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post #1 of 30 Old May 23rd, 2015, 9:07 pm Thread Starter
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Dog on an LT?

Does anyone ride with their dog as a passenger? I would like to take mine with me sometime, but I'm having a hard time finding a carrier that would work on the seat that doesn't cost an arm and both jewels.

I have found several that go in a car seat or on a bicycle, however I don't think they would be suitable on a big boy bike.

The car and bicycle carriers run $30 - $90. Most I have seen for Motors run $300 - $700. Kuryakyn has one for a little less than $200, but it looks a little small for my dog (fat shi-tzu poodle mix 20lbs.)

Any experience or suggestions?
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I suggest you get creative and make one custom fit for your dog get em some goggles and ride. Good luck.

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New to this forum. Yesterday, bought a 2006 K1200LT from a great guy in Granbury, TX. Mike pointed me to this forum. Added the 1200 to my BMW stable ('91 K100 and '93K1100). Thanks for the informative group.

Last year, I read/heard that some police departments were going to write tickets for animal cruelty to bikers who carried animals on motorcycles. Never heard any results..... just saying.
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Well there go all the Harley riders!
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Animal cruelty? How do they figure that?
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Animal cruelty? How do they figure that?

Well, if you forced the dog to ride on a Harley...
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Shaken Dog Syndrome?

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Re: Dog on an LT?

I actually saw a photo of a carrier on the back of an LT where the top case should be... said the dog loved it, trying to find it again.

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a few years ago at a rally. A rider had a shopping cart basket on the back of his bike(not an LT).

On the LT, it would work with the trunk and reaching over the passengers seat.


send me PM if you need idea how this would work,
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I actually saw a photo of a carrier on the back of an LT where the top case should be... said the dog loved it, trying to find it again.
I remember that Pic too

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Looks like he took some time to fabricate that himself. It would be cool if I wanted a permanent solution, but I really just want something to go on the pillion seat for occasional rides. The Kuryakyn Pet Palace looks to be the perfect solution, I just can't afford one right now.
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How about a small airline crate, or even a milk crate.

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Does anyone ride with their dog as a passenger? I would like to take mine with me sometime, but I'm having a hard time finding a carrier that would work on the seat that doesn't cost an arm and both jewels.

I have found several that go in a car seat or on a bicycle, however I don't think they would be suitable on a big boy bike.

The car and bicycle carriers run $30 - $90. Most I have seen for Motors run $300 - $700. Kuryakyn has one for a little less than $200, but it looks a little small for my dog (fat shi-tzu poodle mix 20lbs.)

Any experience or suggestions?
Here you go.......
It looks like this pup is enjoying it? Lol
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Cool video! Looks like you could take an old back pack and cut a hole for the dogs head, and Viola!! doggy carrier..I bet you could find an old one at the thrift store for super cheap too.

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So, I convinced the comptroller that a carrier would be a benefit on vacation, pet palace on the way.

On the dog in the backpack, sorry, but I like my dog too much to risk smashing him if I have to lay the bike down.

For small dogs like mine I think a carrier that keeps them strapped in is the safest. For the larger breeds I like the idea of training them to sit on the pillion seat and hold on to the riders shoulders.

I've watched a number of videos of dogs on bikes and they all seem to love riding. My dog gets exited about riding in the car, so I'm confident he'll enjoy the bike, I'll find out in a couple of weeks.
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Be sure to keep us updated. I have several rectangular wire mesh crates used for house training that I think I can modify one to be secured in place of the top case. I am giving this some serious thought. I will start with my Terrier / Jack Russell mix who I know will love it. Then I think I can also squeeze our small Chihuahua and Min Pin dogs in there too. If it's too tight I can stack two cages and let the 2 small ones have the upper bunk.

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Dan, the way that carrier is cantilevered, is it rigid enough not to bounce around a lot?

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The pet palace arrived today. It is not a collapse-able bag. It's bigger than it looks on the computer screen, I think it will be the perfect size for my dog, but it needs a little more padding in the bottom.

Needs to air out for a day or two. We are leaving Saturday for Oregon in the cage (family trip) to see our older boy and grandkids. We will use the Pet Palace as a car carrier and bed for him on the trip so he can get used to it and being confined while moving. I'll start riding with him in a few weeks.
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I read an article a few years ago by someone who trained his dog to ride with him and he stressed taking it slow. He first just put the dog on the bike for awhile while he was sitting there and the bike was on the center stand. After he had got the dog used to being there he took it off the stand and just sat there letting the bike move a little but with the engine off. He felt that the dog needed time to get used to it and not be stressed or it would never like it. His next step after giving the dog a rest from the bike was starting the bike and walking the bike around a little after it appeared to not be bothered by the sound of the motor. Next step of course was slow speeds in a big parking lot over a few days. Then around town where the speed and length of trip wasn't to long. Once the dog was comfortable with that then he started taking trips. He stated it didn't take to long but the dog was never stressed and had been his riding buddy for a number of years when he wrote the article. I always tried to remember what he did because I had hoped to do the same thing with our dog but the misses won't let me. She's okay with me getting a sidecar for the dog to ride in just not a carrier on the bike.
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I can't even get my Golden Retriever to ride in the car, let alone get him in it - he goes combat on me... With a carrier hanging off the back, I think it would be like riding a unicycle if I were even to get him in it (85 lbs). I would also be concerned if someone ever dropped the bike with a dog not in a carrier, what would happen to it if it got spooked and ran in traffic.

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Could you not purchase a used top box and convert to a dog cage/carrier by removing the top lid and making a caged lid to allow viewing and ventilation

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Could you not purchase a used top box and convert to a dog cage/carrier by removing the top lid and making a caged lid to allow viewing and ventilation
That's a good idea, however my LT is my daily commuter. I only use the cage when I have to haul something big, take more than one other person with me or the weather is not conducive to riding.

I depend on my top box to carry my EDC bag and keep my stuff secure when parked. I don't want to take it off and replace it every time the dog goes with me. I also tend to carry a spare helmet in the top box just in case I need to give someone a ride.

The Pet Palace can be attached to either the pillion seat or the luggage rack. It will also work in the cage for family trips, transfer to the trailer when camping, etc.

Lots of good ideas here, I have seen quite a few videos now of dogs on bikes and they all seem to really enjoy it. I'm looking forward to taking Max with me.

Thank you to everyone that posted ideas, pictures and links. This has been a fun project.
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Years ago on my 1st bike I took my cat to the vet in the tank bag. That didn't go so well with the cat constantly trying to get out as I was riding.

But this will be good. I took measurements of one of our dog training crates and can definitely make this work. What I will do is remove the top case and rear seat and make a flat-bed platform elevated enough to clear the side cases and secure the cage through the platform using the top case mounting points. Our dogs are great & frequent travelers and all get excited only by asking them if they "want to go for a ride". I mentioned this to my animal loving wife who responded "No Friggin' Way!" So I'll be doing this clandestinely and let her know after the fact. As they say, it is easier to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission. I'll use Diolach's advise to get Daisy (see photo) used to the idea. She's the smartest dog we've ever owned and I think I only need to explain it to her and she'd get it. Stay tuned . . .
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We rode for years with our Dachshund mix on our Goldwing. The first carrier was just a soft sided pet carrier for which I built an inner frame out of PVC. (Sherpa brand of carrier, I think) I attached the carrier to the luggage rack and tethered him to the frame with a shortened leash. The second carrier already had an aluminum inner frame that allowed you to fold the carrier for storage. If I was riding 1-up, I'd just place the carrier on the back seat. The old guy rode with me in about 27 states and the province of Ontario. He loved to ride.

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