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Old 06-30-2006, 06:15 PM
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Default Buying an ATV adapted for disabled rider?

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Is anyone familiar with companies that modify ATVs for persons with disabilities?

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Old 06-30-2006, 06:39 PM
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Default Buying an ATV adapted for disabled rider?

What particular type of disability??? Maybe we can suggest some modifications???

An ATV rollover with someone who couldn't jump off, would be a serious accident!
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Old 06-30-2006, 06:58 PM
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Default Buying an ATV adapted for disabled rider?

THere is definately something for you out there, we need more detail tho.


I can't think of his name right now, but there is a former pro MX start that is paralyzed from the waiste down, and he still ride a modified dirtbike.[img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/img]
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Old 06-30-2006, 07:00 PM
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The modifications are needed for a recovering stroke victim. He has limited use of his right hand; insufficient use to control the throttle. Need a modification to control the throttle with the left hand.
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Default Buying an ATV adapted for disabled rider?

A few of the July06 mag issues have a custom built Rhino, I think it is for the owner of Pro Armor? Anyway, they listed a company in there that did some custom work on the controls for the rhino. Terrycable just released some new thumb throttles, maybe they could fab you a left hander? Any chance you could get this person in a side by side or one of those off road go carts?
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Old 06-30-2006, 09:06 PM
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This fellow I'm trying to help out has a 2001 Sportsman 500 he wants to continue to ride (he had a stroke 6 months and has come a long way towards recovery). He wants to adapt this Sportsman to his needs so he can continue to ride it...
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On the news, there was a disabled man with a specially built Polaris Sportsman. Some jack aSpam wordSpam word Spam wordSpam word Spam wordSpam word Spam wordSpam word  stole it, and Polaris gave the guy a new one. Some peoples kids.[img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif[/img]
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Try to contact Polaris directly.......I'm sure they could steer you in the right direction...couldn't be terribly difficult to switch over.
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Old 07-01-2006, 04:31 PM
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I would look into some way of just putting a thumb throttle on the RH side. There must be a way to modify a housing and design a simple thumb lever for the left side.
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Try to contact Polaris directly.......I'm sure they could steer you in the right direction...couldn't be terribly difficult to switch over.
I would do the same, that way it gets done right.
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