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post #1 of 12 Old Jun 9th, 2009, 6:48 pm Thread Starter
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Ridiing with a small pet

OK… question to anyone who rides with a pet…. My divorce is final and it was decided that I get the dog… or the dog gets me. She’s a 5 pound Maltese who ended up claiming me as her human. And I love her dearly. The good thing is that my job let me stay home 99% of the time… OK 96% of the time (4% riding)… so to the question… has anyone used or modified a tank bag to accommodate a small pet for the ride… I travel twice a year to Florida and twice a year to Iowa from Connecticut and want to bring her with me. Comments or suggestion are appreciated
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post #2 of 12 Old Jun 9th, 2009, 6:51 pm
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Re: Ridiing with a small pet

There are some companies that make bags and/or pads like this for bikes; a quick Internet search will likely yield some results. Considering the small amount of real estate for a tank bag on the LT (even for your small dog) you may want to look at something that mounts to the back seat.

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Re: Ridiing with a small pet

Thanks Dave... I thought about the back seat but for 1… I use it for additional luggage and… 2…I would be concerned about not seeing her and how she is doing

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You might try something like this...
http://www.bikernewsonline.com/2006/...otorcycles.htm
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Someone say ride with pets?

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Re: Ridiing with a small pet

KoKo, our 13 lb. toy poodle has put a LOT of miles on HIS LT...

He even rides on a KonTour Seat - well, its actually more like a chase lounge.

His carrier mounts on the "tank", has mesh ventilation on three sides and a clear zip on convertible window cover that covers the entire carrier when it gets cold or wet. A down vest completes the ensemble.

He faces forward on the slope and spends most of the day checking out the scenery - or sleeping.

When ever I go into the garage and get near the bike he jumps up on the rear seat (even at 10 years old) and whines. Guess what he wants to do?
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Geez, you got panniers don't you?

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We use a Hannigan sidecar for "Bullethead" the Boston Terrier. We insist that he wear his doggles and his helmet when he rides. ATGATT!

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Forget the dog, get a girlfriend!

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Forget the dog, get a girlfriend!

You can lock a girlfriend and your dog in the trunk of the car. When you return in an hour and open the trunk, see which one is glad to see you. Thats true love.

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Re: Ridiing with a small pet

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We had a shitzu that traveled around 60k in a tank bag on a 84, R100RT, bought the dog and RT at the same time, only problem her head was always in front of the speedo, a lot of pictures were taken, an Lt tank bag may be a little small.

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OK… question to anyone who rides with a pet…. and want to bring her with me.
Comments or suggestion are appreciated
Like others before have said: yes it can be done if you're willing to make some "sacrifices"
Keep in mind you're not going to be able to take "her" into a restaurant
so you'll be picnicing or eating "drive thru" food,
also motels will cost an extra ten bucks with a pet.

On the "plus" side she won't complain
and you can take pictures of more than just your motorcycle in "exotic" places.


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