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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Yesterday, 10:23 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
Here's a low res. video I shot the day I first...

Here's a low res. video I shot the day I first started it, judge for yourself:

http://youtu.be/8cBKLVwdueI

That's with no discs or end cap. Almost as quiet as my '77 Yamaha XT500 with stock...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,464
Posted By MZRider
My (personal) Winter project is rehabbing the '86...

My (personal) Winter project is rehabbing the '86 650 Elefant I bought in Nov. 2014. Nothing too difficult, just the "usual" stuff mostly.

Mine came with some sort of non-original starter relay,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-15-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
6 should have made it quiet - more = loud, less =...

6 should have made it quiet - more = loud, less = quiet.

http://www.supertrapp.com/technology/index.asp

Got the answer to my question on the Elefant Google group - 20 came standard. Should...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,350
Posted By MZRider
Might be even easier. If the switch is the same...

Might be even easier. If the switch is the same as a Guzzi of the period (quite likely), you can get a key already cut to code from these guys:

http://keys4classics.com/html/MotoGuzzi.html
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-09-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
650 Elefant (US) muffler diffuser discs?

Anyone know how many of the Supertrapp diffuser discs were installed from the factory? Mine are missing along with the end cap. I plan to ride forest roads this season and to be USFS legal I need...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-30-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
Found a US source for the elbow Huub has posted...

Found a US source for the elbow Huub has posted about:

http://www.2cvsource.com/118,-860-hose;-2cv6-solex-26-35-intake-(pic.10).html

http://www.2cvsource.com/files/400/860[1].jpg

Looks very...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-30-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
Rider footpeg rubber inserts?

For the '85-'87 Elefant. Rubber inserts that fit into the cleated metal footpegs. Anyone have a spare set or even one? My Elefant is missing both and I thought about sending one to CSM Reproductions...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16,726
Views: 10,272,092
Posted By MZRider
Rokon Trailbreaker

Rokon Trailbreaker
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
That's fine, if you live some place where 2CV...

That's fine, if you live some place where 2CV parts are available. They're not, that I know of, in the US.

I sure there are plenty of things that can be made to work, but I'd prefer to have...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-14-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,178
Posted By MZRider
The Elefant uses a 4 pot caliper, designated...

The Elefant uses a 4 pot caliper, designated P4/32 IIRC. Looks like this:...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-14-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
No worries. I hope to bring mine out of storage...

No worries. I hope to bring mine out of storage in early Feb., so can send one of mine off to CSM Reproductions then.

Mine doesn't need much work, but with customer jobs taking most of my time,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-13-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,077
Posted By MZRider
"No key" is an easy fix. If it's the original...

"No key" is an easy fix. If it's the original switch, there should be a code stamped into the switch right next to the key slot. With that code, you can have a key cut to work by these fine folks:...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-13-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,178
Posted By MZRider
Not sure if either of these will help: ...

Not sure if either of these will help:
http://guzzipower.com/store/Brakeadapt65.html
http://guzzipower.com/store/Brakeadapt.html

If not, you might contact Ed and see if he can make something up...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-13-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
That Alazzurra boot might make two Elefant elbows...

That Alazzurra boot might make two Elefant elbows if cut in half and trimmed to length.

Indiana parts are likely even more rare than Elefant parts. Not very popular when new and the rubber parts...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-12-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
My shop (see link in signature line) is in...

My shop (see link in signature line) is in Rohrersville, MD.

Some Pantah engine parts will work, but the engine is more closely related to that of the Cagiva Alazzurra, Ducati 750 Paso and Ducati...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-12-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
If you mean the elbow between the carburetor and...

If you mean the elbow between the carburetor and frame, I'll be having those reproduced soon.

Winchester, VA!? I'm only 40 miles away and recently purchased an '86 650 Elefant. Two Elefants so...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-10-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
As I understand it, falcn is looking to have the...

As I understand it, falcn is looking to have the "boxer shorts"/v-shaped rubber boot for the E900 made.

As you can see from my post above, I've already had the frame-to-airbox "union" for the 650...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-09-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
My two "unions" arrived from CSM Reproductions...

My two "unions" arrived from CSM Reproductions today and look excellent.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/Elefantboot002_zpsc2117cbd.jpg

Might be next month before I can do a test...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,754
Posted By MZRider
The mufflers were made by Mistral: ...

The mufflers were made by Mistral:

http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=26_105&products_id=3218

Actually the whole exhaust system looks like Mistral.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 132,089
Posted By MZRider
The starter motor is made by Nippon Denso. It's...

The starter motor is made by Nippon Denso. It's tucked in close to the frame and cylinder of my 504 powered '91 604, will see if I can get some numbers for you.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-30-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
The first two reproduction boots I had made by...

