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Old 01-29-2013, 02:51 PM   #2461
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Few dual sports come with comfy seats, but my wife's Sherpa seat is much more comfortable than the stock WRR seat, and better than the DR650 I had before it.

I'd hate to make bike buying decisions based on the OEM seat though. An aftermarket seat or an upholstery shop can cure most factory 2x4 seats. The Seat Concepts seat on my WRR cost ~$200 professionally installed.
It's more a width of the seat issue. I should have mentioned that. I've found that no matter who makes the aftermarket seat, none add any width to them. I like the wide KLR seat. I don't like the narrow WR seat.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:39 PM   #2462
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It's more a width of the seat issue. I should have mentioned that. I've found that no matter who makes the aftermarket seat, none add any width to them. I like the wide KLR seat. I don't like the narrow WR seat.
Actually, they do. This is DR650:



And an upholstery shop can add / carve foam to get even more width.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:10 PM   #2463
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Interesting. Do they add to the seat pan, or is it just foam. I think I need to talk to seat concepts. Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:17 PM   #2464
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They just provide the foam and the seat cover. You then replace the foam and cover on your own seat pan. I personally took mine to a upholsterer and had them do it. $30.00 locally. I really like mine. 2nd one I have had. 1st one was on a Suzuki DR-Z 400
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:58 AM   #2465
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So Newcastleadam and I tore into the sherpa last night to start on the clutch pack because it was slipping so bad. Found it was just roasted






Thanks to tomatoe333 for recommending new clutch springs cause these were about 1mm under spec, clutch discs were reading 1.9mm where the spec limit is 2.62mm. New EBC discs and springs will be replacing it along with new jets for the carb to help out. Also, we did correct the chain guide to fit in its proper place holder.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:57 AM   #2466
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Don't forget to clean the oil pickup screen, bottom center in the picture. Looks pretty clean in there otherwise!
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:51 AM   #2467
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Don't forget to clean the oil pickup screen, bottom center in the picture. Looks pretty clean in there otherwise!
Yep, we shot it up with some brake parts cleaner, very nice copper color now without spots.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:24 PM   #2468
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New clutch bits installed and rejetted the carb. The header no longer glows, so that's good. Also go the KLR250 finished up, looking forward to the weekend!
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:56 PM   #2469
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Western TAT On A Super Sherpa Video

Guys, I uploaded the slide show/video that me and a buddy put together after our summer adventure last year. Thought I would share it here.

Here's the link. http://youtu.be/cul6v9N4uDo

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Old 01-30-2013, 11:59 PM   #2470
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SkiFly, did you go with the standard 130/20 jetting setup, or something different? I ask because I still feel that there is a bit missing in throttle response/initial "snap" on my Sherpa. Wondering if you did anything different?

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Old 01-31-2013, 06:07 AM   #2471
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No Rx4Pain, we found that it had the #20 in it already but installed the #130 and found when we ran our replacement tank with no filter it put a bunch of crap in the bowl of the carb, so a second cleaning took place.
Anyways here is what the old vs new clutch springs ended up looking like.


The best though was finding this collection of muck when I went to replace the seals behind the sprocket.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:15 AM   #2472
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The best though was finding this collection of muck when I went to replace the seals behind the sprocket.
The case guard and sprocket cover from a KLX250 are a bolt-on replacement for the big Sherpa cover. If you're going to do any real muddy riding, I'd recommend changing over. I don't have the Kawasaki P/N's in front of me, but they're easy to find on an online fiche.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:48 AM   #2473
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Sherpa needle mods

Our Sherpa has less than 100 miles on it, so maybe it's too soon to know, but it sure feels dead thru the low to mid range revs. I've read vague references to shimming the needle but no specific details. Can you all point me to more reading on that? Last night we swapped the jets and noticed an easier start and warm-up right off. No chance to ride it yet, though. Thanks

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:43 AM   #2474
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Our Sherpa has less than 100 miles on it, so maybe it's too soon to know, but it sure feels dead thru the low to mid range revs. I've read vague references to shimming the needle but no specific details. Can you all point me to more reading on that? Last night we swapped the jets and noticed an easier start and warm-up right off. No chance to ride it yet, though.
Did you drill out the cover over the mixture screw and set it to 2-3/4 turns out?
If not, do that before you mess w/ the needle. I would shim the needle on mine w/ an appropriately sized washer when the weather was cold (<40 degrees), but I never thought the bike needed it when it was warmer.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:00 PM   #2475
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Did you drill out the cover over the mixture screw and set it to 2-3/4 turns out?
If not, do that before you mess w/ the needle. I would shim the needle on mine w/ an appropriately sized washer when the weather was cold (<40 degrees), but I never thought the bike needed it when it was warmer.
Yes, we did.

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