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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:10 AM
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Posted By jnclem
Thanks. I'm going to go try it.:D Very nice....

Thanks. I'm going to go try it.:D

Very nice. It works! The lock on the old GS has always been broken, so that's a nice feature.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
Ok, here' same simple one: the ignition switch on...

Ok, here' same simple one: the ignition switch on my wife's bike is pretty scratched up, and I can't find anything about this in the manual. It looks like maybe there is a far left position for the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
Thanks for the replies. This seems to be what...

Thanks for the replies. This seems to be what most people think. We will try just lowering the rear first.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
My next question for the panel is for those...

My next question for the panel is for those members that have lowered the rear end of their Sherpa's. We need to do this for my wife, and I'm wondering whether to lower the front end too. From what I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
Never mind, I got it.

Never mind, I got it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 07:59 PM
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Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
Can anyone explain the procedure for removing the...

Can anyone explain the procedure for removing the rear shock? I have the service manual, but am still a bit confused. I put the bike up on a stand, removed the nut from the lower link, but then the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
Did not replace the cowling. The deflector...

Did not replace the cowling. The deflector attaches with two adjustable posts that connect to the bars, and the base rides in front of the cowling. I'll try to get some pics up. We have people in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,430
Posted By jnclem
[QUOTE=alpin;24911012]This type of thing seems to...

[QUOTE=alpin;24911012]This type of thing seems to be getting more and more common (people getting in over their heads, not being prepared for the environment they are going into, /QUOTE]

It seems...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-22-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,458
Posted By jnclem
Could be, but not much, and it'll melt fast. This...

Could be, but not much, and it'll melt fast. This is just typical monsoon weather. Happens every August.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-22-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,430
Posted By jnclem
Yeah, didn't mean any disrespect. I just get...

Yeah, didn't mean any disrespect. I just get concerned at a lot of what I see around here every year - not just in the moto world, which I am pretty new at. Many times I have been hiking fast down...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
Just installed Moose Racing hand guards, and the...

Just installed Moose Racing hand guards, and the national cycles deflector windshield. Wife says the bike looks all grown up now.:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-22-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,430
Posted By jnclem
Still curious about if it was the "990 girls."...

Still curious about if it was the "990 girls." That post had the sound of possible disaster to it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
Yup, new chain and sprockets, brake pads, spark...

Yup, new chain and sprockets, brake pads, spark plug, oil and filters - she's running like a champ. My wife has been doing parking lot duty on it - her very first rides. She's liking it a lot. I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-21-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,216
Posted By jnclem
Because those roads are far too dangerous:huh...

Because those roads are far too dangerous:huh This is almost on topic. Reading this thread reminded me of when I took the MSF course in Denver a few years ago. They handed us a map of Colorado with...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 06:17 AM
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Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
I found the answer to the torque question....

I found the answer to the torque question. Another place in the Kawasaki factory service manual states the torque for that same nut at 43 ft/lbs, not in/lbs. so it is a misprint in the section on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 05:09 AM
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Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
Both of my sprockets were badly hooked. I may...

Both of my sprockets were badly hooked. I may have been able to reuse the rear, but the front was pretty extreme. I'm finding that everything, other than oil and filters, tires, and battery, seems to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:55 PM
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Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
Replaced Front Sprocket

I replaced both sprockets tonight, along with a new chain. One thing I noticed, the front sprocket that was on there, the original I think, had a rubber spacer of some sort attached to each side of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 04:58 AM
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Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
Ok, another question, anyone find a source for a...

Ok, another question, anyone find a source for a stiffer rear shock spring?
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 01:26 PM
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Posted By jnclem
Hmmm, well, thanks - that helps. It was cheap. If...

Hmmm, well, thanks - that helps. It was cheap. If it wasn't that this is my wife's learner bike, I wouldn't care if I had a tach or not. The bike tells you what it wants, but I think a tach would be...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
I thought I would ask this here, as there doesn't...

