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hank
06-18-2013, 02:05 PM
Post them up!
:cheers:

Globalone
06-18-2013, 04:11 PM
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http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q519/global-one/Others%20Misc/IMG-20130913-00019_zpsf9c4cabe.jpg

Some more here http://s1161.photobucket.com/user/global-one/library/capoclan%202013?sort=9&page=1
Video's will be here and you tube when edited to remove stuff.

Mr Pope
06-19-2013, 02:06 AM
At last, we have somewhere to live - thanks Mods :cheers:

Anyhoo, here's my latest pic of the Capo overlooking Sandown/ Shanklin on the Isle of Wight!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a41/chefbloke/CapoIW_zps685c25f4.jpg (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/chefbloke/media/CapoIW_zps685c25f4.jpg.html)

Rusthead
06-21-2013, 05:19 AM
What is the top box you have, it looks sensational

Redst4s
06-21-2013, 09:02 AM
NIce picture. I see you have an 03 Capo as well: How does the new one compare?

Globalone
06-21-2013, 11:52 AM
The topbox is a medium Givi box branded as Honda, I took it off my Transalp to test, 4 new SS cap head bolts from the local Iron Monger about 15-20mm longer than the originals which are 2 short and 2 longer, and away you go for a couple of quid.

Globalone
06-21-2013, 03:27 PM
Chalk and Cheese they are 10 years apart WRT technology.
The brakes are better, the engine has 25% more power, suspension is better, but saying that the 03 is great to drive and will tramp on if required its a bit like a classic car as long as you remember that and treat it right, its ok
The 03 has more luggage space softer suspension and the seat is better, better fuel economy and a larger tank so better for the longer runs as it still keeps a good pace.

My intention is to keep the 03, it is in bits in the garage at the moment at 50k it requires a bit of maintenance and a spruce up, then it will be good for another 50k.

Mr Pope
06-22-2013, 01:54 AM
The topbox is a medium Givi box branded as Honda, I took it off my Transalp to test, 4 new SS cap head bolts from the local Iron Monger about 15-20mm longer than the originals which are 2 short and 2 longer, and away you go for a couple of quid.

Is that with the Givi rack as well or another generic one?

Globalone
06-22-2013, 02:29 AM
Its the Give Base that sits on the Transalp rack. the base just bolts onto the Capo grab rails. You could put a plate under the base if you wanted.

When I get sorted today I will post some pics

Globalone
06-22-2013, 02:48 AM
Just Because you will need to take it to bits
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Mr Pope
06-23-2013, 01:56 AM
Ooooh, complicated... :confused:

Spudsman
07-01-2013, 05:18 AM
Love that frame...enjoy your new bikes lads!

HistorySmistory
07-02-2013, 03:33 AM
Overdue picture of a white one - relaxing by the roadside.

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nisbeam
07-02-2013, 03:10 PM
Very nice !!!

Mr Pope
07-03-2013, 12:45 AM
Out of interest, am I the only one to remove the watneys barrel rear stone guard?

nisbeam
07-03-2013, 06:44 AM
Maybe . Only had mine a few days, so waiting to get run in and then decide what I want to change. I think this will be in my list.

Ramso
07-05-2013, 05:55 AM
Hi . .
Interesting looking bike . . .is there an alternative to that awful black exhaust pipe . . . . hideous.

Steve

Chewy52
07-05-2013, 06:27 PM
Hi Guys, can anyone offer up some real time fuel consumption usage ? Anyone owned or ridden a DD12 to compare the 2 ? How far are you'se getting from a tank of motion lotion ?

Globalone
07-06-2013, 03:08 AM
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Mr Pope
07-06-2013, 03:53 AM
Northern dude, where did those stats come from? The multimedia platform?

Globalone
07-06-2013, 01:45 PM
No fuel log for android

HistorySmistory
07-06-2013, 04:33 PM
First couple of tanks hit reserve at about 160 miles - roughly 40 MPG (UK).
Last one though (which incidentally was 97 RON) hit reserve at 189 - about 47 MPG or 6L/100KM. I think considering that included at least two cold starts, and was a mix of town and reasonably brisk A road riding, is pretty decent.
It will be interesting to see what the AMP shows, I am guessing that the cruise control returns especially good economy.

KiwiNinja69
07-07-2013, 05:49 AM
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Quarantine
07-07-2013, 01:34 PM
Overdue picture of a white one - relaxing by the roadside.

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The white looks nice.....post more pics pls

dsgfh
07-23-2013, 05:52 AM
Not my own, but a few shots of the red which has now arrived on dealer floors here. Shame we're not getting the white for now though.
IMHO the silver is a better finish simply because the fleck in the paint hides the imperfections you see in the standard paint finish.

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Futurastic
07-24-2013, 10:47 AM
Just like the one I have on order. The first red one in the UK apparently. Not that I'm boasting :banana:

dsgfh
07-24-2013, 03:36 PM
I've got a soft-spot for red bikes, with 3 of my 4 being Honda red & black schemes. Of course, I wrote off 2 of the three & blew the other one up at the track, so perhaps it's for the best that I lay off them. She who warms the bed at night has voted for the Silver as well, although she was very disappointed when she saw the white that we'll probably only see as a model update in a years time, declaring "now that looks like a proper motorcycle"

beeney
07-25-2013, 08:52 AM
am i reading the date wrong futarastic,my dealer had a red one in weeks ago,its now in the workshop for a rattling engine with a thousand miles on clock.maybe its a sign,silver are best!

nisbeam
07-25-2013, 02:33 PM
Sorry, but I think I have the first red one, collected on 27th June :-)

And Red are the fastest as I was able to demonstrate to the Multistrada rider on the way home, I dont know who was more surprised me or him. Clear empty road in the countryside, no turnings or gateways, low hedges, no traffic at all and national speed limit coming up, I heard him rev up and drop at least one gear. I had been riding to save fuel up to that point, but well sometimes you just have to give it a go. I dropped two gears and switched into sport mode, we passed the speed limit sign and .........

left him standing, I was so far ahead I had to slow down to let him catch up, SO actually Aprilia red is faster that Ducati red - it's official :devil:

Futurastic
07-29-2013, 06:59 AM
My apologies lads, I guess the " it will be the first red one in the country " was bollox then lol. However, I do believe it will be the fastest colour

nisbeam
07-29-2013, 10:03 AM
It certainly will be :rolleyes: Make sure to check the panniers fit properly (one of mine came off), and also locate that little oil overflow pipe (just don't pull it !). No other issues, mine is just great every time I get on it. Done 2700 miles now & all going well. It is still a bit snatchy on a steady throttle, e.g. at 30 mph although you can minimise this using the right gear & revs. I am hoping that a mapping release will fix this eventually. My Tuono never did this and was smooth (although it didn't like going slowly) at all speeds.


Anyway, have fun, I'm sure you will love the bike. :cheers:

KiwiNinja69
07-31-2013, 09:20 PM
It is still a bit snatchy on a steady throttle, e.g. at 30 mph although you can minimise this using the right gear & revs. I am hoping that a mapping release will fix this eventually. My Tuono never did this and was smooth (although it didn't like going slowly) at all speeds.

When you say snatchy, are you meaning like it almost feels like a miss? I get it at about the same speed (50-60Kph) in 2nd/3rd gear and feels like its missing or jerking. As I do a lot of commuting on mine on constantly at these speeds and fine it really annoying. I was starting to wonder if its a spark issue or possibly a breathing issue with all the oil in the airbox.

nisbeam
08-01-2013, 02:56 AM
Yes, that is what happens exactly. I am lucky & have a very experienced Aprilia mechanic at my dealers. He has been looking into this and spoken to Aprilia who say that the newly available mapping will cure this, which is particularly noticeable at and below 3000rpm. It will also cure the issue some have had abut poor starting at altitude. I have not yet had this done but look forward to it soon (I hope). At the same time I expect to have the blow-by/airbox issue fixed. There is also a new mapping for suspension but I don't know what issues this addresses.

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?276252-Blow-by-issue-oil-pipe-leak-etc-a-warranty-issue-ALSO-mapping-issue

Futurastic
08-01-2013, 07:04 AM
I will indeed check the panniers, thanks for the heads up anyway.
Out of curiosity, what mileage is the first service due ?

nisbeam
08-01-2013, 09:07 AM
600 miles. Initially Aprilia stated a valve clearance check was required, they later made this an option so I didn't bother. Service was a check over with oil & filter change so didn't cost much (just over 160 I think).

Futurastic
08-02-2013, 09:18 AM
Thanks Nisbeam, dealer just confirmed bike ready for tomorrow morning :)
He sais the same about the service 600mls , and has quoted 120.00
He has also said there will be upgrades ready for suspension etc by next week too, so happy days

nisbeam
08-02-2013, 02:25 PM
Have fun tomorrow. After the first 100 miles or so when I was a bit more 'gentle' I just started to use the bike as I would normally - a good rule for running is as you should use the range of revs and gears (without thrashing it). As I found there is plenty of power and speed on tap even using the running in max, so running in is good fun. In fact you can go way over any speed limits - watch out for your license :-)

Futurastic
08-05-2013, 06:26 AM
I got the bike on Saturday, rode it home 354mls in total, loved every minute of it :banana:
Really impressed with the suspension, it really is as smooth as people say it is, and with the state of our roads these days, it is very welcome.
The panniers were all fitted correctly, and didnt fall off lol. There is a safety latch on the panniers as extra precaution, is this a new thing ? I fail to see how they can come off if it is used ?

nisbeam
08-05-2013, 06:35 AM
Hi, glad you like the bike. Yes the suspension is great isn't it. I also like the riding modes which actually make a difference. I tend to use T most, but Sport mode really give instant throttle response.
The safety latch stops the pannier from disapearing is it comes undone, but it is the clamp at the front of the pannier that locks onto the little bar behind the rear footrest hanger. One of my clamps was not working as it could not cover the little bar which was mounted too far forward. So the pannier came loose and was hanging from the wire safety latch & the tyre burnt a hole in the bottom. Luckily I didn't lose the whole thing.

