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BennyBen
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:42 pm    Post subject: front rack ? Reply with quote

Hi
anyone use the front folding rack? Is it useful? I need more luggage space to go to work. Sometimes the space under the seat is full, my backpack is heavy too. Like said earlier in another post I just can't wait to get my top case.
I was thinking about the front rack, a backpack and bungee cords.

https://www.scooterworks.com/Prima-Folding-Front-Rack-Black-Genuine-Buddy-P166.aspx

What's your take?

thanks
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DeeDee
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll tell you this much, the front rack is way more robust than Prima's rear rack. It has three solid mounting points to the front of the scooter. The footprint is fairly small, and best of all no vulnerable bends or welds to snap. I didn't like adding a bunch of weight up front, because it made the steering a bit squirrely.
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tenders
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In addition to the limited weight you can put on the steering column, I don't care for the look of the front rack and don't like drilling holes in the front plastics.

You could bungee a duffel bag onto the seat behind you while you wait for the top case.
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BennyBen
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, I'll use the little seat bag that I've found at 50$ on Amazon.

tenders wrote:
In addition to the limited weight you can put on the steering column, I don't care for the look of the front rack and don't like drilling holes in the front plastics.

You could bungee a duffel bag onto the seat behind you while you wait for the top case.


thank you all for your input.
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JettaKnight
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:06 pm    Post subject: Re: front rack ? Reply with quote

BennyBen wrote:
Hi
anyone use the front folding rack? Is it useful? I need more luggage space to go to work. Sometimes the space under the seat is full, my backpack is heavy too. Like said earlier in another post I just can't wait to get my top case.
I was thinking about the front rack, a backpack and bungee cords.

https://www.scooterworks.com/Prima-Folding-Front-Rack-Black-Genuine-Buddy-P166.aspx

What's your take?

thanks


The front rack is going to be more a matter of personal preference.

I think they've got a nice character to them, but I've never had one.
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BennyBen
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:11 pm    Post subject: Re: front rack ? Reply with quote

So it's more about the look than the utility. I'll save my $$ for other things.

JettaKnight wrote:


The front rack is going to be more a matter of personal preference.

I think they've got a nice character to them, but I've never had one.
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