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Forum: Australia 09-01-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 236
Ttt
Views: 14,462
Posted By rarebear
Hi there all, im the bloke on the Cagiva...

Hi there all,
im the bloke on the Cagiva Elephant!! Had the bike for about 5 years, has been off the road for the past two years having some engine/electrical work done by Gowie at Adelong, so have...
Forum: Australia 02-18-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,785
Posted By rarebear
$13 castrol oil in a ZZr1100?

http://DSCN0017Have followed a few previous threads on engine oil and have also had a gutfull of paying $50-$60 for 4 litres of 'motorcycle specific' oil at the local bike shops. So I goes down the...
Forum: Australia 01-22-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,567
Posted By rarebear
looks like no one else is going to have be...

looks like no one else is going to have be 'patched in' for my ride to the island this year:D
Hey Pez, Ian Lovell used to 'sponser' me in the 90's when I raced BEARS and Formula xtreme, hav'nt seen...
Forum: Australia 01-21-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,567
Posted By rarebear
island classic 2014

Anyone out there riding down to Philip Island for the International Island Classic over the Australia day weekend?
I'm leaving Wollongong Sat morning arrive sat arvo and returning Monday morn,...
Forum: Australia 12-15-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By rarebear
Jeez Andrew, ' at the end of an ordinary career'...

Jeez Andrew, ' at the end of an ordinary career' is bit harsh isn't mate!! If ya' going to type it up here you might as well say to his face eh...

The guys a god and a legend, two very close...
Forum: Australia 07-18-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By rarebear
I'm in Mt.ousley and waiting on repairs to my...

I'm in Mt.ousley and waiting on repairs to my Cagiva 900IE, should be available in 2019 ish.
Maybe TTT or Thunder rally....
Forum: Australia 07-18-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 10,090
Posted By rarebear
wow

fantastic effort to all competitors, looks hard core to me, but i'm only a soft cock motocrosser. 24hrs -still has me buggered how you/they do it.
Forum: Australia 05-28-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By rarebear
how bright?

okay,, thanks for all the help etc Will be fitting to an Cagiva Elefant 900ie , only has a 300wt alternator, so am wondering, can i go for the 55wt 8000k setups and be safe in the knowledge that i'm...
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 112,545
Posted By rarebear
HID headlight kits

Hi all- Paul from Australia, i have a 1990 900ie elefant and was wondering if there's a HID headlight kit that will fit this bike that someone out there would recomend?
Yep the ol' "fit 65wt bulbs...
Forum: Australia 05-27-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By rarebear
HID headlight kits???

Looking for a good quality HID headlight kit [twin headlights] for a reasonable price. Are there certain kits to steer clear off ? Should i pay a little more or are the $60 ebay kits performing the...
Forum: Australia 04-26-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,209
Posted By rarebear
thanks

Thanks for the feedback fellas. Would like to run the HD bulbs as that sounds one way of reducing my current draw. Have just fitted LED taillight and indicators so i'm on the right track. Down stream...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,209
Posted By rarebear
Electrical problems...................!

Gday people,
Would appreciate some help with my Cagiva Elefant 900IE 1989 model, que the sound off slaming doors and people running for there life clutching there skulls!! and yep off course its an...
Forum: Australia 01-18-2011, 03:04 AM
Replies: 677
Views: 53,774
Posted By rarebear
Orrr shit....only another 11 months and 2 weeks...

Orrr shit....only another 11 months and 2 weeks till next year. Thanks people for the fantastic coverage of this years event, the links and home grown inside info. SBS email sent and congrats to the...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By rarebear
Racetune in Kirrawee still open?

Tried to contact Allen at Racetune mufflers in Kirrawee the other day and his phone number had changed. Can anyone tell me if he's still in buisness and if so pass on his number? Alternatively any...
Forum: Australia 09-26-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 100,107
Posted By rarebear
Thanks to all concerned for the awesome...

Thanks to all concerned for the awesome footage/radio/pics etc. What a fantastic event, best yet.
Forum: Australia 09-21-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,387
Posted By rarebear
CR480 advice needed.....

Am looking at getting back into motorcross and not really interested in doing the modern thing anymore, so have been looking into VMX now for a few years and have decided that a Honda CR480 might...
Forum: Australia 09-20-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By rarebear
Gotta agree with the 1200 conversion job. A mate...

Gotta agree with the 1200 conversion job. A mate has a 6 month old 883. Just last week we did the 1200 conversion over the weekend. $1650 for genuine Harley parts, we did the all the work except the...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2010, 03:55 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 112,545
Posted By rarebear
speedo drive unit

Anyone help me with a speedo drive unit to fit a 1990 900IE, has the 41.7mm conventional Marzochi forks. My original drive unit has spilled all its internals, NLA on the original unit so have tried...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 282,740
Posted By rarebear
What do you blokes use when you've buggard the...

What do you blokes use when you've buggard the standard rims?
Have an Elefant 900 and am lacing new rims, not sure what width to go on the front and the rear. Would like to get matching black Excell...
Forum: Vendors 07-26-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3,102
Views: 534,748
Posted By rarebear
Fitting a 21' front wheel to my Cagiva Elefant,...