Futurastic
08-05-2013, 10:21 AM
I did use Sport mode for a distance of around 80mls up over the Border hills, but i had it in T mode for the best part of the way home.
I did check the pannier clamp before i left the dealership, and they have obviously heard about the problem, because he mentioned to me about adjustment etc.
Overall so far, very happy indeed. It ticks all the boxes I need, and a few more, plus it looks a decent bike all round.

KiwiNinja69
08-05-2013, 08:15 PM
Yes, that is what happens exactly. I am lucky & have a very experienced Aprilia mechanic at my dealers. He has been looking into this and spoken to Aprilia who say that the newly available mapping will cure this, which is particularly noticeable at and below 3000rpm. It will also cure the issue some have had abut poor starting at altitude. I have not yet had this done but look forward to it soon (I hope). At the same time I expect to have the blow-by/airbox issue fixed. There is also a new mapping for suspension but I don't know what issues this addresses.

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?276252-Blow-by-issue-oil-pipe-leak-etc-a-warranty-issue-ALSO-mapping-issue

Dropping my bike in this afternoon to get everything sorted so will let you know if it fixes it

ebanistas
08-09-2013, 02:15 AM
Hello from Spain (sorry for my English),


Yesterday, my Aprilia dealer, put the newly available mapping, and certainly cures the problem almost entirely, at and below 3000rpm. I have noticed that the motorbike revs much better.


The new mapping number put: 27
The new mapping for suspension number put: 32 (but I don't know what issues this mapping).


My motorbike have the blow-by/airbox issue fixed. And all ok at the time.


Regards from Almeria (in the south of Spain)

dsgfh
08-09-2013, 02:43 AM
I can see we're going to need a new photo gallery thread...

nisbeam
08-09-2013, 03:11 AM
Hi ebanistas - welcome to the site and thanks for the good news :)

ChrisHall
08-09-2013, 09:00 AM
Here's a pic of my Caponord (in the best colour - white!) on it's holiday in northern Spain. 4200 miles so far.
It's been back to the dealer for replacement parts that were damaged when I took delivery (Mirror, bar end weight, rear shock) also to have the washer and pin put in the left hand footrest (missing), cat convert bolt (vibrated loose and fell off), clutch reservoir cap (vibrated loose and fell off).
Also been back in to the dealer in an effort (failed so far) to cure the appalling surging at 30mph - Sometimes its barely noticeable other times it's virtually unrideable in traffic (Paris, 40 deg C) - and the snatchy throttle. B******d Euro 3 emmisions!!$"! Map update from Aprilia did diddly squat for the problem, perhaps the new "altitude/3000rpm" update will cure it, but I won't be holding my breath!

BSD Performance are going to work on it in a few weeks to see if they can remove the closed loop that's causing it, with the Rexxer ECU remapping gizmo (see the Dorsoduro/Shiver forums, they have the same problems). If they can't then I'll fit a couple Fatducs to it and see if that does any good.

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KiwiNinja69
08-09-2013, 07:17 PM
The new mapping definitely helps Chris, not 100% but maybe 50-75% better.

sanausbe
09-03-2013, 10:56 PM
Fresh in the shop...

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j16/sancopanco/caponord/Caponord_zps658f6e7e.jpg

We have added a topcase for the city. As you probably know, it is made by Shad. I couldn't resist for putting the Arrow, when I see it. They have made an incredible discount, so I have added it.

Chassis number ended by 18. The base version. The last mapping on the PADS is loaded.

S.

dsgfh
09-08-2013, 04:25 PM
A few pics of my faithful steed.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8MmtcOOV9aA/UizojCj7q7I/AAAAAAAAMI4/dZyNAp1_BKM/w849-h566-no/1265051_10201872583755660_1318768952_o.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-k8n8aAi1H5M/Uizol1ItkvI/AAAAAAAAMJA/w1cWVVqn9iM/w849-h566-no/1266199_10201872577755510_550385037_o.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0i_FyB4VvPA/Uizoo2cX7mI/AAAAAAAAMJU/Va6m1DyGeWM/w849-h566-no/1269774_10201872576955490_942198559_o.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2w6WXQaQxCE/UizopwyAI-I/AAAAAAAAMJY/n0R5QlFlDKw/w377-h566-no/1271417_10201872579235547_1433114865_o.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rSDEslvDMnc/Uizos6j90lI/AAAAAAAAMJg/TQ5f_7afcbU/w849-h566-no/1276908_10201872578275523_38583202_o.jpg

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https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-UXwHu4HRcBw/Uizo3y2JTFI/AAAAAAAAMKA/odMhD19IAA4/w849-h566-no/1273632_10201872583115644_1800734820_o.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fHkTqBftZZQ/Uizo386qMiI/AAAAAAAAMJ8/urYvKjbrmcA/w849-h566-no/1268095_10201872581115594_427664447_o.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fIiBl3YdKjw/Uizo43WQmZI/AAAAAAAAMKI/TF9gOyEHKV0/w377-h566-no/1278817_10201872581875613_1704451771_o.jpg

sanausbe
09-08-2013, 11:52 PM
Very nice pictures, is it easy to put the R&G Racing radiator protectors?

S.

dsgfh
09-09-2013, 12:46 AM
Very nice pictures, is it easy to put the R&G Racing radiator protectors?

S.

Thanks. Borrowed my missus Sony RX100 to snap a few pics since I hadn't taken any decent ones for here or facebook since getting the bike.

On the radiator guard, it's one bolt at the bottom & 3-4 cable ties to secure. Took a bit of faffing around & a set of pliers to route a couple of the cable ties, so maybe 3/4 of an hour all up including cutting & sticking all the spacer foam to the edges of the radiator while I watched the telly.

boscobiati
09-09-2013, 03:35 PM
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Here are a picture of my Caponord, at a tour in france(vosges) with my friend on a MS

keithc
09-09-2013, 06:23 PM
OK so one of you has ADD, the other has MS.

Keith C

Mr Pope
09-10-2013, 01:30 AM
:funnypost :burnout:

dsgfh
09-16-2013, 02:14 AM
Did 300km through the hills with a mate on the weekend. You've got to hand it to the Germans for fit & finish, but the Italians just build engines that I'm passionate about.

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Mr Pope
09-17-2013, 02:38 AM
Finish may be good on the tractor but, man, is it fugly... :nutts:

keithc
09-17-2013, 03:15 AM
Had a test ride on one last Saturday and its a good ride too. Then again so was Yoko Ono apperently :)

Keith C

kadracing
09-18-2013, 01:15 AM
Thanks. Borrowed my missus Sony RX100 to snap a few pics since I hadn't taken any decent ones for here or facebook since getting the bike.

On the radiator guard, it's one bolt at the bottom & 3-4 cable ties to secure. Took a bit of faffing around & a set of pliers to route a couple of the cable ties, so maybe 3/4 of an hour all up including cutting & sticking all the spacer foam to the edges of the radiator while I watched the telly.
Hey mate , where did you get the radiator gaurds from

dsgfh
09-18-2013, 05:16 AM
Shipped from http://www.intobikes.co.uk/products?bf=1&bk=10076&gf=0

kadracing
09-18-2013, 07:02 AM
Shipped from http://www.intobikes.co.uk/products?bf=1&bk=10076&gf=0

Thanks mate. I contacted Rad Guard this arvo. they want to make them , but cant get a bike , so I may go to Coffs in a few weeks and let them take some measurements.

sanausbe
10-20-2013, 07:02 AM
Tested the ADD version in white...

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j16/sancopanco/caponord/capo8a_zps4b6f0699.jpg

Bought non-ADD version in grey:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j16/sancopanco/caponord/capo8_zps046f6a58.jpg

S.

AussieMat
11-05-2013, 01:03 AM
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Heres a red one.

KiwiNinja69
11-06-2013, 03:50 AM
Is that the Arrow exhaust?

AussieMat
11-06-2013, 04:03 AM
yes it is, photos aren't that good with the ipad. and front mudguard extension.

dsgfh
11-06-2013, 06:02 AM
yes it is, photos aren't that good with the ipad. and front mudguard extension.
Now where did you get the front mudguard extension from? In already over clearing pebbles from around the lock barrel. Very glad for the radiator guard.

AussieMat
11-06-2013, 10:16 AM
A1 in Ringwood . Didn't get the rivets used some bolts and lock nuts

dsgfh
11-06-2013, 04:29 PM
Thanks. God only knows why they didn't make it that length stock

AussieMat
11-06-2013, 05:14 PM
aprilia city should be able to source it, a1 just found it in spares when I enquired. took @ 3 weeks to get.

