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Offline aklawok

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Broke brake light bracket
« on: July 02, 2022, 02:31:48 AM »
 Went on a late night ride yesterday, when I got home I found that the bracket holding the " coffee can" had snapped. Have heard that this is a common problem for the California Vintage, so not surprised.
 Took it apart this morning (not very intuitive) and see how poorly was the design . MG want $245 for replacement, my sphincter ( wallet) said no,no...no!
And I brought it to a local welder who said it can be fixed. Not so sure.
 Has anyone else had any luck repairing one of these?
Will post a pic when I get it back.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2022, 02:58:37 AM by aklawok »
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Re: Broke brake bracket
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2022, 02:44:08 AM »
Welders can work miracles, cosmetics may suffer.

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Re: Broke brake light bracket
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2022, 12:05:03 PM »
A little cheaper in TX but not too much, then shipping.   They made a second one that was so called improved, can't say it's different part number. Have him weld an extra piece of sheet metal on it, they get vibes from swinging fender.
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Offline aklawok

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Re: Broke brake light bracket
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2022, 01:31:40 AM »
I shared this photo of the new and old shape taillight bracket back in 2008 and just found it again.
The old shape broke fairly quickly, the welding held a bit longer but eventually failed.


Ive had no problems with the the new shape. The Cali now has over 71,000 miles of London potholes and speed bumps.

If you plan on keeping the bike, personally, I would get the part while you still can.

thanks for that! will try to have the old one fixed, but not very hopeful.
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Re: Broke brake light bracket
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2022, 01:31:40 AM »

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Re: Broke brake light bracket
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2022, 12:03:55 PM »
EBay listing for tail light bracket. DNK if original or newer , stronger type. No connection to seller, just passing it along. At least the price is right (Guzzi Content)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265762593388?hash=item3de0af5a6c:g:RzsAAOSwZ8himUu1
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Offline aklawok

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Re: Broke brake light bracket
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2022, 12:29:52 AM »
EBay listing for tail light bracket. DNK if original or newer , stronger type. No connection to seller, just passing it along. At least the price is right (Guzzi Content)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265762593388?hash=item3de0af5a6c:g:RzsAAOSwZ8himUu1
SCORE!!! took 2 seconds and bought it ! why this did not show up on my search..do not know! thanks!
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Offline aklawok

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Re: Broke brake light bracket
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2022, 07:31:58 AM »
Good score.
Could you post a picture when you get it?
Id be interested to know if Guzzi has changed the part and if the taillight bracket is an even newer design than the one I got.
at that price either one will do. from the pics. looks to have the gussets/ newer one than my '07. will post pics.
FYI from the fitment listed:
Fitment:
Moto Guzzi, CALIFORNIA CALIFORNIA BLACK EAGLE 1100 (CHASSIS NUMBER PREFIX: ZGUKDM00,ZGUKDU0), 1983-2014, California Black Eagle 1100 (Chassis number prefix: ZGUKDM00,ZGUKDU0), All Countries

Moto Guzzi, CALIFORNIA CALIFORNIA VINTAGE 1100 & ROYAL HASHEMITE COURT (CHASSIS NUMBER PREFIX: ZGUKDU,ZGUKDP,ZGUKDH), 1983-2014, California Vintage 1100 & Royal Hashemite Court (Chassis number prefix: ZGUKDU,ZGUKDP,ZGUKDH), All Countries
« Last Edit: July 05, 2022, 07:34:29 AM by aklawok »
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Re: Broke brake light bracket
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2022, 08:07:24 AM »
When you replace it, whatever you can do to reinforce it and lower the vibration will help prevent it from breaking again.

Some guys with skills and equipment have welded in small angle iron reinforcement; like others have suggested here, I zip tied in a small 1"? piece of coolant hose.
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Re: Broke brake light bracket
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2022, 01:27:23 PM »
I had mine 3d Printed.  IT has held up well to both UV and vibration for past two years.  I may have posted let me do a search to see If I can find pictures.

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Re: Broke brake light bracket
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2022, 09:51:08 PM »
I had mine 3d Printed.  IT has held up well to both UV and vibration for past two years.  I may have posted let me do a search to see If I can find pictures.

After I lost part of my tail light due to the world class frost heaves we have here, I made a support piece out of 1/8" UHMW plastic. It's not laser cut, but used a skill saw on some scrap from one of my sleds; it's commonly used here for the bed of toboggan sleds. Hopefully it'll keep the light attached a while longer. If you don't have a source there, PM me and I'll find you some.




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Offline aklawok

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Re: Broke brake light bracket
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2022, 02:14:56 AM »
After I lost part of my tail light due to the world class frost heaves we have here, I made a support piece out of 1/8" UHMW plastic. It's not laser cut, but used a skill saw with some scrap from one of my sleds, its commonly used here for toboggan sleds. Hopefully it'll keep it together a while longer. If you don't have a source, PM me and I'll send you some.




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I have a boggan next to my guzzi replacing hyfax strips on right now...summer projects...good tip!
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Offline aklawok

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Re: Broke brake light bracket
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2022, 11:24:28 PM »
got replacement bracket today and installed. don't think the new one will break, here is the new/old side to side.



thanks for the help all who contributed.
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