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For those who are told they couldn't any more!

Hello friends,
I was yearning in the morning that my back is bad.
But it is not too bad.
Years ago I was told about someone who lost his legs in an accident and converted his Jawa to steering from the sidecar.
Beeing curious I found this and am amaized that is a luxury ship!

Congratulations to the designer and congratulations to all those persons who do not want to let the doctors take away their independence!
May God give to all handicaped the will to continue and overcome obstacles by genuity!

On, On!
Sven Peter Pan

That is the old TOMCO,just new builders

I recently spent some time with the owner of this company. Intersting fella and former asphalt stock car racer.
These rigs work pretty well. The only issue is that IMHO the sidecar if it is to be used by the operator woudl be better off on the left than on the right side of the bike.
We are building a sidecar right now that will be used to haul a wheel chair in. It is to be mounted onto a BMW K1200LT. Looks are very close to what is in the pics.

I almost bought the company but felt it was cost prohibitive to change all the tooling to the left side . Then my money man pased away killing the whole thing

Claude you are right the left side is better for the driver. Myself I never even had thought about it. But in deed the driver should be left.

Ron, sad to hear that, You'll never know what the Lord's purpose is.

But as I understand anyway the frame is made from scratch and not an adaption of an excisting sidecar. I for my turn once a year I allways take a little shop time off for to make a project for to make you feel good.
Example during 8 years I rebuild the machine park of a technical college run by priests.
A business like this possibly never will be profitable, but it will help you to fell good in the morning when you shave yourself.
You have done it and helped somebody else who really needs it.

A buddy in Germany was helped from his father by just mount 2 buttons on his right glove and handgrip and pass over gas and break handle to the left (+ a lever that opens the clutch when he pulls the break completely.) His old Beemer rig is the best training. Now there is no way to win him in arm pushing. While the right arm is only a bone.

What I see is that allways the most important is the attitude with what you face lifes inconveniences.

Attitude makes the difference!

Best regards
Sven Peter Pan

Hello friends,

On Sovietsteeds Chico Viking's example from Norway made school and got copied from our newest forum member in the Spanish Ural forum. Here is a video from Antonio.

Antonio doesn't quit neither. 30 years wheel chair and now 1 year happy three wheeler.


Including if you do not understand Spanish. Eyes and technical solutions speek for themselves.


"Backwards, not even for to catch impuls!"*


*(Used to say my parents in law and live day by day. May they rest in peace.)



Link to Chico Viking's adventures:

Since this was first posted 12 years ago we have started making wheel chair sidecars We make these in both left and right side mounting. The sidecar was designed for a passenger however it also can accept hand controls if a person wants to operate the motorcycle from the sidecar. When this is the case we mount the sidecar on the opposite side of the bike then would be customary for the country it is going to operate in. This way the person operating the bike is on the proper side for operating the bike in traffic. For People that can transfer out of a wheel chair we usually start with the Suzuki Burgman. The Burgman is a real 650cc motorcycle that just happens to look like a scooter. With the "step" through frame design it can be easier to transfer out of a chair and as it comes from the factory with only hand controls we do not have to modify the controls. If a person does not have a passenger their chair goes in the sidecar. With a passenger the chair goes into a rack that plugs into the receiver trailer hitch we install on the rear of the sidecar.

Jay G
DMC sidecars


Good Jay,

that is a initiative.

On the very first sight a bit steep tag for my taste though, but I know out of my job that special constructions add up very fast the bill, specially when you do a "make it all over again" job. I know there is a lot of tinkering and special parts to it, for to make a one of a kind handicap bike. When I still had my shop, I used to call such a collection bill an "entrance fee"*, which when the job is well done, later permits the client to enter a whole new world and life step.

Let's see some more and motivate the buddies to get out off the 4 walls:

My jaw literally fell down observing this man. A true monkey even without a third wheel.

Everything is in the head!




*PS: I had to be fair and added this comment in defence of Jay

Thank you for posting that Sven! That man is impressive to say the least. I have a friend I used to ride with a lot who is missing his right leg up high. We were both on two wheels back in the days we rode together. Both men prove "If you think you can, or if you think you can't, you're right."

Tom Wells aka Reardan Tom