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crocket2@hotmail.com 11 Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 ABS discussion forum:

crocket said 2012-08-12 10:39:55 
I\īve owned a 2010 Breva 1200 for over almost two years and am becoming apprehensive about keeping it beyond it\īs 2 yr warranty period. I really love it\īs raw l-twin character, it\īs ponderous but neutral handling, it\īs styling, and comfort etc. but I\īve had three warranty issues that haven\īt really been addressed soon enough and adequately enough for me to have confidence in remaining an owner. I had a fuel sender that was defective from first delivery, then a part was ordered and it arrived some eight months later but turned out to be the wrong part, so it took a month or so for this to be rectified. Nine months and near 20,000 ks later I was riding home near midnight, in the middle of winter, and my gear shift lever has broken into a few peices, at the shifter spline, and fell off. It took amost a month for this part to arrive, and I\īd tried contacting Australian dealers interstate, who couldn\īt help me any more. About this time my side stand safety ignition cut off began to stay on, such that I couldn\īt start it unless I was aboard the bike or using it\īs centre stand. I asked that this be sorted at my 20,000 service and it hasn\īt, and the problem remains, but will, hopefully be fixed over the next couple of days, I hope. Over the last few months my idling speed has jumped from the normal 1200rpm to high teens once the motor is warm to hot and I\īm hoping that it\īs sorted over the next few days. I\īm really feeling interested in an alternative that will give me reliability with a special character and am seriously wanting a Honda vfr800 at the moment to satisfy this expectation. I\īll leave my brief review there. I\īm interested in anyone else who either has these concerns who could offer me some assurance that I\īm just becoming unduly anxious about unreliability that could be less common with Guzzis, or even more common with Japanese bikes, or bmws, for instance. 
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