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My wife and I recently got a tea cup miniture Schnauzer. My wife has been waring a chest carrier so the dog can ride with us on our K1200LT. Does anyone have other ideas or ways to carry a small dog on an LT?
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Re: Dog Carrier

I've seen people carry dogs on the top case rack in one of those dogie carriers that looks like a small purse or suit case...

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My wife and I recently got a tea cup miniture Schnauzer. My wife has been waring a chest carrier so the dog can ride with us on our K1200LT. Does anyone have other ideas or ways to carry a small dog on an LT?
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I carry KoKo, our 13 lb. poodle all the time - he absolutely loves to go touring. If I walk over toward the LT in the garage he'll jump up on the rear seat and whine, ready to go. We've done multi thousand mile trips without any issues.

I modified a carrier that is somewhat tubular in shape and has plastic "stays" in it. It also has mesh on three sides for excellent ventilation - which is of course EXTREMELY important since dogs can't sweat when it gets hot. I made him a VERY comfortable bed using the same visco foam I use in my seats. I made also a zip on top made from convertible window vinyl, the really thick stuff, to eliminate wind chill and rain when appropriate. It's big enough so that he can move around inside to change position. I would not want to confine a dog to a specific position for any length of time.

He always travels with a polyester fill vest to keep him warm, and he gets frequent stops - at least once an hour - to run around a bit.

I've tried carrying him behind us on the rack but no way since he is way too exposed to wind buffeting - he loves to sit in front of his dad and take in the scenery behind the wind shield. Bikers that carry their dogs on trailers behind the bike should be castrated - it REALLY pisses me off when I see that. I always ask them if they would put a 2 year old CHILD back there...
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Re: Dog Carrier

We have carried 2 different dogs for over 300,000 on different bikes. What has worked best for us is to use a book bag with long enough straps so that it rests on my wifes lap while riding. The dog is protected between the 2 of us and can still relocate within the bag for comfort. I will try to attach a picture.

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I carry KoKo, our 13 lb. poodle all the time - he absolutely loves to go touring. If I walk over toward the LT in the garage he'll jump up on the rear seat and whine, ready to go. We've done multi thousand mile trips without any issues.

I modified a carrier that is somewhat tubular in shape and has plastic "stays" in it. It also has mesh on three sides for excellent ventilation - which is of course EXTREMELY important since dogs can't sweat when it gets hot. I made him a VERY comfortable bed using the same visco foam I use in my seats. I made also a zip on top made from convertible window vinyl, the really thick stuff, to eliminate wind chill and rain when appropriate. It's big enough so that he can move around inside to change position. I would not want to confine a dog to a specific position for any length of time.

He always travels with a polyester fill vest to keep him warm, and he gets frequent stops - at least once an hour - to run around a bit.

I've tried carrying him behind us on the rack but no way since he is way too exposed to wind buffeting - he loves to sit in front of his dad and take in the scenery behind the wind shield. Bikers that carry their dogs on trailers behind the bike should be castrated - it REALLY pisses me off when I see that. I always ask them if they would put a 2 year old CHILD back there...
We've finally seen the softer side of Ron!

I'd take my dog, but he's about a 30 pounder, and won't fit for "three-up" riding!

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Re: Dog Carrier

A fellow in my club (Blackgoldbeemeers) has a hole cut in the top case lid of his LT (removed the rack) & his small Alaskan something rides there without trouble. He also has 1200GS & he has done a similar thing to the lid of one of the side bags.
And a warning is don't go near his bike's when the dog is there, he will rip your arm off

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We've finally seen the softer side of Ron!

I'd take my dog, but he's about a 30 pounder, and won't fit for "three-up" riding!
LOL! Yeah, I've got a real "man's" dog....

Funny thing is, if I was single, he would be the best chick magnet a guy could ever have, and I think he just may have a higher IQ than his dad.

...but then again - 75 ain't hard to beat!


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well , ... here is a shot of our old dog carrier , & our new one
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LOL! Yeah, I've got a real "man's" dog....

Funny thing is, if I was single, he would be the best chick magnet a guy could ever have, and I think he just may have a higher IQ than his dad.

...but then again - 75 ain't hard to beat!
Now that's funny, speaking of "chick magnets"!

Back in my single days, I would volunteer to take my infant nephew shopping. Chicks always want to look at babies, and of course, they ask, "How old is your son?"

When they heard that I was just a single, caring uncle, I'd get the big "Awwwww, what a guy!", and a few dates...

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Now that's funny, speaking of "chick magnets"!

Back in my single days, I would volunteer to take my infant nephew shopping. Chicks always want to look at babies, and of course, they ask, "How old is your son?"

When they heard that I was just a single, caring uncle, I'd get the big "Awwwww, what a guy!", and a few dates...
You dawg, you!

Make them come to you - I like the way you think!


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well , ... here is a shot of our old dog carrier , & our new one
Well, I never thought I would EVER use this word on a motorcycle forum - but that's just plain CUTE! Those are some very lucky pooches!

We've had an absolute blast taking KoKo along - people and especially kids - are just stunned when he leaps from the top of the "tank" and runs up to them - tail waggin' and tonque lickin' full speed.

In Carmel, CA we were literally invited INSIDE the best restaurants in town, the locals didn't even give him a glance as he settled in with a bowl of water and some treats from the staff.

Loews Resorts are exceptionally dog friendly as well - they even have special room service menus. If you let them know in advance you are traveling with a canine friend they'll have a special place mat, water and food bowls, some treats and a welcome letter from the General Manager - in your room ahead of time.

It is indeed a dog's life.

SMART business...


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Well - here you go!!





I believe that is a Schnauzer in the dog house . . .

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There's nothing unmanly about traveling with poodles. Just ask John Steinbeck, Charley was a poodle. Napoleon used poodles as guard dogs. I have also heard that the bite pressure from a poodle exceeds that of most other dogs. (I'm waiting for Dr. Brady Barr to conduct further studies on this.)

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