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  1. Spare parts can be ordered from Sherco Australia online ( they are based in melbourne). I ususally have the parts within 3 days. I also get a lot of stuff through Motorcycleland in Ballarat. Ive had no supply issues. I run a fan for the type of riding I do and have never boiled the bike!!!! trust me i have tried!!!! No Im the only one I know of with a CDI failure.
  2. CDI replaced under warranty!! The geometry of the Sherco is very different to a KTK/Husky and I find people either like it or hate it when they ride my bike. I personally love it. I dont notice the linkage on the sherco getting caught. I run the AXP extreme bashplate which covers the linkage.
  3. No just the stock standard CDI that comes on the Sherco
  4. Yeah nice Pete!!! ive just picked up my second one after putting 130hrs on the first. Trying the quick turnover thing versus the hang on to them forever which is what ive always done with my bikes. Ive had issues recently with the bike but i could have just been unlucky!!!! I broke a clutch friction plate into 6 pieces which I didnt realise till i took the clutch apart for inspection prior to the kozzi race( clutch was feeling strange) and just this week the Athena CDI stocked working. Not sure you can blame Sherco for either of those though!!!
  5. Definately go the standard!! On a technical detail mx store at the moment only sell the nm21 220 but the nitro chart recommends the nm21 235( slightly bigger) for starcross soft fronts. You can get them from the states.
  6. Awesome, good to hear!!! I tried mine for the first time yesterday so good to hear the hours it’s getting!!
  7. It’s something you need to try for yourself Habs. For me personally I don’t get the dead feel on the back, just feels normal to me. There are many brands and again fitment is key. I’m not running a mousse in the front at the moment but when I have I wasn’t worried about the feel. Again fitment is key!!!!
  8. That looks good crusty!!!! Good to see!!!
  9. Interesting topic as I have been experimenting a bit lately with tubes and mousses. Tubes are simple to use and being able to adjust pressure is awesome!! Unfortunately I have also had some bad luck lately with UHD tubes on rides. I have been running low pressure 6to 8 psi which works great at low speed but I have managed to pinch the tubes in the rear when hitting rocks. Yes higher pressure would fix that in most cases but that’s a pain when the terrain can be so varied and your running low pressure for the grip. I also run the tube inside an old Uhd tube for extra protection and use two rimlocks. prior to this I would run half a mousse with tubliss holding the tyre in the rim. The half mousse is used to get grip in really snotty stuff as it gives the tyre a lot of flex. I however am now trying the nitro mousse soft in the rear. The soft gives a 6to 8 psi feel to the tyre as opposed to the standard which gives 12 to 14 psi feel when it’s new( too hard for me). First ride with it at Dissa today and I like it!! The question will be the soft mousses longevity so I’m interested to see how Toms mousse is after 26plus hours of use. I’ve had really good longevity from normal mousses!!! When buying a mousse fitment is key and most the manufacturers will have a recommendation for a particular tyre. For example a 140 80 enduro tyre( Mitas) may run the same size mousse as a 120 90 mx tyre( starcross) I run two rimlocks on my mousse, some riders use none. As Tom said , I recommend looking at YouTube if fitting a mousse for the first time!!!
  10. 12/10!!! Well done Mark, a true level3+!!! Oh and Cruiser that toy hauler is 12/10 as well!!!
  11. I’m not sure Mick. I think its probably a combination of things but I’m suspecting the linkage and the front forks have a lot to do with it. I very muck like the forks and I guess Sherco have them valved differently to the Ktm as well as coming stock with heavier springs. I always felt like the Ktm rode very high downhill regardless of what rear shock spring I ran and going over the bars was always on the cards especially if rocks or logs were in the way!! Maybe the KTM forks just gave way too easy which makes sense as they would dive under breaking( valving??) ive always thought I could never really tell the difference between pds and linkage so I chose the pds ( KTM instead of Husky) on my last bike because of the clearance. This however has never been an issue on the Sherco. I run the axp extreme bash plate which covers the linkage. Having linkage hanging down will not be a consideration for any future purchase!!
