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Old 11-22-2012, 08:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Some things to watch out for:

Sonic - I know how you feel - my wifes little maltese loves riding on my mountain bike - you feel quilty if you dont take them.
Just a couple of things you may want to be careful of:
A vet that we were buying goggles from ( to keep the wind blown sand out of our dogs eyes while walking on the beach) told us they sell goggles mostly for dogs that ride on motorcycles because an insect in the dogs eye at 100 kph can be very serious.
Also - if your take your little dog on your bike and you stop somewhere and put her down on the ground there is a chance she will be excited when you go to get back on the bike and she could jump up a bit to show she wants to get on the bike and guess where her little feet are going to go - on the header pipes - this would be horrific.
This is always a fear of mine when I get home and my Wife and dog meet me. The dog wants to come over and see you before you can dismount.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:54 PM   #22 (permalink)
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DONT put a dog in a pack or on a tank bag etc! If you take a tumble you'll likely kill it! If you must take a dog on a bike fit a box on the back or at least carry it in a way it can jump free if the worst happens. Frankly I just wouldn't.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:14 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Nickwiz, you got me thinking on that one. I've also thought about a side car but i'm not ready for that just yet.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:56 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Might be a bit of overkill for the size of your dog, but I wanted to share:



This is a trailer on the back of a motorcycle in the area my parents live in. I've never spoken to the gent but have seen him, his dog, and trailer on the road several times over the years. More details/pics here:

http://www.corbinstreehouse.com/blog...-boat-trailer/
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:07 AM   #25 (permalink)
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13yrs. with this doxie, 2yrs. with my new one.

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Old 11-23-2012, 02:44 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Something about seeing an eccentric character rolling on a motorcycle with his best friend riding along that just gives me a sense of uplift and a big grin. smile.

If you insist on the best for your pup, get the Kuryakyn "Pet Palace". And to cut a truly dashing figure, the dog must wear "Doggles".
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:50 PM   #27 (permalink)
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DONT put a dog in a pack or on a tank bag etc! If you take a tumble you'll likely kill it! If you must take a dog on a bike fit a box on the back or at least carry it in a way it can jump free if the worst happens. Frankly I just wouldn't.
It's telling that we care more about our dog's safety than our own.

On rare occasions I have had my nitwit Jack Russell ride in a crate behind the seat of my bicycle. I have him tethered when I do, but more than once he has leapt out, which has him dangling pathetically against the side of the rack with a dumbstruck look on his face until I scoop him up and put him back in.

Do be sure your dog is WELL tethered if you're going to try this trick at speed on a motorcycle!
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Saw a BMW years ago with a Jack Russell in a topbox with a perspex dome so he could see out.
He had a sticker on the rear of the box that said "caution tail gunner"
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Our Weimaraner is too big to ride but I'd like to try her in a sidecar.

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Something about seeing an eccentric character rolling on a motorcycle with his best friend riding along that just gives me a sense of uplift and a big grin. smile.
Ditto!
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Many many years ago I had a small Lab that rode in a milk crate on the HD rack, and a boxer on the tank (carpeted) of my Guzzi. Boxer did jump off once after a rabbit, survived but her last ride. Tried my chihuahua a bit in the neighborhood but he didn't seem fully comfortable. If yours does not seem comfortable with the noise for starters I wouldn't push it. It will be a distraction for you and if it goes wrong you'll be beating yourself up for a looong time. Fun thought and all but it has to be the right dog.
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