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Old 03-29-2008, 06:57 AM   #46
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The gas cap has a vent in it, so no problems with plugging it. It will make a funny noise when the tank gets hot and the cap vents.

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Just a heads up. I am not sure about the Elefant but most bikes one of the differences between the California bike and the 49-state bikes is that the gas tank is not vented for Cal. The idea is instead of venting into the air it vents through a charcoal canister. If you plug the vent the bike will starve for gas because of vapor lock until you open the gas cap and then it will run again.
I would check out the Cali gas cap carefully and make sure it actually vents.
On some bikes we would take the cap out and drill a tiny hole in the ring below the cap opening so it can vent but not leak.
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:01 AM   #47
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My bike is a California bike. I have had it plugged since I bought it and have had no issues so far, 9+ years.

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Old 04-01-2008, 09:50 AM   #48
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Yop all ..

I just got a 750cc fant Frame and swingarm ..
with a full blue fairing except the windscreen ..

so the plan would be to build a rally bike with it .

12 liters rear tank
24 litres front
wp 50 front 280mm travel
750 cc kick starter
mikuni (or fcr carbs)
wilbers rear with height adjustement
koso Rs digital board
special exhaust and sumpguard ..

I'll keep you informed !!!

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Old 04-01-2008, 09:57 AM   #49
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Yop all ..

I just got a 750cc fant Frame and swingarm ..
with a full blue fairing except the windscreen ..

I'll keep you informed !!!

flyben
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Mebbe do a whole thread about it - with lot's of pictures.


Good luck with it!
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:09 AM   #50
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why not a new thread .. do you think I've to put it in beast ?
I'll make some photos and I've to find someone to help me draw my dreams

after that i've got to find money to realize it .. will be the difficult part


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Old 04-03-2008, 11:17 PM   #51
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Just a heads up. I am not sure about the Elefant but most bikes one of the differences between the California bike and the 49-state bikes is that the gas tank is not vented for Cal. The idea is instead of venting into the air it vents through a charcoal canister. If you plug the vent the bike will starve for gas because of vapor lock until you open the gas cap and then it will run again.

I would check out the Cali gas cap carefully and make sure it actually vents.
On some bikes we would take the cap out and drill a tiny hole in the ring below the cap opening so it can vent but not leak.
I should look using my reading glasses but with the naked eye, I didnt see a tiny hole in the gas cap on my Calif model. Is the vent hole, on the 49state model, obviously noticeable or hidden?
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:11 AM   #52
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E900 spoke help needed

We're respoking my front wheel (rusted seized nipples etc), which is from a twin-disc 900AC inverted front end.

There are lugs on either side of the hub, with two spokes per lug, each running in opposite directions (one 'forward', one 'backward'.

On removal, some of the spokes had a bigger bend at the hub end than others, and some seem to have little or no bend.

It makes sense that they're bent-ended spokes, because the holes are not angled but the spokes need to angle inwards towards the rim.

It also seems to make sense that there are two different bends - the spokes closer to the centre of the hub would require less angle. But on removal they did not all seem to follow this rule.

Does anyone know what the deal is? Should I have two different bends? Has someone just messed it up when assembling the wheel? Any word on what the angle(s) involved are? I am probably going to get new spokes from Hagon.

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Old 05-07-2008, 07:59 PM   #53
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Bump, there are a few noobs out there missing this thread, thought I would bring it back up to keep all the important tech info in one place. Happy riding to you all, my forks aren't done yet, sorry. Pics as soon as I get the beast back together.
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:35 PM   #54
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Suspension and Fuel Tank Q's

Here's are some semi-tech questions from a soon-to-be owner '94 e900 owner (more to come, I'm sure):

The August '94 MCN (U.S.) e900 vs. 1100GS comparison article says that the spec'd wheel travel is 8.27"/7.5" f/r, but the measured travel was only 4.25"/4.0". How did they come up with that? Anyone else measured the actual travel? How about with an aftermarket rear shock (Ohlins)? This would make a big difference in how much sag I shoot for when setting up the bike. I'm hoping it's not less than 5"; otherwise I might've saved the aggravation and found a used Wee.

What are good f/r spring rates for a 200 lb rider and up to about 50 lb of gear (no pillion)? Are the stock front spring rates and (non-adjustable) preload close? I plan to set up the bike for about 50/50, with decent performance on double-track and very bad paved roads.

There's also some disagreement between various tests about the fuel tank volume and reserve. What are the actual values?
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:03 PM   #55
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:24 PM   #56
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Speedo Cable 1995 E900

Thanks for pointing me to this thread. I discovered my speedo cable is broken. I ordered a new cable for a supersport. The connections are correct, but it's way too short. Cable suggestions? Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:45 PM   #57
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Where are you, MySUV? Reason I asked is I might have an extra one in my pile of parts somewhere. You also might want to get ahold of Rich Bebe, he is parting out one of his bikes, he is an inmate here. (look at post #46)

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Old 05-23-2008, 04:29 AM   #58
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Where are you, MySUV? Reason I asked is I might have an extra one in my pile of parts somewhere. You also might want to get ahold of Rich Bebe, he is parting out one of his bikes, he is an inmate here. (look at post #46)

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Old 05-25-2008, 03:08 AM   #59
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Yop all ..

I just got a 750cc fant Frame and swingarm ..
with a full blue fairing except the windscreen ..

so the plan would be to build a rally bike with it .

12 liters rear tank
24 litres front
wp 50 front 280mm travel
750 cc kick starter
mikuni (or fcr carbs)
wilbers rear with height adjustement
koso Rs digital board
special exhaust and sumpguard ..

I'll keep you informed !!!

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Where will you get the rally kit?
Do you plan to make the rear tank your self?
Same with the kickstarter, it's a lot of kickback in that engine...
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:49 AM   #60
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the kickstarter is already on the engine :-)
quite easy to use

the reartank i would like to buy some azzalin one .. too expensive
it's a currently working project ..
I'll make some photos when I'll begin
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