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Old July 21st, 2017, 08:17 PM   #21
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Hot Feet, peg grinding

Late reply to this thread on the fire down below on the Capos. My ankles get quite warm. Can't recall anything like it in 46 years of riding. Did about 80 miles today on the Capo running errands, some in Pensacola, on my 2014 Capo. Temp was in the high 90s with the humidity very high. On the interstates, I slide my boot soles out to the end of the pegs and pull my knees off the tank to get a bit of air between my flesh and the cauldron down there at the swing arm pivot. I think it's the catalytic converter radiating most of the heat. My '84 Guzzi 850 is actually cooler on a hot day with the two jugs just ahead of my knees. As I haven't come close to dragging pegs on the curves out on the country roads with this long-legged Italian Lass, I thought about modifying the pegs to be ~30mm longer, so as to have more boot on 'em while opening up the air gap between leather and metal. Either that or bite the bullet on an illegal (and expensive)race pipe. Has anyone dragged a peg on a later Capo?
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Old August 16th, 2017, 07:36 PM   #22
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Late reply to this thread on the fire down below on the Capos. My ankles get quite warm. Can't recall anything like it in 46 years of riding. Did about 80 miles today on the Capo running errands, some in Pensacola, on my 2014 Capo. Temp was in the high 90s with the humidity very high. On the interstates, I slide my boot soles out to the end of the pegs and pull my knees off the tank to get a bit of air between my flesh and the cauldron down there at the swing arm pivot. I think it's the catalytic converter radiating most of the heat. My '84 Guzzi 850 is actually cooler on a hot day with the two jugs just ahead of my knees. As I haven't come close to dragging pegs on the curves out on the country roads with this long-legged Italian Lass, I thought about modifying the pegs to be ~30mm longer, so as to have more boot on 'em while opening up the air gap between leather and metal. Either that or bite the bullet on an illegal (and expensive)race pipe. Has anyone dragged a peg on a later Capo?
Yes, I have a 2015 Capo and love it to death BUT the heat is absolutely killing me, lol. I ride in Miami and would love to spend more time on the Capo but between the heat down here and this issue with the Capo, its really limited my riding. Its funny, when I am in traffic I actually have some people compliment the Capo and ask me about it, I oblige and they tell me its a hot looking bike, lol, if they only new its literally a hot bike as I am moving from peg to peg, hahaha. I am going to see my local dealership and ask if there is a solution to this.
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Old August 29th, 2017, 07:53 AM   #23
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I Ride: CAPONORD 1200 RALLY ARMY GREEN 2015
I agree with comments of the heat. Even a early year run into London commute of 32 miles saw the bike on fan for the last 10 miles i.e. when I hit the traffic. Probably not helped by wearing leathers and all weather boots. Do find it easier to tolerate when I dress down to summer boots and jeans. Not ideal I know, next step is to buy armoured denim jeans to increase air flow to legs. Last year whilst working in Italy spoke with Italian Police officers who said they loved the power unit of the police spec Caponord but couldn't put up with the heat. So they preferred Boxer RT1200, great shame for Aprilia.
What I can't knock is the engine, it is a super bike engine in adventure guise. Love my Rally even with the heat.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 10:21 AM   #24
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