California SideCar Trikes
are the 'sporty' trikes, engineered for performance. Their GL 1800 Cobra's 'Indy-car' style suspension,
modern body styles and sharp amenities distinguish them from the competition.
makes trike conversions for the following models:
2001-Present Honda GoldWing
1988-2000 Honda GoldWing
1997-2003 Honda Valkyrie
(Standard & Tourer)
1999-2001 Honda Valkyrie
We at Trike Traders are an official retail dealer/installer for California Sidecar. We specialize in motorcycle trike conversions using the California Sidecar conversion kits. Based out of Arrington, Virginia,
California Sidecar is one of the largest and most respected trike
conversion manufacturers, along with leading the industry with their sidecars and Escapade trailers. They make motorcycle conversions for the Honda GoldWing GL 1800 and GL 1500, and the Honda Valkyrie. California
Sidecar conversions have an excellent record of performance, durability and safety and are one of the more
affordable conversions on the market today!!
For the Honda Goldwing GL1800 Cobra Trike
3 year/50,000 mile limited warranty includes
parts and labor on material and workmanship defects. (90 days on paint) Inquire for specific terms of the warranty.
Hands down, the most innovative suspension engineering
design on the market! Based on Indy car technology, the COBRA features a vertically stabilized opposing rocker mono shock
independent suspension, plus:
Purpose designed QA1 shock for the Opposing
Rocker arm system
QA1 300Lb. linear wound racing spring
designed to accommodate a loaded weight of up to 650lbs. inclusive of accessories, luggage, and passengers. (Lighter spring
O.E.M. electro hydraulic preload adjuster
is retained for preload adjustment by the rider to compensate for varying loads
A custom cast & machined aluminum differential
houses our purpose built proprietary ring and pinion. Our driveshaft was designed by our engineers and is machined from solid
pre-hardened 4340 alloy steel. It is then nitrided for wear prevention and a final Electroless nickel plating is applied for
superior corrosion resistance.
Disc Brake System
Truly masterful engineering went into the design of
California Sidecar Trike’s COBRA disc brake system and the result is truly confidence-inspiring braking performance.
The brakes are completely integrated with the O.E.M Linked Braking System and we are the only trike manufacturer to offer
full ABS integration.
- Proprietary, patent-pending, CNC machined
four-piston aluminum alloy brake caliper
- 11.5" purpose-designed cast rotor
Check out our Performance Brake Upgrade option.
Wheels & Tires
The COBRA comes standard with 5-spoke Vision wheels
with a sharp silver powder coat finish. Optional Chrome Wheel Upgrade available. The 205/60R15 Sigma Supreme All Season radial
tires provide the highest level of performance and control in all riding conditions.
Superior Styling & Finish
In typical California Sidecar Trike fashion, we’ve
crafted a body with an aggressive, sleek style that perfectly complements the GL1800 Goldwing. The body is equipped with Honda
taillights, halogen reverse lights, and rear chrome trim accent strip. Each painted body comes with the finest finish in the
business. Our in-house fiberglass and paint departments insure the highest degree of quality control and the color match capability
is unsurpassed. At California Sidecar we use the same paints and clears supplied to Honda. Bodies are wet sanded and then
polished in a two-step process to achieve an amazing paint finish.
California Side Car
For the Honda Goldwing GL1800 Cobra Trike
The 3.4 gallon capacity auxiliary fuel tank is a rotational mold cross-link polyethylene
construction. The tank is gravity fed so there are no fuel pumps to wire or malfunction. We have engineered the tank to mount
COMPLETELY WITHIN the original motorcycle frame - the only proper way to safely incorporate an auxiliary fuel tank.
Genuine chrome fender trim "eyebrows", custom tailored to the Cobra trike body. The quality
is the same as that of high end import autos such as BMW and Mercedes. They're set in rubber molding for an unparalleled accent
Vision 5-spoke wheel with a brilliant chrome finish.
Add some extra flare with these sharp chrome accent pieces. The set replaces those plain
silver plastic covers located behind the passenger floorboard.
Superbly styled to complement the COBRA trike conversion, our Ground Effects do not decrease
ground clearance of the rig. They come complete with turn-signal activated cornering lights, rubber foot recess protectors
and logo plaques.
Super-charge the braking performance and give the COBRA trike a slick custom look. A nickel
plated, drilled & slotted rotor helps promote faster cooling of the rotor surface and increase braking efficiency. Our
purpose built caliper (patent-pending) is red anodized and engraved with "CSC", providing a super-sharp accent to an already
A simple retrofit to replace those boring reflectors on the chrome fork covers. Gives the
perfect highlight to the front end of your rig.
Protect the paint finish on the leading edge of your trike's fenders against rock chips
and passenger heel scuff marks with a custom-cut four piece kit of 80 mil clear urethane film. When applied at our factory,
the kit comes with StonGard's 3-year limited warranty covering the repair of the trike's finish in the protected areas.
California Sidecar Trike engineered this trailer hitch to be completely invisible when the
receiver tongue is not installed. Solid steel plate construction, zinc-plated and attached with Grade 8 fasteners. Comes complete
with chrome receiver tongue, D.O.T. certified 1-7/8" ball, hitch pin with safety clip and rings for safety chain attachment.
(Ball height is 13")