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Now You Can Build a Safe Carrier so Your Big Dog Can Ride with You

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BUILD YOUR OWN MOTORCYCLE CARRIER FOR MEDIUM AND LARGE DOGS

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K9 MOTO COCKPIT

BUILD GUIDE

Everything you need to know to build a sturdy, safe, lightweight motorcycle carrier for your big dog.

$40 PDF download

35 pages of materials, measurements, diagrams, photos, and descriptions to help you build a custom K9 Moto Cockpit motorcycle dog carrier.

DISCLAIMER

Everything has a disclaimer these days and so, of course, does the K9 Moto Cockpit. Please read our disclaimer fully before purchasing the Build Guide or your Custom K9 Moto Cockpit. Read more

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You shouldn’t have to leave your big dog at home when you go for a ride. And you shouldn’t need an awkward sidecar or trailer!

How It Works

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Enjoy the ride Together

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Ride Through the Basics

Other motorcycle carriers for big dogs have big problems:

Doesn’t put your dog’s safety first

Makes your beautiful bike look really ugly

Ruins the dynamic of your ride

The K9 Moto Cockpit is different because

it's a carrier that doesn't carry her.

Your dog’s heaviest bulk rests directly on the pillion seat through a soft cushion.

No base over passenger seat

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Base to rear of passenger seat

The benefits of this simple, elegant design are huge:

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Complete your kit. Get your dog the

 

K9 Moto Harness

 

to strap safely into their Cockpit carrier.

Walk Me Through the Details

What makes the K9 Moto Cockpit unique and effective is a simple, elegant design principle:

 

It’s the carrier that doesn’t carry her.

 

Only the portion of the Cockpit that extends off the rear of the motorcycle features a solid bottom platform. The dog’s heaviest bulk – the head and torso – rests directly on the pillion seat through a cushion. The benefits of this are huge:

 

  1. A sturdy, safe, cushioned enclosure that protects the dog without ruining the ride experience.

  2. Less frame means it’s lightweight and places less strain on the motorcycle chassis.

  3. The carrier can be mounted lower to enable more natural ride dynamics.

 

The dog feels partly like a passenger and partly like a duffle bag – two load types that most motorcycles were designed to accommodate and that most motorcyclists are accustomed to riding with.

 

The proof is in the...

1,000s of miles traveled

Dozens of harmless crashes

So, the thrill of riding with your big dog is finally here. Just build it, mount it, and enjoy the ride together.

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K-9 Tips for Motorcycle Travel with Your Dog.

Watch Greg and Jess Explain How the Cockpit Works

BUILD YOUR DOG A COCKPIT TO SHARE IN THE THRILL OF RIDING

The K9 Moto Cockpit Build Guide provides all the information you need to build a sturdy, safe, lightweight carrier for your large dog to ride with you on pretty much any type of motorcycle.

 

Download the build guide, dust off your tools, and then get riding.

The beginning of a new era.

– @the.nameless.wanderer

DR650

The Wolf: 70lbs wolfdog

John Brown’s new ride. I had the seat re-sculptured, & re -overed, & made the rack to match! His tail says he likes it! 😎 HE’S AWESOME! SO IS THE RACK!

– Kitty P.

2010 Triumph SpeedMaster

 John Brown: 75lbs Liver GSD

The concept of using the rear seat to support most of the weight was critical to success. The total weight capacity of this motorcycle is only 176lbs. I'm 110 and my dog is 70, so.... hahaha.... I switched to a lithium battery to save 7 lbs.

– Laurie J.

Yamaha TW250

StarLord: 70lbs GSD

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Want to Hear More About the Cockpit? Check out the Articles and Podcasts

Jess Stone and German Shepherd Moxie pose for a photo with their K9 Moto Cockpit motorcycle dog carrier
Jess Stone, Greg Stone, and German Shepherd Moxie pose at the campsite with tent and two motorcycles
Jess Stone is ready to ride with German Shepherd Moxie in a motorcycle dog carrier

Adventure Rider Radio

ADVMoto Magazine

Rider Magazine

Have Your Dog and Ride with Her Too describes the process of developing the K9 Moto Cockpit.

Do You Accept this Challenge? is about overcoming the fear of crashing and of riding with a big dog.

Exploring South America shares the highlights of Greg and Jess's pre-Moxie rides through the Americas.

Yes, Of Course There’s Fine Print!

Our I Will Not Sell the Cockpit Agreement

While we provide this Build Guide strictly for informational purposes only, by using this document to produce a replica of the original K9 Moto Cockpit, or a modified version to suit your motorcycle and dog, you agree to adhere to the following requirements:

 

  1. You will not share this Build Guide with anyone without express written permission from RUFFLY.

  2. You will not produce a K9 Moto Cockpit or Cockpit-inspired motorcycle dog carrier for commercial purposes.

  3. You will acknowledge RUFFLY and the K9 Moto Cockpit as the model for the Cockpit-inspired carrier that you ultimately produce.

  4. You will share your progress, challenges, and solutions to those challenges with RUFFLY.

 

DISCLAIMER

**WARNING**: The K9 Moto Cockpit Build Guide and the Custom K9 Moto Cockpit (hereafter referred to as the “Build Guide and “Cockpit”, respectively) are intended for informational and display purposes only.

 

The Cockpit will modify the original design of the vehicle on which it is installed and may change the way in which the vehicle operates and/or handles. User assumes all risk and is responsible for the proper operation and handling of the vehicle as modified.

RUFFLY makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the Cockpit's use as a safety device. This item is designed exclusively for dogs and has not been tested for a safety rating as established by the U.S. Department of Transportation or U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. User assumes all risk and is responsible for any injuries to user and/or user’s dog as a result of using this product.

The user agrees to have the Cockpit reviewed by a qualified motorcycle mechanic for quality and suitability for the user’s specific motorcycle make and model. The user assumes all risk and is responsible for the proper installation and use of this product. The user expressly agrees to hold RUFFLY, including but not limited to its owners, officers, designers, and agents, harmless from any and all damages and/or losses incurred by the user and/or others including any and all harm to the user’s pet from the use of the Cockpit.

No claims, representations or warranties, whether expressed or implied, are made by RUFFLY as to the safety, reliability, durability and performance of any of its products, including but not limited to the Cockpit. Furthermore, RUFFLY accepts no liability whatsoever for the safety, reliability, durability and performance of any of said products.

 

RUFFLY further makes no representations, expressed or implied, and provides no warranties of any kind with regard to construction and/or use of the Cockpit, including but not limited to whether the Cockpit complies with any federal, state or local statutes, laws, rules or regulations pertaining to such construction or use.

 

The user assumes all responsibility for the user’s and the product’s compliance with all statutes, laws, rules and/or regulations, nationally and internationally, as they may apply to this product and/or its assembly and its application to the user’s vehicle.

 

RUFFLY reminds users that motorcycling is a dangerous activity and any changes to the original setup or configuration of the motorcycle will change the vehicle’s performance and might void the manufacturer’s warrantee. Furthermore, riding a motorcycle with a dog is dangerous for both the rider and the animal. RUFFLY reminds dog owners to always safely secure your dog in any moving vehicle.

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