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Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,428
Posted By mike21b
Unfortunately, the KPH or MPH is hard wired and...

Unfortunately, the KPH or MPH is hard wired and buried deep in the electronics of the speedo where you can't get to.

I'm aware of the Canadian law requiring metric speedos. The Yahoo Super Sherpa...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,428
Posted By mike21b
The relatively thin exhaust pipe of the Sherpa,...

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 for a red hot pipe.

A...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,428
Posted By mike21b
Someone say glowing pipe? Normal! Some of...

Someone say glowing pipe?

Normal! Some of the best running engines will have glowing exhaust pipes.

10,000 miles and runs like new. Jetted to Dr J's original specs. The bike in the picture...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8,251
Views: 1,920,703
Posted By mike21b
The East Beast: ...

The East Beast:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1008927/KLR%20Red1.jpg

The West Beast:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1008927/KLR%20Green3.jpg

I'm lucky enough to have 2 of them, but...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 112,606
Posted By mike21b
6 Speed, Fuel Injected. Actually, Kawasaki...

6 Speed, Fuel Injected.

Actually, Kawasaki did have some trouble selling all that they brought to the USA. Sales did not achieve what they desired - and they didn't import a lot of them to begin...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-14-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By mike21b
The Municipal Building? The one that's just north...

The Municipal Building? The one that's just north of "downtown", on Rt 42 ?
That is still there. All houses are gone as of last year.

One of the last to go was the house that looked like it had...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-13-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By mike21b
Thumb It's worth going 50-100 miles out of your way if...

It's worth going 50-100 miles out of your way if you are in the area. Centralia is a popular stop point on our Sunday rides.

On a cold day, just cozy up to a steam vent and warm your hands! :hair...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,428
Posted By mike21b
Have you ever owned or rode a KLR-650? Compared...

Have you ever owned or rode a KLR-650? Compared to that bike, where the brakes are almost universally panned as "not so great", the Sherpa's brakes are pretty good. I changed the brake fluid on my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,428
Posted By mike21b
Here are the jet part numbers for upgrade: ...

Here are the jet part numbers for upgrade:

#130 Main Jet - Kawasaki Part Number 92063-1103 (JET-MAIN,#A130)
#20 Pilot Jet - Kawasaki Part Number 92064-1043 (JET-PILOT #A20)

Mikuni part...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 23,361
Posted By mike21b
You know when.....

There are 5 bikes in the garage, all gassed and ready to go, all legal, ranging from a 250 Super Sherpa to 650 Ninja, 1976 Suzuki Water Buffalo, to ZRX-1200 - and yet you still take the KLR.
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,428
Posted By mike21b
I saw it. I loved it. The entire area you rode is...

I saw it. I loved it. The entire area you rode is in an area of the USA that I've never been to (other than at 38,000 feet)
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 112,606
Posted By mike21b
Looks like a sweet ride. :dllama The...

Looks like a sweet ride.

:dllama

The bike looks pretty good, too.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-02-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 88,247
Posted By mike21b
I know what he means. I've been following PA TOR...

I know what he means. I've been following PA TOR for about 2 years and have yet to grab one, despite the tag being within 5 miles of my house at least twice.

I'm subscribed for instant...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-02-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11,972
Views: 918,455
Posted By mike21b
Cross-posting from Lancaster / York TOR: ...

Cross-posting from Lancaster / York TOR:

less than 10 miles from my office.

The KLR and Super Sherpa are stuck in my basement until I cut up the tree that fell across the lawn which currently...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-02-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 88,247
Posted By mike21b
Yeah... but this tag sits much farther away from...

Yeah... but this tag sits much farther away from me than today's PA TOR tag - less than 10 miles from my office.

The KLR and Super Sherpa are stuck in my basement until I cut the tree that fell...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,428
Posted By mike21b
Wow... Advrider must have had email notification...

Wow... Advrider must have had email notification constipation! I haven't posted in... who knows how long. In the past day, I've received numerous "Reply to thread 'XXXXX' " which includes this one,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 88,247
Posted By mike21b
Wow! I've seen plenty of crashes, but never saw...

Wow! I've seen plenty of crashes, but never saw one where the fork internals broke out the bottom!

Glad you're OK.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-15-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11,972
Views: 918,455
Posted By mike21b
Hmmm... 42.3 miles if I come in from the...

Hmmm...
42.3 miles if I come in from the north.
42.4 miles if I come in from the south.

But it's dark and scary down there at night. :eek1

Is that 2-headed calf still there?
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,428
Posted By mike21b
Hmmm...... The KLR-250 front fender is a match....

Hmmm...... The KLR-250 front fender is a match. Exact color, too, if you get a 2000-2003 KLR fender.

And that's about it!

Don't worry too much about parts availability. The Sherpa is still...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-11-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 107,704
Posted By mike21b
More than a BMW F800GS? (~$12,000) I'd pay...

