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Breva 750, 128,000 miles, Long Distance Information.

Discussion in 'Small Block' started by Chris Jessop, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. Chris Jessop

    Chris Jessop Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    My wife, Jane’s 2006 Moto Guzzi Breva 750ie (nicknamed ‘Barney’) was 13 years old on the 20th December 2019. Total mileage on that date was 128,000. Barney has two speedometers fitted because the original stopped at 99,999 miles.

    What a motorcycle Barney has proved to be. He’s taken Jane on tours and day trips all over the UK, Ireland, Western Europe and Scandinavia. The most memorable trips have been to the Nordkapp and the Arctic Circle in Norway, Sweden and Finland. Plus many trips to Mandello, of course!

    In addition to regular routine servicing and maintenance these are the major parts that have needed attention:

    6,212 miles, August 2007: front brake disc replaced under warranty.

    13,285 miles, April 2008: right hand silencer replaced under warranty.

    50,630 miles, March 2011: original ‘wet’ battery replaced with Yuasa maintenance free.

    72,641 miles, August 2012: TPS unit and HT caps replaced.

    76,639 miles, January 2013: front wheel bearings replaced.

    87,068 miles, October 2013: rear cush drive rubbers replaced.

    88,645 miles, March 2014: rear shock absorbers replaced.

    96,000 miles, July 2014: gearbox output shaft seal replaced.

    106,723 miles, August 2015: rear brake caliper and rear brake disc replaced.

    120,251 miles, September 2017 to April 2019: taken off the road for engine work due to increasing oil consumption and a slipping clutch on mountain passes, plus general machine refurbishment.

    Major parts replaced: piston rings, valves and guides, clutch, timing chain and tensioner. See pictures below.

    Valve springs, push rods, gearbox, cylinder bores, crankshaft, camshafts, rear wheel bevel box and shaft drive were all inspected and found to be OK. The original swinging arm, steering head and rear wheel bearings were also inspected and found to be OK.

    We carried out all the work except for refurbishing the cylinder heads. Paul Klatkiewicz of Ducati Technical Services, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, fitted free-issue guides and valves.

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  2. V700Steve

    V700Steve High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    Not too shabby at all, nice write up .
     
  3. Chrisfer

    Chrisfer Just got it firing!

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    An awesome trip for Barney and Jane. :inlove:

    A very interesting summary, thank you, and have a good road again. ;)
     
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  4. Raven

    Raven Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Fantastic! Well done Jane and Barney. Good for you too.
     
  5. Chris Jessop

    Chris Jessop Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Thanks for the feedback. The next target is 150,000 miles :happy:.....

    Jane's Breva 750 is now off the road showing 128,369 miles for a front end service. One of the fork gaiters has split and we'll change the fork oil while everything's apart. We'll also fit a new right hand ignition switch assembly and a new side stand switch. The contacts in the original units are past their best and were causing an intermittent starting fault.

    In the meantime Jane will use her 2014 V7 Stone on a more regular basis. Picture taken at the Nürburgring, Germany, June 2018.

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  6. Duane Beery

    Duane Beery Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Well, that's inspiring! I bought my 2007 Breva two years ago with 3500 miles on it thinking this thing should last me a while. After reading this, it may out last me!
     
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  7. Chris Jessop

    Chris Jessop Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Duane, that's a real find, such low miles for a 2007 model. We haven't come across another Breva 750 with anything approaching 'Barneys' mileage, although I'm sure they exist. With plenty of TLC and regular servicing they'll give sterling service for many miles.
     

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