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Old 04-21-2013, 11:49 PM   #2626
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Tex Biker.

I have a photo of my bike somewhere in this long thread. I chose a KTM Fender for a high fender option on my Sherpa. I think it was the EXC 250 or 300 model. I would have to double check, but it looks great, fits perfect after you grind off the plastic locater "nubs".

heres is a thread that has my bike with the KTM fender on it: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=820992&page=2

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Old 04-22-2013, 12:46 AM   #2627
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Headlight Mod

Been looking into a round headlight mod for the Sherpa and came up with this:







Scavenged the scrapheap and found what I think is a 1983 XT250 headlight, which bolts right up. Had to swap out the sealed beam with a new 5.75" H4 compatible as not to mess with the wiring harness- plug and play. I dig it so far. Made a slick bikini fairing too but think naked is nice. Will probably rig something simple to keep moisture and debris away from the electronics. I'll post more pics when she's finished.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:02 PM   #2628
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Been looking into a round headlight mod for the Sherpa and came up with this:

Scavenged the scrapheap and found what I think is a 1983 XT250 headlight, which bolts right up. Had to swap out the sealed beam with a new 5.75" H4 compatible as not to mess with the wiring harness- plug and play. I dig it so far. Made a slick bikini fairing too but think naked is nice. Will probably rig something simple to keep moisture and debris away from the electronics. I'll post more pics when she's finished.
I like it! Keep going.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:52 AM   #2629
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Been looking into a round headlight mod for the Sherpa and came up with this:







Scavenged the scrapheap and found what I think is a 1983 XT250 headlight, which bolts right up. Had to swap out the sealed beam with a new 5.75" H4 compatible as not to mess with the wiring harness- plug and play. I dig it so far. Made a slick bikini fairing too but think naked is nice. Will probably rig something simple to keep moisture and debris away from the electronics. I'll post more pics when she's finished.
Do you plan to do anything for a fairing now?
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:08 AM   #2630
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Do you plan to do anything for a fairing now?
I was originally going to slap something simple over the electronics as not to take away from the naked look but after a few rides decided that getting beat up by the wind wasn't worth it. Tried the National Cycle shield I used prior to the headlight swap but it looked ridiculous so after a few prototype fairings I decided on this:







It's a piece of Lexan cut just big enough to buffer the headwind and sealed up with garage door rubber to protect the electronics. Not perfect but I want to avoid detracting from the headlight. Gonna grin and bear it on a 300mi. loop to Vermont next weekend so we'll see...
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:08 AM   #2631
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I like the round headlight, and also that green paint job!

Please post up photos, details on your highway pegs.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:48 PM   #2632
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Picked up a 2000 Super Sherpa with 3000 miles on it yesterday for my girlfriend. I've been looking at XT225s for the last month or two for her and had been really picky. I'm glad I waited! I really really like this bike. I think I like it more than the KLR650 I used to have (heresy I know). It helps that I think I got a really good deal. Only issues I think I notice offhand are the badly painted rear plastics (already cracking) and faded seat. I also think I want to end up with a little different front fender, its a little long and badly faded. All are pretty easy fixes.

I've only made it to page 22 so far of the thread. I'm slowly going to read the whole thing. But my first real question is...

Is lowering links the only way to get it lower? The PO made it sound like there was a way to adjust the suspension up and down some and that he had it on the highest settings. But he didn't do the best job of explaining it, if at all. Maybe he was trying to talk about preload and damper settings? It does seem to be sitting pretty high in the rear, and I know I can raise the forks a little. I'm hoping to get away without putting a lower/shaved seat on it. GF is 5'3 and she can only get one tiptoe down right now. Whats the most straight forward way to get it down 2 inches or so?



Other than that, there isn't anything from getting her riding. Also got to get a username for the site!
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:30 AM   #2633
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Looks very clean, nice bike, I am sure she will like it!
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:32 AM   #2634
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So last night I decided to switch out my sprockets and chain (first time I've done it on this bike). With some WD40 everything dissembled easy but when I went to secure the rear sprocket I noticed one of the studs was damaged and I couldlnt seem to get the the damn bolt on. I spent 2 hours trying everything I could to get the fcking thing on but nothing worked and my patience is limited. Any suggestions to get the bolt on over the damaged stud or how to replace one stud?
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:40 AM   #2635
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In general you can retrace the threads of a stud with the proper sized die to clean them up . To remove a stud there are several ways , jam 2 nuts together and use them to back it out , vice grips and some luck then there are tools designed to lock down on a stud to remove it proper .
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:28 AM   #2636
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Tex Biker.

I have a photo of my bike somewhere in this long thread. I chose a KTM Fender for a high fender option on my Sherpa. I think it was the EXC 250 or 300 model. I would have to double check, but it looks great, fits perfect after you grind off the plastic locater "nubs".

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Canadian Sherpas come with the high fender, so another option would be to source one from there.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:52 AM   #2637
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Finally got the seat situation taken care of for my wife. She is much happier!





I put about 45 miles on this bike last night testing out the lowering links for her and the one thing that still bugs me about this bike are the brakes. The feel on the front master cylinder is a bit soft and notchy, and not a lot of stopping. Trying to figure out if that is normal for this bike or not. With the brakes I have on my 690, I'm use to a bike that stops, so the Sherpa may be doing what it is supposed to do.

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Old 05-01-2013, 08:23 AM   #2638
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Is lowering links the only way to get it lower? The PO made it sound like there was a way to adjust the suspension up and down some and that he had it on the highest settings. But he didn't do the best job of explaining it, if at all. Maybe he was trying to talk about preload and damper settings? It does seem to be sitting pretty high in the rear, and I know I can raise the forks a little. I'm hoping to get away without putting a lower/shaved seat on it. GF is 5'3 and she can only get one tiptoe down right now. Whats the most straight forward way to get it down 2 inches or so?



Other than that, there isn't anything from getting her riding. Also got to get a username for the site!
Good looking bike - looks like you have a sweet deal hear. Lowering the bike is going to be hard due to its already low stature. If the bike is only going to be used on gravel and smooth trails, you could lower it with a smaller link, but if she is over 150lbs and you plan to ride rough bumpy routes, the suspension will bottom out. Shaving the seat will be the easiest and best way to not screw up the already limited suspension. There is plenty of foam in that seat you can trim. Just my $.02.

I love my sherpa, bought it for the wife but I ride it all the time. Even though I say the suspension is limited, I ride it like I stole it all the time on whooped out single track chasing my buddies on their KTM. They are all amazed at what it will do.

Here is mine.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:34 AM   #2639
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High front fender

The polisport free flow ufx universal front fender fits nicely on the sherpa. Chase the threads with your tap on the bottom of the lower triple clamp and reuse the low fender mounting hardware

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Old 05-02-2013, 12:39 PM   #2640
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Question 09 Super Sherpa repair manual question ?

Shopping around for a repair manual for my wifes 09, was
wondering about the differences between all of the years.
Do I really need one for our specific year or will any year work ?
Most concerned about valve adjustment procedures/specs.

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