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    Posted: 11 Apr 2018 at 13:04
Has anyone fitted either fibreglass or stainless front fenders to a Cali EV the idea of repainting steel ones is daft, especially when T3/V1000 had s/s ones as standard I suspect jap cruisers and or Harley ones may fit, these on the EV/Special do not have stays they fit with 4 bolts to the fork brace ..... just looking for clues .... found replacement ones but need stripping and painting and will only need the same a few yrs down the line ......So over to The Collective
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BobV7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 2018 at 14:36
Don't know  what the front of your Cali looks like, and unless you have a particular addiction to polishing and an adversion to plastic, have a look at the V7 mudguards, they have 4 fore and aft fittings.

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I've tried a plastic V7 front guard on mine and although the mounting holes look the same they don't line up with the mounting holes on the under side of the Cali Fork brace. Also the radius of the guard does not fit the radius on the fork brace / mounting bracket, If you re-drill new holes in to fit, when you tighten the bolts it stretches the centre of the guard.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 2018 at 17:08
Someone made a mould for fibreglass cali mudguards a few years ago, wonder what happened to them?
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Yes Brian can't remember who tho' Bob V7 if you look at pics of the Cali EV or special the front mudguard fixes by 4 bolts thro' the fork brace no stays as per the earlier ones, yep the V7 looks similar but the forks being smaller none of the gaps line up as HelmetBolt found out .... it is quite a wide guard and the tyre is 110x90x18, many other cruisers use either 17 or 19-21 tyres ..... was aware that fibreglass ones had been made but can't remember who made them .... maybe someone in Guzzi club knows?
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