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Moto Guzzi California 1100 Special

Moto Guzzi California oil

Riders that never a Moto Guzzi often ask it like to do routine service on a Guzzi.  The usual questions How do you change the oil? Where is the oil

  How easy is it to get to the air filter?

Here in one of a special series on Moto California maintenance, we explain how to the engine oil and oil filter on a late Moto Guzzi California a 1064cc v-twin engine. The is very similar to the engine in the Guzzi Breva 1100.

On types of motorcycles, everything is out there in plain site easy access.  Moto motorcycles, in general, are often as “quirky”.  That description at least partially, come the not-so-obvious locations and methods for oil, oil filter and air filter.

the oil and filter on the Guzzi California is a bit involved than on some brands of motorcycles.  This is to be afraid of, but it may scare away non-mechanical types from it themselves.  The issue is that the oil is actually located inside the oil

  Yes, inside it.

After the 300-1000 miles, and then 6000 miles per the owner’s you must change the oil and oil filter.  you start, get yourself  a new oil pan gasket and The engine oil is specified in my 2007 Vintage user and maintenance is 3 liters of Agip 4T Racing SAE

According to American Agip. 4T is 100% synthetic oil and meets API SG; A3; JASO MA standards.  Agip this four-… engine oil as designed for use in highly modified engines”.

  This may seem a bit for use in the California’s 2 valve pushrod but keep in mind that the engine is air cooled and has no oil cooler.

In the US, it is practically impossible to find the specified Agip oil.    You be able to buy it or an equivalent from local Guzzi dealer you buy your new oil pan gasket and oil filter.

If you find Agip 10w60, 4T 10w60 fully synthetic oil is from popular motorcycle stores such as Cycle and meets JASO MA, API SG and other as does the Agip brand.

UFI filters are normally used in Guzzi motorcycles.  The HiFloFiltro oil filter is interchangeable with the They go for around $10 USD depending you buy.  A dealer charged

  It’s the same if you order since you will normally to pay near $20 total when you cost of shipping.  You can also get filters at Cycle Gear and stores.  I support my local dealer as much as I can within

  I encourage others to do the same.

If you have a local Guzzi you can order Moto Guzzi and filters online from such as MG Cycle .  Another place to order Moto parts from is Harper’s .

The and the basic technique described are from the Moto Guzzi workshop manual.  Thanks to Bendor for his helpful site.

To the oil . get a pan to drain the old oil into it.  The as you would use for your car.  The is supposed to be warm (not when you do this, to allow the oil to more efficiently.

Loosen the (unscrew).  Loosen the drain located at rear wall of the Remove the drain plug to the oil.  There are 4 bolts on the (2 near front and 2 near that need to be removed.

See photos below.

Unscrew the 14 head cap screws that the oil sump pan to the engine.  Carefully the sump pan and set it aside.

Moto Guzzi California 1100 Special

Inside the oil pan you will see three things.  The oil . the mesh screen . and the oil pressure valve.  Don’t touch the but do unscrew the oil filter.

  Install new filter hand tight as you when you change your oil.

Next, unscrew the screen from the sump Set it in a separate clean container and it “in a bath of gasoline”.  I generally use gasoline for cleaning parts, but is what the Moto Guzzi manual and the Moto Guzzi and maintenance book say to do.

After the mesh screen, next dry the using compressed air, and use compressed air to blow out any debris in the of the oil sump pan.  It would be to wear safety glasses or a shield for this part to getting oil spray or gas in your

While you are cleaning, you also to clean off the gasket surfaces of the and the oil pan to prepare it for your new gasket.

the cleaned mesh screen to the pan.  It is time now to go ahead and your new gasket and then your oil sump pan with the 14 head cap screws.  Tighten the evenly and gradually in a criss-cross or pattern to make for a nice torque and for a better sump sealing.

  Unfortunately, the manuals clearly specify the required for the oil sump pan screws or for the drain

Pour your 3 new liters of oil the dip stick hole using a Tighten the dipstick and your doing your Moto California oil change .

About John Clay

Clay is the author of MotoGuzziCalifornia.Com. He and his reside in North Carolina in the States. A graduate of the Motorcycle Foundation’s Experienced Rider he enjoys riding and maintaining his Guzzi California Vintage.

participates in local charity and also serves as a volunteer marshal for one of the largest annual charity event in the Carolinas.

Moto Guzzi California 1100 Special


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