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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #105 on: August 14, 2015, 07:08:42 AM »
The X-Ride 290 engine and power delivery fits the picture of "novice class trials". The frame and weight are it's limiting factors.

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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #106 on: August 14, 2015, 07:38:37 AM »
The X-Ride 290 engine and power delivery fits the picture of "novice class trials". The frame and weight are it's limiting factors.

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« Reply #107 on: August 14, 2015, 08:11:23 AM »
I'm going to start a fight here......
Why is that bike not a good "learner" trials bike?
Don't they all run like somebody stuffed a tater in the exhaust of a real motorcycle?
Just kidding , Boom Boom, but I would like to know the differences in the power of a good beginner trials bike and a trials bike for a rider with more advanced skills.

That bike is what all the tops guys are running...All the performance parts and bits to make super quick that is needed to launch vertical up a 6' rock face.
If and average rider was to wick up that engine and dump the clutch in 3rd gear it would jump from your hands as you roll off the back.
Me being a fat old man with arthritic hands I have my ST-300 set up with a S3 flywheel weight and slower / softer clutch for more slipping and crawling around control.  The top dogs need lightning quick response.
A local friend of mine has a Cabby and I am happy to stick with my old man tractor trials bike after one ride on his bike.
Clay a 125 might be a good starting point for you...I thought you said you liked the small bore bikes ;)
As to running like a tater is stuffed up the pipe, have a listen to some national and world round footage and tell me what RPM they are wound to when the clutch is released.
Got it! Thx for the quick education on Trials bikes!
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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #108 on: August 14, 2015, 11:22:08 AM »
Really it's just knowing the machine. Put a 15 year old skate board, bicycle trials wizard on a modern generation, trials machine is probably the right choice. If you watched the premier showing of "On Any Sunday", probably best to find an old Yamaha TY250.

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« Reply #109 on: August 14, 2015, 11:43:57 AM »
For your novice, junior, intermediate trials riders power can be your enemy. For the advanced, expert and pro riders power is necessary to ride their obstacles.
The Sherco Factory 300 is set up to your advanced and up riders. 
The Sherco 250 with a slow throttle, slow map is a great bike for most riders to get started on.
The ST 300 with a slow throttle and slow map is a great bike to for those who like a little more grunt, but not over the top power that will get away on you. Fast throttle and power map the bike is great. cheers

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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #110 on: August 14, 2015, 12:43:39 PM »
For your novice, junior, intermediate trials riders power can be your enemy. For the advanced, expert and pro riders power is necessary to ride their obstacles.
The Sherco Factory 300 is set up to your advanced and up riders. 
The Sherco 250 with a slow throttle, slow map is a great bike for most riders to get started on.
The ST 300 with a slow throttle and slow map is a great bike to for those who like a little more grunt, but not over the top power that will get away on you. Fast throttle and power map the bike is great. cheers

Great info, seems Sherco will be able to fit rider to machine nicely.

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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #111 on: August 27, 2015, 05:53:06 PM »
Went to go for a ride tonight, SEF300 started normally, ran 30 or 40 seconds & quit.
Started, ran a few seconds, quit.
Would not start again.
Starter turns over great.
Can hear the fuel pump pressure up when you turn on the ignition switch.
Thoughts?
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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #112 on: August 27, 2015, 07:19:49 PM »
Is the fuel on? Lol (i've done it more then i care to mention?  Check fuel lines and drain tank and check the injector
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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #113 on: August 28, 2015, 05:11:32 AM »
Is the fuel on? Lol (i've done it more then i care to mention?  Check fuel lines and drain tank and check the injector

There is no shut-off on the 4t

Check the spark plug, spark and all connectors. Report back.
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« Reply #114 on: August 28, 2015, 11:31:53 AM »
checked what I could, didn't find anything obvious.
Dropped it off to BFD, let them sort it out.

By the way; has anyone got the trick of removing the fuel line from the tank?  What a pain.
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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #115 on: August 28, 2015, 11:52:16 AM »
Push down on the little barb gently, then the out clamp thingy, close your eyes, and let the fuel line and a spray of gas pop right out.   :o

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« Reply #116 on: August 29, 2015, 03:44:36 AM »
Push down on the little barb gently, then the out clamp thingy, close your eyes, and let the fuel line and a spray of gas pop right out.   :o

First time was a breeze. Next time was harder, then harder, then harder,,,,,, now I hope I never need to do it on the trail.
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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #117 on: August 29, 2015, 06:53:13 AM »
Check the main power switch. Mine went bad. They make intermittent contact and shutbthe bike down. As far as the fuel line, finesse, not force. We had the same issues on MB vehicles and fuel lines. Got to hold your mouth just right....
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« Reply #118 on: September 14, 2015, 07:31:02 AM »
easy solution to the bendy kickstand tab:

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Re: Bike #28
« Reply #119 on: September 14, 2015, 09:43:10 AM »
Redneck innovation!! I love it!
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