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Old 01-20-2009, 03:06 PM   #211
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Just put up some details on Rosie's IMS tank install, I started a separate thread so I could find it again easily...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=425502

Quite an easy mod really, thanks to GS Mac for the idea!

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Old 01-21-2009, 09:52 AM   #212
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Wife wants a Sherpa

I thought this might be a good place to post a wish from the wife. She/thus WE are in the market for a good, used Super Sherpa. Anyone know of one available? Shoot me a note at bill_dragoo@hotmail.com if you do.

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Old 01-21-2009, 10:21 AM   #213
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any of you guy's or gal's have a 2009 super sherpa?
I was on the waitlist for one and was told that they would not arrive in the showrooms until April 2009. I went out and bought a Suzuki DR650 instead.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:24 PM   #214
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I thought this might be a good place to post a wish from the wife. She/thus WE are in the market for a good, used Super Sherpa. Anyone know of one available? Shoot me a note at bill_dragoo@hotmail.com if you do.

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There's a guy on the Yahoogroups Sherpa list about a couple weeks ago that says he's got an '03 in N. Florida he wants to sell, figures on asking $2500. You'd probably have to join that group to contact him.

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/...3_SUPERSHERPA/
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:39 PM   #215
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Thanks for the tip on the Florida Sherpa. I'll check it out. Otherwise...still looking for one close to Oklahoma. Wife also has an XT 225 she might trade. She liked a Sherpa belonging to a friend that she recently rode.

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Old 01-23-2009, 01:22 PM   #216
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This is my first post...I hope it works!
First thing First, What a wonderfull website. Love the stories and pictures.
Good Job to all.
Last April I bought my 2007 Super Sherpa new from the Kawi. dealer. What a fun bike. Right now up here in Nova Scotia we are buried in snow, but I am dreaming of summer. Last summer I put about 5000km on the bike, every bit of it was a blast. The best part was laughing at everyone as I went past the gas station.
I live on Cape Breton Island and the longest trip I did was I tied the tent, sleeping bag and of courst beer on the back and spent two days going around Cabot Trail (about 600km round trip from my house). The Cabot Trail is a bikers dream, lots of twisties, ups and downs and lots to look at. (google it) I did the trip in the first week in October and pretty much had the road and campground to my self. If anyone is up this way it is worthwhile doing.
The bike worked perfect, I am 165lbs, 5'8" I am not sure how much the camping gear weighed but the bike pulled me up some pretty steep hills with no problems.
Can't wait till next summer.

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Old 01-23-2009, 02:11 PM   #217
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Hey One Tooth ....

You need to post a ride report of your Sherpa adventure - with pictures

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This is my first post...I hope it works!
First thing First, What a wonderfull website. Love the stories and pictures.
Good Job to all.
Last April I bought my 2007 Super Sherpa new from the Kawi. dealer. What a fun bike. Right now up here in Nova Scotia we are buried in snow, but I am dreaming of summer. Last summer I put about 5000km on the bike, every bit of it was a blast. The best part was laughing at everyone as I went past the gas station.
I live on Cape Breton Island and the longest trip I did was I tied the tent, sleeping bag and of courst beer on the back and spent two days going around Cabot Trail (about 600km round trip from my house). The Cabot Trail is a bikers dream, lots of twisties, ups and downs and lots to look at. (google it) I did the trip in the first week in October and pretty much had the road and campground to my self. If anyone is up this way it is worthwhile doing.
The bike worked perfect, I am 165lbs, 5'8" I am not sure how much the camping gear weighed but the bike pulled me up some pretty steep hills with no problems.
Can't wait till next summer.

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Old 01-25-2009, 07:28 AM   #218
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Well a ride report..OK...I am not very good at story telling or spelling but here it goes....
The cabot trail is in the high lands national park in Nova Scotia. The park is open year round but the main tourist season is from July 1 to around the first week in September, but because of the leaves changing color a lot of tourists stick around. Makes for some pretty riding.
In October it starts getting a bit chilly at night and first thing in the morning but the days warm up nice. Snow does not start until November.

