Elefant Technical Thread

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by motomikedh, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. motomikedh

    motomikedh Been here awhile

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    Wyvern, that looks like my bike that I modded a couple of years ago!! Cool!!


    FYI- I sold my bike, but the buyer didn't want the seat, so it's available in the Flea Market Parts area. Corbin road seat, very comfortable.
  2. RonS

    RonS Out there...

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    I had to replace mine a while back. If I remember correctly they are the same ones that the other 900cc twin valve Ducati motors use. It's a pretty easy but time consuming job. You have to drain the oil, pull the wires from the wiring harness, remove the side case, install the pickups, set the timing, feed the wires back through the harness, bolt the side case back on and fill with oil. The tricky part is in getting the side case sealed. I used a gasket compound rather than a factor gasket. You might want to replace the seal that goes around the shifter shaft as well. You can source that from any bearing shop.
  3. Wyvern

    Wyvern Long timer

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    Got a photo of the "road seat " ?
  4. MaHa

    MaHa n00b

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    Hi,

    I have been happy owner of 900ie Lucky Explorer (-91) since last autumn. Now I am getting little worried. When changing oil(twice) I have found small black plastic particles from oil drain plug:

    http://www.matkaendurot.net/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=12367&mode=view
    http://www.matkaendurot.net/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=12366&mode=view
    http://www.matkaendurot.net/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=12368&mode=view
    (Here should be pictures, but I didn't manage to attach them. Maybe later).

    So, do you have any ideas what they could be? And how worried I should be ;)

    Thanks

    BR Marko
  5. roookie1

    roookie1 Been here awhile

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    Hi all fellow Elefanters :1drink
    I recently bought me a 92 900 Ie Elefant, and I´m in the middle of checkin the state of the bike.
    Swingarm bearings and bushings are done, needles and cages fell out of the bearings totally rusted, and the bushings are shot.
    New bearings + seals are no problem, I have bought them allready, but I havent been able to find new bushings. :cry

    Do any of You guys know where to get those?

    Kindly

    Paw G Kristensen
  6. roookie1

    roookie1 Been here awhile

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    Well to answer my own question:
    Since I couldnt find anywhere to buy new bushings I found a guy with a machineshop.
    He made me some new ones, from high quality steel, and hardened them.

    If any of you guys out there need new bushings I will be able to provide them.

    Send me a pm if interested :1drink

    Kindly
    Paw G Kristensen
  7. MaHa

    MaHa n00b

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  8. rockjohn

    rockjohn Been here awhile

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    I finally got the Duc tuned, carbs were a mess, Richmond Super bike got me strait. I've had the bike for awile but it suffered with carb problems so I never really got to feel it's true potential. Well let's just say there are a few HD's with big inch motors still scratching there heads this bike rocks.
  9. JayBo1

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  10. Wyvern

    Wyvern Long timer

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  11. Wyvern

    Wyvern Long timer

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    update ... I got one of the Monster sequential blinker tail lights off of ebay. Removed the rear blinkers and have a VERY cool Hi Tech tail light .
    The colors on the wiring instructions are off and one of the connectors needs to be resized. It really cleans up the rear end .
    Have LED for a Honda CBR that I will be replacing the front turns with ,,, shortly.

    [​IMG]
  12. Wyvern

    Wyvern Long timer

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    My blinker project is finished ...[​IMG]

    Now on to foot pegs ..
    Anyone know of a direct fit for wide pegs or will I need the weld on / make my own ?
  13. Fantuzzi

    Fantuzzi Been here awhile

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    With very little modification you can use the wide aftermarket footpegs of the Yamaha TW200. With 10-20 $ it has the biggest bang for the buck and I use them since 2 years without any issues.

    [​IMG]

    You just need to grind a bit off the sharp edge in the mounting area.

    Look for "Black Steel Foot Pegs For Yamaha PW 50 80 TW 200" on the bay
  14. Wyvern

    Wyvern Long timer

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    Fantuzzi... thanks.
    Got em, moded em, mounted em, totally love em ... Thanks
  15. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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  16. *thomas*

    *thomas* *thomas*

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    Hi,

    I am wondering if there is a place/webshop were azzalin or other enduro aftermarket parts are still available for these wonderfull bikes.

    Talking about a 750/900 fant... (1997)

    Cheers
  17. rarebear

    rarebear Garage gadget

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    Anyone help me with a speedo drive unit to fit a 1990 900IE, has the 41.7mm conventional Marzochi forks. My original drive unit has spilled all its internals, NLA on the original unit so have tried a few 900 supersport units but they seem to have a smaller axle O.D. Don't care if i have to have the speedo re-calibrated to suit the different drive ratio, just need a working speedo!!
    Any help in steering me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.:D :D :D
  18. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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    You say the drive unit spilled its internals. The only part that should have failed is the plastic ring gear. I'm trying to determine if the gear parts are the same as the later 900 Elefants with the hollow axle.

    Can you measure the part of the hub where the plastic gear turns and/or post pictures of the drive unit? If the collar where the plastic gear spins is 33mm, I may be able to help you get that one working again.

    The brass part where the speedometer cable attaches is held in with a hollow drift pin. You knock the drift pin our of the housing and the brass part comes out with the long, slender worm gear. On mine, old grease finally turned to tar, seized, then that stripped the plastic gear.
  19. Parkie

    Parkie Have bike, will travel

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    Hi,

    I need new rings for my E900 - can anyone advise a good website to purchase them from.

    Thanks
  20. Davidson

    Davidson Adventurer

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    Hi

    I suppose that you need piston rings? Just buy rings for Ducati Monster 900 (carb. model not i.e. ), they must be the same.