Fitting a 21' front wheel to my Cagiva Elefant, so while the ol' slug is off the road have stripped the rear wheel as well. What size should i replace the rear rim with? Stay with a 17" 3.50 or go...
Forum: Australia 07-26-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,606
Posted By rarebear
How did we go from RTA bigbrother info to truck...

How did we go from RTA bigbrother info to truck bashing?? Yep theres some trucks on the road going to quick and driven 'un-professionly', but i will say in my experience thats a small minority....
Forum: Australia 07-26-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By rarebear
Thanks for the info fella's, much appreciated....

Thanks for the info fella's, much appreciated. Fatboycrash, do the 'summat's' go good in the dirt? if you have one kicking around in you're shed then might be interested in a swap..
Forum: Australia 07-25-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By rarebear
21" front rim widths

Need some advice as to which width i should go to for the front wheel of my Cagiva Elefant. Currently has a 19" front wheel, am going to replace this with a 21". should i go for a 1.60" [motorcross...
Forum: Australia 07-20-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,040
Posted By rarebear
Bluhduh black and takes you're piccy for free

I was on my from Wollongong to Sydney today and had the pleasure of spotting my first mobil speed camera. He/she was parked in the Cataract crk dip on the north bound side of the F6, around 10.45am....
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 485,567
Posted By rarebear
new elefant owner

Hi there, My name is Paul Treverrow from Wollongong Australia. Around 2 months ago i got myself a well used 1990 900 Elefant. I have several older Ducatis and a Super Tenere so the new Elefant has...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2010, 05:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,009
Posted By rarebear
sydney wheel builders?

I have to get a rear wheel built and was going to try and keep it local-i'm in Wollongong. Has anybody used Chris Squires spoked wheel repairs in Prospect [Sydney] ? I have always used Ash's in Qld...
Forum: Australia 07-11-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,388
Posted By rarebear
Ta to you kind sir, will nestle the cheeks in for...

Ta to you kind sir, will nestle the cheeks in for probably the best TV time all week.....
Forum: Australia 07-10-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By rarebear
i'll be waiting in the ally to..

Yep, got conned by the Promecha fella as well. Sent my USD forks down for custom wound springs and re-valving after his over the phone quote off $400-450 and 10 days to do the work. 3 weeks later he...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-09-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 47,466
Posted By rarebear
ooohhh yeh

What a cazy as shit project. I always had the pre-conceived idea that all BMW owners were slipper wearing, pipe smoking old bizzy bodies, i think you have smashed that concept Pilbra!!!! Mate,...
Forum: Australia 06-02-2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,091
Posted By rarebear
good stuff

I had Chain Gang make me two front discs, wave type pattern, floating, 300mm and a rear in a wave type pattern. They are all excellent quality, on par with Brembo street stuff and shit loads better...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 485,567
Posted By rarebear
parts pleeeease...

Hi guys, yep i know it's a long shot but worth a try. I live in Wollongong Australia and own a Yam superten and would love to upgrade to an Elefant!! I'm trying to track down a...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 21,205
Posted By rarebear
elefant at bells

Can anyone help me with contact details for the chap selling his Elefant at Bells line ?????? Am interested in finding out more details about this bike...
Forum: Australia 04-09-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By rarebear
Thanks for the susgestions fellas. This Bridle...

Thanks for the susgestions fellas. This Bridle track outside of Bathurst, can't find it on my map? Is it referred to as something else?
Forum: Australia 04-08-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By rarebear
in reverse?

Thanks oodeano, any susgestions are welcome . Sounds like you have given it some thought so would love to hear what you have come up with....
Forum: Australia 04-07-2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By rarebear
12 Hours-wollongong To Maitland!?

Here's a tuff one... How do i turn the ride from Wollongong to Maitland into a 12hour ride ? I'm trying to get as much dirt as possable for myself [XTZ750] and my brother [KLR650] who has ridden up...
Forum: Australia 02-17-2010, 02:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,707
Posted By rarebear
Great shots, thanks Willows. My brother is on his...

Great shots, thanks Willows. My brother is on his way home after spending his third summer 'on the ice'! He works on the ice core drilling team. He just emailed me some great pics, a few of the...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,750
Posted By rarebear
Question s10

Well, i'll walk on my hands to Bourke if this whole excercise by Yamaha is to 'gauge people's interest, before they invest...." c'mon on people this things been brewing for years and the 660's...
Forum: Australia 12-06-2009, 03:25 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 24,661
Posted By rarebear
Thanks guys for the "muz" collections. Brings...

Thanks guys for the "muz" collections. Brings back the memorys of reading ADB when i was youngsta!! He was/is brilliant and ahead of his time. It is sad to see the way the magazine industry has gone...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,462
Posted By rarebear
My old man was a surveyor in Wollongong in the...

My old man was a surveyor in Wollongong in the 70's and 80's. Was the head dude at the Lands Dept, as it was called back then. When they shut the Wollongong office in the late 80's he had the option...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,188
Posted By rarebear
Does hitting a roo in a Kenworth truck count!!...

Does hitting a roo in a Kenworth truck count!! Picton road 3.30am, 90kph, loaded gross weight 43.5 tonnes. Out of the mist appears a 5ft roo standing dead in the bloody middle of my lane staring...
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