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The OP has made a nice job of getting his bike the way he likes it. ๐Ÿ‘

That said, one man's meat is another man's poison and many will not like what I am doing to a Cali 3 at the moment but for me?................................๐Ÿ˜


I have 2 Calis and love the footboards as well as the standard high bars. 

Travelled all over Europe on the 1100i and it has been very comfortable .

My Cali 3 had a great big ugly oblong lamp on it but that was dispatched along with the tank, seat, mudguards and side panels when I started to modify it to get what I wanted out of it and have it in a style that suited my thoughts.

My Cali 1100i remains totally stock and I even love the standard twin rear lamps.

Cali 3 work in progress from this


To This.






Cali 1100i will always remain like this






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I love what you've done so far Tarquin. My Cali III is undergoing a similar transformation. From where did you source the seat? Have you replaced the wiring looms, my bike was originally a LAPD version and the looms have been altered so many times I'm contemplating remaking them. I, like many, would like to see some ongoing pictures.
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Hi Thor, pleased you like the bike.

The seat is new and is for a Royal Enfield Scrambler.

The large instrument pod was removed and replaced with a speedo and nacelle from a Cali Stone , as were the warning lamps .

The only alteration wiring wise has been a little bit to facilitate the bulb holders from the new warning lamps onto the existing cables.

The silencers are stainless Keihan and I managed to pick these up off gumtree for £40 with not a mark on them.

The bars are Harley thick bars and were modified to accept Guzzi bars on the ends so as to ne able to use the existing switch gear.

I should have been further on with it but I got waylaid by the purchase of my 86 Yamaha YB100 and a 64 NSU Quickly. Bloody 2 strokes, I can't leave them alone now .'๐Ÿ˜   ๐Ÿ‘
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A friend once exclaimed that old two strokes were like crack cocaine. This was after he found a carb part he desperately needed and had spent many months looking for. My wife keeps mentioning that she'd love a two stroke. I do hope that she is referring to a motorcycle!
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Originally posted by Thor_Rob Thor_Rob wrote:

A friend once exclaimed that old two strokes were like crack cocaine. This was after he found a carb part he desperately needed and had spent many months looking for. My wife keeps mentioning that she'd love a two stroke. I do hope that she is referring to a motorcycle!


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