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My curry hook that I've had on the scoot since I bought it new has finally broken.

To be clear, this hook doesn't owe me a thing. I've abused it for over a decade with weekly shopping trips for a family of five, liquor store runs, hauling ammo to my son's and daughter's reserve units…

I'm actually shocked that it's lasted this long.

I'm looking for recommendations for the strongest possible after-market replacement. I'm talking 'mountain climbing anchor' strong!

Thanks in advance for sharing your experience.
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I've never fitted one, but I reckon the drunk aggressive Octopus would do a good job?

I know he hasn't got a 'top' like the curry hook, but with him having 2 arms, you could do an 8 loop to keep the bag(s) nice and tight?

https://x.com/missmimilove/status/302066713996955649
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fleece wrote:
I've never fitted one, but I reckon the drunk aggressive Octopus would do a good job?
Attached because the xitterphobics shouldn't miss this.

But personally I'd not pass up this opportunity to justify a new scooter.
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remember that it attaches to the glove box frame, which is plastic. so loading it much more might do structural damage. and I'd rather replace a $12 hook than than a $400 glovebox frame.

however, if you insist, SIP sells after market CNC aluminum pieces from all the usual suspects.
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znomit wrote:
But personally I'd not pass up this opportunity to justify a new scooter.
Buying a whole brand new frickin scooter due to a small part malfunction..

I like the cut of your jib
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fleece wrote:
Buying a whole brand new frickin scooter due to a small part malfunction..

I like the cut of your jib
And you can sell that there busted curry holder to another reasonless scooter owner for a small fortune.
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Can't recommend a new GTS for the curry hook. It now opens to the left, which still annoys me after one and a half years.
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I can't provide you with an asinine, witty non-helpful answer, but have a look at this: https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256805804747860.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.72311a33MjOe3W&gatewayAdapt=glo2usa
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As I read this thread, I think to myself:

Is this a constructive problem solving session or a thinly-veiled attempt to summon Adri?

At any rate, I'd replace the stock part. Additional stuff could be slung off the helmet pegs.
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az_slynch wrote:
At any rate, I'd replace the stock part.
Totally agree - it's already lasted a LONG time, out in the sun too by the look of it.

I routinely hang 16lb (7.2kg) of beer (two 12-packs of 12oz beer) from that. And from the one I fitted to the LX on occasion.
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Replace it with the same thing that brought you to the dance! It works and a decade of regular use is proof of that. Everything eventually wears out.
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Thanks to everyone for your thoughtful and helpful responses.

I happen to agree with the sentiment offered by many that since the stock part had lasted so long, I should just replace it with another stock curry hook.

I agree. Reliability should be rewarded with loyalty.

However...

I spent nearly 45 minutes trying to find a vendor that a) had the part in stock; b) shipped to Israel; and c) offered the part plus shipping for a reasonable price.

I'll leave aside the vendors whose websites are so unfriendly and difficult to search / navigate that they seem designed exclusively for managers of Vespa dealership service departments.

In the end, one helpful person posted a link to an aluminum aftermarket replacement that costs a fraction of the OEM part, from a company that offers free shipping.

So, yeah... I appreciate and agree with all the excellent advice.

But I'm human.

If I'm made to feel stupid while trying to place an order for a part... and while I'm struggling with the website I discover that they are trying to charge me enough that I could just order an aftermarket part every single year for the next 5 years and still not lay out as much as the vendors are charging for the OEM part (plus shipping)... well, another order goes east.
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Abner_Bjorn wrote:
I can't provide you with an asinine, witty non-helpful answer, but have a look at this:
Well done 👍
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