Breva 1100 60,000km Service

Over several days, I conducted the 60,000km service on my ’06 Breva 1100.

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Before taking the tank off, make sure that you have a safe place to place it.  As usual, it took me some time and swearing to release the fuel line “quick” disconnect fitting.

The rocker cover gaskets were the originals – 10 years old.  This time, one tore as I removed the cover so I replace both of them with the new rubberised metal type.  Checked the tappets but no adjustment was need.

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Changed all the fluids, the air and oil filter.  Ryco now make oil filters for motorcycles so, rather than use their Z418, which I’ve always used in my Breva and Cali, I installed their RMZ126.

Used Penrite’s fully synthetic 10W-60 oil for the engine, with its high zinc content for flat tappet engines, and their 80W-90 gear oil for the gearbox and rear drive.  Used some tin foil to direct the old oil into the container.

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For the first time, I removed the suspension linkage and and regreased the roller bearings.  Fiddly bloody job, but quite straightforward.  Placed a jack under the swingarm to release the suspension tension, and the linkage came out easily.

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I wanted to do the swingarm bearings, too, but piked out.  I spent some time cleaning every electrical terminal I could find with a wire brush until they shone like a spoon.

I also recently dowloaded the Guzzidiag software and obtained the cables from Lonelec to connect to the Breva’s ECU.  This allowed me to reset the TPS.  It has many other functions which I intend to investigate.

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Gave the girl a thorough clean and now she’s all set for another 10,000km.

 

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3 responses to “Breva 1100 60,000km Service

  1. Larry and Norma Blackmore

    Good for you mate.

  2. john cassano

    Gday. Did you grease the rocket cover gaskets before replacing or do they go on dry and does one need to remove the tank to replace them? Cheers.

    • G’day John, I always give the gaskets a LIGHT smear of grease. It allows the gaskets to move slightly, without breaking, as I replace the covers and insert the bolts. It helps prevent the rocker covers from sticking to them the next time I remove them. One of my gaskets is an original that came with the bike. The tank doesn’t need to come off.

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