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Old 04-24-2010, 12:16 PM   #766
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OK, add one more to the collective. I just rode home on a new '09 Super Sherpa, did 120 miles and was delighted to see the ride returned 70 mpg. Do they always do that good?
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:51 PM   #767
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OK, add one more to the collective. I just rode home on a new '09 Super Sherpa, did 120 miles and was delighted to see the ride returned 70 mpg. Do they always do that good?
Actually even a fuzz better as the engine loosens up.
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:04 PM   #768
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OK, add one more to the collective. I just rode home on a new '09 Super Sherpa, did 120 miles and was delighted to see the ride returned 70 mpg. Do they always do that good?
Yeah, just about everyone gets around 70 mpg. People reported mileage as high as 90 mpg but I didn't believe that - until one trip that involved steady highway cruising, and it got 92 mpg.
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:11 PM   #769
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Great! Looks like in picking the Sherpa I did good! Now I need to find the farkle thread for a good rack for it.
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:54 PM   #770
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OK, just how cold blooded are these things? a 5 minute warm-up,......in Florida?
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:03 PM   #771
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Southeast Texas. 5-10 minutes even in the middle of summer. I'm hoping the Jekyll kit will help matters a bit.
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:04 PM   #772
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OK, just how cold blooded are these things? a 5 minute warm-up,......in Florida?
If you are a confident rider (i.e,. don't mind adjusting the choke knob while you are riding), you can start it and ride immediately. This method works with or without Dr J's jet kit (but works better with the rejet):

1) Place fuel tap to Prime (lever horizontal) for 10 seconds

2) Pull choke knob the whole way out.

3) With your left hand on the choke knob, thumb the magic start button with your right. Don't touch the throttle. It should fire up in less than 5 seconds.

4) Adjust the choke knob so that it settles into an idle speed that is slightly above where it normally idles when warmed up - usually that means that you push the choke knob back in ever so slightly.

If you push the knob in further, it will idle faster, but might not be willing to ride smoothly unless you let it warm up for a while. Otherwise, you can ride off immediately, adjusting the choke knob as you go.

Or, you can start it and warm it up for 5 minutes - even in Florida!
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:30 PM   #773
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I'll be moving this bike to North Carolina in a few weeks, 2,500 altitude. I'll wait to see what that does to the mix before fiddling too much, but right now I'm thinking a rejet is almost mandatory, like the doohickey on my KLR.
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:01 PM   #774
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Thumb Re-Jet !

The Re-Jet sure helped my warm-up time .... Now it's start and I'm off - NO warm-up time needed.

I averaged 80mpg on my backroads commute last year (the commute is ideal mpg riding ... 35-45 mph backroads.

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I'll be moving this bike to North Carolina in a few weeks, 2,500 altitude. I'll wait to see what that does to the mix before fiddling too much, but right now I'm thinking a rejet is almost mandatory, like the doohickey on my KLR.
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:12 PM   #775
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I'll be moving this bike to North Carolina in a few weeks, 2,500 altitude. I'll wait to see what that does to the mix before fiddling too much, but right now I'm thinking a rejet is almost mandatory, like the doohickey on my KLR.
I highly recommend the Jet kit, but at 2500 feet, I don't think there will be a difference that you can feel.

I've had my west coast KLR to 9500 feet, and it runs fine at that altitude, if there is a power loss (I'm sure there is), I don't really feel it.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:01 PM   #776
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Couple of questions:

1. Can I put on 30mm bar raisers without changing the cables?

2. Where can I get bigger pegs which fit?

Thanks, Rob.
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:56 PM   #777
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I have a 2000 Super Sherpa, love it, great bike. But, after 5,445 miles of riding (4000 of these were easy highway commute by previous owner) I blew the fork seals.

Now, what I want to know is is this common for the Super Sherpa to have bad/weak forks? I want to do some track riding on my Super Sherpa, but am not sure if it can handle it. I don't know what caused me to blow the fork seals, whether it was the weather at the time (average 25 degrees), or the small jumping (none over 2 feet high) that blew 'em, or a combo off all these factors.

So do you guys jump your Sherpa?
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:29 PM   #778
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Couple of questions:

1. Can I put on 30mm bar raisers without changing the cables?

2. Where can I get bigger pegs which fit?

Thanks, Rob.
1. Might be borderline on the clutch cable. Everthing else should be ok with some fiddlin.

2. Dunno.

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Old 05-07-2010, 06:17 PM   #779
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I've got one for sale in the fleamarket. Don't worry, my post count isn't low because I'm a scammer, I just lurk a lot.

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Old 05-09-2010, 12:42 PM   #780
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Does anyone know where I can find a .pdf copy of the factory repair manual?
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