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Mischa

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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

Mischa

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Re: Interested in used Sherco
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 06:43:46 AM »
I would go with the 14 over the 13 just to get the Synerject efi system.
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Re: Interested in used Sherco
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2019, 09:26:04 AM »
Thank you for your reply Clay. I take from your answer that this would be worth the extra money to you, even though the 2014 has a much higher milage? Is there a way I can verify from outside that it is indeed a 2014 model with that EFI, and not just a late registered 2013 model?

Any good reason to go for the 2015 or 2018 model, or is the 2014 the sweet deal?

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Re: Interested in used Sherco
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2019, 07:53:08 AM »
The performance and reliability of the bikes have improved each year so the newer the better. If you look at the 2014 model in front of the fuel tank on the left hand side the ecu is bigger and looks like it has a bolt missing. The 2013 ecu is smaller on the 2013. The brand on the 2014 and newer ecu is Synerject. I think that may be written on the ecu and throttle body.
Don't get me wrong..there is nothing wrong with a 2013 but about 20% of those bikes we got in had a slight stalling issue Sherco warrantied the throttle body and ecu for those bikes so they were all repaired here You might ask the seller if his bike had this issue and if so, was it repaired.
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Re: Interested in used Sherco
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2019, 08:07:35 AM »
Thank you Clay. I will see the 2014 this weekend and might end up buying it. Knowing a bit more about Shercos now, I know now it is a Factory 2014, which is good I guess. Will bring a friend who is very knowledgeable on enduro bikes (not Sherco though) so I trust he will spot any faults. Based on what you say, the 2013 is not really a consideration anymore, I think the 500 $ more for a 2014 Factory are justified.

The 2015 model is already off the market again, so the only other option would be the 2018 model, but not sure if I want to spend that extra 1000$.

The 2014 bike as 72 hours / 1500 miles. Generally speaking, do I have to anticipate a costly rebuilt soon, for example the gearbox or the cylinders? Or should I be fine for the near future just riding it?

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Re: Interested in used Sherco
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2019, 08:49:13 AM »
Just my opinion but if you can swing it, get the 18.  On paper there doesn't seem to be much but my 14 and my buddies 18 are quite a bit different.  I really want to upgrade now lol
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Re: Interested in used Sherco
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2019, 10:27:24 AM »
Spend the extra $1g it will be worth it. Everythings better including plastics.

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Re: Interested in used Sherco
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2019, 06:20:30 PM »
I vote for the 2018.  Good price
For $5500.
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Re: Interested in used Sherco
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2019, 06:45:07 AM »
Thank you Clay. I will see the 2014 this weekend and might end up buying it. Knowing a bit more about Shercos now, I know now it is a Factory 2014, which is good I guess. Will bring a friend who is very knowledgeable on enduro bikes (not Sherco though) so I trust he will spot any faults. Based on what you say, the 2013 is not really a consideration anymore, I think the 500 $ more for a 2014 Factory are justified.

The 2015 model is already off the market again, so the only other option would be the 2018 model, but not sure if I want to spend that extra 1000$.

The 2014 bike as 72 hours / 1500 miles. Generally speaking, do I have to anticipate a costly rebuilt soon, for example the gearbox or the cylinders? Or should I be fine for the near future just riding it?

Sorry I didn't really look at the pricing For only $1000 more Id go with the 2018!
Clay Stuckey
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Re: Interested in used Sherco
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2019, 08:14:54 AM »
hm you guys are tempting me to spend more than I planned!  ;D

No doubt the 2018 is the better bike, but not sure I could really tell when riding? It is the first enduro bike I'm buying, so I'm still figuring out, and will so for a while, what suits me and what not. Also, $ 5500 puts me in a range where a few other options from KTM or Husqvarna are available too, which makes it even more difficult to decide. I don't really want an orange bike, but at the end of the day they are all good bikes to me, as I don't have a lot of experience with any of them.

But these are sure questions I have to answer for myself, not yours to answer I guess :-D

Anyway, will check out the 2014 bike tomorrow and maybe can arrange to look at the 2018 soon too.

Thank you for your help so far.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2019, 08:23:34 AM by Mischa »

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Re: Interested in used Sherco
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2019, 03:09:47 PM »
For your first enduro bike, grab the 2014. You won't believe how good of an offroad rider you are and didn't know it.  The hours on that bike are low. If you can get to a dealer that has the computer/ software, you can find out exactly how many hours are on it.
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Re: Interested in used Sherco
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2019, 07:05:24 AM »
So I had a look at the 2014. It was in good condition, low hours, a few good upgrades already on the bike, and the owner was a very decent bloke. Long story short, I'm now the owner of a Sherco 300 SEF Factory  :)

I realise the 2018 bike was a bargain at 5500 $, but I think the bike I got now suits me just fine and I can't wait to ride it. It's now getting serviced at a reputable dealer at the cost of the previous owner, so I don't quite have the bike yet.

Now I need to look at some upgrades, definitely want to get a better skid plate, one that protects the linkage as well. Also a front brake protector. Suggestions and other useful upgrades are very welcome.

Very happy to own a Sherco now!

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Re: Interested in used Sherco
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2019, 06:44:33 AM »
Welcome to the dysfunctional family!   ;)
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