Elefant Sightings?

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by erappaport, May 24, 2006.

  1. Tony T

    Tony T Long timer

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    Guys, it's really not as hard as we all seem to think. Go to a plastics specialist for the stock.
    I made mine in a hour with nothing more than a drill a heat gun and a hacksaw. And it cost me under 10 bucks.
    It's been on the bike for some time without a single problem or any real sign of wear.
    Sorry for the dirty bike...... been out riding........... :ricky

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  2. Chadleys1

    Chadleys1 working on it

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    I splurged and bought into the Ducati Grandstand Package for Moto GP at COTA here in Austin... was the only Elefant out there.

    She is running great.
    These pics from Monday, out in the Hill Country, after meeting 9 great New Mexico riders for lunch. They had ridden in for the race. Cheers to Los Burros New Mexico - HeeHaw from Meaters!! Thanks Denny B for pics.
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  3. Chadleys1

    Chadleys1 working on it

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    Oh yeah... FIRST.
    (Elefant on the COTA track!!)
  4. falcn

    falcn Squidless Soul

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    Took it to work today...

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    Put in AK-20 fork internals
    Had the Bitubo rear shock rebuilt
    Added ASV F3 levers
    Renthal Bars
    DFlex hand guards
    replaced chain slider
    did belts/valves
    added heated grips
    made fender mount
    greased suspension bearings
    new wheel bearings
    new front tire ( previous owner had just installed a new rear before I got it)
  5. falcn

    falcn Squidless Soul

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    Damn - a few months too late - I just bought one from CA with those add-ons and paid a few hundred more.

    VERY happy with mine right now!
  6. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    Few years ago I got a 750 pantah engine from a project bike. Find the project bike below. I found it interesting. They installed an Acerbis kit from a 650 honda..and more and more. check the frame next to the exhaust in the second picture...

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    More here


    http://www.desertpistons.com/why-not-a-pantah-750-desert/
  7. lvscrvs

    lvscrvs Been here awhile

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  8. falcn

    falcn Squidless Soul

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    Led two guys up to Denny's on Sunday whilst riding the Elefant. Did great. I need to get used to the really wide bars...I was turning in early all the time. Also - damn that 900 2V has some engine braking!

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  9. FirstPath

    FirstPath Long timer

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    There is one for sale in Rochester, MN. If'n I was to go look at it what would be some things to look out for? It's a '94 and they are asking $5,500. I wonder if it is a fair price.

    Details:

    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/mcy/3767552204.html



    Love the look and probably fits ergonomically but wondering about possible issues of reliability.

    Thanks.

    Scott
    '79 Suzuki GS550
  10. falcn

    falcn Squidless Soul

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    That is Dave's bike from the "List" - great work done on that bike. Check for engine leaks, but I doubt you find anything wrong with that one.

    Only thing about the 944 kit you might worry about is engine heat with the high compression pistons installed.

    If all the electrical upgrades have been done (which I think they have) then it is a reliable mount.

    Ask if the OEM Kokusun CDI boxes have been replaced, can't remember if he did that.
  11. decafe

    decafe Been here awhile

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    If I didn't have a garage full I would make the trip from nj
  12. MarcoETVitaly

    MarcoETVitaly Been here awhile

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  13. hjdehaas

    hjdehaas Adventurer

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    What kind of discs are those? Looks different compared to originals.
  14. hjdehaas

    hjdehaas Adventurer

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    Btw, mine is the third one from the left, just before a daytrip with seven other dutch Elefants.
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  15. falcn

    falcn Squidless Soul

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    From ALTRider - Conserve the Ride 2013

    1st overlook - hardest part of the day and not even an "optional route" was the mudbog-fest getting to the overlook. The lower flat section was DEEP clay mud from the rains the night before. I didn't fall, my brother did, my wife did not.
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    Waiting at the sharp downhill turn on "Option 1" which wasn't really that hard of a section, but we had NEW offroaders, new to their bikes in the group. no worries- scenic group wasn't racing anything, not even the clock!
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    Lunch parking...
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    Panoramic 360 degree photo of lunch break - left side of photo wraps from the right - strange looking people moved during stiching

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    Stop along the 2nd half of the main route at an overlook to smack around the damn GPS - not following the route, trying to reroute me the shortest way to the next waypoint on the GPX route...damn thing.
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    Guiseppe and I after the ride on Saturday. He rode his stock tire shod Multistrada with the Scenic group - didn't drop it once during the whole ride. I had to get the generational photo :D
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    In front of the Cave on Sunday before heading home L-R - brothers F650GS (twin), my Elefant 900, Wife's XT225 (chicken killer)
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  16. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Love it!!

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  17. falcn

    falcn Squidless Soul

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    I was surprised we saw a couple newer Multis out there, but no Hypers :/:huh
  18. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Give it time....
  19. Bevelhead

    Bevelhead Adventurer

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    Nice looking 'fant. Remarkable how well it holds up in both ability and looks against two decade newer machines isn't it.
  20. MotorCade

    MotorCade Rugby whore

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    Been busy as he!! and pretty banged up besides (snowboard, dammit.) so I haven't been posting much. And since I just quit my job to work for myself, I've been thinking of ways to take advantage of the fact. I may be doing some consulting in Dallas mid-August, and I was thinking (crazy thoughts) and I started wondering if it were possible to do a proper dual-sport trip on the 'Fant from LA to Dallas. 50% (or maybe more) off-road and a week-ish to get to Dallas, possibly by way of my hometown of Round Rock to see one of my best friends.

    I've never done anything this significant, just local trails and such (out and back from campgrounds) and I don't know where to start (and don't have the time) to find the resources to do something like this. So I look to the skilled mahouts to guide me... teach me in your wise ways! Got routes? Map resources? Places to hit up? To avoid?

    Haven't decided whether I'll take my 'pretty' fant or my 'Lucky' dirt monster. Depends on how gnarly the trails are and whether I can get some work done to Lucky in time.

    This is a 'maybe' at this point - help me make it real!

    Cheers,

    Cade