Fitting and Install
Read instructions carefully before placing a pet in this seat. Failure to follow these instructions could result in serious injury. By attaching the Buddyrider pet seat to a bicycle you are acknowledging that you have read and understand the warnings and instructions. Please note that there are the inherent dangers that may be associated with transporting a pet on a bicycle just as there are to you when riding a bicycle and in no way is Buddy Ventures International Ltd. responsible if injury does occur. Only experienced adult cyclists, who are very confident in their abilities as a rider should transport a pet using this seat. The Buddyrider is intended for pleasure riding only, if you decide to partake in extreme cycling with your buddy on board you run a greater risk of injury.
You should check that screws and bolts are tight and secure before each ride.
DO NOT MOUNT TO CARBON FIBER SEAT POST.
If you have a carbon fiber seat post you must replace it with an aluminum or steel seat post.
1. Step One
Check all parts are included
2. Step Two
Assemble the seat by raising the front platform and securing the center support arm with the blue screw and one of the washers. Be sure not to overtighten.
3. Step Three
Attach the harness as shown. Clips will be in front and behind the neck, and connected to the Buddyrider via the straps on the sides.
Leave collar unclipped for now.
4. Step Four
Attach the receiver to your bicycle seat post. There must be at least 1.75 inches of post exposed below the seat to make this connection.
Keep this connection as high up the seat post as possible. This will give the rider more legroom when peddling.
5. Step Five
Insert metal support arm, flat section up, into the receiver. Secure with the quick release pin as shown.
6. Step Six
Position the seat on the arm as far forward as possible without interfering with your handle bars or steering post.
Mark this position with a small pencil mark on the bar behind the pet seat. Remove the pet seat and then remove the metal support arm from the bike using the quick release pin.
7. Step Seven
Position the pet seat as close to the pencil mark as possible while lining up the holes. Using the four red screws and washers provided, mount the pet seat to the metal bar.
Make sure all four screws are in position before tightening. Be sure not to overtighten.
8. Step Eight
Install the assembled pet seat to the bicycle using the quick release pin and be sure to secure that with the cotter pin provided or a small pad lock.
9. Step Nine
Once the harness is attached to the Buddyrider, place your pet in the seat, connect the two clips and adjust as needed.
Before attempting to ride with your little buddy, you may want to get them comfortable in the seat first while it is on the ground. Try treats to entice them to sit in the Buddyrider if they
hesitate to get in. Enjoy and have fun!
Just like a seat belt on a child car seat, this harness is designed to limit unnecessary movement so your pet remains in a safe position to enjoy the ride.
Prior to using, check the seat is secure to the bicycle and no parts are cracked, loose, missing, or broken.
Due to the size and weight associated with transporting a pet on a bicycle, extreme care must be taken at all times. The rider may be required to make quick corrective action when the pet moves its weight.
Care should be taken when placing your pet into the seat, and also when removing them. This should be done in a safe place away from distractions such as other pets and traffic.
Initial rides should be brief, over smooth ground, in a safe location and away from all distractions.
Increase the duration only when both rider and pet become accustomed and confidant.
Never leave a pet unattended in this seat. Due to the higher center of gravity, a bicycle may fall over if parked on its stand or without proper support.
Do not allow your pet to become a distraction when riding. Keep your focus on the safe operation of your bicycle, the rules of the road, the environment around you and other cyclists, pedestrians and vehicular traffic.