  12. Gday Jay, I knew you would hit me with the tech questions!!!! Mixing the fuel at 50 : 1 Not too sure on the range as most rides we do are more like 4 to 8 hrs duration but only covering 30 to 50 k, sometimes a lot less. Im running a nedw needle, clip2, 38 pilot and 168 main. During winter the plan is to go to a necw, clip3, 40 pilot and 170 main. The response from the engine is very clean right through the range, its not too zingy down low which is more manageable for hard enduro and its strong. The winter jetting will tone down the response a bit to give that traction we are looking for initially. That was my only issue with the TPI, I just couldnt dull down that initial response for winter riding. In summer its not really an issue as the traction tends to be a lot better. I ran the slower throttle cam, had the tpi on the soft map and ran a clutch weight. I also did the idle mod on the tpi which for the most seemed to fix that bog at 1|8 throttle. A comment on my TPI when an extremely good rider tried it one day was that it was either all or nothing...no in between!! Im purely talking about my 2019 tpi, with the various updates to the mapping on the newer tpis may make for a very different ride!!! like most people I rate the beta engine highly but it is difficult to compare as i am a different rider now to when I was on the Beta. Seat height is interesting. It is lower than the KTM and when you ride it you do feel much closer to the ground. I think that feeling is a combo though of the ergonomics of the bike and the overall height. Sherco have that trials background which may have influenced the development of there enduro bikes. I certainly feel more comfortable going down steep downhills on the Sherco than Ktm. Im also more comfortable pivoting on steep hills on the Sherco. One thing I forgot to mention about the Sherco is that I have lightened the clutch pull with lighter springs. The clutch pull wasnt bad and certainly is an improvement over the 2019 sherco. For normal riding the clutch would be fine but spending hours doing hard enduro wears down the hands. Im using 3 lighter KTM springs which seems to be working. I am worried about the clutch slipping but that dosnt seem to be an issue so far.
  13. Thought it was time to pen my thoughts on the 2021 Sherco Racing which is the WP version of the Sherco. I now have 50 hrs on the bike. My 2 previous bikes were a 2019 KTM 300 exc tpi with 400 hrs when sold and prior to that a 2016 Beta 300rr with 315 hrs when sold. So I’m not brand orientated and just looking for what I think is the best bike for me!! So going back to a Sherco is going back to a carb bike. Sherco run the Kehein carb which is pretty easily sorted as far as jetting goes. The beauty of a carb bike is you can jet the bike as crisp or as fat as you like depending on the engine characteristics your looking for to suit your riding!!! During the middle of winter in the Wombat mud and clay being able to take the zing out the bike and fattening up the jetting gives us more traction so this is a plus for the carb. If you can’t be bothered with all this jetting stuff and just want a bike that runs reasonably well then the tpi may be better for you. I never spent money on changing the head and ecu on my ktm so I can’t comment on how that works. For the record I was happy with how my tpi ran most of the time!! I was concerned with the build quality of the Sherco as I think the build quality of the Ktm is second to none!!! I also unwillingly tend to throw my bikes of cliffs at times, so they need to be robust!! I now have 50hrs on the Sherco and am pleased to say I havnt broken anything that I didn’t break on the Ktm. So far all I have broken is the rear brake lever. The rear brake lever bends easy like the beta levers so I’ve put a brake snake on to help save it. The plastics are also reasonably robust, there scratched but not broken and certainly not brittle like my 2016 beta plastics. The map switch electronically controls the power valve and the difference is very noticeable. It does make a huge difference when looking for traction in the wet or in very loose terrain. I tend to run it in the hard position in summer and I would switch between hard and soft in winter depending on the terrain. I went with the racing model which is setup with WP as I’m a big fan of the WP suspension for the riding I do. It was a huge relief when I went back to the KTM after putting up with the Sachs that came on the beta. The Sherco comes with .44 springs as standard in the forks which is perfect for me. Riding the Sherco I’ve noticed 2 things really standout for me which I think must be a combination of the suspension, the frame geometry and possibly linkage over pds. Going downhill I now feel a lot more in control, it’s easier to go faster downhill and I don’t feel like I’m going to go over the bars. The bike also rides faster in flowing tight especially through corners and the suspension dosnt dive under braking. The suspension is stock for me and all I’ve done is adjust the clickers. I would be close to 90kg geared up. I was concerned with the bike having no kicker, like all new bikes now but that hasn’t been an issue. I do use the starter more than most of you would on one of our standard rides. The battery is located low down below the air filter which I thought would be a pain but I havnt looked at the battery once. I guess the Sherco designers are trying to locate any weight down low. The racing comes with the old school lead battery which I havnt bothered to change. The air filter is a different setup to the Ktm or beta but again no real issue there. The one pain in the arse that just dosnt make sense to me is the location of the fuel tap. It’s really hard to reach especially when your upside down on a hill and got big hands. Easy fix though I just put a $5 fuel tap in the line where I could reach it. So far I’ve had no other issues with the bike and I’m really enjoying riding it!!! I would buy another!! Questions??
  14. Bugger, that would have been an awesome bike to get hold of!!!
  15. I know good ones might be hard to find but a 200exc has been the perfect full size bike for my son. It’s light, has electric start and they have enough torque to lug up decent hills!!! Before the 200 he had a yz125, really nice and lightweight but a real challenge on hills unless your an experienced rider!!. Just my 2 cents and good luck with it!!!
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