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Old 04-12-2013, 09:23 PM   #2611
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Yeah I tend to forget most people dont like playing with metal for fun .



Another topic are there any tires that do better on Gravel/ dirt roads , I ride a good bit of state gravel maintained roads on my sherpa which I enjoy but some times can get the old blood flowing . Ive heard several comments made about the trail wings on gravel were not Ideal. I was planing on running the kenda 270s next but figured Id get yalls input before I purchased . Right now Im running 60% asphalt 35% gravel and 5% true offroad .
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:46 AM   #2612
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Tires

I run Mefo Explorers. They are expensive but they last a long time. Excellent road grip - makes the Sherpa feel downright sporty, very fun to lean way over at speed and feel very confident about the grip. They haven't let me down offroad, either.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:14 AM   #2613
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i mainly ride on the gravel and dirt roads around here - the trailwings really aren't too bad, you do have to make sure you don't over inflate them - does make them twitchy. i only run about 22 front and 26 rear. still enough if i have to go on the tar. but yeah they aren't too good on wet roads, and hopeless in mud. not sure what i'll buy next either.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:34 AM   #2614
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Keep in mind tree are I think 4 different versions of trail wings. The ones e I think came stock are the 301/302 which are the ones everyone calls deathwings. The edo4 I think that came on my wife's Sherpa are pretty good tires actually.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:20 PM   #2615
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I'm on my second set of Shinko 705's and they have been pretty good for as cheap a tire as they are. Under $100 for the pair sized 90/90/21 front
and 120/80/18 rear. Nice compromise for all around use.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:14 PM   #2616
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Wifey likes the Michelin T-63s we put on her Sherpa last season.

I just mounted a T-63 on the rear of my WRR, but for some reason I don't like the look of the T-63 front, so I went with a MT-21 front on the WRR.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:34 AM   #2617
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I've run Shinko 705's and Kenda 270's on my Sherpa. I put the Shinkos on just before a 1,500 mile, all-asphalt trip and was really glad I did. Great road tire for our bikes. The Sherpa's long-distance tarmac trips are over, so I went back to a pair of Kenda 270's for more dirt and off-road riding. I love the Kenda tires for that purpose.

By the way, if anyone in the Eastern Washington area is looking for a pair of lightly used Shinko 705 tires, I'll make you a deal on a pair.

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Old 04-16-2013, 02:00 AM   #2618
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I like Sherpas, I think:



Got a seat concepts seat on order - interested to see if it sorts my Sherpa induced sore back.

Oh, and might buy another soon too.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:44 AM   #2619
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Hey Guys,

I'm wondering what I need to get to get panniers set up on my Sherpa for the summer. My bike came with this rack installed: http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Bran...ear%20Rack.htm

I'd love to rig something up using that. Even if I could just get my cycling panniers working, that would be great.

Any ideas are appreciated.

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Old 04-17-2013, 04:17 PM   #2620
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Hey Guys,

I'm wondering what I need to get to get panniers set up on my Sherpa for the summer. My bike came with this rack installed: http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Bran...ear%20Rack.htm

I'd love to rig something up using that. Even if I could just get my cycling panniers working, that would be great.

Any ideas are appreciated.

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I haven't done any thing with the tail end of my '09, but I did get a set of Aerostich side of the gas tank panniers. I really like them. The regular
size may be too big if you have long legs. They will carry 12 cans of beer on one side and a box of 500 business size envelopes on the other. Don't
ask about the party that followed that trip home. -- frank
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:17 PM   #2621
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I haven't done any thing with the tail end of my '09, but I did get a set of Aerostich side of the gas tank panniers. I really like them. The regular
size may be too big if you have long legs. They will carry 12 cans of beer on one side and a box of 500 business size envelopes on the other. Don't
ask about the party that followed that trip home. -- frank
I dunno, frank. I like to party, but that sounds like too much licking to me...
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:25 PM   #2622
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Anyone have a rack they would part with? I got my woman a Sherp a couple weeks ago and she's already askin for one.

P.S. this little bike is pretty freakin cool!

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Old 04-21-2013, 08:39 AM   #2623
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TKC 80's

I've been running these tires for a few years now, did a run down to central america and back with great results, sticky on pavement and awesome in dirt and sand, and as with any knobbies gotta watch out on rain slick roads, I usually get 8000 miles out of the rear loaded down.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:20 PM   #2624
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Thanks for the responses above yall .

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I've been running these tires for a few years now, did a run down to central america and back with great results, sticky on pavement and awesome in dirt and sand, and as with any knobbies gotta watch out on rain slick roads, I usually get 8000 miles out of the rear loaded down.

They look nice on there too . What sizes do you run on the sherpa ? How did they compare to the stock 4.10 trail wing as far as fitting.


Still havnt decided yet , Im waiting to see what happens with work . If I get one of the jobs Im tring for Im going to you my bike for commuting so Ill go with the 705s or something similar if I keep in the same field of work (company vehicle included) Ill go with something a bit more Offroad friendly . The TKC look like a fair split though .
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:42 PM   #2625
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Progressive Springs Etc

Hey guys, No i have not re-tried the Progressive Springs for the reasons I originally stated. I think changing oil weight might do me more good than the springs. They just compressed more (for at least the first 4 inches or so) than the stockers...and I was hoping for more compression resistance. That first 1 inch or so compresses soooooo quickly/easily with the weight of the bike/rider at rest, that the remainder of the spring simply acts too similar to the stock spring to cause me to change it. (I am not sure of the difference in the spring rate of the remaining springs in the Proigressives vs the stocker)

I will likely sell them off and try a different weight oil.

As for tires...(I know these are soft for the road butttt) I really enjoyed the MT-21's! They were very very good off road, fine on the pavement, but wear more quickly due to the softer compound.

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