Elefant gets Micron can.
The standard silencer/dead-cat thingy on the Elefant is a bit of monstrosity weighs a tonne (7.6kg to be precise) and comprehensively spoils the music. This beautiful Micron can came off a Kawasaki ZX6R. It is sleek and lovely, weighs 1.9kg and promises to restore the music. (Many … Continue reading
New legs for the Elefant
The main fork tubes on the Elefant were in a terrible state. One of them had lost so much of its gold anodising that it actually looked a little like a real Elephant leg. At first I thought I would replace the whole fork. A bit of research revealed that lots of trail bikes of … Continue reading
The main frame is pretty clean, but the surface corrosion in the sub-frame was an offence to me so it’s been blasted and repainted. I used Halfords wheel paint (‘steel’) which isn’t a bad match if you are not being too anal. My priority was to get … Continue reading
Cagiva Elefant 1993 900AC
Just arrived! Great-looking bikes, in my humble opinion.This one has got a carbed version of the two-valve Ducati motor much-loved in 900SS/Monster 900 form. Needs a bit of love but otherwise sound I think. Obvious stuff: one fork seal is well-blown; previous owner had been running it with a slash-cut exhaust (!); clutch deafeningly … Continue reading