Aprilia Caponord

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

  1. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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    Congrats on the multi purchase...jealous as :wink:
    Had a Capo six years...
  2. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    Thanks, John; for the congrats. The Capo has a loyal following and still performs as a modern machine. I may not sell it as it has it's uses here, especially as the weather gets worse; it has a better still air pocket and is pleasant to ride, so I'm in no hurry to off it.
  3. megalopsyxos

    megalopsyxos n00b

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  4. ddavidv

    ddavidv Thrifty not cheap

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    Greetings, Capo owners. :wave
    Researching my next bike, and pretty much deciding on a Triumph Tiger 955i, my plans were tossed asunder when I discovered this unusual Italian steed. Quite intrigued, but having yet to see one in the flesh, I'm wondering if anyone in the south central/eastern PA or northern Maryland has one I could test fit the ergos on? Knowing that I fit well in advance would open up a fly-n-ride possibility should one become available.
  5. xsubmariner

    xsubmariner n00b

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    Wow. I'm looking for a good, but used, bike and was looking at a Triumph Trophy 3 900. Then I saw a few cities over a 2002 yellow Caponord with matching top and side cases. It has 20k+ miles on it but the paint looks newish in the pics. The rims and spokes need a going over with some elbow grease but I expect that of an '02. It has crash guards, handlebar wind deflectors and a custom seat. I like the look of this bike and what people have said about big guys. I'm 6'2" 140lbs. With gas prices the way they are this will be a commuter bike and occasionally weekend warrior 2 up. This bike just looks right for me. Never thought I'd like a yellow bike! Must be getting old, it looks comfy.

    Also I like the for warnings I have read about here, loose bolts (gotta check those when I see it in the next few days) and how to watch the power when adding electrical accessories. There's a lot of good info on this forum and I'm assuming, if something drastic doesn't throw me when I see it in person, that in a short while I'll be posting pics and asking advice.

    Tim
  6. BrittC

    BrittC Been here awhile

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  7. xsubmariner

    xsubmariner n00b

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    Thanks Britt. Yeah I saw, and took a screen grab, of a list someone made. CBR rectifier, solder connectors w/shrink tube, straight stand, center stand (getting it anyway to help derust rims), tourances, metal fuel connectors, etc. I got some work to put in. Be handy if/when I purchase it and post pics, someone in the forum says "Hey! That's (insert name here) bike." Then I might find some of that list crossed off already. How many yellow Caponords are there? I googled "yellow caponord" (with quotes) and only the bike I'm looking to purchase comes up. Be sweet to talk to the former owner. I'm sure the dealer won't tell me much...
  8. BrittC

    BrittC Been here awhile

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    Any yellow Caponord that you find has been re-painted. They were never offered in yellow...
  9. xsubmariner

    xsubmariner n00b

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    Yeah i kinda thought that was the case. It draws attention. And not the "hey pull me over" kind of attention.
    Sigh... just waiting on that check in the mail. The minute it clears I'm on the prowl. :)
  10. megalopsyxos

    megalopsyxos n00b

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    Hi guys,

    remember my burned Capo?

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    Here is it after restoration

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  11. BrittC

    BrittC Been here awhile

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    Looking good!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
  12. quicktoys2

    quicktoys2 ADVrider junkie :)

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    Bravo :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

    Looks better than new
  13. ScatmanJack

    ScatmanJack Adventurer

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    Some of you might remember I bought a 04 Capo at the end of last year, and had planned a few mods over the winter.

    This is what it looked like then.

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    Well after a bit of work and a respray, this is what she looks like now :clap
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    New wheels, Discs, and bigger 4 pot Brembo's make it stop better, also have Ricor Intiminators fitted.


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    Taken whilst on a recent trip to Achill Island on the west coast of Ireland.

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  14. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Sweet group photo there!!
  15. Petrolburner

    Petrolburner Noise Maker

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    Nice job Jack! Love the color, is that the orange Lamborghini painted Capo I saw on AF1?
  16. ScatmanJack

    ScatmanJack Adventurer

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    The very one !! PetrolBurner, and it gets nicer looking the more I ride it !! :clap
  17. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Yep, I recall seeing the yellow one on the AF1 forum a while back - if you trundle through the "Show me your Caponord" thread, you'll likely find it.
    My memory's not great (which is why I have my name on my helmet....) but I recall that bike as being "sorted" in terms of most of the fixes & upgrades.
    But there are always more farkles to be had!
    And you could do better than Tourances too: the new Anakees seem to be the tyres of choice if you don't ride muchany dirt.
    My original Tourances got shredded in short order, so I fitted Heidenau K60s which are more dirt-worthy - and gave THREE times the mileage of the Tourances; I'm on my second set, with a third pair ready to go on.
    My wife rides a Capo too and she has Conti Trail Attacks, which are giving great mileage and are very good on sealed roads, but despite their name, utterly useless in mud, sand & gravel.

    So, did you get it yet?:evil
  18. Sideout

    Sideout Noob Adventurer

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  19. Celtic Curmudgeon

    Celtic Curmudgeon Indiana Jones wanabe

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    Anyone running a ProTaper ATV High without risers on a Capo? I need a bar change, and the RR kit is way over budget, so I need to do this with OTC parts. For the record, I'm about 5'10". Also, I have one bent and one cracked footpegs, like to know what others are running, I know there's not much Capo-specific stuff, but a lot of other brands are easily adapted.

    Thx.
  20. megalopsyxos

    megalopsyxos n00b

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    Comparing with the previous set of your bike, I noticed a tank pad embedded perfectly. Where did you get or order it, since I have 2 online orders to missmatch with the tank's shape?