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Cal1400 REGISTRY & Pics thread - ADD YOUR BIKE

Garwood

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Always fun seeing our friend @Garwood - he rode down from Wyoming for a PC-V tweak (well, and to see his daughter). Safe travels Gar.

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Well, while I did see my daughter while in Southern Cal, my primary reason for coming was to have Todd "smooth off the rough edges" on the PC V and Autotune. And he really did! I always think the bike is running pretty well and then Todd hooks up the magic laptop and things improve further. Now it is really running like a champ and it's getting 3 to 4 more mpg on the highway, which is a big deal out here in the empty parts of the west. It's always a pleasure dealing with Todd! IMG_20180916_093445127_HDR.jpg
 

groundhog105

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Well, while I did see my daughter while in Southern Cal, my primary reason for coming was to have Todd "smooth off the rough edges" on the PC V and Autotune. And he really did! I always think the bike is running pretty well and then Todd hooks up the magic laptop and things improve further. Now it is really running like a champ and it's getting 3 to 4 more mpg on the highway, which is a big deal out here in the empty parts of the west. It's always a pleasure dealing with Todd!View attachment 15627
Agree. Todd is a great resource.
 

Kevin Ballowe

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2017 California Touring
Purchased May, 2018
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GTM®

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Purchased May, 2018
Congrats and welcome Kevin. Appreciate the pics too... mind posting your VIN# and the rest of the info for the first post of this thread? Just add as a reply below.
 

ScottES

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Hi, I'm a new owner of the 2014 California 1400 Touring (model with ABS).
I thought on certain mods to the bike, since for now, I will not be able to ride it for some time (health problem). First I decided to research things that require my attention and as a part of my research registered on your folks forum. So, here's my project.
1. I wanted to replace my headlight with a Daymaker LED, or a similar less expensive yet quality alternative.
2. Wanted to find out what's so special about wave rotors compared to the regular drilled brake discs. Can one really feel the difference when you install them? Do they need a kind of special pads to work with?
3. What's the best way to protect chrome elements from scratches? What do you folks use to maintain chrome pieces on the bike?
I appreciate any comments on these questions.
Regards,
Scott

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Kevin Ballowe

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We also have a California Touring 1400

1. Ours has a great headlight. And factory spots. Haven't even thought of replacing it with something else
2. Brakes are very good. Not sure how to improve on that. Brembo's. How can that be bad?
3. I don't know how one would protect chrome from scratches, other than to be careful and tape everything up or cover itwhen working on the bike. First thing that we do with a new bike is to clean it and then put a couple coats of wax

Congratulations on your new bike !

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GTM®

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Hi, I'm a new owner of the 2014 California 1400 Touring
Congrats and welcome. Do post your VIN# and related info for the first post of this thread.

Your questions are covered by Kevin above, but if you look around some on the posts here on the Forum, you'll get other info. Only way to protect cosmetic chrome is with a 3M type clear tape made for that application. Amazon carries it.
 

roadventure

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Scott, I suspect you have a 1400 Custom, not a Touring. It has touring equipment added, but the external oil reservoirs for the rear shocks suggest to me it's a Custom.

Scott,

Agreed. You have a "Custom" with saddlebags other accessories added. I also have a 2014 Custom, dressed out as a "Touring". I agree with other's comments:

1) headlight is great!
2) brakes are great!

Ride is for 10,000 miles. If you still think you need to change the headlight and brake rotor style, go for it! My bet is that you'll look for other ways to spend your money. :)
 

ScottES

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I appreciate the warm welcome, folks. Also, thanks for taking your time to reply the noob questions.

1. As for the light, I guess I will just try replacing my bulb with something like Sylvania Silverstar or some good Philips bulb then. Since if everyone says the light is cool and it's pointless to look for something better, I believe I jut got the bike with a cheap bulb installed.

2. I am happy about the brakesI have, I was just wondering what is so special about wave rotors and why some people are so crazy about them. I was not going to install anything new, at least now, when mine are still okay.

3. About that chrome. It's just me being too picky about small things. Hate when something looks scratched, you know. So thought of a kind of protection to keep the chrome in good condition...
 
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Dan Brooks

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If you own a Custom or Tour, please post in this thread (or send me your info direct email) and I'll add you to the database below.

