Properly Piloting A Motorcycle With A Sidecar

Tom Roderick
by Tom Roderick

Regardless if you like or dislike motorcycles with sidecars, this video is worth viewing. Funny and informative, the Wilkinson brothers from Good Spark Garage deserve props for their creativity and sidecar skills.

Tom Roderick
Tom Roderick

A former staffer who has gone on to greener pastures, Tom Roderick still can't get the motorcycle bug out of his system. And honestly, we still miss having him around. Tom is now a regular freelance writer and tester for when his schedule allows, and his experience, riding ability, writing talent, and quick wit are still a joy to have – even if we don't get to experience it as much as we used to.

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  • John A. Stockman John A. Stockman on Nov 05, 2016

    I went through many difficult challenges so I could just swing my leg over a motorcycle seat again. So when my disability started to get worse after about 15 years back on 2 wheels, I looked into alternatives like 3-wheel options. I knew I'd get a fair amount of derision from die-hard, 2-wheels-or-no-wheels folks, but I had a lot of tortuous therapy and surgeries behind my ability to get back on a bike, so I was going to explore and exhaust all my options to continue to ride. I first got a trike conversion, a Lehman, and installed it myself on a nice GL1500 in the late 90s. 172,000 miles in 11 years, I sold it and got a new Ural Tourist. After I got the GL done, I took the Evergreen Safety Council S/TEP course near Seattle. It was an eye opening experience and I learned more than I imagined I would. An entirely different set of skills was required, just as challenging. I took the course again after I got the Ural, adding even more to my skill set. I didn't give up and I'm so glad I was able to keep riding because I explored those two options. And didn't pay any attention to those that said I wouldn't be a "real" motorcyclist if I went to 3-wheels.

  • SRMark SRMark on Nov 07, 2016

    Makes me want to go watch Wallace and Gromit.