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Old 03-11-2013, 09:22 AM   #2521
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All Done

FINISHED!! The final farkle. In keeping my Sherpa as minimalist as I can but still making it "mine", I located a small KLX tool pouch to mount on the rear fender for a few tools, a tube, a sandwich or a brick of .22LR.




The bike is now as complete as I'm going to make it, from here out it's just ride, ride, ride.
Total farkles consist of an Acerbis front fender, since the stocker can and will bog the front wheel with mud and rocks, D-Flex hand guards because replacement levers are so darned expensive, a Dr. Jekyll carb jet kit, worth its weight in gold, and the new tail bag.




Really gang, on a little 250 dual sport, what else do you need ???
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:02 PM   #2522
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We'll I got a chance to work on the Sherpa today was able to remove carb. again adjust float and recheck air/fuel screw adjustment and reset. No more red hot pipe , Installed handle bar/lever protectors, accesory 12 volt outlet, headlight guard, Husky folding mirrors, and Happy Trails racks, top plate and Imnaha side boxes and 14 Litre top box. Only thing left to do is extend wires for rear turn signels, modify and install Klr650 skid plate, put the new Heidenau K60 Scout tires and it is finished.

What size K60's did you buy for the bike? I loved them on my KLR, and was thinking about putting them on my wife's Sherpa sometime down the road.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:34 PM   #2523
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Hey Last1Out - That is a nice bike you made. I love my sherpa.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:42 PM   #2524
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What size K60's did you buy for the bike? I loved them on my KLR, and was thinking about putting them on my wife's Sherpa sometime down the road.

Im curious about the 60s also , Im still on the factory TWs . I run 65% road , 30 dirt roads and 5% off road so far so I think they would fit my riding .
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:51 PM   #2525
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Last1Out......what brand rear lift are you using???

Would you recommend??

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Old 03-13-2013, 12:01 PM   #2526
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Last1Out......what brand rear lift are you using???

Would you recommend??

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It's a Harbor Freight swingarm stand -

http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcy...and-65620.html

I use it for the Sherpa and my KLR, it's a little clumsy but it's worked well for me.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:03 PM   #2527
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weird starter/electrical issue

hey all,

so a few weeks ago i ride the bike to lunch, eat lunch and when i come out to ride it home i get absolutely nothing with the starter button.

i bump start it and it rides home fine, except the headlight is dead too.

yesterday i take a quick look at it, battery is holding like 11.9v and the gauge pod comes on when the key is turned, but i get nothing at all from the starter.

so before i run down the starter and switch, i just thought i'd ask if anyone has any ideas for other problem parts that could cause the starter to not start AND the lights to not work once i get the bike going. the later is what makes me think it's something other than the starter. like some kind of busted regulator or something.

thoughts?
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:57 PM   #2528
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hey all,

so a few weeks ago i ride the bike to lunch, eat lunch and when i come out to ride it home i get absolutely nothing with the starter button.

i bump start it and it rides home fine, except the headlight is dead too.

yesterday i take a quick look at it, battery is holding like 11.9v and the gauge pod comes on when the key is turned, but i get nothing at all from the starter.

so before i run down the starter and switch, i just thought i'd ask if anyone has any ideas for other problem parts that could cause the starter to not start AND the lights to not work once i get the bike going. the later is what makes me think it's something other than the starter. like some kind of busted regulator or something.

thoughts?
nevermind, i'm an idiot. problem was blown fuse
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:57 PM   #2529
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Glad you found it and it was simple.
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:06 AM   #2530
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nevermind, i'm an idiot. problem was blown fuse
The next step is to figure out WHY the fuse blew.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:21 AM   #2531
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'09 Sherpa for sale

If you know anybody looking for an as-new Sherpa, please pass along our ad:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=870470

Thanks

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Old 03-14-2013, 06:46 AM   #2532
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If you know anybody looking for an as-new Sherpa, please pass along our ad:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=870470

Thanks

Sarah
Sarah that is a beauty. I'm sure someone will snap that up.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:55 AM   #2533
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Thank you. It is much too nice to sit in our junky garage. I hope it's just the ticket for someone who needs it. Thanks again.

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Old 03-14-2013, 07:21 AM   #2534
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The next step is to figure out WHY the fuse blew.
I went through something similar, ended up being that the wiring harness going over the top of the motor under the gas tank, had melted. The dangers of buying a used bike.

New harness wasn't that expensive (<$100 I think?), and it took about 90 minutes to unstring the old harness and put in the new. I took a few shortcuts with the old harness by cutting it, and kept the good bits as spares.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:25 PM   #2535
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I went through something similar, ended up being that the wiring harness going over the top of the motor under the gas tank, had melted. The dangers of buying a used bike.

New harness wasn't that expensive (<$100 I think?), and it took about 90 minutes to unstring the old harness and put in the new. I took a few shortcuts with the old harness by cutting it, and kept the good bits as spares.
yeah i'm going to service and prep the bike for selling this weekend and will look for anything obvious.

if anyone's looking for a unique sherpa in norcal hit me up in a PM....


bike has 8600 miles, looking to get like $2k ish for it.
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