The first two reproduction boots I had made by Greg Clauss (CSM Reproduction Parts http://www.claussstudios.com/ ) should be here this week. If the quality is good (always has been on all of the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-27-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,463
Posted By MZRider
http://www.brownsplating.com I usually take...

http://www.brownsplating.com

I usually take a photo of the part (with a yard stick in the photo for scale) and send it to Ronnie Brown. He responds quickly with an estimate and the cost has always...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-26-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,463
Posted By MZRider
I had a set rechromed by Brown's for $380/pr.

I had a set rechromed by Brown's for $380/pr.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-22-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
Different boot than the one I'm having...

Different boot than the one I'm having reproduced. This is the one for the early 650 Elefant and Ducati Indiana:

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/Cagivaairboxboot1_zpsea914456.jpg
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-16-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
I had the same thought and would have gone that...

I had the same thought and would have gone that route if I couldn't come up with something more original looking. But, I thought it would be nice to have them reproduced and made available in case...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 30,943
Posted By MZRider
From "Moto Guzzi Big Twins" by Greg Field: ...

From "Moto Guzzi Big Twins" by Greg Field:

Both LAPD and CHP bought new Eldorados in 1974 and really liked the new disc brake machines. According to Nate Thibodeaux, LAPD bought 11 of the new...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-14-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
A prolonged Google search didn't turn up any in...

A prolonged Google search didn't turn up any in stock anywhere in the world. Do you know of a dealer that has it in stock?

In any case, they aren't exactly plentiful for either bike, so having a...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,937
Views: 892,382
Posted By MZRider
My "tactic" is I see something on Craigslist,...

My "tactic" is I see something on Craigslist, bookmark it, look at it the next day, convince myself I shouldn't buy it even though I have the $$ and delete the bookmark. Then a few days later it pops...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-13-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
:D I appreciate your concern, but I'm in deeper...

:D I appreciate your concern, but I'm in deeper now (and loving it). :wink:
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-13-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 516,385
Posted By MZRider
Motorcycle Classics mag has an article on the...

Motorcycle Classics mag has an article on the early Elefant.
http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-italian-motorcycles/classic-cagiva-motorcycles/cagiva-elefant-zmmz15jfzbla.aspx#axzz3LhjVHFDv
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-13-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 180,264
Posted By MZRider
I'm betting this will be correct. European...

I'm betting this will be correct. European deliveries have already started.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By MZRider
Did you mean ML75? Have you checked with American...

Did you mean ML75? Have you checked with American Moto Tire?

http://www.americanmototire.com/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=634&products_id=4194
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,937
Views: 892,382
Posted By MZRider
My friend Joseph bought an 860 GTE for $1200 a...

My friend Joseph bought an 860 GTE for $1200 a year ago. needs total restoration. Does have the crankshaft already rebuilt. Still ain't going to be cheap.

I bought a Paso back in the Summer for...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-10-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
Cool story. Looks like the Elefant has a modified...

Cool story. Looks like the Elefant has a modified seat and a small windscreen. I bought a spare seat off of eBay and dropped it off at my "seat guy" yesterday to be cut down approx. 1.5" and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-08-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,168
Posted By MZRider
After a little research, I've found that it's the...

After a little research, I've found that it's the same boot as used on the Ducati Indiana. Forward part of the frame is very similar on both bikes. Ducati part no. 036198115, Cagiva part no. 42802. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,937
Views: 892,382
Posted By MZRider
What, a rusty '93 VW Eurovan with 200k miles? :D...

What, a rusty '93 VW Eurovan with 200k miles? :D It is a great bike hauler.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/CagivaElefant650002_zpscb043f67.jpg

Another of the Elefant, the day I...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,937
Views: 892,382
Posted By MZRider
Elfalumps and woozles

Picked this up two weeks ago for $1000.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/CagivaElefant650001_zps86183100.jpg

'86 Cagiva 650 Elefant. 3500 miles. Needs a little TLC, but it'll...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 94,172
Posted By MZRider
I can't take credit for Pat's Ambo. IIRC,...

I can't take credit for Pat's Ambo. IIRC, Virginia MGNOC Rep. Ron Komoroski did the restoration.
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,371
Posted By MZRider
Had some of those too - Le Mans 1000, Morini 500...

Had some of those too - Le Mans 1000, Morini 500 Strada and 350K2. :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-03-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,783
Posted By MZRider
5'6", 30" inseam and only 145 lbs. I'm...

5'6", 30" inseam and only 145 lbs.

I'm installing lowering bushings in the forks and shocks of both my ATK and CCM. With 37" seat heights, I had to do something. :D

On my recently purchased...
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