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  1. Thanks that worked it was found the clutch was continuously engaged as advised. took the bike a quick spin as the evening was coming to an end and it seems quite acceptable Hopefully have all the gears, definitely 123 The front shocks need redone, with corrosion of the chrome causing the seals to fail. How can this be fixed?
  2. The level screw is approximately in the middle of the case- looking at it wouldn't suggest it holds the case on is that right? Is there a way of adjusting the clutch mechanism other than the cable?
  3. So check if the little mechanism is not engaging the clutch through the plug, is that right? I had about 3\16 of slack at the lever or a coin width. 1000ml atf dextron in the gearbox
  4. Hello After a full strip and rebuild i am having a problem The gears are selecting as I can hear them click and I checked them before continuing the engine however i have no drive. The clutch also wanted to move the bike forward when pulled in. It is almost as if the drive was not getting to the input shaft of the gearbox. New clutch plates were fitted and gears were all ok with no broken teeth or dogs. A bearing was replaced on the gearbox shaft. I cannot look at the bike until Monday evening. I would appreciate your input.
  5. Hi all Got the engine sorted new kickstart arrived today slowly getting there
  6. Just a quick update Have the cases starting to split. The front half is very tight and stubborn. It's starting to go but I'm not taking any chances. I've ordered a case splitter tool. There won't be much progress until this arrives. Flywheel put up a fierce battle too. Might be a fortnight yet.
  7. Hi I'm actually stripping my motor My ignition works Here's a photo for you
  8. Update Got the clutch working Was unable to select a gear but the 2 shafts are turning free inside the gearbox It's either stuck in neutral or in a gear I think it's the shift mechanism causing the bother the gearbox is good on this one Hopefully take the side cover off and something might be obvious. Just a case of examining closer. Got new bars on and the clutch working so that's ok just the shifter mechanism. EDIT= I searched the internet and it's looking more like a case split job. Martinswm talks about a tensioner arm jamming behind the shift barrel and This seems the most likely thing. This would explain why it's in neutral. I can imagine such a thing from my kx125 build. Can I use the old crank seals or do I need new seals? I don't want them to fold over when removing the crank and shafts. When this is done she will run.
  9. Yes I'm very happy with the results and progress I'm working at her this Saturday so I'll take a picture so the clutch assembly attaches to the case and unless you take it off on purpose it remains in place say even if you remove the side cover to work at the clutch , is that correct? And the cable connects to part number 7 is that correct?
  10. Hello everyone Today I started up the tx 240 for the very first time she pinged into life after turning the air screw about 1.5 turns out and idled just fine what a beautiful lazy engine in comparison to my bonkers kx125 and all those horrid chainsaws I have been fixing recently to make a bit extra. not much to report have to source a few parts mainly a clutch lever, bars, chain, and some kind of air filter. Does the clutch cable just attach to an arm of some type to push the clutch? Should there be a rubber to keep dirt out between the clutch cover and the cable . Or does the cable fit in and seal itself in. we can say there is one more aprilia tx about now. Thanks to the effort and skills of many people. Be safe everyone. Keep riding.
  11. Hey everyone so the last 2 Saturdays have been spent on the tx 240 got the exhaust on had to timesert a rung head stud this was not fun at all made a chain slider i need an air filter may fit a k&n to the carb and not need any air box and the decompression valve had to be removed to fit the old tx 240 exhaust to the swm 280 head the bike creates a lot of interest now due to its age and “footery” work regards karl.
  12. Hello again Got the carb on and figured out the wiring. We now have a nice strong spark seems to take very little speed of kick to make a spark. Have hit a problem with the exhaust not fitting.. Shouldn’t be too big of an issue. we’ve got spark, the carb works so we’ve fuel and we’ve compression. will keep you all informed of new work. regards kdtx240
  13. Good evening all Tonight I spent some mechanic time with my tx I was able to take off the clutch cover and move the intake boot so that the carb would go on. All that holds it on is a hose clamp. One of the dowels is actually a bolt hole too. I got the engine mounted apart from the broken stud. It will need an m6 nut welded on, heated up and slackened that way. It took some prying with a prybar to get it lined up. It was either the heat of the fire or just the Italian way. Here I called on my experience of fitting gearboxes to cars along with my experience of bikes. I think the next step is to get spark and start her up I feel the broken stud can wait to such times suited to delicate work I really do feel we are getting very close to the first start I do notice this is a very large cylinder, I think it's a 311 engine it's definitely the largest displacement bike i own now. If anybody knows what the actual cc is please advise. I can't praise enough how good of a job has been done with the engine i think the crank has even been rebuilt it is basically a brand new engine. Will keep you all informed Regards Kdtx240
  14. Update on tx240 Engine is in I need to rotate the intake boot to the outside by a bit less than 180 degrees as the motor is actually off a Swm hoping if i loosen the clutch cover it will just move a bit. Front engine mounts may need to be adjusted but it's held by one stud so it's going nowhere New points on the motor and every bearing has been done in the bottom end. This motor also makes a lot of compression. Plan is to get the engine fully mounted by either making new front mount brackets or play around with the ones there Trace the pickup or signal from the points and get spark fire her up Make a chain slider Put chain back on Go test ride Tidy up front forks do seals Tidy up few wee bits Then enjoy the tx240 I may not repaint her only cover bare metal but leave her vintage Tldr : engine in. bit of adjustment needed but very minor work. Party on
  15. Update on tx240 frame is home will take a day to remember a bit about the bike.. looks a very simple bike few bits to tidy up 2 quite awkward jobs to do. One drilling out a engine mount bolt on frame. other is wiring frame is in my shed ready for building
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