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Old 06-11-2006, 06:18 PM   #31
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Are there aftermarket seats for these? What is it like 2up? Can you get the mounts for cases easily?
Corbin makes one. I'm sure the other seat makers would do something for you too. Plenty of power for two up riding. Bags mounts may be a little harder to get but IIRC Jesse makes mounts and bags for it.

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Old 06-12-2006, 03:43 PM   #32
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Elefant parts

You can obtain:

Hepco & Becker mounts, bags and crash bars from

http://www.eurotechmotorsports.com/

Jet kit and performance filter from

www.factorypro.com

Fork valves and custom fork springs from

http://www.race-tech.com/

Custom rear shock from

http://www.worksperformance.com/html/home.html

and as said above, custom seat from

www.corbin.com

The elefant 900 definitely has enough power for two up. If you decide to really load her down, you might want to consider the Works shock since it has better valving, larger oil capacity and can incorporate a quick adjust knob for the preload like the BMWs.

I hope this helps.
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:40 PM   #33
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Thanks for the info. One other question. is there a site out there that shows the specs of all or most of the adventure bikes?
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:49 PM   #34
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Not that I have ever found. I have owned or ridden most of them out there except the KTM 950. If you have any particular question, I might be able to help.
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:09 PM   #35
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The dilema. Can only have one bike. I'm selling my R1100RTP which I really like. I want a duo sport. I want to be able to go 2 up with some comfort for wife / daughter. I will commute most days which is 50 miles round trip. I do like the look of the bikes with more plastic. Elefant, African Twin and it's siblings. Tiger. Limited to around $6k. Want to be able to go most anyplace. Reliability pretty important. Parts availability somewhat important.
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Old 06-12-2006, 08:15 PM   #36
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Doh......This bike looks VERY tempting. But I have to hold out for the right deal on a 950 ADV. Tell me, are those forks WP's, Paoli, or Marzocchi's?
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Old 06-13-2006, 02:49 PM   #37
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The dilema. Can only have one bike. I'm selling my R1100RTP which I really like. I want a duo sport. I want to be able to go 2 up with some comfort for wife / daughter. I will commute most days which is 50 miles round trip. I do like the look of the bikes with more plastic. Elefant, African Twin and it's siblings. Tiger. Limited to around $6k. Want to be able to go most anyplace. Reliability pretty important. Parts availability somewhat important.
A for the Elephant, most parts are available except plastic. Engine, breaks, suspension, etc are easily supported. I have always found my Ducati's to be vey reliable if they are maintained properly. The weakest link, imo, is the dry clutch. You have to be a little more gentle on it than a typicle wet clutch. Other than that, it is a pretty capable bike in the right hands. Parts are easily obtainable on the Tigers as well. Altough, accessories on for pre-1999 tigers are pretty hard to find. As for reliabiltiy, they are pretty good. A little more to go wrong that the duck with water cooling. Plus a little heavier. The Africa Twin I have never owned and I am not the right person to comment on it. But I do think they are cool as hell!!! Have you also considered an older BMW R100GS? Tons of parts, bullet proof, and pretty good off-road if you know what you are doing.
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Old 06-13-2006, 02:51 PM   #38
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Doh......This bike looks VERY tempting. But I have to hold out for the right deal on a 950 ADV. Tell me, are those forks WP's, Paoli, or Marzocchi's?
I saw that bike as well. Original owner! Pretty amazing. It has the Showa forks. All of the 94's and 95's came with Showas.
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Old 07-08-2006, 04:17 PM   #39
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This the Marathon that made it from Europe to the US. It's a 900 Marathon biult by the Azzalin family (the same ones that built the dakar bikes for cagiva...like HPN is fro BMW) It has a 944 engine, stainless steel exhaust, different forks, longer swing arm, back tank, water tank and a 5 gears gearbox. They were the last bikes sold to the privateers to race the dakar. I love it.





By the way I have trashed the UGLY stickers. Now is white like a pearl!!! with the Luck explorer stickers...
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Oh My.....





Got any more photos of that? What's the total fuel capacity with the Aux. tanks? Are those forks adjustable? And is that a dual muffler set-up?
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Old 07-08-2006, 06:10 PM   #41
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hey thats nice frankenbeemer, looks good with longer legs. whats the height like?? bout the same as the 640 A ???
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Old 07-08-2006, 06:55 PM   #42
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This the Marathon...
You dog. You better show up in BB with that next time.

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Old 07-08-2006, 08:00 PM   #43
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Hi Jim....missing the BB but maybe I do Tunisia this year...do you want to join?

You know that if I came to the BB you will test it too..if you promise not to crash it or to brake the steering column as on your HP....

You should hear it growl....mamma mia.....pure Italian stallion....



Here are the specs:




CH-Racing-Elefant 900 Marathon Super Production


General information

Model: Cagiva 900 Rally CH-Racing
Year: 1997
Category: Rally / offroad
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 944.00 ccm
Engine type: Twin cylinder
Stroke: 4
Power: 75 HP @ 7400 RPM
Torque: 70.70 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Compression: 9.2:1
Bore x stroke: 92.0 x 68.0 mm
Fuel system: Carburettor 2x Mikuni 36 mm.
Valves per cylinder: 2
Cooling system: Air / Oil
Gearbox: 5-speed
Transmission type
final drive: Chain
Physical measures
Dry weight: 186.0 kg
Seat height: 900 mm
Wheelbase: 1,560 mm
Ground clearance: 310 mm
Chassis and dimensions
Front suspension: 45 mm. Marzocchi Multi Adjuster
Front suspension travel: 250 mm
Rear suspension: Öhlins - Monoshock
Rear suspension travel: 230 mm
Front tyre dimensions: 90/90-21
Rear tyre dimensions: 140/90-18
Front brakes: Single disc
Front brakes diameter: 296 mm
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 240 mm
Speed and acceleration
Power/weight ratio: 0.4032 HP/kg
Other specifications
Fuel capacity: 53.00 litres




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Old 07-08-2006, 08:09 PM   #44
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I did a little work on the bike since BB. What do you think? Finally used the fairing.



Speaking of crashing, Chris rode by your special humps on Old Ore and found some Mauro artifacts.

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wow jim that really looks,, umm, whats the word, macho? very mean indeed.
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