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Dog on a V?

Has anybody got any suggestions for carrying a dog (approx 35-40 lbs) on a V.
The passenger seat and/or back rack could be available for use. I'd love to carry her around but don't want to change the V.
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That's pretty good Phil!! Hahaha!! My dog won't get near my bike. I wish I had a bike/sidecar setup for that reason. I think she'd love going for rides in a sidecar!



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That's a tough question to "solve". Not a big dog but large enough to make it less feasible on a Versys.
I am researching the same question but for two 10 pound-ers.
If you do a google search you can see what other have done.
The methods shown are for big bikes like cruisers and such.
Something like a dog crate that's bottom is adapted to conform to the rear area and be securely fastened to the bike.
How about a custom nylon web harness with securing straps so the dog is just parked on the rear seat area.
With any method I think about what happens to the dog if the bike goes down.
They depend on us for everything including being keep safe.

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They depend on us for everything including being keep safe.
Ya my girl Roxie goes just about everywhere with me in the Subie but hasnt been on the bike! Im sure she would love it as much as I do, but I just dont see it happening.
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Put the V on a trailer. Connect the trailer to your cage. Put the dog in the back seat of your cage and drive to your hearts content.
There is NO way to safely ride with your dog on the bike. Not safe for you or the pooch.
No matter how cool it might be, it would be horrendously irresponsible.

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Dogs in the wind...

Yeah it might not be too safe...but many times on rides I see bikers with well trained dogs with some restraining devices and they have fun together...they love the wind in there face...
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If that cruiser goes over its not going to end well for the dogs!
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Sidecar for Dogs...

A Sidecar would be fun or just teather little scruffy behind you...and maybe get custom leathers, boots and helmet...
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They stick around here for now...the little one might get "hucked" in the topcase someday!
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I fully understand the safety issues and probably reluctantly agree.

However, I wasn't suggesting this kind of ridng.

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I have seen people use these for small dogs.

This issue is on my mind, don't know if i ever could find a method that I find satisfactory.
Maybe full roll cage enclosure with four point restraint.
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...There is NO way to safely ride with your dog on the bike. Not safe for you or the pooch.
No matter how cool it might be, it would be horrendously irresponsible.
Agreed!

Many years ago I went down on two separate occasions with my GF on the back. Fortunately (and it was only good luck) she came away virtually unscathed. Nowadays I donít even like riding with a chick on the back. To my way of thinking, a bike is a solo toy/vehicle.
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That dog looks a bit big for this, but I ran across this odd tank bag:
http://www.bagster.com/en/showroom.php?id=77

Fits with the bagster covers (which I've been happy with) so you can swap it for a normal tankbag too, but I have a feeling this is way too small to be useful to you.

I'm with the "not convinced it's remotely safe" crowd on this one, but obviously some people have managed to di and not killed both themselves and their dog yet, so there must be some ways to manage it with a modicum of safety...but the way I look at it, the animal is too likely to want to shift it's weight to avoid being tilted and thrown around even under normal manoeuvering, which will throw the centre of gravity around unpredictably.
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My 4 year old Miniature Schnauzer loves riding on the V. He jumps up on the seat and walks right into his crate. Standard dog crate, reinforced bottom, bolted to SW-Motech luggage rack. Regularly ride 250 miles from Atlanta to Charlotte with this setup.
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The advantages of little dogs. I like it.
On a different note as a result of another thread stumbled on yet another cool
bike that looks hell-o-interesting that handles the dog issue.






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My 4 year old Miniature Schnauzer loves riding on the V. He jumps up on the seat and walks right into his crate. Standard dog crate, reinforced bottom, bolted to SW-Motech luggage rack. Regularly ride 250 miles from Atlanta to Charlotte with this setup.

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There is a company that makes a tank mounted strap and this bag can strap to tank they even sell backpacks and messenger bags. Was lookin into something for my 4 pound yorkie thought I would share
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There's a guy on the Honda ST forum who takes his Yorkie everywhere. He's got a tank bag setup with a ventilated rain cover and a heated pad. If you have facebook, check Lexie-Rides. More ideas about riding with a small pooch than you probably want!


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Think I'll pass on this one... I have 2 dobes, and the last time I took them both in my truck one puked (could have been my driving ).

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