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Old 07-21-2008, 09:21 PM   #91
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Peanuts! Heffalumps love peanuts! At least my Heffalumps love peanuts.

flygirl:

Listen to Adventure Kitty, she knows whereof she speaks.

(Just don't put the peanuts IN the gastank.)
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Old 07-22-2008, 02:11 AM   #92
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I've meant to ask, what made your engine look like that?!
the valve stem broke, after many km's of abuse... on a rainy monday morning on the way to work....
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:03 AM   #93
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Peanuts! Heffalumps love peanuts! At least my Heffalumps love peanuts.

Damn you Kitty .....

Over the last few months I've now started calling my Fant a heffalump!

What have you done ?!?!?!?!?
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Old 07-22-2008, 03:38 PM   #94
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Sprockets

I know it's bad to sell stuff like this but... I have waited 6 months for these to get here, they are really hard to find. I have 2 sets of AFAM sprockets in in 15/46/530. $135 a set shipped. Sorry if this pisses anybody off, I guess I could have put them in flea market and posted a link but I figured this was a rare deal.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:17 AM   #95
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Headlights .....

Can anyone give me any info on headlights ....

I need to order one, at least - because it's cracked, and I may as well replace both.

I went to my local shop, and the parts guy wasn't sure where to start with finding proper replacements.

I don't have a Duc. dealer in town, so I can't inquire with them.

Does anyone have a part number, or proper aftermarket replacement for them?

Any info is greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-23-2008, 10:20 PM   #96
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I know it's bad to sell stuff like this but... I have waited 6 months for these to get here, they are really hard to find.
Are the rear sprockets steel or aluminum?
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:29 AM   #97
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Are the rear sprockets steel or aluminum?
Steel, Im told but they aren't here yet.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:18 AM   #98
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Hmmm...I'm tempted to buy both from you and I will likely never need them. The only source for rear sprockets that I knew of was Sprocket Specialists. They only make aluminum. I didn't want aluminum because of its inferior wear characteristics. So I made one out of 304 stainless steel.

The blank was $80, it destroyed two endmills and was in the machine for 8 hours. It's a gorgeous piece and with premium chains, that stainless may never wear out. Unfortunately, it's not something a mortal could afford to buy on their own.

If they turn out to be steel, I'd say anybody who owns an Elefant that doesn't grab at least one set as spares, would be a moron. Even the countershaft sprocket was a 3 month wait.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:05 AM   #99
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Hi all,

I'm off to pick up my new (to me) '95 'fant this weekend, and make the 700+ mile ride home with it. I'm wondering what I should pack in the way of tools for the kind of road repairs that might come up. Does anyone have a handy minimalist list? I'm looking for wrench sizes, sockets, stuff you wish you'd had, that sort of thing. Basically, anything beyond the Leatherman and duct tape that are already in my bag.

Thanks!
Where about in Colorado?
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:24 AM   #100
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Can anyone give me any info on headlights ....

I need to order one, at least - because it's cracked, and I may as well replace both.

I went to my local shop, and the parts guy wasn't sure where to start with finding proper replacements.

I don't have a Duc. dealer in town, so I can't inquire with them.

Does anyone have a part number, or proper aftermarket replacement for them?

Any info is greatly appreciated.

G.
If you look back a ways in the "Elefant Sightings" thread you will find a post that took the stock headlight frame and fitted a set of aftermarket 5.25 round headlight units into it. The thread includes pictures and instructions. It's been working well since I made those modifications along with the DDL headlight wiring kit.
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:28 AM   #101
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Hmmm...I'm tempted to buy both from you and I will likely never need them. The only source for rear sprockets that I knew of was Sprocket Specialists. They only make aluminum. I didn't want aluminum because of its inferior wear characteristics. So I made one out of 304 stainless steel.

The blank was $80, it destroyed two endmills and was in the machine for 8 hours. It's a gorgeous piece and with premium chains, that stainless may never wear out. Unfortunately, it's not something a mortal could afford to buy on their own.

If they turn out to be steel, I'd say anybody who owns an Elefant that doesn't grab at least one set as spares, would be a moron. Even the countershaft sprocket was a 3 month wait.
I was able to find both the front and rear sprockets last year and they had inventory. It was listed under Cagiva rather than Ducati. I forget the name of the place but I posted it on the Elefant group so when the archives are back up it should be easy to find.
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:35 AM   #102
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If you look back a ways in the "Elefant Sightings" thread you will find a post that took the stock headlight frame and fitted a set of aftermarket 5.25 round headlight units into it. The thread includes pictures and instructions. It's been working well since I made those modifications along with the DDL headlight wiring kit.
Rock .....

Thank you.

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Old 07-24-2008, 10:50 AM   #103
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Hmmm...I'm tempted to buy both from you and I will likely never need them. The only source for rear sprockets that I knew of was Sprocket Specialists. They only make aluminum. I didn't want aluminum because of its inferior wear characteristics. So I made one out of 304 stainless steel.

The blank was $80, it destroyed two endmills and was in the machine for 8 hours. It's a gorgeous piece and with premium chains, that stainless may never wear out. Unfortunately, it's not something a mortal could afford to buy on their own.

If they turn out to be steel, I'd say anybody who owns an Elefant that doesn't grab at least one set as spares, would be a moron. Even the countershaft sprocket was a 3 month wait.
They are steel, and they are both sold. I didn't want alloy either, that is why I waited so long for these, and yes I'm keeping a spare set for myself.
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:46 AM   #104
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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 peculiar to elefants i don't know why he would stock them.

maybe its different in the UK
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:39 PM   #105
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Longmont. And I now have an Elefant that wants to go for a ride in the mountains... Durango is pretty

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