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Old 06-27-2012, 02:13 PM   #2086
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Pissed ok.... now what?

So I gave the Sherp some new blood and performed an oil change, everything went silky smooth...... until I started up the bike.

The bike was not indicating it was in Neutral...??? Ok, so I fiddled with the gears, up down, down up, and nothing I could do, would get the bike into N.
Well I walked it down the drive way fine, so it WAS in Neutral. So WTF? Fiddle some more, nothing. Finally I find Neutral, yup bikes in Neutral, but it's still not indicating on the big green N on the dash.

I drove it around the block once it warmed up, it seems to be shifting fine, clutch is working fine, goes through the gears no problem. But it's got an issue with Neutral.

So what gives, did I do something wrong? Is this common? Is there an easy fix?
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:48 PM   #2087
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There is a wire connected to a little sensor, usually near the countersprocket that signals neutral. Still connected? If it is, check the lamp continuity of the indicator lamp. Simple stuff first....

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Old 06-28-2012, 06:12 AM   #2088
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There is a wire connected to a little sensor, usually near the countersprocket that signals neutral. Still connected? If it is, check the lamp continuity of the indicator lamp. Simple stuff first....

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Thanks for the reply, I found the wire while going in for a closer inspection, and it was on, but not connected all the way. That was it. I must have knocked it loose when I removed the plate at the bottom when changing the oil.

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Old 06-28-2012, 02:37 PM   #2089
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Is 2100 a fair price for a 2002 with 14k miles?
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:37 PM   #2090
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Is 2100 a fair price for a 2002 with 14k miles?
BC - Sherpas aren't real common, and if taken care of, they're good, reliable machines. If the condition is good, I'd do it. Check the valves right away; Wifey's valves were very tight at ~ 8000 kms (5000 miles).
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:43 AM   #2091
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Here is a 09 Sherpa on eBay... low starting bid w/reserve.. maybe it's a good deal? no relations.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:18 PM   #2092
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I have a 09 local dealer got it from another dealer with 180 miles on it. it seized the head at app 600 miles. The P dealer did the recall the day before he delivered it. So if anyone bids see if & when the recall was done .
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:14 AM   #2093
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I've got my choice for a small "dual sport"-type bike narrowed down to the Super Sherpa or TW200. I'm trying to figure out which would be better for occasional 2-up riding, but haven't seen much specifics. Can anyone comment on how the Sherpa does with someone on the back? Combined riding weight would be well over 300 lbs, is there a GVWR or cargo capacity to watch out for on these bikes?
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:00 AM   #2094
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I am pushing 215 w gear plus 15 -20 lbs of extra gas & gear on my Sherpa. Jack up the spring and don't plan on getting in any hurry. Passenger room might be the limiting factor on either bike .
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:31 AM   #2095
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I googled Super Sherpa high fender and found this

http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Bran...h%20Fender.htm

is that not the colour you were looking for?
Ok......after a week of multiple attempts trying to actually speak with someone at this company and a currently defunct fax they give on their answering machine i have given up on them (Dirt Star).
Any other suggestions for locating the high fender in dark green???

PS. Silver one looks kool but not what the woman wants
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:33 AM   #2096
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I've got my choice for a small "dual sport"-type bike narrowed down to the Super Sherpa or TW200. I'm trying to figure out which would be better for occasional 2-up riding, but haven't seen much specifics. Can anyone comment on how the Sherpa does with someone on the back? Combined riding weight would be well over 300 lbs, is there a GVWR or cargo capacity to watch out for on these bikes?


Weight of rider, passenger, baggage, and accessories must not exceed 364 lb. according to the owners manual.
Looks like you have some leeway there. Curb weight (fueled up, ready to go) is 282 lb.

The Sherpa's an excellent machine.
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:51 PM   #2097
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Ok......after a week of multiple attempts trying to actually speak with someone at this company and a currently defunct fax they give on their answering machine i have given up on them (Dirt Star).
Any other suggestions for locating the high fender in dark green???

PS. Silver one looks kool but not what the woman wants

It's just a KLR 250 stock fender.

I think 2000 to about 2003 is the olive green. Check to make sure.

If I remember correctly, it aint cheap.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:43 PM   #2098
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So who has made changes/improvements to the seat. Other than lack of fuel range, this seems to be the limiting long-range factor for me.
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:04 PM   #2099
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Seat concepts is the way to go.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:45 PM   #2100
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Eek Point me in the right direction

Alright, I have search here and also the yahoo group, checked out the links and have seen a plethora of parts for the Sherpa.
Now, perhaps I am even more confused as to what I should buy/mod/add to the bike.

Soooooo this is what I am looking at.

Seat - seat concepts or WALMART ATV seat cover? Which one? I guess it depends on price and comfort, and looks. How does the Walmart cover attach?

I need a rear tail light, anyone know of a good place to get one? Also from what I can see, the brake light does not change intensity when the brake is pressed, front or rear. Is there a relay or switch that can be replaced?

Rear rack? Which one do you recommend, also I would like to add a fuel pack or canister of some sorts to extend the range if needed, is there a rack better suited for this?

New Tires, totally confused about this one, I am not sure if I should just go stock with the Bridgestones, or get something else. I plan to do some off road riding and want to be prepared.

Fuel Cap for the gas tank is cracked and need a replacement for that.

Larger foot pegs would be a plus of me, any recommendations for that?

Help with the above would be appreciated, sorry for being such a rookie.
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