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Old 12-21-2008, 08:24 PM   #181
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I just saw that Kawasaki is bringing back the Super Sherpa for 2009. Sweet.

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Old 12-22-2008, 08:03 AM   #182
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I just saw that Kawasaki is bringing back the Super Sherpa for 2009. Sweet.

Moma Kaw messed up, that front fender is a joke, what happened to the old high front fender models? I live in VA and went to buy one for my wife for Xmas but was told they will not be available until late Feb.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:26 AM   #183
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Moma Kaw messed up, that front fender is a joke, what happened to the old high front fender models? I live in VA and went to buy one for my wife for Xmas but was told they will not be available until late Feb.
The Sherpa never came with a high-mount fender as a stock part in the USA. If you want one, the KLR250 fender is a bolt-on replacement. Just order one when you order the bike, and use the 4 screws out of the old front fender to put it on.
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:32 AM   #184
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Moma Kaw messed up, that front fender is a joke, what happened to the old high front fender models? I live in VA and went to buy one for my wife for Xmas but was told they will not be available until late Feb.
+1
It seems odd that they spent a couple of years selling rather attractive ones to the rest of the world - the '06 and '07's have a high front guard, and are black/silver, and now they are going back to the low guard and army green to re-release them into the states.
It's a chicks bike FFS, why can't they keep it looking nice?
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:59 PM   #185
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...It's a chicks bike FFS, why can't they keep it looking nice?
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:17 PM   #186
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I meant it in the nicest possible way
I would expect women to comprise a larger-than-average proportion of the sherpa's target market. With this in mind, keeping it looking reasonably attractive would be a sensible move, especially if they are wanting to compete with the newly facelifted XT250.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:54 PM   #187
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I meant it in the nicest possible way
I would expect women to comprise a larger-than-average proportion of the sherpa's target market. With this in mind, keeping it looking reasonably attractive would be a sensible move, especially if they are wanting to compete with the newly facelifted XT250.
Yeah, yeah. And the HD Sportster 883 is a girl's bike too. Bronson would be surprised to know that!

I've actually been comparing the XT250 with the Super Sherpa. I haven't decided yet as I am waiting for the Super Sherpa to get to the showrooms so I can do a seat test and get a closer look at it. I don't like the fact that the pilot screw is encased on the XT250. Why would they do this? I am also wondering if I'll get the multiple orgasms option when I get my sex change operation
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:33 PM   #188
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It seems odd that they spent a couple of years selling rather attractive ones to the rest of the world - the '06 and '07's have a high front guard, and are black/silver, and now they are going back to the low guard and army green to re-release them into the states.
It's a chicks bike FFS, why can't they keep it looking nice?
gawd I'm gender inappropriate! I wonder what of my other scoots?
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:57 PM   #189
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gawd I'm gender inappropriate! I wonder what of my other scoots?
I think the new rule is that anything less than 1,000cc for street, or less than 650cc for dirt, is considered a girl's bike. I wonder what the women ride?
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:01 PM   #190
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I don't like the fact that the pilot screw is encased on the XT250. Why would they do this?
What's this you say? Do you mean something other than the typical brass plug? I can't imagine anything else.
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:06 PM   #191
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What's this you say? Do you mean something other than the typical brass plug? I can't imagine anything else.
Yes, why is that there on the XT? I would like the pilot screw to be accessible to the rider. Was this some type of emissions control preventive measure taken by Yamaha?

Is the pilot screw free to access on the Sherpa?
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:18 PM   #192
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I've actually been comparing the XT250 with the Super Sherpa. I haven't decided yet as I am waiting for the Super Sherpa to get to the showrooms so I can do a seat test and get a closer look at it. I don't like the fact that the pilot screw is encased on the XT250. Why would they do this? I am also wondering if I'll get the multiple orgasms option when I get my sex change operation
I've had a sit on the new XT, and it feels about the same as my '06 sherpa. I haven't ridden one, but the engine specs look very similar.
The little plastic 'radiator' shroud things on the tank of the XT look like they would break easily, but the sherp is thoroughly droppable (once you've installed handguards).
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:23 PM   #193
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Yes, why is that there on the XT? I would like the pilot screw to be accessible to the rider. Was this some type of emissions control preventive measure taken by Yamaha?

Is the pilot screw free to access on the Sherpa?
Pretty much every street bike with carbs these days has something preventing you from playing with the pilot screw(s).

There is a plug over the pilot screw on the Sherpa's carb, but 5 minutes with a drill/screw, and it's history.

I doubt they'll have changed the carb jetting on the 09 Sherpa, so it'll benefit from DrJekle's rejetting, one part of which is removing the brass plug from the pilot screw and setting it properly.
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:24 PM   #194
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I've had a sit on the new XT, and it feels about the same as my '06 sherpa. I haven't ridden one, but the engine specs look very similar.
The little plastic 'radiator' shroud things on the tank of the XT look like they would break easily, but the sherp is thoroughly droppable (once you've installed handguards).
Yep, I am actually leaning towards the Sherpa now. Just gotta do the seat test. What kind of top end speed are you seeing on asphalt with the Sherpa?

Not sure why they geared down to 5-speed from 6-speed on the new XT. It would be interesting to see some power/torque curves.
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:26 PM   #195
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...one part of which is removing the brass plug from the pilot screw and setting it properly.
Bummer, so the Sherpa has this plug also. My issue with having the pilot screw accessible is for altitude settings.
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