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80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:26 pm
by guitarzan
Hi,
I have an 80 lb dog that I want to ride in the passenger seat of my Goldwing. I have one of those vest things that buckle her to the seat belt in a car, but I need to come with something that she can be safe and comfortable with that I can make. I want to take her up to Wisconsin this Spring and its an 8 hour ride. She would need to lay down and move around some.

Any Ideas anyone. I sure would appreciate it.

Thanks
Frank

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:10 pm
by newday777
This is how I did it back in the 70s. We did 12 hr days many times by stopping every 100 miles so Cody could stretch his legs. Sat up all the time. He sometimes would nod off laying his head on my shoulder.

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:11 pm
by newday777
You could remove the tourpac to add a seat for your hound.

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:46 am
by guitarzan
Wow, back in the 70's, those were good times. You two look like you had a great time. Is that made out of plywood? I will have to take something off to fit something like that. Thank you so much newday777.

Frank

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:11 am
by Big Blue UK
I do not like pets personally, but if I did.....



Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:19 am
by newday777
http://mblinnovations.com/sports_kit.html
guitarzan wrote:Wow, back in the 70's, those were good times. You two look like you had a great time. Is that made out of plywood? I will have to take something off to fit something like that. Thank you so much newday777.

Frank
Yes it was made of plywood.
We had 35,000 miles riding together, 5 cross country trips.
Check out the MBL Innovations kit to remove the tourpac link above

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:22 am
by newday777
LegsandaWing wrote:I do not like pets personally, but if I did.....
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Here is a trailer I saw this past May outside Yosemite

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:02 pm
by brentsboats
i too have been working at the best answer to this question ,,My dog is only 30 lbs ,, i have been wracking my brain to figure this out . Attach a dog cage to the back of the wing and so on ,, But so far the only safe answer i have is ,let the dog stay home or with friends . Look at it as you would with your wife or husband .Sometimes time apart can be a good thing ![or not]
About 20 years ago ,,i left my wife at home ,, i still cant find her .. OH BOY !

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:16 pm
by guitarzan
Well thank you for the Ideas but I really am looking for something that my Betty can fit in that would let her ride in on the back seat. Sure did put a smile on my face tho!

Frank

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:38 pm
by brentsboats
lou lou with mud on face

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:25 am
by newday777
Lou Lou is a good looking dog.

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:32 am
by brentsboats
Lou Lou is my baby ,goes everywhere i go ,,I would just love to figure out away to get a nice dog box hooked up on the gl1200,,Ive tried a few times ,but so far cannot come up with something safe and secure .When i take off on the bike ,she gets really pissed at me ...Hmmmm! Maybe thats why the wife left years ago >

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:42 am
by newday777
brentsboats wrote:Lou Lou is my baby ,goes everywhere i go ,,I would just love to figure out away to get a nice dog box hooked up on the gl1200,,Ive tried a few times ,but so far cannot come up with something safe and secure .When i take off on the bike ,she gets really pissed at me ...Hmmmm! Maybe thats why the wife left years ago >
The 1200s are a little easier to rig up a seat like I had as your tourpac (trunk) pops off and the mounts for the rack are accessible to mount a seat for her.

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:29 pm
by smiling_big2000
Was curious if you ever came up with a solution because I have the same problem! I have a GL1800 and my dog Deuce is an 80 lb. American Bulldog. So far the best I can come up with is a harness that I could somehow strap to the rear sub-frame under the rear trunk. It would sure be nice if you came up with a workable solution so we could start traveling. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated!
... and Thank You for your service!!
Thanks,
Donny

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:35 pm
by Alan_Hepburn
The absolute best solution for bringing your furbabies on a ride is a sidecar! They are completely safe in the hack, and can sit or lay down as they prefer! Not to mention all the attention you'll get...

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:21 pm
by guitarzan
I went and purchased a Terraplane sidecar for my Betty to ride in. I have to get a rigger to mount it to the 1500.

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:43 pm
by smiling_big2000
I appreciate the answers but I'm not financially ready or wanting a sidecar. My daughter is in her last year of college so it's just me and my brute and I feel bad putting him in his kennel whenever I go somewhere being I only have the bike for transportation.

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:54 pm
by guitarzan
Someone should be able to come up with something. I have to take my Betty with me everywhere I go.

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:47 am
by newday777
guitarzan wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:54 pm
Someone should be able to come up with something. I have to take my Betty with me everywhere I go.
Remove the trunk and build a seat for Betty

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:48 pm
by smiling_big2000
A quick update on us... I finally figured out a harness for my pup Deuce. So far, so good, We're pushing 1500 miles so far but no trip over 40-50 miles. Its pretty simple and I tuck it in behind The lower backrest pad when it's just me or I have a passenger. Feel free to hit me up if you're wanting info on what I did, pics... life is good being able to take my pup along... and loves it!

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 11:56 am
by Sidcar
How about a banking sidecar, this hound looks like he's enjoying the ride.

Sid

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:08 pm
by newday777
All dogs know how to lean.
My dog loved riding and would be right there with me as I drug in the corners. We had a blast together


Sidcar wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:56 am
How about a banking sidecar, this hound looks like he's enjoying the ride.

Sid

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:15 pm
by Sidcar
Picture of my daughters dog in my sidecar. Haven't been out on the road yet as I'm still working on the harness.

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:17 pm
by Sidcar
And here's the picture this time, I hope, technology willing.......


Sid