Elefant Sightings?

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

  1. motomikedh

    motomikedh Been here awhile

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    Which model of centerstand is that?? I need to get one of those. As far as the synthetic oil in your previous post (stuntman), my bike has had synthetic since day one at the Duc dealer and it's not leaking. Should I switch??
  2. Stuntman

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    I think it is a SW-Mototech form Germany. I bought it from www.adventuremotogear.com.

    Hell man, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!!!:lol3 I had a 95' 900SS/SP that I tried running full synthetic in and she started oozing like a bloody Harley. My Duc mechanic advised against full-synthetic and told me to run semi-sythetic. This stopped the oozing. I've stuck with semi-synthetic ever since in all my Ducs. If I was you, I wouldn't change a thing if you aren't having any problems.
  3. 2 SPOT

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    ive always heard if you were running dino oil and switched you'll prolly leak, that goes for anything not just ducs.
    that being said i run syn blends instead of full syn, partly because duc doesnt spec full syn and partly because if i have a problem and need to buy oil somewhere i may not be able to find full syn.
  4. KiltBoy

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    I'm not sure what's spec'd for the Elefant, but I'm running full synth in my S4 Monster and my ST3. No leaks.
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    spec is dino 20-50
  6. KiltBoy

    KiltBoy Mahout

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    Only have a second - wanted to give you a quick update.

    Herding Elefant Saga

    Got to Baltimore through killer traffic in NY/NJ
    Bike won't start - battery?
    renegotiate a reduced price
    Transaction completed - no problem
    Bike loaded - no problem
    Started off for home - got a phone call - forgot to take keys! Drive back
    made it home - 526 miles roundtrip - no problem
    unloaded bike from truck - no problem
    charge battery - still won't start
    add gas - starts! But, sounds like it's about to explode
    tilt bike to check oil - no oil!!
    quickly get bike on stand to free up a hand to shut it off
    why didn't you guys tell me the stand auto-retracts!!
    Drop bike - smash turn signal
    shut off - pick up - add oil - pick up pieces of smashed signal
    I actually laughed - the first thing I do with a new bike is drop it (i mean it, every friggin time)
    Started it again - doesn't sound real good

    I'll keep you posted.

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  7. Stuntman

    Stuntman Been here awhile

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    I'm truly sorry to hear about your woes.:cry I hope it all works out. This might be a good time to add high comp pistons and some mild cams!

    About the side stand, I wonder if yours has been modified. I'm on my third Elefant and none of them had autoretracting side stands.
  8. gthong

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    jeez that story really blows... my 1995 dosn't have auto retract kickstand either... heck.. my 03 V rod doesn't!!!

    just got my 1995 900e 2 weeks ago... it went like this...

    Hi Greg.. it's Curtis.. do we have a deal still.. yes.. ok.. I'll bring the bike over in a few minutes.. I'll bring you my insurance and registration so you don;'t need to get your own until next spring!!!!

    I wish you well with your elefant.. that other red Ducati in the picture is most cool also!!
  9. BlueRider

    BlueRider Stromin' Alaska

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    I've sure been enjoying this thread after riding my 87 for 10years plus now. She blows a little oil these days and I have to kick start it, but it's always worth it. Keep the faith Brothers. Hope this old PC can send this out.

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    sent it fine blue,,,,,

    kilt, mine doesnt auto retract either, sucks you dropped it but i guess you got it out of the way:wink:. i hope the engine doesnt turn into a problem.
  11. KiltBoy

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    No worries mates!:D

    Short term we have superglue!

    Long term I was thinking about mods to the panels anyway - now for sure.
    I'll probably move the turn signals and add aux lights...
    But first I think I need to rebuild the motor.:baldy LOL

    Hey guys, what are you running for exhausts?
    I was looking at Spot's bike (love the color) and Stuntmans.
    I still have the stock exhaust with the integral cat.:puke2
    I've gotten an email from the elefantlist guys about their Remus project exhaust system from DDL - thoughts?
  12. KiltBoy

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    BlueRider,

    More pics of the '87!!!
  13. gthong

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    regarding different exhausts... I have to throw this out to you guys and let you comment (laugh?)

    The local bike wrecking yard has 100,s.. yes 100's of different mufflers from wreck crotch rockets of all sizes and shapes... I am fortunate enough that the guy will let me bring home a half dozen or so to see how close I can get to a nice fit without actually BUYING in advance. It this process worth the trouble.. is there some reason one of those mufflers won;t work or worse.. do damage to the engine?

    I can get one of these mufflers for about 20.00... are the other brands worth the 200-600.00 they get for them

    It looks like a pretty easy job to get something close?

    comments/laughter welcome..

    greg
  14. Stuntman

    Stuntman Been here awhile

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    I am running a Staintune. They are pretty pricey but it has the option of running with a restrictor which makes it pretty quiet or running stright through for more power and noise. I might be able to dig up a used D&D for you. They give good power, reduce the weight by about 12 lbs., but are pretty loud.
  15. KiltBoy

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    Stuntman!

    What's a D&D?:gdog

    I run Arrow's on my Monster - are D&D's loud like that?
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    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    D&D cans are probably the loudest mufflers on the market. I have GSXR stock titanium mufflers on both the GS and Africa Twin. I had to fab the mid pipes and flanges but I like them a lot.

    Jim.
  17. Fantman

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    That is a Toeff World Exhaust. I have one on my 650 Elefant. Toeff is no longer in business as far as I know.

    Ken
  18. Fantman

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    Do you mean a 650 Elefant? They weight the same as a 900, about 450 lbs. They're tall and heavy, definitely an experienced riders' bike.

    kjw
  19. Fantman

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    I have a set of Givi wing racks that I'll sell. Send me some email off-list.

    kjw
  20. Fantman

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    I moved my pegs back about an inch or so. I just fabbed up some plates out of 3/8 aluminum and bolted them on and used aluminum footpegs from Woodcraft.

    kjw