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Old 10-27-2008, 09:26 AM   #136
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Just picked up a Sherpa !

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Old 10-27-2008, 01:18 PM   #137
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Brilliant!

Looks great mel !

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Just wanted to say thanks to GS Mac for this post.

Finally got an XR tank mounted on my Sherpa (thanks to LA Outback Trail, who gave me an old IMS tank free for the shipping---thanks Scott!)

Full install is here:



http://klrworld.com/forums/index.php/topic,10913.0.html



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Old 10-27-2008, 06:41 PM   #138
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Question Tire size

Is the rear tire size on the sherpa a 17"?

Just curious have an extra inner tube that I can't use anymore.

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Old 10-27-2008, 07:06 PM   #139
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rear on the Sherpa.

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Is the rear tire size on the sherpa a 17"?

Just curious have an extra inner tube that I can't use anymore.

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Old 10-27-2008, 07:09 PM   #140
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rear on the Sherpa.
Well that's no good for my buddy's bike!

Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:25 PM   #141
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Tires: TKC 80's on Super Sherpa?

Has anyone tried Continental TKC 80's on their Sherpa? How did you like them. What size did you use?

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Old 10-29-2008, 06:34 PM   #142
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Hiya Mel.


My old one. (ex's in reality)


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Old 10-29-2008, 07:14 PM   #143
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Has anyone tried Continental TKC 80's on their Sherpa? How did you like them. What size did you use?

Many thanks,

Thumpero
I had a 21" 2.75 on the front, I'm pretty sure the rear is an 18" 110 (standard sherpa rear is 18" 4.1, continental sell both sizes, so presumably there is a difference). The rear is a fairly tight fit, and rubbed a bit on the mud flap thing next to the rear shock.
I really didn't like them. Especially the front, it was really skittery on gravel, and felt a bit strange on road, so wasn't very confidence inspiring.
I've gone back to the TW301/302 deathwings, because I find them nicer on seal and gravel. I've kept the rear TKC, in case I need a slightly more hardcore tyre in future.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:20 PM   #144
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:09 AM   #145
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officially 'in' now

so I'm officially on that new lighter-is-better (aside from my disastrous diet) plan with the new-to-me SS
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=2036
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:29 PM   #146
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snow day farkling therapy

It is that (snowy) time of the year here and so I set about tinkering with the Sherpa. I've the good dr's rejet kit but am awaiting my service manual to dive into that one. So in the meantime played with a couple of other farkles...

-tusk d-flex handguards from Rocky Mtn ATV. Installed it together with a 1" risers also from Tusk. Some rerouting of cable helped but otherwise no-hassle install.
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/i...a/4ee5c901.jpg

-some wider/adjustable mirrors from a fellow advrider. I got the 280mm ones and they are just a tad wider than stock and I see less of my elbow now...
http://motoscience.mybisi.com/produc...mm_326342.html
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/i...a/a9341ab6.jpg


-exchanged the stock tool tube for the agri-supply unit and a little piece of 1" aluminum scrap....easy peasy and a little more room. Doesn't look too out of place.
http://www.agrisupply.com/operators-...nual%20holder/
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/i...a/169205ed.jpg


-found a small fly-tackle box at our local sporting goods store clearance table...fit nicely in the spot above the instrument cluster. It is the Flambeau 3936SL model...
http://fishing.flambeauoutdoors.com/...lue_ribbon.asp
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/i...a/61c5ac2d.jpg

sorry nothing particularly original....just borrowed the ideas from the rest of you!

I've bled the front brakes a couple of times and still spongy-ish. Looking at maybe swapping some a new brake line...



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Old 11-16-2008, 08:40 PM   #147
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It is that (snowy) time of the year here and so I set about tinkering with the Sherpa. I've the good dr's rejet kit but am awaiting my service manual to dive into that one. So in the meantime played with a couple of other farkles...
Follow the Dr's instructions, and see the pictures in the Yahoo sherpa group. It's not difficult at all.

Not exactly farkles, but my plans for the winter involve putting RaceTech catridge emulators in the front forks on my Sherpa, and having the rear shock rebuilt. The stock springs seem to be just right for me, and the low-speed damping in the front is good. The high speed damping is too stiff with the oil I've got in them (Mobil 1 ATF). The cartridge emulators should help with that. The back shock probably just needs a rebuild and re-oil to be good again. While I'm at it, I'm going to regrease all of the bearings in the suspension linkage, and regrease the steering head bearings.

That should keep me occupied for a few days at least. Need to fire up the heater in the garage...
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:47 PM   #148
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I've bled the front brakes a couple of times and still spongy-ish. Looking at maybe swapping some a new brake line...
It'll never be really firm, but try strapping the brake lever to the bar with a wide/strong cable tie, and leaving it that way overnight. That was the only way to get the last little bit of air out of the line on my Sherpa.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:24 PM   #149
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It'll never be really firm, but try strapping the brake lever to the bar with a wide/strong cable tie, and leaving it that way overnight. That was the only way to get the last little bit of air out of the line on my Sherpa.
Thanks! Will give that a try
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:13 PM   #150
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It'll never be really firm, but try strapping the brake lever to the bar with a wide/strong cable tie, and leaving it that way overnight. That was the only way to get the last little bit of air out of the line on my Sherpa.
Hey there tomatoe333 I tried what you suggested and it helped! I've ordered some braided lines and will post if it turns out to be a good experiment. (i guess I should post if it becomes a disaster too)

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