Motoguzzi California. V1000.
Retrofit – Cafe Racer.
Customer. Mr. Dave Gregory
The Following works entailed. The reworking of the above motorcycle in both form and function. An alternative swingarm has been used , shortening the wheelbase by 3”. The rake angle is decreased by 3 degrees and overall weight has been reduced by 100 lb.
The original plodding California has been turned into a sleek, nimble cafe racer.
Motorcycle: Moto Guzzi V1000 California.
Components purchased by Metal Malarkey
M Unit Motogadget
Battery Varta Mike Pearse
Indicators Bike IT
Handlebar switch gear. St/ st buttons Zodiac
Idiot lights Feked.com
Wiring materials Vehicle wiring
Wiring Phil James
Front wheel Borrani. WM 3/2.15 1840. Ebay
Rear wheel Borrani. WM 3/2.15 1840. Ebay
Front tyre Pirelli. Sport demon. 110/80 18 Cambrian Tyres
Rear tyre Pirelli. Sport demon 110/80 18 Cambrian Tyres
Inner tube Cambrian Tyres
St/st Mudguards. Front and Rear. Wassell
Handlebar grips Wassell
Throttle ass'y. Tommaselli. Veuhill
Speedo. Veglia. Replica. Discovolante
Petrol Tank. Manx short circuit. Aluma craft
Tank cap. Monza. Merlin
Tailpiece. Imola style. Metal Malarkey stock
Seat vinyl. Meadspeed
Swingarm. Motoguzzi M Rumball
Shock absorbers. Hagon
Rear seats. Tarozzi. Discovolante
No Plate First plate
No plate surround Metal Malarkey
Exhaust system Metal Malarkey
Braided hose H&L
Hose fittings St/ st Custom fasteners
Fasteners St/ st Custom fasteners
Air filters Custom fasteners
Petrol taps Wassell
Petrol hose Vehicle wiring
Replacement Bearings throughout Bearing man
Brake discs to suit. M. Rumball
Chassis – Frame. Cut out, blend. Bracketry under seat.
Fabricate gear box stays.
Reposition Battery – utilise centre stand brackets.
Reposition sidestand – utilise centre stand brackets
Rework subframe. Fit tailpiece, mudguard, shock top mounts and seat.
Rework mainframe. Fit petrol tank and electrical components under tank.
Petrol tank mounts, steady and top bosses.
Rework top bottom yokes, headlight brackets, fork brace, footrest hangers, rear master cylinder position.
Exhaust system Metal malarkey
Rework front wheel ass'y to fit Borrani wheel
Rework rear wheel ass'y, torque arm to fit Borrani wheel.
Speedo bracket Metal Malarkey No. plate surround Metal Malarkey
Powder coat satin black
Frame, swingarm, bottom yoke.
Spray satin black.
Exhaust roses, Disc inner
Top Yoke, speedo bracket, headlamp brackets.
Front wheel hub outers, Petrol tank.
Rocker covers, footrest hanger, exhaust system, Rear wheel bevel drive, torque arm.
Wheel rims, No. plate surround.
Complete re-wire incorporating M unit, Metal Malarkey switchgear - Phil James.
Dyno set up.
Final test runs.