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Sherco Tech / correct tightening torque
« on: October 02, 2019, 11:48:14 PM »
Hi All

I have a SEF-R 300 Factory 2014 and as I broke off a screw last night, I was wondering about the correct torque settings. What is the correct torque for the two M8 screws that hold the mounting of front brake caliper to the left fork?

Also, similar question, what is the correct torque for the front wheel nut and the front axle screw? Here, the user manual says 25 Nm for the front wheel nut and 12 Nm for the axle screw, while the workshop manual says 40 Nm for the axle bolt and 15 Nm for the axle bolts.

Many thanks

General Discussion / Enduro bike for motocross
« on: August 20, 2019, 02:26:57 AM »
Hi all

I have a SEF-R 300 Factory 2014 I mainly use for enduro riding. Now I'm thinking about using it occasionally on the motocross track, and what I have to do to make it work well. Obviously, suspension would need to be stiffer, but what else should I be doing to the bike? I was thinking to get a second set of wheels where I would have motocross tyres with tubes installed, because I heard that for motocross Mousse is generally not used (which I have in my regular wheels). Also, different tyre sizes? From what I read here I can get a spacer kit from ee to use a set of OB wheels. Are there any restrictions to what wheels I can install? What about installing wheels for motocross (19 inch wheel instead of 18 for enduro)?

Anything else I didn't think of using the bike for occasional motocross? Just to be clear, I don't want to convert the bike permanently to motocross, I just want to use it from time to time, so any changes should be easy reversible.

Sorry if these seem very basic questions, but I really do not have a lot of experience in this regard, I don't even know if I need to use different tires or not.

Thank you

Sherco Tech / adjusting my new Sherco
« on: April 30, 2019, 12:26:05 AM »
Hi All

So this past weekend, I had my first ride on my Sherco SEF-R 300 Factory 2014 I have bought used. What can I say, I absolutely loved it, the engine is so smooth and controllable, the bike feels light and the overall ergonomics worked great for me. However, there were a few things that jumped out to me and would like to improve. I gathered as much info as I could find, but some things are not quite clear to me, so hopefully you experienced folks could guide me a bit:

- I saw that there are taller seats, but are there lower seats as well? I am not very tall (5'8''), so in rougher terrains I had trouble reaching the ground with my boots, which caused me to tip over a few times. What do smaller people like me do in this case? I know, improve my riding, obviously, but can a lower seat assist me? I don't want to lower the bike in general, because I don't want to reduce ground clearance.

- Are there any aftermarket brake and gear pedals? Or do only the original fit? My pedals are badly worn and not in great shape, so i would like to replace them. Also I would like the tip to be a bit bigger/adjustable even maybe.

- My bike has the Akra exhaust on it as standard, and it is a bit on the loud side. Any way to silence it more? Can it just be repacked with dampening material, or how does it work?

- What are the correct steps to switch the map? Unfortunately the manual does not say anything about it at all. I managed to switch it, but I just don't know what exactly needs to be done. The engine has to be off I think? The master ignition switch off too? Any amount of waiting required?

- on steep climbs I noticed that the front forks topped out occasionally and clearly hitting the end of the stroke hard (opposite of bottom out). Is this a normal behaviour? I know from street bikes that they often have a small top out spring to avoid that hard bang. Do dirt bikes don't have that?

- clutch is very light, but I'm always looking for ways to make it even lighter. I've read a lot of things about removing clutch springs, changing them to softer KTM ones, etc, but I think this all referred to 2 stroke bikes only. Do you guys do anything on the 4 stroke bike?

- I have some chipped away paint on the frame which I would like to cover up, I'm a bit worried about rust. Does the blue of the frame has a known color code, such as RAL or Pantone?

- the throttle tube is worn out, do I need to purchase an original piece, or is this a standard throttle tube replacement part I can buy anywhere?

These are the questions I have for the moment, I would be very grateful if you could answer some of them. Many thanks!


General Discussion / Interested in used Sherco
« on: March 26, 2019, 02:23:48 AM »
Hi All
My name is Mischa, living in Switzerland, and I'm new to this forum. The reason I signed up is because I have a strong interest in getting a Sherco for trail riding. I have never ridden a Sherco so far, but I don't know, something strongly appeals to me about Sherco.

So, in my area I found a few bikes that look interesting, and I would like to pick your expert brain on these. For example, from the price side, a 2013 300i is the cheapest, but would an extra 500$ be worth the upgrade to a 2014 bike?

Is there anything specific I need to look out for on the different bikes? I think I remember I read that from 2014, the 300 bikes are having more power?

What it is currently on the market in my area (pictures attached):

- 2013 Sherco 300i Racing, 626 km, unknown hours, Akra exhaust system - $ 3990
- 2014 Sherco 300 i Racing, 2429 km, unknown hours - $ 4500
- 2015 Sherco 300 4t, below 5000 km, unknown hours, Akra exhaust system - $4850
- 2018 Sherco 300 SEF Factory, unknown km, 55 hours, - $ 5500

It will be my first Enduro bike that I own, so far I have just been renting or borrowing off-road bikes. As you can imagine, that means I'm not a very experienced off-road rider (so far been mostly a street rider), so I don't really need the latest and greatest, I just would like something decent and reliable to get me started.

Obviously, I would go with the cheapest bike on the list, but I'm willing to pay more if there are good reasons to do so. However, the 2018 is a bit more than I would like to spend, unless you guys say this is absolutely worth it over the others.

Many thanks for your feedback


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