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Old 04-20-2007, 02:58 PM   #811
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Maybe you should add $500.00 to the price and offer free shipping!
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:55 PM   #812
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2spot your bike will sell, i almost bought. followed your thread, you were undecided due to lack of response. i was waiting for my previous bike to sell, then another came for sale.

i have checked here and ebay since i bought mine and havent seen one, full faired, since.

your bike is sweet, it will sell. if you want it gone it will leave.

what kind of psi do you run off road, fire roads two track etc?
bead locks?

getting on the plane tomorrow to get the new beast, should be a fun long weekend. anybody interested in the dragon sunday?
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Old 04-21-2007, 07:15 AM   #813
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So I did notice that rear brake is not luminating brake light. Is that a switch of somesort located somewhere?
Front does work.
I've had two Elefants and both required an extraordinarily hard mash on the brake pedal to activate the light. Either the switches go bad after time or Ducati just selected one with the wrong pressure specification for activation.
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Old 04-21-2007, 07:59 AM   #814
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for the record my rear brake pedal works the light just fine. but i do lean toward the hydro switch.

as far as pressure off road, on the 90/10 tires like anakees i'll run'em at 20 off road, ive taken the knobbies lower but the front tire pinches easy with all that weight on it, so i run about 20 in those also.
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Old 04-21-2007, 01:07 PM   #815
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I've had two Elefants and both required an extraordinarily hard mash on the brake pedal to activate the light. Either the switches go bad after time or Ducati just selected one with the wrong pressure specification for activation.
the switch tends to stuck over time.
if you have time take it off and clean it. this will help but not for much long.
you can replace it with aftermarket switch.
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:30 AM   #816
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It does work, had to push really hard. It has gotten better, but will try to find replacement.
What a cool sounding bike. It has a Staintune exhaust.
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:41 PM   #817
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Dakar Stickers

There is a guy in the vendor forum selling Dakar stickers. This is what they look like on the fant:

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Old 04-23-2007, 04:17 PM   #818
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Just joined and thought that I would ad my picture to the herd. I added the bigger conventional front forks (same as John Deykes bike) and reworked the rear with an xr spring, external resevoir, and longer custom bottom half in place of the weak cast stock piece (again, thanks to John Deykes). It also has a 21" front wheel. When I win the lottery I plan on getting an ohlins or techno flex to replace the rear shock that I have now. Everything else is stock. I am trying to find some 900ss cams and also plan on putting the flat slide carbs on too.

Here is an old pic. This is what she looked like before the last LER. It now has some scratches on the right side. They lend a little character. The tape under the front fender brackets was a trail fix after the fender started rubbing on the tire.





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Old 04-25-2007, 02:08 PM   #819
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Hey guys,

Thought I'd give you an update. Finally got the Wilbers back and installed it last night. Nice people, but I doubt that they've ever seen an Elefant.
Nice shock (I think) but it's a little bit of a nightmare to install. The remote resevoir and the hydraulic preload ajuster both exit the shock at the front, on the same side, and at a wierd angle. The whole unit is pressurized so you can't adjust any of the banjos to fix the position/angle. Additionally, the remote resevoir is held on by hose clamps - maybe it's just me, but for that kind of money, I was expecting a bracket. Plus, the bracket that they do give you for the preload adjuster is for small round tubing - does your Elefant got any round tubing? I'm sure it would bolt right on a BMW.

I'm going to take it to a machine shop and have them machine it to fit the SQUARE tubing of the rear frame.

I'm not sure what they ment when they said they had a shock that would fit an Elefant.

Pictures soon...
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Old 04-25-2007, 02:50 PM   #820
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well, sorry to hear that, but i didnt expect much from wilburs.

azcagiva, bike looks great, i was going to do similar to mine but it's now a street fighter, no more dirt.
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:25 AM   #821
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all the remote resevoir that I had seen where with hose clamps...
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:33 AM   #822
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How does a guy go about getting one of those manuals you guys mentioned a while back?
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Old 04-27-2007, 10:33 AM   #823
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Hi Mahouts, sorry to be late to answer, I was tripping in Andalousia with my E750 and some other french elefantriders. A big trip, only with fants. The better trip I never had . I will do a report soon.

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How do you like the tall windshield versus the stock?
just perfect. This "Ermax" 41 cm windshield is a real friend to travel. no more bugs on the helmet, no more cold wind in the face (with the cross-helmet it's better), no more water on the tankbag or you... 80€, but no regrets.

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And I want to know who did the Elefant graphics on the side of your tank. Are those decals or paint? Did the Elefant riders get a run of decals done at one time? Can I buy a set? Maybe two sets?
The original little elefant was the international cagiva elefant owner meeting emblem. It was created by an italian. I met him last june in the 6e elefant treffen in Netherland. I cut the elefant, I make a Lucky Explorer circle without the lucky sign. I put the elefant into and write the name of our website .
I did those stickers with a special paper, but it's not the better solution. I'm searching a good sticker dealer to make stickers for our members association (yes, I've created a french elefant owner association). I will do T-shirts too, but don't have many time...
I will tell you when stickers are done if you're interesting.


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I like that front rotor. Looks nice and light.

Also does anybody know where I can find another set of wheels? I would like to have a dirt set and a street set.
I've only changed the disk. It's a BRAKING wave disk. I have the same on the rear. Really good parts.

okok, I put 2 pics of the andalousian trip here to give you a taste :


in the Cijara natural park :



Near the "Cabo de Gata" point :



enjoy...
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:37 PM   #824
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To@ne!!

Looks fantastic! Post some more pics or write a full ride report.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:02 AM   #825
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How do you adjust rear shock for passenger? Owners manual doesn't really say.
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