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Moto Guzzi California II (Standard Model)
Engine: 948.0 cc (57.85 cubic inches), air cooled, V2, four-stroke, 67.0 HP (48.9 kW) @ 6700 RPM, 159.0 km/h (98.8 mph), 9.2:1, 88.0 x 78.0 mm (3.5 x 3.1 inches), 2 valves per cylinder, Overhead Valves (OHV)
Manual Language: English
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Discover everything you need to know about the iconic Moto Guzzi California II with our comprehensive manual. From engine specifications to maintenance intervals, common issues, tuning tips, and aftermarket options, this guide has you covered. Dive into the world of this legendary touring motorbike and uncover its strengths, weaknesses, and interesting facts. Whether you're a proud owner or a Moto Guzzi enthusiast, this manual is your key to unlocking the full potential of the California II.
Engine Specifications/Technical Specifications:
• The Moto Guzzi California II is equipped with a 948cc, air-cooled V-twin engine.
• It features a four-stroke, two-cylinder configuration with longitudinal crankshaft orientation.
• The engine generates a maximum power output of 62 horsepower at 6,200 rpm.
• With a torque of 73 lb-ft at 3,600 rpm, the California II offers excellent low-end power delivery.
• It has a bore and stroke of 88mm x 78mm, providing a balanced combination of power and smoothness.
• The California II features a dual carburetor system for optimal fuel delivery.
• The engine is mated to a five-speed transmission, offering precise gear shifts.
• It utilizes a shaft drive system, ensuring smooth power transfer to the rear wheel.
• The California II is equipped with an electric start system for convenient and reliable operation.
• It features a 2-into-2 exhaust system, producing a distinctive Moto Guzzi exhaust note.
• The motorbike has a compression ratio of 9.8:1, contributing to its responsive performance.
• It comes with a 24-liter fuel tank, providing ample range for long-distance rides.
• The California II has a wet weight of approximately 235 kg, making it stable and comfortable on the road.
• It features a single disc brake setup on the front and rear wheels for effective stopping power.
• The motorcycle's suspension system comprises telescopic forks at the front and dual shock absorbers at the rear.
• The California II rides on wire-spoke wheels, enhancing its classic aesthetic appeal.
• It offers a comfortable seating position with a relaxed cruiser-style riding posture.
• The motorcycle has a wheelbase of 1,542mm, contributing to its stable and planted feel.
• It features a comprehensive instrumentation panel, including a speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, and various warning lights.
• The California II is equipped with a 12-volt electrical system to power its lights and accessories.
Facts and Details:
- The Moto Guzzi California II was first introduced in 1982 as an evolution of the original California model.
- It quickly gained popularity as a reliable and comfortable touring motorcycle, known for its distinctive V-twin engine and timeless design.
- The California II features Moto Guzzi's signature transverse V-twin engine layout, which contributes to its unique character and sound.
- It was one of the first Moto Guzzi models to incorporate electronic ignition, improving starting reliability.
- The California II's large fuel tank and comfortable seating make it ideal for long-distance rides and touring adventures.
- Moto Guzzi offered various optional accessories for the California II, including hard panniers, a windshield, and crash bars.
- The California II's frame is constructed from tubular steel, providing strength and rigidity while maintaining a classic appearance.
- This touring motorcycle is known for its smooth power delivery and excellent low-end torque, making it well-suited for relaxed cruising.
- Moto Guzzi enthusiasts appreciate the California II for its timeless design, which blends classic styling with modern features.
- The California II has a reputation for reliability, with many owners reporting trouble-free ownership experiences over extended periods.
- Moto Guzzi organized several owners' clubs and events dedicated to the California II, fostering a strong community of enthusiasts.
Maintenance Intervals, General Maintenance Tips, and Common Issues:
► Oil and filter change: Every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or annually, using high-quality motorcycle-specific oil.
► Valve clearance check: Every 6,000 to 12,000 miles or as recommended in the owner's manual.
► Air filter cleaning/replacement: Inspect regularly and clean or replace as necessary to maintain optimal engine performance.
► Spark plug replacement: Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for replacement intervals and use the recommended spark plugs.
► Chain maintenance: Lubricate and adjust the chain regularly to prevent excessive wear and ensure smooth operation.
► Cooling system maintenance: Check coolant levels and inspect hoses for leaks or damage periodically.
► Brake system inspection: Regularly check brake fluid levels and inspect brake pads and discs for wear.
► Tire maintenance: Inspect tire condition, tread depth, and tire pressure regularly. Replace tires when worn or damaged.
► Electrical system check: Ensure all lights, indicators, and electrical components are functioning correctly.
► Common issues: Some owners have reported electrical gremlins, such as faulty wiring connections. Carburetor tuning and adjustment may be required to optimize performance.
Popular Tuning Tips or Modifications:
* Upgrading the exhaust system to a high-performance aftermarket option can enhance both the sound and performance of the Moto Guzzi California II.
* Installing a performance air filter and rejetting the carburetors can improve airflow and fuel delivery, resulting in increased power.
* Suspension upgrades, such as stiffer fork springs and adjustable rear shock absorbers, can enhance the motorcycle's handling and ride comfort.
* Adding a fairing or windshield can improve wind protection and reduce rider fatigue during long rides.
* Upgrading the seat to a more comfortable aftermarket option can enhance the touring capabilities of the California II.
* Installing a luggage rack or saddlebags provides additional storage space for touring gear and essentials.
Available Accessories and Aftermarket Options:
■ Hard panniers and top cases for increased storage capacity.
■ Windshields and fairings for improved wind protection.
■ Heated grips for enhanced comfort during colder rides.
■ High-performance exhaust systems for improved sound and performance.
■ Custom seats for added comfort and personalized style.
■ Auxiliary lighting kits for increased visibility.
■ Engine guards and crash bars for added protection.
■ Touring screens for reduced wind buffeting.
■ Upgraded suspension components for improved ride quality.
■ Performance air filters and carburetor tuning kits.
■ Upgraded brake components for enhanced stopping power.
■ GPS navigation systems and phone mounts for added convenience.
Owner Reviews and Opinions (Strengths and Weaknesses):
☺ Excellent low-end torque and smooth power delivery.
☺ Comfortable riding position for long-distance touring.
☺ Classic Moto Guzzi styling with a timeless appeal.
☺ Reliability and durability, with many owners reporting trouble-free ownership experiences.
☺ Strong community support and enthusiasts' clubs dedicated to the California II.
☻ Electrical issues reported by some owners.
☻ Carburetor tuning and adjustment may be necessary for optimal performance.
☻ Limited dealer network and availability of parts in some regions.
☻ Some riders may find the motorcycle's weight and size challenging in certain situations.
Repairs That Need to be Carried Out Most Frequently:
→ Regular oil and filter changes.
→ Spark plug replacement.
→ Chain maintenance and lubrication.
→ Brake pad replacement.
→ Cooling system maintenance.
→ Regular valve clearance checks and adjustments.
→ Electrical system troubleshooting and repairs, if necessary.
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