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Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 01:02 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Been a while!!

How is everyone doing on here!?? Summer is about over and not much good weather left out here to get any good trips/riding in:(

Ken
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 12:56 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Float Height

Yes. And FWIW I set mine at 14 even.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 12:43 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
I recommend "Kristins " rack. Her husband makes...

I recommend "Kristins " rack. Her husband makes them and they are sturdy, easy to mount and use existingmounting points. I had mine "Line-x'd" and have beat it up good with zero issues.
Ken
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 02:05 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Hey there, I don't have the needle shimmed at...

Hey there, I don't have the needle shimmed at all.

Float height was measured from the base/flat mating surface ...with the float bowl removed....to to topmost of the float. Try to be very...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:54 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Dav, funny you mention the XT225...as my friends...

Dav, funny you mention the XT225...as my friends 225 is what really caused me to put my nose to the Sherpa's lean issues. His 225 had instant throttle response and smooth transition throughout the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:51 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Starts perfectly and runs with no choke after...

Starts perfectly and runs with no choke after about 30 seconds. Can leave the choke on, but it really isn't necessary. Having to leave the choke on for several minutes and not having the bike take...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 01:39 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Sea level and no mods/completely stock intake and...

Sea level and no mods/completely stock intake and exhaust.

Ken
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 01:17 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Im no expert but I will take a few stabs at it! ...

Im no expert but I will take a few stabs at it!

First things first...have you had that 2009 into a Kawasaki Dealer to perform the recall inspection of the oil passages? If you have not, please DO...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 11:17 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Carb Jetting and Tuning Update

Hi guys, to keep a long story very short (I pulled my carb off 8 times today to adjust stuff) I adjusted my float level from 15mm (where it has likely always been) to 14mm. I originally took it down...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 02:48 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Next carb tweak...

I have decided to try shimming the needle on the Super Sherpa carb. I was being lazy in the hopes someone else would try it! Soooo I will pick up a washer .030 thick that will fit and throw it on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 12:43 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
By the way...just checked my mileage again. 103...

By the way...just checked my mileage again. 103 miles...2 gallons of gas. 51 mpg. I really think the 13 tooth sprocket is taking a toll on mileage! I run her pretty hard at times...might have to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 10:14 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Hey guys...sorry about the gremlins that you guys...

Hey guys...sorry about the gremlins that you guys are chasing. I think a check of the float level is the only thing "fuel wise" that would cause the WOT symptoms that are being experienced....
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 02:00 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Ditto on cleaning the cap/vent hole(s). Also a...

Ditto on cleaning the cap/vent hole(s). Also a firm believer in swapping out the vacuum petcock.

Ken
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 09:40 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Look good Doc! How about the front seat slide...

Look good Doc! How about the front seat slide mount? What keeps the front of the seat attached etc?

Ken
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 10:10 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Yep...xt 350 works ....only need to swap the...

Yep...xt 350 works ....only need to swap the longer "main tank" tube.

Yep...pair of pliers should get it out with a gentle twist.

Sprockets....Motorcycle Superstore or Rocky Mountain ATV.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 12:05 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
I just happen to have checked my mileage with the...

I just happen to have checked my mileage with the 35/127.5 setup....118 miles and put 2.1 gallons in = 56 mpg. Now that's running a 13 tooth front sprocket....city....on MT21 tires at 21 psi frt...25...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 10:28 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Laugh Haha....I think he might have meant to say...

Haha....I think he might have meant to say "Kristen".

Anyway your rack is the best I've had! (Had to edit this as it sounded bad/read like one sentence!?)

Ken:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Glad you got it sorted out! Ken

Glad you got it sorted out!

Ken
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 01:31 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Hey there. Two things come to...

Hey there.

Two things come to mind...first, you or someone is going to have to get that carb back to an "original state" of sorts. I would think that it is likely that the "slide" and/or other...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 02:13 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
I guess it would depend on whether or not you...

I guess it would depend on whether or not you stayed with the same size tire when you switched over? Or at least if the replacement tire was close in size. Some folks try to fit a bigger rear on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 06:45 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
One thing I forgot to mention about the...

One thing I forgot to mention about the MT21...Due to its relatively pliable nature compared to the harder carcass of say the Trailwings, is that it makes changing tires/repairing flats on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
That is the rear tire I run...the front is a...

