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Old 08-01-2012, 04:07 PM   #826
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On the Road Again...

This afternoon I took the dogz for their first sidecar since we left for our 45-day, 631-mile river adventure on May 1. The rig has been down so I could change out the spindly Velorex wheel for one that matches the front wheel on the bike. That led to fabricating an axle and then modifying the fender to compensate for the wider wheel/tire. But I got it all back together yesterday (still some finish work to do) and the pups were tickled to be on the road again with their slobbery jowls flapping in the wind!

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Old 08-01-2012, 04:20 PM   #827
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Nice ,job it really cleaned up the bike
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:56 AM   #828
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Nice ,job it really cleaned up the bike
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:39 AM   #829
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Hi Guys, First post...

Any advice on riding with dogs in hot weather? We're going on tour in the prairies and I'm worried about the heat and the lack of shade. I've rigged up a canopy for the hack, and will be packing an umbrella. Needless to say, lots of water. Any other tips?


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Water proof material on top as a sunshade, rollup mesh screens on the sides for airflow. Theres always 10 litres of water in the boot.

The bike is now the best of these two. I bought the left one to provide all the good bits (wheels suspension etc). The left bike ended up with the right bikes subframe, sidecar chassis etc which I sold on as a project.

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Old 08-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #830
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:30 PM   #831
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Cooper looks good in that GS rig!

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Old 08-25-2012, 05:33 PM   #832
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:33 PM   #833
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:32 AM   #834
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Hey everyone, I'm hoping you can help me out with some information about sidecars. I've got a ~35lb collie/shepherd mix and I'm planning on taking off for about 6 months next year to ride around the US. I obviously want to take my dog with me so I've been looking around for sidecars.

Unfortunately I don't have any equipment that would let me build one of my own, let alone a garage to store any of that equipment (one of the shame's of living in a condo complex). So what I get will pretty much have to be ready to mount to a bike and go. I was originally considering a Ural since they seem pretty abundant on craigslist but after reading more into the maintenance issues and the piss poor fuel economy I decided I don't want to go that route.

I currently have a Tiger 800 that I could potentially mount a sidecar to. If that's the case, I would prefer not to spend more than $3-4k for the sidecar. If buying a whole new setup (bike+sidecar) I would prefer not to spend more than $7k.

I'm really just looking for some recommendations from you all for some good brands of sidecars that have a trunk/boot and the ability to mount a windscreen and some kind of rain cover for the dog.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:17 PM   #835
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I briefly saw a BMW hack with a large dog in the sidecar in Coquille, Oregon, last week. The rig had enough stuff on it to convince me it wasn't out for an afternoon ride, but a long tour. Was that anyone here?
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:15 AM   #836
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Go to http://www.sidecar.com site and speak to the installers there for the best info as to what would actually meet your needs. They deal with this as their jobs and can provide some great information to help you decide what may work and what is just too high an investment to work. Not every bike is really all that suitable as a sidecar conversion. Good luck on it.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:02 PM   #837
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A couple from today.

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What sidecar is that? I like it! Looks like much better protection for the dogs than most.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:42 PM   #838
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I love travelling with my bike but hate HATE to leave my pup Dixie at home. She's a rescue dog and, well, she's latched on pretty tight to me. As much as I love her to pieces, she gets pretty depressed whenever I go or leave her with someone else, even for just a short while. So I've decided to look into getting a sidecar rig for my GS this winter so she can come with wherever I go. She loves going for rides in the car, and she's been in a dog carrier tied to the back of my bike a few times and is fine as long as it's ME riding the bike she's on, otherwise she's a wiggleworm and gets super antsy. I'm fortunate to be from California so we ride year round, but it would be so awesome to be able to bring her along.

I mean, seriously, it's TORTURE leaving this face every time we want to ride:




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Old 10-01-2012, 02:00 AM   #839
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I mean, seriously, it's TORTURE leaving this face every time we want to ride:




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Sweet little doggie...........

I'm hoping to someday soon get back on my feet and take Mr. Mellow hacking for the first time........[I spent three MONTHS in the hospital and rehab and am S L O W L Y recovering]

THank you for rescuing that lovely creature,

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Old 10-01-2012, 05:47 AM   #840
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You will love taking your dog along wiith you on your travels. We went camping with a bunch of inmates this weekend in the Uhwarrie National Forest. We ran into a photographer while riding the trails, and she insisted on snapping some photos of Bryson.









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