Elefant Technical Thread

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

  1. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    Nice!!
  2. Bevelhead

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  3. Gone14s

    Gone14s Been here awhile

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    I think my bike had that set up on it at one time. Stiil have the K/N air filters in a box. The PO decided to replace the "air box" back on the bike with a few extra holes and a flat panel K/N air filter.

    From what I understand from reading on the Elefant forums this set up was a bit troublesome to get the jetting set up for it and the after market exhaust. I have really never have had a problem changing out jets for the area's I ride myself...............just a little trail and error.
    I can see going threw a knee high stream would be a no no though! But then again these really are desert bikes.

    But all info is a good thing.

    Kurt
  4. Mikezilla

    Mikezilla Big in Japan

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    OK, I hate being new guy at an old forum because I know all questions have been asked and answered, I am supposed to search first and read thousands of replies, BUUUUUT, I'm just gonna ask anyway.
    Any section here that shows detailed routine maintenance, or pic based step by step stuff for things like removing the tank, changing plugs, shimming the valves, etc? I want to do my own work but I hate the " pull this bolt? Dammit not that one" process. Also a link to the plug and play wiring upgrade would be appreciated. Thanks a billion.
    Mike.:1drink
  5. Gone14s

    Gone14s Been here awhile

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    Go here:
    http://groups.google.com/group/elefantadventurebikes

    At the top of the page click on the "view all"
    Then just find the thread title that you need to read.
    Helps to sign up on the mailing list for this site. You will be able to get answers to any question you may have and info.

    Kurt
  6. Mikezilla

    Mikezilla Big in Japan

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    Dude, you are rad! every time I got a question you got it covered. Thanks again! :D
  7. Gone14s

    Gone14s Been here awhile

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    Not really, The other fant members schooled me and I just pass it a long to you..... neat huh! :wink:

    Kurt
  8. Fantuzzi

    Fantuzzi Been here awhile

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    Another goody for my Elefant, the postman dropped off at my door this weekend.

    Wilbers rear shock

    [​IMG]
  9. Gone14s

    Gone14s Been here awhile

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    Sweet ^^^^^^^!

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  10. rarebear

    rarebear Garage gadget

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    Hi all- Paul from Australia, i have a 1990 900ie elefant and was wondering if there's a HID headlight kit that will fit this bike that someone out there would recomend?
    Yep the ol' "fit 65wt bulbs and the battery goes flat after extended running trick!!"
    Can i fit a generic Chinese HID kit and hope for the best?
    Thanks in advance Paul
  11. Bevelhead

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    It'd be a "hope for the best" with the Chinese HID kits. Some focus better that others I hear. Heat might be an issue in the Elefant's buckets also. If you haven't already upgraded the headlamp wiring that's worth at least 20 extra watts also. That and fresh bulbs is all I've done to mine and they're plenty bright.

  12. MotorCade

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    Ok, so recently I purchased two 1994 Elefants... I just noticed a difference between the two. One is more stock than the other, and has two cables from the throttle. The other apparently used to have two cables, but now only has one. Both bikes seem to perform identically - I twist the grip and the trees move faster.

    Without having to pull the fairings off and puzzle over a few things, can anyone tell me why the twin cable setup?

    Thanks,

    Cade
  13. Wyvern

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    The main throttle cable pulls against the spring tension and is always tensioned in the pull direction.

    The "push" cable only pulls if the throttle hangs up. It "pushes" or "floats" its entire life.... unless the slide hangs up.
    I've seen many more problems with the "push" cable on modern 4 strokes than with the "pull" cable.

    here is an interesting discussion bout twin cables

    http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/481281-twin-throttle-cable-why/http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/481281-twin-throttle-cable-why/
  14. Gone14s

    Gone14s Been here awhile

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    Agreed!

    Kurt
  15. MotorCade

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    Well, I'll be darned. thanks.
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    bwallca Been here awhile

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    The discussion on thumper talk is about 'thumpers' not twins, different situation. Some Ducati twins have a separate cable for each carb, others have a single cable going to a splitter which then goes to each carb.
    Ben
  17. Wyvern

    Wyvern Long timer

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    The ele is a double cable to an actuating rod . (not a cable for each one)
    A twin cable set up is just that, a cable for each carb.
    The Fant is a push pull (I have even had to temp ride with just the pull).

    A push pull to a single carb or a mechanism that operates 1 (or more) are all the same
  18. bajaburro

    bajaburro Ancient Adventurer

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    the con rod on the early modles always failed at speed.george at up/tite will be able to help you with this.
  19. azcagiva

    azcagiva new orange flavor

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    We ended up running my 72sl350. 888 was our number, it was the oldest and loudest bike in the race.

    I told Malcom Smith that I was thinking of running my 510 but built the 350 instead he said that 510 would have blown up. His bike did but they were able to put a new top end on it on the side of the road. The husky would have been cool but I think the 350 turned out to be a good choice.

    -John
  20. bajaburro

    bajaburro Ancient Adventurer

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    so tell us,how did it go????????