ATV-Amputee is an informal website based organization created by
Victor Walther. The website is intended to provide information,
encouragement, and inspiration for amputee and physically challenged
All Terrain Vehicle enthusiasts. The website is also intended to
provide an international venue for amputee ATV enthusiasts to share
and promote their accomplishments and achievements.
The website contains information on ATV modifications for
amputee and disabled ATV enthusiasts as well as information on
modified artificial limbs and prosthetic suppliers and
ATV-Amputee encourages everyone to participate regardless of
ability, disability, age, gender, race, or nationality. There are no
membership fees or special requirements to join or participate, just
a willingness to encourage, inspire, and share information with
If you have modified a ATV or know of ATV modifications that
could benefit amputee or disabled ATV enthusiasts or if you or anyone you know could benefit from, or would like
to participate on this website, email your enquiries or pictures
and information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to offer the following tip to
everyone, regardless of your experience or intentions, to visit your
local ATV shops and dealers. They can provide you with advice on
equipment set-up and modifications, as well as information on
trails, clubs, organizations, and lessons.
Most manufacturers of ATV's offer several choices of
transmissions ranging from automatic to electronic push button
semi-automatics, which makes them very adaptable and easy to operate
for both leg and arm amputees. For general information on ATV's
visit your local dealers or check out the following websites: Honda
Motorcycles ; Suzuki ; Yamaha
; Kawasaki ; Polaris
The following information was submitted by Darrel
Von, who operates ATV Tours for amputees and people with
I have a website
I now own a Razor. I have been paralyzed for 35 years and a avid
quad rider for 10 years. I'm modifying the Razor to center steering
and center seating with hand controls. It's really said that Polaris
finally created my dream machine, but still poo, poo's disabled
people riding their products. Wouldn't it be great to see Polaris
work with the disabled on making Razor accommodate the disabled.
This conversion will be completed in two weeks. Wake up Polaris and
work with me on this conversion. My Razor with conversion will be
posted to my website when finished.
For more information you can visit his website:
Although the following pictures are of a mountain
bike setup, both the arm and the steering wheel adaptor can be used
for ATV's as well as motorcycles and snowmobiles.
Click on pictures to enlarge.
Coincidentally, while I was employed as a snowmaker on
Blackcombe Mtn in 1987-88, I enjoyed using both a snowmobile
& all terrain vehicle as every day work vehicles.
Please note that ATV-Amputee is part of the AmpsCanRide
family of website based organizations which include:
The AmpsCanRide websites are based on the fact that
amputees can ride mountain bikes, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and All
Terrain Vehicles. The relationship or common denominator is the fact
that most modified prosthetic limbs and devices can be easily
adapted and used for many different purposes.
For more information on prosthetic modifications and service
Please stay tuned for future updates and additions.