|08-13-2007, 02:10 PM||#1|
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: St. Paul, MN
KL250 Super Sherpa Tank
Ok, I know this will sound nuts, but so do most of my ideas, adventures, and disasters. I have a 2000 KL250 that I want to take adventure touring. Maybe to Alaska from Minnesota. The problem is that the tank is too small for anything practical. I often get 100mpg out of the tank, but the tank (contrary to Kawi's ad) appears to only hold 1.7 gallons. I need more like 2.75-3.5 gallons for a practical trip. Are there any Super Sherpa owners out there who have experimented with a decent capacity after-market tank?
Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly Magazine
Little Canada, MN 55117-1320
|08-13-2007, 02:32 PM||#2|
King of all manfu
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: DAYTONA USA
Sounds like you need a top box type aux fule cell? Or some bottle opposite the muffler? Go custom - swap out the tank? Tell anyone who suggests a bigger bike that your givving them the finger!
I by the way stop to get gas every 100 - on both bikes!
Guns keep society safe.
|08-13-2007, 02:42 PM||#3|
Not for lack of trying...
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Richardson, TX
This guy actually did swap tanks:
I have this
for my Sherpa.
...Bad ideas have never stopped me but you know, fatigue might...
Why tiptoe thru life just to arrive safe and sound at death? Ehhh? -Trip
Wouda, coulda, shoulda will suck the life out of you.-Bubba Satori
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|08-13-2007, 03:32 PM||#4|
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: right here on my thermarest
Why not just carry an extra gas can, like this guy?
A Super Sherpa will make a fine ridng-to-Alaska bike.
|08-13-2007, 04:10 PM||#5|
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto, ON
Let's try this in Thumpers and when you have a Ride Report, come back here and tell us all about it
Look into "Fuel Packs", they are flat and hold about a gallon each.
|08-13-2007, 05:20 PM||#6|
Joined: Aug 2005
Sherpa gas tank
I have a 2000 Sherpa, and out of curiosity I tried putting a gas tank from a Yamaha RT180 on it. The mounting bolts at the rear of the tank lined right up. The bars/triple trees looked like they'd hit the tank, but a little work on the stops would probably cure this. I think this is a viable option. The RT180 tank holds 3.4 gallons, and is available from Clarke Mfg. for about $200, including their petcock.
I posted some pictures on the Yahoo Super Sherpa users group site, in the photo album "Baldrick's Mechanical Modifications. Here's the link to the user's group:
There's a lot of good information to be found on this user's group. It's worth joining.
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