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i was thinking of lining the underside (engine side) of the bucket with some of the heat shielding material like for car hoods and such. Any ideas, comments, or warnings?
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Re: pet carrier
1. Why are you interested in doing this?
2. Make sure there is clearance for this under the carrier. Including clearance for airflow on the uppermost pieces, which likely depend on some heat loss due to radiation and airflow.
3. I don't have the heart to tell the first responder about the "pet carrier".
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i was thinking of lining the underside (engine side) of the bucket with some of the heat shielding material like for car hoods and such. Any ideas, comments, or warnings?
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Laughing emoticon I didn't either. But I will tell him that his little dog in the milk crate is super cute, anyway.
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i was thinking of lining the underside (engine side) of the bucket with some of the heat shielding material like for car hoods and such. Any ideas, comments, or warnings?
What's the desired outcome here? Cooler pet carrier, obviously, but for what reason?
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3. I don't have the heart to tell the first responder about the "pet carrier"
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Laughing emoticon I didn't either. But I will tell him that his little dog in the milk crate is super cute, anyway.
I may not be an expert in Vespa semantics, but I am thick skinned. Please tell me what other meanings "pet carrier" may have other than the obvious one.
Under the seat is the pet carrier ... named for the "no pets" sticker inside. Love your dog!
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I may not be an expert in Vespa semantics, but I am thick skinned. Please tell me what other meanings "pet carrier" may have other than the obvious one.
The bucket under the seat is often referred to as a pet carrier. I believed this came about due to the NO PETS warning sticker inside of the box.

This isn't my pic ( grabbed it from google images)

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As to the original poster- I'm very interested in doing something very similar myself. I plan on installing one of my mobile ham radios inside of the pet carrier. The radio gets extremely hot itself, especially while transmitting. I fear that even more heat may damage the radio.

I'm not sure how hot it gets inside of the pet carrier, but I do know it's a bad idea to go buy cheese and ride 30miles home with it in there.
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I'm not sure how hot it gets inside of the pet carrier, but I do know it's a bad idea to go buy cheese and ride 30miles home with it in there.
I bought a dozen eggs, took them home in the pet carrier and arrived with a dozen chicks.
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A heat barrier would be helpful, but I just use plenty of ice. Stays cooler longer than the beer lasts!

In the fall I use it as a crock pot for chili.
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As to the original poster- I'm very interested in doing something very similar myself. I plan on installing one of my mobile ham radios inside of the pet carrier. The radio gets extremely hot itself, especially while transmitting. I fear that even more heat may damage the radio.
What are you thinking, 2 meters, HF?
Would you preset to a repeater and just leave the controls alone while riding?
Would you actually operate while riding? Headset maybe?

Just wondering. I hadn't thought seriously about a radio on my LX. My rides are usually pretty short and I wouldn't have much need for a radio.

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I was too lazy to search for it and tag a link on here, but there is a product you can find on dirt bike sites made now which is a self adhesive heat shield, looks similar to fancy tin foil. It is used on the underside of the plastic gas tanks to keep the engine from heating up the fuel. It you are looking for a cooler "pet carrier" that might do the trick.
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There are other options
I once created a forum topic about pet carriers...

I was pilloried mercilessly (especially by the brits).

Long story short. There are pet options out there. Lots of them look like the iron maiden and will be strapped to the rear rack.

Your milk crate (and dog) is cute but my dog is just a chaser. Not to be trusted off leash!

Search the history to find some good manufacturers.

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Here is another option that looks safe.
At Amerivespa yesterday this gentleman rode up with the dog in a side sling - I asked him to pose for a photo. Turns out this setup is for two scooter dogs. I know he is an MV'er so if he sees this post and gives me permission later I will post the entire photo.
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well i was wanting a cooler pet carrier because 1) it gets so hot i don't like leaving my helmet in there, 2) on friday we carried some food back from familys house and it just about recooked it! I just want to be able to leave my helmet and shades in there and them not get so damn hot.
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that was my thinking i was just wondering if anyone else may have tried it and succeeded or failed or no real result.
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this is what i found i kinda like so far...

http://www.heatshieldproducts.com/heat_shield_cloth.php
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I use mine as a Chafing-dish........ I think that's French for Crock-pot.
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about what it feels like !!!! i thought my helmet was going to melt!
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Your milk crate (and dog) is cute but my dog is just a chaser. Not to be trusted off leash!
Actually, Buster (the dog) is strapped into the crate pretty well. He has a body harness and I put a key ring through a loop on the lower part of it. I then put two leashes strapped and wrapped around the luggage rack and through the crate and then hooked them to the harness. I went on several low speed trial runs until Buster got the hang of it. Now, he perches his front paws on the top edge of the crate and lets the wind blast his face. If the wind is too much, he ducks behind my back for shelter. He's definitely a cool rider.
I love the name. One of my dogs was Buster also. I hate to throw cold water on the fun but take a quick look at my post about getting hit 10 days ago. https://modernvespa.com/forum/topic48567

I am concerned about your Buster in that type of situation.
Buster thinks if he lays very, very still we will not notice the plants are gone and there is a hole in the garden bed.
Buster thinks if he lays very, very still we will not notice the plants are gone and there is a hole in the garden bed.
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As to the original poster- I'm very interested in doing something very similar myself. I plan on installing one of my mobile ham radios inside of the pet carrier. The radio gets extremely hot itself, especially while transmitting. I fear that even more heat may damage the radio.
What are you thinking, 2 meters, HF?
Would you preset to a repeater and just leave the controls alone while riding?
Would you actually operate while riding? Headset maybe?

