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Intermittent rattle I have a rattle somewhere at the front of the engine. [This is a Cali '93 with 68K on it.] I've been trying to find it for a month and have tightened everything I can find. Could it be a timing chain/ tensioner ? If so how urgently should I fix it?

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The 93 model should have the sprung Guzzi timing chain tensioner so although it may not be the best in the world I wouldn't have thought it would make that sort of noise unless the spring's broken.,,,

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I have recently noticed fuel right above the sparkplug on the second cylinder on my 04 Road King. Looking for possible cause, problems and or diagnosis. Not sure where to begin.Thanks.


Fuel around the spark plug? I've never seen this before. Usually, if fuel is on the engine, it evaporates very quickly even if the engine is cold. If you notice the fuel there before you start the engine, it's probably leaking from the fuel tank or a hose above the rear cylinder head. It may be leaking somewhere up front and running down the bottom of the tank and dropping off in that area. I can say that it is probably not coming from the engine. Check for a leak in the fuel tank somewhere.

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Guages Dont Light Up and A Mysterious Rattle i have a 2004 Honda CBR 125 4 stroke. the guages on the dash dont light up, however, the neutral and main beam lights do work. would it be a fuse or a bulb...


hiya mate dunno if you're still gonna read this, however - on cbr125s they commonly develop a rattle around the screen and front fairings (plastics).

dont book into garage - you will part with an unneccessary amount of cash - try undoing the screws/bolts of your screen first, then put them all back super tight.you can also buy rubber washers to put under the screws/bolts to minimise vibration.
if this doesnt work, do the same with all fairings around the front of the bike - take off and put back really tight. it is most likely the bodywork, i've had exactly the same problem when i bought mine and over about 7,000 rpm it does your head in!!! turned out to be some of the bolts not tight enough around the front screen.

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When running my 1986 sportster it has bad rattle in or around front of engine, if you hold the oil filter it feels like it could be nuts and bolts rattling around inside, could this be reflecting whats...


In all my years messing with Harley's, I've never heard of an oil filter making a noise. However, there is a first time. Since the oil travels to and from the filter through 3/8" hoses, nothing is going to be any larger than that in the filter. And since the oil pressure is so low on all Harley engines, I doubt it has anything to do with the oil pump. If you think you have a bad filter, simply change the filter and top off the oil tank.

Now, if you have a long screwdriver, you can use it like a doctor's stethoscope. Put the blade of the screwdriver on the engine somewhere and the handle up to your ear or cheek bone. Trace the location of the sound and this will help you identify the cause and the problem. When you get some more information, re post and I'll see if we can figure it out.

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I have a rattle noise . it sounds like my front sprocket


were is the rattling coming from?the onle rattling that i can think of without noing were its coming from is your chain might be snaping around from 1st to 2nd cause its a little to loose, or your cam chain is a litttle loose. a bolt near the engine could be loose and the vibes from the engine can be rattling. tell me wat bike u got, the year and were the noise is coming from and other details and i can help u out

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Brakes


so I got the front bearings changed after all the hassle with the locked bolt and then the bike fails the MOT because the floating disc on the front moves a fraction when brake is locked making a clunk. It was doing same last year but passed ! I seem to remember somewhere on a forum (might not have been here) a listing of bikes that share the same disc as the Cali 1100i - a 300mm flaoting disc with 5 studs Anyone any idea what other makes share the same disc or how to find out? Can't afford the £400 from Motomecca so will need to Ebay for it Check it's the disc which is worn, and not the centre, I had that problem on the back, and it was the centre not the disc which was worn. Even then I only got an advisary, not a fail, and it was moving quite a lot. Mine is a Spada III, same as the Cali III and Mille 1000. All had the 300mm floating disc on 5 studs. The disc and centre are flat.,,,

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Tyres and pressures


The Cali' Special tyre pressures:- --------------- 1 RIDER.---------------------- 2 RIDERS Front ...... 2.3 Bar(33.5psi) ................... 2.3Bar(33.5psi) Rear ....... 2.5Bar(36.3psi) .................... 2.9Bar(42psi) I use BT45's on mine but I have the ordinary tubed rims. I find the ride harsh but this may be down to suspension rather than tyres. People recommend running the BT45 at a slightly higher pressure than the book. I got 8500 miles from the front and 4700 from the rear. Although the rear was changed slightly early due to a puncture. I will probably try a different make next time.

Nov 10, 2008 | 2002 Moto Guzzi California 1100 EV Touring

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Tyres and pressures


The Cali' Special tyre pressures:- --------------- 1 RIDER.---------------------- 2 RIDERS Front ...... 2.3 Bar(33.5psi) ................... 2.3Bar(33.5psi) Rear ....... 2.5Bar(36.3psi) .................... 2.9Bar(42psi) I use BT45's on mine but I have the ordinary tubed rims. I find the ride harsh but this may be down to suspension rather than tyres. People recommend running the BT45 at a slightly higher pressure than the book. I got 8500 miles from the front and 4700 from the rear. Although the rear was changed slightly early due to a puncture. I will probably try a different make next time.

Nov 10, 2008 | 2002 Moto Guzzi California 1100 EV Special...

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Brakes


so I got the front bearings changed after all the hassle with the locked bolt and then the bike fails the MOT because the floating disc on the front moves a fraction when brake is locked making a clunk. It was doing same last year but passed ! I seem to remember somewhere on a forum (might not have been here) a listing of bikes that share the same disc as the Cali 1100i - a 300mm flaoting disc with 5 studs Anyone any idea what other makes share the same disc or how to find out? Can't afford the £400 from Motomecca so will need to Ebay for it Check it's the disc which is worn, and not the centre, I had that problem on the back, and it was the centre not the disc which was worn. Even then I only got an advisary, not a fail, and it was moving quite a lot. Mine is a Spada III, same as the Cali III and Mille 1000. All had the 300mm floating disc on 5 studs. The disc and centre are flat.,,,

Nov 10, 2008 | 2002 Moto Guzzi California 1100 EV

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Brakes


so I got the front bearings changed after all the hassle with the locked bolt and then the bike fails the MOT because the floating disc on the front moves a fraction when brake is locked making a clunk. It was doing same last year but passed ! I seem to remember somewhere on a forum (might not have been here) a listing of bikes that share the same disc as the Cali 1100i - a 300mm flaoting disc with 5 studs Anyone any idea what other makes share the same disc or how to find out? Can't afford the £400 from Motomecca so will need to Ebay for it Check it's the disc which is worn, and not the centre, I had that problem on the back, and it was the centre not the disc which was worn. Even then I only got an advisary, not a fail, and it was moving quite a lot. Mine is a Spada III, same as the Cali III and Mille 1000. All had the 300mm floating disc on 5 studs. The disc and centre are flat. ,,,

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