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Old 03-19-2013, 04:39 AM   #2566
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along the sea of cortez

Yep a good all around bike for 250cc
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:59 AM   #2567
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TKC 80's

Make it a good bike for dirt and sand, The stripe you see on the front fender is layered gorilla tape, makes it easier to carry instead of packing a roll
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:14 AM   #2568
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Tired of camping?

No problemo, just roll into the nearest Motel 6
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:23 AM   #2569
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Cool2 Sherpa's

Are also known to play well with others.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:44 AM   #2570
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Can also be invited into the nicest places too
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:54 AM   #2571
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:20 AM   #2572
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Nice dan , mine never gets invited to any where nice or to play with others . It just likes bridges in the middle of nowhere ,some of them out of service or out of use .





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Old 03-19-2013, 08:20 AM   #2573
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Always outlast the rider for thirst, Ah Pacifico!
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:51 AM   #2574
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:13 AM   #2575
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:59 PM   #2576
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While cleaning the tank on my "new" Sherpa, I found the petcock filter screens were torn. Out of curiosity, I pulled the petcock off our other Sherpa and found the same issue. Kawasaki doesn't sell them separately anymore...only as part of the entire petcock assembly.

Is anyone out there running their petcocks without the screens and just using an inline fuel filter between the petcock and carb? I went ahead installed the external filters, but I'd like to have something in the tank to help keep crap out of the petcock if anyone knows of an alternative to the factory part.

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Old 03-19-2013, 03:50 PM   #2577
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I've encountered a similar issue, and now run an inline Visu filter between petcock and carb on all bikes. We had no filters on a friends project Sherpa, installed a filter, and have to empty the line of the rusty tank remnants every so often.

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Old 03-19-2013, 04:11 PM   #2578
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I've encountered a similar issue, and now run an inline Visu filter between petcock and carb on all bikes. We had no filters on a friends project Sherpa, installed a filter, and have to empty the line of the rusty tank remnants every so often.
Glad to hear it. I put the Visu filters on both our Sherpas this afternoon, so hopefully that will keep the carb clean. If the petcocks ever get gummed up, I'll do the cheap Yamaha part swap since I have one in my "box o'parts" anyway.

I imagine I'll have similar looking results for a while after getting this tank "cleaned" out. After a dozen flushes with various acids, solvents and water, I'm still getting some rust/crud out of it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:01 AM   #2579
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If you're still having debris an option is to pull the tank, fill it with screws, and shake it around for as long as you can stand it. That will help dislodge the surface bits. I use 1 1/4" exterior screws myself. Then follow it up with chemical cleans/coatings.

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:20 AM   #2580
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If you're still having debris an option is to pull the tank, fill it with screws, and shake it around for as long as you can stand it. That will help dislodge the surface bits. I use 1 1/4" exterior screws myself. Then follow it up with chemical cleans/coatings.

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Yep, I used 1lb of sheet rock screws and mounted the tank in a paint shaker for about 10 minutes several times during the cleaning. That's been my primary method of tank cleaning for about 25 years now! Lord only knows how many rusty tanks I've saved with those screws.

I usually finish up with a few pounds of lead shot then move to the phosphoric acid for the last step before I refill it with gasoline and Seafoam.
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