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Old 07-04-2008, 09:58 PM   #76
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Got the Anakees. A much needed improvement.

So I gather there are a few catastrophic failure points with the Dumbo. Is there a list of these things?

I am going to take it in to the shop and have them give it a once over. I am hearing noise from the clutch plates when I engage. I have heard some noise is to be expected but this seems a little much. Sam the mechanic at Ducati of Santa Barbara said the plates could be rearranged or something...any ideas? Could I just do this myself?

Thanks in advance for any help or general enlightenment about the nature of these beasts.
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:10 AM   #77
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The Fant has a noisy dry clutch, its natural.
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:17 AM   #78
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KInda sounds like its slipping though...

What would I look for if I took the plates out? The guy I bought it from claimed it was new.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:12 PM   #79
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:44 AM   #80
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If your clutch is shot there are a few things to check.
1. Look for grooves on the clutch basket where the clutch plate tabs slide in and out, if there are deep grooves then the plates don't move and you get a grabby clutch.

2. The tabs on the clutch plates shouldn't be too deformed, if they are you get a lot of slap back and forth.

3. The thickness of your clutch plates should be in spec, not sure what that is but check with Barnett Clutch's to find out.

I have pictures on ADV rider somewhere of my original clutch basket that was badly worn, if you can find that you'll see a great example of a worn out clutch assembly.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:48 AM   #81
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I have pictures on ADV rider somewhere of my original clutch basket that was badly worn, if you can find that you'll see a great example of a worn out clutch assembly.
here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ghlight=clutch
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:54 PM   #82
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Hi all,

I'm off to pick up my new (to me) '95 'fant this weekend, and make the 700+ mile ride home with it. I'm wondering what I should pack in the way of tools for the kind of road repairs that might come up. Does anyone have a handy minimalist list? I'm looking for wrench sizes, sockets, stuff you wish you'd had, that sort of thing. Basically, anything beyond the Leatherman and duct tape that are already in my bag.

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Old 07-21-2008, 03:05 PM   #83
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Hi all,

I'm off to pick up my new (to me) '95 'fant this weekend, and make the 700+ mile ride home with it. I'm wondering what I should pack in the way of tools for the kind of road repairs that might come up. Does anyone have a handy minimalist list? I'm looking for wrench sizes, sockets, stuff you wish you'd had, that sort of thing. Basically, anything beyond the Leatherman and duct tape that are already in my bag.

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voltmeter, and wire cable :-)
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:21 PM   #84
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Hi all,

I'm off to pick up my new (to me) '95 'fant this weekend, and make the 700+ mile ride home with it. I'm wondering what I should pack in the way of tools for the kind of road repairs that might come up. Does anyone have a handy minimalist list? I'm looking for wrench sizes, sockets, stuff you wish you'd had, that sort of thing. Basically, anything beyond the Leatherman and duct tape that are already in my bag.

Thanks!
hi mate, you should get one of these to follow you


but seriously, just keep an eye on the oil, and if the original tool kit isn't with the bike then 8,10,13,15,17mm spanners, 3,4,5,6,8mm hex keys, plug spanner -short box type, philips and slotted screwdriver, 6,7mm nut spinners. one of those foam puncture fix in a can things. just take it easy and i'm sure you won't need any of it. would be reasuring if previous owner has kept it well maintained.

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Old 07-21-2008, 04:11 PM   #85
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Yeah. I know.

Sounds like the bike has been well taken care of, so hopefully I won't need much (crossing fingers, toes, nostrils). But thanks for the list, that's very helpful!

I've meant to ask, what made your engine look like that?!

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hi mate, you should get one of these to follow you


but seriously, just keep an eye on the oil, and if the original tool kit isn't with the bike then 8,10,13,15,17mm spanners, 3,4,5,6,8mm hex keys, plug spanner -short box type, philips and slotted screwdriver, 6,7mm nut spinners. one of those foam puncture fix in a can things. just take it easy and i'm sure you won't need any of it. would be reasuring if previous owner has kept it well maintained.

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Old 07-21-2008, 04:58 PM   #86
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If your bike hasn't had the ignition wiring upgrade, you may want to take battery cables. Or park it inside if you're taking 2 days to ride home. Leaving the bike outside at night will just about make it impossible to start in the morning.

If the PO had the DDL (DumboLabs) wiring replacement, then you'll be ok on cold start.

Good luck - and have fun with your new pachyderm.

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Old 07-21-2008, 05:02 PM   #87
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Thanks, Nixels. The PO did do the DL wiring replacement, along with a slew of other upgrades. I was happy to hear that. Just rode two weeks on a 'fant without it, and had cables along. Fortunately, I didn't need them (at least not once I watered the battery!)

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If your bike hasn't had the ignition wiring upgrade, you may want to take battery cables. Or park it inside if you're taking 2 days to ride home. Leaving the bike outside at night will just about make it impossible to start in the morning.

If the PO had the DDL (DumboLabs) wiring replacement, then you'll be ok on cold start.

Good luck - and have fun with your new pachyderm.

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Old 07-21-2008, 07:41 PM   #88
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The Fant has a noisy dry clutch, its natural.
Durango ...... OMG Those F'ing pannier mounts were an F'ing nightmare.

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Pics soon ...............

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Old 07-21-2008, 07:46 PM   #89
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Question Gas Mileage ......

K .... so I finally rode her dry.

285km. Which when you do a semi-accurate / semi-beer induced conversion, that comes to around 35 miles per gallon ....

That's not including the 1.06 gallon reserve tank.

Is that normal for a Elefant?

Granted I ride her pretty agressively, because that's what she wants ....

But I get around 210 miles per tank (before reserve) on my steamer which is an inline 3 cyl. 900 ..... and basically the same tank size.

Anyone?

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Old 07-21-2008, 09:31 PM   #90
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