Side Kick II: Our classic with a new look !
We have sold hundreds of the Classic Side Kick in the last 11 years! We are happy to announce that we have a newer version of this popular model called the Side Kick 2 (don’t worry, we will continue to offer plans and kits for the original classic Side Kick!)
Why me and not them?
Good Question, I think ours is better. It is lighter than many and the top is easily removed, making it easier to pedal and transport. 42″ width, easy fit for pickup or van. Our ergonomic design places pedals in front of you, some are below your knees, very poor design. Ours 7-speeds for a great workout, want to burn more calories let the air out of tires. Our frame is PVC very easy to paint in the awesome color of your choice. PVC is not known to rust neither will the aluminum wheels or speciality parts in the kit . Build quality is up to you, so it would be perfect. Easily modify for passenger or family dog. Add a carrier for groceries or rear facing seat for young-ins. Construction takes about 20 hours, great family project. Cost is far below many other quads or exercise equipment and ours comes with the great outdoor’s., around 1,000 bucks should do it. So I really don’t know what you are waiting for?
How do I build one?
For the DIY person the plans have drawings and measurements to enable you who have moderate metal working skills to make the speciality parts shown in the hardware kit. The easy way is of course to purchase the kit pictured at the left.
Pictured are the parts included in the speciality Hardware kit. The plans are included.
Beyond this you will need:
- PVC parts for the frame (can purchase locally at Lowes/Home Depot).
- (3) cans of spray paint.
- Wood to mount seats and construct the carrier
- Material for the top.
- 2-Boat or stadium seats.
- One length of chain link fence top-rail or a wood closet rod to reinforce lower Frame rails.
- Plans and all nut’s and bolts are in the hardware kit.
The cycle is built from common materials. The frame is PVC pipe reinforced with a steel tube inside the lower rails. The drive parts are supplied from salvage bikes or our bicycle parts kit. The brackets necessary to adapt the bike parts to the frame can be fabricated by you or purchased from us. The paint color, seats, carrier and top are areas to make this quad uniquely yours. Basic hand tools are required to assemble these cycles. No welding is required when using our kits. The nuts and bolts are included.
Can the Side Kick II be electric powered?
Yes, an electric wheel can be mounted on the right or left rear and does not effect the chain drive. The Side Kick II is tough enough to handle these modifications.
Cost to build, and Is the Side Kick II as big a bargain as I think it is?
Yes, other builders of four wheel bikes ship a complete unit by truck. A 4-wheel bike can cost from $1.900.00 to $4000.00 plus $500.00 shipping. A pedal drive SK II can be built for far less, and comes with bragging rights, ( I built it myself.) The cost of the SK-2 hardware kit, is $455.00 plus $40.00 shipping, The 7-speed bike parts kit with alloy rims for the Side Kick II is $254.00 the Shipping is $40.00. This package contains all the bike parts needed. The final cost to build will be nearly the same for either Side Kick. To sum this up the sk II is lighter,simpler to build, easier to break down for transport, and sports a 7th lower gear for climbing hills. Hardware kit for this model is $495.00
The total cost to build a Side Kick II is about $1000.00 or $750.00 if you build the bike using your own bike parts.
Youtube Video of Side Kick II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9_BrzNaBRE&t=32s