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  1. Just come across this too: http://www.splatshop.co.uk/2010-2011-sherco-preparation
  2. Few suggestions for you... Firstly if it is struggling to tick over it could be one of a few things: 1) Lack of fuel - Check breather pipe on petrol cap, check flow from tank to carb, ensure the filter on the fuel inlet of the carb isn't blocked. Strip carb, check all O-rings etc (ensure no air is getting in)...& make sure jets are clean. 2) Check rubbers between carb and engine to ensure no cracks & also shine a light in on reed block to ensure petals are fully intact and closed. 3) Check crank seal on flywheel side (may have dried out and be allowing air in causing poor tick over. 4) Ensure flow of exhaust gas right through to exit is clear...be sure none of the exhaust system has collapsed inside! This can prevent gases escaping, cause a bike to sound strange and ultimately prevent it ticking over properly. It would also cause the holding over revs, and stop it "ring ding dinging" as you put it Hope those ideas help, Thanks, James
  3. Quick question further to the above. Does the new ACU RTA insurance fully cover riding on the road for ACU affiliated trials? ...subject to the rider holding their £10 trials membership. For many years the ACU has provided Road Traffic Act insurance cover for riders in events that have included the use of the public highway. With this, until now the Organisers have had to collect premiums from Riders during the Signing On process and the Competitors have been asked to complete and sign additional forms and declarations – this was a necessary evil to ensure the RTA cover was in place and applicable to that event. We say ‘until now’ but not anymore! – this has now all changed. The RTA cover is still in place but following discussions with our Insurers, the ACU have arranged third party RTA Insurance as a blanket cover across the whole Membership to cover any competitor, marshal or Official signed on for an ACU permitted event which will allow them to use any motor vehicle in connection with the event in areas of the event where the Road Traffic Act is deemed to be applicable. So what does all this mean? Well, in layman’s terms with effect 1st January 2016, the RTA cover will be provided in the same way as our Public Liability and other insurance covers. That is to say that the Rider, Marshal or Official signs on at an event and the cover is automatically in place. Furthermore, the RTA cover comes at no extra cost to the Organiser – this cover is provided free of charge as the ACU has decided to cover the annual premium for this cover at no extra cost to the Organiser or the competitor. ACU Chairman Brian Higgins commented, “The ACU has provided RTA cover for a number of years, but we were mindful of the additional work this placed on Event Secretaries during Signing On and whilst this was a necessity, the method of providing RTA insurance to our Organisers was cumbersome. We also felt that by having to declare the need to buy cover, some riders were not adequately covered for third party risk. The blanket cover we now provide will ensure that every person at an event, ie. the rider, the marshal, the Official has the RTA cover in place automatically. This measure will again allow our Clubs and Promoters to have a better night’s sleep knowing the cover is in place as a matter of course”.
  4. Changed plug last night but no change. Hard to see spark in general but thats normal with these bikes....Going to retard timing a bit today as think it's quite far advanced. Will also check cdi etc. But think pins are pretty good as checked when fitted replacement stator last year. Will let you know how it goes!
  5. Thanks, I did do this the other day and didn't notice any change, but to be honest...even on high tick over she doesn't like to keep running. Could the timing cause this effect? ...I did replace the stator the end of last year... Thanks, James
  6. Hi all, I have a 2009 Sherco 290, but it doesn't like to tick over... I have stripped the carb multiple times, cleaned out all jets etc. I have adjusted the fuel mixture screw on the carb & played with the tick over screw. I have checked the rubbers between carb & engine & airbox. I have had all these off & even removed reed block to check petals etc. & replaced gasket. I have replaced the crank seal behind the flywheel. I have replaced the fuel tap and filter on the petrol tank, put new fuel in the tank and ensured the flow is good in to the carb. Next step is to replace all seals / o-rings in the carb this evening, but after that I don't know where to look...the engine does sound a bit "poppy" and as if it is starved of fuel on tick over. Also, the revs take time to die down....hence leading me to think there is an air leak. It has a Dellorto carb... Any other suggestions? The bike was stood for a while last year before I bought it, but I have had it running fine for a couple of sessions...just now this issue has appeared... Thank you, James
  7. It is definitely an option...but the problem is I really am limited on storage space! :s ...The bike is currently hiding in the house I have done a big more research though and have been reliably informed that the swan to flange adapters are tested rigorously to up to 7 times the rated value (which is 100kg) so there should be no problem there. So the way I look at it is to buy a tow bar with a nose weight rated at 100KG then that leaves the following figures (err-ing on the heavier side for safety): Bike: 70KG Fuel: 3KG Bike Rack: 15KG Mud allowance: 5KG Total = 93KG, which is 7KG under the official rating of the adapter and the tow bar Worst comes to worst I could fit a couple of load straps to the bike rack and jam them in the boot of the car Not missing anything am I? Thank you James
  8. I just found this post when looking for a similar solution. There's no flange type available for my car so at present the adapter is looking the only way forward. Just wondered if anyone else had had any further experience with these / good or bad...
  9. Thought i'd jump on this thread for a bit of support... I have an Audi A4 Avant / Estate S-Line....and it seems there is no flange type tow bar that will fit ...only swan neck... Unfortunately the Dave Cooper bike racks - http://www.davecooper.co.uk/bike-racks/motorcycle-racks only work on the flange type. I have been told that it is possible to get a swan neck with a extra section for bolt on attachments (but cannot find one for my car) or I also found this adapter - http://www.wilmond.co.uk/clam-shell-swan-neck-to-flange-adaptor.html Has anyone had any experience of using these or indeed had the same problem? I am a bit concerned that this is probably only designed for push bike carriers etc. Thanks in advance! James PS. No where to store a trailer so that option wouldn't work for me....
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