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Old 09-03-2007, 09:12 PM   #1
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Super Sherpa thread

I know the Sherpa has a bunch of fans here so I hope we can get an official thread started for the little beast.

Here's mine, complete with bedliner pant job.



Cheap, fun, and reliable.



Is it just mine or do most Sherpas have banged up tanks? The other side is much worse.

Let's see your mods.

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Old 09-04-2007, 09:33 AM   #2
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You used bedliner paint, how's it holding up? I was going to use Kylon Fusion paint on my KLX250's plastics - sounds like it would also work pretty good.


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Old 09-04-2007, 12:59 PM   #3
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The Super Sherpa has a remarkably wide-ratio six-speed transmission. It has considerably more spread than the new KLX250. Yamaha's XT225 is the only current motorcycle I'm aware of that has a wider spread from first to high gear.
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Old 09-04-2007, 02:09 PM   #4
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Laugh Sherpa

I have over 5000 miles on my 2000 Sherpa & I love it more with each ride.

RE gear ratio spread: the split between 2nd and 3rd seems too much for me but I love being able to ride 70mph. Can't have it all i guess.
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:15 PM   #5
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I'm looking for one

But budget won't let me get one a while...

I keep seeing them pop up for sale now and again on craigslist mostly.

Just got back from a car trip to Hart Mt. Man, I am Jonesing for one bad...heck, even my wife is like, "Damn, having something to get to really remote places...would be fun".

I just don't want to buy some offroad bike that has to be hauled to where it can be ridden.

I missed getting one off of craigslist by this || much a while back. Still regret it.

Hopefully the spheres will align and I will have the means and opportunity coincide.
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:49 PM   #6
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Yup, got 2 low mile examples. One for my lady, Pat, and one for me. Her's is lowered 2 inches.

They are truly amazing little bikes. Sooooo capable in almost any situation. Fun, light wieght, great gearing, etc. And about 80 mpg!!

For other info and tech stuff, take a look at
1999-2003_supersherpa@yahoogroups.com (that's an underscore right after 2003)
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Old 09-05-2007, 01:18 PM   #7
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I know it would vary with riding conditions, but how many miles on a tank can be expected if you are doing highway miles? What about taking some gravel/dirt pretty easy?

I can get about 250 miles in my Ninja 250, if I am not flogging it...not too bad for a 4.8 gallon tank.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:31 PM   #8
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I'm probably getting around 80 mpg in most conditons. And what I hear is most are getting 70+ regardless.
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:46 PM   #9
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Miles per tank

I've not rode my to empty yet but it goes on reserve at about 95 miles. I'm going to run it dry next tank to see just how far it will go. I've got a small plastic 1 gallon tank to keep me from wakling at that point. My MPG is about 72 so far on my 2000 model.

It likes 65 much better than 75 on the freeway. The vibes are better too at 65.

Great little steed so far!

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Old 09-05-2007, 07:48 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonoran_KLXRider
You used bedliner paint, how's it holding up? I was going to use Kylon Fusion paint on my KLX250's plastics - sounds like it would also work pretty good.


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So far, so good on the paint. I used that kind you can buy at Pep Boys for about $8.00 for a spray can. Gas doesn't affect it at all. No chipping yet and if it does, just spray over it.

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Old 10-18-2007, 02:33 PM   #11
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More Sherpa's ???

There has to be more Sherpa owners out there - let's see them !!

Thanks !!!
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:56 PM   #12
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1000 miles in 24hrs on a Sherpa

This link should probably be included here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=275752

Sherpas are cool!

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Old 02-18-2008, 02:50 PM   #13
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Bump.

Really enjoying my new to me Super Sherpa. I put a high front fender on and changed out the Trailwings for some Maxxis C6006's. Fork seals are leaking so I need to do that when (if) I return to the states.

Got it to haul on the back of the RV I'm now living in fulltime.

Been in Baja for the last couple of weeks and having a blast exploring.
Lot's of fish tacos, Negra Modelo's and Tequila.
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:59 PM   #14
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Jkam,
Glad you're enjoying it!
What rack do you have installed the KL?

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Old 02-18-2008, 06:20 PM   #15
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Do thay still make these? They are pretty sweet.
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