Elefant Technical Thread

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

  1. azcagiva

    azcagiva new orange flavor

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    Well, the first day we were doing really well, 5th overall out of 23. On the second day we had some mechanical issues which cost us 4 hours. We finished 2nd in our class (of 2) :lol3 and 11th overall. Only four vintage bikes the rest were modern.

    Great time got to meet some cool people.

    Here is the thread A tale of two twins I think, bajaburro you will like our team logo.

    -John
  2. bajaburro

    bajaburro Ancient Adventurer

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    good to have finished after all that drama.i'm sure you will cherish that finisher pin.
  3. azcagiva

    azcagiva new orange flavor

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    The trophy is really cool.

    Here it is on the back of the bike
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    The mexican 1000 would be a great rally to ride an elefant. There were a few tough sections but any good rider would have no problem on a fant. I am considering it myself.

    -John
  4. ptr

    ptr Elefant-Tamer

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    all ...

    finally back in the forum. appended a short pic-story of modifications during this times

    [​IMG] removal and overhaul of the engine


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    remounting


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    cockpit conversion to rallye-version

    ignition modification to ignitech


    [​IMG]

    somewhere in Switzerland on a test-ride to Marseille three weeks ago.

    no pix available from today completed extension of the headlights.

    just for pleasure

    best
  5. Chadleys1

    Chadleys1 working on it

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    Anyone want to talk about whittling out your own chainslider ?
    I've never done it, but am about to be forced into it if I am to keep riding my Elefant.

    Any tips or time/money saving advice for me before I start in on it solo ?

    -CLC
  6. Mikezilla

    Mikezilla Big in Japan

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    Dewey V has made a few for members. I am also hoping to pick up a set.
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19263554#post19263554
  7. bajaburro

    bajaburro Ancient Adventurer

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    boy right off i can tell sal fish did'nt have anything to do with the trophies.i rode several verisions of that bike in the day in baja.wish i'd have kept them.
  8. elefantman

    elefantman n00b

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    Hi there,

    I'M Having my rear shock rebuilt after 20 years...

    it's off a pre 90 6N 750LE...

    the lower linkage arm bearings were shot. I've got new bearings and seals and wonder if anyone knows a match for the shafts..

    they are 20mm outer, and 14mm inner diameter...I'M sure there's a match out there, but all the kits are advertised by model, and not dimensions...

    (i don't mind cutting down any hardened shaft if the size is right...gudgeon pin, swingarm shaft???)
  9. falcn

    falcn Squidless Soul

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    What happened to all the pics of your fant in this thread?
  10. Wyvern

    Wyvern Long timer

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    for pegs the Yamaha PW fit perfect .
    Just search ebay for "Yamaha PW footpegs"
  11. falcn

    falcn Squidless Soul

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    A somewhat local E900 is coming on my radar and the owner sent some pics and I have been looking at them trying to figure out what racks and engine guards are actually on the bike.

    Anyone have a guess? I asked Mike Heth of Dumbo Development Labs and he knows they are not H&B - his guess was some French company, but he is not sure of the name. Possibly something like 4S..anyone have a guess?

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  12. cyclecat

    cyclecat half post a day wonder

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    It's been a few YEARS since I posted on ADVrider. Too busy with a fixer-upper house and all the other things to do here in the mountains of Northern New Mexico!

    Those crash bars do look just like mine but I'm not sure of the brand either. They were on my bike when I bought it back in '99 or so. I once had a reader on the Elefant e-mail list identify them, but now I've forgotten what they are.

    The luggage rack in the photo you posted is different than mine. I got what may be one of the last GIVI racks made for the Elefant to be found anywhere. These others could be Happy Trails.... or... ?

    Good luck with your search! The Elefant is still one of my favorite bikes ever! And I've had mine over a dozen years!

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  13. falcn

    falcn Squidless Soul

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    The quest continues!!

    Ah well. I am a member on the Elefant list - guess I will pose the question there. Thanks!
  14. falcn

    falcn Squidless Soul

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    Flyben from the Elefant list (and an inmate here) informed me that they are from the company Five Star. No longer manufactured for this model.
  15. falcn

    falcn Squidless Soul

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  16. Gone14s

    Gone14s Been here awhile

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    You really need to get a hold of Dewy V here on the forum. He builds a set of sliders that will out preform anything else you find. Very heavy duty and very well made!! I put a set on a e900 and they fit prefect and look like they will last forever.
  17. falcn

    falcn Squidless Soul

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    I tried sending PM and contacting his son, have heard nothing about chain sliders still being available/made. he sold his Elefant, so not sure he is still interested in making them.
  18. Mikezilla

    Mikezilla Big in Japan

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    Ebay.com Alert, tons of parts from an E900 including all plastic!!! Not mine, and a bit pricey, but figured I'd let ya all know in case you are in need. :D
  19. falcn

    falcn Squidless Soul

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    Is it the blue plastics with all the drilled holes in it?
  20. Mikezilla

    Mikezilla Big in Japan

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    It was blue but I didn't look at em close enough to see if they were drilled, I just saw a ton of parts listed all on the same day and I know plastic is a beeyotch to find.