MGX-21

VIN#ZGULCUA08HM000064 - Salvage - Newburgh, NY
VIN#ZGULCUA07HM000072 - @keeft-mgx - Sterling, MA - D.O.P. 9.16 @Seacoast Sport NH - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULCUA05HM00099 - @zacreybnt - Henderson, NV - D.O.P. 10.17 - Pic HERE

Eldo:

VIN#ZGULVC025GM200065 - @derider - Alberta CAN - D.O.P. 8.14.17 @Echo Cycle - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC022GM200086 - @FrankZ - Pittsburgh, PA - D.O.P. 6.25.16 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC02XGM200093 - Phil H @Eldo1400 - Hollywood, CA - D.O.P. 3.4.17 @PCH Powersports in MDR - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC026GM2000107 - @Mrmerlin - Philly, PA - D.O.P. ? - Pics HERE
VIN#ZGULVC020GM200118 - Salvage - Fresno, CA - O.O. ?
VIN# ZGULPT007GM200139 - @Mr Clifton - Pleasanton CA - D.O.P. 6.7.18 @ OC Moto Costa Mesa - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVB008FM200200 - @Uss - Melbourne - D.O.P. 9.16
VIN#ZGULVB005FM200218 - John Long - S Oz - D.O.P. 11.15 @Garage Motorcycles, Strathalbyn, SA - Pics HERE
VIN#ZGULVB000FM200238 - @Meldrew - Peterborough, UK - D.O.P. 10.20.18 - O.O. ? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULV025GM200258 - @Garwood - Buffalo, WY - D.O.P. 5.24.17 - Pic HERE

Audace:

VIN#ZGULCU000GM200002 - SALVAGE - Indianapolis, IN - 8.18
VIN#ZGULCU000GM200028 - Jim Alvarez - Dana Point, CA - D.O.P. ?
VIN#ZGULCU000GM200033 - @Dicky6 - City?, MA - D.O.P. 10.17 @ Seacoast Sport Cycle, Derry, NH - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULC001XHM200053 - @Henrik L - South Sweden - D.O.P. 7.26.18 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULCU000GM200078 - @brche’s wife - N Vancouver, BC - D.O.P. ? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULCU009GM200080 - @janusz - Toronto ON CAN - D.O.P. 5.6.16 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULCU004GM200083 - @brche - N Vancouver, BC - D.O.P. ? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULCU003GM200107 - @Joe Chandler - Savannah, GA - D.O.P. 10.18 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULC0001FM200162 - @bounty320i - Dubai - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULCU007GM200045 - @CCosby - Central VA - D.O.P. ?
VIN#ZGULCU000GM200209 - @BCarnage - Portland, OR - D.O.P. 4.4.18 @ aprilliamotoguzziportland - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULC000XFM200239 - Jimmy T @ConceptOne - Singapore @Mah Motors - D.O.P. 12.12.15 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULC0007FM200263 - @MarkV - Perth, W. AUS - D.O.P. 9.2.15 - @Thunderbike Motorcycles - Pic HERE


