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Old 09-16-2011, 02:51 AM   #466
Tony T
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Fuel Range E750

Apologies if this has been covered before. I did a search but didn't find anything.
I'm about to take delivery of a '95 E750 and was wondering what sort of fuel range I could expect on reasonable dirt roads?
For a trip I'm contemplating, I would need 500kms.
I know I'm jumping the gun as I haven't even got the bike yet, but if I need to get rear tanks made, I might need some time to save up the money.
Also, does anyone make rear tanks to fit?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:12 AM   #467
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500 KM without refilling: mission impossible..?

Hi there,
I'm a lucky driver of the same ELEFANT model you're looking for

I would therefore say to get a fuel autonomy around 500KM (312 Miles) with this bike .. is not an easy job
you should update/change the original tank (5 gallons), since even adding the rear ones (hard to find) you'll probably do not meet your requirement...

In stock configuration, this bike permits you to safely ride approximately the half of the expected range

good luck

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Old 09-20-2011, 03:38 AM   #468
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Mmmm...... I might have some work to do then.
I didn't realise the fuel range was quite as bad as that.
Thanks a lot for the info.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:29 AM   #469
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Does anybody know the front brake disk's minimum thickness. 750LE single disk.

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Old 11-13-2011, 03:26 AM   #470
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My manual for my E750 states that the minimum thickness for both front and rear discs is 3.5mm.
I guess LE would be the same?
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:30 AM   #471
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Thanks Tony

Appreciate the info. I'm at 3.35mm. Shit
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:07 AM   #472
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Hey Bill,
These guys do replacements.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/METALGEAR...item2310610bf9
I guess there would be something closer to home for you though.
Happy to help if you need me to look up any other info.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:38 AM   #473
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Thanks Tony

Appreciate the info. I'm at 3.35mm. Shit
Hi there,
you could also consider the possibility to upgrade the front braking power substituting the original disk with a wave one (see picture below).
http://j-mart.biz/j-parts/images/Daytona/67117.jpg

Make:BRAKING
Model: HO23FID
Outer dia.: 296mm
Inside dia.: 144.5mm
Thickness: 5.0mm

BTW, I've upgraded the brake hose as well.

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Old 12-16-2011, 05:01 AM   #474
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lucky explorer fairing

does anyone know if the instument cluster for a alazzurra will fit in a fiberglass lucky explorer fairing with square headlight will post pic when i can
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:49 PM   #475
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does anyone know if the instument cluster for a alazzurra will fit in a fiberglass lucky explorer fairing with square headlight will post pic when i can
I doubt it but try posting on the Elefant list http://groups.google.com/group/elefa...urebikes?hl=en
Lots of knowledge there
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:45 AM   #476
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alright i am planning on doing the mexican 1000 on my 87 elephant 650 looking for ideas for spares list on what could go wrong on 1000 mile runn and please dont say another bike . i am also looking on any way to shed weight and tire selection any info would be apreciated and when i figure out how to post pictures i will thanks andrew
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:23 AM   #477
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and please dont say another bike
Another bike...and probably a chase truck. You DO know that the transmissions in the 650 are a weak spot, right? I can't remember what book i read it in but, they described it as being made of glass. You'll ruin the bike and parts aren't available for that transmission.

Not a bike I would risk taking on any real offroad excursions unless it was going to be a slow and easy pace. That means putt-putt and taking lots of pictures, not any kind of rally.
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:53 PM   #478
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Another bike...and probably a chase truck. You DO know that the transmissions in the 650 are a weak spot, right? I can't remember what book i read it in but, they described it as being made of glass. You'll ruin the bike and parts aren't available for that transmission.

Not a bike I would risk taking on any real offroad excursions unless it was going to be a slow and easy pace. That means putt-putt and taking lots of pictures, not any kind of rally.
Really! They did quite well in the Dakar back in the day and my 98,000km Alazzurra (same engine/tranny) is still going strong. The only weak spot I know off is the voltage regulator unless it's been upgraded/rewired.
Good luck, Ben
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:41 PM   #479
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Dakar bikes were specially prepared and I thought the factory completely swapped the engine for the larger 900 to use in the rally.

He asked and that's what I read in the book (probably the Ian Falloon book). The transmission parts are supposedly NOT the same as similar bikes of that era. It's got the dry clutch but, the 5 speed transmission. It's part Paso, part Alazzura, etc.

I absolutely love my '87 but, I wouldn't begin to consider taking it on such an excursion. Almost any failure will result in the bike being unrepairable. Just about everything on it needs to be custom made or fitted from something else to repair it.

For all the money invested in just getting to and completing such a ride, I would not use such an old and unrepairable bike.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:44 AM   #480
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Dakar bikes were specially prepared and I thought the factory completely swapped the engine for the larger 900 to use in the rally.

He asked and that's what I read in the book (probably the Ian Falloon book). The transmission parts are supposedly NOT the same as similar bikes of that era. It's got the dry clutch but, the 5 speed transmission. It's part Paso, part Alazzura, etc.

I absolutely love my '87 but, I wouldn't begin to consider taking it on such an excursion. Almost any failure will result in the bike being unrepairable. Just about everything on it needs to be custom made or fitted from something else to repair it.

For all the money invested in just getting to and completing such a ride, I would not use such an old and unrepairable bike.
Speaking of using an old unrepairable bike... this is what I will be running in the upcoming Mexican 1000.



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