I thought I would ask this here, as there doesn't seem to ever be much activity on the Yahoo group anymore. I installed one of the Hardline Tachs that has one lead that wraps around the plug wire....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-13-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By jnclem
No one in Billings?

No one in Billings?
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 06:25 AM
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Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
Thanks, great information, I'll check into that. ...

Thanks, great information, I'll check into that.

I ended up ordering both front and rear sprockets from Sprocket Specialists. So, hopefully that will work for now, and while we wear this set up...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
Great. I got that info at the local Kawasaki...

Great. I got that info at the local Kawasaki shop. It didn't make sense to me. From bicycle background, when he asked if I was looking for steel or aluminum, I said, I assume aluminum would be...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,229
Posted By jnclem
I've been here 18 years, and love it. It is cold...

I've been here 18 years, and love it. It is cold in the winter, and you being from Texas will need an adjustment period. However, in the winter the skies are mostly blue, the wind doesn't blow much,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
I've only ridden it about 20 miles so far, just...

I've only ridden it about 20 miles so far, just testing after working on it, But I'm impressed. I was concerned about a 250 since we live at 8000' and ride up to 13,000.

The PO had changed the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
Thanks. I found a chain, its sprockets i'm...

Thanks. I found a chain, its sprockets i'm struggling with. I've been told that steel sprockets are no good, but that seems to be all I find when searching specifically for the Sherpa parts.

I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
Well, we bought it, and it seems to be a great...

Well, we bought it, and it seems to be a great little bike, just needs some TLC. Where do you Sherpa lovers go for things like chains and sprockets and brake pads? I want to replace the very...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
Looks nice!

Looks nice!
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
I'm new to these little beasts, what kind of rack...

I'm new to these little beasts, what kind of rack is that? The one we are looking at getting for my wife has no rack, and we will want to attach panniers.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,288
Posted By jnclem
We've been looking for a first bike for my wife...

We've been looking for a first bike for my wife for a while. A 2001 SS just came up for $1500. We are going to look at it Sunday. The owner seems to have taken good care of it, so it mostly depends...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,718
Posted By jnclem
My mistake. I just assumed this thread was in...

My mistake. I just assumed this thread was in regard to my '89 R100 GS. Carry on.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,973
Posted By jnclem
Oh my gosh, I just got back on here. 4 pages on...

Oh my gosh, I just got back on here. 4 pages on pronunciation? I could see that in the middle of the winter, but in August? What the heck?

So, how about a discussion of the pronunciation of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,104
Posted By jnclem
Monday, burger night at Old Tymers. Other nights,...

Monday, burger night at Old Tymers. Other nights, the nachos grande. I am blessed to have a wife that feels, as I do, that this is as up scale as we need.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,973
Posted By jnclem
Proper Pronunciation Is Essential

How do you pronounce this word, Klim.

I say "climb" - a long I.

My brother's pronunciation would rhyme with limb, or rim - short "I".

Who's right?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-06-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By jnclem
I did my part for international relations and...

I did my part for international relations and accompanied Matt on his way north toward Cottonwood Pass today. He narrowly escaped a marriage proposal from a local girl in Gunnison. Great guy, nice...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By jnclem
Oh, absolutely, we have some very technical...

Oh, absolutely, we have some very technical trails. I have ridden mountain bikes for 30+ years in SW Colorado. We have plenty of technical terrain, probably far less mud and roots than you though. I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By jnclem
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=998445
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By jnclem
Huh, hadn't heard that. Just talked to someone...

Huh, hadn't heard that. Just talked to someone that knows someone, that was up there last weekend, and there was still a snow-plug. I guess they dropped down into the scree and got around, but that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By jnclem
Others with far more experience than I will...

Others with far more experience than I will comment I'm sure. Pear is open as far as I know, but I wouldn't think it would be much fun on a big bike. Personally, I don't even like it on my mountain...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By jnclem
Been very nice here too. Great temps, enough...

Been very nice here too. Great temps, enough rain, but not like last year. Looks like the next several days are going to dry out significantly. It is feeling like early fall up here already.

I...
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