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Forum: Beasts 01-12-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3,153
Views: 596,553
Posted By *thomas*
Comming from someone who has never owned one, I...

Comming from someone who has never owned one, I think suzuki has done a fantastic job on the new V, period.

Nevertheless, a set of spoked wheels with tkc80's on them would make it even nicer :evil...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-27-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,182
Posted By *thomas*
Thanks for sharing! :1drink

Thanks for sharing! :1drink
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,447
Posted By *thomas*
It's easier to think what I would not take for...

It's easier to think what I would not take for this trip:

anything 700cc and upwards
probably not a twin/triple

So, what would I take?

Probably an xt660z tenere, dr650, xr650
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 1,339
Views: 257,252
Posted By *thomas*
I hope they offer some kind of extra fuel-tank...

I hope they offer some kind of extra fuel-tank and a water-reservoir in the nearby future. It would literally turn the bike into a true rally bike :wings
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1,339
Views: 257,252
Posted By *thomas*
Finally a company that gives what many on here...

Finally a company that gives what many on here have been wishing for so long, or I haven't been reading properly.

- a light bike (check)
- ... that has a bit more grund than a 125cc enduro
-...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 14,109
Views: 5,029,896
Posted By *thomas*
selling with regret :(

For sale is an unfunished Africa Twin XRV650 Marathon Replica (in other words, a replica of the factory marathon bikes that ran the dakar from 1988 till 1990).

The bike has had a complete...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 26,702
Posted By *thomas*
Hi all, Here are some pictures of the bike...

Hi all,

Here are some pictures of the bike without fairings. What started as a simple 'valve clearance'-job turned out in a cilinder-head rebuild and reweld because 2 threads broke off.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 122,085
Posted By *thomas*
Thanks, good tip! I'll ask the seller....

Thanks, good tip!

I'll ask the seller. Modelyear on the paperwork is 1995. Forks don't look adv-ing either.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 122,085
Posted By *thomas*
Hi all, I came across this bike for sale....

Hi all,

I came across this bike for sale. Owner is claiming it's a 620 LC4 rally. The bike has been up for sale a year ago and it than had the rear tanks from an adventure/rally.

But I'm not...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9,124
Views: 1,994,806
Posted By *thomas*
Hi all, I came across this bike for sale....

Hi all,

I came across this bike for sale. Owner is claiming it's a 620 LC4 rally. The bike has been up for sale a year ago and it than had the rear tanks from an adventure/rally.

But I'm not to...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14,109
Views: 5,029,896
Posted By *thomas*
Anyone fancy a nice rally trip master? ...

Anyone fancy a nice rally trip master?

http://www.ebay.de/itm/180775276529?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Cheers
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14,109
Views: 5,029,896
Posted By *thomas*
Hi all, As you know (or don't know), I'm...

Hi all,

As you know (or don't know), I'm working on my RD03. My handle bars need replacement. I would like to keep the original gold color and stock hight.

Now, I'm hesitating between two...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 497,450
Posted By *thomas*
Braking an elefant

Hi all,

Don't know if anyone is interested, but I have an almost complete elefant 750 (1995 modelyear) in parts. Need some place, don't want much for them... Just let me know :).

Cheers
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 497,450
Posted By *thomas*
The lenght is approx 500mm. (a bit longer than...

The lenght is approx 500mm. (a bit longer than the other elefant shocks).

It has, as far as I know, not been serviced, but it works as it should.

It's on ebay ATM: 180706672411

Cheers
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 497,450
Posted By *thomas*
Cagiva Elefant 900ie ohlins shock for sale

Indeed :eek1 don't understand why...

Might as well post the info out here.

So, I have a cagiva elefant 900ie rear shock for sale. The shock unit itself is in good condition. Altough the preload...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 497,450
Posted By *thomas*
Everything you need to know :D ...

Everything you need to know :D

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16544521#post16544521

http://i.picoodle.com/d44ihc6p.jpg

cheers
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,491
Posted By *thomas*
Hi, I've never owned a W or V, but had the...

Hi,

I've never owned a W or V, but had the same sort of thing with the transalp I had. It felt many of the same things as you do when riding it on tarmac and it was a nice bike to ride in the...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 497,450
Posted By *thomas*
Hi John, I will check tomorrow. Anything...

Hi John,

I will check tomorrow. Anything particular I need to take a picture off?

Cheers
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 497,450
Posted By *thomas*
900IE ohlins for sale

Hi,

I have a spare 900IE ohlins shock laying around.

The hydraulic preload adjuster needs a rebuild, but shock can be used as it is.

Open to every offer, but bear in mind the unit has a...
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 14,109
Views: 5,029,896
Posted By *thomas*
Hi all, Some recent pics of my 650...

Hi all,

Some recent pics of my 650 restoration.

Front end:

http://i.picoodle.com/072ih0yz.jpg

'New' second hand front fork.
New gaitors.
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 497,450
Posted By *thomas*
Hi all, Some more pictures of my elefant....

