SSDT Scorpa Support Service
Please telephone June on 01229 716806 to sign on for our back-up service. You must sign on with us before you go to the SSDT.
We will be supplying mechanics, spare parts, tools, compressors etc to help service your bike at the SSDT. Below are some helpful tips designed for people riding in the SSDT, or if you are not riding the SSDT, you may find some of the tips helpful regardless.
Pre-SSDT Check List
If your bike is new (6 months or less), you do not necessarily need to replace the parts listed below, however, it is advisable to check. Before you start the event, we therefore recommend you have the following parts fitted/checked on your bike: (Note that most of the guidance below applies to any modern trials bike)
|Chain and Sprockets||New, Renthal 520 R1 Works chain with a wide chain tensioner pad
|Spark Plug||New, NGK BPR5ES|
|Wheel Bearings||New, front and rear (if bike over six months old)|
|Throttle Cable||New, but keep your old one in your bum bag/rucksack for the event as you know it fits the bike|
|Mud Flap||This is very important, fit well before the event so that you know it works correctly. It prevents mud from clogging up the radiator which can easily lead to overheating|
|Bolts||Check all accessible bolts to ensure they are tight. Loctite the brake disk bolts and rear sprocket bolts.
Re-check these regularly and keep an eye on the front engine retaining bolt
|Spokes||Check front and rear wheel spokes, make sure they are all tight|
|Road Legal||Please make sure your bike is road legal, taxed, insured, rear number plate, horn and speedometer|
|Fan||Take your bike up the road for a run and make sure the fan is working correctly. Keep an eye on the fan throughout the day|
|Gearing||If your main objective is to finish the SSDT, then it is strongly recommended to gear your bike up. If you are slow on the moors, it helps you to make up some time on the road/track sections. It also does not put as much stress on your engine. Standard is 10-42, we recommend however 10-40|
|Thermostat/Sender||If your thermostat fails, you can join the 2 wires together to put your fan on constantly. Carry a small piece of wire to enable you to do this|
|Side Stand||Make sure it works well, because you must have a stand all week for Parc Ferme|
|Clutch||As long as it does not slip in the high gears it should be fine. If it is starting to slip, I advise changing before the event|
|Starting each morning||9 times out of 10 a Scorpa SR20 starts best with full choke and no throttle. If this does not work after 3 kicks, try no choke and full throttle|
|Tools to Carry||Check
that you have the following with you:
When you've finished checking your bike, take it for a 10/20 mile ride and test in some sections, this will make sure everything is working well before you start.