|Todd's ETV 1000 Caponord Page
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Ask anyone, they'll tell you--I like having options. Chocolate cake, or ice cream? I want to be able to choose. Here are original part specs, aftermarket part IDs, and equivalent bikes. My thanks to Benoit from the yahoo forum for a lot of info!
If you know more equivalents or aftermarket availability, please let me know!
Original part specs
Aftermarket Brake Pad Part numbers
What tires fit the Caponord?
I dinna drop it, but I need a brake or clutch lever
Passenger footpegs, Handguards match BMW equivalents
Quick Disconnects for fuel tank
Front tire: 110/80R19 Width 110, aspect ratio 80, 19" rim, speed rating V (>130mph, >210 kph) OEM: Metzeler Tourance
Rear tire: 150/70R17 Width 150, aspect ratio 70, 17" rim, speed rating V (>130mph, >210 kph) OEM: Metzeler Tourance
Plug gap: 0.024 - 0.028 inch, 0.6 - 0.7 mm
Valve Clearance Intake: 0.005 - 0.007 inch, 0.12 - 0.17 mm
Valve Clearance Exhaust: 0.009 - 0.011 inch, 0.23 - 0.28 mm
Chain and Sprockets
525 O-ring, 112 links
Drive sprocket: 17 tooth originally, some have gone to 16
Driven sprocket: 45 tooth
NGK R DCPR9E (OEM)
NGK Platinum DCPR9EVX
NGK Iridium ?????
Aprilia Part # 8104169(OEM)
Anyone found an aftermarket filter yet?
Aprilia Part # 0256187, the Champion RB-X312 (OEM)
K&N sell an equivalent with their part # KN-152
Cardy, in France sells an equivalent with their part # FHM152
Yuasa YTX 14-BS (OEM)
This battery is also used by the Yamaha 900 Diversion and the Yamaha FJ1200A non-ABS models after model year 1991
Aftermarket brake pads
Hey, didja know this? I learned it on another motorcycle list. When you're replacing brake pads on a floating caliper (like our fronts), the pistons that have been pushing the old thin pads are extended a long way--so far extended that the new pads may not even fit, nevermind fitting over the disk. To force the pistons in, I used two C-clamps, one over each piston, and just squeezed them back in, one turn at a time on each clamp. Also, it's very important to check that the caliper still floats, i.e. that half of the caliper slides easily back and forth on the pins. Check for and remove corrosion on the caliper pins, or you lose significant braking power.
For ease of finding replacement pads, the Caponord shares the same front caliper as all models of the BMW F650, and the Aprilia Pegaso model years after 1997
For ease of finding replacement pads, the Caponord shares the same rear caliper as rear the Aprilia RSV, the Aprilia SL and the following Ducatis: 750SS and SSIE after model year 1999, 900SS and SSIE after model year 1999, ST2, ST4 and ST4S
|EBC||FA209HH/2||FA266HH||Don't forget you need two sets for the front (two pads per caliper). The organic Green pads are the same part number, just remove the HH from the end.|
|Ferodo||Sinster Grip Road FDB2006ST||Platinum # FDB2074P|
|Gooridge||G169ST-2 or 3||G253ST-1|
|CarbonLorraine||2396 A3||2827 RX||Do not use S1 on the front.|
Front tire: 110/80R19, speed rating V
Rear tire: 150/70R17 Width 150, speed rating V
My thanks again to Colin, who notes:
The Triumph Tiger, BMW R1150GS and Suzuki V-Strom use the same size tires as the Caponord. Below are links to Tiger owners opinions of many of the tires available in our sizes.
First Triumph Tiger Tire Thread
Followup Triumph Tiger Tire Thread
Costa warns, though
yes, but you must pay attention to speed code. It must be "V" (240 km/h, 149 mph) for the Caponord, and the only tyres in this code are Metzeler Tourance, Pirelli Scorpion and Michelin Anakee.
Replacement Brake or Clutch levers
Okay, I did drop it. When I needed a new clutch lever, I used Ducman for replacement levers. Good price and quick turnaround on the order.
My thanks to David in the Yahoo forum, who notes:
My Aprilia dealer is also a Ducati dealer and the parts guy gave me a brake lever from the Ducati 748-916. It was a perfect match. Then I thought that the Ducati also do an anodised gunmetal blade, I enquired about the price £28 GBP and it looks a lot better IMHO that the cast alloy brake lever.
BMW parts that fit Aprilias
My thanks to Bora the beemer spotter in the Yahoo forum, who notes:
Passenger footpegs are the same with BWM R1150GS, F650GS but cost-wise I'm sure this means nothing.
The hand guards of BMW 1150GS are an "almost perfect" fit
Ermax model 1080119 is 10 cm taller than the stock shield, is available clear, smoked or colored
Ermax model 2080119 is also available
Givi also makes a shield that is about 10 cm taller than the stock shield.
Hugger for rear wheel
Secdem, in France, sells a rear hugger (like the front fender, but for the rear wheel), although it seems they don't like to deal internationally.
Quick Disconnects for fuel tank
It seems that the plastic quick disconnects Aprilia used on the Caponord fuel tank and lines are prone to breakage. It's possible they're not even certified for use with gasoline!
My thanks to Stu_O from the ApriliaForum forum who has this info:
These are Colder part numbers. They're all chrome-plated brass. These coupler bodies do not have a shrouded latch lever like OEM. Otherwise, they're identical to the OEM pieces in form, fit, and function. If I have any fears about accidedntal unlocking due to lack of a shroud, I'll secure a cable tie around the fitting with the catch positioned under the fitting's latch lever.
1/4" barbed coupler bodies - Colder part# LCD17004 - two required. $15.11 ea.
1/4 NPT male fuel pump fitting - Colder part# LCD24004. $9.60
3/8" barbed unvalved return line male fitting - Colder part# LC22006 - $4.30
While you're working on the fuel line, make sure you check out Stu_O's other fuel mod!
Last year, I gave my thanks to Dave in the Yahoo forum, who noted:
Go to COLDER PRODUCTS PART # LCD24004 Scan down and you will find part# LCD24004. No picture but does have male pipe.
None of the parts below are confirmed to fit! If anyone has definite info, please let me know!
I did a little research, too, and found a couple of links Here's the link that his description leads to, but, if I'm reading his description correctly, you still need to call and talk to them; they might be able to direct you to a local shop?
Here are some more that might be right.
There are also some at Touratech
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