Thoughts on an '03 Sherco 2.9

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  1. Huzband

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    I have an opportunity for one but don't have any experience with them. Give the good, the bad, & any uglies.
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  2. lineaway

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    Very neutral feeling. Light and agile. Just riding around you do not notice any strong points. It just does everything OK and that is all you need. They had some main bearing issues, so if the motor is loud beware.
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    One of my all time favs, super reliable, If there was any main brg prob,, it would have been fixed by now,
    These are great all around bikes, And RYP Ryan Young products has what I feel the best support as far as super fast parts, and everything is in stock,
    I have had 2 03 models, and would say it has always been one of the ( No Pun ) Rock solid scoots !!!!
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  4. Huzband

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    Looks like it's mine. Details & pics later.

    Anyone interested in a '93 Aprilia 280R Climber with a spare parts bike? I'll make a smokin' deal. It'll be up in the trials flea market sometime next week, so get a jump on the masses.
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  5. supermotosean

    supermotosean Been here awhile

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    PLEASE don't make it too cheap, I have enough projects as is without adding an Italian on to them! (doesn't help to have a soft spot for Aprilias either.... :freaky)
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  6. motojunky

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    Heh... I was thinking the opposite. I could use a buddy bike and will be in JAX sometime in the next few weeks... :D
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  7. Huzband

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    Guys, check the trials flea market. :deal
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  8. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Good choice, I really like mine.
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  9. Bent_boot42

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    I had an '04 sherco 290 and LOVED it.

    Fantastic bike for a beginner if you just lug it around at idle and don't wind it up (until you are ready) or you will be on your ass.

    TOUGH AS NAILS!!!
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  10. Huzband

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    Thanks & funny at the same time.

    I'm not a beginner, unless we go back thirty plus years. My last competition was the STRA Master class in the late seventies. Now it's just a matter of finding myself within the new classifications & rules.

    To be clear, I'm not kidding myself. At 55, I'm pretty much starting over, albeit some fifty libs later. But I still have some sense of balance. :shog

    [​IMG]
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  11. Sting32

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    Well the 15 year olds in the NOVICE class await your challenge! :lol3

    Ok I was being "silly" but I still say I rode in Expert class up until about 84, today my novice rides that stuff for practice... Just sayin.

    you will wonder why you quit, except you making it to master, might mean you were so good, you got bored with it. I never got there.

    If I were you unless you think it/you will fail miseralby at mastering this again, buy a NEW or near new bike. not saying the older softer bike might let you get used to the new bikes, it takes just as long to master the new bikes, you obviously have the talent!

    Love the pic, Slow races on a FLHTCUI is fun too...
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  12. Huzband

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    That's what I'm afraid of. :D

    I didn't quit because I was bored, but because I got old enough (18) that my parents decided it was time to sponsor myself. One trip to Atlanta learnt me real quick how much a weekend cost. And that, as they say, was that.

    I love the idea of a new bike, but it just doesn't fit into the budget right now. Funny thing, The Wife is telling me the same thing my parents did all those years ago...
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  13. Huzband

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    Can't wait to get it out on a play day.

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  14. nwcycle

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    You will be wooed and super happy with that purchase....
    It was mine a few years ago !!!!!!!!
    Great choice !!!!:clap
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  15. Huzband

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    I'm already making plans for the fall FTR & STRA schedule. :thumb
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  16. nwcycle

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    ............ Clean the work table off !!!!!!!!!!!:D
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  17. Huzband

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    :lol3
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  18. Sting32

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    Actually, lol, I was thinking...

    Clear off all other "wish I hads" and prepare to sell that thing soon for a modern bike. This time, "modern" being less than a year or 2 old. you just won't believe the difference. if you were a total newb, it would be different, I grant you. you being a former master rider, after about anytime =< 4 hours practicing honestly, and if you go to an event after that (so you feel reasonably comfortable), ride someone's new bike, see if I am right or not, lol. Find my YOUTUBE account (same as my nickname here), someone posted a few minutes worth of Ryan Young's advanced techniques, I have it bookmarked in one of my playlists...

    Sorry but, Yep, time to clear the garage of that old and other bike and whatever-stuff... gaining funds for the newer bike.. I assume, or well I guess we should ask, does the wifey condone buying a bike if you sell a bunch of other stuff off? If the answer is "yeah" then :wink: whoot!

    Welcome back, to the darkside! :thumb
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  19. Huzband

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    As a matter of fact she does. And that is indeed the plan. I figure a year or so on the Sherco to get acclimated, & then start working my way up the ladder.
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  20. Sting32

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    Good time ahead, and unless you short change yourself practicing, GET THE RYP DVD's they are more than worth the $. saves you guessing (wrong) at how things are done nowdays, fwiw.

    get your wife to watch so she can tell you that NO, it didnt look like that on the video, LOL!!!!!
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