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Old 11-12-2008, 07:34 PM   #226
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:47 AM   #227
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My '95 E900 purchase

Thanks Christian, Flygirl, and Durangoman.
Well, the bike is shaping up nicely.
Turns out that the PO had stripped out the spark plug threads on the horizontal cylinder. While getting a helicoil installed at Nicols (local Ducati shop) they noticed that one of my coils was bad. I declined to have them fix it, and instead, ordered the Dyna coils from DDL. Michael was very helpful there and got the coils to me overnight. My my my - the aftermarket Dyna coils are about twice the size of stock, while still fitting in the original mounting bracket. After putting the bike back together, my bike now idles at 3000 RPM. It was originally ideling at 1000 RPM. Amazing. It runs soooo much better with two good coils. Who woulda thought? I turend the idle down, and took it for a nice spin. The first nice ride I've had on it since I bought it.

While having the bike apart, I noticed that the voltage regulator wasn't stock. I don't know what it is. It has no name on it. I snapped some pictures. I'd like to know wot's the story with the item. Does anyone recognize this model of regulator?

- John



Humm. It doesn't appear that my pictures are coming through. Damn. Gotta go do some homework on how to attach pictures.

Anyway, here are the links to the photos:
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...WWwmd_6MGgx24A
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...3_1oEwGZ8sdWQg
and
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...lJQD0wavnKZb2g

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Old 11-26-2008, 09:09 AM   #228
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That regulator is from newer model ducati's

http://www.elefantriders.com/ElectricaL.htm

http://www.ducatisti.co.uk/forum/tec...atability.html

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Thanks Christian, Flygirl, and Durangoman.
Well, the bike is shaping up nicely.
Turns out that the PO had stripped out the spark plug threads on the horizontal cylinder. While getting a helicoil installed at Nicols (local Ducati shop) they noticed that one of my coils was bad. I declined to have them fix it, and instead, ordered the Dyna coils from DDL. Michael was very helpful there and got the coils to me overnight. My my my - the aftermarket Dyna coils are about twice the size of stock, while still fitting in the original mounting bracket. After putting the bike back together, my bike now idles at 3000 RPM. It was originally ideling at 1000 RPM. Amazing. It runs soooo much better with two good coils. Who woulda thought? I turend the idle down, and took it for a nice spin. The first nice ride I've had on it since I bought it.

While having the bike apart, I noticed that the voltage regulator wasn't stock. I don't know what it is. It has no name on it. I snapped some pictures. I'd like to know wot's the story with the item. Does anyone recognize this model of regulator?

- John



Humm. It doesn't appear that my pictures are coming through. Damn. Gotta go do some homework on how to attach pictures.

Anyway, here are the links to the photos:
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...WWwmd_6MGgx24A
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...3_1oEwGZ8sdWQg
and
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...lJQD0wavnKZb2g
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:22 PM   #229
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your regulator is a Shindengen one . Good one that don't burn so easy

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Old 11-27-2008, 01:34 PM   #230
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if we are talking about regulators my battery is under 12V
I still need to check if its the alternator or the regulator
if its the reg. then it lasted a bit more then 4 years
maybe next time it wont be the oem one
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:35 PM   #231
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Talking Changing tires / rim sizes - thoughts and suggestions.

Greetings everyone ......

1/2 of me has been toying with selling my 94 Fant.
The other 1/2 of me is reluctant to let her go ........

So this morning over coffee I was thinking ..... assuming I keep her, what would I want to do her. The first thought, was tires / rims.

Currently I run a 110 / 80 - 19 TKC80 on the front. The stock tire size is a 100 / 90 19 - but I haven't noticed any issues running the 110 / 80 on it.

The rear, on the other hand, is a different story. As you all know, stock the rear is a 140 / 80 - 17

So .... which would be better if I swapped it out? A 130 / 80 - 17, or a 150 / 70 - 17? Either way, I would have to procure a new rear rim. With the 150 / 70 - 17, would there be any issue with the swing arm, or anything else, with the wider tire.

Would the 130 / 80 - 17 be too small?

Thoughts and suggestions everyone ........

