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My pooch really enjoys motorcycle riding ... how to make it safe?
8 years ago, April 26th 2011 No: 1 Msg: #134642  
I have a small lap dog, part wiener dog, part poodle, part 40 other types of dogs, that loves to ride on the bike. She will stand on the tank and ride slowly around the yard. Has anyone ever seen a product or made something so the dog could safely ride on a short trip? I do not have a side car so that is not an option. Just woundering! Reply to this

8 years ago, April 27th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #134686  
I have always taught my dogs to ride with me. I use a sheepskin with straps sewed on one end and more
half way down. I strap it around the front and back of the tank. The back half covers my seat. This gives the dog some traction and having your arms either side of them gives them confidence. Some people complain about cleaning bugs off their windscreens ,well you'll have to stop every 50ks, or so, to clean the dog spit off your glasses Reply to this

8 years ago, April 29th 2011 No: 3 Msg: #135013  
ElAustraliano ... do you have photos of this ... would like to see what it looks like and how the pup is secured ... Reply to this

8 years ago, April 30th 2011 No: 4 Msg: #135077  
Sorry, no photos. I would never secure the dog to the bike. Even the best rider in the world can hit that patch of sand on a corner or have to lay it down because some idiot drives out in front of you ect. If you have the dog belted to your tank they'll be dragged along the road with the bike. If they are free they will just roll down the road n get up wagging their tails. Reply to this

8 years ago, April 30th 2011 No: 5 Msg: #135079  
You know I never thought of that. See forums are so useful. Reply to this

8 years ago, May 1st 2011 No: 6 Msg: #135148  
Couldn't name all the bikes I've had in my life but my wife didn't want me riding anymore. My friend just bought a CB1100R and gave me his old GPZ750. My wife, being Colombian, believes its very rude to refuse a gift. Now she gets off the back with a grin on her face every time. Life is good.
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8 years ago, May 1st 2011 No: 7 Msg: #135154  
Congrads on the new ride! Reply to this

8 years ago, May 2nd 2011 No: 8 Msg: #135288  
Alec,

I just googled Harley dog carrier and the first site that popped up was a Ytube of a doggie backpack. I don't think that is what you had in mind but it is pretty cool looking. you might be able to use it to put the dog in but not secure it -- in case of an accident. It was rather neat looking.

Show us photos once you get this worked out.

MJ and Dave Reply to this

8 years ago, May 3rd 2011 No: 9 Msg: #135394  
Thanks mj and dave Reply to this

8 years ago, June 3rd 2011 No: 10 Msg: #137687  
Alec,

Did you find a solution to taking your dog with you?
Love to see a photo.

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8 years ago, June 3rd 2011 No: 11 Msg: #137717  
In response to: Msg #137687 I have tried several things but nothing really strikes me as safe. Reply to this

7 years ago, December 30th 2011 No: 12 Msg: #149578  
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7 years ago, January 5th 2012 No: 13 Msg: #149847  
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We Aussies are a strange breed aren't we? I also take my dogs out riding on a sheepskin I have strapped to the tank...and so can relate to the slobber thing having boxers. Our latest pup started her career as a part time bikie down my ex husbands jacket and has now progressed to tank (with paws on the bars!) but I do find the Ducati tank a little more difficult for them than my ex's harley tank or my vintage nortons. I would NEVER strap the dog to the tank or use the backpack for the reasons Paul mentioned..in the backpack if you come off the dog is stuck to you and cannot roll away from you or worse the bike. Truth is there is no safe way to take your dog out on a motorcycle..but some of them do love it - my male hates it and freaks at the sound of the bikes, my bitch and her pup absolutely love it..unfortunately they are the worst slobberers known to man......and yes spell check I realise slobberer is not a word 😊

Happy miles with your dog! Reply to this

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