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    Those things are a nightmare when new...they seem to take forever to mould to the right shape. Heat is the answer...
    Best one I ever bought was a well-used black one for a Tiger 955. It slipped on like a second skin. Maybe being black it had absorbed the sun's heat more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unique View Post
    Give us a picture
    Next time I get the capo out I will take a few pics and post them up.

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    New roadsmarts front and rear with lovely right angled valves.

    Stripped and rebuilt front and rear calipers.
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    Dickie, which ones you fit?
    All going well i intend fitting these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bridgeport...item53f4f86c91 (my front rim takes an 11.3mm valve as it drilled)
    Bit of research reveals some mixed reports about retro fitting these to some wheels. Reason being is on bikes they come fitted with as standard tend to have a raised and flat cast section for the o ring to seal perfectly against. We dont, its radiused, but we do have a flat cross section which might make for enough for a seal with the o ring. Or better yet swop in a fatter o ring.
    My advice is check with soapy water for any bubbles around the stem and monitor psi till your happy alls kosher. The bridgeport ones seem to get good reviews too.
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    TC,
    They look very like the ones fitted on my wheels !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_toe_cutter View Post
    Dickie, which ones you fit?
    All going well i intend fitting these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bridgeport...item53f4f86c91 (my front rim takes an 11.3mm valve as it drilled)
    Bit of research reveals some mixed reports about retro fitting these to some wheels. Reason being is on bikes they come fitted with as standard tend to have a raised and flat cast section for the o ring to seal perfectly against. We dont, its radiused, but we do have a flat cross section which might make for enough for a seal with the o ring. Or better yet swop in a fatter o ring.
    My advice is check with soapy water for any bubbles around the stem and monitor psi till your happy alls kosher. The bridgeport ones seem to get good reviews too.
    Sorry I can't help there. .........

    I just raked around in a box in my local bike shop until I found a couple of valves that seemed right.seem to be holding air ok for the moment.
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    Bought stuff for my Capo.

    Hello from across The Pond,

    Well my ebay sales came off really well. And it's a good thing as I have already bought new ignition cables and coils and now a set of LV slipons.
    I rather missed the boat as an outfit that calls it'self RevZilla had a really sharp price, $475.00 including shipping, but are now out of stock. To my way of thinking, there won't be any more due to the length of time the Caponord has been out of production. I suppose I could wait around for a while but the timing is right to buy them from our Hosts at AF 1.

    Took the fuel tank to my buddy Tore's shop and sussed out (is that proper English?) a fix for the fuel pump base leak. It incorporates much of that which was discussed here plus a helping of over-kill. Should be ready next Wednesday. I'll post pictures.

    While I'm waiting, I'll mount the new coils and ignition wires and a more authoritative sounding horn. And clean the wheels as they are a mess but I won't use diesel oil no matter what BigSteve says.


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    I did something stooooopid. I mean really stupid!!! When I got my Leo Vince exhaust, it came with two disks that you fit inside to cut the noise. I put em in last night. Well after a ride to the local wrencher for a safety check, the first thing I did was rip them out this morning. They lasted less than 12 hours. Talk about strangling the power. And the noise, WTF! It sounded like a stock bike.

    The two disks are now in the bin.

    Never again will I tamper with the glorious music of a V60!!

    On a side note, I have something not quite right in the cans. It's almost a squeaking noise or air whistling past the db killers, can't put my finger on it. Talk about frustrating and it's bugging me big time. I dread having to tear them apart, but I guess the day will have to come. (I mentioned this a few months back)

    I tried sealing up the db killers but this did nothing. Anyone else had an issue with LV's?


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    Today I decided to wage war against rust,first candidate was the shabby looking oil tank,
    next the fairing/dash support frame and H/bar ends...
    JohnG.

    '02 Capo.

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    The problem with the db killers Andrew is that you have them installed
    I know i know its loud (very) with them out but you get used to em!
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    Puncture on my rear Anakee 2. Only a 1000 mile left in it so the back wheel is out waiting for an Anakee 3 to arrive on Monday. That will be Anakee 3 all round. Very road orientated, but apart from campsites the Capo never leaves tarmac. Going to put some additional earthing cables around the bike, to try and prevent the dash getting fried again. May as well clean the swing arm and chain while the rear wheel is out.
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    instruments frying is the cause of overvoltage

    extra earths like this nerald?
    note the 2 red ring tabs
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    sold: "01 Caponord |Flame Red|, Modlist done: Honda CBR600 RR Mosfet (FH008) Rectifier Mod, Brown Connector Mod
    now: "04 Caponord |Rally Raid| FH016 Mosfet R/R | GPR Titanium Exhaust|
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanleybobly View Post
    instruments frying is the cause of overvoltage

    extra earths like this nerald?
    note the 2 red ring tabs
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Exactly like that Stanley. My instruments fried when I pulled into a service station for fuel, having just completed about 250 miles, fuelled up but the bike would not turn over, it tried but there was not enough juice to get the started motor up to speed, I had to strip and clean the earthing points (both sides of the engine) to get her to start. Whilst trying to start her before cleaning the earths the clocks died, lost a couple of tracks, but sorted with a couple of bridging wires.
    08 ETV 1000 Caponord
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    I've spent most of today in my freezing garage changing the lower shock mounting bearing. What an absolute b'stard of a job! It was badly corroded and seized into the linkage.
    How much is the fish?

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