Nolz
11-06-2013, 05:32 PM
That's odd. Perhaps the later arrivals came with the extender as standard fitment? I have it on mine...never spoke of any options when I bought the bike and there's no mention of it in the paper work.

dsgfh
11-08-2013, 03:47 AM
Thanks. Popped in there today & the computer tells them it's out of stock. Apparently the fender is shared with the RSV & tuono, so might be able to find an alternative elsewhere.

sanausbe
11-08-2013, 04:21 AM
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j16/sancopanco/EICMA2012/capodesert_zpse473933e.jpg

A caponord from EICMA-Milan 2013 bike show... The front glass is from Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX.

S.

sanausbe
11-12-2013, 03:35 PM
I took the bike to race track; İstanbul Park, made for Formula 1 races.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j16/sancopanco/EICMA2012/capo1_zpsb655760c.jpg

Long straights, fast curves...

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j16/sancopanco/EICMA2012/ip_zps96c2f3ca.jpg

Sometimes it is better then supersports 600:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j16/sancopanco/EICMA2012/capo3_zps0c271d94.jpg

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DodgyGeezer
11-12-2013, 04:03 PM
That looks great fun.
Centre stand?

Mr Pope
11-13-2013, 03:14 AM
And exhaust?

sanausbe
11-13-2013, 09:00 AM
I have an Arrow exhaust... Only the long end of the pegs are touching down, main stand look likes very far away.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j16/sancopanco/EICMA2012/capo2_zps696c2954.jpg

S.

Mr Pope
11-14-2013, 02:52 AM
Out of interest, does the Arrow move upwards like the standard one?

AussieMat
11-14-2013, 03:27 AM
Out of interest, does the Arrow move upwards like the standard one?
Yes it does, there are two mounting options, with panniers or with out which is a bit lower

Hamzeh
11-15-2013, 03:22 PM
http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/hamzeh962/IMG_3760_zps5675bd25.jpg


http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/hamzeh962/IMG_3632_zpsf345455c.jpg

Nolz
11-15-2013, 04:02 PM
Great photo's Hamzeh. Did you do much off road riding or was it just for the photo's?

sanausbe
11-16-2013, 04:55 AM
Some more pictures from İstanbul Park...

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j16/sancopanco/caponord/capotr1_zpsd75e609b.jpg

There is also a fil in the Gopro on the helmet, but as you see, looking unfortunately to the earth, not to the track.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j16/sancopanco/caponord/capotr_zps1cebb93a.jpg

In front of the 1190 Adventure R

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j16/sancopanco/caponord/capotr2_zpsc8e0cb64.jpg

And all the big trailies, overtake the Panigale... :)

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j16/sancopanco/caponord/capotr3_zps45800b39.jpg

S.

Hamzeh
11-16-2013, 02:26 PM
Great photo's Hamzeh. Did you do much off road riding or was it just for the photo's?

Thanks man,

I own the Shiver 750 but had the chance to ride the Caponord, we did a lot of offroding ( about 60 km ) and for sure the Caponord was more capable there, my friend reached 223km/h as a top speed.

Caponord is a beast!

foot_loose
11-16-2013, 03:01 PM
I would post a pic of my bike but seem to be having trouble uploading to the site. Is there some trick to it?

keithc
11-16-2013, 04:49 PM
Piccies of my white one.
Bike from right hand side
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Bike from front showing Givi screen for Motot Guzzi and mirrors on extensions
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Rack mount for top box from top/rear of bike
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Rack mount for top box from /bottomrear of bike
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Note that the rack does not allow the normal connection of the additional rear brake light system supplied by Givi. Connection for rear brake light showing plug/socket to enable quick disconnection of top box wiring
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Connection for brake light inside top box showing how wires are connected inside.
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Brake lights
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HID for one of dip beam lamps.
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Jobs to do
Take delivery of gel saddles and fit them
Take delivery of LED lamps and if OK fit them to RH dip headlamp and main beam headlamp.
I will post photos of these

Keith C

Nolz
11-16-2013, 05:09 PM
Thanks for the pics Keith, I love our bike in white. Also great to see all the bits and bobs you've added too!

dsgfh
11-16-2013, 06:15 PM
I gather that's this screen http://www.giviusa.com/my-motorcycle/moto-guzzi/stelvio-1200/d610st-windshield-detail

What's the verdict on it? I think I'd miss the breeze during an Aussie summer, but curious for the cooler months

keithc
11-16-2013, 06:31 PM
Yep thats the one.

Didn't like the standard screen as it caused to much buffeting form me at speed and it was really bad for a passenger. Tried the MRA screen and while it was a lot better form me a passenger still got a lot of buffeting.
I have the MRA screen for sale if anyone is interested.

Keith C

Mr Pope
11-17-2013, 03:10 AM
Some more pictures from İstanbul Park...




In front of the 1190 Adventure R



And all the big trailies, overtake the Panigale... :)

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j16/sancopanco/caponord/capotr3_zps45800b39.jpg

S.

Hahahaha, good work that fella! Show the power rangers what an adventure truly is... :crowbar: :burnout:

foot_loose
11-17-2013, 12:12 PM
Yep thats the one.

Didn't like the standard screen as it caused to much buffeting form me at speed and it was really bad for a passenger. Tried the MRA screen and while it was a lot better form me a passenger still got a lot of buffeting.
I have the MRA screen for sale if anyone is interested.

Keith C

Which MRA screen do you have? I was considering the 52.5cm one. I might be interested in taking yours.

keithc
11-17-2013, 03:03 PM
Just been and measured it and at its centre line (there is a small cut out of maybe 5-10mm at the bottom) its 32.5cm. If you are interested tehn you can always try it. Money refunded as long as its returned in as supplied condition within 10 days of picking it up.

Keith C

foot_loose
11-17-2013, 03:15 PM
Thanks but I'll leave it and go for something taller I think. My issue is wind noise which seems deafening.

sanausbe
11-17-2013, 11:04 PM
Finally, a film from Istanbul Park trackday, where you can see the track...

Caponord 1200


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69sW8UjWi0I&feature=youtu.be

mathew
11-18-2013, 01:27 AM
Yep thats the one.

Didn't like the standard screen as it caused to much buffeting form me at speed and it was really bad for a passenger. Tried the MRA screen and while it was a lot better form me a passenger still got a lot of buffeting.
I have the MRA screen for sale if anyone is interested.

Keith C

So how does the passanger find the new screen? i will be doing a lot of 2 up riding so anything to help her would be a great idea. That link was to a us site part number D610ST but the uk site give you an option of 2008/2009 model. Which one has the correct fittings?

Mr Pope
11-18-2013, 02:56 AM
Finally, a film from Istanbul Park trackday, where you can see the track...

Caponord 1200


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69sW8UjWi0I&feature=youtu.be

Well done for doing that, looks like a nice circuit

DodgyGeezer
11-18-2013, 03:14 PM
Finally, a film from Istanbul Park trackday, where you can see the track...

Caponord 1200


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69sW8UjWi0I&feature=youtu.be

Brilliant!

RSTman
11-21-2013, 07:38 AM
finally, a film from istanbul park trackday, where you can see the track...

Caponord 1200


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69sw8ujwi0i&feature=youtu.be

aprilliant!

foot_loose
11-21-2013, 11:47 AM
http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz106/Peter_Loose/2013-10-26145226_zpsf08bcb39.jpg (http://s818.photobucket.com/user/Peter_Loose/media/2013-10-26145226_zpsf08bcb39.jpg.html)
http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz106/Peter_Loose/2013-10-26145212_zps4d05d8c8.jpg (http://s818.photobucket.com/user/Peter_Loose/media/2013-10-26145212_zps4d05d8c8.jpg.html)
http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz106/Peter_Loose/2013-10-26145201_zpsfb9f8e0e.jpg (http://s818.photobucket.com/user/Peter_Loose/media/2013-10-26145201_zpsfb9f8e0e.jpg.html)
http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz106/Peter_Loose/2013-10-26145146_zps9e9ae64c.jpg (http://s818.photobucket.com/user/Peter_Loose/media/2013-10-26145146_zps9e9ae64c.jpg.html)

RobZorba
12-07-2013, 11:06 AM
Hi Sanausbie,

Thanks for the pics. Looks like a great track, I hope to visit next year. Great video shots.

Thanks,
Rob

keithc
12-21-2013, 07:42 AM
My Capo travel pack in white with a few accessories fitted.
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And my 2009 750
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Keith C

Redst4s
12-29-2013, 10:38 PM
Congrats! On the best color available. RED! Might push me to trade my black one in...

Redst4s
12-29-2013, 10:54 PM
Wow! Looks Great! Red is the best; I wonder if micron will make a red exhaust like the did for my Daytona?

keithc
12-30-2013, 07:27 AM
Red might look the best but white or black are always the fastest. Reason, no colour (white and black are not officially colours :) ) so the paint weighs less. Well thats my thoughts anyway :)

Keith C

Nolz
12-31-2013, 10:35 PM
About time I got to putting a few pics up!

My baby...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/Nolz/Caponord%201200/PC157232a_zps551aa84a.jpg (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/Nolz/media/Caponord%201200/PC157232a_zps551aa84a.jpg.html)

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/Nolz/Caponord%201200/PC267268_zps078fd3ef.jpg (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/Nolz/media/Caponord%201200/PC267268_zps078fd3ef.jpg.html)

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/Nolz/Caponord%201200/PC267262_zpsa011fead.jpg (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/Nolz/media/Caponord%201200/PC267262_zpsa011fead.jpg.html)

Over the weekend I took my brother out for a two up ride through some local twisties. I've read about how the bike handles pillions REALLY well and I wasn't disappointed. In some ways it felt more stable with the extra weight, more planted and sure. I was surprised to see rubber balling up and peeling away from the tyre. This was an effortless ride and it was two up and yet I was able to carry enough speed to give the tyres a reasonable work out. I'm so impressed by this bikes capabilities so far. Next will be a bit of touring.

