Hello & welcome... my name is Keith and I have created this website to share my passion for the weird and wonderful world of sidecar riding in South Africa.
If you have found your way here perhaps you are as enthralled by the idea of a sidecar and it's many unique applications as I was many years ago.
Please feel free to browse this site, information can be found here of how to build your own sidecar, how I first got into sidecars, my top 10 reasons to own a sidecar, as well as answers to some of the many questions you may have, there are also some fun riding videos I posted on YouTube over the years.
Regarding these sidecars, I have custom made 21 of these rigs for clients. All the test riding, design work and improvements I have made over the years has culminated in the production of the rig you see in the photos above, it is the one I am most proud of for its sheer simplicity, strength and riding pleasure, I felt I needed to give it a name so I called it the Smiling Wind (SW) sidecar.
This particular outfit I have designed to fit to a BMW 1200 GS and BMW 1150 GS motorcycle however this sidecar design could also be made to fit most other bikes with a little ingenuity, logical thinking and guidance... I am currently fitting one to a Kawasaki KLR 650 I bought. The rig is designed to be dismounted in a few minutes simply by loosening two bolts, then your bike is back to a solo again.
I work from a small workshop at home to produce these sidecars and it is my wish to enable others to do the same, it is for this reason I have made up a DIY SIDECAR CHASSIS KIT making this a simple, easy and affordable option for anyone to do. For more information click on the link above.
If you have any questions or would like me to build you a complete sidecar please contact me for a price.
I hope you enjoy this website.
Best wishes. K