Aprilia Caponord

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

  1. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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    In Oz local importer and Dealers tend to 'ignore' the issueIMHO...my Capo came to me at 22k Klm with carb spec hose that would balloon alarmingly on startup...I now have quality pressure hose only after hearing some metal connectors can fail too...
  2. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    Ah.....the plot sickens! So much of one's ownership experience and satisfaction is up to the service and consideration the dealer and distributor is prepared to provide. I don't think Piaggio (they distribute directly here) is perfect, but strictly gleaned from the boards and my own experience, I am prepared to believe that we have a crack at better service than you in Oz do. Again, our dealer in Seattle is world class.
  3. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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    Oh for sure MI is well known world wide especially in Guzzi circles for excellent customer service...
    ...and I don't know where I'd be without AF1 for Aprilia forums and quick parts,a fraction of the OZ price...
    ...as well as ones DIY skills...
    Yeah,I think back to when I first had my always previously shop serviced Capo and shake my head in disbelief.
    I just hope they can do better with the new Bikes...and seem to be really pushing the RSV4 end of the market ATM.
  4. JohnG.

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    You all must be out riding....:ear
  5. Petrolburner

    Petrolburner Noise Maker

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    I'm on my way to Baja Mexico. Taking my KLX 650 however. Still waiting for my new stator. Heads up, the stator from Electrosport does NOT fit. Sent my factory stator to Rick's.
  6. nav18tor

    nav18tor Been here awhile

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  7. boerbebop

    boerbebop Braaap

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    Ho do you gents like your Capo's? I love mine and it runs great. I added Leo's pipes, K&N fliter and Givi's. Love this bike. Gonna change out the fork springs this winter to curb the nose diving, then she will be set.
  8. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    You CAN fit Hyperpro springs if you like - OR you can drop in a pair of Intiminators from Ricor that do an even better job.
    Just back from a quick 2000km roadtrip - three people on two Capos, camping gear included.
    Lost 2 fuses (fiddle-fairy's fault!), one puncture, a headlamp came unplugged on some rough dirt, and the Scottoiler's vacuum pipe probably developed a leak that upset the tune on one bike. Beyond that, they're smooth, fast, fuel efficient, comfortable and easy to ride.
    Do we see you over at AF1's Capo site?
  9. JohnG.

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  10. BrittC

    BrittC Been here awhile

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    Finally got to over 40 degrees here near Chicago, so I got out for a 170 mile ride today to test out my recently built Sargent seat. It was a good ride...

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  11. Capo Rick

    Capo Rick Please understand...

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    Nice! You poor bastards in the midwest! I remember living in MN.......fucking winter


    We've had one of the best winter/spring riding seasons in memory in Oregon. :clap
  12. JoelWisman

    JoelWisman Long timer

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    Winter has lasted forever this year in the Mid-West! That said, Having moved from Portland Oregon to St.Louis Missouri, enduring the cold winters is easier then enduring the property tax bills I got while in Portland LMAO.

    I do miss the curvy mountain roads in Oregon. You Oregonians have a beautiful state to ride in!
  13. Kristijonas

    Kristijonas Adventurer

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    Hi,
    I noticed, that rear sprocket on my caponord have about 1 mm play in rotation trend. In manual wrote, that if you notice excessive play, all of the flexible coupling grommets must be replaced. What mean EXCESSIVE? 1mm is excessive? Rubbers looks good.
    thanks for the reply
  14. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer

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    The capo has issues with slop in the drive train. I believe they changed the part numbers for the rubbers at some time. I put new ones in and have ZERO play. They It was VERY hard to put the Cush Drive back on.
  15. Kristijonas

    Kristijonas Adventurer

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    so I need to change the rubbers too. Thanks
  16. JTucker

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    Big girl does pretty good in the dirt. :clap
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  17. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Not really: some guys pack each rubber (on the drive side obviously!) with thin pieces of rubber cut from an old inner tube.
    I put some new(er) rubbers in and they were a different design (smaller); it was hard to get the sprocket mount back into the wheel - and now it doesn't come out without a LOT of effort.
    Next time, I think I'll use the inner tube modification.
  18. Kristijonas

    Kristijonas Adventurer

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    Had the same idea with inner tube, because didn't found rubbers for caponord in ebay.
  19. JohnG.

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    I glued mine up with roof silicon,on the advice of a 2nd bike Dealer...
    ...actually improved things a bit...still comes apart easierly enough.
  20. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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    take Italian bike manuals 'with a grain of salt'...
    ...lots of misimformation in them :cry