Mugello Grand Prix

Another good day at the races for Aprilia today.

A win for Hector Faubel, in the 125 bringing the total wins to 95. Positions 1 to 4 were also Aprilias plus the fact that the unluckiest person of the season Mattia Pasini managed to finish 6th, even after leading the race for considerable time.

Again a similar result in the 250 where all podium positions where occupied with Aprilia riders!! First win for Alvaro Bautista, and total wins for Aprilia in the class 124.

Finally there was also the connection with Aprilia in the MotoGP, where Valentino Rossi won.

Rider Power 2007 survey

Every year RiDE magazine has a survey about bikes, dealers, clothing accessories etc.

Usually for all these years I have been subscribing to RiDE, there is only a small paragraph about Caponords, or even Pegasos in the results they have.

That's because not a lot of people are entering information about Caponords or Pegasos.

Maybe this year, if people are willing to fill the survey, we can have something more than a few lines describing how good the Caponord is.

Le Mans Grand Prix

Another two wins today for Aprilia!!
If only we could have the MotoGP bike back!

Gadea won the 125 race. Looking at the statistics on the MotoGP site Aprilia has 94 wins in second place behind Honda with 164 and in front of Yamaha with 47. Another 70 to go!!!

Lorenzo won the 250 race, and also provided some entertainment after his win!! Looking again at the statistics Aprilia has 123 wins behind Yamaha with 164 and Honda with 202 and in front of Kawasaki with 45. Only 41 for second position and 79 for first!!

Bike service

Just had my bike serviced last weekend.
That was my 5th service and the bike had 23437 miles.

It was a full service that included:
Oil and and Oil Filter change.
Air Filter change.
Spark plugs change.
Valve clearance inspection.
A pair of Metzeler Tourances.
The first MOT service.
Replacement of two front disks and pads (warranty).
Repair of bent centre stand.

The bike feels much better now, with brakes that work (at the moment), and tyres that I like much better than the Anakees that I had before.

Only an advisory notice in the MOT that was:

V5C Vehicle registration certificate

Just had a letter for renewing my tax today.
Inside there was a leaflet about the security feature of the vehicle registration certificate (V5C).
I cannot recall seeing this information before, so I thought, I'll post it here just in case other people haven't seen it also.
Note: This is only relevant to UK!

So in it they are describing two things to be careful about when buying a used bike (or vehicle).
First they are talking about making sure the DVL watermark is present.

"The watermark will be revealed by holding the document up to the light"

Events calendar

A new events calendar is now online.
If you have registered you can add events (rideouts), by using the Create content and then adding an Event.
Saved events will appear on the calendar in bold.
You can see the details by clicking on the date.

A couple of problems with the website.

First the ebay pages I believe they don't show the correct time remaining.
That depends on where you are.

Second if you want to add pictures in your Gallery, make sure you untick the 'create thumbnails now' option, so you don't have an error.

Working on them, so soon will have a solution.

Bike Magazine Adventure Bikes Test June 2004

We finally got permission from one out of the several magazines that I have asked, to reproduce an article for the Caponord.

Thank you John Westlake and Bike!!!

You can find the test here.
It's maybe a bit old, but I hope we can have some more articles.
There was another magazine that was positive.
Thank you Jason Williams from Mortons Media Group, but I am still waiting your reply about the article in UBG.

I will keep trying to see if any other magazine will let us publish their articles.


Some more work done to the website, which you may or may not have noticed.

A new addition to the fora section, with the inclusion of the yahoo email caponord forum here.
As with the other sections, the idea is to be able to see the messages, as well as to post new messages from this site here, by logging in using your user name and password for the particular forum.

New items

A few more things added to the website.

For starters there is another section in the Multimedia menu, called Videos (other bikes), and as you can guess it's just videos with bikes other than Caponords.
There are only two videos with Caponords at the moment in youtube, so until we have more I thought we could have other bikes.

Also there is another poll, about your installed oil/water radiator protection, if you have any.

Stolen Bike in UK.

Very sad news about a stolen Caponord in UK.
It happened this morning (16 April 2007) at 06.30.

I hope that everyone keeps an eye for parts or the whole bike.
Grey 2003 capo with registration number DX04 NYF.






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