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Old 04-01-2009, 02:37 PM   #1621
Lamin Sambou
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21/ 18 wheels on elefant

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If you do more street riding than dirt the 944 kit will be ok. I have a friend that does alot of dirt and his 944 blew up in a sand wash. There is a pic of his bike somewhere here in this thread, bike belongs to John Deykes. So dirt no, street yes.

Here is a pic of my elefant in baja I took last week. This was at Coco's crossing.


Here is a shot down from the Cemex plant by santo thomas.


Bike did great except for the screws for the side front fairings kept walking out.

-John
hi john,

looks like you've got your bike nicely sorted, I see you have a 21" front, could you tell me what rim width? and is that the standard 17" rim on the back? I'm looking to make up an 18" for the rear, what rim width would you go for?

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Old 04-02-2009, 08:39 AM   #1622
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hi john,

looks like you've got your bike nicely sorted, I see you have a 21" front, could you tell me what rim width? and is that the standard 17" rim on the back? I'm looking to make up an 18" for the rear, what rim width would you go for?

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so far I can See it's not the original 900 fork
shoud be a showa USD with double disc setup
or a single disc for 750

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Old 04-02-2009, 05:53 PM   #1623
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Hello Andy,

I am still running the 17" rear. I can still get the michelin desert for it so I haven't bothered to get an 18" yet. If I were to get one I would get whatever width the ktm 950 adventure is running. I will check the width of my front wheel when I get home tonight. I have converted the front end to 49mm showa conventionals. I also have a hyperpro custom shock for the rear. I believe that I have some pics of my suspension in the elefant technical thread somewhere. I will also be putting on some of the big valve 900 monster heads this summer.

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Old 04-03-2009, 06:46 AM   #1624
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Hello Andy,

I am still running the 17" rear. I can still get the michelin desert for it so I haven't bothered to get an 18" yet. If I were to get one I would get whatever width the ktm 950 adventure is running. I will check the width of my front wheel when I get home tonight. I have converted the front end to 49mm showa conventionals. I also have a hyperpro custom shock for the rear. I believe that I have some pics of my suspension in the elefant technical thread somewhere. I will also be putting on some of the big valve 900 monster heads this summer.

-John
Hi John,

I think the KTM runs a 4.25 x 18" on the rear as standard, quite wide don't you think?
Nice shock, is it really an inch longer than standard? I'm having a standard shock rebuilt with a 10mm longer rod, I reckon that equates to about 30mm at the spindle.
I've got heads off a 900ie which have the bigger valves, they do make a nice difference. my bike really flies opened up but I've never been able to get the carbs set up for a decent tickover. wish I could afford some FCR's but even secondhand cost more than I paid for my XT.

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Old 04-03-2009, 06:44 PM   #1625
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I'm looking at this one. . . . . maybe
Its an E750 in need a fair amount of work but it is all there. 1 owner from new.
It has covered 36,000k's and has had one engine rebuild due to dusting the engine in the outback as the air-filter popped off while riding on a dirt road.
the Hydraulic clutch is about to let go as well as it is very stiff.
The compression on the rear cylinder is down a bit too.







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Old 04-04-2009, 12:52 AM   #1626
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when I bought mine (750 94) it had 82000 km and the clutch was very stiff and I couldn't find neutral
I replaced all the fluids and discovered that the fluid in the clutch master was more like paste then fluid
after the change the clutch pull was noticeably lighter and it operated better
I discovered later that the diaphragm was torn so I replaced the clutch master and it improved things
but still there was a lot of gunk in the system that I could not get out and it was difficult to find neutral
just after replacing the clutch for a new clutch kit (plates and springs) and cleaning all the gunk the clutch pull is considerably lighter and I can find neutral with no problems
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:10 PM   #1627
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Hello again Andy,

I just measured the wheel and it looks to be somewhere around 2.25 inches wide. I now have a lot of work to do after my last ride that didn't turn out so well. Looks like I can do the lucky explorer paint scheme now.


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Old 04-06-2009, 05:37 AM   #1628
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Hello again Andy,

I just measured the wheel and it looks to be somewhere around 2.25 inches wide. I now have a lot of work to do after my last ride that didn't turn out so well. Looks like I can do the lucky explorer paint scheme now.


-John

hi john, looks like you could of done with the H&B crashbars.....
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:18 PM   #1629
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OUCH azcagive !!! That looks like it hurt, hope you are alright.


I have a sad anouncement to make. My hefalump is now for sale in the flea market. It's been great learning with you all about this bad ass bike, but life changes and I'm glad I got to experience the Fant over the past few years. Good luck to everyone here, and keep the rubber side down.

Later herd.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:42 AM   #1630
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:31 PM   #1631
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just thought about it yesterday
you were quicker
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Old 05-23-2009, 06:16 PM   #1632
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Anyone here have a source for windshields? I have recently been in the market for one.

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Old 05-23-2009, 08:39 PM   #1633
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Anyone here have a source for windshields? I have recently been in the market for one.

-John

twistedthrottle have them listed.
Tall and regular size.
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:10 PM   #1634
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I got the taller one (took forever to get to USA). I'm not impressed with the taller one, it slopes back too far. I would order another stock sized windshield, maybe clear next time.
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:30 PM   #1635
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not bad, umh?
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