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post #1 of 19 Old Jan 20th, 2010, 3:54 pm Thread Starter
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Pet enclosure fitted in passenger seat

I've been searching high and low for an enclosure that can be mounted in the passenger seat of my LT. Like many of you, I want to take my dog along with me on my rides. She weights about 22lbs. I'd love to buy a cargo trailer, but cannot afford the cost and I lack the storage space to keep it. Does anyone found/have such a device? Thanks!
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Re: Pet enclosure fitted in passenger seat

This is the only thing I have ever seen, it is a trailer so it may not be what you are looking for. Hope this link works:

http://www.fibroconcept.com/en/produ...-pet-hatch.cfm


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Re: Pet enclosure fitted in passenger seat

A fellow club rider @ BGB carries his 'American Husky' in the top case were he has cut a hole in the lid so the dog can put out his head when he wants...don't go near his bike with the dog in the top box...he'll rip your head off LOL

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Re: Pet enclosure fitted in passenger seat

Wouldn't a small pet carrier strapped onto the seat do the job?

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A fellow club rider @ BGB carries his 'American Husky' in the top case were he has cut a hole in the lid so the dog can put out his head when he wants...don't go near his bike with the dog in the top box...he'll rip your head off LOL
I'd give up good money to see that..
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Re: Pet enclosure fitted in passenger seat

Skydiver, the link worked fine, but that is not what I'm looking for...but thanks.
Bighopper and Pickerbiker, I thought of both of those ideas too, but I spent a lot on my bike and did not want to 'hack' it up with a hole in the top rack or strap on a kennel. I would like something sleek and safe. Thanks!
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Re: Pet enclosure fitted in passenger seat

Just a suggestion but BeemerBoneYard has 3 rear case lids starting at $55. You could always get one and cut a hole in it and then change it out when you are going to take the Pup for a ride.
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Re: Pet enclosure fitted in passenger seat

You could always get a Flatbed and put a pet carrier on it. It fast to mount or take off and the mounting hardware is not in the way of anything. BMR makes it.

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Just a suggestion but BeemerBoneYard has 3 rear case lids starting at $55. You could always get one and cut a hole in it and then change it out when you are going to take the Pup for a ride.
My thoughts exactly!

I'll post pictures as soon as mine is done. I bought a damaged right-side saddlebag cover from my dealer and I'm having an openings cut out in order to install a lexan window on the side and a grille on the back (facing rear) so the cat can see outside and breathe on the way to the vet.

BTW: make sure you install the carrier on the right side because the hot silencer is on the left.
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Just a thought - with absolutely no proof to back it up - but I would not want to be riding sideways if I was a dog. I think he would feel very unstable - and it might even cause "sea sickness".

The other issue is that canines are VERY visually oriented. If you have ever noticed when you take one for a walk they are always head up looking left to right scanning the horizon. They are hunting and looking for food - an instinct that cannot be ignored.

I modified a carrier for KoKo, our 13 pound poodle that sits on the "tank", behind the windshield and away from wind chill. He straddles the center line and can see ahead. I also made a foam bed and cover from thick, clear vinyl that zips over top when it gets cold and wet. A down vest also travels with him at all times. Hey, he's a poodle and doesn't have any fur! ... kind of like his Dad's HEAD!

At 22 pounds your pooch is probably too big to put on the tank. Not quite sure what the solution is for you... all I know that putting a dog in a trailer is just plain cruel.
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Re: Pet enclosure fitted in passenger seat

I tried to train my Pitbull terrier, Mary Jane, to sit on the rear seat. She'd jump up there and sit nicely.
I started the bike and began rolling back and forth to let her feel the sensation of movement and get accoustomed to rolling. We did fine in the driveway but, like all dogs, especially Pitbulls, they love to run. When we got to the street and about 15 MPH she bailed! Hit the ground, rolled into a ball, sprang up and was off to the races! No worse for wear.
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Ron, you have a POODLE named KoKo? And you admit it? You sir are a real man!

Now take a look at a motorcycle ridin' pooch if there ever was one! I swear, Bullethead the Boston Terrier would wear a tutu, stand on his hind legs and bark at the moon if he thought he could snag some groceries!

He has his own sidecar to ride in but we have to give him diphenhydramine to "calm his nerves".

