Newbie - 2018 R 1200 RT with 6k miles

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apochiraju
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Newbie - 2018 R 1200 RT with 6k miles

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Hello All,


Great to be part of this forum.
Purchased the bike on Friday. Excited!


My name is Aravind, I have ridden bikes since I was 16. I have a 04 Yamaha R6, and my back cant take the riding position for a long drive. I’m new to the BMW, but I am thoroughly impressed with the bike.


Any words of wisdom and any advice would be much appreciated on the following topics:


I have 2 dogs, 11 lbs and 21 lbs. I’m looking for ways to take them on the bike along with my wife.


I live in Vallejo, CA. Are there any group of riders who go riding in this vicinity. Being new to the Bay area, I’m interested in meeting with experienced riders and riding with them.


Thanks so much
Super excited!
Aravind
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apochiraju wrote: Hello All,


Great to be part of this forum.
Purchased the bike on Friday. Excited!


My name is Aravind, I have ridden bikes since I was 16. I have a 04 Yamaha R6, and my back cant take the riding position for a long drive. I’m new to the BMW, but I am thoroughly impressed with the bike.


Any words of wisdom and any advice would be much appreciated on the following topics:


I have 2 dogs, 11 lbs and 21 lbs. I’m looking for ways to take them on the bike along with my wife.


I live in Vallejo, CA. Are there any group of riders who go riding in this vicinity. Being new to the Bay area, I’m interested in meeting with experienced riders and riding with them.


Thanks so much
Super excited!
Aravind

Welcome to the forum. You need a bigger bike................. or a large sidecar attached. :)
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apochiraju wrote: Hello All,


Great to be part of this forum.
Purchased the bike on Friday. Excited!


My name is Aravind


Any words of wisdom and any advice would be much appreciated on the following topics:


I have 2 dogs, 11 lbs and 21 lbs. I’m looking for ways to take them on the bike along with my wife.



Hi Aravind, I'd say you need a top box adapted to carry a dog (givi aluminium type withe the sides replaced with cageing) for the larger fella on the rear rack and the little fella in the tank bag with a hole cut in for its head to poke out of 👍
The GS 'is' the better bike :-)
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Thanks. That would be my second option to get a box and customize it.
I was wondering if there is anyone who has already done this or if there is a company that sells a custom box for little dogs.


Thank Yoh
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I suggest getting a IATA approved dog travel crate securely attached to the bike rack. Available through normal online sites in a variety of sizes.
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I have to agree that a sidecar would be the best option.
Cool too  8)
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May need to check with insurance?
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B787MECH wrote: I suggest getting a IATA approved dog travel crate securely attached to the bike rack. Available through normal online sites in a variety of sizes.
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Thank You. I was checking some other carriers where our guys can stick their head out.


I agree that a sidecar would be the best option, but I donot have space in my garage for that.


Cheers,
Aravind
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Met some folks at Amerivespa in Seattle last year who had modified the top case to turn it into a dog carrier.  Another couple had a trailer for their dog.  I think I'd rather try pulling a trailer with my RT rather than modify it for a sidecar.
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That is so cool. I bought a dog carrier from saddleman. I took both my guys in that carrier. The little guy was irritated at first, but eventually fot used to it.


https://www.saddlemen.com/index.php?_route_=pc3200c-convertible-pet-carrier-universal


It looks smaller than it actually is.


Cheers
Aravind
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