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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Buckaroo Banzai, Feb 8, 2012.
Nice collection - how about some individual shots of those bikes ?
Actually, I have to get over my annoyance at and envy of your superb moto-harem.
You've picked some good ones, Tiz.
Following an untimely spill in May, my California Vintage Leggera Project has suffered a setback. Fortunately, it was a low-speed affair and both the Guzzi and I came through with minimal damage. Since then, I took my annual month long tour, purchased and worked out the ergos on my new CRF300L Rally, and hosted a reception at my home. I finally got around to the scratched up Vintage yesterday. I straightened the floorboard mounts, replaced the fin guard, sanded/polished the valve cover, and replaced the spark plug/plug lead. While working, a revised vision for the bike began to take shape. Off came the windshield and it’s mounts, the spotlights, the rear rack, and the grab bar. Weight was coming off by the pound…Leggera, indeed.
Anyhow, I ordered a National Cycle Flyscreen to see if it would make highway speeds more comfortable. We’ll see. When the finished product is complete, it should be drastically lighter than a stock Vintage. I hope to retain the very particular look of this iconic model and get a boost in performance. Stay tuned.
Roadside Turkish coffee.. the Guzzi way
Roadside coffee (last week) the Harley/Ducati way.
^^^Kev , mate , that ain't roadside
Of course any post with the lovely Jenn is acceptable
Can't you see the road behind my head?
Uh , er , man that is some low hanging fruit
Looking at this thread always makes me think 'you can never have too many Guzzis'
They've made some great bikes over the years. I have a 1980 Le Mans (mk2 conversion) and a V7 850 GT 1973. Now i want another
Parked the Stelvio for a couple of days, and the SP3 is next in the rotation.
Is the red faster than the green?
CycleTrader popped up a 2002 California 1100. The 80th Anniversary model. Looks good from the photos. Are there any issues with the 02’s to worry about? 7800 miles. $4,200.
I had an 03 LeMans a while ago but I always liked the California’s.
The 2002 models were pretty sorted , the American versions still had solid lifters so no issues with the hydraulic valves in later versions . The P15 computer and that generation of fuel injection made them reliable .
If you really want to know about older big block Moto Guzzis , Wild Guzzi.com is populated with old guys who have owned a bunch of them .
Dusty weren't there two potential issues?
* Cosmetic - black engine paint bubbling.
* Clutch - ? didn't some of them have the bad clutches? I'm not sure on this one or was that not until 2003 and the Hydros?!?
Kev , I think the single plate clutches came in 2003 , always forget about the engine paint issue . Not all of them bubble , the '02 Stone we raffled off in 2019 at Cedar vale was a 100K bike and no bubbling . Go figure .
Still , for older BB info WG is likely the best source , even the Oracle of Guzzi still reads it and sends advice thru one of us .