EnduroCross Racebikes—Cody Webb’s 2023 Sherco 300 SEF Manufacturing facility


On the 2022 Tennessee Knockout (TKO) exhausting enduro race this previous summer season, Cody Webb’s FactoryOne Sherco mechanic Cody Richelderfer gave us a tour of his 2023 Sherco 300 SE Manufacturing facility two-stroke. Nevertheless, Webb, together with most professional EnduroCross riders, competes on a four-stroke within the indoor off-road racing sequence. So, on the latest 2022 AMA EnduroCross finale held contained in the Reno-Sparks Livestock Occasions Heart in Reno, Nevada, we corralled Richelderfer and satisfied him to reveal a number of tidbits about his rider’s 2023 Sherco 300 SEF Manufacturing facility.

Like most pro riders, Cody Webb has opted to race a four-stroke in EnduroCross and a two-stroke for hard enduro.

Like most professional riders, Cody Webb has opted to race a four-stroke in EnduroCross and a two-stroke for exhausting enduro. (Shan Moore/)

Based on Richelderfer, Webb examined the 300 SE Manufacturing facility premix-burner for EnduroCross, however opted for the 300 SEF Manufacturing facility thumper as an alternative. “The 2-stroke is somewhat jumpier,” Richelderfer mentioned. “We have been initially going to race the two-stroke a pair years in the past with Sherco. We went and examined, after which we had a 250F within the van; we took it out only for the heck of it. He did some laps on his 250 four-stroke and immediately was sooner on it.

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“The most important factor was simply traction. He can push more durable within the turns with the four-stroke. You’ve somewhat bit extra low-end. The 2-stroke is actually good for that, however the four-stroke simply has higher traction on this hardpack. A number of these off-camber turns, it will get higher traction. The 2-stroke tends to wish to spin out simpler. Some guys like Jonny Walker are actually good on the two-stroke. So it’s an possibility, however this 300 four-stroke is a very good bike. We wish to promote each.”

Since the 300 SEF Factory is giving up 50cc to most of the competition, FactoryOne Sherco has several aftermarket engine products built for the team that are also available to the public, including an S3 high-compression head.

Because the 300 SEF Manufacturing facility is giving up 50cc to a lot of the competitors, FactoryOne Sherco has a number of aftermarket engine merchandise constructed for the workforce which can be additionally out there to the general public, together with an S3 high-compression head. (Shan Moore/)

Based on Richelderfer, the principle distinction between Webb’s 300 SE Manufacturing facility for exhausting enduro and his 300 SEF Manufacturing facility for EnduroCross is the workforce does some engine work on the four-stroke. “The 2-stroke we principally run bone inventory,” Richelderfer mentioned. “Clearly, because the Sherco is a 300, we’re giving up 50cc to a lot of the competitors [in EnduroCross], so we attempt to make up for that with some particular components. We promote all of the components. The components for the motor are available to anyone.

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“Being down 50cc, that’s quite a bit on a 300cc bike. They’re operating manufacturing unit engines. We don’t have that possibility, so it’s our personal improvement that we’re doing with some efficiency firms. We’ve got a special piston and [cylinder] head. We’re at all times type of engaged on the mapping. What’s type of cool is Cody pulled the holeshot [in the] final race. It was a protracted begin and we bought the holeshot [despite being] down 50cc, plus not having the assets [the other teams] have.”

Webb runs the stock KYB 48mm coil-spring fork, which is set up by The Ride Shop in Arizona. At the rear, the shock features an OEM body and valving modifications.

Webb runs the inventory KYB 48mm coil-spring fork, which is about up by The Experience Store in Arizona. On the rear, the shock options an OEM physique and valving modifications. (Shan Moore/)

The Experience Store handles all of FactoryOne Sherco’s suspension work. Webb makes use of the KYB 48mm coil-spring fork that comes inventory on the bike, nevertheless it’s clearly arrange stiffer for EnduroCross. Apart from that, it’s fairly corresponding to his exhausting enduro suspension package deal.

“This fork is coated, nevertheless it’s nothing you’ll be able to’t purchase,” Richelderfer mentioned. “It’s just about a inventory [part] that’s coated. It’s not even A-Package; it’s simply the coated inventory stuff. Additionally, we run the identical sag settings as [we do for] exhausting enduro. I don’t know a ton about [the internals]. I do know they borrowed some components from supercross forks, which is type of cool.

