Elefant Technical Thread

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

  1. Bevelhead

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    [FONT=Courier, Monospaced]I had a slight fuel smell on my '95 AC. I found the line from the
    pump to the carbs was replaced (with clear line) but not clamped. It was
    leaking a little. I fixed that but I still had the smell. I then noticed the line has air bubbles in it while running. I can't find any fuel leaking anywhere.
    Just the bubbles in the fuel line from the pump to the carbs. Am I
    correct in suspecting the fuel pump diaphragm or should I look
    elsewhere? If it is the pump will a '95 900 Monster pump fit?
    Thanks!
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  2. Samruay

    Samruay ADV for ADV sake

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    Claudio Castiglioni, 64 years old and President of MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. passed away this morning in Varese, Italy after a courageous battle against an illness.

    The man who personally elevated the Italian motorcycle industry to its current role as world leader and the businessman who excelled with MV Agusta, Cagiva, Ducati and Husqvarna brands has left us...

    details are available in many languages on Web

    I personally believe that carrying on driving his fantastics bikes is the best tribute from us to Claudio

    SAM
  3. GeeMan

    GeeMan KB Rider

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    Fitting the old rubber intake tubes from airbox to FCRs has become a major hassle. Has anyone come up with a K+N fitting that lets their filters reside comfortably in the space formerly occupied by the airbox? Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks, Geeman
  4. azcagiva

    azcagiva new orange flavor

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    I would try sudco they should have exactly what you are looking for.

    -John
  5. Bevelhead

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    Has anyone tried the IPF X4 4X41 Super low beam bulbs? They are a halogen infrared reflecting (HIR) design. They get more light out of the same wattage by using a spherical envelope with an infrared reflective coating on the inside. It focuses the IR back to the filament to make it burn hotter (therefore brighter) than a standard halogen. Toshiba and Philips make them in a 9011/9012 which can be modified to work in a 9005/9006 socket. I have them in my Land Cruiser and they are WAY brighter than stock. And if you get the clear version the light isn't so blue like HID.

    IPF does warn not to use in an plastic housing I'm sure because of the extra heat. That's my only concern.

    I just installed the Motolectric starter and headlight upgrade (Thanks Michael!) which made a huge improvement. The HIR's may be overkill now but one can never have too much light, especially if it doesn't cost any more watts.

    So. Does anybody have old headlamps and wanna be a guinea pig and see if they melt the housings?

    Here's a link to HIR technology:
    http://hirheadlights.com/
    Here's the IPF page:
    http://www.ipf.co.jp/English1/2008english/products/catalog/X4_Eng.html
  6. Tony T

    Tony T Long timer

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    Apologies if this has been covered before. I did a search but didn't find anything.
    I'm about to take delivery of a '95 E750 and was wondering what sort of fuel range I could expect on reasonable dirt roads?
    For a trip I'm contemplating, I would need 500kms.
    I know I'm jumping the gun as I haven't even got the bike yet, but if I need to get rear tanks made, I might need some time to save up the money. :deal
    Also, does anyone make rear tanks to fit?
    Thanks in advance. :D
  7. Samruay

    Samruay ADV for ADV sake

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    Hi there,
    I'm a lucky driver of the same ELEFANT model you're looking for

    I would therefore say to get a fuel autonomy around 500KM (312 Miles) :eek1 with this bike .. is not an easy job
    you should update/change the original tank (5 gallons), since even adding the rear ones (hard to find) you'll probably do not meet your requirement...

    In stock configuration, this bike permits you to safely ride approximately the half of the expected range

    good luck :1drink

    [​IMG]
  8. Tony T

    Tony T Long timer

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    Mmmm...... I might have some work to do then.
    I didn't realise the fuel range was quite as bad as that.
    Thanks a lot for the info.
  9. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    Does anybody know the front brake disk's minimum thickness. 750LE single disk.

    Thanks
  10. Tony T

    Tony T Long timer

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    My manual for my E750 states that the minimum thickness for both front and rear discs is 3.5mm.
    I guess LE would be the same?
  11. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    Thanks Tony

    Appreciate the info. I'm at 3.35mm. Shit
  12. Tony T

    Tony T Long timer

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  13. Samruay

    Samruay ADV for ADV sake

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    Hi there,
    you could also consider the possibility to upgrade the front braking power substituting the original disk with a wave one (see picture below).
    http://j-mart.biz/j-parts/images/Daytona/67117.jpg

    Make:BRAKING
    Model: HO23FID
    Outer dia.: 296mm
    Inside dia.: 144.5mm
    Thickness: 5.0mm

    BTW, I've upgraded the brake hose as well.

    Cheers,
    SAM
  14. decafe

    decafe Been here awhile

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    does anyone know if the instument cluster for a alazzurra will fit in a fiberglass lucky explorer fairing with square headlight will post pic when i can
  15. bwallca

    bwallca Been here awhile

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    I doubt it but try posting on the Elefant list http://groups.google.com/group/elefantadventurebikes?hl=en
    Lots of knowledge there
    Ben
  16. decafe

    decafe Been here awhile

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    alright i am planning on doing the mexican 1000 on my 87 elephant 650 looking for ideas for spares list on what could go wrong on 1000 mile runn and please dont say another bike . i am also looking on any way to shed weight and tire selection any info would be apreciated and when i figure out how to post pictures i will thanks andrew
  17. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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    Another bike...and probably a chase truck. You DO know that the transmissions in the 650 are a weak spot, right? I can't remember what book i read it in but, they described it as being made of glass. You'll ruin the bike and parts aren't available for that transmission.

    Not a bike I would risk taking on any real offroad excursions unless it was going to be a slow and easy pace. That means putt-putt and taking lots of pictures, not any kind of rally.
  18. bwallca

    bwallca Been here awhile

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    Really! They did quite well in the Dakar back in the day and my 98,000km Alazzurra (same engine/tranny) is still going strong. The only weak spot I know off is the voltage regulator unless it's been upgraded/rewired.
    Good luck, Ben
  19. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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    Dakar bikes were specially prepared and I thought the factory completely swapped the engine for the larger 900 to use in the rally.

    He asked and that's what I read in the book (probably the Ian Falloon book). The transmission parts are supposedly NOT the same as similar bikes of that era. It's got the dry clutch but, the 5 speed transmission. It's part Paso, part Alazzura, etc.

    I absolutely love my '87 but, I wouldn't begin to consider taking it on such an excursion. Almost any failure will result in the bike being unrepairable. Just about everything on it needs to be custom made or fitted from something else to repair it.

    For all the money invested in just getting to and completing such a ride, I would not use such an old and unrepairable bike.
  20. azcagiva

    azcagiva new orange flavor

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    Speaking of using an old unrepairable bike... this is what I will be running in the upcoming Mexican 1000.
    [​IMG]


    -John