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  1. I use what looks like the usual hard plastic number plate, but it's flexible enough that you can put it on over the light, then you can just put a couple zip ties around it and the fork legs to ensure it doesn't go anywhere. Unfortunately I've only ever seen them at my dealer, and I have no idea where he gets them.
  2. The guy at the 'bike shop' not knowing is not indicative of truth. At its most obvious, Motul wouldn't produce two different oils if they were the 'same'. Empirically, any idiot can open a bottle of 800 and see: it's dyed red, and it's very thick. Open a bottle of 710 and it's dyed green, and it's a lot less viscous. Conveniently, Motul provide data on each oil: 710: 800: Basically: 800: PROPERTIES Red coloured. Density at 20°C (68°F) ASTM D1298 0.911 Viscosity at 40°C (104°F) ASTM D445 120.2 mm²/s Viscosity at 100°C (212°F) ASTM D445 15.5 mm²/s Viscosity index ASTM D2270 135 Flash point ASTM D92 252°C / 485°F 710: PROPERTIES Color Visual Green Density at 20°C (68°F) ASTM D1298 0.862 Viscosity at 40°C (104°F) ASTM D445 46.4 mm²/s Viscosity at 100°C (212°F) ASTM D445 8.9 mm²/s Viscosity index ASTM D2270 175 Flash point ASTM D92 88°C / 190.4°F TBN ASTM D2896 2.15 mg KOH/g Which is to say, they aren't the same.
  3. I don't know what most people would mix a Sherco 50, but if it's like any other trials bike, it's 80:1. The problem isn't your mix ratio as much as it's the oil you're using. Motul 800 has one of the highest flash points you're going to find in a premix oil. It's made for guys on big bore enduro bikes going through the woods with the throttle pinned. Try Motul 710. Much better oil for a trials bike.
  4. Un caged roller bearings need grease to keep the rollers in. Don't wash the old stuff out with anything, just displace it all with new grease.
  5. To answer the question, about everyone around here with a GG runs that linkage guard. It's hard plastic.
  6. The spacers have zero impact on the function of the brace on its own. The spacers are under the fender-bracket mounts, not under the bracket-fork mounts.
  7. I ended up using a couple rubber spacers. It's still not silent, but it's a lot better than stock. They're maybe 4mm or so thick.
  8. Do you mean the spacer that the sprocket buts up against? Mine is really in there if so, doesn't want to budge.
  9. Not sure I follow. All I see is the lip seal once the sprocket is removed.
  10. So I just pulled my front sprocket and had a look, and it's definitely the countershaft seal that's bad.
  11. Let me know what you find... all the Vertigo's I've seen with any hours on them have the same mess there (depending on how often they're getting cleaned). I suspect it's all the same source, so I'm curious what you can find. I'll take a look at mine as well. I also have a theory that it might be fuel, since I seem to be getting a lot of that out the cap, but again, need to take a better look.
  12. Anyone else getting a lot of what seems like oil around the shifter? It almost looks like the countershaft seal is leaking, but I haven't confirmed the source yet. Another vertigo here shows the same thing.
  13. Yeah, and look how well that worked out!
  14. I think he dabbed at the top on the way out after the last little stump. Oops.
  15. I think we need to remember that observers at Nationals and, yes, even world rounds, are generally local club members (or at least that's the case around here). And even the sections that have one relatively experienced trials rider in them are usually assisted by anyone he managed to get ahold of to help out (i.e. people that don't really know trials). Expecting any of them to stop a pro doing something they're not even sure is illegal is a bit of a stretch.