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Pig goes for Her 1st ride

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:11 pm
by Siggy
A little chilly but she was happy to go for a ride in the new rig

Re: Pig goes for Her 1st ride

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:02 pm
by Kilometers2
:clap: I love it

Re: Pig goes for Her 1st ride

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:00 am
by Ltrypsin
Looking good

Re: Pig goes for Her 1st ride

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:19 am
by Peter Pan
Nice door picture.

The door is a good idea.
I prefer to tie down the dogs from the chest towards the seat pad at the drivers side and as short as possible.
2 of my dogs got in trouble in bends respectively an emergency sway. Therefore I keep the leash short and avoid commercial hooks made out of Zamak....mine are now made out of galvanized steel and with a threaded closure.

You will see how much a dog can teach you the rider!
After a short time you too will know why dogs need to stick their snout into the wind...
Specially Camilla (rip) the Pincher bread and surfer dog taught me well.
Sven

Re: Pig goes for Her 1st ride

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:32 am
by shiftless
Really needs a black circle around one eye for that "Little Rascals" look.

Re: Pig goes for Her 1st ride

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:54 am
by stagewex
Ahh, what a cutie and happy pup. It's General Pattons dog, right? William The Conquerer (Willy).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-5x7-World-W ... 5731.m3795

Re: Pig goes for Her 1st ride

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:53 am
by 4Paws
Looking good! Love the customized door.


Rex specs or doggles an option for fido.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/200691727117925707/ link I found over the weekend that leads to lots of dog in sidecar options for scarves, helmets, and many other wallet emptying temptations.

Re: Pig goes for Her 1st ride

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:53 am
by Snakeoil
When I first saw the subject line, I was pretty sure we would read about you in the obits tomorrow. But I see now you are talking about the dog.

Here's a tip on how to keep the pooch comfy and yet safe. I see you are using a harness and a tether that is tied to the rear. The harness is good, but the tether will not stop the dog from going over the back of the bike.

My buddy has a big dog that rides in his /2 rig and his system seems to be the best I've ever seen. He removed the rear seat and had a canvas cusion made that pretty much covers the entire floor up to the pivot tunnel. It is like a rectangular donut in that it has a hole in the middle that allows a strong tether to come up from the floor. That tether is anchored to the floor and attaches to a harness at a point under the dog. So this way the dog can stand or sit or even lay down and the tether is still short enough to prevent the dog from exiting the car in any direction.

We all think we know our dogs, but we really don't. The right situation may have that dog leaping out of the car at speed or even leaping at someone approaching the rig. I thought his design was the best I'd seen and I share it with anyone that has a dog in their hack.

Re: Pig goes for Her 1st ride

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:30 pm
by Siggy
Thanks for all the comments!! Rex Spex on order (they are back ordered) I have to play with the tie down points, 2 different Bull Terriers, Pig, the pictured is a small 13 yr that will just ride around the neighborhood, the male, Bob, is a full size, 60lb bully and will need a different set up and he would be more prone to jump out. Pig just digs the breeze. I set up a D ring under the seat, threaded it up behind the seat, got to get another strap for the front but she has to sit on seat as she is small. Bob will need the seat removed and I like your idea Snakeoil of a center teather.
Side note, you can tell someones age by what they remember the Bull Terriers by. Us older folks think G.S . Patton, or Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series) a little younger, Spuds, younger still Chico from Movie "Next Friday" As if the Ural does not get enough looks, throw a Bull Terrier in there and the stare ratio goes way up LOL! Thanks again guys!