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Old 10-18-2011, 09:15 AM   #1681
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I believe adding a steel braided front line is a most popular mod.
Thanks I might give that a try.
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:54 PM   #1682
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Anyone come up with a brake fix yet for the Sherpa ? My Brakes Suck !.
Mine do too! I have a 2002 Sherpa I got used. The front brake sucked the day I got it. I think the previous
owner got fork oil on the brake pads. So I changed them with some new SBS pads. Made no appreciable
difference. Changed them again with a set of EBC pads.... No improvement either. Bought a set of
Stainless steel braided brake hose. Flushed out the whole system with new DOT 5.5 fluid and the
new EBC pads............... They Still SUCK! The lever has a great firm feel. There is just no bite between
the pads and the rotor.
My father has a 2001 Super Sherpa. I got to ride it last summer for a couple of miles. His front brake
works very well?!?!?! Not SUPERBIKE strong, but a lot better than my bikes front brake.
I am sure they are stock pads and have the OEM rubber hose So what gives?!?!? I do not know, but,
there is something going on here.
Next step. Remove the rotor and give it a good sanding. Take apart the caliper and master cylinder?! maybe..
The only oversize rotor I am aware of that will fit the Sherpa is one from EBC for the KX100. It also requires
the caliper adapter bracket. Not $ cheap!.
I am all ears if anyone has figured out why some Sherpa brakes work and some (most) don't.
I have no issues with the rear. It seems to work well indeed.
Cheers, Jeff So. Cal..
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:33 PM   #1683
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Turbo City Bash Plate and Engine Guards Kit for the SS (PN 89S-400)

XRW,
Thanks for the write up. First plate/guard I've seen that does what it should, including covering that nasty little exposed wire at the left front. I think I'll do it - and modify the right side so the oil filter can be changed without guard removal.
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:51 PM   #1684
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No definite plan yet. By the time I get my Sherpa and gear prepared it will be late October early November then maybe I will head south on backroads then meander southwest TX, NM, AZ, UT where I hope it's warm and dry.
This time of year you want to hug the Mexico border (this side of course!). Utah will be OK if you get ther soon. Otherwise you'd better have electric clothes and gloves.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:31 AM   #1685
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Thanks

Thanks for the jetting info and front spring opinion. Gotta love this thread! I will get the jets ordered up asap!

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Old 10-19-2011, 04:09 AM   #1686
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XRW,
Thanks for the write up. First plate/guard I've seen that does what it should, including covering that nasty little exposed wire at the left front. I think I'll do it - and modify the right side so the oil filter can be changed without guard removal.
You’re welcome. Do share the mod to the right guard when you get that done. I have an idea what you’re planning, but definitely want to see some photos.

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Bought a set of Stainless steel braided brake hose. Flushed out the whole system with new DOT 5.5 fluid and the new EBC pads............... They Still SUCK! The lever has a great firm feel. There is just no bite between the pads and the rotor.
Cheers, Jeff So. Cal..
Jeff. What hoses did you get, Brand and PN if available? I’ve seen some references here and there to Galfer’s braided hoses, but nothing else. I would have thought/hoped you’d have had a positive effect from that install. Interesting issue, these brakes. In my case, I wouldn’t call it an immediate need, but certainly down the road I might want to tinker around with them.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:32 AM   #1687
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Jeff. What hoses did you get, Brand and PN if available? I’ve seen some references here and there to Galfer’s braided hoses, but nothing else.
I think I posted more info in these:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=414

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=416

Looks like I did get the Galfer brake line.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:02 AM   #1688
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I think I posted more info in these:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=414
We were talking earlier about front fork mods. Wondering what kind of result you got from the pvc spacers? About how much pvc were you able to get in there?
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:13 AM   #1689
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Fuse Block question…

I’m working on building a wiring harness for the SS to add a few accessories and was hoping to use a smaller fuse block of some sort. I have couple and the smallest is a simple bussmann brand six circuit block (about 2.5x3.0in, and 0.75 thick…65x75x20mm). Anyone found any creative places to install a fuse block? That small one doesn’t even fit under the seat or the tail piece.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:50 AM   #1690
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We were talking earlier about front fork mods. Wondering what kind of result you got from the pvc spacers? About how much pvc were you able to get in there?
Think I posted it here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=681
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:19 AM   #1691
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More posts on my front brake fix failures:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=625
I also have a post out there with the part no. of the wide foot pegs from IMS.
One of the best upgrades I have done so far. I'll have to dig that one up.
They are the same pegs that fit the 89-94 KDX200. Direct bolt on.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:33 AM   #1692
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Post on IMS foot peg part number:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=583
Sorry if I am being a post hog..just trying to share my Sherpa journey.

I am getting a Happy-Trails rack and some hand guards to install this weekend.
To go with the TCI bash plate and Kolpin fuel cell I installed last weekend.
Picts to follow...one of these days.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:14 PM   #1693
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I am getting a Happy-Trails rack and some hand guards to install this weekend.
To go with the TCI bash plate and Kolpin fuel cell I installed last weekend.
Hmmm…I didn’t know about Kolpins. Looks like their 1.5 gal container is twenty bucks less than the 1 gal Rotopax I just bought. :(
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:33 PM   #1694
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Been looking for some wide pegs, thanks. Yea I just bought a rotopax fuel cell awhile back. Had to fab up a plate for the rack to mount the holder to. So far it has held up to over 500 miles of FS and single track.Front brakes need some help along with the forks but that is part of the adventure I add some Tusk hand guards,the guards work great but could use a little more wind protection .I got a rack from someone that is makimg them in NC. Great workmanship but you have to remove the rack to take off the seat.
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Post on IMS foot peg part number:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=583
Sorry if I am being a post hog..just trying to share my Sherpa journey.

I am getting a Happy-Trails rack and some hand guards to install this weekend.
To go with the TCI bash plate and Kolpin fuel cell I installed last weekend.
Picts to follow...one of these days.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:13 PM   #1695
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Hmmm…I didn’t know about Kolpins. Looks like their 1.5 gal container is twenty bucks less than the 1 gal Rotopax I just bought. :(
Don't be so sad. The Rotopax tend to be better made and have less leaks around the spout. Your $20 went somewhere.
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