• Ciao Guest - You’ve landed at the ultimate Guzzi site. NEW FORUM REGISTRATIONS REQUIRE EMAIL ACTIVATION - CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER - Use the CONTACT above if you need help. ALWAYS TRY A SEARCH BEFORE STARTING A NEW TOPIC - Most questions you may have, have likely been already answered. DON'T BE A DRIVE-BY POSTER: As a common courtesy, check back in and reply within 24 hours, or your post will be deleted. Note there's decades of heavily experienced Guzzi professionals on this site, all whom happily give endless amounts of their VALUABLE time for free; BE COURTEOUS AND RESPECTFUL! Be sure to see our STORE link also above for our 700+ product inventory, including OEM parts and many of our 100% Made-in-SoCal-USA GTM products and engine kits. In SoCal? Click the SERVICE tab above for the best in service, tires, tuning and installation of our products or custom work, and don't miss our GT MotoCycles® (not) art on the BUILDS tab above. WE'RE HERE ONLINE ONLY - NO PHONE CALLS MADE OR RECEIVED - DO NOT EMAIL AND ASK QUESTIONS OR ASK TO CALL YOU.
  • There is ZERO tolerance on personal attacks and ANY HYPERLINKS to PRODUCT(S) or other competing website(s), including personal pages, social media or other Forums. This ALSO INCLUDES ECU DIAGnostic software, questions and mapping. We work very hard to offer commerically supported products and to keep info relevant here. First offense is a note, second is a warning, third time will get you banned from the site. We don't have the time to chase repeat (and ignorant) offenders. This is NOT a social media platform; It's an ad-free, privately funded website, in small help with user donations. Be sure to see our online STORE link above; ALL product purchases help support the site, or you can upgrade your Forum profile or DONATE via the link above.
  • Like the new V100, GuzziTech is full throttle into the future! We're now running on an all-new server and we've updated our Forum software. The visual differences are obvious, but hopefully you'll notice the super-fast speed. If you notice any glitches or have any issues, please post on the Site Support section at the bottom. If you haven't yet, please upgrade your account which is covered in the Site Support section or via the DONATE tab above, which gives you full site access including the DOWNLOADS section. We really appreciate every $ and your support to keep this site ad-free. Create an account, sign in, upgrade your account, and enjoy. See you on the road in 2022.

Cal1400 REGISTRY & Pics thread - ADD YOUR BIKE

GTM®

Administrator
Staff member
GT di Razza Pura
Joined
Jul 1, 2009
Messages
12,957
Location
Malibu
tjgajewski said:
Hi Everyone, Thanks so much for the information board. Fell in love with a Tourer, it's okay because I will learn Italian. Looking forward to touring the Southwest and will probably be heading north in the summer months, too.
Tom, thanks for posting and welcome aboard. I see your close to me, so look forward to meeting you one day. If I can be of any help with service or related, happy to be of help.
If you wouldn't mind posting your VIN# and Date of Purchase along with the purchasing dealer, would be great.
 

dancoll

Just got it firing!
Joined
Apr 20, 2014
Messages
12
Location
North Wales, PA
Just picked up my new baby yesterday, Looking to spend a lot of time with her. :D
 

Attachments

  • 10155352_2209491964598_5052039154315306980_n.jpg
    10155352_2209491964598_5052039154315306980_n.jpg
    154.4 KB · Views: 930

GTM®

Administrator
Staff member
GT di Razza Pura
Joined
Jul 1, 2009
Messages
12,957
Location
Malibu
dancoll said:
Just picked up my new baby yesterday, Looking to spend a lot of time with her. :D
Congrats Dan, you're going to love it. Thanks for the info for the Registry as well, just added to the first post here.
 

MGuzzi

Just got it firing!
Joined
Mar 27, 2009
Messages
7
Location
NH
More pics.... the Cali riding Maine Coast...
 

Attachments

  • photo(23).JPG
    photo(23).JPG
    500.3 KB · Views: 902
  • photo(24).JPG
    photo(24).JPG
    683.9 KB · Views: 902

mmcwhitehead

Just got it firing!
Joined
Jun 30, 2011
Messages
5
Location
Everett, PA
California Touring 1400, Color: Ambassador Black, DOP 04/17/14, VIN:
ZGULVC001EM111900, from Freedom Powersports, Everett, PA.
 

