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Old 02-18-2008, 07:24 PM   #16
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Glad you're enjoying it!
What rack do you have installed the KL?

G'day Justin.

I had a rack fabricated for the RV. It uses two 2" receivers instead of just a center one.
More stable and can handle the weight and rough roads better.
It's made of 1" square tubing and expanded metal for the floor.
I have a 5 gallon fuel can and the fold up ramp on there as well.

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Old 02-18-2008, 07:29 PM   #17
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Jay,
Sorry, meant to type rack ON the KL. The rack on the back of the bike!



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Old 02-18-2008, 08:01 PM   #18
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OOPS!

It came on the bike.

I think it's a Kawasaki accessory, like the tank bag. You mean like on these bikes.


Here is one from Australia that I like and might try and get. It comes on their agriculture version, I think.


You don't mean the wire basket, do you?
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:33 PM   #19
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Ahhh, I get it now, it looked like the basket was mounted on a rack... similar to the ones you attached.
I just got one mounted on my XR and am thinking about the Sherp now too.

Thanks for your replies.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:48 PM   #20
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Hi, were in Baja are you? I would like to see a Super Sherpa up close, and I don't know anybody that has one...

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Old 02-19-2008, 06:00 AM   #21
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jkam

Hi, were in Baja are you? I would like to see a Super Sherpa up close, and I don't know anybody that has one...

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G'day Damasovi.

Currently, near Mulege.

I use Mexicali to come and go.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:59 AM   #22
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G'day Damasovi.

Currently, near Mulege.

I use Mexicali to come and go.
Thank you, you are a bit out of reach for now. Let me know when you are going back to Mexicali or better, when will you be driving by Ensenada...

Gracias amigo

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Old 02-21-2008, 11:25 AM   #23
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Do thay still make these? They are pretty sweet.
Kawasaki still makes them, but we can't get 'em in North America.

Now only in Japan and Australia, I think.
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:07 PM   #24
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Well, y'all know what Sherpas look like, so I figured I'd send a picture that features one of PA's fine roads!
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:49 PM   #25
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Well, y'all know what Sherpas look like, so I figured I'd send a picture that features one of PA's fine roads!
Is that the town with the underground mine fire that they can't put out?
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:01 PM   #26
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Is that the town with the underground mine fire that they can't put out?
Yeah - Centralia.

That section of road is closed but you just ride your bikes around the barriers. That area is one of our favorite dual sport rides and there are some great twisty (nicely paved) roads for the sport bikes, too.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:08 AM   #27
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Racks and Panniers

GOod news Turbo City has come out with a line of products for the Sherpa. Check it out http://www.turbocity.com/default.php?cPath=69_93
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:32 AM   #28
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Kawasaki still makes them, but we can't get 'em in North America.

Now only in Japan and Australia, I think.
I hear they still sell new ones in Canada. Temping just to drive up and import one.
Wait, I already have one! I love that lil guy. It's as versatile as the old Honda trail 90. I can guarantee the Sherpa will be the very last bike to leave my possesion.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:00 AM   #29
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I hear they still sell new ones in Canada. Temping just to drive up and import one.
Wait, I already have one! I love that lil guy. It's as versatile as the old Honda trail 90. I can guarantee the Sherpa will be the very last bike to leave my possesion.
2007 is the last year for Canada. No 2008s. There probably are some new ones (2007) up there. I'll probably also never get rid of mine, even though I don't ride it much - but my wife rides it most of the time.


The new Yamaha XT-250 looks like a very worthy substitute for the Sherpa. Sit on one and close your eyes and you can't tell the difference. I haven't been on a ride with one yet, though.

It was a dumb move on the part of Kawasaki to drop the Sherpa from it's USA lineup. It has a very loyal following. I guess there just aren't enough of us!

All my favorite Kawasaki bikes are the ones they don't sell many of: Sherpa, KLX-650, ZRX, Z750.......
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:29 PM   #30
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Question Sherpa baffle

Just got my my "new" 2000 Sherpa, just 2300 miles and cosmetically perfect. The previous owner did a baffle-ectomy, which probably just made her a louder but not more powerful bike. Loud thumpers aren't particularly my thing, especially for the trail use I have in mind for this bike. Any thoughts on how to get a replacement without buying a new muffler? There is still a tailpipe, so I might be able to remove the rivets and use a universal muffler repack kit, but wanted to get other ideas before I take her apart.
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