Elefant Sightings?

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

  1. Cauldron

    Cauldron Now in DESMODROMIC!

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    Um... I was cleared of all wrong doing in Dec. '99:deal
  2. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    I may (repeat may) have a chance to buy an E900 parts bike. I am interested in the seat, wheels, cables, and levers as well as maybe the forks for short time. I am trying to decide if it is worth it, by figuring the value of the rest of the parts.
    Just curious if i bought it what parts people might be interested in. It has complete but slightly scratched bodywork and tank and is very complete otherwise.
  3. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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    Man, I'd hate to see an Elefant parted but some bikes do get past the point of rescue. If you buy it and part it, I'll give you $75 plus shipping for the footpegs and brackets. The PO of my 900 cut the stock tabs off the brackets and put rubber footpegs on there. :baldy

    Lemme' think if there is anything else. What color is it?

    BTW: My 87 Elefant just rejoined the land of the 'running'. Damn, I never thought I'd be done with that Ohlins shock (waiting for parts...and more parts...and more parts). Two fresh TKCs, a remote reservoir on the shock and 1.5" more rear travel than stock. It's finally rideable. :clap Pics later. :ricky
  4. Cauldron

    Cauldron Now in DESMODROMIC!

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    How many parts do we need to give YOU to get it running again?
  5. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    It doesn't need much, but it is an issue of the seller (a motorcycle shop) does not want to sell it with a title since it was written off as a lose by an insurance company. It would just need some work to be a runner and usable but if I buy it it will be parted out. Still trying to work a deal out.
    On another note I am going to need some parts, my Elefant took a nap in the dirt on Saturday and it broke a front signal and hand guard. I will most likely go non-oEM unless I get that parts bike.
  6. guido2

    guido2 former fant rider

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    may have the signal and the hand guard if needed. let me know.

    mike
  7. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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    It's been some time since purchasing my 650 Elefant. Original post & pics here. It's been an exercise in frustration...not in finding parts but just getting the people who have parts to actually ship them.

    Here's the short repair list:
    • New timing belts
    • Oil Change
    • Rebuilt Carbs
    • Rebuilt Ohlins shock (with added remote reservoir from a 1984 Cagiva 125 MX and 1.5" more travel than stock :evil)
    • Rebuilt Forks
    • Four new turn signals
    • K&N air filter
    • Fresh TKC 80s
    • Flushed and refilled brake & clutch fluids
    • and probably a dozen other things I'm forgetting
    The wheels really need to be relaced which I won't do until I find suitable replacement rims with the proper bronze anodizing. One carb is still dumping fuel at light throttle (gurgling badly and 30 MPG). The rear brake switch is stuck on. The oil sender switch started oozing after about 100 miles. It's a few minor nits but she's very close to being done and ready to ride....okay...words, words, words...here are the pictures. :D

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  8. Cauldron

    Cauldron Now in DESMODROMIC!

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    So no chance of a salvage title?
  9. Cauldron

    Cauldron Now in DESMODROMIC!

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    Great looking bike. You plan on getting it dirty when it's sorted out??
  10. Flatknuckles

    Flatknuckles n00b

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    Hello, I'm brand new here. Fresh outta the box almost:D

    I saw an Elephant just up the road from my work recently. I live in Dublin. Ireland.

    LOL

    FK.
  11. unknown1

    unknown1 At Peace

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    I saw an Elephant just up the road from my work recently. I live in Dublin. Ireland.

    LOL

    FK.

    Good to have you.
    You would want one of the U.S. models. Wow, how about that I have one for sale.
  12. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Nope, if I buy it it will be sans any sort of title, so it will get parted. Which will help the community since parts are so scarce.
  13. Duck900

    Duck900 Highway Man

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  14. MC-Leather

    MC-Leather Been here awhile

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    I might go for the whole wheel set.
  15. guido2

    guido2 former fant rider

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    anyone replaced them? if so what did you use? take them off and not replace them?
  16. motomikedh

    motomikedh Been here awhile

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    Chain rollers ?? Are you talking about the chain slider plates that are suppose to be on top and bottom of the swing arm ?? I used black delrin plastic, cut it to shape and used a heat gun to get a slight bend on it, it works good on the top of the swingarm. I haven't made one for the bottom yet.
  17. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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    I think he's talking about the rollers above and below the swingarm pivot. That's a common dirtbike part and aftermarket ones are available at any decent dirtbike shop for $10-15 each. You may even get your choice of colors.

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  18. guido2

    guido2 former fant rider

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    the bottom one has decided to create a lovely vibration at speed when hot. took it apart to see how bad the bearing was. strange there is no bearing? just sleeve and the plastic roller rides on top. packed grease in to try and make things better. feels less frantic but still there. will try the dirt bike shop tuesday and remedy the thing. thanks.
  19. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    You may want to get help adjusting the chain while your seated on the bike.DB
  20. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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    It sounds to me like the chain is wearing/worn out. My 900 is down--waiting for sprockets--right now. The chain went to hell in about 500 miles. One day it was smooth, the next, it's drooping and covered in red dust.