Benelli 750 SEI

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lambretta
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Re: Benelli 750 SEI

We are just finishing a top end rebuild on one of these. I'm in Perth.

http://blog.depannone.com/?p=367
http://blog.depannone.com/?p=360

Should finish assembly tomorrow night and hopefully it then runs.

roundincircles
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lambretta wrote:
We are just finishing a top end rebuild on one of these. I'm in Perth.

http://blog.depannone.com/?p=367
http://blog.depannone.com/?p=360

Should finish assembly tomorrow night and hopefully it then runs.

Great blog and pictures. Amazing bike. Makes me wonder what the guys at Benelli were like as a group......enjoyed engineering above all else I suspect.

The bike in that colour looks stunning.

Comparing the engine castings and dimensions with my 6 cylinder K1600 shows how knowhow has changed WITH 5mm between cylinders!

Be good if you posted a video so we could hear that sonorous 6 beating away!

lambretta
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roundincircles wrote:

Be good if you posted a video so we could hear that sonorous 6 beating away!

All done and a video for you as well.

http://blog.depannone.com/?p=399

Gekom57
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It took a while for my Benelli 750 sei to arrive from Sunshine Coast to Sydney,but finally I have got it.
Buying things from ebay and not being able to see things that we buy can be very disappointing ,but very often it is a great buy and we save money as well.My Benelli to start with was advertised as a 1978 bike. WRONG !!! It is 1976 model with Australian delivery plate showing clearly the year , there are many parts missing and it was not mentioned in items listing description.Every part of the bike needs to be replaced or renewed. I was prepared for major restoration job but also what you read reflexes on the final winning price you pay and in my case I think I paid too much. Jerzy

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lambretta wrote:
roundincircles wrote:

Be good if you posted a video so we could hear that sonorous 6 beating away!

All done and a video for you as well.

http://blog.depannone.com/?p=399

Lambretta. Wonderful sound and amazing looks......truly sensational considering the year it was built. How is the engine running and how does it ride?

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Lambretta. Wonderful sound and amazing looks......truly sensational considering the year it was built. How is the engine running and how does it ride?

Running and rides well, no smoke from any cylinders and after around 100km seems all is well. Stops very well, starts easy.

Really glade its now sorted, it was a shame that such and exotic bike sat un-ridden for a year or so between top end rebuilds.

Clutch still seems very heavy even with lubricated cable, perhaps that's just one of their traits.

Gekom57
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Well,it's been a while since I last reported news on my Benelli 750 sei's restoration progress.
I decided that i like my Benelli in candy green so paint work has been already complited.Earlie the frame has been powder coated in semi gloss black and finally the engine went to garage for major restoration.The both wheels have been re-spoked,reems polished and all berings replaced.
Perhaps I want the bike to be finised to quickly but unfortunetly the resto comes at the cost,so only in this respect progress of restoration is slowing down.
Jerzy

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Well,almost four years later and I can show my bike here and be proud of it. It is the green (candy green)one.

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Gekom57
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roundincircles wrote:
Jerzy, any photos? Great bike and engine.

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CCM
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Simply sublime. Wonderful. Great job, congrats, etc.
Bravo!