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Old 11-10-2011, 12:15 PM   #646
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I tried out using a monopod on the aluminum bar mount, attached to the sidecar step. I fully expected to get a ton of wave/shake/movement/wobble from the camera being on such a long pole. We zipped around the neighborhood at about 40-45 MPH, with the strong wind really blasting us. I have a wooly microphone sock on order and hope that resolves the wind buffeting noise in the future. I'll have to tilt the camera a bit more to capture the rider more in the video on next ride, but all in all, the overhead shot is not what you normally see in most motorcycle videos. The dogs love to ride. The noise you hear when they are sitting in the hack and waiting to ride is my neighbor's leaf blower and not my Ural motor running. :-)

Not sure when I'll use this application. A timer may be interesting for time delay shots at a rally or swap meet. Still, it is nice to know this mount works.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:18 PM   #647
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Helmets for the pups

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Old 11-14-2011, 05:45 PM   #648
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I just across this photo, not mine.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:14 PM   #649
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He leans with the turns!

I'd like to know what kind of harness attachments to car you're using, Mr. Ara (2 point, 4 point, etc.), as well as whether the sidecar seat is in, or is Spirit sitting on the car floor?
I will take some photos in a couple days and post it. I have had others ask and forgot. He sits on a semi hard foam that is only 3/4 inch thick. He was bouncing around too much on a thicker foam...

Thanks... be back soon!!!

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Old 11-14-2011, 06:21 PM   #650
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Cool! A leaner just for the dog.

Now if he'd get himself a dachshund, he'd have a weiner leaner!
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:26 PM   #651
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I will take some photos in a couple days and post it. I have had others ask and forgot. He sits on a semi hard foam that is only 3/4 inch thick. He was bouncing around too much on a thicker foam...

Thanks... be back soon!!!

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I got a memory foam dog bed for Barley. Sort of a TempurPedic thing. It completely eliminated the ball in a paint can effect.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:53 PM   #652
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I made up a camera mount that goes with a Pac Back unit I found at a thrift store. I put my GoPro on a monopod that is secured to the back of the Pac Back. Makes for some interesting swivel photo abilities and a different view from the top. I have also added an articulating arm with a mini-Super Clamp for some future test runs. This all allows one to take some different clips of their hack dogs in action. My dogs, Dusty and Murphy love to ride, as you can see. Fastest waggy tails in the west, I suspect.

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Old 11-21-2011, 03:48 AM   #653
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Where do you get the helmets?

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Click on image below to see more photos...

Do you have a website link for the helmets? Where do you get 'em? Thanks!
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:11 AM   #654
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Do you have a website link for the helmets? Where do you get 'em? Thanks!
Look at zoomergear.com and see. I believe they are likely from there, but I could be wrong.

One note of caution about zoomer helmets for dogs: They are basically only for photo op show and really offer minimal or no protection in the least. There are some sturdier helmets for dogs out there, but they are very pricey. I bought a zoomer helmet years ago for photos with my dogs. No telling just which storage bin out in the garage it is packed away in. I liked using it for photos, but my dogs really never enjoyed its use.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:05 AM   #655
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Yes they are Zoomer Gear. I bought the ones pictured here.

And yes they are pretty minimal. My brother and I spent some time with a band saw, sander and some foam trying to improve the fit, but these are nowhere near DOT approved. Basically, due to the shape of my goldies' heads, we had to cut out part of the rear of the helmet to keep it from wanting to slide forward.

They do help keep the Doggles on the pups' heads.

Was playing in Photoshop the other day with possibilities for graphics on their new brain buckets. What do you think?

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Old 11-22-2011, 07:29 PM   #656
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Yes they are Zoomer Gear. I bought the ones pictured here.

And yes they are pretty minimal. My brother and I spent some time with a band saw, sander and some foam trying to improve the fit, but these are nowhere near DOT approved. Basically, due to the shape of my goldies' heads, we had to cut out part of the rear of the helmet to keep it from wanting to slide forward.

They do help keep the Doggles on the pups' heads.

Was playing in Photoshop the other day with possibilities for graphics on their new brain buckets. What do you think?


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Old 11-23-2011, 04:33 AM   #657
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Cool! A leaner just for the dog.

Now if he'd get himself a dachshund, he'd have a weiner leaner!
And....if he fed it properly he could have a leaner weiner.

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Old 11-23-2011, 05:08 AM   #658
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And....if he fed it properly he could have a leaner weiner.

I wish I were LEANER
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:32 AM   #659
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Yes they are Zoomer Gear. I bought the ones pictured here.

And yes they are pretty minimal. My brother and I spent some time with a band saw, sander and some foam trying to improve the fit, but these are nowhere near DOT approved. Basically, due to the shape of my goldies' heads, we had to cut out part of the rear of the helmet to keep it from wanting to slide forward.

They do help keep the Doggles on the pups' heads.

Was playing in Photoshop the other day with possibilities for graphics on their new brain buckets. What do you think?

Thanks for the link! Understood they're just for looks.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:56 PM   #660
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Eek

I took out my hack seat today to look and see what all needs to be done in prep for some bed coat. Unfortunately, the weather is not up to par to spray in bed liner as a DIY project just yet. However, when I pulled the seat bottom out, I was amazed at the perfect outline of dog hair on each side of the seat and on the interior panel. My Troyka has the interior panels in it, so everything sticks to it, from mud to dog hair. Lots of surface rust to work on, but it was funny to see all the dog hair there like that and it caught me off guard a bit. I had two other wonderful hack pups who passed away over a year back. I got to wondering just how much of their hair was mixed in there with my present hack buds; Murph and Dusty. I didn't have the heart to remove it. It doesn't really show when the seat is in place. Maybe I'll just let it remain for a while. I sure miss those two riding buddies; Baby and Bosco.
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