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The Lesser Known Kaw

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I used to own an odd little dual sport called the Sherpa Sherpa and - as often happens with odd little things one gets to like - I stupidly sold it...

Creative Resistance

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About two years ago, I stopped renewing the registration for several of my bikes (I have five). Basically, all the ones that aren't antiques (which have one-time-fee "permanent" tags in my...

Different Bikes – Different Pros (and Cons)

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This article is for the person who hasn't got a motorcycle - yet - but who is beginning to think about getting one. You may be leaning toward a type of...

Doctoring the Sherpa

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You may have the same problem I've got. One of my bikes - a 2000 Kawasaki KL250 Super Sherpa dual sport - is a hard-starting son of a gun. Reason? It's jetted...

The Not-Disposable Bike

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Just as there was a sweet spot for cars - a moment in time when they were just modern enough to start perfectly every time, never stall, last almost forever and...

I’m Tired of Wearing a Helmet

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The tyranny that rules over us could at least be consistent. I'd object less to being told I must wear a helmet when I ride my motorcycle because it's "risky" if it weren't...

Drop Forged . . .

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There’s an old joke you may have heard about tools made in (say it like Trump)  . . . China. It says "drop forged" on the box it came in. Yup...

The DeadWire

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People aren’t getting much of a charge out of Harley’s first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire . . . literally. Owners - and there aren’t many - have been advised by Harley Davidson not to...

Doctoring the Sherpa, Part 2

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Last week, I posted an article about my 2000 Kawasaki KL250 Super Sherpa. It's a fun little dual-sport that was jetted lean from the factory to keep Uncle off of Kawasaki's back....

Motorcycle Maintenance Should Do’s

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If you're new to bikes, you may not be hip to some of the routine checks - and adjustments - that are important to do (and keep track of). These include: * Chain...
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