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lowering of a Breva 750

Discussion in 'Small Block' started by sn0winSaskatoon, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. sn0winSaskatoon

    sn0winSaskatoon Tuned and Synch'ed

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    does anyone know if a Breva 75o can be lowered? Thinking about getting one for a fairly short lady...
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Yes, the easiest way would be to put shorter rear shocks and simply slide the forks up in the triple trees. I would be happy to help you with the shocks if you are interested in the YSS line as shown HERE. The 302 line would work fine on the 750.
    I also believe they offer a shorter seat option as well.
    How tall is she?
     
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    Holt High Miler GT Contributor

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    So there is, the Sella ribassata - GU973221100002. Think it's about 30 mm lower, giving a 760 mm height.
     
  4. sn0winSaskatoon

    sn0winSaskatoon Tuned and Synch'ed

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    thanks for the advice, guys. she's under 5 foot 2 inches 156 cm I think, so 76 cm seat height... I'll have to ponder - I know she fits just fine on my kids Honda CRF100 dirtbike which is 740mm I think - but quite a bit narower and of course so much lighter. This would be her first bike, and a big step for her from sitting on the back of mine; I just figured it might be fun to get a little red breva to mach the big breva - plus there's a demo for sale cheap at the dealer in edmonton... thanks for the input - Ian.
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I've helped out an inseam challenged person here in Huntsville. She says she is 4"12". The bike has the factory low seat, shorter shocks and the fork tubes are raised about 3/4 inch. She is able to handle the bike just fine. She was on a K75 BMW and she calls the Breva "Bella". Her confidence level has gone up considerably on a bike she is comfortable on.
     
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    Mackers Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    I know a SL (short lady) here in Vic who had Fournales shocks specially made for her to lower her Breva. Cost her a bob or two but she is really happy with the result. Drop me a PM if you'd like her email.
     
  7. Duane Beery

    Duane Beery Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I know this is a 10 year old post but the topic is relevant. I lowered my Breva 750 by putting Nevada Classic shocks on it. They are 7/8" shorter and with a roughly 45 degree angle and more sag at the softest setting, the Nevada shocks lower the bike an inch when sitting on it. Also lowering the front tree on the fork tubes 3/4" helps balance out the bike just fine. The Nevada shocks just seem way superior to the stock Breva shocks, in suspension feel and quality finish, the Brevas had cheap gray paint while the Nevadas have a nice quality chrome. The Breva shocks set on the lowest setting I still could not get much sag out of them and they had a harsh ride. If you need stiffer shocks for extra weight then crank up the setting with no problem on the Nevada but I still have mine set on the softest setting. I have my suspension dialed in and the bike rides great at the moment.

    The problem with after market shocks is the Breva requires a longer top mount to fit underneath the cowling. I didn't want to cut or modify anything so that wasn't an option. Not to mention I got a barely used set of Nevada shocks off of EBAY for about $75 delivered compared to hundreds of dollars for after market Ikons. Anyway just my $0.02 if anyone happens to search Lowering a Breva 750
     
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  8. Arthur McCulloch

    Arthur McCulloch Just got it firing!

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    Duane, can you give a me a bit more technical information on this. I have a 2007 breva 750 which I find rides too high (I purchased it last year off someone who had retrofitted fournales on the rear. If you could, details on the nevada shocks would be appreciated (though, my observation is the OEM stuff is normally about double aftermarket). Thanks in anticipation, Arthur
     
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    Duane Beery Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hi Arthur,
    Not really sure what technical info I can give.
     
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    Arthur McCulloch Just got it firing!

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    Hi Duane. Thanks for responding. Anything really; what are the limits of point to point lengths for rear shocks (it currently has fournales with a point to point distance of 39mm without a load); good brands. Anything really. But thanks again for responding. Keep safe and enjoy riding. Regards, Arthur
     
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    The only thing I know is the Nevada Shocks are made by Sachs and 375mm eye to eye.
     

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