Tech Tips


  • Service Manuals
    A full set of service manuals are available on the Sherco USA website and the Sherco International website. (www.shercousa.com and www.sherco.com ).

  • Fuel
    Use any high quality 93 Octane Pump Gas.

  • Two Stroke Oil
    Use high quality synthetic two-stroke oil mixed at 80:1 (1.6 ounces of oil per gallon of gas) we use and recommend Maxima Formula K2.

  • Transmission / Clutch Oil
    Use high quality motorcycle transmission oil, we use and recommend Maxima MTL 2-Cycle Transmission Lube 75wt.

  • Spark Plug
    The bike comes from the factory with an NGK - BP5ES; we have found that this plug works great. The gap should be set at .020 (.50mm).

  • Air Filter
    The air filter needs to be kept clean; riding conditions will determine how often it is cleaned. Use high quality motorcycle foam air filter cleaning fluid to clean the filter and high quality motorcycle foam air filter oil on the filter. Follow the manufacturerÂ’s instructions on how to clean and oil the filter. We use and recommend Maxima air filter cleaner and air filter oil. We suggest that you protect the air filter when you wash the bike.

    Never start the bike immediately after it has been washed, always check the air filter and the airbox prior to starting in order to make sure that water has not entered the filter/airbox.

  • Carburetor
    The factory has equipped the carburetor with 30 & 33 pilot jets along with 124 & 126 main jets. For sea level in North America we suggest that you start with a 36 pilot and a 118 main jet. Altitude, temperature and humidity can have an effect on carburetion. Check with your local dealer for what works best in your area. The float level should be set at 18.5 mm, the gas screw should be set at around 4 turns out, this will have to be adjusted for the individual operating conditions. (Turning the screw out, counterclockwise richens the idle/slow speed mixture).

  • Spokes
    The front and rear spokes should be checked initially and after the first hour of operation. Adjust as required; they need to be checked on a regular basis, especially during the break-in period.

    If you have any questions about any of these items please contact your local dealer or Ryan Young Products at 800-607-8742 or ryan@rypusa.com.