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Old 03-27-2009, 04:52 AM   #256
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Great rebuild/repaint writeup Bennyboy. Welcome.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:23 AM   #257
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In the front, Super Sherp' cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway from two weeks ago:




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Old 04-04-2009, 09:11 PM   #258
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cruise speed

i am looking into the sherpa myself but before i commit i could really use help in answering a simple question.

here is my situation...

some friends of mine enjoy taking trips to mexico, galeana area, they all have KLR's 650 and they tell me they cruise at about 65 to 70 mph when they travel down there. here is my question would i have problems cruising along with them and keeping up on a sherpa?

i have seen the places they go off roading in and their klr's are a bit too heavy and big to really enjoy the dirt roads they travel. that is the main reason i am considering the ss, to enjoy the off road miles they put in.

anyways if any of you have any info please let me know,
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:58 AM   #259
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How much do you weigh ???? That makes a difference, when your talking a bike with less HP.....If you are at or under, ...say 170 ??.... Then I think you'd be OK....

But another thing, are they riding down to this riding area or trailering down ???? If forced to do many miles to get there...I'd strongly suggest changing out your countershaft sprocket to a 15T, the upper limit....then when in the backroads riding area changing back to a smaller gear, the stock 14T....

It is a ten minute job to change out the front cog... four bolts for the cover, than a circlip holding the gear on... No problem...but be sure to get a handfull of metric clips, good ones with the little eye holes and a good pair of clip pliers.... the original clip just has a "V" cut, instead of eyes, and will go flying if slightly mishandled!

This works great for me, I bought a collection of cogs very reasonably, I have the smallest on right now, 11T and BAM.....I've got a trials bike with a 6 speed transmission.... you can just idle around with no effort or stalling!!

If you were already there you'd have no problem what so ever IMHO... The getting there is the only thing that MIGHT be tricky, if your friends are in a real hurry to get there and push it a little, I guess you could just make them wait up for you if they did..

Only my opinion...I'm sure there are better ones out there!!
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:42 AM   #260
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i do weigh 170 lbs and i am 5'7".

these guys do ride down there. therefore i need to ride along with them without stressing the ss's 250 engine too much. i guess they ride at around 65 or 70 mph for about 3 or 4 hours at a time. in addition they climb many mountains in the galeana region and other adjacent areas.

here is the link of their last ride.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=446741

i only forsee the problem of keeping up with them on highway but once in
the mountains i think i can probably enjoy the ride much more than them.

what do you think?
would i been killing or stressing the 250 engine too much if i ride it at those speeds for 3 or 4 hours?
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:47 AM   #261
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what do you think?
would i been killing or stressing the 250 engine too much if i ride it at those speeds for 3 or 4 hours?
I've thrashed my Sherpa for 3 or 4 hours following a group of KLR's at 65-70 MPH. I burned a little bit of oil, but I think that has to do with past abuse that my bike has taken. I topped up the oil out of a squeeze bottle at the end of the day.

I'd change out the front sprocket to a 15 tooth if you're going to be cruising at high speeds a lot. Also, if you haven't yet done it, do the DrJekle jetting modification. The engine will run significantly cooler at high speeds with the larger main jet.
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Old 04-05-2009, 02:17 PM   #262
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IMHO.....with a 15T you should do just fine...
Have a great time...and B/Sure to post ride report with nice pictures!!!!
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:02 PM   #263
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I sat on one of these yesterday. Nice bike it felt alot like a yamaha xt250.
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:49 AM   #264
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I sat on one of these yesterday. Nice bike it felt alot like a yamaha xt250.
I sat on a xt250 this weekend. It felt pretty similar to my Super Sherpa.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:08 AM   #265
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I sat on the yamaha,....and thought the same thing...FUNNY
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:03 PM   #266
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Man, I never imagined the Sherpa would look so great in red. I love it! If I ever need to repaint mine, I'll definitely consider that look. BTW, what color red did you use, exactly, what paint supplier, etc.?

Very cool!


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For the curious one, here the whole process:
http://www.benplace.com/moto2.htm

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Old 04-06-2009, 03:05 PM   #267
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i also have a sherpa (well technically it's the wife's, but i pimped it as well making it all black with buell lightening headlights). i'll spare everyone the pic post as it's probably somewhere on this thread, but you can see it here...

http://www.odometer.org/bikes/curren...k/IMG_0232.jpg

wecome to adv, you'll see they are just as crazy here as they are on thesamba, if not a tad more....ok a lot more
Hey, how does that windscreen work at blocking the wind? And what kind of fabrication was involved in getting all those Buell parts to work. You got a more complete writeup anywhere?
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:06 PM   #268
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Electrical Help

I posted this in Thumper main but I may get more help here. Today I rode the SS to work and ran errands, got on the bike at lunch and E-start no worky rolled it off and rode home without headlight! Battery is good, fuse is good, and I don't have a clue? will tear in more in-depth tomorrow but looking for Ideas tonight any help will be greatly appreciated I need to get my riding partner back
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:19 PM   #269
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Give the good Dr. Jeckle a holler over at his Yahoo Super Sherpa forum......He knows all the possible foibles of the model!

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/...3_SUPERSHERPA/

Or here is a direct link to "Electrical System " files,..which in part quotes the big manual:

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/...TION%20SYSTEM/

Good Luck....
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:45 PM   #270
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Took it to a friends shop and he fired it right up? He played with the starter button a little while and now it's back to normal
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