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Ken Larsons Golf coaster.
Dan here is a photo of our HPV in
front of the man in the Nevada desert last week. I made a quite a few changes to
the vehicle and will send you some details later. Just wanted you to know that
with your help we were able to build something that performed well in the
desert. We only had to make a minor repair while there. I did have a few
failures before we left during the torture testing that I did here. I will show
you the remedies in another mailing. Hope all is well with you. I have a 5
speed hub and derailleur on the rear but did not use it. We were in low gear
all of the time. At times we were peddling into 50 MPH winds and it was still
just a crawl. I think that I will want to get a new gear set or build a jack
shaft to reduce the gearing.. Thanks Kenji and Denise
most of us are not crossing the desert but I have added a brace to the kits to strengthen the axle. Dan
more of kens pictures. click to enlarge
A list of Folks interested in Burning Man ,
I wrote you a couple of weeks ago to express my appreciation for the quality of your design and parts package. In turn, you asked me to email a picture of the finished product. Well, here it is...a picture of my happy boy, posing with his new vehicle.
Thanks again for making Nathaniel's summer a memorable one.
We decorated our gulf coaster a little differently and took it to the burning man festival in Nevada. It was so great having the coaster to cruise around in.
thanks for the design.
Julie & Mike
I like the hood ornament.
Here is the finished bike that I put together with your kit. I modified the steering wheel so I didn't have to buy a heat gun....I'm really happy the way it came out. I ordered the electric motor that you mentioned and I'm thinking of putting together a Golf cart. When I decide, I will order a kit and hope you will furnish the plans.
I've shared your web site to family and friends who were interested.
Thanks for working hard and doing a good job,
A Christmas card is from some kind friends leo and Harmanna Den Dulk.
Dale bullied and carmen added hand power to a side kick for a ms bike tour and wrote.
Its official, we've put about 30 or 40 miles on the cars in the last couple days, my Brother (John) and my son (Blaine) will be riding the roadster.......... we were very impressed with how they not only handle with ease on the road , but how easy they are to pedal!!! Were expecting to average about 10-15mph or so on the 120mile M.S Bike Tour.
We geared the hand pedals aprox 1: 2-1/2 so Carmen will do one revolution to my two and a half...........and he says he feels he could ride forever and not get to tired, so our gearing works well together.
Not bad for a first attempt, plan to build more, Carmen's Cruisers Team mates, planning a couple single rider cars for next year.
Click here to see Dale's article and video.
Above, Look close this is a custom Side Kick.
Jay Nelson built this wild camper using side kick components.
Note Ron painter the hardware to match the frame, nice touch. Dan
The good look-in Side Kick below was built by Terry Downey of Conway Ar.
Christy Cantrell's entry into the kinetic Sculpture Race in sunny California.
Christy work right down to the wire to get her entry ready for the race . The REO Speedwagon lived up to it's name on the open road, but could have used some help from flipper on the water course. Well there is always next year. Good work Christy
Well here we are next year, October. 2007 and the old bike has a new name Leo Speedwagon. The water hazard was cut down to size with some clever modifications. Pictured is queen kinetica (Christy), and friend Kim piloting the craft. They finished 8th. good job Christy and Kim.
A note from Ward And Anita Johnston , Canada. Look close some very nice modifications.
Made up the Side Kick and found some local suppliers for the pipe & bike parts.
We added a vinyl top, jump seat, chrome fenders lights and a 48 volt motor and hit the streets in cow town. We take it to
David Hutchinson of Los Lunas NM. sent these pictures of his Side Kick. Dave added head lights, taillights and a horn to the cycle.
Dear Dan,I thought you'd like to see the latest Michigan "Baja".
That's my lovely wife Loraine in the driver's seat. Thanks for all of your work.
I guess the Baja is not just for kids !
Nice job Ray.
Tom Apel built this single Side Kick . California style
Harry McMichael wrote
Harold Place and Family from Louisiana. On a soon to be Electric Side kick.
Karen Sue and Allen Wilson's Side Kick
For the Burners out there Harold Blackman has done some fantastic mods to a Side Kick. That's a bruit motor .
Mark Mcgill and his Side kick , Nice job on the carrier Mark.
Bob Sisson from Maryland sent this cool shot of his electric Side kick.
