Super Sherpa

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by haydenslides, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. haydenslides

    haydenslides K Flotto-Myers

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    '02 sherpa mods
    IMS 4 gallon XR650L tank
    protaper pastrana bars
    maeir handguards w/ homemade spoilers
    bikemaster fold down mirrors
    acerbis front fender (stock was low mount)
    wolfman fender bag
    mini stalk front turn signals
    magellan gps handlebar mount
    12v outlet
    110v battery maintainer plug in
    wolfman enduro tank bag
    kawasaki luggage rack
    custom side luggage racks (made from salvaged dust mop frames, fabb'ed by dr. michael
    ortlieb dry saddlebags
    flushmount rear turn signals
    maxxis dual sport tires
    carb rejetted: #130 main jet / #20 pilot jet (quicker warm up, runs cooler, tad more power)
    brake/shifter savers (1/8" cable)
    lexan headlight guard
    still want to do...
    progressive fork springs/heavier fork oil
    wider footpegs
    sidestand switch bypass
    paint fuel tank
    enlarge sidestand pad
    by far i think the best mod has been the fuel tank. extends my range from 150 miles on the stock 2.4 gallon tank to 250 miles on the new 4 gallon tank. have averaged about 62.5 mpg, but i wring the thing out!
    bike had 500 miles on it when i got it one year ago. odometer reads 6900 miles now.
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    here's the side luggage racks we made out of discarderd dust mop frames...
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    here's my original luggage setup (awful!)...
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    a little better...
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    michael working on the new tank brackets...
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  2. Krusty ...

    Krusty ... What? Me hurry?

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    Welcome, Hayden :wave. Thanks for all the pics and ideas, and for sharing what didn't work, as well. I hope to see some of your Sherpa adventures written up in the ride reports section...
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  3. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    I was going to ask how much trouble it was to get that tank on there . . . . but your photos showed that. Great outcome, but it sure looks like a pain in the neck to get there. Great bike. :thumb
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  4. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Nice.
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  5. mel brooks

    mel brooks Dirt Chick

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    From a fellow Sherpa owner, thanks for the mod tips! :D
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  6. 30Bones

    30Bones Long timer

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    Nice Sherpa, but I am longing for that Trail 70. Is it a 72?? I had one just like it when I was a kid (bought it for $150 from my paper route), same color and all. Sold it to a friend in college for $50 and a case of crappy beer. :cry

    He still has it and won't sell it back either. :lol3 Still looking for another
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  7. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Nice tank mod :thumb
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  8. i_heart_mud

    i_heart_mud Adventurer

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    Vancouver Island baby!
    Freakin' beautiful! :clap

    The tank is my fav mod, quickly followed by the side racks... dust mop frames?? And here I was like, 'those aren't happy trails OR kawasaki racks'... wtf?? :bow
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  9. 30Bones

    30Bones Long timer

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    Nice welds :wink::lol3
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  10. GLACIER CHASER

    GLACIER CHASER 1 ACUTE ADVENTURER

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    Do not post here enough. But I just this week bought a 2000 super sherpa
    with 1800 mi on it I just had to ckean it up.It runs great no wear no dents
    nothing. my thoughs were to ride it. will it is great not to fast.hill and trails.The onething i did was to add a 13t counter so now i should have
    more grunt
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  11. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Good job!
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  12. GS Mac

    GS Mac Been here awhile

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  13. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    Not your fault. I just posted all of them. Looked fine in my "Reply to Thread" box, but shut them back down to just links when I hit "Submit Reply". Not sure what the problem is, but I had the same one you did.
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  14. haydenslides

    haydenslides K Flotto-Myers

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    yeah, the ct70 is a '72. took the headlight off to replace it, went down to the bike shop and they wanted 35 bucks for it!!! not likely that i'll fork out that much cash any time soon. yes, love the ct70, had it since i was a kid. finally convinced my dad to hand it over, seeing as it hadn't been started in like ten years. put some gas in it and it fired right up! now it's my property vehicle... going strong and wheelies great!
    oh - one thing i should mention about the xr tank mod. the sherpa petcock WILL NOT WORK with the ims honda xrl tank. you NEED an XRL petcock... only stumbling block i ran into. ended up buying a new one - $65...
    tank cost me $85 on ebay...
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  15. motorcarmike

    motorcarmike Adventurer

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    Hey all,

    Whats the easiest way to bypass the neutral start switch?

    thanks
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