The standard fairing on the Caponord is rather polarising. Some love it, some loathe it. I was teetering towards loathing it. The later 04 - 08 model was more my cup of tea. The cost of repalcement Aprilia parts would make the job prohibitive, so I had to go hunting.
The first thing that assisted the transformation was a sub-frame that was on Ebay. It was the right price and local, so i jumped at it.