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  1. IanM

    Sidi Crossfire 2 - Stretching

    That was very inventive Zeppa. We will see how they go on Saturday. It should be a good test.
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    The great debate, wholly smokes.

    This should be interesting.
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    2018 Annual Weekender Tee Shirts

    1 x XL please Geoffro
  4. The Tiger triple is a sweet motor. Not in the same power league as the 1290 though. I don't want to be tempted to join the orange horde, but we will do a swap on the upcoming 4 dayer though.
  5. It will be interesting to see what you end up with Michael. I was too scared to ride the big KTM. I might have liked it too much!
  6. IanM

    Strathbogie/Boho 18/8

    Thanks. But I will wait and see.
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    Strathbogie/Boho 18/8

    I am a bit scared by what could be on the video, considering I was always last through! Sherco sent me some photos to put in.
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    Strathbogie/Boho 18/8

    I think we were in one of the better parts of the state, weather wise yesterday. It rained from the time I hit the Hume, till we were meeting at Violet Town. It stopped while having breakfast. We had one tiny bit of drizzle while riding, then it rained most of the way back to Melbourne. We even had blue skies and bright sunshine at times during the ride. In all it was a good day on the bikes. It was very slippery in places but remarkably good conditions considering the rain prior to the ride. Met a couple of new riders, Sherco from Mansfield and Ian from Shepparton. In all we finished up with 8 riders. Great to catch up with Andy350 again. I know he was keen to try the Strathbogie erosion mounds, and he certainly got his share of those. Funny moments included Scott asking Andy where his gloves were, about 10 minutes into the ride. The case of the disappearing goggles after the off in the creek, and the Husky stopping for the third ride in succession. This time it ran out of fuel a few k's from the end of the ride. (thanks Steve for taking back the litre of fuel, the sweep had signed off by then and was already back at the cars). Someone told me that someone did not top up the fuel from last ride, when the Husky only manged 12 k's. That 12 k of missing fuel would have got it back. Oh, and the place claimed another flat battery when one car had been left with the headlights on. Thankfully a different car and driver from last ride.
  9. Michael, Look on the Powerhouse Motorcycles website. I believe the factory 2017 models may have had a bladder fork? The parts list shows the plastics, but i don't know if you could see the mounting bolt holes well enough to be sure it would fit. Some forks may have a Sherco specific bottom axle mount and tube.
  10. IanM

    Ktm 300 2014 jetting help

    Thanks Cluffie. Jetting is a bit of a black science to me. There is a lot to learn, and as you say, it seems every case is different in a number of ways.
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    Ktm 300 2014 jetting help

    Cluffie. I don't want to hijack this thread, but if the above occurs, I assume it is an indication of a lean condition. What would you normally do to rectify this? Would you mainly be looking to richen the mixture via the air screw and/or the pilot jet?
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    Wombat L1+

    Thanks to Andy for putting this ride on, and for the post ride eats. Also thanks to Bear for sweeping and eating all the dust. It was drier out there than I expected. Good to meet new riderz as well. I swapped Shercos with Geoffro for a little while. I had not ridden a 300 4 banger for a while, and soon felt at home on it. I had forgotten how good they are to ride. For what I normally do they are nearly as good as the two stroke. Definitely better than my 450 in the tighter stuff. The 2 stroke is just more fun to ride though. When we left the group for a while, we did some different tracks that weren't in the original ride description. Here is a pic of Scott waiting for the "salmon coloured kettle" to stop boiling.
  13. Good to hear you got the clutch sorted as well, Richard. I had been wondering about the electric start issue as well. Could it be the auto-decompressor not activating correctly when the motor is hot? I was not sure if it actually had one? I saw on the Powerhouse web site, when I was checking for some Sherco consumables, that they have the SWM parts online with breakups and pricing. There is a reasonable chance the motor is the same as yours. Paul at Powerhouse would probably know. In the attached (hope it copies and pastes OK!), parts 14 to 17 would probably be the auto-decompressor. It may just need adjustment? Others would know more about this than me. SWM 2017 RS 300R 06 - Valve Timing Please note that all prices below are Unit prices. ie: the price for one item. Ref Part # Description # On Diagram Price Per Item 1 8000A4791 GEAR, TIMING T33/34 SWM x1 $124.30 2 800061275 SPRING SWM x1 $4.70 3 8C0063811 TIMING GEAR T17 SWM x1 $43.05 4 8F0035794 CHAIN, TIMING SWM x1 $77.20 5 8000A5592 CAM SHAFT, INTAKE SWM x1 $304.95 6 161509801 KEY, WOODRUFF SWM x1 $9.40 7 800034317 BEARING, BALL 12X28X8 SWM x1 $8.80 8 800099694 CAM SHAFT, EXHAUST SWM x1 $304.95 9 8A00H0597 WASHER. THRUST 16X19.2 X0.8 SWM x1 $2.65 10 8000H0597 WASHER. THRUST 16X19.2X1 SWM x1 $2.65 11 8000A6271 SPACER SWM x1 $2.35 12 800099703 DISC SWM x1 $8.80 14 8000A9450 WEIGHT, VALVE LIFTER SWM x1 $105.55 15 800099699 SPRING SWM x1 $7.35 16 800099700 PIN SWM x1 $7.35 17 800099701 ROLLER B4X21.8 SWM x1 $1.65 18 66N021205 CIRCLIP 16 MM SWM x1 $0.35 The image is resizable and scrollable. You can also adjust the zoom of the image. Click-Drag the bottom-right corner of the image to resize.
  14. Pete, I agree about the compression lock up. But in this case the starter motor just free wheeled. It did not engage the motor. I expect there is some sort of bendix to engage the drive, this just did not happen. This would generally indicate low battery output to the starter motor? The compression lock was only evident when he tried to kick start.
  15. By what I heard when this happened, I would start with the battery. Check the battery voltage, while stationary, then when it is cranking over. I expect it is getting too low to engage the starter.