Custom
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VIN#ZGULV0028DM111195 - @rudylexus - Oostende, Belgium- 1.14 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC017EM111201 - Eric Rummler (Trout) - Gainesville, FL - D.O.P. 12.14.13 @Elk Grove PS
VIN#ZGULVC013EM111230 - Sold to Dave Gale - GuzziGander.com 8.15 - O.O.: GT-Rx® - Malibu, CA - D.O.P. 2.12.14 @Munroe Motors SF - Pic above
VIN#ZGULVC01XEM111242 - Marcus H. - NH - D.O.P. 12.28.13 @SeaCoast - Pic below
VIN#ZGULVC018EM111255 - Dave Gale - Marina Del Ray, CA - D.O.P. 5.6.13 @Pro Italia
VIN#ZGULVC011EM111257 - David Heverin (Roadventure) - Bel Air, MD - D.O.P. 10.27.14 - Pics HERE
VIN# ZGULVC012EM111266 - @Dropinparts - Matthews, NC - D.O.P. 10.14 @Matthews Fun Machines - D.O.P. 10.14 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC014EM111270 - Joseph Elkins - Ellijay, GA - D.O.P. 3.13.14 - Pics HERE
VIN#ZGULVC014EM111334 - @Zazu - Ottawa, Ontario CAN - D.O.P. ? - Pic HERE
VIN# ZGULV0024DM111341 - Trevor Adams @TLA - Melbourne, AUS - D.O.P. 12.15 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC016EM111447 - Alec - Salem, OR
VIN#ZGULVC010EM111458 - Keith Beaumont (Travcoman) - Pensacola, FL - D.O.P. 2.22.14 @BMW Motorcycles of Pensacola - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC015EM111665 - Joe Meyers - Scramento, CA - D.O.P. 11.13
VIN#ZGULVC012EM111672 - Mike Prentice - Austin, TX - D.O.P. 12.23.13 @AF1 Racing
VIN#ZGULV0021DM111779 - J. Murden - Melbourne, Victoria - D.O.P. 6.14.13 @motoguzzi City
VIN#ZGULV0025DM111820 - O.O. ? - @Raymond Wijnands - Westoverledingen, Germany - D.O.P. ?.17 - Pics HERE
VIN#ZGULV002XDM111909 - @Rickhinnz - Auckland, NZ - D.O.P. ? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULV0028DM111911 - @demo1400 - QLD - D.O.P. 9.14 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC010EM111928 - Rob Hegedus @RHegedus - Rockwood, Ontario Canada - D.O.P. 1.13.04 @Two Wheel Motorsport in Guelph, Ont.
VIN#ZGULVC012EM111963 - @CBJoe - Indianapolis, IN - D.O.P. 3.21.15 @ now defunct C&D Motorsports, IL - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC015EM112010 - @SirRalliart - Richmond, TX - D.O.P. 3.14.15 @MPHCycles - Pics HERE
VIN#ZGULVC010EM112013 - @Fast1400 - Seacoast SportCycle, NH - D.O.P. 8.13 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC010EM112125 - @mrvman - Texas - D.O.P. 04.15 - Pics HERE
VIN#ZGULVC011EM200004 - Michael Craig @LuftWolf - Raleigh, NC - D.O.P. 2.5.15 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC016EM200015 - @sir fred - Western NY - D.O.P. 6.17.15 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC01XEM200017 - @buzglyd - Carlsbad, CA - @GP Motorcycles - D.O.P. 5.15
VIN#ZGULVC018EM200047 - Jeff Hinshaw @GFMCO - Colorado Springs, CO - D.O.P. 12.15 @Escondido Guzzi, CA
VIN#ZGULVC013EM200070 - Paul J. Crowe @blakbird - Atlanta, GA - D.O.P. 4.9.16 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC017EM200072 - @Nu2Guzzi - S.E. WI - D.O.P. 4.16
VIN#ZGULVC013EM200084 - @hcuellart - Atlanta, GA - D.O.P. 8.16 - Pic HERE

Tour:

