September 20, 2016 at 6:48 pm #14016
And if this doesn’t get your juices flowing in Adventure bike world then you must look at things way differently than I do, sex on wheels!
Link here to Bike Exif where there are more pics and a write up.
Attachments:October 1, 2016 at 7:25 pm #14198
Just rode home from Pukekoe on a 1994 750, looks good in the shed. Rides very nicely, very stable at slow speeds, hardly any vibration, enough power (not excessive but enough I think). Had a false start as I had only 20 mins of riding done when it intermittently turned into a 375 single. Limped back to Puke and the previous owner swapped out the plugs and then he saw that he had forgotten to hook up three pipes from the fuel pump to the inlet manifold and the two carbs. Pump runs off the induction. With a full tank perhaps it was siphoning to start with?? Anyway went the long way home and 150km of smooth riding followed. Nice. Looking forward to trying some gravel soon. Photos to follow.October 1, 2016 at 7:56 pm #14201
That’s long enough, where are the pics?October 3, 2016 at 9:18 pm #14250
Old pics from the vendor been too wet to get out and take some of my own so far.
Attachments:October 3, 2016 at 9:24 pm #14253
Nice, I expect new pics every time you take a bit off and get underneath it.October 3, 2016 at 9:36 pm #14254
Oh come on you could at least wait for it to break down before you start extracting the Michael!October 4, 2016 at 7:00 am #14255
I wasn’t taking the piss, I meant if you are doing any maintenance, changing air filter, oil etc.October 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm #14281
Sorry Eddie, guess I was just bracing for all the non-believers to chip in!October 20, 2016 at 10:20 pm #14738
Rank: 650cc Rider
- Location: Te Tai Tokerau, Aotearoa
- Bike: 2102 Husaberg FE570 Rally Australia Bike, 2007 BMW 650 x-Challenge, 2009 Buell XP Ulysses Police Duty (1 of 137)
Friend of mine picked up a 900 Elefant in California, pristine, for $1500. He was bored of it within a month, but then he wasn’t really riding much. But that price! I’d fully ride a 750 instead of an expensive old Africa Twin that everyone else would throw their 1st born at…I think they are very similar bikes to ride, though I’ve only been on the AT and not a 750. Looks like an interesting option for more comfortable gravel touring. How much did you pay, if you don’t mind me asking and with how many kms? Hopefully he didn’t know you were pining for one for so long! Keep us informed and enjoy.October 25, 2016 at 5:52 pm #14973
$4k with 35k kms. It needs a good service and the clutch is slipping a bit when you give it a leading elbow but otherwise good and I am happy with it. feels comfortable on the gravel even though it has road biassed tyres on at the moment.October 25, 2016 at 7:18 pm #14976
Clutch plates should be easy to get shouldn’t they, same as 900ss?
P.S. Now that you have one I’ve moved this thread to the Ducati section.October 25, 2016 at 8:01 pm #14980
OKEDOKEY. The 750 Elefants have a 5 speed box with wet clutch and the 900 have six speed box with dry plates. But no should not be a drama I just need to find the time to pull it apart and see what’s what and I guess the plates are the same as a 750SS but need to research that as well. Have been advised it could be a notchy clutch basket caused by too many wheelies as I call them or wheelstands as they are known in NZ. It’s a cover off and a poke around and see what I find.September 11, 2017 at 8:54 pm #19396
@team-buffoon, hows the elefant going?April 14, 2018 at 3:40 pm #26466
Hi Guys, not much riding at all been happening this summer as been sailing most weekends. Elefant has been getting grumpy and getting harder to start and then running on 1.75 cylinders banging and popping. Spoke to my Ducati Guru and he pointed the finger at my use of 98 fuel, he reckons that older engines just don’t like the toluene in it. So compression check showed both pots almost the same. Drained out the fuel topped up with some fresh 91 and a new set of plugs and she’s like a goodun. Just need some dry weather and preferably no gales to check things out. At the same time I changed the engine oil hoping that it might help the slipping clutch as I still have not investigated that. Only slips at full leading elbow power right at the top of the rev range so generally is not an issue.
Was wondering how much of a drama it was going to be to get the tank off but surprisingly easy. 10 allen bolts to undo and one bolt at rear of tank and it came off AND went back on simply. Couldn’t believe it!
Was hoping to go on Phil’s tunnel ride today but was double booked.
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