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Hi Guys,

Have a chance to swap my Husaberg 501 for a sherco 290,

engine number SH290016386

couple of Q's..

1) will it be hard to start? I have a broken ACL in my right leg (hence the Huzzie)

2) IS a 290 too much for a raw beginner and his 13 year old boy?

3) Is this actually a 290 (not a 250) and is it actually a 2006 bike?

Thanks for any assistance!

cheers

james

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Hi....and welcome!

Hi Guys,

1) will it be hard to start? I have a broken ACL in my right leg (hence the Huzzie)

Sorry about your knee. I can really sympathize since I am almost 1 year post knee reconstruction. Your ACL really shouldnt affect starting it since the ACL is a stabilizing ligament...but if your knee is sore from lack of stability then it may be tough. I had an 06 2.9 and I could start it with my bad knee.

2) IS a 290 too much for a raw beginner and his 13 year old boy?If your experienced riders you may be ok. The 06 can be a handful. Really powerful motor and a grabby clutch can really get you into trouble. Theres ways to slow it down though and make it more friendly. Thats one heck of a motor in that bike.

3) Is this actually a 290 (not a 250) and is it actually a 2006 bike?The 06's had Black Frames with forged aluminum triple clamps and handlebars with a cross bar, 7/8's. The follwoing years went with fatbars and billet tripple clamps. Cant help you with the size of the motor.

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i start my bike like jim snell does in the video.

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i start my bike like jim snell does in the video.

umm who's jim snell and where could his video be found?

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Hi....and welcome!

What are the ways of making it more friendly? more head gaskets?

what about the clutch issue you mention?

cheers

james

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What are the ways of making it more friendly? more head gaskets?

what about the clutch issue you mention?

cheers

james

-add a gasket

-retard the timing a few degrees

-put a slow throttle on it

-drop a tooth in the front

-put an o-ring chain on.

The o-ring chain will fit on the 06 Sherco but it will wear the chain block and plate faster.

If I were to do any of these things I would just put a slow throttle on and a smaller front sprocket. Maybe do the timing.

The clutch in the Sherco is fine, it's a little grabby, but it sticks if it sits too long. A simple fix is to put a rubber band around the bar keeping the clutch lever in while in storage.

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or just ride it and get used to it the old school way:thumbsup:

-add a gasket

-retard the timing a few degrees

-put a slow throttle on it

-drop a tooth in the front

-put an o-ring chain on.

The o-ring chain will fit on the 06 Sherco but it will wear the chain block and plate faster.

If I were to do any of these things I would just put a slow throttle on and a smaller front sprocket. Maybe do the timing.

The clutch in the Sherco is fine, it's a little grabby, but it sticks if it sits too long. A simple fix is to put a rubber band around the bar keeping the clutch lever in while in storage.

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