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    Posted: 18 Feb 2018 at 05:31
Hello,
I’m in the process of acquiring a 2004 750 Breva from a friend. He’s only had it a short while and has only put a few hundred km on it but just got a 3-wheeler (Spyder) for medical reasons — so I thought I’d give it a try. Riding season here in western Canada won’t start until May, which is when I’ll pick it up. It’s got 22xxx km on it.

This is my first Italian bike, having ridden Kawasaki, Suzuki, Spyder, BMW and now a small vintage Honda. The Honda is nice but I prefer longer rides as opposed to day trips and the Breva comes with factory side cases and a taller windshield.

The only thing I need will be a rear top rack (without the vertical hoop) to hold a soft bag. Any suggestions where to find one?

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Hi and welcome
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Hello, and welcome to the forum.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roadrunner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2018 at 08:51
Hi welcome to the forum, 750 breva great bike enjoy 😊
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Hello and welcome!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2018 at 09:43
Hi and welcome ,find some nice twisty roads these bikes are quite a surprise at what they really can doThumbs Up
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Welcome. Someone will be along soon with any advice you want, I'm sure
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rapheal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2018 at 17:30
Givi or Hepco and Becker makes nice racks for the Breva Range
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2018 at 19:09
I have givi on my 76 bike the EV has hepco on it in my opinion the Givi is way better than the hepco, they totally waterproof and have been for over 20 yrs and there is a wider choice, you do not have to buy new either ....The Hepco ones are under 3 yrs old, have always leaked Even the 42 litre Hepco ones struggle to take a full face lid the 45 litre Give will easily take 2 lids ...not much difference in the "look" ....for what my opinion is worth I would go for Givi ..... every time really wish I had bought Givi for the 1100 EV
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RodO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2018 at 21:34
Thanks everyone!

For the rear top bag hardware, I have a bag already and just need the rack to tie it to. From what I’ve been able to find online, the OEM Hepco hardware has a vertical hoop on the seat-side of the rack that I don’t want. Ideally it’s just a flat rack. I’ve a picture that I’ll add when I figure out how...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nab301 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 21:19
Welcome , I've recently purchased a Breva 750  ,  I take it the rack on mine is the type that you don't want ? It came with  the bike but I haven't seen any without , It doesn't bother me and I currently have a top box fitted.
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