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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 2019, 3:43 pm Thread Starter
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The never ending story!

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A winter with no projects ended in........ A new project! Stumpled over a Cagiva Elefant 750 in need of some tlc.

Not very nice on the outside, but beneath the dirt is a sound package. 15600km in total. Unfortunately it has been used as a year around bike. So engine is scared by salt.
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I know the 650 Elefant had the rear carb/front exh. on the vert. head. Does this 750 have this? Or is it set up like a Paso with the dual-down-draft Weber?

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Looking forward to the progress! Cool classic bike.
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Stick: Motor is bassicly a Monster 750. Twin Mikuni´s, side by side!

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Talking Undressing the old girl

Finally got the time to give the Cagiva some TLC....
Decided, the big overhaul must wait. For now I just enjoy it instead. Some small upgrades is a nice opportunity to get under the skin. So of the bodywork went.
New footrest, from a BMW F800GS,went on. Some modification needed. 1 hour in the workshop and they were on
Also had to move the new Renthal 809 handlebar up and back, Voigt bar clamps did give me the space needed for the brushguards.
Someone told me that Elefants enjoy a bath now and then.........some water, Muc-off and it was clean and happy
Nice to get a peak at that sweet little Ducati 750 engine. Loved it in my supersport, and it is just as funny and rewarding on this bike.
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Oh I will be watching this thread for sure, I have a 650 stalled project bike myself. In the US we never for the 750 IIRC so it seems like your 750 is a early 1990's model similar to our 900?

The rectifier was the weak link over here with many of them going up in smoke, after that I would expect it will be great! If you ever pull the motor be sure to take pictures of the rear motor mounts for us as the 650 was different than others from what I have seen. plus it looks like the 750 lost the kick start.

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Stick the 650 elefant did not have the reverse head on the vertical mine has both carbs in the Vee as modern Ducati's.
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Lol... just for fun I was looking at my shop manual collection (Ducati 1988-2008) and they do not have one Elefant listed, but they have the Indiana!

I guess the Elefants are considered Cagiva's even though they were badge'd and sold at Ducati dealerships, Yet the cruisers..... Bunch of closeted Harley lovers in Italy I think.

Another funny not spell check did not find Cagiva's and wanted to change it to "Vagina's"...... coincidence?
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I don’t believe in coincidence. Maybe Cagiva is Italian for vagina ?
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Lol... just for fun I was looking at my shop manual collection (Ducati 1988-2008) and they do not have one Elefant listed, but they have the Indiana!

I guess the Elefants are considered Cagiva's even though they were badge'd and sold at Ducati dealerships, Yet the cruisers..... Bunch of closeted Harley lovers in Italy I think.


Another funny not spell check did not find Cagiva's and wanted to change it to "Vagina's"...... coincidence?
At some point, can´t remember the year, Harley-Davidson owned Ducati. Late nineties, maybe early 2000 I belive. Perhaps they had left the closet.....

Cagiva group was somewhat big in it´s glory days. Ducati, Husqvarna, MV Agusta and Moto-morini. And of course Cagiva.
Gets me smiling, when I think of Randy Mamola or John Kocinski on the beast of a Cagiva GP-bike

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