Aprilia Caponord

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by CapoGreg, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. CapoGreg

    CapoGreg Felonious Helmet Cam

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    Hey everyone, I've been here for a while but haven't had any good pics to post. I took these this evening, so they're a little dark, but they show my Capo with all the accessories.

    Aprilia tankbag
    Aprilia fairing guard
    Givi E52 Monokey trunk with top rack
    Givi T418 tailbag
    Givi T421 saddlebags
    center stand
    15 tooth front sprocket
    Garmin Street Pilot c330 GPS
    35 watt Pep Boys driving lights

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    From the back, with the brake lights on:
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  2. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Very nice, I don't think I've ever seen the Capo in black with red decals! Looks sharp.

    I have a buddy with a Capo. They are very underrated bikes.
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  3. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF

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    Very sweet! Damn, I want one.
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  4. sm2727

    sm2727 Tarnished not so noob

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    How does the stock charging system fair with the aux lights???
    and oh yeah I got one too:clap

    BUT WAYYYYY Dirtier:lol3
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  5. CapoGreg

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    Thanks for the compliments.

    Does fine with stock charging system so far, but I keep it wound up above 3500 revs most of the time. Mine will get diriter, but I got it in mid-October and it's been pretty cold most of the time. I put 200 miles on it today, but I'm still only at 1350. Once I get the hang of handling it and the tires are worn down, I'll replace them with TKC-80's then really put it through the paces.
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  6. Capo Rick

    Capo Rick Please understand...

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    All U.S. versions of the Capo from '06 to '07 are Gloss Black with red emblems. I think it looks way cool!

    Nice to see the soft bags mounted. I'll have to consider them.
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  7. olie

    olie Long timer

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    Agree, black is beautiful but...nothing beats the Capo my03 alpine red!!
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  8. thelouv

    thelouv ocd

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    [​IMG]Come on, the titanium (or what ever fancy italian word they have for it) can be a looker too. You can't see it in these photos, but the Aprilia logo is in big bold silver letters under the clear coat across the tank sides. The fabric side bags would worry me against the pipe shields. My Capo had a Givi hard side bag mount when I bought it but the previous owner would not let go of the bags cause they fit his other bike. Figured yanking it off looked better than riding around w/out bags. My grantour tail bag does most everything I need it to. I like those lights you mounted! I may do that for the fun of it before I put mine up for sale. I believe I really want a new BMW F800GS when they finally show up here in September. Make that one yellow please BMW!
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  9. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    When you get that F800GS you are going to miss those nifty rims and the tubeless tires.
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  10. CapoGreg

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    I was concerned about the soft bags touching the exhaust shields too. But I ran the bike pretty hard for 4 hours yesterday and when I got home the first thing I did was put my hand on the heat shield. I wasn't really hot and the bags are fine so far. There may be a problem when it gets warmer out, but I saw a good solution to that already. I saw a guy with a KTM 950 put the sidecase racks on his bike and they act as attachment points for the bags and they provide support while keeping the bags away from the exhaust. If it becomes an issue on mine, I'm going to get the racks to protect the soft bags and then if I decide to get hard cases later on, that's one less thing I'll have to buy.
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  11. sm2727

    sm2727 Tarnished not so noob

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    I've used soft bags on a few long trips and did not have any problems with the heat sheilds at all...
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  12. thelouv

    thelouv ocd

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    Yep Chip, I spotted that line on the 800 spec sheet the first time I read through it. I thought, really, they still make tires w/ tubes? Go figure. And from what I have heard, it was BMW who first came out with the spoked (outside the airchamber) rims.
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  13. thelouv

    thelouv ocd

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    FYI, they are all a bit_h to clean. Tubes or no tubes! A shaft would have been nice on that 800 to eliminate the chain slop.
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  14. skysam69

    skysam69 SkySam

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    To clean? Hmm, what about that one?

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    Or maybe that one:

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  15. CapoGreg

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    See now that's nice. Looks right at home. Once things warm up a little bit I'll get out there and start riding more.
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  16. thelouv

    thelouv ocd

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    Okay, I have issues. Have you not noticed the 3 letters under my user name @ the right!
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  17. thelouv

    thelouv ocd

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    Oops, I mean the left.
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  18. crocapo

    crocapo Adventurer

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    For those who didn't see new colour for 2008 year.Only black and this soo cold white one are aveible for this year

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  19. calgaryjeff

    calgaryjeff Been here awhile

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    Gotta love the Capo. Does it count as cleaning if you ride in the rain?

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    :freaky
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  20. CapoGreg

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    For us, yes it does. I rode in the rain for the first time last Tuesday. Just a real light shower on my way home. I kept seeing "stuff" on my face shield and I thought it was dust at first because I was driving through a road construction zone. Then I looked down at the windshield and it was beading up on there. No big deal, just the first time I've ever ridden in the rain.
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