Tag Archives: Futura

No1 component that fails on a dashboard…..

Yes, today I’m dishing the dirt on the number one bad-boy component on the Caponord and Futura dashboard. Or more to the point, why this sad little part earns this unwanted reputation! What is it? Well it’s a rather innocuous … Continue reading

Posted in Dashboard | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Keeping the postman busy

After January’s awful weather – snow, rain, sub-zero temps, earthquakes & landslides, it’s been a very nice balmy February! So much so, that the Capo has squirreled a good few miles under its belt – the last 300 of them … Continue reading

Posted in Engine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Keeping the postman busy

Hybrid velocity stacks

If all goes to plan, later this year the second Rally-Raid that’s currently being rebuilt, will finally get a motor installed. The plan is to use a big-bore motor …. an 1,103cc in place of the standard 998cc. The compression … Continue reading

Posted in Engine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hybrid velocity stacks

(UK) Replacement seals for Capo/Futura clutch system

Recently while visiting the AF1 Futura forum, I saw an interesting thread about replacement clutch master / slave seals (common to both Futura & Caponord) sourced in the UK at a very good price and thought the information well worth … Continue reading

Posted in Chassis | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Stuff …. 6 months and 12 months on

A couple of anniversaries this week ….. firstly the dashboard. Yes a full 12 months since it was finished and put back into the Capo for the last time, resplendent with its new inlay to complement the electronic changes. The … Continue reading

Posted in Cruise control, Electrical | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Stuff …. 6 months and 12 months on

TuneECU for Android is now out

On the 15th September 2014 the eagerly awaited TuneECU for Android app was rolled out on Google Play Store priced at €9.99. It doesn’t currently support reading or reprogramming of maps through Bluetooth only via cable, but it is version … Continue reading

Posted in TuneECU | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

New fault code

A few days ago while doing a bit of investigating for an AF1 forum member regarding the tachometer signal from the ECU, more specifically what would he observe on a multimeter instead of an oscilloscope, I momentarily shorted the tacho … Continue reading

Posted in Dashboard, Electrical | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New fault code

New ‘Lockwood’ inlay fitted at last

On 4th February Jan came back home with a suitcase fair groaning with all manner of goodies. The most eagerly awaited though, was the pair of new inlays from Lockwood International Ltd. So first impressions? Excellent! From the textured material … Continue reading

Posted in Dashboard, Electrical | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

A Futura dashboard from over the pond

Last winter and again a few weeks ago, I put an advert on the AF1 ‘Aprilia Parts Wanted’ forum for an RST Futura dashboard or inlay and other than a very tedious (and obvious) spammer, it was deathly quiet. I … Continue reading

Posted in Electrical, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Futura dashboard from over the pond

A little light circuit training

On a previous post I mentioned a visit by Mike081. During his stay I said that I’d like to get hold of another instrument panel at some point, so I could look into the circuit and programming in more detail. … Continue reading

Posted in Electrical | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments