Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:35 am

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'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
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Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
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'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
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Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:35 am linkquote
Tom, a scooter geek in our area, did this!

Many thanks to AZScootRN (@scooter_zine) for posting the info on Instagram.

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Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:44 pm

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Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:44 pm linkquote
That's an example of fun people!
Thanks for sharing.
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:01 pm

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2020 GTS 300 hpe Touring
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Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:01 pm linkquote
Oh to be a foot shorter and single! Looking forward to seeing the build. Great job.
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:57 pm

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2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
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Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:57 pm linkquote
Cute but i wonder what the top speed is. Guessing it couldn't go on a highway or freeway
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:10 pm

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'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
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'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
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Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:10 pm linkquote
steelbytes wrote:
Cute but i wonder what the top speed is. Guessing it couldn't go on a highway or freeway
Pulled by a vintage Vespa? I don't think so. Tom isn't a stranger to low speed travel. He traversed the US, parts of Canada, and Mexico riding a Ruckus pulling a trailer. He's a very cool dude.
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:34 pm

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GTS 300 SS BB
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Location: QLD AUS
 
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Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:34 pm linkquote
steelbytes wrote:
Cute but i wonder what the top speed is. Guessing it couldn't go on a highway or freeway
Yeah... The top speed must have been one of his major concern...

The trailer weight is not the issue, but the Vespa weight, in relation to the trailer side panels being hit by the turbulence of a passing larger vehicle could spell trouble.. So I don't think it will end up well on a Hwy...

In saying all this, I like the idea and the materials used in the construction...


Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:35 pm

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Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:35 pm linkquote
Burt37 wrote:
... turbulence ...
Good point
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:59 am

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BV350
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Location: Miami, Fl
 
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BV350
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:59 am linkquote
Super fun! Looks perfect for Arizona

Maaaan this is making me Miss Arizona now too

It's cool how you only used 1" foam too.
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:17 am

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LX150
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:17 am linkquote
Can you register something you built with the AZ DMV?
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:26 am

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'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
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'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
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Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:26 am linkquote
DiBiasio wrote:
Can you register something you built with the AZ DMV?
I haven't got a clue. I'd assume so, considering both builders are local.
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:47 am

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'70 Super 150, Aprilia SR MT 125, Moto Guzzi Bellagio
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Location: Sydney, Australia
 
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'70 Super 150, Aprilia SR MT 125, Moto Guzzi Bellagio
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:47 am linkquote
Super cool but would be a super slow trip.

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Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:22 am

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'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
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Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
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'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
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Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:22 am linkquote
Bobo wrote:
Super cool but what be a super slow trip.
Isn't that part of the fun?
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:07 pm

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'70 Super 150, Aprilia SR MT 125, Moto Guzzi Bellagio
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:07 pm linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
Isn't that part of the fun?
Not with trucks flying past you.
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:33 pm

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Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:33 pm linkquote
I don't think it was built with the intention of travelling around the world...

You know..., a weekend nearby, going via side roads, stop by the water, and have a cup of tea sort of thing and perhaps sleep there if the opportunity arises....

I think the two wooden horses, gave the clue, of what it was really built for... FUN..
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:52 pm

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2009 GTV250 (Gone), 2003 Inder trailer, 2001 BMW R1100RT
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2009 GTV250 (Gone), 2003 Inder trailer, 2001 BMW R1100RT
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:52 pm linkquote
I've had a small pull-behind Inder trailer on my GTV250. It is smaller than a shopping cart but it did catch the wind and pull the bike sideways, sometimes hard especially at speed. A trailer the size of the one shown in the OP will not be fun to pull very far, fast or long. Just sayin'.

Miguel





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Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:28 pm

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Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:28 pm linkquote
I think it's cool. Impractical, yes, probably. But still entirely cool.
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:37 pm

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'70 Super 150, Aprilia SR MT 125, Moto Guzzi Bellagio
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:37 pm linkquote
Could try one of these. "So simple even a woman could put it together."
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:58 pm

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'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
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Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
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'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
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Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:58 pm linkquote
Bobo wrote:
Could try one of these. "So simple even a woman could put it together."
The first time I saw that video, I wanted that whole setup!
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:20 pm

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'70 Super 150, Aprilia SR MT 125, Moto Guzzi Bellagio
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'70 Super 150, Aprilia SR MT 125, Moto Guzzi Bellagio
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:20 pm linkquote
I reckon it's probably easier to carry a hiking tent. Could replicate the atmosphere of that old tent by burning one of these 2 stroke candles in there.



Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:27 pm

Moderatrice Strega
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:27 pm linkquote
That is absolutely ridiculous... and I love it!!
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:48 am

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Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:48 am linkquote
More info on the build here:

https://advrider.com/f/threads/custom-built-teardrop-camping-trailer-for-my-1962-vespa.1527778/

John
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:03 am

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Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:03 am linkquote
Burt37 wrote:
I don't think it was built with the intention of travelling around the world...

You know..., a weekend nearby, going via side roads, stop by the water, and have a cup of tea sort of thing and perhaps sleep there if the opportunity arises....

I think the two wooden horses, gave the clue, of what it was really built for... FUN..
Or maybe not...
Quote:
I'm at a campground in Phoenix right now as I'm writing this. The winds today were pretty bad and it was a challenge keeping the bike tracking straight. Got hit by a hard cross wind that pushed me a foot into the other lane. Been towing for 20 years so I knew how to keep things under control but white knuckled none-the-less.
The bike is only 4.5HP so hills are out of the question lol.
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:21 am

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'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
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Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
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'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
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Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:21 am linkquote
Thanks for finding this!!!
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:36 am

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Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:36 am linkquote
Thanks for finding the link above!!!

I am all for brilliantly ridiculous ideas. My side car kayak carrier was one of the best/worst ideas I ever had.

I made a handful of small trips and one big trip down the coast and wind was the issue for sure on that thing. At 55 or 60 it would get interesting with the turbulace from passing cars or big gusts of crosswinds. I had some serious lift on the hack at speed once at about 60mph and decided it was too dangerous. Fun while it lasted though!


Hats off to 'em. Cool idea and build!!!
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