Bob may have the fastest
Side kick around with a
30+ MPH Racer Motor..
Bobs video of the Side kick in action
article about bob's electric car
Dale Sherwin and friend Brian , Highly modified Electric Side Kick , This is a classic looking machine!
Jerry Pauley wrote:
The Landells Built a mighty fine looking Side kick and sent this note.
We finished the Side Kick!!!
Your plans, instructions, and kits were top-notch. Thanks.
George & Judi Landells
Dale bellman built this cool Baja as a road sled. pictures will enlarge.
Grady Womble sent these pictures of a modified Side Kick , The first
4 passenger to my knowledge. But wait! Adjustable seats? Very cool!
HEY DAN, MY SIDE-KICK WAS MOST VIEWED AT
BEECHER CAR SHOW LAST YEAR OUT OF 84 CARS.
I ENTERED IT AS A HYBRID, HOPE YOU CAN SEE
THE PICTURE. LATER JON MC CARTHY
Way to go! Jon
Rick Knysz instructor, wrote
I just thought you might like to see the bike cars we worked on this year in our Engineering and Design class here in Fremont Michigan, They have gone over quite well with a lot of positive comments from Staff and Administration, Thanks for all your help…
I must say I am very impressed with what this class did with the Baja, absolutely stunning guys. Dan
Here is my sidekick I completed in March of this year. I know you must be getting several requests from Rigby, Idaho because every time we drive it we get requests. I could have sold a dozen of these!
I have enjoyed this very much. We find ourselves running errands all over town instead of taking the car.
Notice the Chrysler hood ornament and our custom license plate. That's my daughter, who loves to ride with me also. Thanks for the great design, Terry Kofoed
Thanks Terry for the good word. Your attractive daughter and that sporty red bike, I have no doubt will draw attention. Very cool. Regards Dan
Left Randy & Jane Riley's
Very nice , love the color.
RightEd saddlemyer's sk note the seats and gear shift.
Rudi crest has answered the question ,
can you add a trailer to a Side Kick?
quite well I might add.
Bob Hopper Illustrates the versatility of an sk , I think both bare bones left and all dressed up it is an exceptional Job.
I be willing to bet the wife had some thing to do with this.
Bryan Frinks Stunning electric Side Kick , renamed T-4-2
Left Dan and Mary McCullough Built this fine looking Sk with rear facing seat and picnic box. My guess would be some thing to do with grand kids.
Michael Bain Highly modified Electric drive Sun Coaster.
By Jim Fox is pictured at the right It is an electric hybrid.
Below Terry Sapko
Look close she has made many fine changes to this Side Kick.
very cool Terry
Herb Hedgpeth Engineered this front suspension . This is a real mind blower,
very, very impressive.
Kevin Tooley's Four passenger plus one Side Kick !
You folks never cease to amaze me.
Below is a picture of my family getting ice cream ....the boys on the trailer weigh appox 200lbs and my wife and I and the little one weigh approx 390lbs ..the machine has to be around 210lbs total (trailer incl.) grand total approx 800lbs ...the brute moves all about as well as the sparrow moved just me and the original machine (approx 350lbs).. I have been using the sparrow as a back up and on hills ...the two motors together also get you moving pretty quick which is good for busy intersections.
We going to Maryland for a week camping ....will be logging a lot of miles around the campsite etc. this will be the real test. we have used the sidekick several times camping and it works out great ...only snag is everyone wants to know where to get one...I probably give out your web address 20 times a day..
Rod Mille sent this picture of a very nice looking red Side Kick.
Bruit powered SK
note steering wheel.
Jeff Moore sent these picture along with this note. Thanks Jeff
Below are pictures of Clyde Blackman's Fat tired Burner Special. This man is ready for what ever Burning man has in store. has even added a simple front suspension complete with damper to handle the torque from the Phoenix Brute motor.[file:///C:/Users/Daniel/Documents/My Webs/www/photogallery/photo19169/real.htm]
William Cramer of Ohio sant these really nice pictures , note the frame.
Ian Simple and his Side Kick
Ron Exley Ron Harmon, C-Cab pick up.
Gary Clark's Side Kick. Fred Pough's Speeder and SK
Tim Bultman's Custom Side Kick. Fred and Corinne Spicer
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