How-To and Basic Maintenance Tips

Removing Yuasa battery from Guzzi California

Replacing battery in Guzzi California

After considering a variety of batteries for my Moto Guzzi California, I settled on a stock AGM equivalent replacement battery from WPS Here I explain how I installed it.

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Moto Guzzi California Vintage gear shift lever diagram

Check your Guzzi California shift linkage

Near 17000 miles on the odometer of my Guzzi California, the lever arm on the shift linkage was so loose it was almost falling off the splined shaft. There is a groove on the shaft that the more or less traps the clamping screw so that the arm won’t be able to fall off, but it was mighty close to doing so.

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New Brembo brake pad for Moto Guzzi California

Changing Rear Brembo Brake Pads

Changing the Brembo rear brake pads on my Moto Guzzi California Vintage was an easy maintenance task that I did myself. The stock Brembo rear brake pads began to squeak at approximately 16k miles and were getting thin,

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Moto Guzzi California Vintage Flashing Brake Lights

Installing Flashing Brake Lights On Guzzi

For my Moto Guzzi California Vintage, I had planned on installing flashing brake lights for a while. A car stopping quickly at the last minute behind me convinced me that I waited too long. Now I have red flashing LED brake lights in addition to my regular tail brake light.

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2007 Moto Guzzi California Vintage rear wheel

Moto Guzzi California Rear Wheel Removal

Because of a flat rear tire on my 2007 Moto Guzzi California Vintage, I decided to remove the rear wheel by myself. I had never tried to do this before, but found it relatively easy to do. Luckily, I discovered the flat tire while at home. I would not want to do this on the side of the road, and I admire anyone that has done so.

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Moto Guzzi California oil pan and filter location

10w60 oil for Moto Guzzi California

Well, it was that time again.  The oil change was due for my Moto Guzzi California motorcycle.  I’ve written about how I do an oil change before.  This time I…

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