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Forum: Beasts 08-20-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,515
Posted By Lamin Sambou
good idea, the elefant hasn't got enough nipples,...

good idea, the elefant hasn't got enough nipples, that bearing where the lower link attaches to frame can get neglected and its a bitch to get apart to replace it....
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2009, 05:17 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,515
Posted By Lamin Sambou
cheers Flyben, the elefant looks so cool with 21...

cheers Flyben, the elefant looks so cool with 21 & 18 wheels.

the TT600 rim I got is cracked... I'll start looking again
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2009, 05:14 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,515
Posted By Lamin Sambou
E900 AC USD fork seals

and same as seals on the Honda SP1 forks also
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,208,646
Posted By Lamin Sambou
have a look here http://www.xt600.de/ its all in...

have a look here http://www.xt600.de/ its all in german but the wiring diagrams are there somewhere
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,515
Posted By Lamin Sambou
anyone who builds wheels should be able to help...

anyone who builds wheels should be able to help you, maybe a local MX bike shop will know your nearest place

my local place is Brickwood near Salisbury although a google search comes up blank
...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,515
Posted By Lamin Sambou
21 and 18 wheels on elefant

Hi Flyben,

I've now got a 21 x 1.85 rim off a super tenere and I've got a 18 x 2.50 rim off a TT600. (yes its taken a while but its down to time and money, lots of time, not much money)
you are...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,515
Posted By Lamin Sambou
blimey, what a mess, I thought mine were bad...

blimey, what a mess, I thought mine were bad...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2009, 04:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By Lamin Sambou
what rim size is it? thats the main...

what rim size is it? thats the main consideration.

I would think it will be OK, the 150 will be squarer, ie the profile will be flatter, not as pointed, so less grip at full lean.

I've gone...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,208,646
Posted By Lamin Sambou
tenere tank on 550

yep probably as rare as rocking horse sh*t ,



be interested to see your finished result '550 Tenere'

heres one from the '82 Dakar
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,208,646
Posted By Lamin Sambou
XT550 desert tank

if you can find one, acerbis did make a 25 litre tank specifically for the 550

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_aJzSBN66Sc0/SEcImWy79TI/AAAAAAAAA7M/mpeBTIudAPQ/s800/xt550nouadhibou.jpg

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,208,646
Posted By Lamin Sambou
top heavy tenere?

hi, the extra wieght of a full tank can be noticed, but you don't always need a full tank. its certainly not an unruly top heavy pig
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 41,671
Posted By Lamin Sambou
Cagiva Elefant

OK heres an elefant

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_aJzSBN66Sc0/SgM_ADzZ2oI/AAAAAAAACgc/9Kr38_s45nE/s800/DSC04107.JPG
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 131,626
Posted By Lamin Sambou
awesome job and a great thread out of...

awesome job and a great thread

out of interest how high is that seat

by the way - did you know the original rear fender to fit that frame & seat is still available from Yamaha (at least in...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2009, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,636
Posted By Lamin Sambou
H&B Crashbars.....

hi john, looks like you could of done with the H&B crashbars.....
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2009, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,636
Posted By Lamin Sambou
21 front 18 rear wheels rims on elefant

Hi John,

I think the KTM runs a 4.25 x 18" on the rear as standard, quite wide don't you think?
Nice shock, is it really an inch longer than standard? I'm having a standard shock rebuilt with a...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,636
Posted By Lamin Sambou
21/ 18 wheels on elefant

hi john,

looks like you've got your bike nicely sorted, I see you have a 21" front, could you tell me what rim width? and is that the standard 17" rim on the back? I'm looking to make up an 18"...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,515
Posted By Lamin Sambou
elefant rims

hi flyben,

thanks for the answer, now a few more questions....

the front rim - are you sure its 1.65, I thought the common size is 1.60" (my 34L XT600 is 1.60") and 1.85" for heavier bikes,...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,515
Posted By Lamin Sambou
21 front 18 rear wheels rims on elefant

Hi Flyben,

I have a spare set of hubs and am thinking of doing a 21" front and 18" rear.
I was thinking 21 x 1.85 rim for the front (ex TA/AT/S10?).
but not sure on rim width for the rear,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By Lamin Sambou
yes, he's talking bollocks, looks like a standard...

yes, he's talking bollocks, looks like a standard size like here:-
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By Lamin Sambou
Bearings

hi mate,

ask the ebay seller what number is on the box or what numbers are on the bearings themselves.

or go to your local bearing supplier and ask him for some 22x28x20

cheers
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 772
Posted By Lamin Sambou
building wheels

Hi Jesper,

as you say - the new rims will not be drilled, find a local wheel builder who can drill the holes and put the bend in the spokes that the elefant wheels have. i don't think its worth...
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2008, 05:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,312
Posted By Lamin Sambou
Modified V Strom

nice job, lets have some more details
Forum: Beasts 12-28-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,312
Posted By Lamin Sambou
650 twins projects

have a look at this, it's called project 95, 95kg and 95bhp. uses the kawasaki lump in a bike with 250 GP dimensions and geometry, its a real short engine with the stacked 'box.

