Ok, while the sun blazed hot upon the land I got in the 3 accessories that I ordered from my local Honda lady: black Ruckus mirrors; the Met rear carrier; and the Met front basket.
I installed these myself and felt like Xena, Warrior Princess or Towanda, Queen of the Amazons or some such character. Anyway, I moved through doubt and intimidation and got the suckers installed without a "hitch" using my trusty bicycle tool box. Did ok!
The mirrors were added because I felt like I could not see enough of a wide shot behind me on the Met's little round "chrome" mirrors. Plus I liked the look of the black on the Met.
The rear carrier is a "no brainer" because it holds my beloved black wire basket or a top case or a soft larger tail bag. Money well spent and I got a very good discount on all three from my Honda lady! (She's cool!)
The Met front basket is something I've oggled for years. It comes in black or white and of course I got the black. This thing is HUGE and opens up space for carrying bottled drinks, large coffee cups, lunches, caps, windbreakers, camera, ETC. I will have all these things at my finger tips while meandering and blasting along through the back roads.
I did have to drill 4 holes in my front leg shield and this gave me pause for about two days. Finally I "just did it" and I am glad I did. It does not look bad from the front and I did not destroy my baby in the process!
I am also wearing a hi-viz yellow vest from Olympia and am going to order some hi-viz yellow pants from MissingLink. I want to be seen by even comatose cage drivers!
I will order the Honda Met wind shield eventually for cold weather riding. Now that the 2013 Met is coming up, the older accessories will be snatched up quickly for the 2002-2009 Mets. The wind shield is my last OEM item.
Now I just need to find some "Squirt" decals and have some side lettering done!
I just love this little scooter!