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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by JohnG., Feb 20, 2015.
Nice, What tires are those??
They still have one on the showroom floor near me , same color.
Continental TKC 80. I was going to try the pirelli scorpion rally str but the price difference was unjustifiable.
They are great bikes in my personal opinion. I sometimes wish it had a little more suspension travel but overall I still enjoy it greatly.
Had the TKC’s, still reckon they are the best allrounders in all conditions but shit they disappear fast on these big girls. Got Karoos on at the moment, seem to be pretty good, don’t hang on like those TKC’s tho. Don’t ever ever ever fit Heidenaus.
Adventure Palooza 2020!
Adventure Palooza 2020 was awesome! The Caponord did excellent and never let me down even during the sections of dirt bike trails in the Mark Twain National Forest! Although I did have to stop and take a breather after wrestling the big girl around in the woods lol.
And a couple shots from the skills course at the end.
Why are there no pictures of you landing?
Jeebus, took mine on one 5 mile section of washboard and that suspension about did me in. I prefer my '06 Tiger on that 5 mile section and don't plan to take the Capo on it again. Maybe it has to do with the thrilling 15% incline on that road? Yes, you read that right, 15%!! Oh, and it's pretty much one way and starts on a blind corner at the top and has lots of duelies and trucks ripping around there pulling campers into the woods.
Hey if anyone took the front crash bar off because they wanted a more street look, let me know if you want to sell them. Mine was mysteriously missing them when I bought it and would like to get a set, but not from Aprilia at those prices! In case you are wondering how that looks...
Lol, just pulled a few quick screenshots. Haven't had time to mess with editing a video. Might just upload a few short clips later.
Yep, you were right. I rode about 500 miles last weekend starting with a brand new set of the tkc80's and this is what's left.
Edit: Side note - I ride mine with the traction control and ABS both off. Otherwise it's kinda useless off-road. The ABS makes my butthole pucker when I want to slide the rear of the bike into a turn but instead it just keeps going.
Mine disappeared in 2500 kms, mate on an 1190r on the same ride (around Tasmania) had to fit another set mid-trip, 1500 kms and they were shot. They are almost worth it but. Reminded me of the good olds on my CR480 throwing knob chunks at followers, although that thing didn’t care what tyre was on, it’d shred Fred Flintstone’s best radials I reckon.
Yes, I know what you mean. I really appreciated having them during the Mark Twain National Forest trails and will probably use them again for this ride next year. But for normal gravel and dirt roads, I'm fine with whatever street tire I have on it at the time as long as it lasts a while.
Had some fun with friends last weekend. Still love the Ape. Just really needing more suspension travel and ground clearance at times.
Yeah I don't find the suspension worthy of off road at all compared to my 06 Trump Tiger which has much longer legs on her.
Hopefully Aprilia gives us that 660 Tuareg they teased. I went and looked at the Yamaha T7 but didn't fall in love with it so I'll keep riding the big girl Caponord for now.
For that. wheelie did you have the traction control turned off? Guessing you did because it would've kicked in before the front wheel got that high and brought it slamming right back down. At least that is what my 2012 Duc MS 1200 did.
Yes, you are correct. I leave the traction control off all the time. Otherwise it doesn't let you have any fun and off-road it's even worse. I also turn the ABS off when I'm on gravel or slippery surfaces. I find it easier to slow the bike down and steer with the rear myself. With the ABS on, it's pretty scary trying to scrub speed on the heavyweight lol.
Had to do a little quick maintenance. The plastic rear brake reservoir broke off when I jumped the bike the other day. Replaced it with an aluminum $15 amazon special but should do the trick. It's held on with metal instead of plastic now so shouldn't have that problem again.