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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 15:04 pm 
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Hello, i have a disabled daughter who hates traveling in our car, but love open topped busses n things so i was wondering if anyone has actually adapted a sidecar to take a wheelchair, i would love to take her for a ride in one just to see how she would cope, as i am getting desperate to find a mode of transport that she likes.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 16:18 pm 
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Have a look at the last post in this topic

http://forum.disabledbiker.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=5337

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Have a look at the last post in this topic

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 19:57 pm 
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MotoPodd sidecars have done one for a powered wheelchair. Haves look here http://www.motorcycle-sidecar.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:54 am 
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Hiya that looks just fantastic, im sure hayley would love to have a ride on that , do you know how much it cost , thanks marianne


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 19:42 pm 
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Ask on their site, they are very helpful


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 23:38 pm 
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Does she have to travel in her chair... if she could sit in a sidecar it would be a lot easier (& cheaper!) to find transport.... a cycle carrier could be used to carry a manual chair with you should she need to get out and about....???
Just a thought :-)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 16:09 pm 
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Hi Marianne

At the moment I'm busy building my son a special sidecar so we can go riding together.

My approach was to start with a standard single seater sidecar and bike, then start modifying to suit my son's needs.

What we've done is to create a large sitting area over the sidecar wheel where he can, with a little help from me, pick himself out of the wheelchair and sit on, we then help get his legs in position, he then slides his butt over into the bucket seat quite easily. Once he's in, he'll be strapped in with a special seatbelt and the wheelchair will be carried on the outfit somewhere (not sure where at the mo, but I like Rhodgie's idea of a cycle carrier. I think I'll be looking into that).

I've promised to take him for a ride this year.
So we're nearly finished to the point where he can go for a short ride.

But I'm hoping he'll love it. At the moment he enjoys just sitting in it :D

My next big mission will be getting a helmet on his head. He's very aware of what on his head to the point of panic :cry: But once he's in the sidecar, I'm hoping he'll bare it. I hope! :roll:

Good luck a keep going!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 20:05 pm 
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Andy just a small point but it is NOT compulsary for the sidecar passenger to wear a helmet although it is probably advisable... dont know if that will help you ease your son into wearing a helmet by building up from ......???? a big cap to a cycle helmet to an open face to ....... whatever????

The bike rider still has to have a helmet on so maybe getting matching colours might help?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 17:03 pm 
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Rhodgie wrote:
Andy just a small point but it is NOT compulsary for the sidecar passenger to wear a helmet although it is probably advisable...


Rhodgie. I've heard so many things concerning sidecar passengers and helmets I don't know what to think...

But I suppose this is the forum where people would know.


Thanks for the info. Like you say, it'll make getting him riding MUCH eaiser.

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 00:04 am 
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AndyL wrote:

Rhodgie. I've heard so many things concerning sidecar passengers and helmets I don't know what to think.


Rhodgie is correct. Sidecar passengers are not required by law to wear a crash helmet.

Some form of face protection against insects and stones is certainly advisable and I personally would insist on a roll bar on any chair where the passenger was strapped in

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 13:16 pm 
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HappyBiker:- Yes, protection wise, the sidecar is an original Squire, so has an excellent roll bar, and I've installed a 6 point seat belt 8) (donated by my off road buddies at LARF).
So he's definitely not going to fall out :D But I'd still be happier if he would tolorate an open-face helmet of some sort.
We'll see how thing go...
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