This was the tyre once I was bothered to take a pic of it after the roads had straightened out a fair bit.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/Nolz/Caponord%201200/PC280180_zps694182fd.jpg (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/Nolz/media/Caponord%201200/PC280180_zps694182fd.jpg.html)

Capo9
01-01-2014, 02:03 AM
Wisemans Ferry to central mangrove .?? I'm envious.

Nolz
01-01-2014, 02:08 AM
When I have a quarter or half a day off it's usually the M1 to Berowra, Mt White, Corrugated cafe, down towards Wisemans and back down old Northern Rd and home. :)

mathew
01-24-2014, 11:13 AM
This is me and mine
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keithc
01-24-2014, 12:00 PM
That bike looks real pretty. Not to sure about the owner though :)

Keith C

hectorkvs
02-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Hi..i'm from Serbia and this is my Capo 1200..last pic is together with my friend's GS 1200 Advanture..:-)


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idiakez
02-19-2014, 07:28 PM
Wow! NIce!! Where did you get the handguard bars, Hectorkvs?

Nolz
02-20-2014, 01:22 AM
Love the white! Best view of the Hepco and Becker bars so far. Mods look great.

hectorkvs
02-20-2014, 03:19 AM
Wow! NIce!! Where did you get the handguard bars, Hectorkvs?

Handguard bars are Hepco&Becker as well as engine guard and fog lights..exthaus and radiator protectors are R&G..and i ordered them from Germany..still waiting for panniers and center stand from Italy,cos i bought non ADD version of Capo...

fredaroony
03-01-2014, 01:30 AM
Not exactly a Capo pic but it does go well with an Italian bike, plus I got it today :)

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AussieMat
03-01-2014, 04:40 AM
Nice.

keithc
03-01-2014, 05:06 AM
Nice helmet. have an Arai Chaser that is comfortable and also a Shoie DS Adventure type helmet. Rel comfortable, but not at speed as the wind does catch the peak a bit.

Keith C

fredaroony
03-01-2014, 05:38 AM
Nice helmet. have an Arai Chaser that is comfortable and also a Shoie DS Adventure type helmet. Rel comfortable, but not at speed as the wind does catch the peak a bit.

Keith C

Looks like the chaser is called the Vector 2 here , which is the helmet I bought today, I have an XD3 but the visor distortion is very bad so I never use it. I've decided to give the DS helmets a miss at this stage.

hectorkvs
03-01-2014, 11:42 AM
I'll contribute with my new helmet..244521...Arai Tour X4...:-)

fredaroony
03-01-2014, 03:21 PM
I'll contribute with my new helmet.....Arai Tour X4...:-)

I have the previous version of that helmet but cant wear it because the distortion in the visor is so bad it gives me headaches. How have you found it?

Steve-Oh!
03-01-2014, 09:12 PM
[QUOTE . . fredaroony;3576327]Not exactly a Capo pic but it does go well with an Italian bike, plus I got it today :) . . QUOTE]


Great choice Fred . . . I'm looking at the "Italian Flag" version. Dunno if these two are different versions of that model, or just similar colour schemes. Can't go wrong with an ARAI.

fredaroony
03-01-2014, 09:26 PM
[QUOTE . . fredaroony;3576327]Not exactly a Capo pic but it does go well with an Italian bike, plus I got it today :) . . QUOTE]


Great choice Fred . . . I'm looking at the "Italian Flag" version. Dunno if these two are different versions of that model, or just similar colour schemes. Can't go wrong with an ARAI.

I looked at the one in the picture but preferred the one I bought instead. Mine is called "Nation" but it's the same colour scheme but reserved and not as much white.

They are both the Vector 2 models.

Steve-Oh!
03-01-2014, 10:24 PM
I looked at the one in the picture but preferred the one I bought instead. Mine is called "Nation" but it's the same colour scheme but reserved and not as much white.

They are both the Vector 2 models.


Yeah, they both look good . . . . with the Italian flavour! :cheers:

keithc
03-02-2014, 01:40 PM
This is the Shoei I have
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Oh and my Arai crash helmet is a Viper GT, same colour scheme as this one
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BTW geting a bit nervous of members here showing pictures of their helmets :) No purple ones please :)
Keith C

fredaroony
03-02-2014, 01:52 PM
This is the Shoei I have

BTW geting a bit nervous of members here showing pictures of the helmets :) No purple ones please :)
Keith C

What are the optics like on this helmet? Any distortion at all?

keithc
03-02-2014, 03:49 PM
I dont have any problem with the optics with any of my crash helmets. Only issue witht he Shoei is the way the wind catches the peak at higher speeds. Really comfy and I dont think quite as noisy as the Arai. I would still recommend ear protection with both though.

Keith C

fredaroony
03-02-2014, 05:26 PM
I dont have any problem with the optics with any of my crash helmets. Only issue witht he Shoei is the way the wind catches the peak at higher speeds. Really comfy and I dont think quite as noisy as the Arai. I would still recommend ear protection with both though.

Keith C

I've had several Arai's and the XD3 is the only one where I've had any problems.

Fergus
03-16-2014, 02:31 PM
Hi mate. What sot do satnav fitting are you using. I've ordered my bike and can't seem to locate a bracket that will for zumo ....cheers

fredaroony
03-16-2014, 03:35 PM
Hi mate. What sot do satnav fitting are you using. I've ordered my bike and can't seem to locate a bracket that will for zumo ....cheers

You can check out this thread http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?280141-Mounting-a-Garmin-GPS

hectorkvs
04-06-2014, 10:34 AM
Some more pics...
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Nolz
04-06-2014, 04:31 PM
Looking great in white. Lots of tasty tidbits there :)

Mr Pope
04-07-2014, 02:14 AM
Has your exhaust protector come apart? My reason for asking is that I have a chum who's onto his second set having pulled out/ separated - he says it's because of the 3 different materials being used..

hectorkvs
04-07-2014, 04:12 AM
No,not at all...it looks the same after 2000 kms...maybe he didnt fit it properly..

CoastRangeRider
04-07-2014, 08:35 PM
hectorkvs: The Caponord Photo Gallery looks a lot better since you posted more photos. Nice job on accessories and awesome job on the photos.
Oh, one more thing. Since you have one of the best looking bikes I've seen, can you please remove the Hepco Becker label from the crash bars? It's like a mole on a supermodel.

hectorkvs
04-08-2014, 03:29 AM
Totally agree...i'll do it definitely..in all that beauty,i didnt noticed that...:-)

hectorkvs
04-09-2014, 09:07 AM
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Added few more..and i promise,that's it for now...

CoastRangeRider
04-09-2014, 09:22 PM
http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=248038&d=1396796990&thumb=1

It looks like clear plastic with two silver discs behind it. What is it? And why is it?

hectorkvs
04-10-2014, 06:27 AM
Dunno,honestly...i supose plastic is there only for estetic reasons...I guess its some part of cam shaft...

CoastRangeRider
04-10-2014, 10:47 PM
If that is the engine head where the cams are, then I think the plastic is clear so that it is easy to see when the engine starts leaking oil there.

Or maybe it detaches from that handy storage position and attaches to top of windshield as an extender for when more wind protection is needed.

I can't remember ever seeing clear plastic trim on any bike before. I have seen a slot in trim to see a fluid level behind, and sight glass on engine for engine oil is nice, but clear plastic trim in that location is surprising to me. I suppose the Italian designers know more about this stuff than I do!

Do other any other Aprilia models have clear plastic trim?

Nolz
04-11-2014, 06:37 AM
I think its simply a point of difference and something to talk about. Much like we are doing here. Reminds me of how mid engine-d exotics have clear panels so you can see the motor :) I don't think it serves any functional purpose.

keithc
04-13-2014, 04:18 PM
Only thing I can think of is that its a deflector to stop heat from the engine heating your leg up Not necessrilly a bad idea in the UK :)

Keith C

ps sorry for spelling mistakes. Fat fingers.

CoastRangeRider
04-14-2014, 12:49 AM
I also think they added that clear trim to control heat on rider. The early photos of the bike in fact did not have that part on it at all. So therefore they might have decided to make it clear to minimize the change on the designer's original work.

The KTM 1190 Adventure owners have custom fabricated a similarly shaped part to keep engine heat off rider's leg.

But I kinda like the analogy to the glass window in the mid-engine Ferrari showing the engine.

GazzaH
04-21-2014, 06:36 AM
My Capo travel pack in white with a few accessories fitted.
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What aftermarket windscreen have you fitted? It looks quite tall.

fredaroony
04-21-2014, 06:48 AM
What aftermarket windscreen have you fitted? It looks quite tall.

It's a Givi Stelvio screen, I have the same one on my bike.

twinkiethekid
04-24-2014, 07:34 AM
<insert diabolical laughter here>

http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu277/ryberg60/IMG_0212.jpg

Nolz
04-24-2014, 07:04 PM
Looking good mate!

Every time I see a red one there's a part of me that thinks...damn it! If only I had the patience to wait for the next shipment. However the 3 months would probably have killed me.

twinkiethekid
04-26-2014, 05:15 PM
First road trip; just to get some miles on her and to see what needs tweaking (me as it turns out).

