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ScooterLar

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Grand Vista with Chase Harper Saddlebags....
« on: October 12, 2017, 07:36:24 AM »
On Monday morning, I'm leaving for a three day scootering/camping getaway and I needed some additional storage capacity to bring all my camping gear/clothes/tools with me. Several years ago, I was given these Chase Harper soft sided saddlebags from my former neighbor when I bought his BMW motorcycle. In order to mount these bags to my Grand Vista, I had to install a couple of extra grommets to the bags. I then attached the bags to the grab rails with heavy duty zip ties. They look and function beautifully. Between the saddlebags, trunk and under seat storage, I now have plenty of room to bring all my stuff.
2005 Grand Vista
2006 Vespa LX 150
2009 Grand Vista
2006 People 250
2013 Like 200
2013 Like 200 LX
2012 Genuine Buddy 170i
2009 Genuine Buddy 125

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Re: Grand Vista with Chase Harper Saddlebags....
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 08:32:50 AM »
Quite a collection of scooters you have there. Looks good with those side bags. Should give you plenty of room. On my way home from church last night I spied a nice pile of goodies on the curb and I put 2 tool boxes, one a 2 drawer with some tools and three large metal ammo boxes on my DT300. I have a rack on the back and soft saddle bags. Wish I had taken a picture before I unloaded, but here's one that shows the rack. Felt like I had another fat person on the back. I have 3 stretch cargo nets that work very well for such situations. Hope you enjoy your scamping
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Re: Grand Vista with Chase Harper Saddlebags....
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 08:50:09 AM »
Nice setup as well! You've got a much bigger trunk on your scoot than I have on my GV. Normally, my trunk serves my needs fine, but a bigger one would definitely be nice if I do more of these "scamping" adventures. Thanks for the pic!!!
2005 Grand Vista
2006 Vespa LX 150
2009 Grand Vista
2006 People 250
2013 Like 200
2013 Like 200 LX
2012 Genuine Buddy 170i
2009 Genuine Buddy 125

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Re: Grand Vista with Chase Harper Saddlebags....
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 08:54:16 AM »
My ole buddy Snorvey said I have a cooking grill on my DT. LOL, he likes to kid me. I set my bikes up the way I need them That rig includes a driver's back rest, a cargo rack and saddle bag mount and I can press two buttons and the whole assembly slides off to access the under seat area or for a passenger. May not be the best looking DT300 in town, but it works for me. I hated the cramped driver space on that bike until I put out board and forward foot pegs on it. Now I can ride "cruiser" style. I love my set-up now.
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2012 Kymco DT300
1996 Honda Shadow Spirit 1100

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