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Hey there,

I have a 1980 P125x with no rack/carrier on it. I am planning to purchase a luggage rack for the rear fender so I can carry a milk crate for groceries, etc. I would also like to have some sort of custom add on to the standard carrier so that I can carry my golf bag. Has anyone done this? Any ideas? Is there a custom shop that could build this for me?

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Anything is possible...
BBQ rack with a high-back queen seat and some ratchets. Or this and some ratchets:
https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/luggage-carrier-rear-comfort_25501500?usrc=rack

But, having done some fairly stupid projects... (Sidecar kayak carrier on a GTS250), I can say with conviction: Just 'cause ya could, doesn't mean ya should.

Post pics!
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Here's a link to a classified ad for a 2x2 rack that has been modified to carry a golf bag. I'm not sure if non members of the website can preview the classified ads though.

https://advrider.com/f/threads/2x2-cycle-system-with-golf-bag-carrier-rack.1731757/
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https://nchypersports.com/milwaukee-golf-caddie-info/

Taking inspiration from a local shop near me, I wonder if you could have someone make something like this for the spare tire side? Something that uses the cowl pin holes/mounting points of the spare tire with the rear rack/ under the gas tank mounts?
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Birdsnest wrote:
I can say with conviction: Just 'cause ya could, doesn't mean ya should.

Post pics!
Does it though? LOL

My pesky day job is in the operations section at Chief Joseph Dam. After I posted this I spoke with one of our fabricators and I think we have a very unique, structurally sound, and, I am hoping, safe idea using thick walled stainless steel tubing.

Step 1: Get the scooter back on the road.

Step 2: Buy and install the folding luggage rack.

Step 3: Fabricate the golf bag holder.

Step 4: Share pictures with you all.

Cheers,

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This sounds like a great plan!
Chance of Disaster? Small but not zero!
Chance of Scooter/golf glory? Great but not 100%

Somebody cue the Mission Impossible music.
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Winesalot wrote:
Does it though? LOL

My pesky day job is in the operations section at Chief Joseph Dam. After I posted this I spoke with one of our fabricators and I think we have a very unique, structurally sound, and, I am hoping, safe idea using thick walled stainless steel tubing.

Step 1: Get the scooter back on the road.

Step 2: Buy and install the folding luggage rack.

Step 3: Fabricate the golf bag holder.

Step 4: Share pictures with you all.

Cheers,

Alan
I doubt you'll need thick wall tubing for it to be structurally sound. I fabbed up a mount to carry my BMX off the back of my PX200. It's sketchy as all get out on twisty gravel roads, a bit unnerving in crosswinds while traveling over high bridges at 50mph, and a religious experience at 74mph. But if i keep it around 55~60 on a normal highway it handles and rides decently enough.

The only pro tip i have, is that you have thoughts on mounting out back, keep it as close to the rider as possible. If not, then the already lightweight front end will become even lighter...in a bad way. To counteract my BMX's weight on the carrier, i sit as far forward on the seat as possible.
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^^^He makes a good point, how long and how heavy is your bag of clubs? Any way you could get a legshield rack and carry it crosswise in front for better balance? Much safer and shouldn't be a problem if you're not in tight traffic.
Here's a good quality Cuppini rack that might do the job for $137.
Here's a good quality Cuppini rack that might do the job for $137.
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Go see my friend Sam Mai in Bangkok... he will sort you out with a PROPER locally made Rear rack.

NOTE: it weighs something like 14kg, so ensure you have baggage allowance!
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