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There are other personal things needing attention, but I consider them to be "vanity" items.

Nolz
04-26-2014, 09:09 PM
That top box pillion back rest looks like a dream for a passenger. Wonder how comfy it is being perched back there.

Keep the photo's coming. Looks great.

andydj31
04-27-2014, 12:38 PM
<insert diabolical laughter here>

http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu277/ryberg60/IMG_0212.jpg


Ohhhhh!! this is my dream! In red... soooo sexy!! ;)

Mags
04-30-2014, 12:20 PM
Hectorkvs....any chance you have a part number for the H&B Handguard bars? I've looked but can't find on site.

hectorkvs
04-30-2014, 09:27 PM
Product number is 4207514-01 for handguard bars...but u can find some other stuff from H&B on this link:
http://motorrad.hepco-becker.de/index.php/auswahl?resetfilters=0&clearordering=0&clearfilters=0

Mags
05-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Thanks :)

AussieMat
05-05-2014, 06:52 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/p235x350/10258115_617338111692061_647145012070492177_n.jpg


taken a few weeks ago at the Australian Caponord meet at Cooma

KiwiNinja69
05-05-2014, 08:54 PM
Anzac Day Ride


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Markprend
05-08-2014, 02:27 AM
Where did u get the red stripes on wheels. I need to cover up some scratches where the rear guard fell off for the second time

dadsafrantic
05-08-2014, 07:44 PM
i surely like the gray.

Capo9
05-09-2014, 01:26 AM
Where did u get the red stripes on wheels. I need to cover up some scratches where the rear guard fell off for the second time

Got the red reflective stripes on my bike. Look up ebay. Cost $11 shipped. My first side was a bit rough but I got it sorted by the end. One roll will do both wheels with a little left over.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1-4-Reflective-Motor-Wheel-Rim-Pin-Stripe-PINSTRIPING-TAPE-STICKER-Orange-CAR/221409500706?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222006%26algo%3DSIC.FITP%26ao%3D1% 26asc%3D20140107090050%26meid%3D677185841984693497 6%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D20140107090050%26rk%3D1%2 6rkt%3D10%26sd%3D221408103021I

Mags
05-10-2014, 12:32 AM
If you can find the pre cut/curved strips, I found those easier to apply. Finally got my girl Wednesday, which made me a happy girl!! Am so in love with this bike-booked 1000km service for Tuesday hahahaha.
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Capo9
05-10-2014, 02:46 AM
No white top box?

GazzaH
05-10-2014, 02:55 AM
If you can find the pre cut/curved strips, I found those easier to apply. Finally got my girl Wednesday, which made me a happy girl!! Am so in love with this bike-booked 1000km service for Tuesday hahahaha.

Congratulations, lovely bike! I get mine on May 18 delivered from a dealer interstate. I don't think we have white ones in Australia as yet ... mine is red so I am very happy with that.

keithc
05-10-2014, 03:30 AM
If you can find the pre cut/curved strips, I found those easier to apply. Finally got my girl Wednesday, which made me a happy girl!! Am so in love with this bike-booked 1000km service for Tuesday hahahaha.
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Hey isnt that the same person in the what the fricken hel!!!!!!!!!!!!! thread photo :)

Well done love to see women riding motorcycles, it makes such as change as many dont seem to think they can ride them.

Keith c

Ketih C

Mags
05-10-2014, 11:50 PM
Hahaha Keith.... I wish and thanks!!! Yeah the Canadian version (at least mine) came with seat warmer lol....will have to post pic!!! This is my most loved bike yet!!! Already over 600 km on her and I don't plan on using the car anytime soon.
Capo9.... Funny thing with top case....ordered white, box delivered in said white, case was silver. Rep was at shop and wondered how dealer got silver as not a colour that was shipped to North America. White is ordered again but using silver till comes in.

Bryannagirl
05-14-2014, 01:01 PM
If you can find the pre cut/curved strips, I found those easier to apply. Finally got my girl Wednesday, which made me a happy girl!! Am so in love with this bike-booked 1000km service for Tuesday hahahaha.
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Love mine also - got 770 miles (1239km) on her she is in for first service - can not wait to unleash the beast - I will not say I have been gentle but I have decently not thrashed her either - Mine is red will have to get a picture up. No top box yet - but on the list. Is yours from Aprilia or someone else. Just curious how tall or more important how much inseam do you have - I am 34 to 35 on inseam and flat foot it no problem. My sister on the other hand is doing the tippy toe dance.

twinkiethekid
05-14-2014, 03:39 PM
Love mine also - got 770 miles (1239km) on her she is in for first service - can not wait to unleash the beast - I will not say I have been gentle but I have decently not thrashed her either - Mine is red will have to get a picture up. No top box yet - but on the list. Is yours from Aprilia or someone else. Just curious how tall or more important how much inseam do you have - I am 34 to 35 on inseam and flat foot it no problem. My sister on the other hand is doing the tippy toe dance.

At which suspension setting can you stay flat footed? My limited 30" inseam only allows that on the rider only and auto setting. The others....naw.

Mags
05-14-2014, 10:43 PM
Love mine also - got 770 miles (1239km) on her she is in for first service - can not wait to unleash the beast - I will not say I have been gentle but I have decently not thrashed her either - Mine is red will have to get a picture up. No top box yet - but on the list. Is yours from Aprilia or someone else. Just curious how tall or more important how much inseam do you have - I am 34 to 35 on inseam and flat foot it no problem. My sister on the other hand is doing the tippy toe dance.

Just had mine in yesterday for 1st service (1289km now hehehe) LOVE her!!!
Top case is Aprilia-waiting for the white to come in to trade out.
I'm 5'11" with same inseam and able to flat foot too. Such a comfy bike-coming off a VStrom and Tiger so loving the seating position!!
Post pics soon!! So I wonder if we are the only Gals with new Capos?

Abandoned Track
05-14-2014, 11:22 PM
So I wonder if we are the only Gals with new Capos?

Probably not for long. I have seen other "Gals" on other Aprilias around the AF1 shop in Austin, Texas.

mathew
05-16-2014, 03:00 AM
hecktorkvs Bikes looking good!!! where did you get them hand guard bars from? do you think the engine bars would be strong enough in a drop?

Bryannagirl
05-16-2014, 07:27 AM
Just had mine in yesterday for 1st service (1289km now hehehe) LOVE her!!!
Top case is Aprilia-waiting for the white to come in to trade out.
I'm 5'11" with same inseam and able to flat foot too. Such a comfy bike-coming off a VStrom and Tiger so loving the seating position!!
Post pics soon!! So I wonder if we are the only Gals with new Capos?
I think we may be the only girls with Capos. We are same height and inseam - go figure. Great bike amazing deal in my opinion. So easy to ride also. I think Aprilia should sponsor us - you for Canada me for USA. Women are the next big thing in motorcycle world - it is no longer a mans world - has never been in my opinion - but it takes a while to get the world on board. By the way where is Kingston Canada - lived in Canada for six months when my company purchased a business in Canada - I liked it a lot even though most of it was winter.

P.S. How do you like the top box - debating between OEM and Givi - Givi is larger or at least I think it is have not seen any numbers on OEM case.

fredaroony
05-16-2014, 04:26 PM
P.S. How do you like the top box - debating between OEM and Givi - Givi is larger or at least I think it is have not seen any numbers on OEM case.

It's 40 litre, look at the bottom of the page http://www.apriliausa.com/motorcycles/caponord-1200-abs-travel-pack.html

Fergus
05-17-2014, 03:01 AM
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keithc
05-17-2014, 03:15 AM
The Capo looks great in white and the top box looks good too. But its way to small. I have a Givi 52 litre one on mine and recently replaced my home made bracket with a Givi one. Lots stronger, but the one I made could be improved.

Keith C

keithc
05-17-2014, 03:18 AM
The Capo looks great in white and the top box looks good too. But its way to small. I have a Givi 52 litre one on mine and recently replaced my home made bracket with a Givi one. Lots stronger, but the one I made could be improved if someone local is desperate. 25 but wil not post..

Keith C

Mags
05-17-2014, 02:59 PM
I think we may be the only girls with Capos. We are same height and inseam - go figure. Great bike amazing deal in my opinion. So easy to ride also. I think Aprilia should sponsor us - you for Canada me for USA. Women are the next big thing in motorcycle world - it is no longer a mans world - has never been in my opinion - but it takes a while to get the world on board. By the way where is Kingston Canada - lived in Canada for six months when my company purchased a business in Canada - I liked it a lot even though most of it was winter.

P.S. How do you like the top box - debating between OEM and Givi - Givi is larger or at least I think it is have not seen any numbers on OEM case.

Sounds like a great idea to me!!!! Kingston is in Ontario just between Toronto and Montreal. Great roads north of here for riding.
I agree about more women getting on two wheels. I also teach the Motorcycle course here and many weekends we have a 50/50 or greater ratio women to men.
I like the top case but basically have it for my helmet which when in takes up most of topcase. Not very big so depends on what you need it for.

Bryannagirl
05-17-2014, 09:20 PM
Sounds like a great idea to me!!!! Kingston is in Ontario just between Toronto and Montreal. Great roads north of here for riding.
I agree about more women getting on two wheels. I also teach the Motorcycle course here and many weekends we have a 50/50 or greater ratio women to men.
I like the top case but basically have it for my helmet which when in takes up most of topcase. Not very big so depends on what you need it for.