come on -...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,312
Posted By Lamin Sambou
long engines

just the problem cagiva had to overcome with the elefant!!

the 650 kawasaki lump is a nice short modern engine, designed to run on low coolant and oil volumes so low wet weight, it would make a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 23,405
Posted By Lamin Sambou
heres my old one

with the acerbis 25ltr tank + 5ltr on the back

very economical, check cam chain tension & sort out suspension and you've got a good bike


at camping abba, nouadhibou, ready to go in '96. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-12-2008, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 1,000,764
Posted By Lamin Sambou
have you got a step ladder

thats Gaston Rahier 5 foot 2.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_aJzSBN66Sc0/SUJpylwIw2I/AAAAAAAABmg/xwswloDBq8I/s800/Big6.jpg

give us a go on your bike ...
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2008, 05:16 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,515
Posted By Lamin Sambou
elefant tyre/rim options

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_aJzSBN66Sc0/SQozPaqYATI/AAAAAAAABh8/90BheC3dk-0/s800/FMF%20004.jpg

Hi Mr G Funk,

as far as back wheel goes, i have a 160/60 on a 4.25 rim and it clears swing arm &...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,208,646
Posted By Lamin Sambou
Carb Overflow

Hi Punkmofo, yes as Tim says sounds like the float is stuck or there is a bit of something lodged in the valve that the float shuts, last time it happend to me it was a small particle of fuel line...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,208,646
Posted By Lamin Sambou
Tenere models

[quote=soundasleeprecording]That picture there is yer garden variety 34L (83/84) XT600 Tenere.
http://collyer.smugmug.com/photos/411882416_F4Ag9-M.jpg
The 1985 model (55W) got electric start and a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,208,646
Posted By Lamin Sambou
XT600 model history

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_aJzSBN66Sc0/R2YxEb2h9HI/AAAAAAAAAsU/5ou7Obps3kM/s800/XT600Z%2799.jpg
Hi All,

pictures above are of a bike I wish I never sold. Remember - never sell a bike from a hospital...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,636
Posted By Lamin Sambou
back ends

Hi Setthro, nice bike, your back end looks like it sits higher than mine or maybe its just camera angle, do you have standard shock or is it higher? cheers, AndyP.

lets see some more pics of...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,515
Posted By Lamin Sambou
maybe take the caliper off and leave it high up...

maybe take the caliper off and leave it high up overnight so any air can find its way up, then do some bleeding.
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,515
Posted By Lamin Sambou
monster owner forums could probably answer your...

monster owner forums could probably answer your questions regarding any issues with the engine. have fun. at least it doesn't look like this
...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,515
Posted By Lamin Sambou
Cagiva Elefant rear suspension linkage pin removal tool (also applies to Gran Canyon)

Hi All,

I searched everywhere for answers on this, with mixed results.

so for anyone else who's greasing their linkages or replacing bearings here's what I did.
...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,515
Posted By Lamin Sambou
Elefant chain and sprockets

I can't understand why its different in the U.S regarding chain and sprockets.

Both times I replaced mine they were off the shelf parts at http://www.powerlinks.co.uk/

If the sprockets are...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,636
Posted By Lamin Sambou
lights

my bike came with the european 'scooter bulb' type fitment. so i changed it so i can use proper bulbs. I got a light unit at a breakers off of a TDR125 - same dia lens and distance apart. pretty sure...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2008, 02:11 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,515
Posted By Lamin Sambou
the valve stem broke, after many km's of abuse......

the valve stem broke, after many km's of abuse... on a rainy monday morning on the way to work....
Forum: Orange Crush 07-21-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,444
Posted By Lamin Sambou
Tyre / Tire review. road tyres for adventure bikes

some interesting stuff in forthcoming issue of Bike (sept issue)

a little taster

http://lh6.ggpht.com/andypackham/SIR0m_s-lOI/AAAAAAAABNs/RA-tdRrm7bI/s800/215_Bike_Sept08%20p1.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,515
Posted By Lamin Sambou
Elefant tool kit

hi mate, you should get one of these to follow you
http://lh6.ggpht.com/andypackham/SIT4qZqYwQI/AAAAAAAABP8/CXpp0c9s32E/s400/302004567_bb6ac02b1e.jpg

but seriously, just keep an eye on the oil,...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2008, 02:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,740
Posted By Lamin Sambou
second hand S10s

this is the last one that caught my eye, with 850 motor, went for 1200
http://lh3.ggpht.com/andypackham/SIL_448ptwI/AAAAAAAABNA/S8SrucNgrcc/s800/897b_1.jpg
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