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Old 02-28-2012, 05:28 AM   #376
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My barn's door is smaller than that...
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:05 PM   #377
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A quick Google search returned this.

http://www.parabellum.com/stores/sho..._ID=83&CATID=4
Pricy and looks awful
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:05 AM   #378
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Pricy and looks awful
I won't argue with you on that!
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:12 PM   #379
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it may not the best looking screen but looks like it will do the job right. I would rather to use this instead of the wind hitting me on my face.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:57 AM   #380
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New Capo Prototype announced

http://www.ridermagazine.com/latest-...can-market.htm

I was suprised that they are "bringing back" the Capo and that I hadn't heard about it here first...
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:55 PM   #381
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:42 PM   #382
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http://www.ridermagazine.com/latest-...can-market.htm

I was suprised that they are "bringing back" the Capo and that I hadn't heard about it here first...
they've been talking about it over on the aprilia forums for a couple of months now
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:34 AM   #383
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it may not the best looking screen but looks like it will do the job right. I would rather to use this instead of the wind hitting me on my face.

Any Capo owner looking for a BIG touring screen, with a little bit of careful modification you can fit a Suzuki Burgman screen. I found that National Cycle makes an aftermarket one that I was able to slightly re-shape, drill, and install in about 90 minutes. It works great in the rain or in the cold - I can ride in the rain with my helmet faceshield open. I am 6'3" and can just barely look over it. Best of all, I picked it up from National Cycle's headquarters for under $40...

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Old 05-14-2012, 04:17 AM   #384
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To make some contribution of my own for Caponord extreme performance from our last trip in Greece. We found some nice route in "outback". First we thought it is going to be a nice panoramic trip and a little bit of side road, but the after a steep downhill with 450kg total weight there was not an easy way to return and road ended on little creek without bridge. So decision was to go further despite no guarantee that on the other side the road will be better. But at the end it was nice adventure with happy end and good dinner.
Capo is still running excelent despite the machine was washed very well

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhCJfAE6oLM

Pictures will be published later on FB

Was this enough to get ADV sticker on my Capo?

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Old 05-19-2012, 06:47 PM   #385
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How were the early Capo's, 2002 was te first year I believe. Any issues one should know about?
What about miles in the motor. THese running 100k without issue?

Thanks in advance
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:20 PM   #386
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How were the early Capo's, 2002 was te first year I believe. Any issues one should know about?
What about miles in the motor. THese running 100k without issue?

Thanks in advance
I have an '02. Ignition coils are certainly an issue and should be replaced. Plastic fuel quick connects get brittle and should be replaced with metal ones. The rectifier is not a great design and is best replaced with a newer, more efficient one. And there are a few electrical connectors with crimped connections that can form corrosion, which creates resistance and and heat that can cause melted connectors (or worse).

The Rotax motor should run just about forever if it's getting good spark and fuel (see above).

If you're willing to preemptively address a few things, it's a great bike. I really like mine a lot....
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:19 PM   #387
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Mine was MY2001. Bought new in 2005, 85k km in five years, no problem. Changed plastic fuel connectors. Give a look at AOTR forum (Aprilia On The Road, italian forum), you'll read about many owners with 100k, 150k and, yes, 200k km.... Great bike, great Rotax!!!!
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:54 AM   #388
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Thanks for the info guys.
They sound and look like an interesting bike for sure.
Who knows,I may look to have one in the barn and make it my "road bike".
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:27 AM   #389
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:05 PM   #390
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Just a Heads Up!

The Capo made the July issue of Motorcyclist magazine's monthly "Smart Money" feature.

"Obscure yet capable mile-eater."
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