Why California Sidecar?

Why CSC Trikes - California Sidecar


With a CSC trike conversion you can be sure you’re getting unparalleled performance with the most innovative and beautifully styled trike kits on the market. From the newly redesigned Sport I/S to the newly released Arrow trike kit for Indian Motorcycle’s Chief models, California SideCar continues to lead the way in innovation, styling and performance. Whether you’re cruising the interstate or tackling the curves, CSC trike conversions inspire complete confidence in every type of riding condition.

For over 30 years, California SideCar has earned an excellent record of performance, durability and safety. CSC’s extensive experience in the industry means decades of research, testing and design of optimal performance equipment with knowledge and attention dedicated to engineering, safety and comfort. CSC works hard to provide loyal customers with a safe and smooth ride for thousands of miles across the world.

Most components on CSC trike kits are designed specifically for our trikes. You won’t find any generic automotive brake calipers or suspension components on our trike kits. Why settle for parts that were designed for a completely different vehicle on your trike? CSC values the performance and safety of all our products and tests every one. We have found that in order to be the best we have to go one step further than our competition, and designing/manufacturing our own components is just one of the many things that distinguishes us from the rest.



CSC Trike Suspension

Hands down, the most innovative suspension design on the market. CSC’s suspension features:

  • Light weight & strong cast and forged aluminum structural components
  • Purpose designed JRI nitrogen-charged shock
  • Eibach 300Lb spring designed to accommodate a loaded weight of up to 650lbs.
  • O.E.M. hydraulic spring preload adjuster is retained forHonda GL1800 kits. Other models feature a CSC hydraulic preloader option.
  • Maintenance and adjustment free components


Our Shaft Drive models feature a proprietary cast aluminum differential housing, enclosing our purpose built ring and pinion. The driveshaft is also unique to CSC. We have designed it using a combination of both custom parts and high quality automotive components for incredible durability, longevity and low maintenance.

Belt-drive models feature custom maintenance-free Gates carbon belts, precision jackshaft assemblies which match original Manufacturers’ gear ratios, and CSC exclusive differentials for exceptional reliability.

CSC has used a driveshaft designed specifically for our trikes that has proven to be incredibly reliable since its release in 2011. This driveshaft replaces the Honda motorcycle driveshaft that is prone to failure in trike applications.


Our braking systems surpass all others in efficiency and safety with truly confidence-inspiring braking performance.

CSC Disc Brake System for Trikes

All CSC brake systems are completely integrated with O.E.M Linked Braking and we offer full ABS integration on all models.

Application specific, proprietary, patented, forged & CNC machined, four-piston, aluminum alloy brake calipers.

Our performance upgrade offers drilled & nickel plated rotors with vented and red anodized calipers for improved heat dissipation.


CSC reverse drive for trike kits

While Goldwing GL1800 & GL1500 models retain the O.E.M. reverse, CSC’s Integrated Electronic Reverse is an available option our other models. Simply push the activation button in neutral which illuminates an indicator light. Then the horn or starter (per model) button will move you backwards. Our safety features disable reverse with the brake or placing in gear.


All CSC trike conversions are completely bolt-on kits. No welding required. Every kit we sell comes with mounting hardware, detailed photo instructions, wiring harnesses, and technical support.


5 years, unlimited miles. Warranty repairs will be made at no charge for parts and labor provided that the conversion kit was installed by a “Factory Authorized CSC Dealer”. Defects in the fiberglass, paint, chrome trim, light bulbs, LED or other appearance parts are covered for a period of 6 months.

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