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Old 08-13-2013, 08:04 AM
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Arrow Taking your pet with you...

I'd love to take my Chihuahua mix with me on the bike, but I can't find a tank mounted pet carrier. All I've seen is sissy bar mounted or attaching to the rear fenders for cruisers. I don't want to backpack him as I'd like him to be able to just hang out and lay down. Any suggestions are appreciated!
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:32 AM
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You must have one laid back chihuaua !

Ours is so wired all the time I expect he'd pee continuously if I put him on the 'hawk and rode him around.
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What on earth...?

Found this one that attaches to the tank:
Jet Set Motorcycle Pet Carrier Bag


Although honestly I am usually more comfortable with a backpack than a tank bag, I've found. This is personal as I have my bars pretty low so I like having more room in front of me. Would you consider a pet backpack?

There also may be more options if you look at a couple of stiff tank bags that you can just unzip for your little doggie's head.
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Originally Posted by 7moore7 View Post
What on earth...?

Found this one that attaches to the tank:
Jet Set Motorcycle Pet Carrier Bag


Although honestly I am usually more comfortable with a backpack than a tank bag, I've found. This is personal as I have my bars pretty low so I like having more room in front of me. Would you consider a pet backpack?

There also may be more options if you look at a couple of stiff tank bags that you can just unzip for your little doggie's head.
Thanks! That site didn't come up on any of my searches, and has 4 or 5 different choices.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:20 AM
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You must have one laid back chihuaua !

Ours is so wired all the time I expect he'd pee continuously if I put him on the 'hawk and rode him around.
LOL! I wouldn't call him laid back by any means. He tries to eat the air if the windows are down in the car, so I put him in a backpack against my chest on the bike. He was a bit skeptical when I fired it up, but took a liking to it in a matter of a few blocks!
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Very cool. I used to breed poms and once in a while carry one in my jacket. You could also custom make somthing, like take a regular pet carrier and sew on some mounting system.

I always make tank bags by sewing magnets into a really good backpack. This way its the best of both worlds and way more funtional.
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May look into other forums a bit as well. Not to many folks check around these parts for touring ideas.

Dogs on Motorcycles - ADVrider

Looks like Bagster makes one:
Bagster - FRIENDY
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Years ago while eating at a local restaurant, I saw a rider on an mid 70's Triumph loading his Golden Retriever on the back in a modified sissy bar, 3 sided mesh cage. The dog tucked in beautifully and was quite the site in a leather helmet and goggles. At the time I thought it was a stunt to impress chicks, but 6 months later during winter, when I saw them on I-405 in the rain and rush hour, I knew they were the real deal!
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I saw a tv special on this awesome old coot who towed his pony around with his goldwing in a standup trailer which he made himself. It was just a steel cage that surrounded the animal. He towed the pony to kids parties at like 65mph. Very insane.
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Check out "On Any Sunday" for the desert racing dog. Clings to the tank with a carpet pad on it.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:56 AM
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I've taken my cat Scampi in tank bag to the vet - he was surprised at Scampi's pulse which was a tad sky high... Next time I got a cat container and a taxi.
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VTR with a sidecar? Hmm anyone not have plans for the long hard winters we don't get in CA?
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Years ago, I met a young guy on a Honda CBX one evening in a parking lot with a boa constrictor in his tank bag.

An actual reptile. No euphemisms here.
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Is there a way I can take my Great Dane with me??? ...Ohh yeah, a sidecart....
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Don't crash!

I would never see me doing it with my 120lb Antonian Shepherd. Too big

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Originally Posted by nnjhawk02 View Post
Don't crash!

I would never see me doing it with my 120lb Antonian Shepherd. Too big

Meet Bubba - He says - U better root for the Giants or else!
I love the "WALKER" to the "technical" left of your wonderful doggy.

My family's dog history....2 "Oldschool + HUGE" <Great Danes> Then 2 Bull Mastiffs. All deceased. CURRENTLY: 1 Three legged Collie <cancer is a @#$> + 1 NEW Great Dane...I say new because the breed is bread smaller than ~ 10 year ago.

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