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Old 09-11-2007, 08:22 AM   #1
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XT225 vs. Super Sherpa?

So lets say i've got a Suzuki Samurai for sale/trade. One fella has an '04 XT225 for trade, the other an '01 Kawasaki Super Sherpa with less than 1000 miles. what would YOU do? What do you think (ballpark) each bike is worth? Still trying to get more info on the XT. I've ridden a couple of '05 XT's and they were okay, never been on a sherpa though. Main problem is what am i going to do with another bike- especially one that works?

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Old 09-11-2007, 08:32 AM   #2
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My $0.02... Super Sherpa
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:49 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by dorkpunch

Main problem is what am i going to do with another bike- especially one that works?

Get the Sherpa and don't try to fix it!
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:52 AM   #4
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I've got both, (well a KLR 250) both about the same vintage do the Sherpa KLR, At 180 / 5,11 the sherpa has better ergo's better power and a little better low end grunt, is also a little more forgiving on non-perfect maintenance
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:53 AM   #5
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Ditto on the Sherpa. I've got one and I love it.

It will do 70 if you want and will also crawl up hills. Great spread on the gearbox. I get about 70 mpg with mine but alot of my riding is high speed (55-70) so a bit slower pace would get better mpg. The wheels on the Sherpa are a bit more stout too.

I like the XT as well but for me, the Sherpa rules.

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Old 09-11-2007, 09:55 AM   #6
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Not to mention that the Sherpa has a rear disc brake vs the XT's drum.
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