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Old 02-15-2013, 01:01 PM   #61
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This confused me until I realized that when you said "improved the tendency" you meant the improvement to be that it does not fly so easily. I had just seen another thread where a guy had improved the tendency of his bike to do wheelies and of course he meant the opposite--that now it wheelies more easily.

Anyway, that new wheel is fabulous! And the hub cap is a really nice touch.

I have taken many pictures of my dogs so I realize that to get those two beauties to pose so perfectly you probably had to shoot 2000-3000 exposures just to get a couple worthy of posting. Nice job!
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:50 PM   #62
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Hi, I have a Harley sidecar and was wondering how easy it is for your dogs to get into yours. Do you help them in or do they just jump over the side? I have a nine year old 90 lb. Lab mix and don't see an easy way to get him in mine. At his age I'm not sure I'll try to teach him any new tricks. Thanks, Dave
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:08 PM   #63
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Hi, I have a Harley sidecar and was wondering how easy it is for your dogs to get into yours. Do you help them in or do they just jump over the side? I have a nine year old 90 lb. Lab mix and don't see an easy way to get him in mine. At his age I'm not sure I'll try to teach him any new tricks. Thanks, Dave
My two golden retrievers are completely different. They are both almost 5 and the female - Bailey - jumps right in without hesitation. In fact, if she's in the garage and I make a move toward the hack she's in there waiting to be harnessed up. My male - Roscoe - who is 10 pounds heavier and 6 months younger, has never been able to make the leap of faith over the side to get in by himself. I have to put his front paws over and then lift up his rear in and put him in. He loves it once he's in though! Neither of them has any issues with jumping over the side to disembark. Whenever they're riding with me I use harnesses with a webbed strap and D-ring that comes off their back (these are made for hooking dogs into car seat belts). For Bailey, who rides in the front, I have two webbed straps that are about half the width of the sidecar and anchored to the side of the sidecar with eyebolts. On the end of each strap is a brass snap hook that I put thru the D-ring on her harness. For Roscoe, I have an eyebolt mounted in the floor of the sidecar behind him with a doggie seat belt buckle that works more or less lie a car and snaps in place when it is slid over the D-ring on his harness. This allows both dogs to move a bit and to lay down if they want, but not get more than a paw over the side. We've been doing it with this system for a little over two years with no incidents.

Good Luck with yours!

BTW, the only reason I retrofitted the Harley body was because the stock Velorex one barely had room for one pup. With the Harley body there's plenty of room for both plus my camping gear when traveling. Pic of the rig before the Harley body was fitted:


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Old 02-20-2013, 03:57 AM   #64
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Thanks for the information, the Harley tub does look good with your bike and certainly looks like your dogs enjoy it. I'm not sure my dog will go for the harness, he is a retired guide dog. I tried to put one of those car safety harnesses on him one time and he did not like it, he thought I was going to make him work again.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:10 AM   #65
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Teach one of your dogs to ride up front and be a hood ornament on your rig. My dog, Murph, is in training for such. First step is to get him used to riding up there. Second step is to threaten him to ride like Clark Griswold's dog from National Lampoon's Vacation. Yeah, that should motivate him pretty well. :-)

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Old 02-20-2013, 04:49 AM   #66
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Great thread-post you guys.

Inspiring. I modified some kayaks back in the 1970's- 80's and played with fiberglass and worked in body shops.....

your giving me some sick, twisted ideas...


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