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Old 02-03-2011, 06:56 PM   #46
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Looks like all three are ready.
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:30 PM   #47
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The snow and sleet finally stopped long enough for a quick test ride...

...this afternoon. No problems.


Tomorrow hopefully both dogs will join me (still have to rig their harness attachment points).
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:10 PM   #48
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First Double Dog Ride

Got the harness-mounting hardware installed and went for a quick - 5 minute - ride near the house. Temperatures in the low 30s for the high today, so maybe tomorrow for an extended ride.

No dogs were harmed on this ride though. Plenty of room now for both Goldies!



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Old 02-05-2011, 09:18 PM   #49
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I like and from the faces they want to go farther.
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:02 PM   #50
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Today...

Sixty-mile test ride with the pups:

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Old 02-06-2011, 02:04 PM   #51
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:41 PM   #52
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Hey bud, did you get the Victory hack from Doug?
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:14 PM   #53
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Hey bud, did you get the Victory hack from Doug?
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:45 AM   #54
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Love the jackets on the pups!
My pups are totally jealous!!!
Thanks for posting this thread- I am hoping to set something up for my dogs- I always feel guilty leaving them at home when we go out to ride.
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:25 AM   #55
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I always feel guilty leaving them at home when we go out to ride.
My quest for a sidecar large enough for both dogs began a couple of months ago when I took Roscoe - the bigger dog in the rear (in brown jacket) - for a two-hour ride one Sunday afternoon.

When we got home my wife met us at the door, arms crossed, brow wrinkled: "You've GOT to find a way to ride both dogs! Bailey cried and cried and just walked from the front to the back door the whole time you were gone." Our neighborhood frequently has folks on bikes passing through on Sundays and my wife added that: "Every time she heard a bike she'd run to the front door and when she'd see it wasn't you she'd cry some more."

Bailey takes everything to heart, and being left behind when Roscoe gets to go is the ultimate insult for her. (And yes, I know she is spoiled rotten)

It may not be evident in the photos here, but she was happy as a hog in slop riding yesterday!
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:31 AM   #56
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Hack dogs and sidecar

My two dogs are generally impatient and will bark and bark when I put on my helmet or if I hit the start button on my rig. Yesterday, I was adjusting some camera mount angles and they both, Murph and Dusty, looked so very disgusted in waiting for me to get my ass into gear and let them ride. It was funny to see the expression on their faces at the time. Sadness and frustration was pretty quickly removed, the instant the garage door opened up though. :-)

I had a Golden Retriever, named Buddy, several years back. Man, did I love that dog. He chewed through everything, in cluding my tv remotes, my wall in the laundry room, my expensive couch, several outside water hoses and sprinklers, pulled my plumbing out from the house once and a whole host of other things, but he was great. His smile and devotion was amazing and could make you laugh till you wet your pants, even when he did all of the above. I bought a cheap Wally World tent and filled it with straw. It was his "Pup Tent" and he really loved it, too. Goldens are great pals.

Murphy and Dusty, The Odd Couple:

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Buddy, a real great pal:

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Old 02-14-2013, 08:33 AM   #57
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i was on a ride last summer for "thunder in the highlands and this guy built this combo,the dogs would fit side by side so they woundn't get jelous of each other lol...he has ridden this over 90k and has had no problems.




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Old 02-14-2013, 09:01 AM   #58
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A few more modifications...

Since I posted last I've made a few more mods to the Victory hack.

I purchased a front wheel that matches the one on the front of the bike from another inmate last year and had a machinist buddy fab up an axle, then my brother helped me widen the fiberglass fender by 3" to match the new, larger and wider wheel. This gives the rig a wider stance by almost three inches and the greater weight outside the car really improved the tendency of the chair to fly when not occupied by the dogs or a passenger:



I had a brushed aluminum gas cap with the Victory script logo that came with the bike sitting on the shelf. The plastic that attached the metal to the screw-in cap was busted when I got it, but I couldn't bring myself to trash it. Turned out that it was the perfect size to make a decorative cap to hide the screw holes for the aluminum cap my machinist made to keep dust out of the hub.

Before adding decorative cap:



With modified gas cap:



Then just before Christmas I added a windscreen to the bike (much nicer at speed on the slab!):

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Old 02-14-2013, 03:50 PM   #59
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:23 AM   #60
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I purchased a front wheel that matches the one on the front of the bike from another inmate last year and had a machinist buddy fab up an axle, then my brother helped me widen the fiberglass fender by 3" to match the new, larger and wider wheel. This gives the rig a wider stance by almost three inches and the greater weight outside the car really improved the tendency of the chair to fly when not occupied by the dogs or a passenger
This confused me until I realized that when you said "improved the tendency" you meant the improvement to be that it does not fly so easily. I had just seen another thread where a guy had improved the tendency of his bike to do wheelies and of course he meant the opposite--that now it wheelies more easily.

Anyway, that new wheel is fabulous! And the hub cap is a really nice touch.

I have taken many pictures of my dogs so I realize that to get those two beauties to pose so perfectly you probably had to shoot 2000-3000 exposures just to get a couple worthy of posting. Nice job!
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