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Old 08-27-2008, 07:44 PM   #76
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Thanks GS. I tend to be a tinkerer and home-brew/tight wad type myself so I can appreciate all of your well thought out mods.
Ditto that!

Hey GS, just wondering: did you shape the fairing yourself? If so, how? Did you use something to soften/melt the plastic and then bend it into shape?

I was thinking of something very similar on my Sherpa -- both for a fairing and top box -- so your pix and description are really inspiring! That's a really clever mounting system for the box.

Oh and one other thing: what kinda front fender is that? And did you cut the back half off it?

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Old 08-27-2008, 07:47 PM   #77
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I know this is the SS thread so I want ask you to post pics of your DR here but have you posted any pics of it
Bah... forget the pics of the DR.
Lets see some pictures of his friend that wanted her seat worked on!

Just kidding hotpocket. Nice bike. One of a kind is the best kind.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:09 PM   #78
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Fender

The fender is just a acerbis supermoto fender painted with krylon spray paint.

The windscreen is 1/8 inch acrilic. I made a ruff shaped mold out of scrap MDF, but most of the bending was done freehand with a heatgun. Up close it aint that pretty but it is efective.

I have to give most of the credit to the colective! Ive been inspired by and swiped ideas from lots of inmates, then just tweeked em to fit my needs.
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:56 AM   #79
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GS Mac,

Great mods!!

Couple of questions about that tank:

Is it for an XR650L or an R model?

Also, is there any contact problem between the tank and the forks?

I've been wanting to up my fuel capacity for a while now, this may be the answer.

thanks!
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:43 PM   #80
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IMS Tank

XR650L.

I did have to remove the reflectors off the forks. The reflector mounts can stay put.
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:37 PM   #81
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Thanks, that's not a problem!
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:58 PM   #82
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Heres my 01 sherpa. Not many miles, but it sure is a fun ride. Ive got a trip planned for mid sept in the Black Hills.

Ive got some extensions for both mirrors, so its much easier to see behind me now. I wasnt used to having to shift my body, so I could see over my shoulders.
The red cap over the key socket, is to remind me, that theres a padlock in the rear disk...Its a good reminder for preventing those senior moments.
The center black box is the hour meter/tachometer. Really handy for keeping an eye on what revs its pulling.
Ive also changed both sprokets. I went one tooth bigger on front, and 3 teeth smaller on rear. The chain is stock, and didnt need to be broken. It will effortlessly cruise at 70mph now. Only downside, is that first gear is even more useless on the trail, its noticeably taller than stock. I had to modify a rear sproket from a klx300, as no one I know, has a 3 tooth smaller rear sproket for the sherpa. I milled out the ID, and added the correct hole spacing, luckily I have access to a CNC mill.
Ive also changed the pilot jet, to a #20, and it starts and idles so much better, especially on cold days.

Ive added some very bright red LEDs to the rack, and a strip LED light above the licence plate. Its pretty intense at night.

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Old 08-28-2008, 03:28 PM   #83
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Boy that's a nice Sherpa. Musta been garaged most of its life. Mine probably sat out a lot as all my handlebar plastics are really faded compared to yours.

Where did you obtain that hour/rpm meter? I was thinking of something like that and yours is a tidy package. I also like the LEDs on the tail. Where'd you get those?
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Old 08-28-2008, 04:25 PM   #84
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I think I got the tach from Aerostitch,about 40 bucks, and when ever the motor is running, it shows rpm, and when its off, it displays hours of run time. One wire hook up, to the spark plug lead. The leds came from ebay, 10mm and probably 50k mcd.
Unfortunetly,it has seen lots of garage time, only about 2000 miles on it.
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:18 PM   #85
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Nice bike! Its so clean! Get out n ride the snot outta it.
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:14 PM   #86
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hey ya'll, got my super sherpa up for sale in the flea market...
it's got a 4 gallon fuel tank!
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=379027
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:17 PM   #87
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Borrowing some ideas from you guys, here's the first round of mods on my Sherpa.

I built a rear rack out of 1/2" square steel tubing, bent by hand, and attached to the turn signal mounts and the side cover bolt holes. An aluminum plate is attached with sheet metal screws across the two rails. I left the plate plain for now because I intend to mount a box there, just don't know what kind yet, probably a Pelican case:




I'll also be building racks later for side cases. These will probably be a pair of surplus ammo cans I picked up for $15 each. They're actually cases for military night vision glasses and I think they're a good shape/size for this bike.

I had to move the rear turn signals for the top rack, which was OK because I didn't like how much the stock ones stuck out. So I got a set of LED signals and mounted them to the sides of the rear fender. I also installed an extra LED brake light onto the bottom of the license plate that I had leftover from a car project:



In the pics you can also see the new Pirelli Scorpion AT rear tire on the bike.
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:32 PM   #88
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:33 PM   #89
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:38 PM   #90
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This is how I get to take the bike on family campouts.
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