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post #1 of 20 Old 03-17-2007, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Still looking for my second bike.Kay has got herself a 650 wee.Does anyone know anything about the Aprilla Caponord? Looks like a well built bike.Reminds me of the Africa Twins.The more I look the more I confuse myself .I'm looking for a dual sport because of where we live,and it fits our lifestyle.I want a bigger bike for back and forth to work and longer trips thru North America including Canada.As always,any input would be greatly appreciated.Oh ya,the klrs stay,they are way to much fun

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post #2 of 20 Old 03-17-2007, 09:56 PM
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Have you considered the V-Strom 1000?

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post #3 of 20 Old 03-18-2007, 11:14 AM
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Before I bought my buell I rode just about everything in the class.

The aprilia is very heavy and feels every pound of it. I test rode a used one around san fransisco..it had warped front rotors and was very heavy around town. The weight would be okay out on the road I would think, but for low speed around town riding it is too heavy. The motor looks very good on paper, I found it to be sluggish and it doesn't rev quickly.
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post #4 of 20 Old 03-18-2007, 02:10 PM
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Have you considered the V-Strom 1000?
I agree with DJ, I think the Strom was kind of designed around the Caponord as they look alot alike, but alot cheaper.

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post #5 of 20 Old 03-18-2007, 03:02 PM
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Only a complete IDIOT would own a KLR and a 1000 V Strom..



















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post #6 of 20 Old 03-18-2007, 04:14 PM
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PaperOnly a complete IDIOT would own a KLR and a 1000 V Strom..

Man that is a BOLD statement, and I guess I know a few "complete IDIOTs", and I gues I was just 350 ccs from being one myself when I owned the wee and the KLR.

My thoughts on it would be anyone that likes dual sports bikes would benifit in owning either the KLR and the wee, or the v-strom. The KLR for the off road stuff and back roads, and the strom for the dirt roads and hwys. The strom is a better road bike than most, and still has the ability to do the dirt, ( if the rider is able ).

I really would like to know why anyone would think such a thing about someone owning two of the best all around d/s bikes?

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Maybe cause HE has both DJ!!!
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Mike has the BMW bug WAAAAAAY bad----I have a roll of flex magnet---ya think if I print off the BMW logo and glue it to a round piece and stick it on my wee tank he'll go for it.. He hasn't rode the wee yet- I likey likey -he might too--------------Kay

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post #9 of 20 Old 03-18-2007, 04:44 PM
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Maybe cause HE has both DJ!!!

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Are you calling me an IDIOT?!?!?!

Weird how my signature didn't show up on that post..

Hee hee... I find the KLR and big Strom to be a great mix of bikes. Sometimes I wish I had a big bike that was more touring oriented, and sometimes I wish I had a smaller bike that was a bit more nimble in the dirt, but all in all, they're a great pair of bikes to own..
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