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It is not secure but I use the Saddleman bag. I take it with me if I have valuables with.
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jrn56 wrote:
It is not secure but I use the Saddleman bag. If take it with me if I have valuables with.
Nice. The bag itself is valuable...
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Blue foam, Where can I buy this basket?!

All, I'm looking for a rear luggage basket not a milk crate and not a top case. Any ideas where I could buy one???? SIP is out of stock. US shipping please!
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bluefoam wrote:
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Blue foam, Where can I buy this basket?!

All, I'm looking for a rear luggage basket not a milk crate and not a top case. Any ideas where I could buy one???? SIP is out of stock. US shipping please!
Sent you a PM about the basket.
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Go try Ross, Marshals, etc dept stores. Found some really nice wicker options for under $20. Thank my wife, it was her suggestion for me. I ended up choosing a wire basket from there. $4.99! Not prone to weather damage, clean looking. Attached with 8 zip ties. Not going anywhere! I'm good. Now, to attach a back rest!
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It's been about five or more years since I first put this on the back of my Buddy, still loving it and many people still ask me if it was an OEM accessory.
http://m.lowes.com/pd_129718-46-GAWA18BKRH_0__?productId=1129663&Ntt=wire+baskets&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl__0__s%3FNtt%3Dwire%2Bbaskets&facetInfo= It does however take a bit of 'trimming' to remove the brackets for it's designed use and it's held up well considering the abuse I've put it through.
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It would even be more useful with a cargo net to keep lightweight stuff from blowing away.
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It would even be more useful with a cargo net to keep lightweight stuff from blowing away.
Yep, yep, yep, that and several other bungies reside under the seat bucket till needed.
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It would even be more useful with a cargo net to keep lightweight stuff from blowing away.
Yep! Always have one stashed on my bikes....
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I had a milk crate on the back of my Kymco for my little buddy to ride in. Having just bought an ET2, I'm thinking of making a wood box for the rear rack.
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It is not secure but I use the Saddleman bag. I take it with me if I have valuables with.
Just looked up that bag: serious bang for the buck. Might get that to go on the Zellioni rack I'm looking at right now.
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A small Suitcase
This is an old thread but a good one, so here's my contribution to keep it going. I just recently became the owner of a GTV but my former scooter, an Aprilia Scarabeo, had a medium-smallish Givi topbox which was useful for serious grocery shopping and all the stuff that wouldn't fit in the Aprilia Pet Carrier. Plus occasionally I like to carry a small laptop, a camera, extra clothing, that kind of stuff. So I started looking around and then it hit me --- I may already have a practical (and cool) form of alternative luggage -

A small old leather suitcase which my parents bought in Spain decades ago, which I inherited from them and couldn't bear to part with, but didn't have any real use for...until now. After a few drilled holes and a pair of 6mm bolts with locking washers, it fits neatly and quite securely on my fold-down Vespa rack. Probably it will need some form of leather conditioning and semi-waterproofing thought it may not stand some of the brutal winter rainstorms we get in colder months; but for spring, summer and fall...it may do the job

Plus, did I mention --- it looks cool?
Not too large, not too small - seems to be a good size.
Not too large, not too small - seems to be a good size.
It looks relatively compact but holds quite a bit.
It looks relatively compact but holds quite a bit.
And dimension-wise will easily accomodate my laptop, a camera and a few lenses, maybe a sweater and a hat as well.
And dimension-wise will easily accomodate my laptop, a camera and a few lenses, maybe a sweater and a hat as well.
Looking down from behind, you can see it adds to the overall width of the scooter - but it seems well within reason.
Looking down from behind, you can see it adds to the overall width of the scooter - but it seems well within reason.
The only downside is - it's not deep enough to hold my full-face helmet - but there's a lot of room for odds and ends, and all kinds of groceries.
The only downside is - it's not deep enough to hold my full-face helmet - but there's a lot of room for odds and ends, and all kinds of groceries.
And okay, yeah, I like the way it looks ;)
And okay, yeah, I like the way it looks ;)
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I have seen bowling bag topcases. Stylin'
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Miguel: That is mad-cool. some mild weatherproofing might be in order, but only so long as you don't mess too much with that patina!
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Miguel: That is mad-cool. some mild weatherproofing might be in order, but only so long as you don't mess too much with that patina!
I agree, amateriat.

It'll probably be a 2-step process - first a leather conditioner (some of the classic old-school ones are beeswax, I think) - then a non-intrusive but protective waterproofing compound which shouldn't really alter the appearance, but rather simply seal out moisture.

The funny thing is, I hung on to the old suitcase for years, clogging up closet-space, wondering if I could ever really find a good use for it - but getting my new GTV just sort of made something click somewhere deep-down in the neurons.

Thanks for your positive comment it reinforces my own feelings.
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I used a wire basket for years on the front if my Honda Cub. I had removed it because I thought it looked too girlie then put it back for convenience purposes. Now you can buy a Shad or Givi topcase for about $100. Its totally worth the money and they look alot better than anything else except the OEM topcase.
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A good video on Vespa top case alternatives just posted on YouTube three days ago. Is Robot spying on us? Hope so.

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OK, milk crates are ugly but they are very practical and can be easily detachable when not needed and you need to look cool. I don't care for front racks but like this big steel postman basket behind the legshield for carrying smaller things.
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There should be 4 pics attached, if all goes well. I bought an inexpensive aluminum toolbox/suitcase from Menard's for about $25.00. I drilled 3 holes through the luggage rack and used carriage bolts through the suitcase. Seems fine so far. The scooter's color is a "Capri Blue", and hard to match so I just went the other way and went for more of a contrast to the scooter color. It's about 18" wide. I'm thinking of screwing a folding plastic basket to the top. I also just swapped out the back and front tires, I went with Hidenau, bought from Revzilla. The rubber seems softer than what I had on it before so it will probably be great handling but wear more quickly. It's been a while since I broke a tire off a rim by myself and the 10" rear was a good workout! The front 11" went on a bit easier, probably because it was the second one I did and it was a a bit bigger.
Should be 5 pics of a tailbox for a 2009 Vespa LX.
Should be 5 pics of a tailbox for a 2009 Vespa LX.
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Like the "Capri Blue".

Mike - you're a bit north of the Dayton area. If you are on Facebook, look for Gem City Rollers page. might be able to join us for some events when possible.
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