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    Man's best friend- dog rider methodology

    Goede Morgen!
    Anyone have photos of how to address bringing Fido along? Tank bag or rear box.
    I have a 96 R1100RT with side bags and only a rear mount. Petey hops on the bike when I let him in the garage, wants to ride!
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    He looks like he should be able to fly at your side...

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    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/82/ab...77513fd9ed.jpg

    Not me, but perhaps the best solution.

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    When I had my '73 R75/5, I used several C-clamps to hold a milk crate on to the luggage rack. I put a thin piece of wood with dense foam padding in the bottom, to close off the holes and give him some grip. Bear loved it, until he got too big for it (mom was half German Shepard and half Huskie, dad was a Dobie who jumped the fence).

    Addendum - We used to have a guy show up at the Rock Store with his Huskie perched on the gas tank. He put a layer of carpet on the tank so the dog would have a grip. Beautiful dog and very smart. The local cops gave him a couple of tickets for "unsafe operation" or "endangering an animal", but my understanding is that he beat them every time.
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    Modified tank bag with Heat as well.
    This is our little guy who has be navigating for 4 years.
    Our last little girl rode with us for 13 years.

    A buddy of mine carried his Jack Russel in a milk crate behind the rear seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSAddict View Post
    A few of them are even wearing helmets.
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    “Pet Taxi” carrier attached to the rear rack is a solution I’ve seen many times. A late club member used to carry two toy poodles in such a carrier.
    https://www.amazon.com/pet-taxi/s?ie...k%3Apet%20taxi

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    thanks!

    Thanks for the ideas folks. I think a sturdy crate attached to the mount will do nicely. Petey is a little too big to go fore, so aft it is!

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    My dog has to be touching you and be able to lay his head on my lap when driving.

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    Dogs ride too

    I bought a bike with a Bagster tank cover, while looking for a tank bag to attach to it, came across a pet carrier that fits like a tang bag. Works better than a modified tank bag because it has vented mesh holes that can be covered so your dog can breathe, plus a little hole where they can poke their head out and navigate. You have to buy the Bagster tank cover then the pet carrier, so it’s a bit of an investment. But I much prefer it to the pet carriers I saw that mount on the rear, I can’t keep an eye on my Girl while riding, and when she’s in front of me I can pet her and talk to her.

    https://www.motolegends.com/bagster/bagster-tank-covers

    I just tried this one out but the tank attachment didnt’ work without taking apart the whole front of my R1200RT. But if your dog is small enough, I’d say up to 12 lbs, they’ll fit in it. I like this one better, it doesn’t interfere in the least with serious slow turns, which my Bagster one certainly does, it’s pretty big.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    thanks!

    Petey weighed in at 37, but I agree that up front would be ideal for petting and keeping an eye on him.

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