Author Topic: Is there anyway to know what your bike came with? As far as colors etc  (Read 281 times)

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Like a build sheet of an old car typically found on top of the gas tank or under the backseat. Turns out my 1994 ďcali3Ē is NOT a cali 3 but a cali 1100. Someone in past painted it and put wrong decals on it.  I just spoke to the second or 3rd owner.  Once the guy figured it out it was too late and looked good so they went with it! But that makes me wonder if they painted it is there anyway to research the vin and know the original color.  Would the mother goose in mondello have that?





https://rumble.com/v196sab-1994-moto-guzzi-california-1100.html
« Last Edit: June 20, 2022, 08:19:41 PM by Gusable »
1994 California 1100

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Can't remember which model Cal 1100 came with chrome fenders? Mine has carbs, too. Carbs I understand.
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My Internet homework hasnít turned up another blue and cream one like mine.  I guess itís custom?  Looks great to me
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When I look at the sticker under the console lid of  my C4 corvette, or the one under the frunk (hood ) of my 911 , numbers tell all that, but ala, with  Moto Guzzi that is not the case.  Based on the motor # from my bike, I posted in another post,Most likely someone swapped the  motor on your Cali  3 as Guzzi Steve mentioned.
For the rest, you could try contacting Piaggio with your VIN and other info and possibly get some info  on your
bike.
https://wide.piaggiogroup.com/en/articles/garage/moto-guzzi-vintage-how-to-request-documents-from-the-factory-archives/index.html
https://www.motoguzzi.com/it_IT/servizio-clienti/richiedi-documenti/
« Last Edit: June 21, 2022, 09:31:23 PM by guzzista »
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I spoke with one of the previous owners and he said one of the other owners earlier on had the bike painted for whatever reason and that gentleman put on the California three badges by mistake but they clear coated them and they couldnít fix it so he just went with it. So it is an 1100 bike
1994 California 1100

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Thanks for the links!  Ouch! Pricey!
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What does the title say?
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Not much. Correct vin, Moto guzzi california
1994 California 1100

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The eagle looking backwards on the left side of the tank is a Detomaso era thing . They would either run out of left side emblems and use the right side one on both sides or perhaps  just a money saving measure? . Many bikes of the era that used the  eagle decal   have that little quirk. Funny thing is that  when repaints were done , people replicated the backwards eagle...
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I didnít even see the eagle backwards lol
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