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Old 12-08-2012, 06:42 PM   #2386
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I also have the Tusk D-Flex, works well for me too. Crashed em a bunch of times, still going strong!
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:40 AM   #2387
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Tusk also with the large deflectors . They are easy to install and tough . Have them on my DR 350 as well .
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:11 PM   #2388
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Just put a set of Acerbis Multi Concept X-Pro Handguards on one, no fitment issues.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:44 AM   #2389
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Another vote for the Tusk D-Flex. I use the small guards in the summer and the large guards in the winter. The bars install easily, but do take some jimmying to get them right without pinching anything. Good stuff.




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Old 12-10-2012, 04:37 AM   #2390
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Thanks for the photo, ended up making one out of a foam blank. Getting closer to completion, just gotta stop breaking stuff on de-assembly :-)
the factory service maual states:" replace air filter foam element after 5 cleanings" or something to that effect. Air filters don't last forever, but I get more than 5 service intervals out of them!

A new foam is not that expensive, and the more important factor will be your bike is tuned for the air flow that the stock factory element has. A homemade filter may cause carburation issues, too restrictive, or it may be an imperfect fit and allow dirt to enter.

Kawasaki part #11013-1265 foam filter element
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:16 PM   #2391
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Ah. Perhaps there is the reason for the difference. This being a Super Sherpa thread, I would not consider a Super Sherpa a "long rider" vehicle of choice. Even on an hour and a half Summertime trip is not long enough to notice any difference on a Sherpa with good old blue jeans. I am sorry if my 41 years of riding off road and dual sport conflicted with yours. Either way. I don't recommend riding with polyester against your skin (that is from 20 years of being in the garment industry selling to offshore riggers). The EMS would agree, too.

Now underwear is a different issue... ... except for the cotton part.

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Hello, Many Thunders! I have to disagree with your opinion but since my own experiences would be merely anecdotal, I ask that you take a look over at the IBA (Iron Butt Association) sites and read for yourself what the long riders say about cotton and distance. Since I've played that tune for many years, I'll rely on experience.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:43 PM   #2392
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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Off topic, but I have taken some more pictures for school and used the SS as my subject matter. Thought you might like them.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:50 PM   #2393
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McJamie, What are those tires your SS is wearing? How do they compare with the TW301/302 stock tires?
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:21 PM   #2394
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McJamie, What are those tires your SS is wearing? How do they compare with the TW301/302 stock tires?
Without actually going out to the garage to look because I always get them mixed up, the front I believe is a Pirelli ScorpionMT90, the rear a Metzler Sahara of some description.
The rear I would buy again without even looking at anything else. The front, while an excellent street tire, is just that, an excellent street tire. In anything soft or loose, it just plows everywhere. Compounding that is the fact that the rear hooks up so well, you are most likely to drive yourself off into the rhubarb. The rear also works extremely well on pavement, even in the wet.
I still have the original front with lots of tread on it, and will likely put it on in the spring to see how far off road I can get.
Just as a comparison, we use a handful of Sherpas at our motorcycle training school, and all still have the stock tires on them. What I have noticed is mine is slightly heavier steering in comparison to the stock bikes, but mine will out brake them by a very large margin. The grip on the pavement is that much better.
So it depends on your priorities. I knew mine would be mostly commuting this year, so that's why I picked the front I did. It works very well in the rain.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:35 PM   #2395
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Thanks McJamie. Atleast 95% of my riding is on pavement, so I am looking for a more street oriented tread.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:39 PM   #2396
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Thanks McJamie. Atleast 95% of my riding is on pavement, so I am looking for a more street oriented tread.
For cheap street-type tires, I really like the Kenda 761's. I think they're around $50 each, and they grip pretty darned well on hard-pack gravel too. Mount the front tire backwards from the directional arrows though, otherwise it wears out unevenly and cups.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:47 PM   #2397
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or shinko (705's?) my daughter just put a pair on her Sherpa, and they're nice on the street...
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:19 PM   #2398
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"Old-n-slow, I would try the HT rack again. It's designed to be used with their SU racks. Without the racks, spacers need to be used to fill the gaps."

Yeah, the spacers were included in the pack they sent me, but the mounting bolts themselves were all wrong (way too short) and the front gap was still too wide. Plus, the turn signal mounts, necessary for the rack to mount on the bike, also did not fit, way too tight and both front and back specs were just way off. I know several people have used the whole system, top rack with the side mounts for bags, and they say it all works. I'm happy for them but that's way more than what I'm looking for on the Sherpa. Light makes Right!
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:58 AM   #2399
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Kristan on this thread makes racks for the Sherpa. there is a pic of one @ # 2228 . Had one for 2 years now ,works great
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:56 AM   #2400
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Kristan on this thread makes racks for the Sherpa. there is a pic of one @ # 2228 . Had one for 2 years now ,works great
Thanks! We have 2 racks ready to ship.
There are pics on this thread somewhere or PM me and I will email them to you.
My husband is a retired machinist and he fabricates them in our garage.
We have sold about 15 of them, no complaints.
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