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Old 11-10-2005, 11:22 PM   #1
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For those of you who strap a milk crate to your ride...

This would be you, larryboy

You should give one of these a try.
http://www.containerstore.com/browse...6&PRODID=60192

Don't pay any attention to the stupid colors or the little wheels in the ad, that's just to show you what you *can* get. I used to have a plain white one mounted to the rear of my '85 KLR600 and it worked great.

Sometimes you just want a flatbed.

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Old 11-11-2005, 01:59 AM   #2
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thanks,tim. i might have to check those out they're close to free. i've got the milk crate on the bike right now. i'm trying it sideways this trip with a sleeping bag for a backrest.
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Old 11-11-2005, 07:40 AM   #3
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If you find one made from metal, sign me up. I used to have one that was wire mesh (real antique). The thing was indestructable and not TOO heavy. but it got lost a long time ago.
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Old 11-11-2005, 11:43 AM   #4
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thanks,tim. i might have to check those out they're close to free. i've got the milk crate on the bike right now. i'm trying it sideways this trip with a sleeping bag for a backrest.
But milk crates are completely free and come with the satisfaction of civil defiance.

Cabela's makes some nifty stuff geared toward ATVs if you want to stay legal and get farther from free.
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Old 11-11-2005, 11:00 PM   #5
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Are you making fun of $3 milk crates? Well, are you??
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Old 11-14-2005, 10:29 AM   #6
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I'm not making fun of milk crates, only the barbaric trade of their flesh for currency. I was fortunate enough to liberate a forest green crate among the red and orange from the alley behind Krogger and give it a taste of freedom. I only wish I could have saved them all. I commuted/toured for a couple years on a $1100 KLR with this milk crate and one of those screw lid 5 gal buckets in the crate for stuff I didn't want wet. It proved to be an indestructable, reliable companion. I have since sold myself into corporate slavery and I am currently indentured to a 1150GS.
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Old 11-14-2005, 11:22 AM   #7
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Are you making fun of $3 milk crates? Well, are you??

Wow. That looks very practical!
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Old 11-14-2005, 02:03 PM   #8
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now thats my style of luggage! i like it
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Old 11-14-2005, 08:58 PM   #9
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Now I know what I will do with that milk crate I keep triping over in the garage. Great idea!
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Old 11-14-2005, 09:08 PM   #10
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Milk crates, whole, chopped and/or diced...are cool.
Whatever works....
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Old 11-15-2005, 01:12 PM   #11
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If you find one made from metal, sign me up. I used to have one that was wire mesh (real antique). The thing was indestructable and not TOO heavy. but it got lost a long time ago.
Do you have "Hostess" cake where you live?

If so talk to your local driver. They use a wire mesh tray in their trucks and

who knows, one might fall out the back door......
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Old 11-15-2005, 01:18 PM   #12
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I meant metal AND folding, like the original link. I have a few of the old metal milkcrates, but I really want the expandable metal style.
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:15 AM   #13
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reviving old thread...

I'm looking for a metal type cage basket, and closet thing I can find is this. http://www.amazon.com/Prima-Milk-Cra...N%3DB003JO07C0

I've been riding with a milk crate on back of LC4, with original fender bar, and now will put a regular moose top rack on back, but wanted a better looking metal basket. Anyone have another product to share? Thx, DM
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:13 AM   #14
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I had one complete with wheels and telescoping handle. Picked it up at staples or office max.

Now they seem to only have plastic ones.

Always thought have a flat bed that can assembly into a trunk would be kinda slick.
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:53 AM   #15
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I had one complete with wheels and telescoping handle. Picked it up at staples or office max.

Now they seem to only have plastic ones.

Always thought have a flat bed that can assembly into a trunk would be kinda slick.
sorta looking at this one http://www.amazon.com/Prima-Milk-Cra...N%3DB003JO07C0
something else neat, is this, which goes around an "ugly" milk crate....unsure how it'd hold up against the sun/rain, day in and out.
http://www.amazon.com/CRatePak-for-M.../dp/B003TWF1WI
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