Hi all,

Some more pictures of my elefant. Went on a trip to the arctic cirkle (6000kms) and had no big issues.

One thing, the engine has an oil leak behind the clutch basket (seal), so will...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 497,450
Posted By *thomas*
IF he would be willing to sell and IF he has some...

IF he would be willing to sell and IF he has some stuff you don't need/want, I might be interested ;).
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 26,702
Posted By *thomas*
Hi all, The bike is finally 'finished'....

Hi all,


The bike is finally 'finished'. No pics yet, sorry. I want to thank everyone for their support and advice. This bike took Hendrik and me a step further when it comes to working on bikes...
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 497,450
Posted By *thomas*
Hi, did you try to contact this guy again, it's...

Hi, did you try to contact this guy again, it's been a few years...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 26,702
Posted By *thomas*
teaser picture ...

teaser picture

http://i.picoodle.com/8f8idydy.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 26,702
Posted By *thomas*
Hi all, It has been quite a while since I've...

Hi all,

It has been quite a while since I've posted something is this thread, but we've just been busy. A lot of things had to be redone.

The fuel pump had not enough clearance with the...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 497,450
Posted By *thomas*
Hi, Does anyone know the size of the cagiva...

Hi,

Does anyone know the size of the cagiva elefant 900ie headstock bearings?

I have one of those forks that I would like to install in my later type 900, but the bearings are different...
...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14,109
Views: 5,029,896
Posted By *thomas*
a REAL marathon 650 for sale in Belgium ...

a REAL marathon 650 for sale in Belgium

http://www.2dehands.be/motoren/motoren/honda/xrv-650-paris-dakar-marathon-93823874.html?qq=xrv&pcpl=&pc_id=&afd=
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2011, 01:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,812
Posted By *thomas*
Hi, Best of luck on the project! Are...

Hi,

Best of luck on the project!

Are you going to change panels/modify fuel tank as to look similar to the dakar bike, or are you going to keep these stock?

Cheers
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,480
Posted By *thomas*
Africa Twin XRV650 Rebuild

Hi there,<o:p></o:p>
I finally had the time to start on my XRV650 rebuild/project/restoration. It all started 2 years ago, I wanted a nice trail bike and ended up with a very nice 1999 transalp....
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14,109
Views: 5,029,896
Posted By *thomas*
Hi Jonathan, Thanks mate, but look: ...

Hi Jonathan,

Thanks mate, but look:

http://i.picoodle.com/3c8i69qg.jpg

I was actually working on this when you called me :D.

Cheers
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14,109
Views: 5,029,896
Posted By *thomas*
Haha, I was thinking the same thing :D Looks...

Haha, I was thinking the same thing :D

Looks nice! Indeed, needs some decals as a finishing touch.
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14,109
Views: 5,029,896
Posted By *thomas*
Hi all, I am in the process of rebuilding my...

Hi all,

I am in the process of rebuilding my RD03. I've got most of the electrics sorted, but I can't seem to make them fit properly at the front subframe (under the clocks).

Is there someone...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 497,450
Posted By *thomas*
Hi Peter, Hmm, I am wondering why cagiva did...

Hi Peter,

Hmm, I am wondering why cagiva did not use the 750 engine for the rally bikes? Ok, the 944 is a more powerfull bike, but 60BHP from the 750 twin is not bad at all...

Just wondering......
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 497,450
Posted By *thomas*
Bonsoir Peter, Ah, tu habite dans un de mes...

Bonsoir Peter,

Ah, tu habite dans un de mes pays préféré ;). Je ne suis pas wallon, mais je parle assez bien le français, mais je propose qu sur le forum, on parle anglais (plus sympa vis a vis...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2011, 03:35 AM
Replies: 14,109
Views: 5,029,896
Posted By *thomas*
19 - 17 akront rimms for sale

Hi all,

I have a set of silver colored AKRONT rimms for sale.

They came off my 1997 cagiva elefant and are in good condition (the quility of akront is far superior to the OEM DID that was on...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 497,450
Posted By *thomas*
Hi Peter, Thanks for your input and advice. ...

Hi Peter,

Thanks for your input and advice.

It will indeed be a big travel enduro to do some proper offroad trips... I was planning on using the wilbers shock 643, no doubt about it.
I am...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 497,450
Posted By *thomas*
Hi, My 900 conversion is ready (for now). It...

Hi,

My 900 conversion is ready (for now). It has a 900 engine, but still has the 750 suspension. I finished it Saturday and have only been able to do 100kms, but it feels great. Enginewise there...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-04-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 82,429
Posted By *thomas*
Hi, Very nice project so far! Reminds me of...

Hi,

Very nice project so far! Reminds me of the old fz powered tenere from the late 80's that did the dakar...

Good luck!
Forum: Racing 04-02-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,444
Posted By *thomas*
Very nice bike! Have fun riding (the hell out of)...

Very nice bike! Have fun riding (the hell out of) it!
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