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Just a thought - with absolutely no proof to back it up - but I would not want to be riding sideways if I was a dog. I think he would feel very unstable - and it might even cause "sea sickness".

The other issue is that canines are VERY visually oriented. If you have ever noticed when you take one for a walk they are always head up looking left to right scanning the horizon. They are hunting and looking for food - an instinct that cannot be ignored.

I modified a carrier for KoKo, our 13 pound poodle that sits on the "tank", behind the windshield and away from wind chill. He straddles the center line and can see ahead. I also made a foam bed and cover from thick, clear vinyl that zips over top when it gets cold and wet. A down vest also travels with him at all times. Hey, he's a poodle and doesn't have any fur! ... kind of like his Dad's HEAD!

At 22 pounds your pooch is probably too big to put on the tank. Not quite sure what the solution is for you... all I know that putting a dog in a trailer is just plain cruel.
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Ron, you have a POODLE named KoKo? And you admit it? You sir are a real man!

Now take a look at a motorcycle ridin' pooch if there ever was one! I swear, Bullethead the Boston Terrier would wear a tutu, stand on his hind legs and bark at the moon if he thought he could snag some groceries!

He has his own sidecar to ride in but we have to give him diphenhydramine to "calm his nerves".
LOL!

Well, Steinbeck was a poodle kinda' guy, and Napoleon used them for guard dogs - so yes - they are man's dog.

Hey, at least I don't dress him up in biker outfits like some folks do with their hounds!

(I've always said that if I was single having a poodle would be an instant chick magnet - they are irresistible to women. KoKo is really his Momma's boy...)
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It's not exactly a pet, but I've had a plastic cat-carrier on my rear seat numerous times tied down to the sidecase grabhandles with a bungee net. A coworker lives near a game farm and I buy pheasant & quail for training my hunting dog. He picks them up, brings them to the office, and I ride home with them strapped on the back seat. It gets a few strange looks especially at stopsigns, but so far I've never had any of them get motion sickness!

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Re: Pet enclosure fitted in passenger seat

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LOL!

Well, Steinbeck was a poodle kinda' guy, and Napoleon used them for guard dogs - so yes - they are man's dog.

Hey, at least I don't dress him up in biker outfits like some folks do with their hounds!

(I've always said that if I was single having a poodle would be an instant chick magnet - they are irresistible to women. KoKo is really his Momma's boy...)
My family had a poodle when I was young, but he had a proper poodle name - Pierre. He was very smart and made a good "alarm" dog as he would bark at anything, but a "guard" dog? That is truly hilarious. I haven't seen a poodle yet that I couldn't punt 5 yards.

Remember, Napoleon was a little squirt so to someone his size a poodle probably did look like a real dog!

I have a husky/shepherd mix at the moment, but she is a lousy guard dog. She looks fierce from a distance, but she barks at nothing other than other animals at night, and she is friendly to a fault. So, she would neither warn of danger nor protect from danger! The only strange thing is that she absolutely hates wood chucks. She has killed probably half a dozen in the 6 years I have had her, one of which she literally dug out of this hole! I think she must have had a bad experience with a wood chuck as a pup. I can't be sure as she was a year old when I inherited her.

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I haven't seen a poodle yet that I couldn't punt 5 yards.

Meet Kujo; our OTHER poodle.

You can try to punt him 5 yards but it won't happen. Once he clamps on to your foot he won't let go!

Oddly enough, the Germans are responsible for the breed and the standards - at up to 70 lbs. - make excellent general hunting dogs. Leave it to the French to miniaturize them and totally screw things up...
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I haven't seen a poodle yet that I couldn't punt 5 yards.

Meet Kujo; our OTHER poodle.

You can try to punt him 5 yards but it won't happen. Once he clamps on to your foot he won't let go!

Oddly enough, the Germans are responsible for the breed and the standards - at up to 70 lbs. - make excellent general hunting dogs. Leave it to the French to miniaturize them and totally screw things up...
I showed the picture to my dog, Brandy. She said, "Snack, snack!!"

I could hardly restrain her. :-)

I think she thought it was a wood chuck...

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Thank you all for your enclosure ideas and your comments on punting, chick magnets, German and French dogs.

I liked Dmatson idea the most about the platform attached to the frame. I would like to take a stab at building a fiberglass enclosure on top the platform.
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