Wow a helmet fill the trunk - maybe I will look at Givi but on other hand the OEM looks good. I have considered being a motorcycle instructor - here in US need to complete the experienced rider course then the instructor course.

I was in Saskatchewan about 2 hours northeast of Regina near Yorkton. It was on a farm in the middle of nowhere.

Fergus
05-18-2014, 08:41 AM
The Capo looks great in white and the top box looks good too. But its way to small. I have a Givi 52 litre one on mine and recently replaced my home made bracket with a Givi one. Lots stronger, but the one I made could be improved.

Keith C

Is the Givi bracket a metal one or one of the generic plastic types?

keithc
05-18-2014, 01:35 PM
The Give rack comes in two parts. A steel bracket that bolts tot eh bike then ally plate that bolts to that with teh Giivi mounts screwed to it.
Works great and look OK with top box removed to.

Keith C

Fergus
05-19-2014, 12:37 AM
The Give rack comes in two parts. A steel bracket that bolts tot eh bike then ally plate that bolts to that with teh Giivi mounts screwed to it.
Works great and look OK with top box removed to.

Keith C
Thanks Keith sounds good. Do you know I what the weight capacity would be?....I can't find out what the Aprilia one is. I'm working on about 5kg. Had a Givi Monokey on my ZZR 14 and that was about 7kg so I might change over as the Aprilia box is pretty small for weekends away. Does look good though.:banana::banana:

Steve-Oh!
05-19-2014, 06:46 AM
Here’ a coupla pics from my 3 days / 1750k ride through some of the best roads in Australia . . . through mid n/New South Wales & South East Queensland.

What a great “run”! It’s a fantastic bike to ride fast and far.

But it simply has to be RED!

Mt Lindesay Border Ranges x2, Bruxner H’way range up to Tenterfield x2, The Oxley H’way x2, The Gibraltar Range on The Gwydir Highway up to Glen Innes, Waterfall Way up over Dorrigo Mountain, and the Armidale Rd run down through Nymboida and on to Grafton.

For our OS friends, these place names won’t mean anything to most of you, but you’ve always got Google Maps if you want to check them out.

Not many road works, no interactions with cops, and NO rain!

Zero temp centigrade [32 degrees Fahrenheit!] on the morning of Day 2 out over The Oxley Highway and beyond. Now that WAS coooooooooooool!!! Even bothered to throw the Hand Guards back on for the day!!!

The Oxley Highway is a gem . . . a return journey [to avoid ending up in towns and highways] of approx. 110k of wonderful continuous corners. It’s a great road, tarmac in great condition, and you’re very unlucky if you ever see a cop. It’s far enough away from everywhere, so never crowded, though still a very popular bike run.

Prior to this ride my OEM tyres have provided great grip at maximum lean angle, but as you can see by one of the pics I posted, the 110k of The Oxley certainly put them under a bit of pressure. :-P

The standard exhaust note through all those corners was a lovely thing to behold! The bike ran faultlessly & was an absolute pleasure to throw into the corners of all the mountain range roads, and to cruise happily on 130kph on the country highways [OK, maybe once and a while I zipped up to 160, but am ever mindful of the mind game of “130kph MAX for the panniers].

The only small comfort point to note was late in the day after 600+Ks the vibration in the pegs started to have some effect, but nothing to be too concerned about.

Average fuel consumption was 17.1 kilometres per litre, which was pretty good considering I was giving it a bit of stick in all the twisties, + cruising at a decent speed.

Can’t wait for the next longer run.

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Mags
05-19-2014, 08:47 AM
Wow...looks like a great day!!!

Nolz
05-19-2014, 03:07 PM
Sounds like a fantastic ride! Love the photo's too. Can't wait to hear the next one :)

I'll hopefully find some time to do something similar in the new year.

Bryannagirl
05-19-2014, 03:15 PM
White is Nice but Red is better - :burnout:

Capo9
05-19-2014, 05:33 PM
Great post. That ride is now on the list. Sounds a lot like the roads south of Canberra and the Snowies.

I'm surprised you guys still have rego stickers. Glad to see the end of that in NSW.

Fergus
05-20-2014, 12:26 AM
Awesome

Nolz
05-20-2014, 04:19 AM
I just noticed your chopped down screen. How's that working out for you?

Steve-Oh!
05-20-2014, 05:05 AM
White is Nice but Red is better - :burnout:

All the CAPO colours look great . . . . but we all know that motorbikes are meant to be RED . . . that colour adds horsepower & excitement instantly!

:banana:

Steve-Oh!
05-20-2014, 05:10 AM
Great post. That ride is now on the list. Sounds a lot like the roads south of Canberra and the Snowies.

I'm surprised you guys still have rego stickers. Glad to see the end of that in NSW.

I love the Alpine roads in New South & Victoria . . . I've done them all on past rides to the MotoGP at Phillip Is. You've just gotta get the right weather though! :eek:

Steve-Oh!
05-20-2014, 05:50 AM
I just noticed your chopped down screen. How's that working out for you?

Hey Nolz . . . Yeah, the cut down screen is working reasonably well. I'm 185cm so the turbulence on higher screens was too great. The cut down screen has reduced it somewhat, though it's still an issue.

For this trip I tested some foam material that I got from The States . . . "Helmet-Quiet". 'You' cut it to shape to fit into the ear 'recesses' of the helmet padding. I use moulded audio ear plugs, and the Helmet-Quiet material 'sealed' against the plugs pretty well & definitely made the turbulence noise acceptable, & I could clearly hear my music without having the volume up high.

I'll do a bit more testing with this, though I may still try a taller screen like the PUIG . . . I think that's the tallest of the screens I've seen on the Screen Thread.

Mags
05-20-2014, 06:40 AM
Oh no....are we going to start the which colour is better debate LOL. All Capos are amazing-I'm sure we will agree on that. Benefit of the white is when you are going fast (faster than red LOL) the white makes the bike almost disappear therefore making it much harder to be seen by "those who wish to stop our fun by giving us a note demanding that we pay money because they know how fast we were going" :p:

GazzaH
05-20-2014, 06:48 AM
For this trip I tested some foam material that I got from The States . . . "Helmet-Quiet". 'You' cut it to shape to fit into the ear 'recesses' of the helmet padding.
I have thinking of doing the same thing to fill in the ear recesses on my helmet, but had not realized that you could by a special foam to do the job. Do you remember where you bought it from in the US?

fredaroony
05-20-2014, 07:20 AM
I have thinking of doing the same thing to fill in the ear recesses on my helmet, but had not realized that you could by a special foam to do the job. Do you remember where you bought it from in the US?

http://www.helmetmuffler.com/helmetquietindex.shtml

Steve-Oh!
05-20-2014, 08:01 AM
I have thinking of doing the same thing to fill in the ear recesses on my helmet, but had not realized that you could by a special foam to do the job. Do you remember where you bought it from in the US?

Hey Fred . . You're on the job tonite! :cheers:

Steve-Oh!
05-20-2014, 08:05 AM
Oh no....are we going to start the which colour is better debate LOL. All Capos are amazing-I'm sure we will agree on that. Benefit of the white is when you are going fast (faster than red LOL) the white makes the bike almost disappear therefore making it much harder to be seen by "those who wish to stop our fun by giving us a note demanding that we pay money because they know how fast we were going" :p:

Hey Mags . . Nice one! In Australia the cops might think the white CAPO is one of theirs [cop bikes] so you might get lucky. :cheers:

Capo9
05-21-2014, 01:45 AM
Fredaroony

The link sent me to helmetmuffler.com but I could not find any links to any foam padding. Hope you can point me in the right direction.

Cheers

fredaroony
05-21-2014, 02:20 AM
Fredaroony

The link sent me to helmetmuffler.com but I could not find any links to any foam padding. Hope you can point me in the right direction.

Cheers

Looks like they are having issues with their site because it's all gone now!! The link before lead you directly to it.

Steve-Oh!
05-23-2014, 03:21 AM
Looks like they are having issues with their site because it's all gone now!! The link before lead you directly to it.

Hey Guys . . . Not sure what's happened to their website. The night Gazza asked about where I bought the foam material I checked the Helmet Quiet website and it was still working then. A coupla days later, as we're seeing, it's MIA! Maybe just a short term issue with their Service Provider.

There was another web address coming up in Google searches, but it's dead for the moment too.

From that search >>> Helmet-Muffler . . . www.helmet-muffler.com/ . . . The Helmet-Muffler wind blocking helmet skirt, and Helmet-Quiet noise attenuation material will reduce in motorcyce and atv helmet noise levels for motorcyclists ...

The product I tried is Helmet-Quiet, and included 'Noise Attenuating Material' . . . ie: a special type of foam that looks like foam on one side and has a kind of 'closed cell' look on the side that faces your ears. Might be worth scoping your local Clark Rubber outlet . . . they have all sorts of foam / rubber products of varying densities.

Here's a pic of the Helmet-Quiet product . . . .