So in the morning I tied everything on to the back of the bike with the help of a few bungie cords. My wife took my picture. ( I will post it as soon as I figure out how) I waved goodbye and was on my way.
Now my Sherpa is all stock I have not done any mods yet. So as we all know the Sherpa does not have a very big gas tank.
I have gone around the cabot trail about 10 years ago with my wife in a car and I could not remember how many gas stations there were. So gas was a concern, with the extra weight and the steep grades to come.
But ya snooze ya loose...so I took the chance...I decided to just stop at all the gas stations I came across and top up.

I live just outside of Sydney Nova Scotia, so I hooked on to the Trans Canada highway 100km/h or 60m/h and the bike pulled me along as easy as can be...Other than the wind when big truck would go by the other way...you got to hang on.
I turned off the highway to take the englishtown ferry. It is a small cable ferry that cuts off a bit of time. If I do this trip again I will stick to the road. But at the time I could not remember how long the trip would take and I wanted to get to the campground with some time left in the day to drink my beer.

So riding along...a few twisties, some road construction (not too long a delay no big deal) and I got to a place called wreck cove and there was a gas station it is called the General Store ( has food, supplies and gas etc...) I topped my tank up and gave the very nice owner $1.95 and talked about the bike.
I don't know if you guys get the same thing or not but when ever I stop someone comes over to ask about the bike...What size is it?...what is the gas milage?....wish I had one....
Back in October the price for gas here was $1.40/ liter. Not sure what that is per gallon... but thank God I bought my Sherpa!!!

Back on the road ...a few more twisties...some more road construction. Than I got to Cape Smokey. Cape Smokey is a mountian that the road starts at 0 feet above sea level and goes almost straight up to 1000 feet above sea level. At the top there is a picnic area and a look off that looks 1000 feet straight down to the ocean.
I pulled over parked the bike and watched a ship go bye that looked like a dot, wow!
Than I realized the camera was sitting on my kitchen table.

More to come
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:17 PM   #219
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part two

Well here is the second part......to my sherpa adventure

After I went down the other side of Cape Smokey, a few more twisties then I got to a place called Ingonish. Which is the entrance of the Highlands National park where you pay your entry fee based on how long you plan on being in the park. Go on the parks canada web site to see the fee rates.
In Ingonish there is more gas stations, restaurants and of course gift shops and so on.
I didn't need anymore gas yet and my next stop will be Neils harbour or Cape north. I figured one of those places must have gas....So i kept buzzing along.

Now there is always some debate on which way to "do the cabot trail" clockwise or counter clockwise. I don't think it really matters, It just depends on what you want out of your trip. There are a lot of pull off look offs and you can see everything from either side of the road. There are campgrounds throughout.
I did it by the sun...I wanted to see the sun set at the end of the day, so I had to camp on the west side.So I went counter clockwise. If I wanted to see the sun rise from the camp site I would have to have gone clockwise. Hope you understand.

Back to the road... Never saw any bikes so far....
In no time at all I was past Neil's Harbour and got to Cape North and a gas station.... I squeeeeezed $1.30 in the Sherpa's tank.
Now at cape north the road splits off and one way goes to Meat Cove, which is the farthest point of land on Cape breton Island. I recommend you take this side trip...Of course I didn't....I should have gone, I was disappointed that I didn't.

The next part was the best, lots of ups and downs, hairpin turns. It was a blast... the Sherpa loved it.... I was very impressed with my bike.
One warning make sure you have good brakes. When I say ups and down I mean very steep ups and downs.
There are look offs everywhere I recommend to stop at each one, and bring binoculars. I bet some of the gullies that you see have never seen a human footprint.
What a beautiful day it was the sun beating down, no wind, very little traffic I had the place to myself. Which was great except I had hoped to see some other bikers...Other travelers like me... ya know to get that two wheeled connection that binds us all together...but no bikes, in a way it made me feel alone.

more to come
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:53 PM   #220
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Hey One Tooth .....

You are doing great with the Ride report ... !!

