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2003-2005 California clutch

Discussion in 'Loop & Tonti' started by XKC2019, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. XKC2019

    XKC2019 Just got it firing!

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    Hi all, I'm going to be looking at a 2003 California Aluminum this weekend with 9500 miles, seller is asking $3200. I am aware of the issues these bikes have with the valvetrain and triple tree, and know what to look for, but I have not been able to find concrete information on how to tell a single plate clutch from a dual plate clutch through the inspection hole. Does anyone have any pictures that show the difference?
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Remove the rubber plug on the right side of the gearbox housing and look inside. If you see a solid and thick flywheel, you have the dual plate clutch. This is what the thick flywheel looks like. It probably won't have the D and S on it, but there will be an arrow pointing to the front of the bike.

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    XKC2019 Just got it firing!

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    Took it for a test ride today, very impressed. First Guzzi I've ever seen up close. Valvetrain, triple-tree, and clutch recall had all been done. With only 9500 miles I'd imagine the clutch would be brand new. Had brand new tires on it, could still see the little nubs. Probably going to make an offer on it later in the week!
     
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    moparrob Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    Buy it before it is gone. I got my Jackal 3 months ago and love it.
     
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    XKC2019 Just got it firing!

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    Pleased to say that I bought the bike today for $3000, couldn't be happier!

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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I suggest you get some NOJ fork gaiters for the bike. I've never had to replace fork seals on bikes that had them installed. Wait forget the NOJ as they appear to be out of production. I did find similar products doing a web search. The NOJ and similar can be installed without taking the forks off.
     
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