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Old 08-21-2014, 08:55 AM   #1
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Ducati Elefant 900 - Value?

Hi All,

I'm going to look at a 1995 Elefant for sale locally for $2900 "firm" The bike appears to be very stock and minty, with 12K miles, but the seller says he put it up two years ago when it failed to hold a battery charge (he suspects the regulator/rectifier) However, when chatting on the phone he mentioned trying to start it w/ a different battery at the time and it wouldn't go (I'm suspecting he blew the main fuse or otherwise took out the starter relay)

So, assuming I have to suss out some electrical issues, and replace some components (I have a lot of experience w/ the 90's 2 valve ducs), carbs, belts, valves, etc.........is $2900 too much?? The bike does appear to be very mint, but my hindbrain is saying $2500 is more on the mark.

What say the collective?

(I forgot to mention that I already have a Gran Canyon that I like very much, but I'm also attracted to the Elefant)
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:58 PM   #2
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A very clean Elefante 900 is worth more than $2,500. More like $3,500 if low mileage and everything is there. However they are old and parts can be time consuming to fine, it at all. Most people who buy them know what they are and just want one to have and not as a cheap adventure bike.

They are great motorcycles, maybe the best handling road bike every. But they are like me, just getting kind of old.
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:52 PM   #3
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Well, I guess I'll found out........I made the deal for $2500.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:33 AM   #4
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Well, I guess I'll found out........I made the deal for $2500.
Congrats!. The electrics should be an easy fix. Enjoy!
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:56 AM   #5
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Rebuild the fuel pump.

Check the carb boot from airbox to carb. I just imported a whole bunch from an aftermarket manufacture due to us owners needing to replace cracked boots.

For the regulator I recommend the Dumbo Development Labs starter cable upgrade and a Shindengen FH020 regulator kit.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:35 AM   #6
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Falcn..........you have a pm
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