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“The shock has a special adjuster in it,” Richelderfer mentioned. “It’s a inventory shock physique with principally simply the valving [changed]. It’s good as a result of Johnny [at the Ride Shop Arizona] lives in Phoenix together with Cooper Abbott’s mechanic, in order that they’ll at all times be switching suspension and attempting totally different stuff. That type of carries over to us. Cody will simply type of strive it if Cooper likes it. So it’s a useful resource we’ve [with] Johnny working with Cooper after which that comes over to Cody.”

In the controls department, Webb prefers ODI’s CFT Podium MX handlebar in the KTM 16-18 bend with ARC folding levers and soft ODI grips. The front brake and clutch master cylinders are stock Brembo items.

Within the controls division, Webb prefers ODI’s CFT Podium MX handlebar within the KTM 16-18 bend with ARC folding levers and tender ODI grips. The entrance brake and clutch grasp cylinders are inventory Brembo gadgets. (Shan Moore/)

XC Gear handlebar mounts with the tender inexperienced polymer are affixed to the inventory Neken triple clamps with titanium bolts. Webb’s handlebar alternative is ODI’s CFT Podium MX handlebar within the KTM 16-18 bend. Different gadgets within the controls space embrace ARC folding levers and ODI tender grips. Entrance brake and clutch grasp cylinders are OEM elements by Brembo. “Cody runs the levers actually near the bar, which is unusual as a result of he has large arms,” Richelderfer mentioned.

Radiators are OEM with a fan on the right side. The louvers are trimmed for more airflow as well being that four-strokes generally run hotter.

Radiators are OEM with a fan on the best aspect. The louvers are trimmed for extra airflow as nicely being that four-strokes typically run hotter. (Shan Moore/)

Identical to along with his exhausting enduro experience, Webb runs inventory radiators on his EnduroCross bike together with a fan. “We typically run a fan on the four-strokes, [but] not at all times,” Richelderfer mentioned. To assist fight the additional warmth four-strokes usually generate, the workforce cuts the louvers barely to permit for somewhat extra airflow.

Galfer rotors come inventory on the Sherco and the entrance is full floating. Brembo calipers are customary as nicely with Galfer pads. “We use a P3 Carbon [disc guard up front] and the Bullet Proof [Designs] fin within the rear for rotor safety,” Richelderfer mentioned.

Talon hubs are employed front and rear. Brake calipers are stock Brembo components, while the slotted rotors and pads are from Galfer.

Talon hubs are employed entrance and rear. Brake calipers are inventory Brembo elements, whereas the slotted rotors and pads are from Galfer. (Shan Moore/)

Each brake rotors are slotted. “That’s principally as a result of the pads maintain up higher,” Richelderfer mentioned. “With a slotted rotor, you introduce extra sand into the pad they usually put on out faster, so at a three-hour GNCC, you won’t make it by the race with a set of pads. For us, we glance to possibly avoid wasting weight.

“Some guys will really feel a distinction within the slotted rotor. I don’t suppose Cody would, essentially. Guys that actually experience the brakes do. In the event you get them scorching, they may discover it. We don’t use plenty of rear brake at EnduroCross. He’s not very choosy about brakes. He’s type of choosy about clutch really feel [and] somewhat bit within the suspension, however not a lot the brakes.”

Behind the custom-engraved clutch cover is Rekluse’s Core Manual clutch.

Behind the custom-engraved clutch cowl is Rekluse’s Core Guide clutch. (Shan Moore/)

Fastway metal footpegs are positioned 5mm down and 5mm again from inventory. The seat cowl is from Seat Ideas with customary foam at common peak with no bump. “It’s a gripper cowl, which we’ve totally different choices [for]. If the races are lengthy, he may run [one with] much less grip, however for EnduroCross, he desires somewhat extra grip,” Richelderfer mentioned.

For EnduroCross, Webb runs a Michelin gummy rear tire along with a standard mousse, as opposed to the mousse/tubeless combination he uses for hard enduro.

For EnduroCross, Webb runs a Michelin gummy rear tire together with a typical mousse, versus the mousse/tubeless mixture he makes use of for exhausting enduro. (Shan Moore/)

In EnduroCross, Webb runs the identical Michelin tires as he does for exhausting enduro with a Starcross 6 up entrance and a gummy rear. With the assistance of his small however mighty workforce behind him, Webb clinched the general victory on the ultimate spherical of the 2022 AMA EnduroCross sequence, which assured him third place within the championship level standings.

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