The second most popular question about the SideCar has been: “Can I use it with a Kickback?” closely followed by “How?” (The most popular question is “When can I get one?” the answer to which is “Late February 2013.”)
To ease your concerns we’ve created a quick photo tutorial.
Step 1. Assemble the SideCar.
The SideCar works on either side of the bike. Pick a side, and assemble as per this video:
Step 2. Remove the KickBack peg.
The SideCar inserts into the same port, and takes the place of, a KickBack peg. It is much easier to complete this step if the bike is not resting on the KickBack, have a friend hold the bike for you, lean it up against a wall, or lay it (gently!) on the opposite side.
Remove the peg from whichever side you plan on installing the SideCar on. Depress the small brass button indicated in the photo and pull it straight out. On FreeRadicals and the Radish, the button pops out a second time when it enters the gap between the frame and the KickBack. Just push it down again and pull it all the way out.
Step 3. Insert SideCar.
The SideCar stems insert into the horizontal ports on the bike - one in the rear and one in the front (where you removed the KickBack peg). Start by inserting the longer stem at the rear of the bike, then the front stem.
Make sure the front stem goes through the bushing on the KickBack, and into the frame. Slide it in until the frame of the SideCar is parallel to the centerline of the bike, and there is only 95mm (3-3/4”) of the front stem protruding from the frame.
Tighten the front and rear quill bolts to secure the SideCar, make sure your tires are all aired up, then go ride!