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Old 04-20-2010, 10:58 PM   #751
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I have a 2003 Sherpa for sale. its in Northern MN and has 4100 miles and is in real good shape. Selling it as I have an XR250L that fits me much better. I am just too tall for the little Sherpa. ezystr@gmail.com oh yea first 2000 firm price Jeff. All stock except for pilot idle upsized 2 sizes and new and expensive battery a coupla weeks ago
Hi Lank, I emailed you a bunch of times last week (from your CL ad) about the bike, but thought "its gone." If you happen get it back down here to AZ in the next three weeks, I'll take it.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:37 PM   #752
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I own a KLR 250 (2004) which was the last year they ran the line of KLR 250's. I was just wondering if any of you knew the differances (if any) between the KLR 250 and the Super Sherpa

Thank You!!!
KLR-250 - Higher seat height, water cooled engine, analog speedo and tach, kick start only. Last year: 2005

Sherpa - Lower seat height, air cooled engine, digital speedo, e-start only. Still in production but unknown if it will remain.

Both about the same, power wise.

KLR is probably better off road but I think some will disagree.
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Old 04-21-2010, 03:40 AM   #753
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Eh? U.S.A. Kawasaki chiefs "asleep on the couch"

It,s hard to believe the terrible colour choice you guys get in the U.S.A.


Just look at the choice the rest of the world recieves (post 726 on page 49)
They look a totaly different bike in some of thier other livery,& just oooz COOL ----COOL----COOL.


Perhaps they (Kawa excec.) belong to the ARMISH or something ultra-conservitive???---Don,t they want to sell to many bikes??

Can,t some of you yanks stir them up ,for a better choice???
I feel sorry for you,your missing out.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:42 AM   #754
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It,s hard to believe the terrible colour choice you guys get in the U.S.A.


Just look at the choice the rest of the world recieves (post 726 on page 49)
They look a totaly different bike in some of thier other livery,& just oooz COOL ----COOL----COOL.


Perhaps they (Kawa excec.) belong to the ARMISH or something ultra-conservitive???---Don,t they want to sell to many bikes??

Can,t some of you yanks stir them up ,for a better choice???
I feel sorry for you,your missing out.




They sell up crap
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:16 AM   #755
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It,s hard to believe the terrible colour choice you guys get in the U.S.A.


Just look at the choice the rest of the world recieves (post 726 on page 49)
They look a totaly different bike in some of thier other livery,& just oooz COOL ----COOL----COOL.


Perhaps they (Kawa excec.) belong to the ARMISH or something ultra-conservitive???---Don,t they want to sell to many bikes??

Can,t some of you yanks stir them up ,for a better choice???
I feel sorry for you,your missing out.
If you don't like it, then it must be wrong?
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:38 AM   #756
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Hi Lank, I emailed you a bunch of times last week (from your CL ad) about the bike, but thought "its gone." If you happen get it back down here to AZ in the next three weeks, I'll take it.


It was and now isn't but it missed its ride to AZ... sorry
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:54 PM   #757
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Used Sherpa near Pittsburgh PA for $1999

Used 2000 Sherpa at a dealer near Pittsburgh, PA for $1999. I just saw this bike while buying some parts at the dealer.

The bike's in good shape, but has some scratches and rash from off-roading. There's a small piece of tape on the seat, so there must be a puncture or small tear.

http://www.worldofcycles.com/showcas...D=92677&Used=1
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:08 PM   #758
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I am considering a Sherpa for my trail riding learning. My buddy Zak is trying to get me to buy used KTM, and I have to admit that for pure dirt excellence he is probably right. But I'll be honest, I really just don't like the tallness of pure dirt bikes. I know they have to be that way for aggressive riding, but I don't think I want to be jumping or doing the gnarliest possible single track. I just want something that I can ride to relatively easy trails on and get some practice.

I realize I am asking a bunch of people who will have no motivation to do any other than tell me the Sherpa is the perfect choice, but, well, I guess here is your opportunity to do so...

At 6'1" am I going to feel cramped riding the thing sitting down. I only weigh about 180, so I assume I won't be stressing the shocks.

Can the seat be raised if necessary? The shocks raised?
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:29 PM   #759
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At 6'1" am I going to feel cramped riding the thing sitting down. I only weigh about 180, so I assume I won't be stressing the shocks.

Can the seat be raised if necessary?
I'm 6'5", 220lbs with a 36" inseam and my primary bike is an R1100GS. I often ride my wife's Sherpa and haven't felt cramped at all. However, I've never ridden it more than 300 miles in a day. Most of the time, it's 50 miles or less.

The only "comfort" accessory we have is a sheepskin pad on the seat.
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:32 PM   #760
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Ok, that's good news. Is Kawasaki even selling a 2010 model in the US? I can't see any indication they are.
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:57 PM   #761
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:23 PM   #762
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Coming back to Green

So many bikes and so little time.....Soooo?
Heading out Friday to pick up a clean, lightly used '02 Sherpa.
I'm thinking swinging my leg over the lower Sherpa will be kinder to my sore 63 yr old hip than the DR350. Besides, I need to slow things down a bit.
The DR was spoken for with out even listing it and will go to a good home. Damn good bike. I will surely miss it.
Just getting ready to open a new chapter in the great riding adventure.

Stay tuned.....
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:27 PM   #763
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[QUOTE=WIdirtrider]I own a KLR 250 (2004) which was the last year they ran the line of KLR 250's. I was just wondering if any of you knew the differances (if any) between the KLR 250 and the Super Sherpa

Thank You!!![/QUOTE

I have had both bikes and currently ride the KLR250. The biggest difference is the power. The KLR has significantly more of it! With an 11:1 (vs 9.5:1) compression ratio, the KLR hauls around all 235# of me. When I had the SS I weighed 15# less and it was too slow for me. After it was gone I was told that the SS comes from the factory very lean and a simple adjustment to the idle mixture screw would have helped a lot. Other differences include: KLR kick start only, SS electric only, KLR is about 9# heavier, KLR more suspension travel, SS lower seat height.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:55 PM   #764
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Hey Daq I am 5 11 and about 180 I find the forward sloping seat and low seat height on the Sherpa to be a big problem and thats why I am selling mine. it just don't fit me and in the rough I end up sliding up to the tank. When I stand up on it my knees are above the seat and I can't get the handle bars high enuf. we all have our reasons to do what we do and I respect everyones opinion but soon I will be Sherpaless. They are excellent bikes and if it fit me like my XR I would prefer the Kawa and elec start. Mine also seems to turn in way quick as compared to the XR style of bike. it is for sale. 2003 4000 miles, excellent condition and $2000 bucks
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:19 AM   #765
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Ok, that's good news. Is Kawasaki even selling a 2010 model in the US? I can't see any indication they are.
No. Not yet, anyway. They still have 2009s in stock.

Selling them all won't be any guarantee that they'll bring more over, however.
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