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Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby c5cruiser » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:43 am



I love my dogs and take them everywhere when I can? They are a total of 3 which weight 8, 10 and 13lbs.
I've seen trailers for them but I thought I'd ask you how do you transport them your dogs if at all?
If you transport on you GL please send pics so I can see what you have. 8-)



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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby AZgl1800 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:51 am

My mutts have to stay home, the "little one" weighs 60 lbs, and the slightly bigger one only weighs in at 118 lbs. :D :mrgreen:

Either one of them, or both, would love to go with me. They run out to the fence and watch me as I leave, don't matter if it is the car, the pickup, or my bike. they just want to go... they are both house dogs and have their own beds to lay on...

The St. Bernard would not even fit in the bike pull behind trailer :shock:

the smaller gal though, would easily fit there, but, as she has never ridden in a trailer before, I'm not sure if she would have enough sense to stay put until given permission to get out.

Dog companions, IMO, need to be started out as puppies so they get the "sense of balance" needed to ride a bike, or go in a carrier/trailer.

Many decades back, I had a dog that went with me everywhere I went, grocery store? she stayed in the truck..... everywhere else, she was let out and went in with me... to work, she laid down under my desk all to eager to meet up and get patted by whoever happened into the office. I miss that dog a lot.

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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby offcenter » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:57 am

Years ago, I had a 30 pound terrier mix named Terry. (of course!)
She rode with me everywhere on the bike. She LOVED it!
I would leave the lid off of the left hard saddlebag and she
sat in the bag. You have to imagine a snow white dog with fairly
long fur wearing blue kids swim goggles and a red bandana!
She got a LOT of attention wherever we went.
Never needed a leash when off the bike either.
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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby NVSB4 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:19 am

I've seen lots of pictures of motorcycle dog carriers.
Some I've seen are kennels mounted on the trunk rack, a box mounted on a trike fender (kind of like a sidecar and even had a windshield) and even a pooch pouch that you wore kind of like a front baby carrier.

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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby c5cruiser » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:27 am

Damn NVSB4, some are funny but some others are Dan right scary! :shock:

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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby velvetrider » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:45 pm

I took a 20 lbs poodle every where on my bike. I simply put a piece of rubber tool drawer liner, (has tiny holes), on top of my tank cover, for traction. We must have put 20k on the bike together. He is gone now but I have a foundling that I am training to ride the same way. So far so good. If anybody needs the training progression just let me know.

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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby FM-USA » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:43 pm

We've taken Bailey (38#) with many times, he simply loves it.
His box goes where the cooler usually goes.
When I know there's an extended stop, I'll shut off the engine.

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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby c5cruiser » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:43 pm

Dogs are so cool.
They don't judge or get mad at you. They're always there for you.
That's why I wanted to get ideas on how you guys transport them.

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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby FM-USA » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:21 pm

I now have another way to transport Bailey.
Just finished a Hitch Carrier with a folding wire cage.
I originally wanted the carrier as a grocery getter but when I ran across the cage at a yard-sale, couldn't pass it up.
LUCKY ME it has 2 doors... front for the pooch, on top for groceries or "???".

By-The-Way, I have an aluminum stop sign I made into (the beginnings) of another carrier.
2" square tube with a 24" x 24" octagon plate. It's quite sturdy.
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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby spiralout » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:13 pm

c5cruiser wrote:They don't judge or get mad at you.

You don't know my dogs or you'd know this statement is false :lol:

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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby c5cruiser » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:54 pm

Ha ha ha, I take it back. One of my dogs is a Poochi. Half Pooldle, half chihuahua and when she doesn't like something she finds sime irritating way to let you know.
She IS the queen around here.

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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby dawgout81 » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:42 am

I have trailered my dog so far, but am going to put a sidecar on at the end of this month.

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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby c5cruiser » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:54 am

Hey dawgout81
Send pics when you do. I'm sure lots of people would enjoy them.

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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby LloydB » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:53 am

I would really worry about a dog in a trailer or hitch rack because of the exhaust and heat behind the bike. We have traveled with dogs riding in our sidecar, they love it, we love it, and all is right with the world. It is expensive to mount a sidecar, but it is so much fun, and so handy for hauling anything that it is worth it, and saves the cost of putting a loving dog in the kennel. I think about 90% of sidecar riders go that way because they love at least one dog that rides with them.
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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby c5cruiser » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:59 am

Thanks for that LloydB.
Something I didn't think about.

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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:54 pm

Some ideas I have found while searching on the Internet:












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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby c5cruiser » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:24 pm

Hey WingAdmin. Those are so cool! :lol:

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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:22 am

How hard would it be to change from a lid like this back to the stock lid on a GL1500 ? I have thought about this kind of deal, not as fancy, but. . . .
Basically one lid for when we have the dog, and one lid for daily riding. . . . I am thinking if it can be done in under a half hour the night before a road trip, might be worth the work to keep the pup safe and the wife happy.
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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:54 am

Any idea how the prior is performed properly?

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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby FM-USA » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:27 am

Uncle Fester wrote:How hard would it be to change from a lid like this back to the stock lid on a GL1500 ? I have thought about this kind of deal, not as fancy, but. . . .
Basically one lid for when we have the dog, and one lid for daily riding. . . . I am thinking if it can be done in under a half hour the night before a road trip, might be worth the work to keep the pup safe and the wife happy.


I don't know the 1800 top box but is it possible to make the hinges a rod and clevis pin?
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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby toy » Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:02 am

WingAdmin wrote:Some ideas I have found while searching on the Internet:

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I have a 40# dog I would like to carry on the back seat.
Anyone have any suggestions on getting this accomplished?

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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby toy » Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:05 am

Uncle Fester wrote:How hard would it be to change from a lid like this back to the stock lid on a GL1500 ? I have thought about this kind of deal, not as fancy, but. . . .
Basically one lid for when we have the dog, and one lid for daily riding. . . . I am thinking if it can be done in under a half hour the night before a road trip, might be worth the work to keep the pup safe and the wife happy.



Can you imagine how hot it would be for that dog???
I would be worse then letting your dog in a car with windows rolled up!

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Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

Postby Uncle Fester » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:09 pm

toy wrote:
Uncle Fester wrote:How hard would it be to change from a lid like this back to the stock lid on a GL1500 ? I have thought about this kind of deal, not as fancy, but. . . .
Basically one lid for when we have the dog, and one lid for daily riding. . . . I am thinking if it can be done in under a half hour the night before a road trip, might be worth the work to keep the pup safe and the wife happy.



Can you imagine how hot it would be for that dog???
I would be worse then letting your dog in a car with windows rolled up!


If I got a set up like that one, would be built different, better open and close vents on both sides as well as a vent on the top panel. . .
Never would risk "COOKING" my dog, or the wifes dog.

I am thinking 2 Windjammer windscreen style vents on each side window, and a sunroof style vent on the top panel, that way they can be opened for venting, or closed for rain as well as twisted to redirect them and allow them to stay open in the rain (sides).

I also would make the forward panel, towards passengers back, as well as the top, solid panels (not glass) to help cut down the green house effect inside the "BOX".


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