G.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:54 PM   #232
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1986 Cagiva Elefant Regulator

I have a 1985 Cagiva Elefant, the regulator is gone, is there a better choice than the stock one? Any help would be appreciated, the bike only has 6,000 miles on it and looks like new.
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:23 PM   #233
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Rear brake switch

Ok checked with the nearest Duc dealer with my 94 E900 rear brake switch in hand and no match. Who would have guessed?

Where can a screw-in replacent be found?
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:14 PM   #234
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1986 Cagiva Elefant Regulator

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I have a 1985 Cagiva Elefant, the regulator is gone, is there a better choice than the stock one? Any help would be appreciated, the bike only has 6,000 miles on it and looks like new.
Well, everyone seems to be very happy with this guy:
http://www.elefantadventurebikes.com/

You can see his available products for the Elefant here:
http://www.elefantadventurebikes.com....upgrades.html

He offers all kinds of upgrade products for the 'fant, including an aftermarket Electrix voltage regulator:
http://www.elefantadventurebikes.com....electrex.html

Besides being better, he says its $50 cheaper then Ducati stock.

Good luck!
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:19 PM   #235
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Rear brake switch

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Ok checked with the nearest Duc dealer with my 94 E900 rear brake switch in hand and no match. Who would have guessed?

Where can a screw-in replacent be found?
After recently reading all 233 postings in this thread, the topic of faulty brake microswitches is still pretty fresh in my mind. I haven't done this yet, myself, but, it was reported back in the thread that Radio Shack carries microswitches that are very close replacements.

Of course, they're probably not intended for harsh elements, so, they may fail about as quickly as the originals. But, they're cheap.

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Old 12-12-2008, 05:16 AM   #236
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elefant tyre/rim options

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Originally Posted by G-Funk
Greetings everyone ......

1/2 of me has been toying with selling my 94 Fant.
The other 1/2 of me is reluctant to let her go ........

So this morning over coffee I was thinking ..... assuming I keep her, what would I want to do her. The first thought, was tires / rims.

Currently I run a 110 / 80 - 19 TKC80 on the front. The stock tire size is a 100 / 90 19 - but I haven't noticed any issues running the 110 / 80 on it.

The rear, on the other hand, is a different story. As you all know, stock the rear is a 140 / 80 - 17

So .... which would be better if I swapped it out? A 130 / 80 - 17, or a 150 / 70 - 17? Either way, I would have to procure a new rear rim. With the 150 / 70 - 17, would there be any issue with the swing arm, or anything else, with the wider tire.

Would the 130 / 80 - 17 be too small?

Thoughts and suggestions everyone ........

G.


Hi Mr G Funk,

as far as back wheel goes, i have a 160/60 on a 4.25 rim and it clears swing arm & chain. I have a slightly wider front rim and run 110/80. I've made these changes so i can run modern road tyres (BT020/1) and they work well.
if your running TKC80's then aren't you better off going down the 21" front and 18" rear route? how about going for same rim sizes as KTM 950? even the whole KTM front end.....anyone run this set up? any pics?

cheers
Andy
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:18 AM   #237
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Rear brake lite switch

Both of the rear brake lite switches on our 900's have failed.i went to a dirt bike shop and found a small switch that had the same threads as the stock one.i had to redo the wire leads,but they work just fine.I could not find anything simalr to the stock swtch.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:03 AM   #238
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I had a problem with the rear light switch some time after I bought my bike (second hand)
I took the switch off, cleaned it and taped on it and put it back on.
It worked fine for a while
After I installed still braided break lines all the troubles went away
for a few years now the switch is functioning properly
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:29 PM   #239
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Both of the rear brake lite switches on our 900's have failed.i went to a dirt bike shop and found a small switch that had the same threads as the stock one.i had to redo the wire leads,but they work just fine.I could not find anything simalr to the stock swtch.
Tom
I discovered brembo quit making the switch a year or 2 ago. I also picked up another switch with the same threads and having 2 wire leads. I have yet to install it since it is so damn cold in the garage and a too much snow and ice to ride anyway. F'in winter. Might be good time to check the valves tho.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:10 PM   #240
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