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Post  Ulsterkiwi on Tue 14 Jun 2016, 7:02 am

I wanted a fresh challenge to decided to change the bike. Change is the operative word, have gone for a new Aprilia Caponord 1200, so italian V twin quirkiness over smooth and reliable jappa fourness Very Happy 

No fault of the 1250, loved every minute of ownership, really wanted something different.

Have to say I have enjoyed this forum. Always helpful, always willing to share and rarely have sheep been mentioned. So in that light I shall refrain from mentioning rugby (not I suspect, that the majority of Aussies give a fig lol)

I have a couple of bits from the GSX spares bin up for sale if anyone is interested. An OE shock, a Vario Screen and a set of levers (clutch and brake)

Intend to hang around to enjoy the stories on here Laughing

Here are a few pics of the of the italian stallion, or Ice Wolf as the wife has dubbed her.....








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Re: Moving on

Post  Dekenai on Tue 14 Jun 2016, 7:46 am

My riding mate Steve has one...took a bit of sorting, something about the flapper valve...apparently goes a lot better since it was permanently set to open,
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Post  Ulsterkiwi on Tue 14 Jun 2016, 8:02 am

yep, known fueling issues, which I knew about going into ownership. I did say quirkiness!
this is a later build one I have so the flapper thing is fixed, apparently. Had a remap and getting a one tooth smaller front sprocket to fix the "not liking lower speed" stuff. Its geared quite high stock.

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Re: Moving on

Post  paul on Tue 14 Jun 2016, 8:48 am

Enjoy your new ride mate ...... Very Happy

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Post  Dekenai on Tue 14 Jun 2016, 12:08 pm

@Ulsterkiwi wrote:yep, known fueling issues, which I knew about going into ownership. I did say quirkiness!
this is a later build one I have so the flapper thing is fixed, apparently. Had a remap and getting a one tooth smaller front sprocket to fix the "not liking lower speed" stuff. Its geared quite high stock.
Typical I-talian, I remember road tests complaining of ridiculously tall gearing in the days on the 900SS desmo 40 years ago...
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Post  Chook on Tue 14 Jun 2016, 6:11 pm

Enjoy, looks nice!!
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Post  Bosco15 on Tue 14 Jun 2016, 8:19 pm

Lovely bit of kit. I think that you will have some great rides with her.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 14 Jun 2016, 9:02 pm

We'll look forward to a few pics of creek crossings and falling off in the mud!  Wink Wink

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Re: Moving on

Post  V17R on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 8:37 pm

nice looking bike, sure you will enjoy that
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Re: Moving on

Post  rolls on Sat 18 Jun 2016, 10:08 am

I love creek crossings on the GS. Top opportunity to wash her in only the purest mountain water. None of that fluoridated (sp?) crap out of the tap...

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