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Mags
05-27-2014, 09:47 PM
Being as only 6 Caponords in Ontario right now....1/3 of the owners met today :p:
I was at Corsa today as my girlfriend wanted to look at the Motoguzzi California and George told me that "that Capo guy you are supposed to have coffee with and talk about dogs is here". Had a quick peek at his bike as he has the Puig windscreen on it (looks nice)
So shortly after Saxon got back to the shop and we traded our bike and dog stories. Great meeting you today Saxon-hope you didn't get caught in too much rain on the way home!!
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urbandaddy
06-03-2014, 12:17 AM
First Caponord in Calgary.

llotse
06-12-2014, 09:43 AM
Well I tried it, liked it and bought it. So far so good just need the black topbox to arrive at the dealer. Chain oiler, extra brake lights, GPS and an accessory power cable/powermate cable to be fitted. Not seen any other black ones as yet.254530

Steve-Oh!
06-12-2014, 04:48 PM
Well I tried it, liked it and bought it. So far so good just need the black topbox to arrive at the dealer. Chain oiler, extra brake lights, GPS and an accessory power cable/powermate cable to be fitted. Not seen any other black ones as yet.

Welcome to the fold . . . The Capo 1200 does look good in black.

Not as good as RED, or course. :banana:

What extra brake light are you setting up? One attached to the Top Box, or a different solution?

llotse
06-12-2014, 05:24 PM
Thanks Steve-oh, already learned a lot from the site. I have bought some LED light strips off ebay and will stick them to the top box fitting plate as they are very thin (but bright!) then I will splice them in to the brake light. I have bought the Tuturo automatic oiler and will copy one of the two fittings shown on this site, not sure which yet though.

Just got back home after spending an evening riding the wave of torque, awesome, and I am still running it in!

Steve-Oh!
06-13-2014, 09:55 PM
Some recent photos of my RED Italian Girlfriend!!! :banana:

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Capo9
06-14-2014, 02:14 AM
Nice shots. Time for a red helmet?

Steve-Oh!
06-15-2014, 05:43 AM
Nice shots. Time for a red helmet?

Hey Capo9 . . . Just bought a new ARAI . . the Italian Flag design . . . some RED [but you can never have tooooo much RED when it comes to motorbikes!] :banana:

Here's a pic from my mid week run up through Lower Beechmont . . . some lovely twisties in the Gold Coast hinterland.


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Abandoned Track
06-15-2014, 10:50 PM
what is the little thing clamped to your handlebar? about the size of a digital watch

Bryannagirl
06-16-2014, 01:35 AM
what is the little thing clamped to your handlebar? about the size of a digital watch

LOOKS LIKE A TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR TO ME.

What I want to know is where he mounted his Go Pro for that shot?

Steve-Oh!
06-16-2014, 05:25 AM
what is the little thing clamped to your handlebar? about the size of a digital watch

There are two remotes on two simple brackets I've set up on the handlebar.

The one you can see is for the GoPro Hero 3 remote and the other to the left [out of sight] is for my iPod remote . . . I use moulded audio ear plugs for music.

:)

Steve-Oh!
06-16-2014, 05:49 AM
LOOKS LIKE A TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR TO ME.

What I want to know is where he mounted his Go Pro for that shot?

Hi Bryanna . . . I set up a photographic tripod with a flexible head on it [SLIK AF2100]. The SLIK head is very flexible, but rock solid, so it enables me to mount the Hero 3 upside down. It works very well. [See 2 pics below + couple more shots with different angles.]

I don't have it on the bike all the time, but when I do, before the start of a series of corners or a mountain run I extend the tripod head / camera out about 9 inches to get this shot. Once we finish a few similar runs I'll usually stop and push the tripod head / camera back in closer to the bike.

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Saxon
06-18-2014, 09:07 PM
Being as only 6 Caponords in Ontario right now....1/3 of the owners met today :p:
I was at Corsa today as my girlfriend wanted to look at the Motoguzzi California and George told me that "that Capo guy you are supposed to have coffee with and talk about dogs is here". Had a quick peek at his bike as he has the Puig windscreen on it (looks nice)
So shortly after Saxon got back to the shop and we traded our bike and dog stories. Great meeting you today Saxon-hope you didn't get caught in too much rain on the way home!!
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Hey Mags, thanks for posting the pic. It was good to meet you (and T and B). Hope you were able to talk your friends into a purchase of that beautiful Moto Guzzi California, and that nice Piaggio.

Hopefully we'll be seeing you around. Let me know next time you bring your girl in for service and I'll meet you for coffee.

Mr Pope
06-19-2014, 04:09 AM
Northern Spain trip - the roads are awesome, views aren't too bad either....

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a41/chefbloke/IMG_0587_zpse7bde565.jpg (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/chefbloke/media/IMG_0587_zpse7bde565.jpg.html)

Steve-Oh!
06-20-2014, 05:47 AM
Northern Spain trip - the roads are awesome, views aren't too bad either....

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a41/chefbloke/IMG_0587_zpse7bde565.jpg (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/chefbloke/media/IMG_0587_zpse7bde565.jpg.html)

Nice pic, "Mr Pope"!!!

;)

bluetiger
06-20-2014, 10:26 AM
Pics of the Black bike I test rode in Swindon, UK recently, however placed an order for the red one (looks so good). Pick it up next week. Test rode BMW1200GS, Ducati Multistrada, Triumph Explorer, Triumph Sport, Triumph 800, Yamaha Faser 800, Honda (various), etc ... Caponord by far the best, although the Ducati was good, but not as comfortable and way too expensive.

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saintrider1
06-20-2014, 03:28 PM
Northern Spain trip - the roads are awesome, views aren't too bad either....

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a41/chefbloke/IMG_0587_zpse7bde565.jpg (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/chefbloke/media/IMG_0587_zpse7bde565.jpg.html)

When were you there?? I did Pecos to Andorra mid may, fantastic!!

saintrider1
06-20-2014, 03:31 PM
When were you there?? I did Pecos to Andorra mid may, fantastic!!

Me in Pecos near Limes

Mr Pope
06-21-2014, 05:22 AM
When were you there?? I did Pecos to Andorra mid may, fantastic!!

Got home last Tuesday - Picos to Jaca in 7 days plus 2 days on a boat

Mags
06-21-2014, 05:34 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/22/8ypydaru.jpg
My supervisor sent me.this pic and congratulated my bike on having a baby!!!! LOL

Sent from my C6506 using Tapatalk

Capo9
06-21-2014, 07:07 PM
My Capo had a baby as well, but no inter breeding in my case.:peace:

Mags
06-21-2014, 11:27 PM
My Capo had a baby as well, but no inter breeding in my case.:peace:

HAHAHAHAHAHA Too funny!!!

sanausbe
06-25-2014, 03:47 PM
From Istanbul Park track, and my new Scorpion Trails...

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j16/sancopanco/motopark/CAP_3888_zpsd172a5d1.jpg

GregKingston
06-29-2014, 05:17 PM
First post here - picked her up a couple of weeks ago.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2912/14180809109_80707d3f82_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nB7muM)Aprilia Caponord (https://flic.kr/p/nB7muM) by Greg Kingston (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3902/14344339766_a557cf27e6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nRyusS)Aprilia Caponord (https://flic.kr/p/nRyusS) by Greg Kingston (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

I've had a 750 Shiver for the past three years, and have been going out less and less at weekends, whilst also starting to do longer trips. A recent 4 day trip from the UK to Holland, Belgium and Germany convinced me I needed something more suited to the task.

Aside from a couple of weekends getting used to her, the next big trip will be to Bouillon in Belgium in September, and then hopefully to Jerez again in February for F1 testing.

I'm enjoying the Caponord experience so far. A little heavy when really pushing on compared to the Shiver, but much more planted, more power and greater ability to ride all day.

hectorkvs
07-09-2014, 08:03 AM
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hectorkvs
07-09-2014, 08:13 AM
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From a trip with friend,few days ago...

Mr Pope
07-14-2014, 01:38 AM
Hector - looks good, are those H&B engine bars? I tried the exhaust fender for a while but didn't get on with it is your's ok? (Mine's up for sale if anyone wants one btw - pm me)

kadracing
07-14-2014, 03:08 AM
Recent trip to Queensland

Capo9
07-14-2014, 06:28 PM
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hectorkvs
07-14-2014, 08:46 PM
Fender is still standing as the first day and in one ocation actually saved my exthaus (bike fell on right side)..and those engine bars r H&B..good lookin,great protection as well..

Oddioman
07-15-2014, 12:11 AM
Here are a few pics of my Capo. I have to say, I'm loving it! Mods so far: tail tidy, rizoma indicators all around and blacked out windscreen (plastidip). Cheers.



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twinkiethekid
07-15-2014, 04:55 AM
Here are a few pics of my Capo. I have to say, I'm loving it! Mods so far: tail tidy, rizoma indicators all around and blacked out windscreen (plastidip). Cheers.



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Rizoma? How did you make them function? When I had mine installed, they only worked with the engine off.

Oddioman
07-15-2014, 10:04 AM
Twinkiethekid,

I started the Rizoma job on my own but quickly realized I was in over my head. I took it to my local dealer and they were able to get them installed and functioning. Sorry I don't have more technical info for you as it seems a lot of people are having issues getting led's to work.

Bryannagirl
07-16-2014, 10:40 AM
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Sure wish those Engine Guards where available in US - Our version is slightly different no aux light mounts for one. Have to say the white is growing on me but of course all things italian must be red :)

too much
07-16-2014, 10:59 AM
And here is mine, on a trip to Virginia last week.

Now at 5500km, with the rear tire done (BTW I'm not impressed by the tire choice for this bike) I will be replacing them with Conti Trail Attack 2 (starting with the rear).

