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Old 09-16-2008, 01:58 PM   #91
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Thanks, Ill go for brown and beige ;-) and see if my mother can fix a nice cover for my saddle.
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:38 PM   #92
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I just wanted to add that this just might be the best moto ever made I bought mine last year in June and have 12k on it now. Only way to take it from me" pry it from my dead cold hands". It's a keeper
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:54 PM   #93
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I'm considering a 2007 Capo and was curious about aftermarket seat and windshield options. I'm 6' 4" and not certain if the stock set up will work for me. Anyone?


Im 6'5" 225 Lbs & find my '02 Capo just fine with a 'Tall' Eagle Screen.
I have an extra inch of spacers in the forks & rear preload on 'Max'
with dampering on about the fourth notch...She'll do for now..
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:17 AM   #94
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Who makes that windscreen , i was tolld that cee baley makes a good aftermarket one?
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:47 PM   #95
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v-strom or caponord?

I can't decide which one to get. I was thinking about a v-strom but then I looked at the Caponord and now I can't decide. Any info will help.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:20 AM   #96
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I can't decide which one to get. I was thinking about a v-strom but then I looked at the Caponord and now I can't decide. Any info will help.
the choice between these two is probably down to emotions. they will tell you that you have a zuk dealer around the nearest corner. and its engine is more reevy, too. capo is (used to be) pita in parts availability department but it rarely needs any. capo's armed with components of better quality and its overall feel and finish is definitely italian at its best. mine has been a joy for over three years and i still can't see a replacement. best value around, imo.

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Old 03-04-2009, 09:17 PM   #97
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Ditto, that.

Lots of nice, high quality items to fiddle with on the Capo. I've never owned a Strom, but I know that they are an excellent bike. I had the choice of any bike when I bought the Capo, and the combination of uniqueness, Italian Flare, Physical size ( I 'm a big dude), and the best dealer I could ask for ( Moto Int'l in Seattle- back then), I chose the Capo. Now, after 2 years and few 'real' issues...........I'd have to say that I'd have a tough time finding a bike I'd want more.

I just did the valve adjustment myself, and change my own tires and oil. I just don't have an issue with reliabillity.

I have nice 'earthy' modified stock pipes, and some Aprilia farkles, as well as a custom Rich's seat.

I did a 4500 mile trip into the Rockies, last year, fully loaded with camp gear. Did some offroading, that I probably shouldn't have .

..............my 2 cents
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:25 AM   #98
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Here is mine, just bought it last week...





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Old 03-06-2009, 03:25 PM   #99
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the choice between these two is probably down to emotions. they will tell you that you have a zuk dealer around the nearest corner. and its engine is more reevy, too. capo is (used to be) pita in parts availability department but it rarely needs any. capo's armed with components of better quality and its overall feel and finish is definitely italian at its best. mine has been a joy for over three years and i still can't see a replacement. best value around, imo.
I've had my Capo for a little over a year now, and while I love it dearly it does present a challenge in the parts department. There are also a handful of weak points on the bike that need to be addressed before long-term reliability can be expected, like fuel connectors, charging system connectors, regulator. www.af1racing.com is a great online parts dealer and source of Aprilia knowledge in general, though the prices on even the parts they have in stock will make your eyes water sometimes. I'm talking about things like 160 bucks for a SINGLE ignition coil, of which there are FOUR on the bike. All in all though, if you're a hands-on kind of bike owner the weak points can be addressed readily, and then the bike is just non-stop fun!
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:19 AM   #100
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Has anyone heard anything at all about the replacement for the caponord that aprilia are said to heve been working on ?
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:06 PM   #101
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Who makes that windscreen , i was tolld that cee baley makes a good aftermarket one?
these guys...
http://www.eaglescreens.com.au/
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:10 PM   #102
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Has anyone heard anything at all about the replacement for the caponord that aprilia are said to heve been working on ?
Not that I know of...'guessing parent company Piaggio would want us on the Guzzi Stelvio ,while Aprilia explores the mid class with the Shiver & Mana etc...
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:03 AM   #103
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The 850 Mana, now imagine that bike with a 19" front wheel and knobbies. I think that would make a good replacement for the Caponord.
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:32 AM   #104
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I have talked to my Aprillia dealer and he say that Piaggio wants Moto Guzzi to carry Adventure banner for them while Aprilia is gonna concentrate on making preformance bikes. In other words Stelvio is the new Caponord
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:43 PM   #105
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The rumor I've heard is that the next Aprilia Adventure bike will be about two years down the pipe and will have a 1200cc Piaggio-designed and manufactured V-tiwn.
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