Thanks; I will look into that. I do recall the front end being a bit soft, but maybe it's just my mind that is. I'll have a few bucks left over for improvements, which don't necessarily need to be instantaneous as long as the seals are good. My experience with moribund equipment is that seals are the main issue in respect to mechanical items that don't get used regularly. I do recognize this as a unique opportunity. The owner is a close friend and the deal is private, and has been struck. I will get the bike in the next couple of days and join the posse of Capo Norde owners with pictures and smiles. I even have an Arai Ago (graphics) helmet to go with her. He's a short guy (5'7") and never felt comfortable on it. I encouraged him to buy it way back when, but it never really suited him. I guess he felt the way I did when I tried a GSA; just a bit on the high side for me. I can flatfoot the Capo no problem, so for me it will be like coming home.