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    2006 Capo Ressurection

    Thought you guys might enjoy this one. 2006 CapoNord, give away bike brought in for resurrection. $1400 total job, been sitting unknown number of years. Had two completely failed coils so it got Renault conversion via eBay with car wires too, PK6 map load. ALL extra plumbing removed, MOSFET regulator (charging 18-20V at idle..wtf...) on new battery, oil level set properly, fuel hose tightened, e snorkeled, and a lot more. Runs like new now.
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    Diminished expectations is the key to happiness in life.

    Micah Shoemaker
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    Runs just a wee little bit better and smoother now, of and 12 bhp gained with 15 ft/lbs torque gained right in meat of powerband. Proofed everything on dyno before road testing. 14.2V charging now, did FPR mod...amazing how truly great these older Capos are. Proper air filter relocation, pipes and a little internal motor work can add 30-40 bhp across most of rev range even with stock 47mm throttle bodies. If I were given one I might go that way. 100mm Pistons, Capo heads, RSV exhaust cam...BRUTAL force to be rekoned with.

    This one got two blood offerings to moto gods o to gods so I feel pretty good about it, forearm is from accidentally touching up against failed voltage regulator and to the bone finger puncture was from slipping while removing what seems like a half kilometer of extra hoses that have no reason to exist in modern world lol.
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    Diminished expectations is the key to happiness in life.

    Micah Shoemaker
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    Why did you done that with rear brake disc? Capo have low compression pistons so what you did to get 30hp more than stock?

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    You might be horrified at the sheer volume a resurrection bikesthat have surprise rear brake failures, on street test rides. Fuck that shit, anything dangerous I can test in dyno room I will. It looks crazy in pictures but if you ever see pics from Brembo’s brake dyno I can assure this is a MILD test
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    IT LIVES!!!

    Congrats on bringing it back.
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    Micah, great to read of any capo doing a lazarus but esp so when in your shop.
    Question for you plz re the snorkle. Its been much discussed akin to oil and wd40 on chains round these parts but may i get your reasoning on binning it?
    Did she pull harder without it? I had mine out in the past but reinstalled it and i feel it runs better lower down on part throttle.
    Have to agree with you about the bike, they're totally overlooked and under appreciated but the dam tbing just makes me smile every time
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    HI Micah

    did you acheive the additional 30-40bhp on that actual bike? what were the mods? was the disc actualy glowing like that or was that exagerated by the camera?

    pleased you resurrected it and are still enthusiasic about the old Capos.

    i was out the weekend on my capo and saw a few newer RSVs and tuonos and it shows that aprilia still make some great bikes that stand out amongst the rest of the Japanese plastic about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_toe_cutter View Post
    Micah, great to read of any capo doing a lazarus but esp so when in your shop.
    Question for you plz re the snorkle. Its been much discussed akin to oil and wd40 on chains round these parts but may i get your reasoning on binning it?
    Did she pull harder without it? I had mine out in the past but reinstalled it and i feel it runs better lower down on part throttle.
    Have to agree with you about the bike, they're totally overlooked and under appreciated but the dam tbing just makes me smile every time
    snorkel does more better down low. But by 4K rpm it's inability to draw in fresh air from its little micro enclosure costs power. Not much actually but if you are there, why not fix.
    Diminished expectations is the key to happiness in life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falcojake View Post
    HI Micah

    did you acheive the additional 30-40bhp on that actual bike? what were the mods? was the disc actualy glowing like that or was that exagerated by the camera?

    pleased you resurrected it and are still enthusiasic about the old Capos.

    i was out the weekend on my capo and saw a few newer RSVs and tuonos and it shows that aprilia still make some great bikes that stand out amongst the rest of the Japanese plastic about.
    Nobody has has ever had me do a 1060cc Capo, just stating the gains I suspect are pretty easy based on the comparison to other Rotax V990 motors and cams. Definitely not this bike, dyno graph shows only as delivered vs as sent out power change
    Diminished expectations is the key to happiness in life.

    Micah Shoemaker
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    What specific coils did you use? What car wires did you get to fit them? Any modification to wires necessary? Waiting on TIgnition Coil For PEUGEOT 406 407 607 807 Citroen C5 C6 C8 FIAT ULYSSE RENAULT coils from ebay now. Hoping it gets rid of an EFI fault.

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/4x-BRAND-NE...oAAOxy3HJTIyWP

    shown on pics is only coil mod made, heat shrink over slightly shortened enough caps where high tension wire plus into coils. NO MIL's but 2.5 dead stock coils and a reg/rec charging 20VDC at idle didn't throw a code either. Have gotten several ride reports from owner, well worth the price and wait.
    Diminished expectations is the key to happiness in life.

    Micah Shoemaker
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    Right on! Love it.
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    Micah,
    How wonderful!
    Just had a new grandson, thrilling but a close second is your 'delivery'!

    I'm sure you have your own favourite method for bleeding the ABS rear brake.
    Can I share mine?
    Plastic syringe
    Use to empty the reservoir
    Disconnect flexible hose from the reservoir
    Fill syringe
    Fit to the flexible hose
    Open bleed nipple
    PUSH fluid through the system in ONE SHOT
    No need to operate the brake pedal.

    Do a couple of conventional bleeds, using the brake pedal to make sure!
    The brake will stay rock hard for at least 12 months
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    That works too! I typically just bleed as though ABS didn't exist, no special tools, works perfectly for me.
    Diminished expectations is the key to happiness in life.

    Micah Shoemaker
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    My 06' Capo rear brake bleeding issue was resolved - years of bleeding every month or so - by simply changing the rear bleeder screw. Sometimes that's all it takes. Really nice job!
    06' Caponord

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