Dogs on Motorcycles

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

  1. NEredhead

    NEredhead Been here awhile

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    I have long considered getting a small dog to ride with me on my bike.
    I usually ride alone and it would be nice to have a 'friend' traveling with me.

    I wonder if any of you have ever encountered any difficulties traveling with a canine companion or have any advice for someone starting out with a new canine?

    This is still something I'm considering, but am looking forward to pursuing it more this riding season.
  2. gec343

    gec343 Been here awhile

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    I've been carrying my dog, Pugsley, on bikes for six years. He was six month old when I started carrying him in a small tookbox strapped to the pillion of my Kawasake Concours. My advice would be to start them out real young, the younger the better. I believe that Pugsley loves to ride even more than me. He now rides on the pillion of my Gold Wing, harnessed and double strapped. 47,000 on bikes with him so far. I've not left home without him since he obtained ownership of me.
  3. alberta bob

    alberta bob Been here awhile

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  4. Mechanical Mischief

    Mechanical Mischief Long timer

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    Well Dammit! More LEO trouble tonight over my riding partner. I don't know why I can ride through 5 states & Canada with no trouble but my local LEO's have an issue with this. This time the officer was not as nice as the last one, he says they have gotten calls about me & some people don't think it is safe. I am sorry but if some folks don't think it is safe then they shouldn't do it, gotta love CA, some folks don't have anything better to do I guess. Officer this time tried to tell me that if the dog falls of & is tied to me he will pull me over & cause a crash. When I tried to explain how many miles we had already done with no incidents & asked what law I was breaking he informed me that if I wanted to argue about it he would write me right now for unsafe speed, Really, 10-15 mph in old downtown?

    Why do some people have to act like that? Who the hell are we hurting? If there is any addtional risk it would only apply to Dawson & I. I am baffled by this, already have an e-mail in to my traffic atty & a friend that works for the local TV station. I just can't figure out why riding to the dog park & then stopping by DQ to share burger & fries & then a cruise through town with my co-pilot should be of any concern to anyone else, but apparently it is.

    I had really hoped this would just blow over but it doesn't appear to be. Very Anxious to hear what my traffic atty has to say about the whole thing, I just can't see what law we are breaking. Last I knew LEO's are supposed to enforce the law, not run around town stopping anything that someone calls in to tell them they think is unsafe.

    What kind of person sees it as thier duty to impose how they think you should live on other people? If it doesn't affect you mind your own damn business. Nothing quite like trying to beat people down to lock step conformity just for the sake of doing it I guess.
  5. Got2Moto

    Got2Moto Got2MotoGraphics

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  6. KEN PHENIX

    KEN PHENIX "CERTIFIABLE"

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    Here's Valkyrie, (yes, that's her name) posing next to somebody's motorcycle.
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    She's a year old now and over 70 pounds - much too big for my tank bag
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    so until I get a sidecar or other appropriate rig, she's content to gaze out the back of my wife's suv at me as I follow on the bike.
  7. Ouroboros

    Ouroboros Been here awhile

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    This is Caleb one of our rescue dogs. It was for a friend on mine's no kill animal shelter calendar. Little Women's Home for Animals.


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  8. WANDRR

    WANDRR Adventurer

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    Great pic of the Pups on bikes. I was going to post my picture but for some reason I can't on this site. How can I change that?
  9. smash81

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    Mechanical Mischief, sorry to hear of your local troubles. Certainly sounds like what I've heard about California... Keep us posted and good luck!
  10. Mechanical Mischief

    Mechanical Mischief Long timer

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    Thanks for the thought, so far, contacted my atty & he says the "unsafe speed" thing is all theoretical, says he would be happy to "look into it" so i can be proactive for a mere $750, lol, currently we are just staying out of downtown & sticking to back roads Staying out of the local PD's area all we can. The behavior of the local PD only cost local business, our normal drill is to ride to the dog park & play a while then go to dinner, now dinner is just not where the local PD polices.

    Guess I will likely find out how it is going to work out sooner or later as I will still ride with Dawson, even if they don't like it, if they make a bigger issue out of it I will fight it. What a PITA! Just going to cost me a bunch of money because some azzhole has a control problem & a badge, I will be keeping my helmet cam charged & on my helmet now to record future stops to try to help win the fight if it turns into one.

    This kind of thing seems to be more common in the last few years, what ever happened to protect & serve?
  11. zozie

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  12. jguerin77

    jguerin77 I ride my own

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    Now THAT'S a cool set up!
  13. jguerin77

    jguerin77 I ride my own

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    Holy cow! What good lookin' dogs you have friend and neighbor. :evil
  14. jguerin77

    jguerin77 I ride my own

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    They should get a fashion award, too! :clap
  15. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Funny I see this thread. My wife and I were talking about bringing our dog with us on our rides. Would help us take longer ones by not having to worry about getting home to her. She's a bit to big to fit on our bikes so we are looking at a Ural for the sidecar option. Anyone go that route and how well did it work for you?
  16. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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    They actually are a friend and neighbors. I believe adventure bores them though!
  17. gondolf

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    My father and his new little friend never complained :lol3. I think it looks kind of gay. What is missing is the leather outfit :D:D:evil

    I wonder when he will read this :thwak :gerg

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    I love how the dog is looking at you in every picture. Either he is loving it or saying get me the hell out of here.
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    mb90535im '05 R1200 GS

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    So far the only people I've had negative comments from regarding Tyler riding with me have been on this web site.
  20. slowpoke69

    slowpoke69 Been here awhile

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    We need to be protected from ourselves, and technically they DID serve you... just not their donuts!:rofl:rofl:rofl