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Old 03-05-2009, 05:19 AM   #1591
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Had a nice weekend at the begining opf march





a friend came with his 900 ie also



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Old 03-08-2009, 09:25 PM   #1592
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picked one up for a restore-job

I've been wanting one of these since I first found out about the Paris Dakar as a kid. This one is getting ready to be stripped down and rebuilt.
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:10 PM   #1593
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You probably won't stumble onto this so here is a thread about rebuilding that shock:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=233744

There is a plastic topping-spacer in that shock that limits the travel to 7.5 inches. If you remove it, the shock extends to allow 9" of travel (same as the fork).

This is the post:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=1096

You can see that the bike doesn't really lean over much more than stock. I think Cagiva intended for it to work that way. It allowed those 'in the know' to modify the shock and get the full offroad capability out of the chassis.

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Old 03-10-2009, 05:45 PM   #1594
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Thanks Donkey Hotey

Sweet.
Thanks for the knowledge, man, I appreciate that.
-cool thread.
I have a lot of studying to do.
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:00 PM   #1595
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18" rear ???

Will an 18" rear wheel/tire setup work on an 87 650 Elefant ?
I am currently in the process of reading this entire thread, but haven't found out yet... just wondering.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:44 PM   #1596
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The far easiest way to go to an 18" tire would be to just relace the wheel. Otherwise, you're getting into the brakes, etc. You can get the TKC tires in the 17/21 combo so I'm not sure why you'd bother (they're mounted in that photo of my bike). Or do you have some other reason?
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:35 PM   #1597
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fitment

I was a unclear in the way I worded my question.

I was wondering if the diameter of the tire would be too big and make contact with the swingarm.
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:13 PM   #1598
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The far easiest way to go to an 18" tire would be to just relace the wheel. Otherwise, you're getting into the brakes, etc. You can get the TKC tires in the 17/21 combo so I'm not sure why you'd bother (they're mounted in that photo of my bike). Or do you have some other reason?
My reason is just that an 18 rear and all that goes with it, is what I've become accustomed to in a dualsport bike. I'm not even sure if I would want to swap it and have to worry about finding the proper size sprockets or whether or not the speedo would read correctly. I was just wondering if it would fit, as I was planning on getting some new hoops and spokes, anyway.
Mine have more dents than I like.

Oh yeah, my other reason would be that I want my rear tire to be one inch taller than DonkeyHotey's... hahah -kidding
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:03 PM   #1599
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just got them today thay both run and thay were FREE !!!!!!!

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Old 03-22-2009, 06:02 PM   #1600
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OK, I'll bite: why were they free? Is it that hard to sell a motorcycle in winter in Alaska?
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:36 PM   #1601
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OK, I'll bite: why were they free? Is it that hard to sell a motorcycle in winter in Alaska?
A friend of mine had them and thay have been siting in the shed for years thay need work and didn't have time to put in to them so I got them she just said just let me barrow it once and a while. I said ok. I just got one fired up dosen't sound to bad for sitting a long while.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:47 AM   #1602
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350s or 650s?
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:26 PM   #1603
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Good for Ya...
350s or 650s?
650's Iam now doing the great white hunt for parts. I run a motorcyle shop up here in Alaska and so far my parts supplyer's are thin on cagiva parts.
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:24 PM   #1604
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...my parts supplyer's are thin on cagiva parts.
A lot of the engine stuff is standard Ducati. My rear brake pedal caused the oil level sight glass to crack on my E650. I could find no one in the USA that had that part. Fortunately these guys did have it (best to buy an extra if you're ordering from Oz) -
http://www.roadandrace.com.au/

When I was cleaning and lubing the swingarm and rear suspension linkage I discovered (from my local bearing supply house) that some of the bearings appear to be custom manufactured for Cagiva. I cleaned the needles which had fallen from the bearing, applied grease, new seals (which are more readily available), and re-assembled. This worked ok. The rear suspension and overall handling was much improved.

At least you've got two bikes, so you should always have one good one!
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:50 PM   #1605
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well so far 1 will be very nice with a little parts swaping and the other one may still be runable but both have leaking rear shocks thay are Ohline's so will have to send it in for rebuild. carbs need a going thought. the voltage reg went off its nut and blew out the lights( that happened before I got them so pulled one off the other but it would be nice to get another one. the chain is rusty but sprokets are good and so far vary hard to fine so will put a new chain on yea I know but it will have to do for now. and some other small things not too bad.
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