VIN#ZGULCB002HM000065 - @caswain - Cleveland, UK - D.O.P. ? - Pics HERE
VIN#ZGULCUB01HM000129 - Michael J Maassen @Michael Joseph - Chilliwack BC - D.O.P. ? - PIc HERE
VIN#ZGULVA026DM111256 - @Gary John - Newcastle, AUS - D.O.P. ? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC006EM111570 - @britman - City?, VA - D.O.P. 6.21.18 - O.O. Don Bowen - Newnan, GA - Pics HERE
VIN#ZGULVC007EM111576 - Salvage - SoCal - O.O.?
VIN#ZGULVC008EM111599 - @Dan Dicker - Great Neck, NY - D.O.P. 4.16
VIN#ZGULVA028DM111686 - @jupiter41 -Geneva, Switzerland - D.O.P. ? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC001EM111606 - Rudy Gallucci (Abbienormal) - Niles, OH - D.O.P. 2.8.14 - O.O. Ruberto Munoz - Lexington, KY - O.D.O.P. 6.8.13
VIN#ZGULVC005EM111608 - Steve Ford - Vancouver, WA - D.O.P 5.7.13 @moto Guzzi Portland, OR - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC006EM111617 - Mike Edmonds - Vancouver BC Canada - D.O.P. ? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC000EM111631 - @WroomWroom - San Jose, CA - D.O.P. 6.14 @Elk Grove Pwrspts - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC009EM111806 - Roy Uwe Rojas Wahl - Teaneck, NJ - D.O.P. 6.5.13 @guzzi Brooklyn
VIN#ZGULVC001EM111900 - Jeff Whitehead - Everett, PA @Freedom Powersports - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC001EM111914 - Joe LeFevre - Austin, TX @AF1 - D.O.P. 6.4.14
VIN#ZGULVC005EM112015 - Frank Wissing Madsen - Washington, DC - D.O.P. 6.12.14 @Europa Macchina, Lewisberry, PA
VIN#ZGULVC001EM112030 - @sgl0226 - Charlotte, NC - D.O.P. 5.15 @Matthews Fun Machines - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC007EM112050 - @Chet Van Aken - Meridian, MS - D.O.P. 5.15 @Sloan's Murfreesboro TN - No Pic
VIN#ZGULVC009EM112051 - @chrisjoffe - Atlanta, GA - D.O.P. ? -- O.O.: Thomas Gajewski - Tarzana, California - D.O.P. 2.22.14 @Thousand Oaks
VIN#ZGULVC001EM112061 - Dan Coll - North Wales, PA - D.O.P. 4.19.14 @FBF - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC001EM200088 - @Motorcop - City?, MI - D.O.P. 8.18 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC00XEM112169 - Thomas Gajewski - Tarzana, California - D.O.P. 2.22.14 @Thousand Oaks
VIN#ZGULVC006EM112217 - Jay S. - Claremont, CA - D.O.P. ?
VIN#ZGULVC00XEM112219 - @mgibson61611 - Robinson, IL - D.O.P. 8.26.15 @ C&D Motorsports- Pic HERE -- SALVAGE 8.18
VIN#ZGULVC009EM112227 - @rslezak - Town?, R.I. - D.O.P. 5.16 @Moto International, Seattle - Pics HERE
VIN#ZGULVC00XEM112317 - @Mark Fechtel - Surprise, AZ - D.O.P. 10.15 @ RideNow Euro, Chandler, AZ
VIN#ZGULVA024DM112382 - Per Nordin - Sweden - D.O.P. ?
VIN#ZGULVC001EM200009 - Burak Ataman - Surrey BC Canada - D.O.P. 2.25.2015 @ Pacific Motorsports - Pics HERE
VIN#ZGULVA028EM200045 Hugh Jones @UpTopRunner - Perth, Western Australia - D.O.P. ? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVA023EM200048 - Craig Pinkstone @redrock - Mackay Queensland Australia - D.O.P. ? Brisbane Moto Guzzi - Pic HERE
VIN: ZGULCUB08HM2000077 - @Kevin Ballowe - Villa Ridge, MS - D.O.P. 5.10.18 @ Flying Tiger Motorcycles - Maplewood (St. Louis) Missouri - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVA02XEM200080 - Ross Anderson @Rosscoe674 - Encounter Bay, South AUS - D.O.P. 1.29.16
VIN#ZGULVC004EM200120 - @Vintagehoarder - La Grange, KY - D.O.P. 6.11.15 @Cadre Cycle Moto Guzzi of Cincinnati - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC007EM200130 - @dennisj - S. New Jersey - D.O.P. ?
VIN#ZGULVC000EM200146 - @Martin DG - Laval, Quebec, Canada - 05.11.18 - O.O.? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC000FM200150 - @CCRider - Toronto - D.O.P. 3.16 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULCB007HM200160- Phil Downard @MrZxp - Whangaparaoa, NZ D.O.P. 6.17 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC00XFM200169 - Bill Peterson @MotorGoose - Denver, CO - D.O.P. 9.17 - O.O. ? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVE004FM200180 - @shawn - Singapore - D.O.P 8.4.16 @Mah Motors - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGULVC001FM200187 - @PeterV - Seacoast Derry, NH - D.O.P. ?
VIN#ZGULVC004FM200197 - @Ed Smith - Rangeley, ME - D.O.P. 1.5.16 @Seacoast Sport Cycle - Pic HERE
VIN# ? - Pete Roper, USA bike - D.O.P.?
VIN# ? - SOLD - O.O.: Mike Tibiero - Arlington, VA - D.O.P?
Riding off with my new California on 5-17-13
VIN# ? - Charles Thompson - Cape Town, South Africa - D.O.P.?
VIN# ? - Dave Lemieux - Attleboro, MA - D.O.P.?
 
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