Moto Guzzi California and Guzzi Info

Moto Guzzi California EV 2004 with Hydraulic Tappets

Hydraulic tappets in 1100 California ’03-’05

The hydraulic tappet Guzzi California 1100 recall remedy was to inspect the wear of the cam, and if found to be excessive, to inspect the oil sump and engine for metallic debris. Aside from replacing the cam and tappets, the engine itself would need to be overhauled if the metallic debris was found to have circulated through the engine.

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Guzzi Californias not afraid of miles

For Moto Guzzi Californias, I’m positive that there are loads of similar stories about high mileage out there. How many miles or kilometers can a Cali take? Probably a lot more than any rider is willing to try!

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Looking back at the Guzzi 850 Eldorado

The Moto Guzzi California 850 Eldorado was introduced to America at a time when Harley-Davidson quality and performance was just about at an all-time low. The relative success of the Eldorado was in part due to the quality and workmanship of the motorcycle, and the heavy-duty durability it had. The durability was proven by several law enforcement agencies use in the US back in the early to mid 1970’s.

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Moto Guzzi California Black Eagle 2010

The often debated retro style tail light from the California Vintage now also comes on the Guzzi Black Eagle Edition California. I do get a variety of comments about the tail light on my Vintage.

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Moto Guzzi Bassa 1999 Blue two-tone

Moto Guzzi V11 Bassa Celebrates 10 Years

Moto Guzzi California Special replaced the Bassa in 2001, but even with it’s short few years of existence, the Bassa name continues to hold a special place in the history and evolution of the Guzzi California.

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