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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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That's an example of fun people! Clap emoticon
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Oh to be a foot shorter and single! Looking forward to seeing the build. Great job.
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Cute but i wonder what the top speed is. Guessing it couldn't go on a highway or freeway
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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. Laughing emoticon 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.
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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...


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... turbulence ...
Good point
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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.
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Can you register something you built with the AZ DMV?
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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.
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Super cool but would be a super slow trip.
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Super cool but what be a super slow trip.
Isn't that part of the fun? Razz emoticon
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Isn't that part of the fun? Razz emoticon
Not with trucks flying past you.
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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..
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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'.

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I think it's cool. Impractical, yes, probably. But still entirely cool.
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Could try one of these. "So simple even a woman could put it together." Facepalm emoticon
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Could try one of these. "So simple even a woman could put it together." Facepalm emoticon
The first time I saw that video, I wanted that whole setup!
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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. Razz emoticon
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That is absolutely ridiculous... and I love it!!
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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... Wha? emoticon
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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.
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Thanks for finding this!!!
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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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