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« on: April 20, 2007, 07:29:02 pm »
HELLO  JULLE

Are there any forum guys riding the elephant ?

i like the old 750 with the ducati motor i would like to hear some comments
on the bike likes dislikes and good reasons to buy or not
i can get one for about R30 000
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2007, 08:29:09 pm »
There is one owner on the forum, BigYellow. There is also another guy I've met that owns one in Paarl. Unfortunately, that's about all I know...
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2007, 02:22:37 pm »
Run Forest run!!!!!

I had the 900 which is supposed to be slightly less reliable than the 750 but I do believe the same problems would bug them both. Firstly they use Ducati engines which are complicated and which needs regular servicing with specialist tools. Also, the electrics are terrible! The first sign of rain and the front cylinder would go. Had problems with the started motor too. But, it was LOVELY to ride! (when you could get it going) R30k?? My 900 was a 94 model with 11,000km on the clock which I bought in 2001 for the princely sum of ?£1,500. If you want peace of mind motorcycling walk away. Rather get an Africa Twin - similar power and infinitely more reliable with a much better spares backup.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2007, 05:58:41 pm »
Quote from: "Lootch67"
Run Forest run!!!!!

I had the 900 which is supposed to be slightly less reliable than the 750 but I do believe the same problems would bug them both. Firstly they use Ducati engines which are complicated and which needs regular servicing with specialist tools. Also, the electrics are terrible! The first sign of rain and the front cylinder would go. Had problems with the started motor too. But, it was LOVELY to ride! (when you could get it going) R30k?? My 900 was a 94 model with 11,000km on the clock which I bought in 2001 for the princely sum of ?£1,500. If you want peace of mind motorcycling walk away. Rather get an Africa Twin - similar power and infinitely more reliable with a much better spares backup.


+1 , a mate of mine had a 900 .... bought it from dick when dick was still an agent way back when.... first 2 years of the bike he had it 3 months before it bent the crank ,took 2 darn years for dick to get the spares!!!!!!

once bike was up an running was not a bad bike but plagued with problems as mentioned...

I would walk away quickly as well on this.

BTW 1500 quid is about 23k rand these days  :roll:
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2007, 05:43:53 pm »
+1 SOund advice there
 

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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2007, 11:30:53 am »
Dankjewel

Ill start running tanx guys for the warning better luck next time..
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2007, 11:43:03 am »
Didn,t an Elephant break a chain in a Sani run report recently, which took out the engine cases  :shock:  :shock:

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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2007, 11:56:23 am »
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Didn,t an Elephant break a chain in a Sani run report recently, which took out the engine cases  :shock:  :shock:


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