Moto Guzzi 850 California Cafe Retro Write Up

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Moto Guzzi 850 California

Moto Guzzi 850 California

Which Moto Guzzi was the biggest seller? The classic V7? The Le Mans? No, the best selling was the far less glamorous and more 850 Caliifornia T3. The reason for the popularity of model was thanks to the Los Angeles Department ordering 10 “made to V7 police models in 1968.

In the V7 was replaced by the all new 850T. The T Stood for or touring. The continued use of the 850T by the Highway Patrol and other departments together with its distance touring ability and resulted in huge sales in the

In 1975 the California T3 was introduced and in production until 1982.

The innovation on the T3 was the controversial three cast iron Brembo system which linked the brakes to the rear brake Application of the rear brakes in slight but noticeable braking of the wheel as well. The front lever was used to apply braking power.

With its Lexan windscreen, panniers, and plush seating, the California was a Italian Harley alternative. The V twin was easy to maintain and the was maintenance free. The engine was at 59hp and a top speed of 160km/h

The fact that Harley was with production quality and issues at this time helped this Moto success in the USA.

In South in the mid 1970s, touring motorcycles not big sellers. Performance was what the wanted. Italian motorcycles also far more pricey the Japanese models. Not many were therefore sold in Africa.

Those who could a Guzzi generally bought an 850 Le Mans. Our featured 1979 model 850 T3 cafe racer was built by its Ernie. He bought the bike in in rotten condition.

The previous owner had added boxes to the motorcycle and it was a mess.

Moto Guzzi 850 California

By the California of all the touring paraphernalia, revealed the true style of motorcycle. Having been to the coastal air for most of its life that stripping the spokes the Borrani rims was the hardest of the  rebuild. After all the original spokes were Ernie built this to a budget and so the pitted header were wrapped, not replaced.

He shortened the silencers that on the Guzzi when he bought her and them. Nick’s Cycles the new rear shocks.

The engine and with the shaft-drive are unopened, and had no need for overhauling. Cosmetic include a front mudguard has been cut and installed back to a chopped rear fender, clip-on handlebars and bar-end The speedo has been removed and the original revcounter retained and

The headlight and taillight were purchased from Nick’s

Ernie is an aircraft maintenance by profession. He formed this uniquely styled seat’s and rear hump section a honeycomb composite material in the aircraft industry in applications as the DC9′s floorboards. He used a sanding disc on an angle to form the laminated black seat before covering the seat and hollow rear

This motorcycle is named d’ Argento” which is Italian for of Silver”, referring to the Moto logo. Ernie’s Silver is another example of the owner-built which we love to feature. these highly personal always add something unique to our world.

Moto Guzzi 850 California
Moto Guzzi 850 California
Moto Guzzi 850 California
Moto Guzzi 850 California

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