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Fasteer

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Bike #28
« on: May 31, 2014, 08:03:16 PM »
will be a Sherco 300 4T.

Me: 40 years of riding, mostly street-bikes.
I've been riding casual off-road oriented dual-sport (sometimes not so casual) for a dozen years.
Started with a XR250R, a CRF250X, then a DRZ400 which had way too much money dumped into it. All the goodies.
Next up was the best combination of power & handling I've had to date; a 2011 Husky TE-310. Fantastic.
Unfortunately, could not keep it running.  Fuel pump or FI, dunno, would just randomly quit.
Traded it for a 2012 TE-511 which has been a good solid off-road bike.
I like the 511 now with the latest ECU updates but still miss the handling of the smaller bike.

Today I made a deal to trade the TE for a 2014 Sherco SEF 300 IR Factory.
Dunno quite what I'm in for.
Hope it will be better and more reliable than the TE-310.
Can't find any info on a 300 Factory...  just photos of a 250.
Supposed to have a clear tank that *might* be bigger than the 8.5 liters of the IR.
Akrapovic exhaust.
Curious as to how much oil it holds, can't find it.
What else?
Mid-June til it arrives so mid-July til I get to ride it (work, eh?)

« Last Edit: May 31, 2014, 08:08:41 PM by Fasteer »
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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2014, 10:48:53 PM »
The Factory 300 4T has a solid rear disc rotor, clear standard size tank 8.5 , Akro system and ECU mapped to suit , an Axp bash plate and decal set with gripper seat cover with a pocket , all great value!

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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2014, 04:11:11 AM »
Thanks for the info  :)

Looking forward to this bike.
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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2014, 06:17:53 AM »
Where are you located?

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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2014, 07:40:59 AM »
He's not in the US 'cause he said "eh?"
Down here we say "huh?"   
Sounds like one of you guys, Bob!   :)
Clay Stuckey
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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2014, 06:38:42 PM »
Good catch, Clay!
I'm in Calgary, Alberta (hometown of the soon to be world famous Lexi Pechout)
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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2014, 07:52:33 AM »
finally got it.
Seems a neat bike, lots of good design.
Not keen on all the graphics but can live with em.
Might be the first bike I ever bought that came with a full tank of gas.


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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2014, 12:26:16 PM »
Sweet motorcycle! Let us know how it compares to the Husky 310.
Clay Stuckey
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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2014, 03:25:01 PM »
Wow I'll take it off  your hands; I like the grafix   ;D.  Congrats and I too look forward to your Husky comparison.  Enjoy!
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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2014, 06:32:01 PM »
Wow that looks great!  Where is mine Clay?  lol ;D
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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2014, 07:51:31 PM »
The SEF has two kill switches, one is on/off ignition switch and one just an emergency button.
What do you think about removing the emergency button?
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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2014, 03:58:19 AM »
Mine has been removed off  my 2012 and 2013 no dramas from either. Go for it

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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2014, 08:20:45 AM »
How did you remove the button? I removed it off the bar and placed it behind the light.

Not the same bike but my son rode back to back a 2013 TXC310 in race pred including a PC exhaust and his 2014 300sef-r. The Husky was more powerful and snappier but the Sherco was better handling. He is also light so the Husky wasn't set-up for him where the 300 was. I bet adding an exhaust to the 300 would match the power of the Husky.
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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2014, 07:16:39 PM »
Bulletproof Designs rear disc guard & rad guard went on easily & fit is excellent.
The disc guard seems overbuilt, quite a bit heavier than the Motosportz unit I had on the Husky.
The rad guard is nicely made but lacks a rear brace like some rad guards have.
Hope it will hold up; my bikes do have a tendency to bang into a mountain occasionally.
Also installed a Twisted Engineering flexible bar and their bark-busters.
Fit is good & install easy.  Hope these will be more gentle on the wrists.
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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2014, 07:19:29 PM »
51 tooth Dirt-Tricks sprocket is on order.
Not much else needed.
Time to ride the thing.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2014, 08:06:10 PM by Fasteer »
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