    Fantic Champion 247 queries

    Nothing lost really. It cost about the same as the sale price to buy and restore it but I used it a lot over a couple of years so the time and money invested paid dividends. Picture of it after competing in the Cambridge Matchless MCC Brian Stonebridge trial 2016.
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    Fantic Champion 247 queries

    In my honest opinion your Fantic 247 is worth about £800 presuming the engine runs with working brakes, clutch, forks shock etc. The more that need fixing the price may go down. However the bike looks a nice easy project being complete and original, that would be important to me. New rear mudguard, silencer and expected consumables it could be back to it's former glory! I recently sold a very original and nice Fantic 309 with no faults for £1500 and a while before I let go my 307 go for £1250. Both had lots of money spent and were ready to ride. Unfortunately not all Fantics are worth big money. Good luck
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    Shedworks Tank cover

    These covers go over the top of old original tanks. In the case of the 240 ones they tidy up scruffy looking tanks tatty that still function okay. A very good idea as old ones can't be painted however unless they're in very bad condition the plastic can be polished. Ironically these covers are not petrol resistant so in no time at all will look as tatty as the old tank! Wonder why Shedworks don't treat them with fuel resistant lacquer if that would solve the problem? The 300 Fantic ones are also an excellent idea as they do away with the need for the tank/side panels.
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    Electric conversion

    http://www.motomerlin.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gas-Gas-Electric-Trials-Bike-TXT-Ea.pdf Looks like Motomerlin are now advertising the ETA Motors kits to convert 2010 and up Gas Gas TXT Pro bikes. ETA are a German company who have been making these kits for a few years now. https://www.eta-motors.com/englisch/ They look good. I fancied creating an electric trials bike using their kit. After buying a Gas Gas and the price of the kit it was pretty much the same cost as a used Electric Motion bike. It's the cost of the donor bike that is the deal maker or breaker and as I did't own a suitable Gasser I'd have to buy one first. Creating my own E bike over buying one appeals to me, I'm sure it would be fun and rewarding.
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    1989 Fantic 305 - Clutch Not Working

    This parts list might help. Unfortunately there isn't a "how to" workshop manual available for this bike. I've attached the owners very similar 305 manual that does have some useful info. The clutch is on the gear shift side. The cover is easily removed, you'll see the clutch basket with metal and friction plates inside. Jugging from the overall condition of your project I'd say new plates, gear oil and control cable would be a good place to start to get the clutch working smoothly. All available from inmotion here in the UK who will send parts all over the world. I rescued a 307 in similar condition once and it was a fun project. Just a heads up with the kickstart lever, I'd move it clockwise a couple of notches so it sits higher when folded in. You'll not hit your toe on it when using the rear brake. Fantic_307_parts_list.pdf fantic_245_305_manual (1).pdf
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    240Pro. No spark. Flywheel removal?

    Yes the blue Ducati 32398112 coil will work perfectly on a 240, no modifications other than the cable ends. I have one on my 240.
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    240Pro. No spark. Flywheel removal?

    Good you got to the issue in the end motosolex. Always best to start with the easy stuff just in case the problem is a simple fix.
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    240Pro. No spark. Flywheel removal?

    If you have a holder to use for tightening easy enough to use it for undoing the flywheel 😉
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    240Pro. No spark. Flywheel removal?

    Sorry motosolex should have been more clear. As mentioned it's just to hold while undoing and tightening the nut. I've personally never been happy using an impact wrench to tighten flywheel nuts but I know friends that have. Just another point. When you tighten the puller bolt to remove the flywheel be patient. If the flywheel hasn't been off for a long time they can be stubborn. Don't overnighten the bolt if it won't shift. I've had to gently tap a flywheel with a soft mallet while the puller pulls. Another note... pay particular attention to the woodruff key. If it's not very tight in it's slot make sure it doesn't push out when re-fitting the flywheel. Before I fully tighten the nut I like to slowly rotate the engine to make sure the flywheel has pulled up true on the taper.
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    240Pro. No spark. Flywheel removal?

    Here it is motosolex. The two bolts locate in the flywheel holes. The cut out is to clear the kickstart shaft but also doubles to hold everything from moving. Easy to make something similar from a piece of steel plate.
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    240Pro. No spark. Flywheel removal?

    You'll need a 26mm x 1.5 flywheel puller for a 240. I use a homemade holder. If the wires are original there's a good chance the insulation may have broken down causing problems. If the stator has been rewired you'll need to identify what wires are what as the colours may well be different to original.
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    My first Fantic!

    The original fitment round bodied Dansi HT coils are known to give trouble, I'm guessing that's the type you have. Most owners change them for the bonded plastic type pictured. They're widely available for about £45. I bought mine from Steve Goode Motorcycles and he supplied a wiring diagram for my 240.