Jump to content

sherco70

Members
  • Content Count

    45
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by sherco70

  1. Any changes made in later model years that would discourage one away from a well cared for 2016 MY? Art
  2. I guess I can be called stingy, but I have to watch my budget, not wanting to buy on credit. In the USA the Dunlop D803 sells for $95, the IRC TR-11 sells for $110, and the Michelin Trial X Light sells for $185.50. At the level I ride the Dunlop is fine. Friends who want more from their tire have found the IRC to work as well as the Michelin.
  3. The IRC trials seems very good.
  4. I more than likely, at my age, will not see, Toni riding a classic twin shock, but I really like seeing past champions still having an obvious good time riding trials. Some of the youth are certainly on the way up in the skills. Art
  5. I remove the chain before washing and with the non o-ring chain use wd-40 to help get moisture out of the chain links if chain was exposed to a lot of wet riding.
  6. Be careful using a pressure washer as it can blow water past seals, and electrical connections. And follow the recommendations for care. Art
  7. Traction equates to safety. Trials tires, especially the front, take forever to wear out, as said. Art
  8. Check out www.Lewissportusa.com a western dealer for Vertigo among other brands, up southeast of Sacramento. Friend just recently took some trials training from Adrian and ended up buying a Vertigo 200 from them. Really good people. Art
  9. sherco70

    Sherco TY 125

    Local dealer had one and sold it just when I started to think seriously about purchasing, and like I said now the Sherco importer has stated he doesn't plan to bring the TY classic in for next year. As far as over heating? I would think that would not be an issue in trials, as the machines get to set between actual riding the sections. For now it seems I will just check the used machines to see if one turns up that were imported. I noticed a UK shop, Hanson Racing, I believe, that has battery and e-start wire harness elimination kits, so makes for a 3-4 lb wt loss probably, and cleans up the machine for trials only use. Art
  10. sherco70

    Sherco TY 125

    Seems like Sherco is doing well in Japan, and when I did a YouTube search for the TY 125 I found several videos on this model.
  11. sherco70

    Sherco TY 125

    Thanks. I should have started with the Sherco importer, as his email just informs me that he does not import the TY to the US. Art
  12. sherco70

    Sherco TY 125

    Anyone have or given this little four stroke a try? Art
  13. I would suggest you download the owners manual off the Gasgas web site, check for the stock jetting for the stock carb and use the recommended gas/oil ratio. Running less oil in a mixture is actually richer when it comes to jetting. Art
  14. sherco70

    2017 280 questions

    Good to hear that the starting concern not a big issue. The Gasgas is really great when you need to access things. The whole rear section, fender and airbox comes off with 4 fasteners and loosen the clamp on the carb intake. Spoils a person compared to the other machines in the garage. I may make the PST trials also in Feb. Art
  15. sherco70

    2017 280 questions

    25 F degrees and snowing this morning. In the area we have 5 to 6 active trials riders. We like to ride single track trails at Cassidy Creek, Dry Hills and Foot Hills. All close to Sequim and Port Angeles. Art
  16. sherco70

    2017 280 questions

    2017 250 Gasgas Contact here. Kicking is pretty easy, 1 to 3 kicks and definitely don't kick without bringing it to a bit of engagement , so as not to damage the kick start mechanism . I run the owners manual , recommended 2% oil gas mix, using Bel Ray syn ester, and plug color is right on. Some models I believe have the recommended ratio at 1.5%. and I use an MTL in the transmission , also Bel Ray. The ratio of gas oil does affect jetting. Also home is Washington , out on the OLympic Peninsula . News here is that we may be getting a trials area as part of the DNR trail system here. If you live in the Seattle area check out the Puget Sound Trialers club, and they already have an area developed in the Reiter, DNR trail system. Art
  17. Shipping here in the USA is 3 to 5 hundred. Buying used, shipping is rarely a choice from the seller, especially if not a dealer. And with the Tenaci -wong shipping is what to expect with only one US dealer. Nice to have those with personal experience with the machine share their knowledge. www.bsaotter.com gives a lot of information on the Tenaci Wong, from several sources.
  18. In Northwest USA, the trials sport is very small, the for sale adds for the last 4 months have had nothing listed other than a 60's Bultaco and a couple wore out TL Hondas. Seems newer 2 to 5 year old machines get passed on via word of mouth. The couple dealers have not had a new machine to sell since the end of Summer. The money seems to be made selling 4 wheel guads and side by side machines.
  19. The electric start, and mildly tuned 4 stroke, seem to be what some of my friends are looking for as the first trials for there kids and mates.
  20. Here in the USA, only one dealer that I'm aware of but they are a reputable trials dealer. Canada seems to be importing them. The weight is up almost 30 lb over 2 strokes but this is with the electric srart and battery. Also the price is up there where good used machines are available. Still I hope the survive and become an option.
  21. sherco70

    Future of Gasgas

    Trials riding is more about the rider, especially for me. Getting a new machine is not that much of an issue. All makes need a variety of products to generate income. To give Gasgas credit they do have the electric. And I got the Contact.
  22. sherco70

    Future of Gasgas

    Put some teflon thread tape under the brake and clutch lever clamps so they move freely with a fall. And check out some of the YouTube videos on setting up your trials bike. Bar end buttons work well to protect the throttle mechanism and grips. I don't have problems using the high octane grade with ethanol and mix a top rated 2t oil as recommended in the manual. Did just a bit of tuning with the idle mixture screw and the main and needle seem good. Have fun, sure are pretty before we put some use to them. Art
  23. sherco70

    Future of Gasgas

    I personally don't see any reason to not buy a Gasgas, even an old one. Most of my friends ride older Montesa 4RT machines and here in the USA, many Honda dealers in the area don't carry parts and don't want to work on them. Trials is not a big money maker for most dealers. The dealer I use is couple hundred miles away but gives excellent service. Art
  24. Bought a Gasgas last year, has about 75 hours on it, hasn't needed anything but fuel and lube. I would not worry about parts, as most maintenance and rebuild part seem available, and the dealer feels the KTM buying is mainly to support the enduro line. Art
  25. sherco70

    Beta 4T Plug Color?

    Richer runs cooler, but build up of carbon leads to other concerns later on.
×
×
  • Create New...