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bobdo
01-28-2015, 04:09 PM
I've always wanted to find a LE sidecar for my little friend. I came across this video that might make the "want" a "need".
Thought someone here would be interested and create some PR for the club.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/449979526/sit-stay-ride-the-story-of-americas-sidecar-dogs

T. Cotten
01-28-2015, 05:03 PM
Animal cruelty no doubt.

....Cotten

exeric
01-28-2015, 05:23 PM
I have a bad feeling about taking pets on motorcycles (even sidecars). I've seen all the cute pictures of dogs, and cats with goggles on (cruelty in itself) and I'm sure some of them must like it, but I was in a golf cart with my wife's uncle, and cat; and the cat fell out and got it's paw run over. Stuff happens on motorcycles and I accept that risk, but I will not subject that on anyone, or thing else.

T. Cotten
01-28-2015, 06:05 PM
Well, Eric..

Anything you do to a cat is cruel. (Some even refuse food.)
Dogs want to please you no matter what.
So, just like transporting a child or gramma, the ultimate responsibility is the operator's, and should be well considered.

Local laws may vary, but will become more restrictive by the minute.

....Cotten

exeric
01-28-2015, 06:16 PM
That is the sad thing with dogs, Tom. They do want to please and they will do more than any human would ever do to please their master. That is where a human has the responsibility to prove they are of a higher order and insure the welfare of a dog.

T. Cotten
01-28-2015, 07:49 PM
True, Eric,...

And incredibly ironic that inspite of their noble nature, humans use the term "dog" for an insult, and some cultures that probably wouldn't have survived to come about without them distain them by law.
Which species is of the "higher order" is a matter of higher perspective.

Both of these old girls still are alive, but barely.

....Cotten

Chuck#1848
01-29-2015, 07:04 AM
That is the sad thing with dogs, Tom. They do want to please and they will do more than any human would ever do to please their master. That is where a human has the responsibility to prove they are of a higher order and insure the welfare of a dog.

Eric,
The sidecar club that I belong www.sidecar.com to many people show up at the sponsored events with their 4 legged friends almost all wear Doggles for eye protection and the friends are tethered in the sidecars with short straps to prevent them from jumping from the sidecar.

Shaky Jake
01-29-2015, 07:55 AM
That's a fun little video, Bob. Thanks for posting it up.



Kevin

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bobdo
01-29-2015, 12:39 PM
I kinda opened up a can-o'-worms, didn't mean to.
My dog wants to be with me 24/7, and loves the wind. I don't have a sidecar, but my dog has got me thinking about it.
You make a good point about the responsibility. I'm more concerned with my son wanting a MC, he reminds me of myself at his age.
Times have changed, as you all know.

exeric
01-29-2015, 01:31 PM
Eric,
The sidecar club that I belong www.sidecar.com to many people show up at the sponsored events with their 4 legged friends almost all wear Doggles for eye protection and the friends are tethered in the sidecars with short straps to prevent them from jumping from the sidecar.

People love their dogs and I'm sure those members are super cautious and have their pet's best interests at the top of the list. I've always wondered if dogs feel like they're running real fast when they put their faces out the window of a moving car.

Rubone
01-29-2015, 07:37 PM
For Eric...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqZUoZpRv3A

bobdo
01-30-2015, 12:29 PM
That pup looked very happy to be on the ground.
It makes you wonder what he's thinking.
Thanks for sharing.
Bob

fillibuster
02-08-2015, 11:17 AM
That pup looked very happy to be on the ground.
It makes you wonder what he's thinking.
Thanks for sharing.
Bob

You wouldn't allow that maybe he liked the ride so much that....... okay, maybe not.

Tom, I have to inquire about that chair behind you in the your first post: what-what?

T. Cotten
02-08-2015, 01:01 PM
....Tom, I have to inquire about that chair behind you in the your first post: what-what?

Just something fresh out of the dumpster, Filibuster!

Generically, its a "North Wind" throne chair. I inherited a much better one, but naturally, my mother ruined the original finish.

To get this back on topic, the box my pooch is standing upon came off my faithful '73 Datsun pickup (*sigh*). At one time, it had mailboxes on each end for aerodynamic "spoilers". Other great great sidecar appliances I've seen were coffins (of course), barrel tubs, and best of all, a railroad toilet where passengers could pull a lever and watch the road beneath them. I regret not stopping to pick up a discarded fibreglas sitz-sauna, where the door opened from the front, and only left the passenger's head sticking out the top. I could have painted a helmet to match.

I came home from D-port one year with an H-D and a Goulding frame for a song; I figured the only way I could get anyone to relieve me of the Goulding was to put a $5 steamer trunk on it (attached). It worked.

....Cotten
PS: The chair isn't behind me, that's my wife's Border-Lab bitch "Sammy"; I am behind the camera where I belong.

Chris Haynes
02-08-2015, 06:26 PM
My 90 pound German Sheppard Baron would run and leap into my '37 LE Sidecar. Sitting erect with his tongue hanging out as we rode. When I parked and left him in the car he would lay down in it and relax. That is untill some unsuspecting person leaned over it to have a better look. Then he would spring up announcing that he was on guard at full volume. :-)

sirhrmechanic
02-08-2015, 07:43 PM
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af177/sirhrmechanic/sirhrmechanic105/crocker_zps5f1469a8.jpg

^^^ Bud the bulldog, who rode across America with Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson in 1903... Yup, those are goggles.

When riding in Germany a couple of years ago, I met a guy who had a cat riding on his bike with him. Had a little 'crate' for the cat for while actually riding. I was actually pretty shocked! But at the rest stop where I met him, the cat was quite happily sitting on the bike seat, free of its crate, utterly un-perturbed and happy to meet a stranger.

Try that with our cats... never in a million years!

And as I grew up riding in the back of a pickup truck... and lived through the experience... I don't have a whole lot of concern for a loving owner taking their pet (safely) for a ride if the pet enjoys it! Then again, I think kids today need more time spent riding in the back of pickup trucks and less time getting free trophies and having their helicopter parents monitor their sleep patterns.

Oh well, just shows that I'm stuck in the past... and proud of it.

Cheers,

Sirhr

Rubone
02-08-2015, 10:22 PM
http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu183/Rubone/lasvegasmc2.jpg (http://s646.photobucket.com/user/Rubone/media/lasvegasmc2.jpg.html)

D.A.Bagin
02-09-2015, 06:31 AM
My friend had a leather tank cover and his dog would jump up on the tank and ride with him whenever he could. He got threatened with a cruelty to animals charge at bike week in the 90s.

sirhrmechanic
02-09-2015, 07:24 AM
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af177/sirhrmechanic/sirhrmechanic106/chevy_zps6c093e31.jpg

Poor little guy... probably kept up for the first mile or so...

Rubone: Love that picture. Those wheel disks are super cool. Riding across country in that era would have been an amazing experience...

Cheers,

Sirhr