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General Discussion / Re: 290 X-Ride
« on: April 06, 2016, 06:46:37 AM »
As a 77-year old dirtbiker, the low seat height, low weight and ease of maintenance caused me to buy a 290 X-Ride. I bought it 3 years ago and am generally satisfied with it - mainly due to the "go-anywhere" capability. I recently had Sprocket Specialists of Richfield UT make a 35 tooth rear sprocket to replace the 38 tooth stock sprocket. This gearing is ideal for my type of riding (Yellowstone River breaks) and I am pleased with sprocket quality. I sent my original sprocket to Sprocket Specialists and they now have a CNC program for the Sherco X-Rides. I can still ride most trails in 4th gear and when the going gets gnarly I have plenty of gears to mess with. Now-if they only made an e-start!

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Sherco Tech / rear sprocket for 2013 Sherco 290 X-Ride
« on: March 01, 2016, 10:14:02 AM »
I want to replace my standard (38 tooth) rear sprocket with a 35 tooth. Has anyone located a source for "nonstandard" rear sprockets for 290 x-Ride? I found a couple places that make custom sprockets but want to find a source for "in-stock" Sherco sprockets. Thanks from a 77-year-old dirtbiker.

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General Discussion / Re: 290 X-Ride
« on: July 23, 2013, 07:18:53 AM »
Just returned from early morning ride in the hills along the Yellowstone River. The suggestion to use an Iridium plug was super. Starting improved a bunch. I still had 50:1 mix in the tank but will change to 70:1 and expect to find additional improvement. This bike has extended my years of riding (age 74 and 5'7") by lower seat ht and other super ergonomics as well as engine characteristics. I miss my 520 KTM's electric start but that's all I miss. The NGK stock number for BPR5EIX is 6597 and I bought mine from NAPA for about $6.50.

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General Discussion / Exhaust "drool" from weld joints of X-Ride
« on: July 17, 2013, 06:13:33 AM »
The bottom of joint where stinger is welded to silencer has a space where drool exits. Is this "hole" a design feature or a welding error? Location is such that mud from wheel can easily enter the void. Drool also is coming where exhaust pipe enters the muffler - is this another intentional "hole" or welding error? I use recommended 50:1 mixture so oil residue shouldn't be an issue.

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