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Old April 21st, 2016, 02:46 PM   #1
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I have been looking at the rally for the last 8 months. The dealer is prepping it for a test ride Saturday and I am ready to pull the trigger.
Other bikes I have looked at have all had multiple issues and problems but I find nothing but positive with the caponord.
Help me out... Am I plunking down money Saturday and why? Or Why not?
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 12:12 AM   #2
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Buy it. Money is disposable, the smile the Capo will give lasts for ever.
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 11:14 AM   #3
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Rockbyter,
I test rode it today and put money down.. there is an issue with the dfuleing they have to fix first..I dont know if there mech took it for a ride before they gave it to me or not..
Liked it and can see riding that thing to Tennessee and back with no problems.
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 01:17 PM   #4
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I have found no real fuelling problems. Yes it can be a bit jerky in city if in the wrong gear but I find using a higher gear better. People tend to use the lowest gear when in traffic but I find that second or even third stops this happening.
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Old April 24th, 2016, 04:26 PM   #5
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I have found no real fuelling problems. Yes it can be a bit jerky in city if in the wrong gear but I find using a higher gear better. People tend to use the lowest gear when in traffic but I find that second or even third stops this happening.
There was something definitly wrong,, myGS 1100 had surging issues.. this was not that, this happened in 2 and 3 and 4th gear when doing a steady state..
If they dont fix it I will not accept the bike.
I have seen nothing on the net to suggest it is a known issue that is why I am confident the mechs can get it sorted out.
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Old April 24th, 2016, 09:29 PM   #6
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Hi Leebo, if it's not too late, your Rally should be perfect - otherwise don't buy it.

My TP 2014 model had a jerky throttle that I rode around by keeping the revs up around 4,000rpm....until it setled down after about 12,000kms. Others have posted that the Rally version has possible differences in camshafts and, maybe, a heavier crank (I'm guessing here.....I do not know for sure).

I believe the TP jerks were caused by a combination of; light crankshaft, touchy throttle body butterflies and chain snatch on a tight two cyl engine (with stupid tall gearing ratio's) - mine got better with mileage, but it took a lot of miles!

If the one you rode is playing up - then don't buy it!

Ps I have just sat on the 2016 DVT MS1200 and it is a game changer......it and the S1000XR BMW are light years ahead of the Caponord.......

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Old April 25th, 2016, 01:54 AM   #7
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Yeah I dont plan on it if they can't sort it out. I ride 10 to 12000 miles a year and there is no way you could ride it that way.. Like a old 8 cylinder car with a bad distrubuter.
I ride the new multi and the XR.. I did not like the XR seating position and that engine is just asking to go 100 miles an hour all the time. I liked the duc but not $6000 more.
I have been looking and riding for a few months now... It seems that the is bad to say bout every new bike,, with exception of the capo.. So I a, thinking this should be able to be sorted out..
I like the comfort and the ride and 125hp is enough for me..
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Old April 27th, 2016, 11:37 PM   #8
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Cheers Leebo, you are thinking as we do......I love my Caponord TP. Maybe if you rode another one from some other dealer you might notice a difference?

I reckon the Caponord wins on the comfort contest and the suspension is pretty damned good straight out of the box - but - if you don't like the demo ride, then it's not gonna be a happy relationship.......

I thought (from reading on the forum's) that the Rally was well sorted, unlike the earlier Travel packs. It's a mystery why some throttles are so badly set up....

Must be an Italian sort of thing eh(?)
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Old April 28th, 2016, 02:24 AM   #9
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I will let you know what I find out.
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