Baldrick has the California rebuilt. Await the delivery to see if there is no more knocking noise from the engine

Above is the Moto Guzzi California II in Baldricks workshop. After all my work of repairng the bike and renewing so many components. The bike was on the road but made a knocking noise. Baldrick stripped the bike as I had spent so much time rebuilding the bike from parked up for seven years. I felt I did not want to take apart again. It … Continue reading Baldrick has the California rebuilt. Await the delivery to see if there is no more knocking noise from the engine

One cylinder firing with Lucas Rita Electronic Ignition Kit. CDI problems with starting up after 7 years

All the parts are here for the California. Only the seat is to be fitted but as I have tried to start the bike I was amazed and deflated. After fitting new fuel taps, petcocks as they was leaking. New fuel pipe and connecting up. Turned the key over and the Moto Guzzi California II started up. Amazed as it started so quickly. Although it … Continue reading One cylinder firing with Lucas Rita Electronic Ignition Kit. CDI problems with starting up after 7 years

New seat for the Moto Guzzi California II 2 Welding and powder coated

The pictures below are in stages. Most recently Lee has finished the seat off with a new covering and the original foam. The seat was welded by Dave Cross (thanks Dave lovely work) and was finished with a powder coat by Francis at adept powder coating at Thornton Heath. It shows how much work it takes to bring a bike back on the road. As … Continue reading New seat for the Moto Guzzi California II 2 Welding and powder coated

Meccano or Lego for adults. The Dellorto vhbt 30c carburettors are back together

The Moto Guzzi California II vhbt30c carbs are back together and I have to say a big thank you to Greg http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dellorto_setting_the_float_height_on__carburetors.html and Charlie http://www.AntietamClassicCycle.com. They helped me with their diagrams and experience on how to set up the carburettors. I found one of my floats twisted slightly and had to adjust by a few mm. The floats are good to set up as they … Continue reading Meccano or Lego for adults. The Dellorto vhbt 30c carburettors are back together

Fuel taps or Fuel petcocks cleaned by Ultrasonic cleaner with the carburettors

The fuel taps and carburettors are away being cleaned by Chris Clayden who is using an ultrasonic cleaner to immerse the items. This seems to be the best way to clean the dellorto vhbt 30 c    carburettor and fuel pet cocks, (fuel cocks or fuel valves). The gentle process of calvitation bubbles lifting the dirt away from the aluminium without any damage. The ability to … Continue reading Fuel taps or Fuel petcocks cleaned by Ultrasonic cleaner with the carburettors

Dellorto vhbt 30 c carburettors overhaul and renew from the Guzzi California II

The carburettors dellorto vhbt 30 c are taken apart and now in process of buying new parts for them. The bike leaked from comments with the previous owner. So new needle valve and seats are needed. The floats also will have to be checked when reassembled. There are a variety of sizes from checking on the sites for replacements and the Moto Guzzi California II … Continue reading Dellorto vhbt 30 c carburettors overhaul and renew from the Guzzi California II