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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-14-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,258
Posted By bwallca
FYI Deves in Las Vegas also does custom rings. I...

FYI Deves in Las Vegas also does custom rings. I got good service from them a few years ago.
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,083
Posted By bwallca
I have a 1987 Elefant with the 30 liter 'plastic'...

I have a 1987 Elefant with the 30 liter 'plastic' tank. I did the Caswell treatment about 4 years ago, didn't find it particularly difficult and no problems so far.
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,083
Posted By bwallca
There are coatings that will protect a plastic...

There are coatings that will protect a plastic tank. I have used Caswell successfully, there are others.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,258
Posted By bwallca
Elefant Oversteering

Go to the Elefant list
https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/elefantadventurebikes
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-04-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,258
Posted By bwallca
I see, my pipe is totally different.

I see, my pipe is totally different.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-04-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,258
Posted By bwallca
Yes I know less plates is quieter but quiet is a...

Yes I know less plates is quieter but quiet is a relative term, it was way too loud for me. Mine had 10-15 plates when I got it which is why I went to 6, I would think that 20 plates will wake the...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,637
Posted By bwallca
The famous Numb Bum 24 hour race was held on...

The famous Numb Bum 24 hour race was held on Feb14th at Sandy Beach near Edmonton. Unfortunately the race was cut short by a fatal crash. Veteran ice racer Troy Ritchie died shortly after being...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-09-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,258
Posted By bwallca
I don't know what the original qty was but...

I don't know what the original qty was but Supertrap says the minimum is 6 plates. I tried 6 and it was LOUD plus it melted some of the plastic near the discs. I eventually got rid of the Supertrap...
Forum: Canada 02-08-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,207
Posted By bwallca
Licensing laws are provincial not federal and...

Licensing laws are provincial not federal and every one is a little bit different but I believe all require trailers to be licensed. Here in Alberta a home built trailer has to be inspected at a...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By bwallca
PPS Racing Suspension - did a good job on mine.

PPS Racing Suspension - did a good job on mine.
Forum: Canada 12-31-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By bwallca
You have to stay longer, ice racing starts in Feb.

You have to stay longer, ice racing starts in Feb.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-17-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,258
Posted By bwallca
Me too, Ben

Me too, Ben
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By bwallca
I've been draining the tank and carbs for 20...

I've been draining the tank and carbs for 20 years on a bike with a steel tank. No sign of rust yet, the bike is stored in an unheated garage. It gets seriously cold and dry here. Rust may be a...
Forum: The Garage 10-25-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By bwallca
Thumbs down I had one of those plastic calipers, it got dirty...

I had one of those plastic calipers, it got dirty so I wiped it down with an oily rag and all the numbers disappeared.
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By bwallca
Wink Yes, 21 feet of brake line is a little...

Yes, 21 feet of brake line is a little much.<label for="rb_iconid_27">:wink:</label>
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By bwallca
It's a known problem with the vacuum petcock. ...

It's a known problem with the vacuum petcock. The diaphram fails and dumps fuel down the vacuum hose into the carb, then into the crankcase. You can blank off the vacuum hose and run on prime after...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-12-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,305
Posted By bwallca
The tire I have is labeled Enduro Rear 4 ply...

The tire I have is labeled Enduro Rear 4 ply 130/80 - 17, max pressure 33psi and dated 0612.
I'm going to be off-line for a week so I'll be checking back on this thread later.
Ben
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-10-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,305
Posted By bwallca
I have the regular E 07's also, I'm happy with...

I have the regular E 07's also, I'm happy with the wear and performance but I too have cracks around the knobs. MX1 tells me that this is not a dangerous condition, they also say that the cracks are...
Forum: Canada 07-29-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By bwallca
Snaring River 10km out of Jasper, might be booked...

Snaring River 10km out of Jasper, might be booked up on the long weekend though.
Ben
Forum: Canada 07-28-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,740
Posted By bwallca
Just noticed this thread so I'm a bit late for...

Just noticed this thread so I'm a bit late for the original poster. I had custom lines made up at Edmonton Brake and Clutch, good service and knowledgeable advice, they even have coloured lines...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,849
Posted By bwallca
For anybody who cares, I installed a Electrex...

