Barry Porter’s Benelli Sei 750

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Barry Porter’s Benelli Sei 750

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by Margie Siegal

Barry Porter’s affinity for his Sei 750 is rooted in childhood. He was one of lucky kids who grew up in a bike-friendly family. After a visit to cousins who had a Yamaha 80, pestered his parents until he got his own

As he remembers: “I had a competitive spirit, and racing when I was in high I stopped riding for four while I went to college, but got into it after I graduated. I enduros for several years, but I want to be away from my after I married and had kids.”

Barry continues: “In 1985 or I went to a swap meet and saw bikes like I remembered high school. When I saw a BSA 441 on a bulletin board, I bought it, it up and restored it. I really enjoyed it.

That got me into collecting.

“I got Italian bikes when my friend told me his brother- was selling his Moto Guzzi III. I went to look at it, ‘OOOH,’ and of course bought it. I took the Guzzi to the Concours held every year in Calif. I basically went to at the exotic cars, and found out I get in a lot cheaper if I brought my bike to

They were driving rare Italian cars and the exhaust note of each of was incredible. My Benelli Sei 750 sounds like one of those Italian

“The Benelli was a score. I it on eBay, of all things. It had only 420 on it and it was all stock, although it did have ugly aftermarket fairing. I bid on it, but though it was the highest bid, it meet the reserve.

After the was over, the seller contacted me, and we out a deal on the shipping.

“The bike was in good except for the mufflers; Italian in the 1970s wasn’t the greatest. I the ugly fairing and tracked stock indicators, since the on the bike were molded the fairing. Not many Sei’s to the States, but there was this guy in who had a huge stash of Sei parts. I was able to contact the Dutch club, which has a lot of information.”

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he was searching for information about the Barry located a Newtronic ignition. When it arrived, started disassembling the points. “I the condenser was attached by two strands of wire. I realized that the never ran correctly under which is why it had so few miles on it.”

Finding parts for a rare motorcycle can take some “Some Honda items like the oil filter. Honda made a spark plug that works — the plugs are and hard to get to. Some Guzzi fit, especially electric The carburetor manifold rubber is the same as the Guzzi.”

Unlike unusual motorcycles, Barry the Benelli Sei 750 is easy to ride. wide, but not as heavy as it appears to be. a beautiful sport tourer, and of fun on twisty roads. The light pull makes running the five gears easy, and the discs on the front stop anything.”

The weak points? “The gear on the handlebars looks — I’m concerned about durability. I’m concerned about the instrument The plastic bucket around the gets pulled downwards by the

It cracked, and I fixed it. A guy from was looking at my bike, and told me, it cracked where mine’s

“It’s very unique. I it to hear that Italian car sound, and it’s a delight time I fire it up — there’s like it. It’s a thrill I ride the Sei to see the cylinders sticking out under either side of the tank.”

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