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Moto Guzzi California Aluminium

Hydraulic tappets in 1100 ’03-’05

For those looking for a Moto Guzzi California, to be aware of is a recall that several 2003 to 2005

Those California 1100 were designed with tappets .  Because of some problems, a recall campaign was by Moto Guzzi for refitting engines with new components.

If the owner is not sure, you should the VIN number with a dealer to out if the recall service was performed on the

You don’t need to avoid or these model years.  have described these as the running and smoothest sounding ever.  A multitude of riders put very high mileage on without a problem.

In fact, I of a sweet ’03 EV Touring near NC that I would buy it right now if I already have my own Cali.  a one-owner bike, had every dealer-performed service, and has been as the best running California some of the highly experienced riders there have been tested. (update – was ready to ride and has since sold.)

There were two groups of addressed, one was the group of unsold and the other was the group that was sold.

Back in 2003, was a service communication issued to regarding “noisiness of the timing due to premature camshaft wear.  involved the Guzzi California models of Stone, Titanium, EV, and EV

California Titanium, frame ZGUKDC1203M133654

California Titanium frame number: ZGUKDD0074M133659

California EV and  EV Touring, number: ZGUKDC1203M112261

California EV (USA), frame number:

Moto Guzzi California Aluminium

California Stone with number: ZGUKDC4203M111687

California (USA), frame number:

The remedy was to inspect the wear of the and if found to be excessive, to inspect the oil and engine for metallic debris.  from replacing the cam and tappets, the itself would need to be if the metallic debris was found to circulated through the engine.

To do the fix, dealers needed to two different kits which readied for delivery around of 2005. One kit included the special required, and the other kit included the new The factory calculated this to be a 6 job per motorcycle.

  Once all new unsold Californias were fixed, the recall campaign for customer’s would begin, around 2005.

It has been argued how Guzzi handled this but in the end, the problem was addressed, were fixed, and many of “hydro” Moto Guzzi have reported years of If you’re considering buying a California 1100 “hydro”, have a Moto Guzzi run the VIN number to see if the recall service has performed.

Another thing about the hydraulic tappet California is to remember to use the proper engine oil .  are supposed to use 5W40.  Solid Calis call for a different of oil.  For example, my ’07 California calls for Agip 4T Racing SAE

Moto Guzzi California Aluminium
Moto Guzzi California Aluminium

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