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post #1 of 36 Old 07-26-2006, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Carrying a Small Dog on the V-Strom ..... Advice?

Hi, I have recently returned to motorbikes after 16 years .. I jumped in the deep end and bought a DL1000 (03) last week .... I LOVE IT! .... However one of the things I promised my wife was that I would find a way to take our small dog with us on short trips etc ...

I am still looking at all the possibilties for carrying a small dog on the Strom ... .. Its seems to me there are 3 possibilties

1. Strap her on to the front of me like a back to front rucksack
2. Buy a purpose made box that goes on the back of the bike in place of the GIVI .. I have seen one on offer at http://www.road-hound.com
3. Buy a purpose made tank bag .. seen one here : http://www.baglux.co.uk/tankbags.php

I think I prefer option 3 above the others but would genuinly appreciate any imput from anyone with any ideas or links that may help me .. especially those riders that do carry a dog on their bikes and can give me first hand advice.

Dog "LOLA" is the size of a very small Jack Russell ...

She already comes with us on our 125 scooter around town ... REMEMBER I live in Italy and EVERYONE rides scooters and there are many who take pets with them. ... On the scooter she just sitts between my feet on the floor with her lead tied to keep her secure .. but again thats for VERY small trips no more than the next town.

Thanks again ..!
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post #2 of 36 Old 07-26-2006, 08:28 AM
 
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How about something like this:



Available from PetSmart in the states.
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post #3 of 36 Old 07-26-2006, 11:42 AM
 
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I too own a Jack Russel which travels with me on my bike

I made a carrier from a rectangular plastic box, and used coat hanger wire to hinge on a metal grate.

The metal grate functions as the lid, which flips open.
This can be locked shut by means of mini carabenas.

I place this on the rear rack of the strom, and secure it there with bungee cords.

Works fine even at speed.

and when I get to my destination, I can take the box off, turn in on its side, and my dog has a mobile home

Will post some pictures if you're interested.
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post #4 of 36 Old 07-26-2006, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for that ... Would love to see a picture if you can post as it would really help give me the idea.

THANKS ... Martin in Italy
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post #5 of 36 Old 07-26-2006, 04:12 PM
 
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Any suggestions how I could take my little girl with me? :lol:

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post #6 of 36 Old 07-26-2006, 08:43 PM
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Saw a guy on an old Airhead Beemer at a National MOA rally years ago- his dog rode in a tankbag- had goggles and everything- cutest damn thing ya ever saw...

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post #7 of 36 Old 07-26-2006, 09:10 PM
 
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I was riding down the highway last week when I saw this big HD coming at me from the other direction. In the pillion seat was this big, overweight dog. One of the ugliest I've ever seen. I had to avert my eyes it was such a terrible sight.

Huh?

Oh, God, sorry! You mean that kind of dog! My mistake! Oh, Jeez, how do I delete this?

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post #8 of 36 Old 07-27-2006, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just ordered a tank cover and a tank bag that is specifically designed to carry small dogs or pets .. Also ordered small dog crash hat ...

Cover and bag came from Bagster ... its the ANIMAUX tank bag and is supposed to be good for pets up to 10kg .. TOTAL cost was 286 (Euros)

I'll let anyone who is interested know how it works out ... and post pictures.
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I was going to suggest a small hang glider or skateboard off the back but decided that it was not a good idea :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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post #10 of 36 Old 07-27-2006, 11:00 AM
 
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ah, since you've already got your doggie bag, I guess I won't have to figure out the uploading of pictures

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