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  • Brough Rough' N - Charity Trial - Saturday 31st August

    broughroughnOn Saturday the 31st August Sheffield & Hallamshire Motorcycle Club will be running a charity trial at Brough near Bradwell to raise money and awareness for SANDS (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity)

    SANDS is a charity which provides support to anybody who has been affected by the death of a baby as well as promoting research into reducing the number of babies lives lost and aiming to improve the quality of care and services offered to bereaved families. Currently 17 babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth every single day in the UK alone.

    Join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/266522016819742/

    The trial will be a 17 section, 1 route trial, with easy route doing 2 laps, clubman route 3 laps, and the hard route doing 4 laps.  The sections will be designed to be hard work, but achievable for clubman riders.

    The trial will be limited to 100 riders, so please enter as early as possible.   We will also be providing sponsorship forms to all riders, so please raise as much money as possible for this wonderful charity.

    To make this event run smoothly, we will also need 17 observers, so if you think you can help, please let us know.

    DAY ENTRIES NOW ACCEPTED, please bring a completed entry form to make life easy.

    To enter please fill in and return the BROUGH ROUGH N ENTRY-FORM.pdf and read the Regs for Brough Rough 'N.pdf.   Entry forms to be sent to:
    Josh Atkinson,
    10 Ashford Close,
    Dronfield Woodhouse,
    Dronfield, Derbyshire,
    S18 8RR.

    Directions: to car park for the trial, please do not use the Brough Lane, this not suitable for road vehicles, go via Abney, if getting directions with Sat Nav, use the postcode: S32 1AH
    https://mapsengine.google.com/map/u/0/viewer?mid=zrCSGm5gbwgE.kBTcWm4KJyrM

    If you would like to donate some money to this charity, please visit this page: http://www.justgiving.com/broughroughn

    For more information on SANDS, please visit their website: http://www.uk-sands.org/home.html

  • SplatShop Oset Spring Cup - Round 3 - Results

    Thank you to everyone that helped out and made this weekend happen.   It was a nice sunny day and good to see so many happy smiling faces.  Full results are in the PDF below.

    OSET Spring Cup Round 3 Results - PDF

     

     

  • Tech Suspension Fork Oil Levels

    Tech list the fork oil levels rather than quantities for these Tech Suspension forks as it is impossible to get all the old oil out of the forks without fully dismantling the forks and the damper.

    Right Hand Leg (Damper Side)

    Tech Suspension specify an air gap (see table below) from the top of the oil to the top of the fork stanchion for the right hand fork leg, the one with the damper in it, this is with the forks bottomed out and the damper as far down as it will go, to do it properly you need to undo the top cap off the damping rod so the damping rod can be pushed all the way down.

    Use a 14mm and a 17mm open ended spanners to undo the lock nut and remove the cap piece from the damper rod, this allows better access to check the require oil height. Oh be careful not to lose the small aluminium piece from the top of the damper rod!

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  • Paioli / Ceriani Fork Oil Levels - For Sherco trials bikes from 2006 to 2011

    Sherco list the fork oil levels rather than quantities for these forks as it is impossible to get all the old oil out of the forks without fully dismantling the forks and the damper.

    Right Hand Leg (Damper Side)

    Sherco specify 55mm air gap from the top of the oil to the top of the fork stanchion for the right hand fork leg, the one with the damper in it, this is with the forks bottomed out and the damper as far down as it will go, to do it properley you need to undo the top cap off the damping rod so the damping rod can be pushed all the way down.

    Removing the top cap to allow correct measurement, Check the 55mm oil height with the damper rod fully down.

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  • Setting the Float height on the Keihin PWK 28

    Remove the Carburettor from the bike and clean the outer surfaces off, we use a tooth brush with a bit of the petrol from out of the carb and then blow it dry with compressed air.

    Remove the float bowl, turn the carburettor upside down, remove the 2 securing screws and then gently pick the float bowl up from the back right hand side first (as you are looking down at the carb in the upside down position). You need to lift this corner up by about 5mm with the carb upside down, then the float bowl should gently come right off, be warned it isn't easy till you've got the hang of it and don't force it as you will bend the floats or the overflow pipe.

    The carb needs to be tilted so the float just touches the the float valve, the float valve has a sprung loaded pin on it so if the carb is held horizontally upside down the weight of the floats will press the spring down and give you a false height. Keihin recommend that you set the floats so they are parallel with the gasket surface of the carb as shown by the 2 red lines in the picture.

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  • £300 for Dronfield First Reponders

    If you were at the Sheffield & Hallamshire trial at Dudwood Farm this weekend you will have spotted a Tiger (Joe Spivey), a Lion (Tim Pearson) and Santa (Jake Eley) riding at the trial this weekend, this was Joe’s idea to help raise money for the Dronfield First Responders. Joe’s words “So happy with my fund raising today was great I would like to thank every for sponsoring me and Tim, over all we have raised about £300 and a huge thanks to Barry Burton!!! "

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  • Fitting a Spring to an Olle Shock

    Undo the Spring collars Undo the Spring collars

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  • Clice 2013 Trials Riding Gear

    The new Clice 2013 gear has arrived, we have everything in stock ready for you to try on, or order online.

    We are doing the same deal as last year:
    Buy Trousers and Shirt for £123 (Save £10 + Free UK P&P)
    Buy Trousers, Shirt & Gloves for £147 (Save £15 + Free UK P&P)
    Buy Trousers, Shirt, Gloves & Jacket for £252 (Save £25 + Free UK P&P)

    http://www.splatshop.co.uk/clothing/clice.html

     

  • Clutch Basket Fitting Guide

    Here we have one broken clutch basket that needs replacing. The basket was probably broken by holding the clutch with a screw driver rather than the correct clutch holding tool when trying to undo the centre nut.

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  • A Closer Look At The 2013 Sherco

     

    We've had the new 2013 model Sherco ST2.9 for a few weeks now so I thought we'd better share some of our opinions of the new bike and show you all the changes they have made from last years bike.

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