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Old 06-05-2012, 02:45 PM   #391
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riding on the brand new track called "The Ridge" at Shelton, WA. Anakee's not my first choice for a track tire.. but the bike did great fighting off the KTM supermoto behind me.. heee haw

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Old 06-07-2012, 09:40 AM   #392
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Nice.
Why didn't you remove the side cases? And how many motorcycle parts were you able to scrape the tarmac with?
I used to own the same exact Capo. And anytime I'd ride it in a more "spirited" way scrapings were inevitable.

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riding on the brand new track called "The Ridge" at Shelton, WA. Anakee's not my first choice for a track tire.. but the bike did great fighting off the KTM supermoto behind me.. heee haw

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Old 06-07-2012, 09:47 AM   #393
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heh.. and what, gain two thousands of a second lap time? besides, I wanted it to look like the big fat heavy adventure touring bike that it is.. I did take off the humongous Givi top box at least..

I wasn't too aggressive, so the only thing I scraped where the feelers on the footpegs
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:39 PM   #394
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riding on the brand new track called "The Ridge" at Shelton, WA. Anakee's not my first choice for a track tire.. but the bike did great fighting off the KTM supermoto behind me.. heee haw

what is the wind screen?
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:40 PM   #395
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Well Guys I picked this up. I'm sure you have already seen me posting it on the Aprilia forums. lol. Love this thing. Its getting a better shock, ricor's and some Straight mx bars.





tell me what bars you get. i have a slightly bent bar from a gas station whoops.
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:42 PM   #396
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I have Denalis on mine.

Mounted them to some handy threads that I think are possibly meant for the metal headlight guard. Very stable, zero light fixture bounce even off roaring.

Capo Denali 001

Capo Denali 002

Capo Denali 003

Capo Denali 004

Capo Denali 005
do they make enough light for the money? i wish for more light every morning on the way to work and half the year on the way home.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:53 AM   #397
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what is the wind screen?
Looks like a Madstad - pricey.
http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.1555/.f
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:25 AM   #398
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do they make enough light for the money? i wish for more light every morning on the way to work and half the year on the way home.
Not as much as HID, but they have two light output levels so you splice into low beam and high beam wires, while on low beam they brighten things nicely without destroying oncoming traffic. While on high beam they double the width and add perhaps 20% more range where you can clearly see things.

But to me even more important then the extra light to see by when dark, during daylight if you have them on high, virtually no one mistakes them for a porch light or car far off as they do with the Capo headlight alone. This mod reduced the number of people pulling out right in front or turning left into me 100% so far.

Well worth it in my book
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:35 PM   #399
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what is the wind screen?
Madstad -> linky
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:35 PM   #400
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tell me what bars you get. i have a slightly bent bar from a gas station whoops.
I have Protaper ATV High Bars with 65mm risers. I'm 6,2 and I have a little bit of reach to hold them. If you are shorter I would not recommend them. I'm from Napa and will be visiting in 3 weeks if you want a set of stock bars. You can have them for free if you meet me in Napa.

The 199 Rallye raid bar kit is the best option for non stock bars.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #401
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Recently finished 700+ miles on a trip from Chicago to Traverse City and back, and I did some exploring of some of the sand roads up that way on my Capo. The bike didn't miss a beat, but loose sand and a heavy bike was pretty challenging on Tourances. The only casualty of the trip was a broken spoke on the rear wheel.





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Old 07-06-2012, 09:37 PM   #402
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Got a set of Shinko 705's put on my Capo just before a 4000 mile, six day trip and they look good. Looks like another 4k easy for the rear and the front still looks new. Only negative is the front screams like a banshee at 80+ mph but, hey, earplugs are great.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:02 PM   #403
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Just replaced my VFR with a Caponord!



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Old 07-23-2012, 01:29 AM   #404
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Got a set of Shinko 705's put on my Capo just before a 4000 mile, six day trip and they look good. Looks like another 4k easy for the rear and the front still looks new. Only negative is the front screams like a banshee at 80+ mph but, hey, earplugs are great.
yeah.. they are rather loud when new.. great tires tho.. and at almost half the price of anakee2.. they'll be my tire of choice from now on
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:49 AM   #405
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Congrats on the Oyster! You're going to love the comfortable ride.
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