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Old 06-08-2011, 03:22 PM   #1921
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...the pictures reminded me of areas near here in Northern California...
A bit OT: Funny thing that, considering how much further north Norway is compared to California (or even the whole of the US). I have visited a lot of places in the US, and it often strikes me how similar the climate and nature is.
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:27 PM   #1922
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Well, then I *really* need to get my ass to Olso, Norway for a visit, 'cause I've heard Northern California has some of the best climate and nature in the world. How's the motorcycle ridin' on your 'Fant on the Norway roads?

I grew up in Southern California, (Los Angeles) and prefer Northern California immensely. Better climate, nature, and better motorcycle riding.

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A bit OT: Funny thing that, considering how much further north Norway is compared to California (or even the whole of the US). I have visited a lot of places in the US, and it often strikes me how similar the climate and nature is.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:33 AM   #1923
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Another guy posted this link in the ADV Thumper section and I would like to put where it belongs and share these beautiful pictures with you.
Enjoy

http://www.bikeexif.com/cagiva
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:18 PM   #1924
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one on ebay NOW

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...#ht_500wt_1021

Same year as mine so looking to see where value is as mine may be on the block .
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:41 PM   #1925
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How's the motorcycle ridin' on your 'Fant on the Norway roads?
The speed limits are a bit of a downer, but we do have some great gravel roads. Minus for the long winters
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:11 PM   #1926
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Baby Elefant

So it took me a while - about a year - but here's the baby 'fant:
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:58 AM   #1927
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one on ebay NOW

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...#ht_500wt_1021

Same year as mine so looking to see where value is as mine may be on the block .
Same year as mine too. I would take 3K right now if someone offered it. Need down payment money for new wheels...
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:44 AM   #1928
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Ok. Evo 2 is starting to be ready. -99 SS900 engine, slightly ported heads, stock SS cams, 1.5M ECU, wiring loom is a mix SS and Ellie wiring, should make 90 plus hp on the crank but who knows. It's much happier above 5k rpm than stock, stock is a bit better just above idle.
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:10 AM   #1929
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Only a Picture right now

Here is the 750 in how I plan on going with it ... white or silver ...
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:13 AM   #1930
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Picture right now

This is how I am planning to do my 750
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:24 AM   #1931
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Headlamps

Either i am going with the Single plastic shrould like a DR or XR headlight covering the Speedo .... or twin lights then a small plastic cover over Speedo and such.....
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:56 AM   #1932
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Jim,

Nice bikes you have over there.... I am sure was not an easy job to track them down and bring them in to the country.

I know you will enjoy this pic. You are one of the few (including me) that has a fetisch for huge tanks.



I like the right tank, which came from Auriol's (l' africain) first Dakar Cagiva bike, which in my opinion is the only real love of Castiglioni- the Ligier Cagiva 750 - There are many Lucky explorers but only few Ligiers.

I have asked the mad man who owns the tanks if he will ever sell them but his reply was continually "NOPE". I wish the $ was a stronger currency to the Euro and I could have made it more interesting for him.
By the way, that Ligier tank lasted only one day as I was told that Auriol dropped the bike (ice storm the night before) at the first curve after leaving the Eiffel tower. Fortunatley the mad man was there with another tank since the first one cracked on the asphalt and was replaced.

Here the beloved one - and Castiglioni in the center.




Happy Holidays to every adventure bike owner


P.S
Jim, after waiting 4 months, I got the lucky explorer large OEM stickers for the Marathon. They should look nice on the bike.
Hi, did you try to contact this guy again, it's been a few years...
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:02 PM   #1933
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tanks

Nope i had not. It seems like a good idea....
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:20 AM   #1934
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wanted part

I just came back from a 5000k trip from Oslo, Norway to Split, Croatia only to find that I had lost one of the end caps(?) of the swing arm (the cover in which the rear wheel alignment screw is recessed).

I had a great time piloting the Elefant, but sadly we had to get on the autobahn a tad bit too much. One full day of rain, 11h and 900k. Needless to say, we were wet. Drove some fantastic roads in Croatia. 150k of contiuous bends along the coast. The bike behaved good. Only lost the speedo in Denmark. Good thing is the odo is now sans 5000k

Anyway, I am in search of the said end cap. If anyone has one lying around I would like to buy it. I guess they are common for all the 900 fants, but if it matters its an E900 from '96.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:48 AM   #1935
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Nope i had not. It seems like a good idea....
IF he would be willing to sell and IF he has some stuff you don't need/want, I might be interested ;).
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