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Old 03-21-2007, 10:03 AM   #1
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Super Sherpa

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'02 sherpa mods
IMS 4 gallon XR650L tank
protaper pastrana bars
maeir handguards w/ homemade spoilers
bikemaster fold down mirrors
acerbis front fender (stock was low mount)
wolfman fender bag
mini stalk front turn signals
magellan gps handlebar mount
12v outlet
110v battery maintainer plug in
wolfman enduro tank bag
kawasaki luggage rack
custom side luggage racks (made from salvaged dust mop frames, fabb'ed by dr. michael
ortlieb dry saddlebags
flushmount rear turn signals
maxxis dual sport tires
carb rejetted: #130 main jet / #20 pilot jet (quicker warm up, runs cooler, tad more power)
brake/shifter savers (1/8" cable)
lexan headlight guard
still want to do...
progressive fork springs/heavier fork oil
wider footpegs
sidestand switch bypass
paint fuel tank
enlarge sidestand pad
by far i think the best mod has been the fuel tank. extends my range from 150 miles on the stock 2.4 gallon tank to 250 miles on the new 4 gallon tank. have averaged about 62.5 mpg, but i wring the thing out!
bike had 500 miles on it when i got it one year ago. odometer reads 6900 miles now.
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here's the side luggage racks we made out of discarderd dust mop frames...
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here's my original luggage setup (awful!)...
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a little better...
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michael working on the new tank brackets...
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:45 AM   #2
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Welcome, Hayden . Thanks for all the pics and ideas, and for sharing what didn't work, as well. I hope to see some of your Sherpa adventures written up in the ride reports section...
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:00 AM   #3
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I was going to ask how much trouble it was to get that tank on there . . . . but your photos showed that. Great outcome, but it sure looks like a pain in the neck to get there. Great bike.
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:06 PM   #4
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Nice.
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:13 PM   #5
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From a fellow Sherpa owner, thanks for the mod tips!
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:14 PM   #6
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Nice Sherpa, but I am longing for that Trail 70. Is it a 72?? I had one just like it when I was a kid (bought it for $150 from my paper route), same color and all. Sold it to a friend in college for $50 and a case of crappy beer.

He still has it and won't sell it back either. Still looking for another
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:44 PM   #7
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Nice tank mod
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:28 PM   #8
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Freakin' beautiful!

The tank is my fav mod, quickly followed by the side racks... dust mop frames?? And here I was like, 'those aren't happy trails OR kawasaki racks'... wtf??
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:20 PM   #9
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:02 PM   #10
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Do not post here enough. But I just this week bought a 2000 super sherpa
with 1800 mi on it I just had to ckean it up.It runs great no wear no dents
nothing. my thoughs were to ride it. will it is great not to fast.hill and trails.The onething i did was to add a 13t counter so now i should have
more grunt
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:13 PM   #11
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Good job!
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Old 03-22-2007, 12:09 PM   #12
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Great job!

I spent the winter doing some of the very same mods.http://f9g.yahoofs.com/groups/g_hr_1...IzwAGBqRBGVP32


http://f9g.yahoofs.com/groups/g_hr_1...IzwAGBurNjAvnK

http://f9g.yahoofs.com/groups/g_hr_1...IzwAGBYAk1BpKz

Recycling those dust mops was a great idea!

Wish I could figure out how to post a frigin pic.
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Old 03-22-2007, 01:00 PM   #13
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Wish I could figure out how to post a frigin pic.
Not your fault. I just posted all of them. Looked fine in my "Reply to Thread" box, but shut them back down to just links when I hit "Submit Reply". Not sure what the problem is, but I had the same one you did.
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Old 03-22-2007, 06:33 PM   #14
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hey

yeah, the ct70 is a '72. took the headlight off to replace it, went down to the bike shop and they wanted 35 bucks for it!!! not likely that i'll fork out that much cash any time soon. yes, love the ct70, had it since i was a kid. finally convinced my dad to hand it over, seeing as it hadn't been started in like ten years. put some gas in it and it fired right up! now it's my property vehicle... going strong and wheelies great!
oh - one thing i should mention about the xr tank mod. the sherpa petcock WILL NOT WORK with the ims honda xrl tank. you NEED an XRL petcock... only stumbling block i ran into. ended up buying a new one - $65...
tank cost me $85 on ebay...
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