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Front mudguards

Discussion in '24-7 Lounge' started by stromcat, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. stromcat

    stromcat Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Rode one of the new Aprilia Caponords the other week.Did about 200 miles on it whilst my Stelvio was being serviced,and I was very impressed.The suspension was uncannily good.But,what happened to the front mudguard? In common with a lot of new bikes these days,it was cut off just (and I mean just) behind the fork legs.Mud,water stones etc. are going to be flung at that expensive radiator and the rest of the bike.Is there any reason for this trend,maybe aerodynamics,or is it just a fashion thing?
     
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    organfixsing Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Yeah, I agree with you. Stupid fashion "statement".
    Cheers
    Brian :shock:
     
  3. motoguzziman

    motoguzziman Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    With no front mudguard, yes you risk some damage to the bike, but in rain or mud the first thing you will notice , is your visor or goggles get covered with dirt and you cannot see where you are going. Not a good idea.
    Take Care Out There.
     
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    jiltedjohn Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Perhaps its also a ploy, so you have to keep buying components . It's unlikely I would buy that model bike, but if someone gave me one, a HD electra glide front fender should fit nicely !
     
  5. Rafael

    Rafael GT Reference

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    My buddy with a '10 stelvio is considering the new 1200 Caponord. Hasn't arrived in the US yet, at least the bay area. Plans on test riding when it gets here. The CARC guzzis have made us take notice of Aprilia.

    He's concerned about the stelvio trans shifting harder than it did for the first 11k miles. He was planing on upgrading to the '12 stelvio for the 8 gal gas tank but does not want to deal with the slow dealer responses to warranty issues. The clutch may be hanging up both of our B11s don't do this. . Not sure but he doesn't want to deal with that again. I tell him that maintenance will most likely be more expensive the the Capo or at least have to buy a bunch of new tools and deal with a chain and bucket shims. but I think he would rather just put a heavy screen on the Capo instead of listening the the occasional clunk of the Stelvio trans.

    We'll see. He has more self control than I do when it comes to power so the bike may suit him well.
     

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