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Old 02-03-2009, 02:43 PM   #221
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:00 PM   #222
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part three

Here is part three.... we are almost done

The next stop was Pleasant bay, this is where I realized that I was almost to the campground that I wanted.

So far I felt that pull in my stomach to keep going...you know "I am going to run out of time"..."what if it is dark when I get to the camp site"...."what if there is no camp spots left"....can't dilly dally too long got to keep going.
I don't know why that happened, this was supposed to be an adventure.

Well this is when it stopped! I had quite a bit of time left in the day. I should have spent more time looking around....take those side trips.

This next leg of my trip was from Pleasant Bay to Cheticamp it started with some steep grades, hairpin turns and at the top "Straight stretches" Now if there is anybody out there that has an itchy right hand now is the time to try it out....

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee....

But with a big warning, this is moose country...bike vs moose / moose vs bike.........moose wins
Moose are hard to see, they are almost black and blend into the trees very well and like to hang out by the road... especially at dawn, night and dusk.
Remember that.

A few more twisties ... still no biker? where are they....then I was at the campground I wanted. Corney Brook, it is about 15km from Cheticamp. It is a small 20 site campground, It has flush toilets, No showers and you pay by self registration. Which means there is a metal box that you stick some money in. (no People).
I was the only one here I had the place to myself. I picked the best spot and set up my tent, unpacked my gear and cracked open a beer!!!

A few cars went by and as I was watching the waves roll in crashing on shore getting ready for my sun set, a couple of sport bikes flew by and when I say "flew by" I mean "f###'n flew by" I didn't have time to see them, I just heard them.
Was this going to be my extent of that biker connection that I was looking for?

Some nice people who were here before me left some fire wood behind...so I built a fire and watch my sun set.
So whoever left the fire wood thank you, it made my night.

I crawled into my sleeping bag and drifted off to sleep dreaming of riding my Sherpa.
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....

Only one more to go.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:04 PM   #223
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Thank a bunch GsVs.
I just saw my pictures....
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:27 PM   #224
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Thank a bunch GsVs.
I just saw my pictures....
No problem ..... glad to help !

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Old 02-04-2009, 03:34 PM   #225
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Laugh The end

Well at sun up, I was up and packed up everything, checked the bike all over ... All is good.... back on the road.

I exited the park and stopped into Cheticamp to fuel up...I think maybe $2.50
Cheticamp is quite the little town it has got everything... drug store, hardware, lots of gift shops.. etc...
I made my way along the shore to Margaree Harbour and turned left towards Baddeck. Next time I do this trip (and I have decided to do this again next summer) I will follow the shore all the way to Port Hood.

The road from Margaree to Baddeck is also a nice bikers road, lots of twisties and at this time of year the leaves are very pretty. Reds, orange, brown, yellow very nice.

About half way down that road there is a picnic park pull off called LakeO'law. It is a nice picture spot, if you remembered your camera.
So I pulled in and stretched my legs... starting to feel a little saddle sore and wondered where all the biker are.

Then back on the road heading to Baddeck. Some nice twisties happening... you know leaning right into them.... Then what did I see ... could it be real?

Coming towards me was two bikes. They looked KLR 650s maybe, Loaded down with gear.... Bikers!!!.... not only bikers but Travelers like me!!!

I gave a big wave and smile....
They gave a big wave and a smile....

And there it was, not much of one, But I got that biker connection I was looking for!!!!
I was happy the rest of the way home... My Sherpa must have been happy too because she wanted to zip around the gravel pit, down the road from my house a couple of time before she let me park her to rest.

the end

Conclusion: If anyone does this trip.
1. Bring a camera
2. Bring binoculars
3. Do not worry about gas... lots of stations
4. You can book sites at campgrounds so you do not have to rush.
5. Take those side trips
6. Stop at every look off
7. Forget about time... smell the roses...
... Remember this is an adventure you are on ...

The Super Sherpa worked awesome...Ya it is not the biggest bike on the lot. But It will do what you want.
So buy some bungie cords, tie your tent on, sleeping bag on, of course some beer and go have an adventure of your own.

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