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About stpauls

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  1. Ask the Owner's Club - they are the experts:
  2. Sherco ST 125 2014. The front disc is floating. However, the rear disk is fixed. Anyone know why this is so?
  3. Worn out piston. How do you know/can you tell when your piston needs replacing? Sherco ST 125 2014
  4. Take another photo of the silencer, but this time not from above. Get down on your knees, so that your camera is the same height as the silencer.
  5. I have a yellow framed 2014, like the bike in the RCM Trailsport photo above. I have removed both my silencer and front pipe several times. I didn't remove the rear shock to do it. From memory I removed the rear mudguard, inner rear mudguard, top air filter housing and the plastic trim attached to the silencer. The silencer is held in by several bolts, some of which are not immediately apparent. You have to wriggle the silencer about and it just slips out easily. Simple. Our cat could do it! However, I have no idea if an adapter is required. The awkward bit is refitting the air box connector back on to the carb. Tricky and awkward. Use a small smear of grease on the two ends to help them slip together.
  6. I disagree. The exhaust with the plastic tip is off a rear tanker , a 2014 or early 15. The later 2015 and onwards, with the fuel tank in the front, have much longer plastic tips. 2013 and before don't have a plastic tip.
  7. I usually ride the Novice route. Here in the West Country the Novice routes can be marked White, Yellow or Red, depending on the club. What could possibly be confusing about that? However, my pet hate are poorly MARKED out sections, where I can get a 5 by getting lost or missing a marker!
  8. The best way to kill a bad rule it to follow the Italian way and ignore it.
  9. So why was the Scottish cop living in Ireland?
  10. If you find it doable, then stay in the Novice class. Don't worry about the scores, just concentrate on riding as many sections as you can. The thing to remember about the Novice class is that some club's Novice routes are a lot harder than other clubs Novice routes. Also, it depends on if it is a Championship round, or not. (Championship rounds Novice sections are often a lot more difficult than ordinary club meets). Try the Novice route in as many different clubs as you can.
  11. Time to think about replacing my air filter again on my 2014 rear fuel tanked Sherco ST. The foam on the standard ones keeps splitting. Anyone tried one of these Jitsie air filters?
  12. Before you do any of the above, you have 6 springs in your clutch. Remove 2 of them. It will not slip, because the same clutch is used on the 300cc bikes, which have 3 times the power, but it will make your clutch pull 1/3 lighter. Make sure that the springs you remove are opposite each other.
  13. Britain - the motherland of trials. Love it!
  14. You would have thought that Sherco would have made the rebound adjustment on the rear shock easier to access on this 2014 ST. Rebound adjustment is made using an Allen key.
  15. In contrast, I live near Bath, England, Great Britain. Every single week, usually within a one hour's drive there will be at least two Trials meetings. Within a two hour drive there will be four or five, probably more. The minimum number of riders will be in the 40s - unusual. A big meet will have around 100. Usually it is 60 - 70 riders. All will have an Expert, Clubman and Novice routes, with many being further differentiated with 50/50 and/or Gentleman's etc routes. Venues include quarries, woods, moorland, gullies, steep hillsides etc Meetings will be for modern bikes, classic bikes or both. The sport is given little/no coverage in the media, despite Emma Bristow being the Ladies World Trials Champion! Often there is a tea wagon. Rarely (in the South) are there any trade stands etc.