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Old 12-20-2012, 02:45 AM   #541
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In respect to the fuel connectors, at least here in the US: Aprilia issued a recall on these. If you have a cooperating dealer nearby, it is actually possible to get the new style quick fuel disconnect from Aprilia and have the operation performed as part of the recall. They will however, only supply the single disconnect: you need to order the second one (at your cost) for some strange reason.

Anyway, as you're in Georgia I thought this was worth mentioning. My local dealer, Moto International, performed the deed on my bike ( a very clean 2002) for free under the recall. They are exceptionally fine folks, and of course, have earned my loyalty as a result. If you have a good Aprilia center nearby, it's worth a shot.
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...
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:21 PM   #542
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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...
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.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:50 PM   #543
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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.
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.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:57 AM   #544
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You all must be out riding....
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:55 AM   #545
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You all must be out riding....
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.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:36 PM   #546
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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.

Is this any good?

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Old 01-06-2013, 04:33 PM   #547
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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.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:35 PM   #548
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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.
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?
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:45 PM   #549
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Stelvio frontend,anyone?

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Old 03-30-2013, 06:12 PM   #550
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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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Old 03-31-2013, 12:21 AM   #551
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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.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:45 AM   #552
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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.
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!
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:13 AM   #553
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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
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:20 AM   #554
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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.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:29 AM   #555
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so I need to change the rubbers too. Thanks
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