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Old 11-07-2012, 02:27 PM   #2356
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I fold mine up nice and flat, insert it into a ziplock bag and place it into the lining of my helmet. This way I am never stupid enough to go out without my helmet, registration, or insurance.

Many Thunders.
I think I'll try to make this one work. I'm one of those people that hates extra bulk in the wallet(maybe that's why I'm broke all the time?), so if I can avoid keeping 2 extra sheets of paper in there then I'm happy.

Thanks for the tip.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:43 AM   #2357
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This may not be a question specific to Super Sherpa but more of a motorcycle newbie question but where do you guys keep your registration/insurance info? I figured there'd be a compartment underneath the seat or something, but I guess not.
For my SS, I roll the registration & insurance papers into a tight cylinder, and stick them in the tool kit bag. I don't always use the same helmet or clothes, and have a mess of other vehicle registrations, so I find it most efficient to store the paperwork with the vehicle itself. My V Rod VRSCR has a hinged seat to access the gas tank cap, I store them in a zip lock bag taped to the seat bottom. My trailer registrations can get a bit messy, it's not my fault they haven't switched to plastic yet like the drivers licenses. It's incredible that boat registrations are still on paper here, like the little boats would ever stay dry inside.

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Old 11-12-2012, 11:52 AM   #2358
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help with sherpa horn diagnosis

my friend has a 2000 kawi super sherpa and the horn just stopped working the other day. so, the problem is either an electrical connection (i hope not) or the horn just needs replacing. i wanna test the horn first. i don't wanna blow anything up. a little help? if i were to disconnect the horn, and then run connections directly from the battery to the horn to see if the horn actually works, would i damage the horn? is there some sort of voltage regulator between the battery and the horn?
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:31 PM   #2359
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my friend has a 2000 kawi super sherpa and the horn just stopped working the other day. so, the problem is either an electrical connection (i hope not) or the horn just needs replacing. i wanna test the horn first. i don't wanna blow anything up. a little help? if i were to disconnect the horn, and then run connections directly from the battery to the horn to see if the horn actually works, would i damage the horn? is there some sort of voltage regulator between the battery and the horn?
The horn is a 12V device.

Most horns are "earth switched". This means that instead of the -ve terminal of the horn being connected to earth (the frame of the bike) and hence to the negative battery terminal and switching the +ve supply (positive switched), the +ve terminal of the horn is connected directly to battery +ve terminal (via the ignition switch on a bike) and the -ve terminal of the horn then goes to the switch which then goes to earth.

Historically, the reason for this is so that a car horn switch can be on the steering wheel, with a single wire to it.

Rather than testing the horn, start by testing whether there is 12V across the two wires at the horn when the ignition is on and the horn button is pushed. You can do this with a multimeter (called an AVO in some parts of the world) or by connecting a 12V globe or test light across the two wires at the horn (remove them from the horn first!).

If you've got 12V at the horn wires, (then refitting them just to make sure it wasn't simply a corroded connection), get a replacement horn.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:31 PM   #2360
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my friend has a 2000 kawi super sherpa and the horn just stopped working the other day. so, the problem is either an electrical connection (i hope not) or the horn just needs replacing. i wanna test the horn first. i don't wanna blow anything up. a little help? if i were to disconnect the horn, and then run connections directly from the battery to the horn to see if the horn actually works, would i damage the horn? is there some sort of voltage regulator between the battery and the horn?
Don't think so, straight to the battery should be fine.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:58 PM   #2361
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Western TAT Ride Report Completed

Just thought I would let you folks here in the Super Sherpa thread know....that my Western TAT (On A Super Sherpa) Ride Report is done. Have a look if you like. Might even be helpful to someone!

Here is the link http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=820992

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Old 11-17-2012, 05:46 PM   #2362
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Just thought I would let you folks here in the Super Sherpa thread know....that my Western TAT (On A Super Sherpa) Ride Report is done. Have a look if you like. Might even be helpful to someone!

Here is the link http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=820992

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Old 11-18-2012, 11:43 AM   #2363
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #2364
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Can someone throw up photos of how the stock air filter is put together?

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Old 11-23-2012, 12:50 PM   #2365
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Bridgestone TW302 Rear tire

I posted over on the flee market that I am selling Bridgestone Trailwing TW302 rear tires in size 4.10-18 for $67.50 or shipped to your door for $75 each. If anybody is interested in one or more than one, let me know. These should fit the rear of the Super Sherpa. They are brand new and never mounted. Still have tags on them.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:10 PM   #2366
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Hello everyone! My wife claims I tricked her on a 150 mile ride we did as to how long it was going to be. Probably did! Result is that she will not go anywhere until she has a better seat. Can't really blame her.

Is Seat Concepts the only option, or are there others that I should look at? For those who have gone the Seat Concepts route, how did it work out for you?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:00 PM   #2367
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Get some padded bicycle shorts, form-fitting support plus padding.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:52 PM   #2368
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Can someone throw up photos of how the stock air filter is put together?

Thanks,
there is a plastic frame that slides inside this foam filter (wrench shows the open side)

then it just slides back in. (only fits one way)

I've got two foam filters, I put a fresh one in, then wash, dry and re-oil the one I pulled.


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Old 11-25-2012, 08:30 PM   #2369
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Thanks for the photo, ended up making one out of a foam blank. Getting closer to completion, just gotta stop breaking stuff on de-assembly :-)
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:35 AM   #2370
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Thanks for the photo, ended up making one out of a foam blank. Getting closer to completion, just gotta stop breaking stuff on de-assembly :-)
The stock filter is coarse foam on one side, and fine foam on the other. Might actually make a difference to the filtering ability if your foam isn't like that.
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