California II '82

 

Specifications

Brand:
Type:
Year of prod.:
Milage:
Cilindercap.:
Carburators:
Air filter:

Moto Guzzi
California II
1982
10010 km (in april 2011)
948 cc, standard cylinders
Dell'Orto VHB 30 (2)
original

Exhaust:

Lafranconi

Tank  (total/reserve):

25 liters total of which ... liter reserve

Tires:

Rim:
front : WM3 2.15"x18"
rear  : WM3 2.15"x18"

Tire size:
front : 110/90 R18
rear  : 120/90 R18

Tire experience over the years:

As I bought the bike, it came with Bridgestone Batlax BT45 at front and rear. The front tyre was at its end and had the typical sporty wear of a tyre at to low pressure. The sides were worn off. At normal tyre pressure the tyre has a pointy shape that influences the steering characteristics. The bike kind of "falls" in the corner. I have had similar riding behaviour with the LeMansII, but at the LeMansII, it feels like increased handling, whereas it feels like instability on the California II.

From experience with the Michelin Pilot Active front tyre on the Le Mans II, I knew that it gives more cornering stability and a more precise steering behaviour with reduced handling. So I thought of changing the worn Bridgestone by the Pilot Active. This was a good choice.

The rear end still has the pretty good Bridgestone Batlax BT45. I will kkeep it at a little higher pressure for this 270kg heavy bike. Right now (on dry surface) it behaves completely to my satisfaction. At 115.000 km also Pilot Active Rear. I replaced both tyres around 125.000km with still quite some profile left. I needed new ones for an autumn trip with possible bad weather.

Modifications

Adjustments

 

 

Maintenance

C= Controle/Check; R = Replace; X = Adjust

KM-stand (x 1000)

110

115

120

125

125

129

131

139

 

2011-04

 

 

2012-09

2013-04

2013-09

2014-05

2014-10

Engine oil (liters)

R : 2.5 Castrol 10w40

 

 

R: 2.5 Valvoline 10w40

 

C

R

R: 2.5 Valvoline 10w40

Oil filter

R

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

Air filter

R

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

Valves

C

 

C

 

X

X

 

 

Bougies check/replace

C

 

C

R

C

C

 

C

Ignition timing

X

X

C

 

X

C

 

X

Carb vacuum

 

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

Tires (FR/RR)

FR Mich
Pilot Active
110/90R18

RR Mich
Pilot Active
120/90R18

 

Mich
Pilot Active FR/RR

 

 

 

RR Mich
Pilot Active
120/90R18

Wheelbearings

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

End-Gearing oil (0,25l)

R

 

R

 

 

 

R

 

Gearbox oil (0,75l)

R

 

 

 

 

 

X(0,05l )

 

Bolts and Nuts

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

Fork oil replacement

X

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

Brakepads front (hand)

R

 

 

 

C

 

R

 

Brakepads front (foot)

R

 

 

 

C

 

C(+)

 

Brakepad rear

C

 

 

 

C

 

C(+)

 

Brakefluid

R

 

 

 

C

 

R

 

Stahlfex brakehoses

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

Brakediscs front

New 2x5.7mm

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

Harmonica's frontfork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throttlecables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev-cable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support bearing  kruiskoppeling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clutch Assembly (small splines, new system)

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

Exhaust muffler L/R

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. shock Cartridge (Bitubo)

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

Compression Left [bar]

 

 

 

12.0

 

11.5

 

 

Compression Right [bar]

 

 

 

12.1

 

11.2

 

 

 

 

Experience

 

Fuel consumption:

 

 

maximum [l/100km]

:

5,57

minimum  [l/100km]

:

4,8

average   [l/100km]

:

 5.25

Tyre life:

 

 

Front [1/km]

Rear [1/km]

::

15.000km Mich.Pilot Active [3.5mm left]
10.000km Mich.Pilot Active [3.5mm left]

Brakepads live:

 

 

Front handbrake [km]
Front footbrake  [km]
Rear footbrake   [km]

:::

25.000 (estimated)
...000 km
...000 km

Oil consumption:

 

 

Engine SAE10W40

:

1: little

Gearbox Castrol SAF SAE90 

:

1: nihil

Gearing Castrol SAF SAE90

:

1: nihil

Performance:

Topspeed [km/h]

:

not exceeded 165km/h (on GPS)

0-100 [s]

:

 

Power [bhp]

:

55

Torque [Nm]

:

 

Actieradius [km]

:

around 400 km

 

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