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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by AZstrommer, Sep 3, 2007.
my 07, don't think i can fit any more farkles on it...
Tell us about the side racks and what kind of bags you use on them please.
Tried an experiment last week , Tried a cold start 45* F weather with 10% Ethanol 87 oct one morning then Ethanol free 87 oct the next morning . Noticeable cold running improvement , both times I let run for 30 seconds at full choke and took off . The Non Ethanol fuel stumbled a little , the 10% it choked off twice . Not super scientific but it did confirm what I thought , cooler weather it worth the extra time and coin to fill with non ethanol fuel in the colder months anyway .
What brand engine bars are those, please?
The Ausie version of the Sherpa has some neat racks and farkles that I wish we could obtain, but I guess they are not available here in the US
Hi, those are happy trail racks from the US. They keep soft panniers off the exhaust, plus offer a bit of protection should I drop it I hope.
Hi, those engine bars are off the stockman - which is the farm version of the sherpa in Australia. Can't get sherpas new anymore here, but they still sell stockmans, so should keep the new parts available for awhile!
The engine bars look like 1/2 inch tubing (13mm) , are they? If they are it would be fairly easy to fab up a hoop and make some mounting tabs on it .
yeah if you've got the skills and the inclination, you could make even better engine protection. with the stockman engine bars, you also need a couple of engine mounts and bolts from the stockman. plus when it's time for an oil change you have to remove the bars to get the bash plate off, all easy, but slightly annoying.
Yeah I tend to forget most people dont like playing with metal for fun .
Another topic are there any tires that do better on Gravel/ dirt roads , I ride a good bit of state gravel maintained roads on my sherpa which I enjoy but some times can get the old blood flowing . Ive heard several comments made about the trail wings on gravel were not Ideal. I was planing on running the kenda 270s next but figured Id get yalls input before I purchased . Right now Im running 60% asphalt 35% gravel and 5% true offroad .
I run Mefo Explorers. They are expensive but they last a long time. Excellent road grip - makes the Sherpa feel downright sporty, very fun to lean way over at speed and feel very confident about the grip. They haven't let me down offroad, either.
i mainly ride on the gravel and dirt roads around here - the trailwings really aren't too bad, you do have to make sure you don't over inflate them - does make them twitchy. i only run about 22 front and 26 rear. still enough if i have to go on the tar. but yeah they aren't too good on wet roads, and hopeless in mud. not sure what i'll buy next either.
Keep in mind tree are I think 4 different versions of trail wings. The ones e I think came stock are the 301/302 which are the ones everyone calls deathwings. The edo4 I think that came on my wife's Sherpa are pretty good tires actually.
I'm on my second set of Shinko 705's and they have been pretty good for as cheap a tire as they are. Under $100 for the pair sized 90/90/21 front
and 120/80/18 rear. Nice compromise for all around use.
Wifey likes the Michelin T-63s we put on her Sherpa last season.
I just mounted a T-63 on the rear of my WRR, but for some reason I don't like the look of the T-63 front, so I went with a MT-21 front on the WRR.
I've run Shinko 705's and Kenda 270's on my Sherpa. I put the Shinkos on just before a 1,500 mile, all-asphalt trip and was really glad I did. Great road tire for our bikes. The Sherpa's long-distance tarmac trips are over, so I went back to a pair of Kenda 270's for more dirt and off-road riding. I love the Kenda tires for that purpose.
By the way, if anyone in the Eastern Washington area is looking for a pair of lightly used Shinko 705 tires, I'll make you a deal on a pair.
I like Sherpas, I think:
Got a seat concepts seat on order - interested to see if it sorts my Sherpa induced sore back.
Oh, and might buy another soon too.
I'm wondering what I need to get to get panniers set up on my Sherpa for the summer. My bike came with this rack installed: http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Brand/Kawasaki/Sherpa/Super Sherpa Rear Rack.htm
I'd love to rig something up using that. Even if I could just get my cycling panniers working, that would be great.
Any ideas are appreciated.
I haven't done any thing with the tail end of my '09, but I did get a set of Aerostich side of the gas tank panniers. I really like them. The regular
size may be too big if you have long legs. They will carry 12 cans of beer on one side and a box of 500 business size envelopes on the other. Don't
ask about the party that followed that trip home. -- frank
I dunno, frank. I like to party, but that sounds like too much licking to me...