Dogs on Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Photos' started by gec343, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. MiamiMotorcyclist

    MiamiMotorcyclist used to be -MiamiUly

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    I think it's called sharkhide. A coating applied like wax that will protect aluminum.

    Yep. Here it is. Haven't used it but learned of it from a pretty trusted boating show.

    http://www.eastwood.com/sharkhide-aluminum-protectant-quart.html
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  2. sallydog

    sallydog 80 miles a day for 41 months

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    well i grew up with dogs on bikes and my dog now has well over 100000 miles on my 2012 and we meet lots of dogs on our travels that ride. my question to you is .....Did you die every time you fell? and what makes you think that if you went down hard enough to kill your dog that you would live thru it??? because with my 24 broken bones, 30 pieces of hardware in my body, almost 1000 stitches or staples, and an 80 mile per day average my dog has been in many "go downs" to include tip overs, high sides, low sides, and end over ends and he has never been unable to crawl to my side after a fall. and every get off, including the real hard ones, he has always faired much better than me. actually, he has 0 broken bones and 0 stiches

    here it is 150000 ,iles ago in prototype stage and that luggage has over 200000 miles on it with no aluminum protector
  3. sallydog

    sallydog 80 miles a day for 41 months

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    i like it but i think it is too tall. you dont need so much head room. you would be amazed at how little room a dog needs to squirm around and get comfortable. my dog has years of travel and you could cut 1/3 off the height if you engineered a hole in the top for the small amount of time he is actually sitting with his head sticking up tall. in a 6 hour day on the road he will most likely spend 4 of those hours sleeping or crouching and looking. maybe 1 hour total in a day sitting strait up and paying attention. im not bashing your product.. but i have maybe a zillion hours experience in this field. pm me if you want to talk r&d, i have some thoughts that could advance your product, but i understand if you are happy with your design. (smaller is better)
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  4. Vt-Stromer

    Vt-Stromer Long timer

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    Buddy from Quebec came down for a visit with his new rig.







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  5. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    Fear of "What might happen" can't be the deciding factor in any decision. On Thanksgiving 2014, I took a freak tumble off my DR650, took a shot to my abdomen, no big deal, shook it off and rode another three hours before the pain really hit. I had ruptured my colon, and woke up on the operating table, came out of the hospital with a shiny new "appliance", a fancy insurance term for a shit bag.

    During the recovery period, I was out riding and found Charlie dumped in her crate and left to starve, and we spent the next few months recuperating together. Now, she absolutely lives(not a typo) to ride, and barring a situation that she can't take part in, i.e. hospital visit, etc, she is on every the bike every time I crank it up.

    I think long and hard about the negative possibilities every time we mount up, but even if we were to go down tomorrow, the priceless time we've spent in the short time we've had together so far would vastly outweigh an eternity of "what ifs"... time with a dog is short enough as it is, and the day is approaching that I can no longer ride, so until then, why not combine the two for the ultimate riding experience?

    There is nothing else like it, especially when towards the end of a long ride, Charlie lays her head on my left shoulder, and regardless of how far we've gone or how tired I am, I never want it to end.


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  6. Jimmythechiz

    Jimmythechiz Been here awhile

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    Great
    I was considering replying to Retired etc's post about not riding with a dog...now I don't have to.Well said,well reasoned.Probably still not convincing for those opposed to taking a dog,for those guys my reply is "some dogs,some bikes,some riders and some rides...no part is all"
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  7. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    I have a couple short stories about dogs.


    I had a mini winni that loved to ride, everytime I got on a bike he wanted to go, so I took him, the 2 dogs I have now do not like to ride so I don't make them, they are happy to stay home and mill around the farm.



    an old farmer in my town has a golden that rides in the back of his truck all the time, where ever he goes when ever it is, winter/summer.....he was getting blasted by folks for making him ride in the truck in the rain..super hot summer.. winter, the local news even got a call he was abusing the dog, they tracked him down to blast him on TV at the local breakfast joint one cold winter morning,

    they started the camera rolling and cornered him,....... reporter.... "sir why do you make your poor dog rid in the truck when it is raining or cold winter".......farmer........he jumps in there as I am driving down the drivway, ......reporter......can't you make him stay home.........farmer.........he wants to come along.........reporter........you should put him in a pin when you come to town then..............farmer .............tilts his head and looks at the reporter.............you think he would like that better huh..................the reporter.........long pause........ probably not.
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  8. shakeybone

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    Friend had a big mutt, probably some doberman, not sure. The dog loved to go outside and would spend all day in his fenced in yard when he was at work. Neighbor called animal control and complained. They made him build a dog house. The dog never went inside the dog house. Just like Snoopy he would sit on top of the house in rain or snow.
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  9. Clampett

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    Could I convince you to get some Doggles?
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  10. MR X

    MR X MOTORCYCLE MADMAN

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    SADIE & MOTORCYCLE 005.JPG Here is a pic of my dog Miss Sadie in my ural .:rofl
  11. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    That is one area where I have failed miserably; I have tried to train her, and all is well until I hit first gear and she paws them off. I have tried Doggles and Rexspecs with the same results, but you're right, she needs eye protection.

    I'll work with her again this weekend.

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  12. scorch

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    Anyone have some tips for riding with your dog. I just bought this bag and it is just for dog riding. How long is too long? I've gotten some mixed reactions and some people who screamed at me for endangering her life.

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  13. MR X

    MR X MOTORCYCLE MADMAN

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    Get some Doggles .:D
    You should have a safety harness , etc .:-) My dog Miss Sadie - Belgian Malinois
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    Lol, that photo makes me smile!
  15. MR X

    MR X MOTORCYCLE MADMAN

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    Your bag fastened to the bike securely ?
    The bag has eyelets on the ends , She should have a safety harness and be attached to the bag .
    Get some doggles.
    Carry water and only do a little at a time to let her get used to it.
    Hope this helps :D :-)
  16. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    2500 miles to Moab last June; watch out for the cagers trying to take your picture[​IMG]

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  17. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    Not a picture of Charlie on the bike exactly, but an update on her new crate construction. Jason the fabricator is quite the wizard, has done some work in the past for BMW/Yeti rack systems, so a dog box is a walk in the park for this guy: he is even matching the curves of the crate to the lines of the bike... can't wait to see it finished and CB riding in style.

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  18. Jimmythechiz

    Jimmythechiz Been here awhile

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    Looks good! Is that one panel compound curved? Its sure nice to see somebody building exactly what they want,and this one is going to look good on your bike.
    Charlie seems more athletic and coordinated than my guy,I'm pretty sure he can't jump up on the seat and reverse in like yours does.As always,please let us know what works and what doesn't from your new build?
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    dogjaw plays well alone

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    The sides and back are all compound curved so it will be less bulky appearing on the bike but still give the Charles the same space inside. We will probably use marine carpet on the floor, maybe make the next one with with a retractable fabric roof as heat on the interstate is a problem... I can block a good deal of wind and/or rain, but I can't block the sun.

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  20. sallydog

    sallydog 80 miles a day for 41 months

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    We are on the road traveling a month or 2 at a time. I try to keep it to 5 hours a day with a break every 2 hours but there have been several times I have done a 10 hour shot. My dog doesn't mind anything but he is middle aged and sleeps plenty. the travel bottle/bowl works the best for me because the water can only come out into the bowl when open
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