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    Posted: 17 Sep 2018 at 03:16
just about to turn 65, been retired for a few years, and am a full-time RVer - with a ramp on the back to give my new (2004) Breva 750 someplace to ride until it's motorcycle riding time.  
Back in the early 70s had a 750 Ambassador that I rode almost nonstop until the end of the decade...  put 239,000 miles on it, and since I was in the military 'took it to Europe and Asia when I went.  The good thing about the military was you had 30 days of vacation each year - and I spent it on that Guzzi either checking out this country or one overseas.  got married and had a kid the end of the decade and finally had to get a 4 wheel vehicle...  I still miss that bike!

the only problem with the Breva 750IE is that the seat will NOT come off...  the key won't release it.  I may modify it so a key is no longer needed....
anyway, I'm back on a Guzzi seat, in great health, and ready to ride as long as the good Lord lets me!


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Hi and welcome , here is to many happy Guzzi milesThumbs Up
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Hi, and welcome to the forum.
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Welcome - a Breva owner will surely be along soon!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BondEquipe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2018 at 09:20
Originally posted by UncleSpot UncleSpot wrote:

the only problem with the Breva 750IE is that the seat will NOT come off...  the key won't release it.  I may modify it so a key is no longer needed....


I don't know how the Breva seat fixes but several bikes I've had need weight on the seat (just lean on it) to enable the spring catch to release.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rapheal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2018 at 09:22
Breva owner here !!
try pushing down on the rear of the seat as you turn the key
you need to turn it quite a bit
possibly the locking pin has not been greased, or the cable has become disconnected
you need to remove the left hand side panel to shine a torch up inside
a bit fiddly to do with the seat in place 5mm allen key and the lift towards you at the top then up to disengage
try bumping the seat down hard in the centre about 5 inches back from the rear light while some one else turns the key

and keep a spare rearlight/stop light lamp handy !!
I can send you a link to the manual if you need it
cant look at my bike as its been serviced and i have not had time to collect it yet
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UncleSpot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2018 at 13:18
Rapheal, thanks for the tips - I shall try them this morning before I push off on my journey.  I’m heading for the nearest Guzzi dealer (about a 3 hour drive) and I have a “shopping list”.  I am SO glad/happy to get another Guzzi into my life - the 1st time was such a wonderful experience.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rapheal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2018 at 16:11
Originally posted by UncleSpot UncleSpot wrote:

Rapheal, thanks for the tips - I shall try them this morning before I push off on my journey.  I’m heading for the nearest Guzzi dealer (about a 3 hour drive) and I have a “shopping list”.  I am SO glad/happy to get another Guzzi into my life - the 1st time was such a wonderful experience.
I have owned mine for 15 years from new
its perfect small and nimble like me !!
done a fair few European tours on it as well
I have it maintained by a very competent engineer who specialises in Italian bikes, you often have to wait for him to carry out the work he is so busy
for a good reason
3 years ago I got him to replace all the fuel lines and hoses, as the factory say ten years
cheaper than a hose popping by the side of the Strada
its been back to the Factory a few times as well
I love it

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oldrat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Sep 2018 at 08:07
welcome home.
Sounds like you’ll be having a ball on that Guzzi

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Sep 2018 at 09:29
Originally posted by rapheal rapheal wrote:

its perfect small and nimble like me !!

Don't forget some of us have met you.Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jefrs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Sep 2018 at 09:47
I delved under the side cover of my V7II and found the release cable had been misassembled to the lock, presumably by previous owner. The part that pulls the cable was mounted upside-down and the cable outer not secured. These things, easily fixed.

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