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I am listing down some basic differences & similarities between 4-speed & 5-spee

d RX135 (Includes RXG & RX-Z), which will help people to differentiate & learn m
ore about these legendary series once produced in India.
1. Bore Kit (a.k.a Piston-Cylinder Kit / Barrel / Block)
4-Speed - '4TL00' with OEM "ART" STD piston '4Y201', Rating: 12BHP @ 6500RPM
5-Speed - '4TL10' with OEM "ART" STD piston '4Y201', Rating: 14BHP @ 7500RPM

Note1: To check the originality, the LH side of Cylinder (Gear shifter side) has
4TL00 or 4TL10 marking along with 132cm3 (which is the displacement) and the RH side
(Crank Kicker Side) has the batch of manufacturing, for ex., E1, E2, E3 or E4 (A
ll of them have exactly similar performance, people who swear by performance of
E1 being the best, is all crap.) Also if nothing is mentioned or some other type
code is mentioned, then the Cylinder is a fake, except for '4Y201' which is the
original block of RX-K.
Note2: The Cylinder packing has the following description on it:
1. RX135 4-Speed / RXG / RX-Z 4-Speed: "Cylinder Kit RXG"
2. RX135 5-Speed / RX-Z 5-Speed: "Cylinder Kit 5-Speed"
Note3: Displacement calculation
For Std RX135 being a single cylinder engine, we have the following inputs,
Bore Dia = 58mm
Bore Radius = 58/2 = 29mm
Bore Radius Squared = 841mm2
Stroke Length = 50mm
Pi = 22/7 = 3.142857 (Corrected upto 6 decimals)
Number of Cylinders = 1
Displacement in mm3 = Stroke x Bore Radius Squared x Pi x No. of Cylinder
= 50 x 841 x 3.142857 x 1
= 132157.143
Displacement in cm3 = 132157.143/1000
= 132.157 (Corrected upto 3 decimals)

2. Piston Kit
The OEM Piston kit for Indian RX135 series are from "ART" Japan. For Indian mode
ls piston sizes from STD to 0.5mm are available (in steps of 0.25mm). On careful
observation of the piston, one can identify if it is original or not. Simply tu
rn the piston upside down & inside we can see "ART" & "4Y201" clearly written. T
his is the proof for original piston. The piston kit essentially comprises of

Piston (STD/0.25mm/0.5mm)
Piston Rings
Piston Pin
Clips

Note: The pistons are the same for RX135 4-Speed, RX135 5-Speed, RXG, RX-Z.

3. Carburettor Assembly
The OEM Carb assembly for RX135 is Mikuni / UCAL Mikuni. The Carb assembly are d
ifferent for both 4-Speed & 5-Speed versions.
4-Speed: '4TL 01' with Main Jet = 165 & Pilot Jet = 17.5
5-Speed: '4TL4 20' with Main Jet = 135 & Pilot Jet = 15.0
These are VM type of Carburettors manufactured by Mikuni & both are 22mm. Addito
nally VM24 & VM26 are used for RX available in South-East Asian countries (Like
Singapore, Indonesia & Malaysia) and in South American Countries (Like Peru, Arg
entina & Brazil). The details of these are given below:
VM24: '2YA 00' with Main Jet = 145 & Pilot Jet = 20.0
VM26: '55K 00D' with Main Jet = 210 & Pilot Jet = 22.5
These carbs (VM24 & VM26) are direct fit to Indian RX135s with some minor jettin
g changes required based on the Power output of the engine.
Note: The type code is mentioned just above the 2-T oil Inlet in the carb, with
that the originality can be confirmed.

4. Head Assembly
The heads are also different for 4-speed & 5-speed. The type code is mentioned b
elow:
RX135 4-Speed: '4TL5' written on inner side (Top) of Head (For OE fitting Cataly
tic Converter type)
RX135 4-Speed / RXG: '4TL00' written on inner side (Top) of Head (For OE fitting
Chrome Silencer)
RX135 5-Speed: '09L' written on inner side of Head

5. Clutch Bell Assembly with Primary drive


The clutch bell assembly are the same for 4-speed & 5-speed RX135 (Including the
number of Clutch plates), but it is different for RX-G. Below are the differenc
es mentioned:
RX135/RX-Z 4-Speed/5-Speed: Main Bell = 74 Teeth
Primary Drive = 19 Teeth
RX-G : Main Bell = 71 Teeth
Primary Drive = 22 Teeth

6. Chain Sproket
The sproket (Front & Rear) are all different for entire RX series. Detailed info
given below:

4-Speed: 16T / 34T


5-Speed: 15T / 38T
RX-G : 15T / 37T

7. Gear Box
The Gearbox are obviously different for 4-speed & 5-speed. Details below:
4-Speed:
1st = 35/11
2nd = 30/15
3rd = 26/19
4th = 23/23

=
=
=
=

3.182
2.000
1.368
1.000

5-Speed:
1st = 35/11 = 3.182
2nd = 30/15 = 2.000
3rd = 26/19 = 1.368
4th= 24/22 = 1.091
5th = 22/24 = 0.917

8. Engine
The engine may be classifed based on Top End (Included Cylinder+Piston & Head) a
nd Bottom End (Includes Clutch Assembly, CrankShaft, Engine Bearings, Crank Kick
er, Engine Cases, Clutch/GB Covers, Ignition coil, GearBox Assembly etc as major
components). Most of these items are already covered in points 1 to 7 above.
Note1: The RX135 4-Speed & RX-Z 4-Speed share the same Engine, likewise RX135 5Speed & RX-Z 5-Speed share the same Engine.
Note2: The CrankShaft Assembly is the same for RX135, RX-G, RX135 5-Speed & RX-Z
.
Note3: We can identify looking at the Engine number if the Bike was a 4-Speed ve
rsion or a 5-Speed verion. Check the details below:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

RX135 (With Chrome Silencer as OE fitting): 1L5 XXXXXX


RX135 (With Catalytic Silencer as OE fitting): 4TL XXXXXX
RX135 5-Speed: 1L7 XXXXXX
RX-Z 4-Speed: 1L3 XXXXXX
RX100: 1L1 XXXXXX

P.S: The RX135 5-Speed never came with OE fitted Chrome silencer, the OE fit was
the Big Hot-Tube type catalytic converter Exhaust.