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Hello guys,

my name is Ves from Sofia, Bulgaria. After riding MX and Enduro for years i just got my first trial Sherco 2.9 2002 and unfortunately immediately got in trouble. The bike is great, the problem is that the right fork tube is slightly bent and seal leaking, so as there is no Sherco dealer in Bulgaria, ordered the  fork tube and all bushings from a dealer in Germany. The part # R099  i got from the official online parts catalog.

So I have waited for 6 weeks and today the fork tube finally arrived and it is totally different at the bottom side  (the left one is the new wrong one, the right one is my old damaged tube), at the same time on the label the part # is correct R099.  Although i have sent photos to the dealer, they still sent me a wrong part 

how come it is possible that the correct part # comes with a wrong part? i guess there are several different types of Paioli forks.. is there something i am missing, or i am wrong? how can i find the correct part for my bike. Furthermore the dealer informed me that the teflon coated bushings (Spacers) part# R133 (position 14 in the diagram) are No Longer available from the factory... i badly need them too because they are in very bad condition.. are there any aftermarket bushings or professional and reliable online source where i can order parts ?

I would really appreciate any help/info on my issue, thank you in advance

cheers

Ves

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Says on your packaging, 2000. Have a feeling 2000 had different forks because one side was compression, the other damping. If you look at

https://www.splatshop.co.uk/sherco-new-type-fork-tube-l-r.html

they list the r099 fork tube from 2001 onwards, so 2000 must have different fork tubes, which is possibly what  you have received.

Although if you look at these

https://www.splatshop.co.uk/sherco-99-fork-tube-left.html

https://www.splatshop.co.uk/sherco-99-fork-tube-right.html

which are for the 99/2000 forks they have different part numbers, r080, r081. Still none the wiser. Maybe you have got a 2000 tube incorrectly labelled as being r099.... And since that label doesn't seem to be an OEM label its a high possibility

In case you cant source a cheap correct tube, some good fork rechromers will straighten bent fork legs as part of their rechroming service. 

Check splatshop for the bushings, they might have some new old stock. Are these correct?

https://www.splatshop.co.uk/splat-paioli-fork-bushs.html

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Sherco updates parts & keeps the same part number if the parts are interchangeable, very possible that the radius at the bottom of the tube was a change made between when the replacement tube was made & your original tube was made

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Hello Guys thank you very much! Faussy the info is really helpful. i guess it is a wrong packing or the official Sherco dealer messed it up. I am shipping it back today, hopefully they get me the correct tube soon. I will get the bushings from splatshop :)

 

cheers

15 hours ago, faussy said:

Says on your packaging, 2000. Have a feeling 2000 had different forks because one side was compression, the other damping. If you look at

https://www.splatshop.co.uk/sherco-new-type-fork-tube-l-r.html

they list the r099 fork tube from 2001 onwards, so 2000 must have different fork tubes, which is possibly what  you have received.

Although if you look at these

https://www.splatshop.co.uk/sherco-99-fork-tube-left.html

https://www.splatshop.co.uk/sherco-99-fork-tube-right.html

which are for the 99/2000 forks they have different part numbers, r080, r081. Still none the wiser. Maybe you have got a 2000 tube incorrectly labelled as being r099.... And since that label doesn't seem to be an OEM label its a high possibility

In case you cant source a cheap correct tube, some good fork rechromers will straighten bent fork legs as part of their rechroming service. 

Check splatshop for the bushings, they might have some new old stock. Are these correct?

https://www.splatshop.co.uk/splat-paioli-fork-bushs.html

 

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