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Cal 1100 Hydraulic Lifter Recall Info

Discussion in 'Loop & Tonti' started by GT-Rx®, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. V700Steve

    V700Steve High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    No metal is a good sign. Success(maybe) even w/o scooter mother superior! You might have an exceptional bike that's oddball perfect w/old rockers and the rest newer stuff. I have never seen one built that way BUT who knows. Keep your paperwork about it & ride till it doesn't. Then peruse the issue w/proof they were wrong. Good Luck, glad it's working out.
     
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    Swordteacher Just got it firing!

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    So my First Guzzi was an 03 cali- stone. It went tits up after I fell in love with it. I am replacing the motor as there are no rebuild kits to be found. Question: will an '01 or '02 motor fit the frame of the '03?
     
  3. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Yes, any EV style engine will fit. Have you checked with Harper's Moto Guzzi for a kit?
     
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    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

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    What does it need? I can't imagine it not being able to be repaired.
     
  5. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Yes, but I would highly recommend a 2006-11 Cal Vin/Black Eagle twin plug engine. Solid lifters and great clutch, but you'll also need the twin plug coils with it. Everything else should be plug and play.
    That said, I do have two ('03 & '04) complete hydraulic cam motors (latest cam updates) that I can sell. Write me direct if interested; Info at GuzziTech.com
     
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    Hydrolastic Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    I checked with Harper's. Kits are now $3000 from Piaggio. I have a feeling more bikes are going to get parted out, since that is the total value of most bikes of this vintage.

    Dave
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    That is crazy. I thought Guzzi was providing the kits and you would be on the hook for labor. That engine from Todd is probably looking pretty good right now.
     
  8. kiwi dave

    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    They were. About 15 years or more ago. How long do you think they should support this issue for?
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    They screwed up, they should continue to support fixing their error.
     
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    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

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    somewhere in the last month it was reported that they still are but you need to find a real dealer to get the ball rolling.
     
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    Hydrolastic Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Are you sure that's for the hydro cam, or the roller cam for the 8V engines?

    Dave
     
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    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

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    Hydrolastic Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Darn - I really was holding out hope for a mystery link or updated tech bulletin somewhere that showed otherwise.
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    It doesn't hurt to ask. You could try going direct to Guzzi in New York. Worth a try and it doesn't cost.
     
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    Bacongrease Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    I called about the recall, the bike I purchased (2004 Stone) records showed it did not have the recall performed. I have no idea why not. The woman at Piaggo said the recall was only for 10 yrs, expired 2017.
    Anyway, she said there have been no issues of cam failure? ? ?
     

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