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Old 10-10-2008, 08:49 AM   #1531
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I owned this bike also.
I bought it from a guy that worked at a Duc shop in Cali.
I put a lot of nice stuff on it, Yoyodyne clutch slave cylinder and a trick clutch etc, I had Mr. Ed's in Albany OR. build a seat for it.!
I like the paint. Do you know what windscreen it's got? I shattered my OEM, and am looking at Gustafsson, MRA, and Eagle. I can get the Gustafsson (Florida) the fastest, but they're the most expensive. Eagle (Australia) is the least expensive, but shipping may take longer. I was told 3-5 weeks for MRA (Germany). All three brands have various heights. I think 2-4 inches higher than stock would be the quietist for me. Any recommendations?
MRA
Gustafsson
Eagle

How much was the seat from Mr. Ed's, and what's the contact info? I have a Renazco, now, about 1" thcker than stock, but I'd like to sell that and get another made even thicker. I could ride to Albany easily, which would be an advantage.
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:20 PM   #1532
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nice pics
I think I was on the road in the first one
I would love to have that skid plate but no extra money for one right now
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:45 PM   #1533
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Here is another

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Old 10-10-2008, 09:13 PM   #1534
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I spotted another one in SLC today, ~5pm on 900 E and 6000S, Dark red with Duc badges. The lights didn't work in my favor, and I couldn't catch him. It's been a while since I've seen another one.

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Old 10-11-2008, 08:33 AM   #1535
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Here is another

I like the black, very "slimming."
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:05 PM   #1536
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I like the paint. Do you know what windscreen it's got? I shattered my OEM, and am looking at Gustafsson, MRA, and Eagle. I can get the Gustafsson (Florida) the fastest, but they're the most expensive. Eagle (Australia) is the least expensive, but shipping may take longer. I was told 3-5 weeks for MRA (Germany). All three brands have various heights. I think 2-4 inches higher than stock would be the quietist for me. Any recommendations?
MRA
Gustafsson
Eagle

How much was the seat from Mr. Ed's, and what's the contact info? I have a Renazco, now, about 1" thcker than stock, but I'd like to sell that and get another made even thicker. I could ride to Albany easily, which would be an advantage.


The contact for Mr. Ed's upholstery is; 1-541-926-6224
His name is Don Weber. I can't remember the exact cost of the seat redo but it was reasonable since he had to completely rebuild it from the 2x4 seat it came with to something comfortable enough to ride.
Don and his wife Debbie also own Mr. Ed's Moto, a nice place to get m/c accessories and riding gear - GREAT service too.

Sorry; I was going to add the phone # for Mr. Ed's Moto; 1-541-926-2107 You can probably get a hold of him here also.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:12 AM   #1537
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I spotted another one in SLC today, ~5pm on 900 E and 6000S, Dark red with Duc badges. The lights didn't work in my favor, and I couldn't catch him. It's been a while since I've seen another one.

:)
When was that, could have been me. I know there is another bike in Salt Lake here somewhere.

Did the bike sound badass?? (I have a CF pipe)

Was there rubber chunks flying off my rear tire?? (I run knobbies all the time)

If I was passing a Harley, then it definitely was me!!
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:39 PM   #1538
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A shot from the trip I did to the white mountains here in AZ

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Hi Setthro, nice bike, your back end looks like it sits higher than mine or maybe its just camera angle, do you have standard shock or is it higher? cheers, AndyP.

lets see some more pics of your bike san luggage
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:31 AM   #1539
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it has a aftermarket shock on the back, it came on the bike when I got it.

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Old 10-28-2008, 09:50 AM   #1540
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So, what do you think.

Looking for some Elefant advice.

I owned a Lucky Explorer 900ie from new when they first came out, had one of the numbered key rings if anyone knows about that!

Anyway, many years and many bikes later I have come across this











The advert reads

Cagiva Elefant 750 Lucky Explorer
1990

Cagiva Elefant 750 Lucky Explorer, my own bike. One family owned from new and in mint original condition with just 22,000kms. Ohlins shock, factory heated grips, and recent new tyres. Has just been serviced, including valve-check, new cam belts & bearings and clutch overhaul. Probably the best available..

So, what do you think and bearing in mind that the vendor claims to have had a valve check, belts changed, clutch overhaul etc. is there anything else that I should look out for in particular?

Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:08 AM   #1541
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:21 AM   #1542
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I think everything is done.

Very nice bike
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:27 AM   #1543
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Where might that little gem be located? Europe (Spain) by chance?

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Old 10-28-2008, 09:39 PM   #1544
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is there anything else that I should look out for in particular?
I think that we covet that which we can't have...and I'm coveting that thing right about now.

Adventure Kitty has both the 650 (predessesor) and the 900 (successor). I can tell you that the 650 isn't half the street bike that the 900 is. I love the 900. I love the 650 a little less. It's mostly due to power but it's also focus: the 900 is a better street bike and the 650 is a better dirt bike.

The 750 you're looking at is just the successor to my 650. It has the same frame and suspension, with the 750 F1 cylinders and the frame mounted fairing. The Ohlins is original and works well. The forks should be Marzocchi. They are a little less than stellar (a little spindly for the weight of the bike).

If that rear Ohlins is exactly the same as mine (good chance), there is a nylon spacer inside that limits the suspension travel. The front is 9 inches and the rear is about 7.5 inches. If/when you remove the nylon spacer from the internals, it extends the rear to a full 9 inches of travel (matching the front).

Value would all depend on what they're asking, but I'm in love with it already. If there weren't a bunch of ocean between that bike and California, Adventure Kitty would be making a spot for her third Heffalump.
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:47 PM   #1545
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Thanks for the comments.

BeachBum, yes Europe but not Spain.

Donkey Hotey, the price is 3200 Euros, about 4100 US $. Which seems a bit expensive but then it appears to be in good condition would Adventure Kitty be making room for the Heffalump at that price?
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