Super Sherpa thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by AZstrommer, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. scootertooter

    scootertooter Been here awhile

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    I have nothing but praise for the fit and finish of my Borrego rack from Turbo City (TCI). It is a nice platform.:D
  2. old-n-slow

    old-n-slow Been here awhile

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    The Borrego is a nice product, it's just way bigger than what I want. Now I'm thinking of just drilling a few holes in the top fender and attaching a small pouch or large tool bag to it. It's a small bike so I'm trying to keep the farkles in perspective.
  3. Rey & Vann

    Rey & Vann Garbanzo

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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. I bought a set of used SU racks from a fellow in AZ. he didn't include any of the hardware (nice guy, huh?), but since I decided I would use the top rack as well, I ordered new relocating tabs for the turn signals and the hardware set for the racks. It took some doing to get the whole unit on, and only had one capscrew that is too short to be useful. It stripped the first two threads of the hole because it was so short. No significant damage, but it was frustrating... The HT took some wrangling, vice and pinch bar work, but in the end, its a heck of a nice rack!

    TCI also make really nice racks, don't know about for the Sherpa, but I have the rack for the KLR, fit and finish are top drawer.
  4. Rey & Vann

    Rey & Vann Garbanzo

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    I was wondering what you all have been using for hand guards, Bark-Buster type that aside from having good coverage for wind, wet and cold by a plastic spoiler, also will provide lever protection in a fall and keep me from breaking knuckles!

    I have Acerbis Rallye Pro on the KLR, and they're great when I fall, but minimal element protection, plus, spendy and tough to put on.

    Any help/advice with brands ease of fitment descriptions would be very much appreciated! Photos showing final install would be a ginormous plus!

    Thanks and best regards!
  5. Hawk62cj5

    Hawk62cj5 2 Cheap 4 a KLR

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    I'm running the d flex with the turn signal cover. They make a wide range of covers for the d flex. Oh mine have took some hard hits and are holding up good
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  6. buickid

    buickid Lets ride!

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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!
  7. flyinfuzz

    flyinfuzz 2 Quarts low

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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 .
  8. newcastleadam

    newcastleadam Artful Tagger

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    Just put a set of Acerbis Multi Concept X-Pro Handguards on one, no fitment issues.
  9. old-n-slow

    old-n-slow Been here awhile

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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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  10. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    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
  11. Many Thunders

    Many Thunders Adventurer

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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... :rofl... except for the cotton part.

    Many Thunders.

  12. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    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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    I have no idea what kind of underwear I was wearing, if that's important to anyone.
  13. scootertooter

    scootertooter Been here awhile

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    McJamie, What are those tires your SS is wearing? How do they compare with the TW301/302 stock tires?:ear
  14. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    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.
  15. scootertooter

    scootertooter Been here awhile

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    Thanks McJamie. Atleast 95% of my riding is on pavement, so I am looking for a more street oriented tread. :D
  16. tomatoe333

    tomatoe333 Long timer

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    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.
  17. zontar

    zontar lawnhater

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    or shinko (705's?) my daughter just put a pair on her Sherpa, and they're nice on the street...
  18. old-n-slow

    old-n-slow Been here awhile

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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! :D
  19. flyinfuzz

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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 :deal
  20. Kristen

    Kristen Adventurer

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    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.