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Post by 1150GS » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:26 pm


Hi,     I've just parted with £25 & become a member. This Sunday I became the owner of a '93 Cali' 3.Scanning through the forums, it seemed a good idea to join.I live in Eastleigh, just outside of Southampton. I should add that I first noticed Guzzis in the early '70's. Rafferty Newmans in Portsmouth had a Guzzi S3  in their shop, I ended up with a CZ175I've always wanted a Guzzi, recently it became too much for me, so though never having ridden one, I bit the bullet, looked at a bike on EBAY, put in one bid, and won by 2pFront mudguard has rusted in the usual place, dip, main, neutral light don't work. More annoyingly, the trip meter doesn't work either. The 10ths of miles roll over, but that's it.


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Post by Cali Man » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:41 pm

Welcome
Hope to see you at the Bold Forester.
The Cali 3 is a good bike- I've had mine for about 9 years now. No real problems. Anything you want to know then please ask.

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Post by 1150GS » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:07 pm

Ah, just found the earlier post about where this is.
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Post by 1150GS » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:15 pm

Nearly fainted when I realized that the spin on oil filter lives inside the sump

Stupid question time Dipstick has two horizontal mouldings on it, assuming these are top & bottom levels.

Took the dual brake reservoir cover off, fluid is a dubious dirty colour.

Is there a correct procedure for bleeding the front & rear brake, or more likely, just go for it? Nothing to be wary of?

I've just removed the seat, hmmm, held in with a cap head bolt, looks as if originally there was a lock.

Sprayed the relay connections with ACF50.

The R/H side panel is cracked around the screw holes.

Thought it wasn't going to start, I had the sidestand down.

Headlamp, how does the black plastic fitting at the back come off? is
this where the Headlight bulb is changed from? or does the front have to
come off? hope note, as there is a rivet in one of the two holes, other
has a screw there.

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Post by 1150GS » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:59 am

Not sure if my bike has electronic ignition or contact breakers! I don't even know where they would live. Is there a quick way of finding out?

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Post by Chris950s » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:06 am

Welcome, let the webmaster know your membership number, forum ID and other personal information (see http://www.motoguzziclub.co.uk/forum/fo ... p?TID=6016 ) and you will be upgraded to full member status on the forum.
 
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Post by 1150GS » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:45 pm

Action completed Chris. 

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Post by Cali Man » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:25 pm

Hi there
 
If your Cali is the same as mine (mine was registered in Feb '94) then it has electronic ignition.
 
Nothing trickey about beeding the brakes unless you let the reservoir run out of fluid.
 
Headlamp is removed by undoing the two bolts, one on either side. To change the bulb just need to take off the rim(small screw at the bottom of the chrome ring).
 
To change the oil filter need to drop the sump after undoing the 18 allen bolts. If you have the sump extension then you will also need two sump gaskets.
 
Hope this helps.

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Post by 1150GS » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:46 pm

Thanks.

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