More than a BMW F800GS? (~$12,000)

I'd pay a premium to have a KLRE650 if for no other reason than the knowlege that not many people have one.

There is a value in being highly unique and the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 62,242
Posted By mike21b
A good summary. I considered an FZ1 or FZ6 back...

A good summary. I considered an FZ1 or FZ6 back in '04 but got a ZRX instead (way better deal) and never regretted it.

The only thing I wish I had is more wind protection. That's one of the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 62,242
Posted By mike21b
I just finished posting over on the Official ZRX...

I just finished posting over on the Official ZRX thread that if I were in the market for a new bike, I would seriously consider the Z1000.

...which means that I like it.
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 112,606
Posted By mike21b
I doubt if they will. Not enough people buy them...

I doubt if they will. Not enough people buy them in the USA, that's while it was dropped here.

Although I am madly in love (lust?) with my ZRX, if I were in the market for a new bike, I would...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-17-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11,972
Views: 918,455
Posted By mike21b
I was thinking the same thing over the weekend....

I was thinking the same thing over the weekend. It's been a backwards winter in PA. The most snow has been in the east, aside from the Lake Effect snow areas. Philly has had a lot more snow than...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,428
Posted By mike21b
The sensor is the black thing in the center of...

The sensor is the black thing in the center of the hub in the picture, it has a wire up to the speedo. There are 2 tabs on it that are easy to break when putting the front wheel on.

If I hadn't...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,428
Posted By mike21b
Welcome! And, the bike looks good. You'll find...

Welcome! And, the bike looks good. You'll find that the Sherpa is at least as reliable (and more civilized) than the XR250 (another good bike).

Is that a KLR-250 front Fender? Pantheman, you...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 112,606
Posted By mike21b
:thumb:thumb:thumb:thumb:thumb

:thumb:thumb:thumb:thumb:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 58,365
Posted By mike21b
Also +1 on the Sherpa

First time I've seen that thought other than in my own mind. I have experience with both bikes. Both are good, but the XT is gone and the Sherpa remains.



I say you can still cruise all day...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-04-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 193,856
Posted By mike21b
One of these days (maybe this one!) my schedule...

One of these days (maybe this one!) my schedule will permit me to finally attend a Western group ride.

My problem is, over the past 10 years, I have spent LESS time in California each year,...
Forum: Face plant 12-04-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,558
Posted By mike21b
Tom, my deepest sympathies to you and your...

Tom, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I, too, cannot imagine what you must be going through.

I have adult kids who ride, and worry about them always, even though they are proficient....
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 1,424,366
Posted By mike21b
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=640772 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=640772)

There ya go. Bet Kawasaki won't build it.

Mama Kaw could easily do some mods to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-03-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 107,704
Posted By mike21b
Nice! My son's Ninja 650 and my KLR are...

Nice!

My son's Ninja 650 and my KLR are frequently sitting side by side in my garage, and the thought has gone through my head, too..... "what if...?"
I'm sure a lot of other people have...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,428
Posted By mike21b
Yep, I can see you there. A lot of people use a...

Yep, I can see you there. A lot of people use a completely different name on different groups / lists and it gets difficult to figure out who is who.

Your Yahoo ID is close enough to your...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,428
Posted By mike21b
Welcome! This, and the Yahoo group, are the...

Welcome!

This, and the Yahoo group, are the places to hang out. Typically, you'll get more info on the Yahoo Super Sherpa list, and Dr J will be along shortly - he's never gone long, other than...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,428
Posted By mike21b
Nice pictures! Beautiful country. Nice Super...

Nice pictures! Beautiful country. Nice Super Sherpas, too. We didn't get those model years.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-16-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11,972
Views: 918,455
Posted By mike21b
Your clue makes it pretty easy. Had you left that...

Your clue makes it pretty easy. Had you left that out, the first picture offers enough clues to search on!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-11-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11,972
Views: 918,455
Posted By mike21b
Ah, great Tag! A faraway one that I don't even...

Ah, great Tag! A faraway one that I don't even have to look up! ~160 miles away and I only need to take 2 roads to get there (aside from the short drive out of my neighborhood).
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-11-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11,972
Views: 918,455
Posted By mike21b
Ace, the bike on the far right in my picture in...

Ace, the bike on the far right in my picture in the previous post is a 250 Super Sherpa, and it does 200 mile days with no complaints (sometimes the rider complains, but that's different).

Your...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-11-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11,972
Views: 918,455
Posted By mike21b
I was thinking of posting a "my bikes" picture...

I was thinking of posting a "my bikes" picture yesterday but didn't want to clutter up the thread. But, I will today.

At the time madmaximum posted his tag, I was out riding with my son. We...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-10-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11,972
Views: 918,455
Posted By mike21b
Somewhere farther east, but not close enough for...

Somewhere farther east, but not close enough for it to get stuck in Philly.

Not so far north that the NEPA guys hog it for a month or two.......
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