For anybody who cares, I installed a Electrex RR51 voltage regulator. It's regulating at 14.3V, job done.
Ben
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,849
Posted By bwallca
I don't see how it can be a ground problem. With...

I don't see how it can be a ground problem. With dedicated pos and neg wires from the VR to the battery it should work with no ground at all.
Ben
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,849
Posted By bwallca
My Beckman DVM is good, agreed with 2 other...

My Beckman DVM is good, agreed with 2 other meters within 0.01. As I said the VR is wired directly to the battery with new wires, battery connections thoroughly cleaned. As unpalatable as it seems...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,849
Posted By bwallca
I'm confident the meter is good. Resting...

I'm confident the meter is good.
Resting voltage 12.62V
3000 rpm and above 15.0V
idle volts (lights off) 12.6V
Idle volts with lights on is meaningless, depends on how long I idle.
Ben
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,849
Posted By bwallca
The meter is fine, got exactly the same readings...

The meter is fine, got exactly the same readings on another meter.

The Haynes Ducati manual says 13.5V - 15.5V is normal! Maybe I'm wasting my time chasing this.
Ben
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,849
Posted By bwallca
High Voltage

The bike is an 1985 Cagiva with 650 Ducati engine that I've had since new. I noticed the battery water level going down pretty rapidly and found that it was pretty much toast so I relaced it with a...
Forum: Canada 06-08-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By bwallca
I guess that would be me, I have a 1987 650...

I guess that would be me, I have a 1987 650 Elefant that I like for back road riding. It is a heavy beast though, too much for me on any sort of off-road excursions. The 650 is quite different to...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By bwallca
A coil spring that fits snugly over the fuel line...

A coil spring that fits snugly over the fuel line should work. It prevents the line from kinking.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-16-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,258
Posted By bwallca
Go here:...

Go here: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/elefantadventurebikes. Lots of knowledge there.
Ben
Forum: Europe 02-01-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,238
Posted By bwallca
Yep, that looks exactly like the Ziess Ikon...

Yep, that looks exactly like the Ziess Ikon camera that I had back in the day, still have it somewhere.
Forum: Canada 01-04-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By bwallca
It seems there is zero tv coverage here, just...

It seems there is zero tv coverage here, just like last year. :cry
Ben

Correction, found it on Sportsnet :clap
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-06-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,258
Posted By bwallca
Put the info on the Elefant list...

Put the info on the Elefant list http://groups.google.com/group/elefantadventurebikes?hl=en, somebody may be interested or you may find a motor for your chassis.
Ben
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By bwallca
Trying to lift the bike onto the centre stand is...

Trying to lift the bike onto the centre stand is doing it the hard way. Concentrate on pushing down on centre stand tang. I've got 10 years on you, no problem .... yet.
Ben
Forum: Canada 06-16-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By bwallca
I'm in Edmonton and have some garage space but...

I'm in Edmonton and have some garage space but I'm leaving on Tues the 18th and will be gone for about a week. PM me if this works for you.
Ben
Forum: Canada 03-26-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,045
Posted By bwallca
Sherwood Motorcycles in Sherwood Park does them,...

Sherwood Motorcycles in Sherwood Park does them, about $125 if I remember right.
Ben
Forum: Canada 02-26-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,437
Posted By bwallca
As far as I know MX1Canada is the only source for...

As far as I know MX1Canada is the only source for Mitas in Canada. I bought a set of E07's, had them in less than a week no issues. I haven't heard anything bad about MX1.
Ben
Forum: Canada 01-11-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,617
Posted By bwallca
Steen Hansens is an authorized Ohlins repair...

Steen Hansens is an authorized Ohlins repair shop, did an OK job on mine and have a good reputation.
Ben
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By bwallca
Don't know for sure but most old off-road bikes...

Don't know for sure but most old off-road bikes had a kill switch. It's just a means of grounding out the ignition killing the bike. So one (or 2) of the wires will be ground, ignition will be the...
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By bwallca
Could be the lever needs to be shifted on the...

Could be the lever needs to be shifted on the splines. The lever should be at about 90 degrees to the case when it meets resistance, it could also be slipping on the splines. If you push on the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,376
Posted By bwallca
Almost certainly carb related. Definitely should...

Almost certainly carb related. Definitely should not be leaking gas, first thing to check is the O-Ring under the float valve seat. The O-ring is a common fault and is often missed. It's never...
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