Just wondering. I hadn't thought seriously about a radio on my LX. My rides are usually pretty short and I wouldn't have much need for a radio.

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I'll start a new thread so I don't ruin this one and the cute doggies.

Now if I could only get my cat on my scoot....
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Yeah, it's kind of hard to get a thread back on track once the dogs have entered the scene. Who can resist a cute dog?
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Yeah, it's kind of hard to get a thread back on track once the dogs have entered the scene. Who can resist a cute dog?
Animals make us humane.....

(Buster'g got "guiltty" written all over his face...cut dog!)
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I need one of those "no pets" stickers! I don't think Euro market scooters have them

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I need one of those "no pets" stickers! I don't think Euro market scooters have them

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You can have the sticker off my Microwave oven with pleasure.
Yes, It actually came with a sticker that says "Do not put animals in here"
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I need one of those "no pets" stickers! I don't think Euro market scooters have them

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You can have the sticker off my Microwave oven with pleasure.
Yes, It actually came with a sticker that says "Do not put animals in here"


Not even dead ones??
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Buster thinks if he lays very, very still we will not notice the plants are gone and there is a hole in the garden bed.
My 65 lb "island mutt" named Buddy loves to dig in my garden. He drives me crazy. I always know when he has done it because he comes into the house with dirty paws, tail between his legs and shoots a really guilty look my way. I usually ask him what he has done THIS time. He then puts his head down, goes to my bedroom and tries to crawl under the bed.

He is too big to fit under there, but that doesn't stop him from trying! I have never smacked him because he was a rescue dog and was very badly abused before I got him. However, I used to yell at him when he dug up the garden. Now I don't bother doing anything because he punishes himself more severely than I ever did. He will lie with his head and part of his shoulders under the bed for hours until I tell him it's OK to come out.

Makes you wonder why he does it in the first place? He's mine and I love him but ...
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CHIP CARRIER
Great for keeping you fish and chips(fries)warm!!On a few rallys years ago i used the pet carrier filled with water from a river to get washed in,and with a plastic bag in it ... a port-o-potty!!! lol turned over makes a great camp fire seat.Also if you cook bacon and sausages and wrap in tin foil place in bottom of carrier and i put my waterproofs on top by the time you ride 15mls they are perfect munch on stops
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I think scooterwest sells the no pets stickers.

My frozen lunches always thaw in the pet carrier en route to work... So am interested in thoughts on the OP too...
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Every time I see a dog on a scooter it pisses me off. People put helmets on their heads, toss on a padded jacket and yet think it ok an cute to put an unprotected dog on a moving scooter. It's not cute, if you actually cared for you dog you wouldn't fucking do it!

Who's dog has to die before people actually take this serious? Won't be my James, I'd never put him in that position.
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I doubt you would gain anything by sticking heat sheild on the bottom of the under seat storage box. Heat would get into it through the sides, I reckon you could insulate it but likely would have to loose space inside. I can fit one of those soft coolers inside mine and I am sure that would help for your food but would get in the way of your helmet.( I wonder why they have to tell you not to put your pet in a microwave or under your seat) what is that about???
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I doubt you would gain anything by sticking heat sheild on the bottom of the under seat storage box. Heat would get into it through the sides, I reckon you could insulate it but likely would have to loose space inside. I can fit one of those soft coolers inside mine and I am sure that would help for your food but would get in the way of your helmet.( I wonder why they have to tell you not to put your pet in a microwave or under your seat) what is that about???
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I love pets. We have three cats. Nuff said. I also am interested in a cooling solution to the pet carrier and find it a pain in the butt to have to read through all the OT posts here to find the real content.

Open a new pet thread and have at it, and leave this cool, please.
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Every time I see a dog on a scooter it pisses me off. People put helmets on their heads, toss on a padded jacket and yet think it ok an cute to put an unprotected dog on a moving scooter. It's not cute, if you actually cared for you dog you wouldn't fucking do it!

Who's dog has to die before people actually take this serious? Won't be my James, I'd never put him in that position.
Some dogs enjoy riding and some people enjoy making their dogs happy. Get over it. When you are in charge of the world, you can tell the rest of us what to do.
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NOTE: The heat can be used to your advantage.

The boyfriend and I bought some burritos this weekend on our way to SJB with the AmeriVespa crew. I don't think any of us knew how hot that seat carrier gets until we threw our burritos under the seat.

Well we'd be riding for over an hour or two at this point and when we got to SJB a short time later to eat the burritos they were pretty dang hot. Thank goodness we kept our sodas in the top cases and away from the seat.
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It's a positive side-effect. Let's not be negative. So what if it's too hot to carry a (small) pet in the (airtight) space under the seat...love the fact that the food stays hot. Only tested up to half an hour, but I love the fact my MuckMuffin is still steaming hot by the time I get to work. Drinks are carried outside the pet carrier, as would any pets, if we had any

Shame you can't get a pizza under there but everything else fits 8)
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