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Settle Yorkshire and the 7 Capos

A nice meeting with another 6 Capo owners last Saturday and a nice rideout afterwards.

That was the only meeting with so many Capo owners in the UK that I've been so far!
Could that be the first of many?
Hope so.
Thanks Chrisonord for coming up with the suggestion, and everyone else for getting there.

I have been to previous meetings but the best we had at any one time I think was 4!
Even in the one I've been to Italy :-)

Here are the pictures: click here

Nice to meet you all, and hope to see you all again soon!

Shiver - Ride - Service Intervals - Aprilia engine

Just been going through and reading some old issues of RiDE, now that summer's over, and I was reading the August 2007 issue.
There is a test of the Aprilia Shiver in it.
What I found was interesting was the fact that the article was claiming that the new engine should have a service interval of 12500 miles!

Here's the text from RiDE:

Building their own engine means Aprilia will be able to meet all the needs they have for a range of bikes using the same motor.

Over the 30K miles .. and away..

Just finally got around to finding the picture of the speedo just having passed the 30K miles!!
Happened a couple of weeks ago on the 10th September 2007.
Having got the bike in May 2004, I think that makes it around 10K a year.
Considering that I was only able to use for holidays for the first three years (04-06), I think it's pretty good.
Am I happy with it?
Of course I am.
Can't wait to get over the 40K, 50K and 100K !!

Aprilia Mana

A new bike with some interesting features.
Check out the website (click on the picture below)

It would be nice to see some of the these in a new Caponord :-)

100th win - mainstand - fires

Special day today as Aprilia won the 100th gp in the 125s!!

And if you consider when they started racing that's a great achievement.
Good day today at Misano, as in the 125 there was a 1-2, and in the 250s it was 1-3!

In the meantime I had a service on the bike that has almost done 30k miles.
It's 29700 at the moment but will get over the 30000 very shortly.
Things that needed attention after my recent trip were.
New circlip on the left footpeg, as I lost the original one

The Begining - Day 1 - 28 July 2007

Well I have to start from somewhere, so here it goes.

Our P&O ferry leaves at 9 tonight but Saturday morning and we are still getting ready!
The plan is to leave around 3-4 pm.
Midday and leave some things last.
Go to Halfords to get some long tie wraps as I cannot find my old ones, and we have decided to take the roll bag, instead of the top box, that doesn't hold a lot of things!
I will try also to see if I can find a cigarette light adaptor for the TomTom Rider, as it doesn't seem to want to charge from the battery cable!

Get the tie wraps.

Stephane - Benoit - Olivier

I'm back from a wonderful holiday in Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

First of all thanks to Stephane, Benoit and Olivier for letting us tag along with them for a couple of days in Morocco!!

Who would have thought that they would be two Caponords on the ferry from Tarifa to Tangiers!!
And that we would meet again about an hour after coming off the ferry!
Thanks a lot for everything guys!!
Hope to see you again..

As for the bike no problems at all apart from a missing circlip of my left foot peg. The temporary fix still works.
A total of about 3,500 miles covered.

Centrestand - Oil pressure switch - KTM 990 Adventure

I finally replaced my broken centrestand with a new one.
And in doing that I've answered my previous question about the centrestand, and whether it should be touching the exhaust or not.
The new one doesn't touch the exhaust on any side!!
Which would probably explain the premature death of the previous stand!
I wish I knew if it was like that from the beginning or not!
The only other question I have now, although I've only had time to test it only once, is that I cannot use the centrestand when the sidestand is up!!
Which I'm sure it wasn't the case with the previous one.

Centrestand - Reise-Know-How - Sachsenring

My centrestand finally decided to follow the steps of the other small parts, that this year took a rest.
The full story about the centrestand is here.
I will probably replace it with another one, but if you have a centrestand and you reading this, please have a look and let me know if is supposed to touch the exhaust pipes or not!!
I am very curious.

Glasgow - Bearings - Assen

Quite a few new ideas at the moment, and a lot of things to work on but not enough time.

Have been to Glasgow a couple of weeks ago for a basketball tournament.
And then the incident with the airport happened!
Glad to had travelled on the car as a plane was an option.
Although was stopped by the police on the way out of Glasgow on Sunday afternoon.
Maybe it didn't help the fact that they were four blokes on a car, and three of them quite tall !!

Back to the bike issues.






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