Superb Engineering & Design
There are few vehicles on the road as "mean & fast" looking as the
CSC Valkyrie Trike conversion. A wonderful merger of beauty and
brawn, this kit, with its tough, stylish looks and throaty exhaust,
will get everyone's attention.
(Designed to accommodate a Corbin solo saddle; must be ordered
Ken's Custom Trikes     2245 N.E. Jefferson Ave., Peoria, IL 61603     (309)682-2453
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Introduced in 1998, our revolutionary three-disc braking system surpasses all others in efficiency and
safety. Consider the challenge: With the OEM brake system, the hand brake operates the right front
caliper and the foot brake operates the left front caliper AND rear wheel caliper. This is fine for two
wheels, but not three and here's why. If an emergency braking situation aries while cornering, and a
wheel lifts, the natural inclination is to hit the foot brake. This could cause a three-wheeled vehicle to
flip because of the left front caliper being activated. With the California Sidecar Trike system, the foot
brake operates only the dual rear calipers, while the hand brake, with a newly modified master cylinder,
operates both front calipers. The net result is a significant reduction in stopping distance, easier
maintenance, and greater peace of mind.
A trike has suspension problems no one ever thought of before, because when you take a moving weight
and suspend it at three points, the world of rolling dynamics changes dramatically. In 1995, California
Sidecar Trike introduced the concept of a fixed three point suspension system featuring two
high-performance Progressive Suspension shocks.

Several features of the Progressive shock make it uniquely well suited for the California Sidecar Trike
application. The Progressive shock spring is a true progressive rate spring that eliminates the constant
minor road bumps while also handling the really big ones. Additionally, the shock is gas charged, meaning
high pressure nitrogen gas forces oil in place of air bled out of the shock cavity. This eliminates shock
fade caused by residual air bubbles, especially when cornering, the most critical maneuver with any
three-wheeled vehicle. Finally, the shock has sophisticated multi-stage automatic damping with a five
position preload adjustable cam. We've also incorporated the OEM air shock, allowing you to fine tune
the ride for varying load and road conditions. The result is a California Sidecar Trike suspension that
leaves the competition in the dust!
The bottom line - the California Sidecar Trike uses an in-line drive shaft.

One of the most critical components on a solid-axle suspension, the driveline experiences more wear
forces, and transfers more vibration energy, than any other component of a trike. If a drive shaft is spun
in an axis that is not perpendicular to its power source, the spinning ends will try to spin in an elliptical
or oval pattern rather than in a perfectly round circle. The rear end, axles, and wheels all work in unison
to restrain the unstable drive shaft. The result is vibration, which causes undue wear and tear on the
universal joints as well as discomfort and pilot fatigue. At California Sidecar Trike, we modify the rear
end to acccomodate an in-line driveshaft. It is the only proper way to build a solid axle suspension
vehicle that will safely perform to the high standards of California Sidecar.
Another major contribution to the trike industry, our Internal Swing Arm has set a benchmark that few
manufacturers have been able to equal. Aside from the obvious good looks of the trike, the ride comfort
and stability is improved dramatically.
We use a remanufactured 8" Ford Mustang rear end that is built with new axles, bearings and seals. The
rear end is shortened to achieve an offset differential and the axles are cut and re-splined, NOT
re-welded. The 3.00 gear ratio is the optimum choice for fuel economy and performance.
Aluminum rims are made exclusively for California Sidecar Trike. The "Hammer Style", chrome plated
aluminum wheels are mounted and balanced with P205/70R14 All Season radial tires, designed for safe
riding in all weather conditions. Chrome wheels are available as an option.
Spacious 3.6 cubic feet of trunk space is more than the equivalent of two GL1500 saddelbags. The trunk
opens with the existing saddlebag levers, eliminating the need for unsightly handles on the trunk lid.
Automotive quality carpet kit to protect your gear is available as an option.
The finest finish in the business. In-house fiberglass and paint departments insure the highest degree of
quality control. Our color match capability is unsurpassed. Trike bodies are painted using top of the line
urethane paints and clears, with a 2-3 part paint process and 3 clear coats. Bodies are wet sanded and
then polished in a two-step process to achieve an exquisite paint finish.
All California Sidecar Trike conversions are completely bolt-on kits. No welding required.
3 year/50,000 mile limited warranty includes parts and labor on material and workmanship defects.
Inquire with an Authorized Dealer or California Sidecar for specific terms of the warranty.
3 year/50,000 mile limited warranty includes parts and labor on material and workmanship defects.
Inquire with an Authorized Dealer or California Sidecar for specific terms of the warranty.
Overall Length                                                       108.75 in.
Overall Width                                                         55 in
Ground Clearance                                                   5 in. at center stand
Empty Weight                                                         1,195 lbs.
Rated Load Capacity                                               625 lbs.
Trunk Storage                                                         3.6cu.ft.(approx)
Trunk Opening                                                        11" h x 23" w
Body Construction                                                  High Density Fiberglass cormat reinforced, mounted
on                                                                                  steel frame
Chassis                                                                    2" Round Tubing, with electrostatic powder coat
finish,                                                                                  internally mounted
Suspension                                                              3 shock system; 2 Progressive Suspension 1200
Series                                                                                     shocks, 1 Honda OEM air shock
Wheel/Tire                                                              P205 70/R14 All Season Radial
Standard Lighting                                                    2 Saddlebag running lights, 4 rear running/brake
lights,                                                                                  2 turn signals
Brake System                                                          Dual Rear disc brake calipers, O.E.M. dual front calipers
Rear End                                                                 Remanufactured 8" Ford - 3.00 gear ratio. Axles are
cut                                                                                 and re-splined, not cut and welded  
Drive Shaft                                                              True in-line driveshaft is machined and timed with
no                                                                                     cutting or welding