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Black California Vintage

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Category: Sales and Wants
Forum Name: Bikes wanted.
Forum Description: Hopefully a Guzzi.
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Topic: Black California Vintage
Posted By: Glen
Subject: Black California Vintage
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 11:09
        I am/will be in the market for one of these very soon.
I have seen the one a vert popular auction site, something not quite right? and to expensive for what it is in my opinion.
If by any chance you have one or know of one for sale I would be very pleased to hear from you.
Some pics would be good/and pm me a number and I will get back to you.

Posted By: johnno
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:41
Hi and welcome , I can't remember last time I saw one for sale .Best of luckThumbs Up

1100 sport corsa , Yam R1, guzzi 650tt rider

Posted By: jog53
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:49
Theres one for sale in Ireland on the DoneDeal site.

Check your Private Message inbox for details. I know nothing about it or its owner.



Posted By: TooJuicy
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 13:16
Nice looking bikes, I remember sitting on one of the last of the line in a dealer showroom. In black under the spotlights it looked fabulous. Sadly the riding position was, for me, diabolical.  I guess you've tried one for size?


Posted By: jog53
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 17:17
I did 630 miles on mine last weekend. Im 6 foot 3" and 16 stone. Got off it feeling more refreshed than I would have if I had been on my Pan 13. But that might have been the Guzzi Factor at play !

I set the forks at about medium and preload at its stiffest on the rear with damping at about 7. Seems to sit a bit higher at the rear end and less likely to sag and drop. A real "sit up and beg" position. Also more precise on the twisties.



Posted By: Glen
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 18:05
I think with all bikes you have to fiddle to get what you need.
I might not be 6`3" but I am 15+ stone, been a slow winter with very little exercise lol
I am sure I can achieve the sit up and beg position I need.

Posted By: Glen
Date Posted: 15 May 2019 at 16:48
Well it`s been a while and I have had no luck finding a CalVin, there must be a nice black one with my name on it somewhere in this isle.

Posted By: Jim Mac
Date Posted: 15 May 2019 at 18:04
I was looking for one 5 years ago and they were rare as Hens teeth then, ended up going for a Norge, totally different style etc but have never regretted it.  My daily commute is a plessure

Norge 1200 GT 8v   T5 Polizia
Too old to die young

Posted By: Glen
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2019 at 15:41
I am glad to say I have found one with my name on it!Thumbs Up
Thanks for people`s interest and support.


Posted By: David Nimrod
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2019 at 15:46
Originally posted by Glen Glen wrote:

I am glad to say I have found one with my name on it!Thumbs Up

When you've got it, post a few photos...Thumbs Up

Always good to see a CalVin..!

Harley FXST (1989)
Harley FLHS (1988)
BMW R1150GS (2003)

Posted By: Glen
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2019 at 16:01
Will do.

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