Monthly Archives: June 2013

Exhaust heat management

Last year I had a look online for exhaust coatings that could possibly help reduce the radiated heat from the Caponord down-pipes. Among the usual rattle-can, cloth-wrap and ceramic paint contenders, I found a link to Zircotec in Oxfordshire. A … Continue reading

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Shorai Power – Pt2

Just a quick post to update on Shorai batteries. As you may remember, I tried a Shorai LFX18A1-BS12 in the Capo and had mixed results. Mixed enough to swap back to a standard battery anyway! In my case, the battery … Continue reading

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Oh do get a grip ……

I can’t believe that the Aprilia heated grips have been on for 5 years, boy how time flies! Over that time they’ve worked perfectly and I can’t justify replacing them any time soon. What I do need to do however, … Continue reading

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Get yer motor running ……..

No, not the mighty V990 Rotax, more the tidily-tiny stepper motor that runs the speedometer and tachometer. An unobtrusive little thing with a hefty replacement price tag of between £30-£50 each. The B-0410-116-530 stepper motor is also used in a … Continue reading

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An extraordinary board meeting

Hot on the previous post and the delivery of the Futura dashboard from Arv, here’s a photo of the hybrid (Franken-Capo) dashboard in the Rally-Raid. The calibration of the needles was compared to TuneECU (Tacho) and the trusty Garmin GPS … Continue reading

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