I've noticed at least to Capo owners very recently become fed up with their bikes and sell them off. Then I was talking to one owner that had his on Craigslist, and he was at the point he couldn't ride it without wondering where it would stop running and need to be hauled home.
I was thinking about all of the useful info that I've picked up from the forum that has helped me towards making my Capo as reliable as I possibly can. It would be nice to have a list of the items that your collective experience has proven to be the Capo's weak points that can leave you stranded. I haven't been stranded but I've been trying to address all of the known issues before one of them bites me.
I'm thinking only about the things that are likely to leave me stranded. Not annoyances such as rattling rotors or a noisy worn chain roller.
So.... what would you add to the list?
- Aftermarket ignition coils
- Address brown and white charging system connectors
- Replace rectifier with aftermarket or MOSFET type
- Good battery
- Metal fuel connectors
- 150 amp starter relay
- Clutch slave (replacement seal or aftermarket slave)
- Side stand switch (clean internals and add dielectric grease, and be aware how to bypass if it fails)
- Fuel tank vent / check valve (replace with straight connector)
- Wheel bearings/seals (at least have a set handy)
Maybe a comprehensive list with good links to "how-to's" can be compiled. If it's already been done..... nevermind....