Monthly Archives: November 2009

Breva’s back again

Yep she’s back and after a couple of rides I can say she’s fixed.  Running like a dream.  I’d forgotten how pleasant she is to ride – linear, easy power delivery, manoeuvrable, comfortable – a great long-distance tourer.

Went for a 200 kay run through central Vic.  Up through Kynteon and on to the old Calder Highway at Malmsbury.  This is nice ride, now that the freeway is completed, with little traffic and no plods.  At Harcourt we turned off for Maldon and stopped for a coffee.

Maldon for coffee.

Then on to Newstead and taking the road to Campbeltown, but turning off and coming into Yandoit from the back.  A lot of old goldmines, abandoned churches and buildings through here.  From Yandoit up the slopes of Mt Franklin, an extinct volcano, and onto Daylesford.  Through the forest and a stop at the Redbeard Bakery in Trentham for a bun and apple juice.

Jane gave her Ducati a workout on our secret fanging strip.  Sweet.

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Another problem?

Parked the Breva after 70kays or so and found this.  What next?

CARCed

Just had the rear bearing and seal replaced, and now this!

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Breva’s back home!

Finally got the Breva 1100 back home!  It’s been about 6 weeks.  The bearing in the rear drive has been replaced by Eurobrit.  There were no bearings in the country (!)  so Eurobrit had to source their own.  I suspect they used a BMW bearing and seal.  The Moto Guzzi importers, John Sample Group, were great – no argument about whether to replace the bearing or not.  I wanted heated grips fitted, too, but there were none of those in the country either, and Moto Guzzi in Italy couldn’t say when there would be!  Welcome to the joys of Italian motorcycling.

I couldn’;t pick the bike up due to work contstraints so used Motorcycle Transport and Logistics to pick the bike up and deliver it home.  I’ve used them before and they’re quick and efficient.

 

 

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