Attachments

  • Cali_1400_Tour_DSC1844.JPG
    Cali_1400_Tour_DSC1844.JPG
    658.7 KB · Views: 750

Fanbelt

Just got it firing!
GT Contributor
Joined
May 9, 2014
Messages
5
Location
The Woodlands, TX
Guys:

I am new to the site but got my California Custom last Sept. from MPH in Houston. So far no issues and about 4000 miles on the clock. I'm loving the bike, feels like a lot more power than what it dynos at. Plenty of snort for an old guy.

I spent the afternoon checking the valve clearances, just like my old R1100GS only easier and no oil drops to the floor. More later.

Mike B
 

Attachments

  • 20131108_125544.jpg
    20131108_125544.jpg
    354 KB · Views: 638

mikeaedmonds

Tuned and Synch'ed
Joined
Jun 6, 2014
Messages
98
Location
Victoria, BC
Here's a good story.

Little background about myself, i grew up riding dirt bikes of all sorts, 20 yrs later i decided it was time to buy a bike. I wanted to start riding again on something that would give me a challenge and test my 20 yr inactivity. I picked up a 99 Honda cbr600 for very little and it all came back, riding that is. After over 1 yr i decided i wanted something different as riding ability was of no concern to me anymore.
Enter the Moto Guzzi, I visited the local shops here, Victoria BC Canada, and just didnt see anything that caught my eye. After many visits to the shops, one shop had a new Griso, i fell in love right away, only my very short inseam said no way too short.
After seeing the Griso i researched the Moto Guzzi brand, when i seen the California touring i knew without even sitting on the bike that was the one, no Harley for me. Back to the shop i went, i was told by the shop, "you will have to pay 5k CAD non-refundable" just to get the bike here and by the way our mechanics have not done the Guzzi course so there would be limited troubleshooting skills if required. Needless to say, i didnt plunk down my 5k, not a warm fuzzy feeling from the dealer.
About 2 weeks later i was scouring the local bike-for-sale ads and i see a 2014 California touring. I call the guy and arranged a visit, he was a 2 hours drive from me here on Vancouver Island. I knew i wanted the bike so i decided to go cash in hand.
I get to the guy's home and he starts tells me this is his dream bike after riding for more than 50yrs, I had a good hour chat with him, he was told by his Doctor that he cant ride anymore due to a failing heart. I felt very sorry for him, and felt his pain. However, he accepted his Doctor's wishes and needed to sell his bike.
We agreed on 14900CAD as the bike had just 2k kilometers and had just been for first service in Vancouver. I could not contain the smile as i counted out 14900 as new cost over 19000CAD.

Long story, i know, this is how i got my "New Baby".
 

Attachments

  • Cal14T-MikeEdmonds.jpg
    Cal14T-MikeEdmonds.jpg
    133.4 KB · Views: 476

ghezzi

High Miler
GT Contributor
Joined
Jul 7, 2011
Messages
836
Location
Brisbane
When this bike first hit the market I said "Yuk".
Too fat, too heavy, too low. Yep, its all yukky for me.

I've been sporterizing Cali's or tourifying Le Mans's for years, see my avatar.
My current hate is the fact that Bella has the same block/crank case as a MKIII Le Mans, but feels/looks twice the size.

However, every time I sit on the 14, it fits. I dare not ride it. Bella is too hacked up to go serious touring.
Somewhere in the future when a better selection of sporty type tyres are available, and longer rear shocks are available, I will get me one and put it on a diet and tighten it up, me thinks.
 

slowpoke69

Just got it firing!
Joined
Jun 8, 2014
Messages
3
Location
Woodbury, NJ
tjgajewski said:
Hi Everyone,

Thanks so much for the information board. Fell in love with a Tourer, it's okay because I will learn Italian. Looking forward to touring the Southwest and will probably be heading north in the summer months, too.

