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  1. Serendipitous

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    ok, planning to retire at the end of the year. So far when going to France for the odd couple of weeks leave the dog has gone into kennels. Yes I know a) expensive b) would like to take her with us.

    Herein lies the problem ok with concept of pet passport etc but how do you get the dog (small working cocker) on a scooter for the odd trip out sight seeing.

    No I'm (we're) not mad! Just like having a dog about the place.

    Plan to do Scotland next spring (2016) so scooter will be a must for exploring as the kon-tiki can be a bit of a b to park on times.

    And so any ideas how to carry a small dog on a scooter safely?
     
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    On push bikes dogs are often carried in a trailer designed for children. Might be something similar available for a M/C but storing it could be fun.

    Or get a sidecar!
     
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    Thanks. Had crossed my mind but the scooter fits nicely in the garage, side car as well couldn't, ditto trailer unless we use a towbar mounted rack for the scooter. That pushes the rear axle within 150kg of max load and limit clothes/food/water/wine and beer capability.

    Had thought of one of those front mounted baby slings but not tried one
     
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    Before anyone suggests it I can't leave the wife and only take the dog!
     
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    Contact Dizzydd she has a purpose built seat, with harnesses etc, on the front of her bike
     
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    If I really had to do it I would use a trailer behind the scoot.

    Dog on-board the scoot would be too dangerous if it tried moving around....even in a small cage on a rack.

    Plus the dog can't tell you if it's scared shitless.
     
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    Put a rack on the back of the scooter, put a large top box on the rack ,cut a hole large enough for the dog to poke it,s head out , buy some googles for the dog

    Atb Lau (y)
     
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    rucksack?
     
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    As I said earlier....moving load causes instability....especially high up on a rack.
     
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    I've seen the pics of similar and have a top box fitted, perhaps the answer is to buy a second and cut a hole as suggested. If it was a conventional MB then a tank mounted carrier way be possible

    Papajohns comment may also be true until tried that the dog might not take to it.
     
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    roller skates and tie leader to back of scooter
     
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    Larry sadly that won't fit in the garage, but maybe something to consider if I can get the dog to stand still.
     
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    No.
    Stop it.
    No cheap jokes.
     
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    go on.......you know you just NEED to do it
     
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    Saw this chap in France 2013....... it can be done....lol


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    I've seen this but you wouldn't want to do it.

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