I Added a Basket to My Buddy!

by Kathi MacNaughton
(Boise, ID, USA)

My New Basket & Rack

My New Basket & Rack

Now, I have carried a tremendous amount of stuff on my Genuine Buddy, just by using underseat storage, a backpack and carrying bags on my running board. But I'm always in the quest to carry even more, especially as the scooter I own IS my only vehicle at present.

basket views

my new basket
I've wanted a topcase, but really couldn't justify the cost of that and the rack needed to carry it. So, for about half the price, I recently bought the rack and a black wire basket to sit on it. I don't really need the locking capability or waterproofing. So the basket works just fine.

Recently, I've carried a 12-pack of soda in there, along with other groceries. And yesterday, a drink carried with slushies from Sonic! Yee ha!

A word of warning, though, putting weight in the basket with the scoot up on the center stand is bad news... tippy. So put it down on the kickstand or keep the weight light. In any event, you're not supposed to put more than 11 pounds in there. I think than that will stress the plastic of the scooter.

I love my new basket!

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Nov 04, 2015
Media service NEW
by: Pamela A. Abbey

As you know scooter is a bicycle in which people siting it and drive it and reach that place which they want to go. Its easy way of reach the place and also it’s save the time. People drive such types of scooters. Munchausenschreiben shows the different type of scooters adds so that people see these ads and buy some scooters whom have known the idea how to drive.

Oct 15, 2015
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by: Mary Ford

You have added a lot to your buddy bike really. It seems like you really love your bike and you have made it different. It's good. Try dissertation guru blog. People in it share their personal life and experiences and have a lot of discussion on it. The blog is nice but it can be much better.

Aug 24, 2012
Rear Basket NEW
by: Candy

With my Vino, I have the gas opening just behind the seat. How would I put a basket (which I need) back there? I want to have a basket but it would need to be removable so that I could fill up when I need to.

Aug 23, 2012
Cheap and very serviceable scooter basket NEW
by: Bill

I looked all over for an affordable rear mounted basket for my little 1994 Honda SR 50 Scooter....to no avail. Then I mounted the sturdy wire basket off my bycycle handlebars (Walmart for only fifteen bucks)on the rear "luggage carrier" on my little Honda....with those little plastic pull straps (mount on frame of basket....not through the steel mesh). This is super! I can carry two gallons of milk ther+. Along with the stuff put under seat, hung via plastic grocery bad hanging from handle bars....and sat on the floor boards,it can really haul a lot! Caution: Be very careful while driving scooter loaded thusly because the center of gravity is now shifted drastically and scooter may be difficult/tricky to handle..... But man....is it ever neat to be able to haul all that stuff!!! :-)

Apr 03, 2012
Cool tote! NEW
by: Candy

I looks like a great idea. Where would you find such a thing and how costly is it?

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