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My '18 Scorpa 125SC Factory

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Norman Foley, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    I got the email from Mike at the Tryals Shop yesterday, that I had been waiting for.... My '18 Scorpa had arrived! Mike asked if I was ready to ride it, he would have set up to ride today. I shot back a yes immediately! It's been just about 2 months to the day, since I sold my '17 Scorpa 125SC and I missed it a lot. I worked hard all day to get done early, and get over to try the new bike out!

    Mike and his son Aaron do a really nice job on bike setup, and will take the time to get it just like you want it. No sweep up kid knocking them together, in a big multi-line shop deal. The Tryals Shop is the real deal. As Aaron got it out of the crate, he was checking out the cool orange anodized head and noticed something amiss.... the M5 coolant bleed screw was sitting odd in the head. It was loose and had stripped on installation. Mike pulled the head to inspect it and ended up tapping it for an M6. He spoke to Ryan and if it turns into a problem, I'll get a new head. No leak riding it, so should be good to go.

    The bike.... It looks like pure bike porn! The nicest Scorpa graphics I've seen and the orange wheels are a knockout. The Scorpa Factory finally gets the color anodized head and wheels like the Sherco Factory has had.
    The latest version of the Sherco/Scorpa diaphragm clutch is to die for.... very progressive and super light pull. It's better than my tweaked clutch on '17 Scorpa and very much like my '17 GG was.
    The motor seemed typical Sherco/Scorpa 125 strong with an air screw and idle adjustment it was working great. New primary gearing got rid of the pizza pan rear sprocket and overall it seems about the same as my '17.
    I need to break it in more, but the Tech/Reiger suspension is very good right away. Definitely feels better than my '17 Marzocchi/R16V combo. Riding in really slick conditions today, it seems to go over the obstacles better and better rear traction. I don't think it's just the new tires, as my first ride on the '17 last year was in the same conditions.
    I had no idea what tires would come on it and was pleasantly surprised to see regular Michelin X11 Trials Competition tires on it. They worked awesome in the 38F and snow conditions today.

    I doubted the merits of doing an upgrade so soon, but after riding it I don't regret it a bit..... Awesome bike!
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  2. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Nice scoot, Norman! Very pretty!! :thumb
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  3. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Where`s the optional chain saw? Lost a few pounds there.
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  4. MT 007

    MT 007 Been here awhile

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    Very Nice !!!
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  5. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    Chainsaw rack always goes on the enduro bike.....
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  6. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    No the 90 tooth rear sprocket is down to like 48.
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  7. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    I knew what you meant......
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  8. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Norman, how much do you weigh?
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  9. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    I float between 175 to 180 and I'm 5'6".
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  10. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I'm a little lighter than you, I just don't think I could be happy on a 1.2.5.
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  11. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Long timer

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    That is a great looking bike, congrats!
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  12. Harry Potter

    Harry Potter Been here awhile

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    That is one of the nicest looking bikes I've
    seen. Somebody at Scorpio did a good job.
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  13. Gordo83

    Gordo83 Been here awhile

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    WOW, There's something about that bike that would almost make me switch to the Modern class!
    Very nice! Congrats!
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  14. massrider

    massrider Been here awhile

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    +1
    That is the exact bike I would want if I were riding a modern bike!
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  15. Doc.C

    Doc.C Long timer

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    Nice Bike Norm!
    I'm sure i will see it in the flesh sooner or later !
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  16. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    Thanks! I'm looking forward to it!
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  17. Doc.C

    Doc.C Long timer

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    Im going to be heading back up to the trials Shop in March or early April. I will get A Hold of you before I plan the day and try and go on a day when you will be riding there as well-
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  18. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    That would be great! You have some great looking riding by you, that I wouldn't mind a trip down to ride with you sometime.
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  19. Doc.C

    Doc.C Long timer

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    Yea- PA isn't bad at all. In the coal region We have lots of old mine areas - that they are now turning into off road parks- certainly some nice areas to free ride . we are kinda lucky around here. Where they seem to be closing riding areas everywhere else- here is PA companies are taking over abadoned mine lands, and selling off road passes for reasonable rates. Come on down and we can show you around.
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  20. Doc.C

    Doc.C Long timer

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    Old abadoned Strip Mines - can make a trials/ Enduro Paradise -
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