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Old May 31st, 2016, 02:25 PM   #1
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Joined: May 2016
From: Northumberland, UK
Posts: 1

I Ride: Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel Pack
New User and New To Caponords


Im new to Caponords and bought my 2013 Travel Pack used last month. Iím not new to motorbikes having owned 57 in 52 years riding. Bought this because my one and only motorcycle injury sustained nearly 2 years ago was very bad (nearly curtains) and now that Iím somehow back on bikes I need something with suspension to cosset my damaged pelvis on bumpy UK roads. So far, so good. It is indeed a ďmagic carpetĒ ride, has excellent mid range, handles well and seems well made, with a smooth but rapid motor (out of town).
Faults so far are mysterious air loss from unpunctured front tyre (cured by replacing corroded valve) and ecu red warning light appearing intermittently, usually after 20 mins riding. Goes in next week for diagnostic check.
Dislike the excessively tall saddle even at my near 6 feet, handlebars a bit too high and wide, and engine not too good in town. Also digital instruments all but unreadable and far too fussy - Iíve given up on the rev counter.
However, weather protection is outstanding with added windshield deflector and stability at speed impressive. Not sure what tyres to replace Qualifier IIís with, and tempted to change to 190/55 rear.
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Old June 1st, 2016, 08:41 AM   #2
Joined: Nov 2014
From: Darlington
Posts: 50

Hi and Welcome from Darlington area. Take a look at the A1 forum, quite a bit busier than this one and plenty about tyres.

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Old June 18th, 2016, 10:25 PM   #3
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Joined: Mar 2015
From: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 267

I Ride: 2017 KTM 1290 SDGT & 2005 Honda CBR1100XX
Yeah, ditto from me.......but I will say the 190/55 PR4 is perfect and I get 20,000kms out of mine here in the land down under!
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