That is the rear tire I run...the front is a 90/90 21

The 110/80 rear is the biggest mt21 you can use without rubbing/destroying your mud guard.

Ken
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 10:20 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Ia believe that's what I run. But I will double...

Ia believe that's what I run. But I will double check when I get home.

Ken
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 10:02 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
You can always do the half throttle/plug chop...

You can always do the half throttle/plug chop routine. Need a clean plug and just run the bike at a steady half throttle for 45 seconds - a minute..then kill the bike with the kill switch and check...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 03:52 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Super Sherpa best Practices Etc

What has worked for me!

Take my post with a grain of salt...I sometimes come off as too serious or direct. My intent is to offer some insight from my perspective regarding the things I have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 01:14 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Nonja, If I were you I would get a snorkel...

Nonja,

If I were you I would get a snorkel back on your bike as soon as possible. Your jetting is still much too lean in the midrange and it could damage your motor at half throttle'ish settings. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 12:47 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Hey guys, good idea to have some folks post some...

Hey guys, good idea to have some folks post some "Best Practices" and/or improvements and mods etc....for the Sherpa. It will likely be very helpful for folks to come here and see some of the fruits...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
I am surprised you think 283 lbs with all fluids...

I am surprised you think 283 lbs with all fluids including a full fuel tank (22lbs) is "heavy"?? For a full on dual sport...its pretty light.....unless its compared to a dirt bike!? (Which is really...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Couple Of Super Sherpa Mods

Thought I would post/share a couple of small Mods I made to my Sherpa.

1. I replaced the fuel petcock with a Manual Fuel Petcock and dumped the Vacuum operated Petcock. Gives me some piece of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 11:26 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Hey Rey! Glad to see you are still...

Hey Rey!

Glad to see you are still improving on the Sherpa....so I can take advantage of your hard work and research!! Ha! Like a few others, I am interested as are you, in trying a bit stronger...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 11:13 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Hey Chico...My best advise on changing tires is...

Hey Chico...My best advise on changing tires is to MAKE SURE that you get each bead, one at a time into the deepest/center part of the wheel before trying to pry it off. Tires are easy IFFFF you use...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 12:21 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
I predict that removing that snorkel is going to...

I predict that removing that snorkel is going to cause the thing to go leannnnn. At top end (Main Jet Territory) we are far from rich...and taking that snorkel off will cause it to be even less so....
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 11:32 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Hey Brian, I have only a New Zealand site...

Hey Brian,

I have only a New Zealand site to go off of, but its specs were making hp claims at "8500 RPM". Given this is a 4 valve per cylinder motor, I would certainly think it would rev...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 07:13 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
I agree with these guys. The XT 250 is a good...

I agree with these guys. The XT 250 is a good choice. If you were say, 5 8 or 5 9, I would even steer you to the venerable XT 225, but you are too tall for that bike.

Something else worth...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 01:06 AM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
I weigh about 205 and geared up likely 215-220. ...

I weigh about 205 and geared up likely 215-220. I have packed an additional 30 lbs on the back of the bike/rack and gone 2000 miles on the TAT with no issues. The weight is less an issue than the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 09:23 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Thanks man. haha if I get down there, I will take...

Thanks man. haha if I get down there, I will take you up on it! I looooove free stuff!

As for the 130 Main...you know, I had the 130 Main jet in with the 40 Pilot and it seemed to be a bit rich...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 06:27 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
The Jetting Saga 35 Pilot/127.5 Main !!

Hi guys. I have been away a while and thought I would update the thread with my recent jetting change/carb thoughts.

After hearing Chico Prof's satisfaction with the 127.5 Main/35 Pilot combo I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2013, 10:37 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
[QUOTE=mike21b;22765217]The relatively thin...

[QUOTE=mike21b;22765217]The relatively thin exhaust pipe of the Sherpa, and the fact that it's made from Stainless Steel - which does not dissipate heat very well - makes the bike a good candidate...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2013, 09:57 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
Chico, thanks for the update. I am still...

Chico, thanks for the update.

I am still running my 40/127.5 combo simply because I have been too lazy to go out and throw the 35 Pilot Jet in. (and it has gotten colder/runs great)

I will be...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2013, 09:48 PM
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Posted By Rx4Pain
I have been running MT-21's front and back since...

I have been running MT-21's front and back since the TAT trip last year, and I don't think I will ever switch them out. It is a "softish" grippy tire off road, wet or dry. Works fine on the road at...
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