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    Moment of weakness - MotoGuzzi Breva 750ie

    I was bored about a week ago one afternoon. Had been sitting around waiting for some answers on projects for work, so I started cruising Craigslist (kind of a daily ritual for me anyway). Little '04 Breva 750 was on there, and it was cheap. I'm fresh clear of projects at the moment so I went for a drive to see it.

    Long story short, it came home with me. I've since adjusted valves, rebuild front brake caliper, flushed/replaced all fluids and tackled a couple small repair items. New tires are at the shop should I decide to attempt mounting this weekend. There's a set of GPR carbon dual slip-ons too (not mounted).

    It's gutless, handles pretty well, comfortable and has loads of character. There's enough torque, it goes well enough, stops good and is comfortable. In some ways, it really reminds me of a stock NT650. I'm sure one of the soon to be new riders around me will need it more than I do, but for now, I'll play a bit.

    Crappy picture as a place holder, more to follow.

    WW/R

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    Life is a journey, not a destination.

    #2
    Cool bike, I love the way Guzzis sound.

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      #3
      I have a friend with a MG that broke a clutch cable at the lever. So far it's been 2 months waiting for one. He's not very mechanically inclined so I think it broke out of neglect. How that can be a hard part to find is beyond belief.
      Bill,
      88 Blue Hawk (bike #39), 89 Red Hawk, 2021 Rebel 1100 (bike 41) Some Past/sold in reverse order:,FZ09,97 Magna #1&2 , 97 VFR750F, 87 VFR400R, 88 Hawk, 86 SRX 600, 77 RD400, 79 CB650, 04 VFR, 88 Blue Hawk, 89 Red Hawk, Yamaha SRX600, Harley 1200C, Yamaha RD400, Harley 883R, Yamaha 750 triple, Vlx600, Honda 450, Honda 400, CB550F, Kawasaki H1, BMW R69US, Yamaha R5C 350, Honda 160, Bridgestone 175, 1950 Harley 74 w/sidecar, 65 Harley 250 Sprint, 1948 Harley and my 1st bike-1941 Harley 74 knucklehead my dad gave in1963.

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        #4
        I sat on a Griso. considered it........Nice bike Willy.

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          #5
          Originally Posted by behindthetimes View Post
          I sat on a Griso. considered it........Nice bike Willy.
          Griso 8V is a bike I intend to own. In fact, it is my plan to buy this coming winter if I see deals as good as I did last winter. Either that, or Tuono V4 2017+ or New Triumph 1200 RS...you know, something that makes literally no sense whatsoever.

          Time to finish coffee and mount some tires.

          WW/R
          Life is a journey, not a destination.

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            #6
            Griso is the best chassis MG ever put together IMHO.

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              #7
              I keep passing on cheap Guzzis that show up on Portland CL mainly because there is no longer a local dealer. And the last dealer dropped them because of the issues of parts and communication.

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                #8
                Originally Posted by ricksax View Post
                I keep passing on cheap Guzzis that show up on Portland CL mainly because there is no longer a local dealer. And the last dealer dropped them because of the issues of parts and communication.
                That's understandable.

                Zip Ties and the sun helped slip on new shoes today...GPR300 Dunlops. I rode her for a bit more this afternoon and may take a real ride tomorrow. It's the kind of bike that you love to hate, or hate to love - really not sure yet! Still needs a bath, detail, transmission and rear drive oil swap, and perhaps slip the slip-ons on her for fun.

                WW/R

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                Life is a journey, not a destination.

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                  #9
                  I'm most of the way through the maintenance on this thing. Inadvertently filled it with 87 octane (91 is a better choice on this one) and started to get a touch of misfire/rough idle. I couldn't find my siphon hose that was hanging on the wall where it belongs, so I decided the best way to get the fuel tank empty was to ride it.

                  93 miles today, and she's really starting to grow on me. I mean - it's a nothing bike, really. Except it is kind of pure, and enjoyable in an awkward way. Handling isn't precise but it is decent, and keep her wound to around 5k and she's responsive.

                  Makes me want to go down that Griso 8VSE rabbit hole I've been pondering for the last five years, even sooner...

                  WW/R
                  Life is a journey, not a destination.

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