California Vintage Review: 3000 Miles

My impression of the Moto Guzzi California Vintage has not changed over the past year. Yes, I still do love it and feel very lucky to own this motorcycle. I have had countless people ask me, in a very puzzled way, why I chose to buy a Moto Guzzi California.

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Givi Top Case on Moto Guzzi California Vintage

Mounting a Givi Top Case on a California Vintage

A top case on a Moto Guzzi California can also serve as a passenger back rest, and you can add a pad to the top case to make it a little nicer for your passenger.

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replace valve cover gasket on Moto Guzzi California 1064cc engine

Moto Guzzi California Valve Cover Gaskets

Replacing a valve cover gasket on a Moto Guzzi California very easy to do, like on an older car. The California Vintage has 1064cc push rod engine with 2 valves per cylinder. This engine pretty much the same as the Moto Guzzi California V11 engine. It is simple and beautiful.

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grandmother riding on Moto Guzzi motorcycle

Grandma gets ride on a Moto Guzzi

The big day had arrived! It was not Christmas day, but it was time for her big ride. I put my black winter jacket on her to go with the black Harley-Davidson helmet (and her black cane). As a little coincidence, my motorcycle is an Italian-made Moto Guzzi California Vintage, and my mother-in-law is Italian-American. I believe it was the perfect motorcycle for her maiden motorcycle ride.

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