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  1. Previous finger height was about 17mm, but you may also find that there is a buildup of filings and other detritus behind the pressure plate and spring which is often a cause of a stiff clutch. Spencer
  2. It may help if you could describe what it is that you want to improve. It is mineral oil, the gasket material will not effect the operation or feel of the clutch, but I have found that the best measure for the operation of the clutch is between the end of the fingers to the hub, which if memory serves should be around 17.5mm. Less than this, or more than this results in softer or harder lever feel, with the possibility of slipping or dragging. Spencer
  3. I could be wrong about this, but I think that I have seen a picture of a Jotagas with a GasGas Pro kick start lever. Worth a try. S
  4. I have been trying to access their site, which I did use earlier in the week, but for the last day or so the address appear to be no good. I have also been awaiting an email reply, but that has not come. Does anyone know the state of the company? Spencer
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    TRRS 2020 model

    That is a hard no.
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    Sherco engine mount.

    We have had more than one of these bikes crack the frames on the lower mounts under the engine; the frames are - as stated above - like butter, but also like glass. If the lower mount let go, the engine drops, which is what it looks like in your picture. S
  7. This is a common occurrence, as I have it happen to several bikes, especially after they have been laid down on their left side for anything other than a short period of time. am guessing that when this happens, oil is plugging the vent passage through the shaft, and when this happens, and the motor runs it is acting like a pump, a very slow pump at that. I normally stop this by attaching a short length of fuel line onto the fitting where the gearbox vent line attaches, and blowing into the line to clear the oil. There will be resistance as you are pressurizing the gearbox, but a couple of good strong pushes of air into the line should clear the oil. Make sure you clear the factory breather line and reservoir prior to reattaching. I have also replaced the black factory line with a translucent one so that I can see if oil is making its way up the line, Spencer
  8. I have that much of the problem stems from a deposit of some foreign material on the shaft, making it hard for the seal to work. Removing the shaft and scraping it clean with a fingernail, or 600 grit paper has cured most leaking water pump seals that I have found. If one were to replace the single water side seal without cleaning off the shaft, the leak will more than likely return shortly.. S.
  9. I understand that in the redesign of the engine to accommodate the new kickstart mechanism and main bearings etc., they included a new mount for future use at the front of the exhaust. It would appear that newer models will use an additional exhaust mount, but for now that mount hole goes unused.
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    Lots of interesting advice has been given, so thought I might add some. Pre-load both ends to 30% sag with full riding kit on. You at 200lbs "dry" may need to change springs to attain this level of sag on the Vertigo. Tire pressure as suggested at 4 (rear) 6 (front) at the elevation you ride at. I mention this because we ride from 200 feet to 5000 feet on a regular ride, during which the tire pressure change quite a bit during the ride. To "soften" the ride, one may consider removing compression damping, and possibly increasing rebound damping. An increase in the rebound damping has an interesting, some would say detrimental effect on the bike; you loose traction. The rear tire cannot get back onto the ground as quickly, and therefore traction is compromised. It is softer to ride, so one has to adjust to suit ones riding style and preference knowing the trade-off. I would normally run the compression almost wide open, leaving enough to ensure that I do not bottom too hard or often. If you have high and lower speed compression adjustment, try running the low at wide open, and adjusting the high speed to control the bottom-out issue. Try to keep the front and rear reacting in a similar fashion. If the front is soft and the rear is harder, the out of balance condition results is a less predictable bahaviour. 5 weight oil in the fork is best as suggested by the manufacturer of both the bike and the fork. Do not run the rear lower than the front as this messes with the steering geometry, making the bike "fall" to the inside of corners. I hope that this helps
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    Jitsie have them for including the frame, silencer etc.
  12. I just removed a bit of the edge of the lid with a sharp blade, it appears to be just a tad to big to easily snap into place. Never an issue since. S.
  13. Manufacturer's numbers are to be taken with caution, as they have historically been - with a few exceptions - as reliable true as a Trump tweet. I would be interested in horsepower and torque curves as compared to the current batch of gas powered bikes, 2t and 4t, but for that one would need access to the right equipment, and providing the testing to a recognized standard. On the other hand, it would be great to have the bikes ridden by a third party that could offer a unbiased feeling. For example, does the 12KW bike ride like a 200 cc 2t, or a 250 cc 2t? In addition what does it really mean when they say "four hour battery"? The battery provided with the Electric Motion is good for about an hour where we ride, although it is very mountainous here, so not a fair comparison. I am sure that electric motors vary in their efficiency, and therefore comparing batteries by their Amp/Hour ratings may also not provide apples to apples. I am sure that as time passes, and the electric bike market matures, these questions and more will be answered. S.
  14. We have always used punch cards, and unless it is a National or larger regional event, it is run as group check. small groups of riders, say 4 people or so, with a couple of punches per group. The first person to a section dismounts and checks the other riders, one of riders through the section check the checker. Pretty quick, some sections can be checked from the que, some not, you do not punch your own card, unless a clean. Everyone checks, with the makeup of the groups coming from the sign-in sheets.
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