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post #1 of 41 Old 09-30-2009, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Dog Crate or Dog Transportations

I am pondering a way to take my mini Dachshund (9lbs) with me on local short drives and when I go Hiking and stuff. Has anyone made anything to transport a small pet. I had some ideas like taking the bottom half of a top case, and taking the top off and replacing it with a milk crate, or just combine to milk crates. Anyway I was just throwing it out there and seen if anyone had any ideas or had did something like this before?

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black and decker sells cheap plastic tool boxs for about 16 bucks . your 9 pound dog may need the bigger $24 model . take a hole saw and drill holes for breathing and looking out . i take my dog on my bike all the time . even on camping trips if its not to hot or cold . heres some pictures , let me know if you need better pics of the box and i can take some
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i close the lid and bungie it for extra safety . i bungie the box to the rack with 4 bungies . the dog has room to turn around in the box and really enjoys getting to come along . on longer rides i even put a safety bungie over the top box incase the mounting plate was to fail

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Something along these lines maybe?




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Now that dog looks real happy up on that Strom seat.

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This actually came up on our motovlog forum. My opinion was to simply combine two milk crates like you mentioned.



Just put a hinge on one side and locking mechanism on the other, doggy bed on the bottom for cushion, and where the handles are you can cut out and debur it so he can stick his head out (leave him on the leash though and just clip the leash to the crate itself). Would be easy to strap down on the back seat or tail rack. Should be safe in a tip-over as well.

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So what did you do to build this?

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i close the lid and bungie it for extra safety . i bungie the box to the rack with 4 bungies . the dog has room to turn around in the box and really enjoys getting to come along . on longer rides i even put a safety bungie over the top box incase the mounting plate was to fail
So you just mounted the plate to your topcase? Do you have any instructions on the bracket you used and yes some pictures of the bag on your case would be great, thanks

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post #10 of 41 Old 10-01-2009, 07:27 AM
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I wish I could take my dog, but that would involve a sidecar in my case.

If I had a small dog like yours, I'd be looking into some sort of papoose to strap them directly to ME, not the bike. I guess the downside is in a crash, there'd be a chance you'd smoosh 'em.

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