Tom
DAMN that's purty! Plus it looks like a cop bike, I bet people move over when you get behind them!
 

jimmy4765

Just got it firing!
Joined
Sep 9, 2013
Messages
3
Location
Norwalk
2014 Mercury Grey Custom. She came with the lights and windscreen. Drove 7 hours one way to pick her up! Would have rode her home but it was 12° outside and still over a foot of snow on the ground so I sissied out! What an awesome machine!

Jimmy4765 Cal14C1

Jimmy4765 Cal14C2
 
Last edited by a moderator:

GTM®

Administrator
Staff member
GT di Razza Pura
Joined
Jul 1, 2009
Messages
12,957
Location
Malibu
Congrats Jimmy, and thanks for posting the pics. Love to get your VIN# and related for the Registry. Looks like you have a fun year ahead once the snow melts!
 

Bouts

Tuned and Synch'ed
Joined
Jul 10, 2014
Messages
73
Location
Montreal
Cali Touring, picked up on Saturday, 12 July. Replacing my 06 Kawasaki Concours (now for sale). Purchased after a MG Demo Day ride on a Custom. I'm loving the ride and as I get used to the bike, the better it's becoming!!

Bouts Cal14T
 

Fast1400

Tuned and Synch'ed
Joined
Jul 19, 2014
Messages
62
Location
Maine
Customized Mercury Grey Custom, ordered from Seacoast SportCycle in NH April 2013 and picked up in August.
According to VIN# ZGULVC010EM112013 , its a 2014 model.

Fast1400
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Yarvis

Cruisin' Guzzisti
GT Contributor
Joined
Jul 3, 2010
Messages
105
Location
NYC
Yarvis Torres D.O.P July 24, 2013 from Fast By Ferracci in Willows Grove, PA. Live in NYC. Vin is ZGULVC000EM111595 Tried to upload a pic but being denied. Trying to get as much info as possible concerning the bike, maybe find someone in my area who owns one and knows his/her way around the bike? Good to meet you all!
 

Tuono

Tuned and Synch'ed
Joined
Jul 31, 2011
Messages
56
Location
Toowoomba
Thought time for some pics, changed mirrors and got rid of the indicators down near the headlight.
Adjusted the shields at the agostini's, 18mm relocation of lower screw.
DSCN1516
DSCN1517

Regards Tuono
 

Yarvis

Cruisin' Guzzisti
GT Contributor
Joined
Jul 3, 2010
Messages
105
Location
NYC
Thought time for some pics, changed mirrors and got rid of the indicators down near the headlight.
Adjusted the shields at the agostini's, 18mm relocation of lower screw.
View attachment 6850
View attachment 6851

Regards Tuono

Hello!
LOve your exhaust, wish it came polished like the rest of the system though. Can the cans be polished? How do you like them and what are you using for a fuel manager? What exactly did you do to the shields?
 

steveford

Tuned and Synch'ed
GT Famiglia
Joined
Oct 28, 2008
Messages
50
Location
Vancouver, WA
Hi Todd,
Sorry this has taken so long to get you my registry info, but maybe knowing I've got 70000 miles on my Touring will give me a break. Here's my info.
2014 California Touring purchased on 5-17-2013
Purchased at Moto Guzzi Portland, Portland Ore.
Vin ZGULVC005EM111608

10352139_10203551261215365_1297282462998455555_n.jpg
 
Last edited:

wissing

Tuned and Synch'ed
GT Contributor
Joined
May 21, 2014
Messages
25
Location
Alexandria, VA
Frank Wissing Madsen
California 1400 Touring (black)
Purchased June 12, 2014 from Europa Macchina, Lewisberry, PA
ZGULVC005EM112015
My location: Washington, DC
 

Tuono

Tuned and Synch'ed
Joined
Jul 31, 2011
Messages
56
Location
Toowoomba
Yarvis; bike needs a wash and polish, as for the shields relocated lower screw 18mm to reduce gap at the ago's

Regards
Tuono
 

Tuono

Tuned and Synch'ed
Joined
Jul 31, 2011
Messages
56
Location
Toowoomba
Comfort saddle #2S000063 fitted, happy pillion.
Saddle came with strap fitted, not as shown on the Cali accessory listing

DSCN1529
DSCN1531

Regards

Tuono
 
Top