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Old 08-28-2010, 09:27 PM   #46
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As a beginner scooter owner...its nice to know I'm not the only one out there that feels like a dork. But when you get 69 mpg commuting to work its all worth it.

What is that?
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:43 PM   #47
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Would not worry about looks

I own bright orange restored k5 ct 90 I wear dayglo full face orange helmet,knee pads,elbow pads,chest protector,kelvar chaps over jeans,leather gloves, high steel toed boots and dayglo orange hunting vest. So I gues I look like an orange dork. Soft pack on the back is what I carry things in. Of course I dont look as cool as the shirt less helmetless dude in their shorts and deck shoes riding their crochet rockets but I probabily have a better chance of avoiding the obit page because some guy talking on a cell phone turns left in front of me.
The cts are a blast especially off road if you havent taken yours to the trails your missing 1/2 the fun of owning one. Dont worry about others opinion and have fun. The only draw back to the milk crate carrier is in an accident its only a couple of inches away from your spine and I dont like the hard edges and what it could do to your spine. Off road for sure I would not want that behind me but that just me the orange dork. Enjoy your bike ATGATT
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:27 AM   #48
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Just keep in mind that the australian postal service have CT110's in their stable, and have done so for 30+ years. And the only way to get a CT110 around here is either off the auctions after aus-post are done with them, or second hand off someone else who had bought it that way!

pic 1, pic 2, so no, i wouldn't classify you as a dork.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:17 AM   #49
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Someone said crates?

Hiya, 'been lurking for some time, and just had to join and up a pict of my VFR+Crate.

Coco Cargo by VFR-HB, on Flickr

I'm in Mexico, long term ride scouting out cool places along the Pacific. Yes I had scooters before (Yam Riva 200, Vespa 50).

Will do a proper intro later with maps and such in case others are planning a ride in SW Mexico.

Cheers!

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Old 08-29-2010, 02:02 PM   #50
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Heck, I always thought having a plastic crate to carry more stuff was cool to begin with...



I live only a half mile from my post office and the crate, uh, increases my carrying capacity quite a bit.

(The blue tarp stays with the Ruck 90% of the time as I commute/park in the rain---and it rains a lot where I am)
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:37 PM   #51
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At least no one here rides like this:



Yes, he is riding with a BBQ. He found it the side of the road. It was published in the paper and the rider was later fined. The rider said the BBQ never did work, the Judge said "Maybe that's whey it was on the side of the road?"
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:22 PM   #52
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Judges are so picky these days.

I rode to have my SV1000's tires changed with 2 new tires around my waist.

Yes, I looked like the Michelin man, but it was too nice a day to trailer.
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:18 PM   #53
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I've now attached the milk crate removed from the sold CT90 to my new to me '05 Yamaha XT225. So now I can run almost 80 and still look like a dork.

"Luke, come over to the dork side." I think that was what Darth Vader said.
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:24 PM   #54
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I've had my '72 Honda CT90 Trail for a few months now, and I'm having all kinds of fun with it. I take it to the library, go minor shopping with it, and just do exploring around the area, getting my thrills at 35-40 MPH.

Carrying things presents the usual problems, hoping things bungied onto the rack don't fall off, gallon milk containers are a major challenge.

So yesterday, in a fit of dorkdom, I ziptied a large milk crate onto the rack. Big enough to haul at least 2 large paper supermarket shopping bags, and who knows how many books, 6 packs, etc.

So tell me, how big a dork does this make me?

Depends if your the dork that lost (and left) a milk crate in the middle of the Sawmill River Parkway on Monday????
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:29 PM   #55
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Depends if your the dork that lost (and left) a milk crate in the middle of the Sawmill River Parkway on Monday????
Happy to report it's not mine.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:35 AM   #56
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:05 PM   #57
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So yesterday, in a fit of dorkdom, I ziptied a large milk crate onto the rack. Big enough to haul at least 2 large paper supermarket shopping bags, and who knows how many books, 6 packs, etc.

So tell me, how big a dork does this make me?
Yeah, but how many chickens can you carry ???
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:45 PM   #58
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:31 AM   #59
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