Bike Side Mounts
Most all sidecars today mount to four points on the bike: two upper strut mounts and two lower arms. The lower arms have heim joints on them (spherical rod ends – swivel ball joints) the allow for some small angles in the sidecar-
Following is a chart of some of the bikes for which specific mounting kits are available. Below the chart are pictures of some custom mounts. A word of caution – if custom mounts are listed below, the bike identified probably has to have them – a set of universal strap clamps will NOT work. Consider this when comparing prices with other makes and models which ONLY come with a universal mounting kit. You are time, money and safety ahead with custom engineered bike-
Pictured below, left to right: a straight strut; a boss (one half of a lower mounting arm) with heim joint and jam nut; and two frame strap clamps, one with a clevis and one with an eye bolt.
Pictured below, left to right: a model-
Pictured below, left to right: a subframe with rear lower mount only; a subframe with both lower mounts; and a subframe with both lower and one upper mount. These three are all bike specific.