How Big a Dork Am I?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Speedo66, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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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? :eek1
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  2. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    Embrace your inner Dork!

    Sounds like you're having a good time. Go with it. :D
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  3. TomTom63

    TomTom63 Motorradfahrer

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    +1 ...it's "two-wheeled-fun" taken to new heights. You got my Endorkment :thumb
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  4. MODNROD

    MODNROD Decisions, decisions

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    Could have been worse man, you might have tried to bungy-cord a cardboard box on it instead!
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  5. Coopdway

    Coopdway Curiouser

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    Delight in Dorkness I always say.

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  6. emmettken

    emmettken Long timer

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    Dork out.
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  7. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Hi, my name is Steve, and I am a dork....

    Thanks for the group support!

    As I've said before, one of the few benefits of getting older is you just don't give a shit what other people think anymore. Gives you lots of latitude to do whatever you please, no matter how, let's say, "dorky". ;>)
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  8. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    I'd be more worried about having a screen name associated with a banana hammock than a milk crate. Wearing a Speedo is the epitome of dorky.:deal Or maybe you're just European.:lol3
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  9. bjorn240

    bjorn240 Good with a map!

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    If you're feeling insecure, we can ride around the 'hood together for a while. Next to my baby blue C70, your bike will seem like a manly off-road beast. I bet if we tore up enough dirt roads, we could end up in the slammer in Katonah for 15 minutes, thus proving our (Honda step-through) 1%er status.

    PS - where'd you find the milk crate? I've been hanging out behind the A&P in Millwood trying to steal one, but no dice. (note to law enforcement in Northern Westchester: joooooooking!)
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  10. Bandit240

    Bandit240 Been here awhile

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    I must be an oddball then since ive got a factory cargo box.

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  11. hugemoth

    hugemoth Long timer

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    Not only are milk crates the traditional storage box for Trail 90s but they're also hip. You're stylin and you don't even know it.
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  12. zDollar Bill

    zDollar Bill Eat, Sleep, Ride, Repeat

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    I carry my big cooler on the back of my cbr600, so one of my friends that doesn't ride that much, said I might as well put a milk crate on the back, as he laughed at me. I just laughed back and said I do! It must be a "HOW IT LOOKS THING" for him or not cool. Me I don't care... I use a milk crate all the time . Now you got me wondering about a scooter for a new ride, they look like fun and I already have the milk crate...
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  13. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Nope, has nothing to do with swimwear, underwear, or anywhere.

    Has to do with an old song. Lyrics here: http://lyrics.dainutekstai.lt/339719/the-cadillacs-speedo.htm

    Bjorn, PM coming at you.
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  14. stiggs13

    stiggs13 Been here awhile

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    Rarely do I see a CT90 w/o a milk crate on the back, mine has a brown one zipped tied to the rack with various nets and bungies on it for what ever payload I need to haul - they also work well as back rests
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  15. brockster

    brockster Despair & Repair Garage

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    Hell, I even have been known to have a milk crate on my Sportster. This particular crate saved the paint (along with the highway pegs) on the bike in a wreck in 8/2008. It was mostly cosmetic damage to the bike.
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    It's on my Elite right now. If you carry anything fragile, make sure you have a lid on it. A fellow club member catapulted my digital camera from it when he hit a big pothole when the crate was on the Elite.
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  16. stiggs13

    stiggs13 Been here awhile

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  17. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    they make good rear box. you take 2 and cut the top on in 1/2 and using a peace of webbing as a hinge connect them. A nice cheap rear box. your No dork just saving 50 bucks for a round of beers for us, right? :evil:freaky I ve seen a ct110 mod with an extra gas tank, Metal gas cans cut and used as rear bags. extra seat for 2 up. The couple crossed india and most of eupore like that. tough bikes.
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  18. ronnath

    ronnath Long timer

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    honda met

    honda met rear rack

    martha steward basket from kmart


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    hauled a lot of beer on that met when i had it
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  19. Coopdway

    Coopdway Curiouser

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    Color coordinated and everything........my buddies are right; I lack style.
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  20. brockster

    brockster Despair & Repair Garage

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    }Shudder{.

    Nope, I'd say that anything that shrew sells has less style.
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