Who's got the Caponord Tubeless Rim setup for their Adventure?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by scibeer, May 18, 2009.

  1. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Not wanting to side track from the thread, let's just do this.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10321126&postcount=118

    Come take it for a test ride when you pass through next month.:wink:
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  2. Dogtown

    Dogtown Been here awhile

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    As far as Tubeless


    If you get a puncture in the middle of BFE that wont plug, You can still throw a tube in, right? And how much harder is the bead to break trailside??
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  3. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Never had a hole in a tire that 1-2 or even 5 sticky tire plug strips hasn't worked on to get me back to a shop. These 17"s have a bolt in air stem, so installing a tube should work if you really needed to. I've not had to break the bead on these yet. My last set of 17" could almost be done by hand, or heel of foot. There is no large step in the rim like the stock 18".
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  4. karabasan

    karabasan Adventurer

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    Does anyone know the spoke size to be used with OEM Hubs and Caponord Rims ???
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  5. HWSNBN

    HWSNBN Banned

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    Man, I came close to pulling mine and measuring them just in case I wanted to put another set together someday. I sold'em off instead, didn't like them at all and said to myself this is one of those lessons that look good on paper but don't do it in the real world. Tubes and Excels for me if I were to do it again. Not likely though, 21/18 is the way to go IMHO for this bike. If I wanted a BMW I'd buy one... and the bright yellow landfill vest to go with it!::lol3

    That said, Buchanan's makes the spokes. They'll likely know the specs. They're swagged and 7 gauge I think. Doing it again, It'd be best to build them using the Aprilia nipples rather than standard so I'd maybe drop them to fit the smaller gauge threads. These X rims need that locking grub screw badly to stay in true. Otherwise they tend to be only exceptionally heavy bling-bling road wheels that'll pretzel in the dirt.
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  6. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    Damn...I knew I offered too much for your wheels....:lol3 ....

    The 19/17s have their place...and that place is next to a set of 21/18s as well...

    I put the caponards on for 100% street use to haul the wife around...would never dream of taking them off road....on the street they are extremely confidence inspiring....It was only a few minutes of riding before my boots were scraping the ground in the turns....:deal ...

    When the bike goes for an ADV ride...the big hoops will be on in less than 15 minutes....
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  7. johnyred

    johnyred Johnyred

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    Has anyone tried Alpina from Italy TST conversion?
    They offer a kit for KTM 9xx where you keep the original centers and put new rims and spokes. Take a look here
    http://www.alpinaraggi.it/pdf/sts.pdf
    When I asked in Greece they wanted 800 euro :yikes for the whole conversion.
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  8. Yzlvr

    Yzlvr Been here awhile

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    That looks interesting. Anyone have more info on this?
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  9. danceswithdeer

    danceswithdeer Space Wrangler

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    I'd definitely like some info as well; very interesting option.
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  10. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    I never paid much attention to the blue Adventures but that bike is absolutely gorgeous! Wow!

    What's the deal with your headlight mask, do you have any shots from the front?
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  11. GS simp

    GS simp Been here awhile

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    This is the best looking Adventure on ADV, rider without any doubt.
    Steve
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  12. jiminwc

    jiminwc Been here awhile

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    MY 2005 950 WITH CAPONARD WHEELS,LOVE EM![​IMG]
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  13. sidestand

    sidestand bristol, uk.

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    CHEERS GUYS, nice of you to say so. :thumb

    lukasM, its a ventura headlight protector i had on my 950 before, drilled out and fixed with the rubber fairing adaptors/allen heads.

    jiminwC, love the set up you have there. :D
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  14. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Sorry, I meant the windshield. From the side it looks like the Touratech with the reversed lip?
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  15. sidestand

    sidestand bristol, uk.

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    Yes, its a touratech rally screen.
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  16. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Sweet. Do you happen to have an HID kit in it? LC8TY - who is the only other guy I have seen here with it - mentioned that the low beam is a bit too focused, but he has a halogen bulb.

    If you ever have a chance to snap a 3/4 front shot I would love to see it. Then I promise to bugger off as well. :D
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  17. sidestand

    sidestand bristol, uk.

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    i will post a pic of it tomorrow . yes i have the hid kit high and low beam [ high was a after market kit].
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  18. sidestand

    sidestand bristol, uk.

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    Sorry lukasM ,long day for me today will sort out this sumgmug pic soon for you.
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  19. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    No hurry at all, and I appreciate the effort.

    :freaky
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  20. sidestand

    sidestand bristol, uk.

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    [​IMG]
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