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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-07-2017, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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attach a milk crate?

I'm cheap: a milk crate + cargo netting let me leave the helmet on the bike, get groceries, carry a backpack without wearing it, etc. The Honda Rear Carrier offends me, expensive and I don't have the passenger seat. I'm thinking some sort of padding, milk crate, and some kind of straps to the side bolt holes on the fender? Or just use the center bolt holes for the seat? Any and all ideas welcome.

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-07-2017, 07:18 PM
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Please, please, please don't demean your new bike by installing a milk crate lol.

Save your pennies and get a set of saddle bags... could hold as much as a milk crate.

And helmet locks can be had for fairly cheap, depending on the type/style/mount location.
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-07-2017, 11:00 PM
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Yeah, but a saddle bag big enough to hold a helmet would be too big on this bike. The license plate frame lock is awesome, and only $44.
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Innovative idea but wouldn't recommend it.

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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-09-2017, 08:40 AM
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I agree the rear carrier for the rebel is insanely high for what it is.
But, if I had to choose between coughing up ~$300 for the carrier vs riding around w/ a milk crate on the back...I'd bite the bullet and just spend the ~$300.

Like DJdavies mentioned, you'd be better off getting a set of saddlebags (Viking bag is a good deal for the price) and a helmet lock license frame. Would still come out cheaper than the Honda rear carrier.
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-09-2017, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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faux retro wooden crate

$24 at Target. couple 8mm bolts, couple washers, and wire stays to the fender side bolts. $9 15" cargo netting, slides open and closed. I'm not saying it's dignified, but it's convenient.
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Oh dear god...at least paint it black!!!
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Dude!
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-09-2017, 04:16 PM
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Hahaah this is probably the best thread I've seen on here!
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You're not driving with 5 people on it as well, are you?!
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