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Old 02-28-2008, 07:55 AM   #1
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Elefant Technical Thread

I wanted to start a new thread where we can all discuss/express our concerns about Elefant technical issues and modifications. The Elefant Sightings thread should be used for our trips and photos for bragging rights about where we have taken these Beasts. Good Luck everyone!! Talk to ya soon
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:22 PM   #2
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I just put on some new timing belts, aftermarket Bucci belts. Has anyone tried these?? Any input on the MBP collets??? Hello, anyone out there??
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:02 PM   #3
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I just put on some new timing belts, aftermarket Bucci belts. Has anyone tried these?? Any input on the MBP collets??? Hello, anyone out there??
I just ordered the Bucci , should be arriving soon. No real experience but I heard good thing about them.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:35 PM   #4
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I almost bought one. The 'technical' bit put me off, ie. I was too afraid it would keep breaking down.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:19 AM   #5
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The belts aren't too hard, the timing marks on the pulleys and the engine case line right up, the bitch part is getting the old belts off (big nubs to get over the pulley edge). The new bucci belts have a different tooth profile and go on just a hair easier, but not much. Good luck.

Christian, how's the fork mod going?? We should post pics when we both get finished.
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:47 AM   #6
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Peg Wideners

http://www.worksconnection.com/store...tml?prod_id=26


This is the page for the peg wideners I bought and TIG welded on my pegs last year, make sure you buy the right size. I posted a pic on the elefant sightings thread. Just thought everyone might like to know. Thanks
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:48 PM   #7
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I am in the process of installing my custom length rear shock. It is an inch longer to match my 50 mms on the front. I will post pics when I get back home. (I am out of town at the moment).

I ordered what I thought was going to be a wilbers and got a hyper pro instead. It looks like a good shock. I guess I will find out when I get it in. It looks similar to the technoflex I installed on my dad's elefant last year.

I like this thread Idea. Hope it takes off.

-John

Just figured out I posted on dads screen name. Further updates under Azcagiva's screen name.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:52 PM   #8
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I also have a part number from total seal for a gapless second ring and a better oil control ring. Will post them when I get home.

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Old 03-03-2008, 08:43 PM   #9
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Christian, how's the fork mod going?? We should post pics when we both get finished.
Well , I stopped it for now, basically with all the stuff I had, I would spend an other $3/$400 (spring, valving) and right now I can't , so I sold my stuff on here, and with the money I bought all the maintenance parts I needed (belts, light kit, etc...) The goodie I got out of this is a Vector Trail Tech computer which I will install and I will post installation pictures.

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Old 03-04-2008, 01:42 AM   #10
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http://www.worksconnection.com/store...tml?prod_id=26


This is the page for the peg wideners I bought and TIG welded on my pegs last year, make sure you buy the right size. I posted a pic on the elefant sightings thread. Just thought everyone might like to know. Thanks
does anyone have an idea wich size fits the fants standard pegs ??

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Old 03-04-2008, 10:01 AM   #11
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Cool2 Some things I have learned.

I just got mine put back together after doing a spring cleaning tune-up. Here are some thoughts...

Take the four screws out of the small piece of fairing that goes around the oil cooler. Then the fairing comes off easy. (I used to lay it on the front fender on a towel)

The stock muffler works great for holding the fuel tank up enough to not spill or rest on the petcock.

Removing the brakes on the front and then putting them back on after the tire change is faster than fighting them because they were left on.

The speedo was working most of the time. Sometimes it would start working again if you tapped or hit the gage, sometime under acceleration... The worm-drive that connects the back of the speedo to the cable had worn and the two worm gears were not meshing all the time. A new gear unit has fixed this. This part is NOT on the part diagram for a E900. It's just not there. Tell them you have a 900ss. It's on that parts diagram... (and it's $60!!!)

You will need approx 30 or so stainless steel chore boy pads to fill a D&D can. use a long screwdriver and pack 'em in!

Some models of Harley use the same oil filter. You can get them at most auto-parts stores. 50-50 chance it's chrome though...(e900)

Hall's Ducati in Springfield Illinois has had most of the parts I have needed in stock. (Speedo cable, speedo gear thing, throttle cable, etc.) One of the guys there rides an elefant. They will keep a CC on file for you, and shipping has been fast.

Love this new thread!
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:31 AM   #12
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don't be tempted to use a car oil filter on the duc engine!
the oil presure in a car engine is much lower then in the duc engine
pay another 20 or so $$ just to be sure
thats what I am doing
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:35 PM   #13
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does anyone have an idea wich size fits the fants standard pegs ??

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so i answer myself .. the peg is 3 cm wide .. approx 1,18 or 1,28 inche ?
no I've sent them a mail to know about shipping cost to France

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Old 03-04-2008, 05:25 PM   #14
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If they won't help u out let me know and I can get some and send them to you. I love my pegs now, they feel about dirtbike size now.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:17 PM   #15
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don't be tempted to use a car oil filter on the duc engine!
the oil presure in a car engine is much lower then in the duc engine
pay another 20 or so $$ just to be sure
thats what I am doing
It is a moto filter... Just happens to be the same size as a Harley filter...
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