Share Your Project – Disability Motorcycles
Believe it or not, there are quite a lot of Disability Motorcycles in the world. I thought it would be nice to create links on one web page to direct you to some of these amazing builds.
I am so thankful to the people that share their rides on the Internet. Not only does it allow you to show off your wheels, it also encourages others that are about to begin modifying their bike. The ideas you share can help others. I certainly researched other builds before I decided how I was going to create my daughter, Shanniah’s ride.
If you would like to share your ride or comment on the Wheelchair Accessible Motorcycles below, please feel free to contribute.
Wheelchair Accessible Sidecars – Passenger
A Wheelchair Accessible Sidecar may be attached to a motorcycle to accommodate people in wheelchairs or gophers. The sidecar is entered from the rear via a ramp which retracts to form the rear wall of the sidecar. The sidecar can be designed as a platform only, or can be enclosed for comfort and protection.
Wheelchair Accessible Sidecars – Sidecar Driven
Most sidecars require a companion to operate the motorcycle, however the sidecar can be adapted to operate the motorcycle by transferring the controls and handlebars to the sidecar, which can be used by the occupant while in his/her wheelchair. This type of sidecar motorcycle combination is called Sidecar Driven. You can learn about this option Here.
Shanniah’s “Heal the World” Wheelchair Accessible Sidecar – Passenger
It took three years to build, from the purchase of the sidecar to the final coat of paint and airbrushed artwork. The sidecar was purchased before the bike. The bike was selected for it’s torque, having the capacity to carry a heavy sidecar and electric wheelchair. Every step of the project was photographed. The only reason it exists is because I never gave up, no matter how big the hurdles. Take a look………
Brett’s Yamaha TMAX Wheelchair Accessible Sidecar – Driven from the Chair
3 Wheels.org have once again provided an amazingly detailed review of this wheelchair accessible sidecar combination. From Sketchup, to welding to final specifications, this story is well worth the read, enjoy.
Rich’s Sidecar Wheelchair Accessible Sidecar – Rider
This motorcycle/sidecar combination is called a Wheelchair Accessible Sidecar – Rider. You will see that this very sexy bike is ridden, while the wheelchair remains in the sidecar. The rider transfers from the wheelchair onto the motorcycle seat. Very clever.
Nicolas’s Wheelchair Accessible Sidecar – Passenger
The power of a child’s wish. Thanks to so many kind people in the world, organizations like “Make a Wish” made a teenager very happy. Very encouraging video and story.
After years of living with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, an upbeat teenager has the newly found freedom to ride.
See how the lives of Nicolas and his parents change for the better because of the generosity of donors and volunteers, the innovation of C Stanley Motorsports Corporation, and the work of our New Jersey chapter.
“I wanted this wish because I thought it could be a big family thing and I could hang out with my father more. All three of us, it’d be like one big family. ”
Dreamfit Foundation Wheelchair Accessible Sidecar – Passenger
If you read Shanniah’s Story above, then you now know plenty about the Dreamfit Wheelchair Accessible Sidecar. Unless you visit their website, you may not know Dreamfit also have Wheelchair Accessible Land Sail Boats, Hovercrafts, Hand Pedaled Push Bikes and many other toys. And they also modify wheelchairs and houses. Amazing work Dreamfit.
Stan’s Honda Wheelchair Accessible Sidecar – Driven from the Chair
From a Honda CB400 to Stan’s 700cc Honda Wheelchair Accessible Sidecar. Great story of the build complete with some videos. Clever build Stan.
MV Agusta Wheelchair Accessible Sidecar – Rider
Charlie’s Wheelchair Carrying Trike & Trailer – Rider
Can-Am Spyder Wheelchair Carrying Trike – Rider
Brothers Wheelchair Accessible Sidecar – Rider
Wheelchair Accessible Leaner Sidecar – Passenger
Motopodd Wheelchair Accessible Sidecar – Passenger
Hack Builder Archive
Now Here’s a Good Question
I wonder if William Harley and Arthur Davidson built any Disability Motorcycles in the 1920’s?
William and Arthur Fishing 1922
William and Arthur on the original Harley Davidsons in 1914
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