As I'm still getting used with the bike, I find the Sport mode (at least with my current fuel map), on my riding style, being of very limited use - unless you run high rpm it lags in delivering the power when you ask for it in 4th to 6th gears. The Touring mode works all the time, nonetheless I find the power delivery sometimes insufficient, having to downshift two or three gears to get what I was used to on my previous bike - hence I really doubt the power / torque numbers advertised by Aprilia. While that makes me marginally unhappy :), I really enjoy the bike, plus it makes me feel that I ride safer and I'm less often a hooligan. :) The fuel consumption also improved / stabilized to 6.1 L/100km and the low speed / rpm running improved. Basically it feels that engine is now broke in.

So, overall I'm happy with it :) and I would like to meet some of the fellow Caponord riders.

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Saxon
07-16-2014, 10:10 PM
And here is mine, on a trip to Virginia last week.

Now at 5500km, with the rear tire done (BTW I'm not impressed by the tire choice for this bike) I will be replacing them with Conti Trail Attack 2 (starting with the rear).

As I'm still getting used with the bike, I find the Sport mode (at least with my current fuel map), on my riding style, being of very limited use - unless you run high rpm it lags in delivering the power when you ask for it in 4th to 6th gears. The Touring mode works all the time, nonetheless I find the power delivery sometimes insufficient, having to downshift two or three gears to get what I was used to on my previous bike - hence I really doubt the power / torque numbers advertised by Aprilia. While that makes me marginally unhappy :), I really enjoy the bike, plus it makes me feel that I ride safer and I'm less often a hooligan. :) The fuel consumption also improved / stabilized to 6.1 L/100km and the low speed / rpm running improved. Basically it feels that engine is now broke in.

So, overall I'm happy with it :) and I would like to meet some of the fellow Caponord riders.

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Happy to have a coffee with you, and I'm right here in TO. Where did you buy it?

I've had it since early May but only got 1600 kms on it. I've been busy and I had a small injury that kept me off it for a few weeks. But I too am very happy with it. The worst thing I can say about it is that it throws off a lot of heat, and the gearing is really tall. I ride a lot in town and it's difficult at slow speeds sometimes. Neither issue is that big of a problem.

Let me know when you've got time and we could compare notes over coffee.

too much
07-17-2014, 12:42 PM
I got my bike from Corsa on the May long WE. I think I've actually seen you (based on your bike pictures) that Saturday going in as I was just getting out from their parking lot.

For me the heat is definitelly a bigger problem than the gearing / fuel maps, especially when riding in town.

I live near Corsa, so whenever you're there, let me know, I will try to pass by.

Redst4s
07-17-2014, 06:00 PM
Hello everyone, here is my new baby that i picked yesterday from AF1 in Austin. Wanted to put more mileage on her today but, its hurricane season in Texas so kept her in and just added radiator/oil cooler guard and wired for battery tender. 257608

Saxon
07-17-2014, 09:30 PM
I got my bike from Corsa on the May long WE. I think I've actually seen you (based on your bike pictures) that Saturday going in as I was just getting out from their parking lot.

For me the heat is definitelly a bigger problem than the gearing / fuel maps, especially when riding in town.

I live near Corsa, so whenever you're there, let me know, I will try to pass by.
Yes, I do remember seeing you. Yours is the only other one I've ever seen. I've got the low seat ordered from George that should be in soon. I'll let you know when I go get it.

Relich
07-18-2014, 02:27 PM
Hello everyone, here's my take on Friday with 600km already too good.
greetings from Italy:cheers:

photo:

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clutch and brake reservoirs mounted today's evotech




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Mags
07-19-2014, 12:38 AM
Looks great in black!!

Nolz
07-19-2014, 05:14 AM
Beautiful in black! Had it been available when I purchased mine then black it would most definitely have been!

Redst4s
07-24-2014, 10:40 PM
Hi guys, here is my RED Capo right next to my bullet proof Triumph. Just broke it in and added some accessories: battery tender and tuturo auto oiler. Also waiting on a Stebel air horn. 258284258283258285258286

Steve-Oh!
07-25-2014, 01:14 AM
Hi guys, here is my RED Capo right next to my bullet proof Triumph. Just broke it in and added some accessories: battery tender and tuturo auto oiler. Also waiting on a Stebel air horn.

Hey Redst4s . . . . Gotta love the RED Capo . . . and the STEBEL! I've got the Stebel Nautilus Compact air horn . . . boy does it GET 'their' attention, and how!

:banana:

PS . . . I traded my MUCH LOVED Triumph Sprint 1050 [detuned successor to the great 955] for the Capo. So far so great!

Steve-Oh!
07-25-2014, 03:00 AM
My Stebel Nautilus Compact air horn. Certainly gets any pain in the arse drivers & pedestrians out of my way!

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Redst4s
07-25-2014, 09:31 PM
Piccies of my white one.
Bike from right hand side
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Bike from front showing Givi screen for Motot Guzzi and mirrors on extensions
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Rack mount for top box from top/rear of bike
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Rack mount for top box from /bottomrear of bike
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Connection for brake light inside top box showing how wires are connected inside.
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Jobs to do
Take delivery of gel saddles and fit them
Take delivery of LED lamps and if OK fit them to RH dip headlamp and main beam headlamp.
I will post photos of these

Keith C

HI Keith,
I have a givi v 46 and mounted it to the Capo but, I can't for the life of me figure out how to get to the rear brake light to wire the Givi's led brake? Suggestions what did you do?
Thanks
Paris

Redst4s
07-25-2014, 09:34 PM
Hey Redst4s . . . . Gotta love the RED Capo . . . and the STEBEL! I've got the Stebel Nautilus Compact air horn . . . boy does it GET 'their' attention, and how!

:banana:

PS . . . I traded my MUCH LOVED Triumph Sprint 1050 [detuned successor to the great 955] for the Capo. So far so great!

I almost bought the Sprint 1050, all I wanted was ABS and red but, to no avail. I love Triumph and for me they are bullet proof. I'll never sell my daytona its just that good. I too installed my Stebel today! Happy honking to the asses that try and run us off the road!

Steve-Oh!
07-26-2014, 12:34 AM
I almost bought the Sprint 1050, all I wanted was ABS and red but, to no avail. I love Triumph and for me they are bullet proof. I'll never sell my daytona its just that good. I too installed my Stebel today! Happy honking to the asses that try and run us off the road!

Good one! Yeah, the Stebel, and before that my loud FIAMMS, have all saved my bacon numerous times over the years.

Where did you mount your STEBEL?

My Sprint 1050 was the RED ABS model . . . a fantastic bike given that it had basic suspension & no cutting edge elements.
I think I'm still grieving after letting her go.

But needed a more upright riding position, although I'm still toying with the idea of [slightly] lower & narrower bars . . . . Go figure.

:)

Steve-Oh!
07-26-2014, 02:39 AM
Coupla on-board GoPro snaps from a ride during the week & also last Saturday with my riding mates. :banana:

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Nolz
07-26-2014, 05:12 PM
Love the action shots. Throw up more when you get a chance :)

valkrider.de
07-27-2014, 01:37 PM
yesterday she arrived, my new Caposport 1200

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Globalone
07-28-2014, 06:55 AM
HI Keith,
I have a givi v 46 and mounted it to the Capo but, I can't for the life of me figure out how to get to the rear brake light to wire the Givi's led brake? Suggestions what did you do?
Thanks
Paris
There is a connector under the seat, where you can pick up a power and earth, I ran the wire from there to the Givi Mount.

ACTCapo
07-28-2014, 08:02 AM
yesterday she arrived, my new Caposport 1200


That's awesome! I didn't know there was such a thing.

Markprend
07-28-2014, 10:12 PM
yesterday she arrived, my new Caposport 1200

258568Noticed the front fender is extended



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Notice the front fender is extended on this model.

DodgyGeezer
07-29-2014, 12:41 PM
Mark, what screen is fitted?

valkrider.de
07-29-2014, 02:56 PM
That's awesome! I didn't know there was such a thing.

It's a Special Edition from a German Dealer. At the moment, there are 4 of this bike. It's mostly a new paintjob im flat Black, Some decals, tripple tree and handlebar powdercoated in Black, a mini windscreen and some more small parts. The other Bikes also have a dorsoduro handlebar and a GPR exhaust, but I like the comfort of the stock bars and I don't want to lose much power, So I'm waiting for Akrapovic to build an exhaust.

mathew
07-30-2014, 11:14 AM
Looks good, I would love an Akrapovic! cant bring myself to pay over 700 for an Arrow can

DodgyGeezer
07-30-2014, 04:08 PM
It's a Special Edition from a German Dealer. At the moment, there are 4 of this bike. It's mostly a new paintjob im flat Black, Some decals, tripple tree and handlebar powdercoated in Black, a mini windscreen and some more small parts. The other Bikes also have a dorsoduro handlebar and a GPR exhaust, but I like the comfort of the stock bars and I don't want to lose much power, So I'm waiting for Akrapovic to build an exhaust.

Looks great. Enjoy riding it!

keithc
07-30-2014, 04:38 PM
As stated above I picked up the feed for the brake light from under the saddle. To make a good job of it look at where the tail light is connected toe the bike, get additional plugs and make up a plug in tee piece.
To get to this plug you need to remove both parts of the saddle and remove both parts of the tray. The plug you need to get to is under the suspension cylinder which can be moved without disconnecting it.

Keith C

Globalone
08-01-2014, 07:37 PM
I am working with the Italians to source an Akro at a reasonable price, and working on a link pipe with a valve