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Mount hope ed
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Sidecar tail light

Post by Mount hope ed » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:14 pm



Help! I broke the pictured tail lens on my 83 gl1200 California customs sidecar. Anyone know where to find one. Thank you!
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Re: Sidecar tail light

Post by Doug B. » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:35 pm

I would begin looking here: http://www.californiasidecar.com/

Or call parts and service at 1-434-263-8877

Or do they just offer trike kits now?
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Re: Sidecar tail light

Post by Mount hope ed » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:30 pm

Just trikes no sidecar parts☹️

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Re: Sidecar tail light

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:29 pm

Not knowing the actual size of that lens - but it looks similar to a CB750 lens of many years ago - as in mid 70's style.

From what is left of the existing one - I would see if it has any manufacturer names around its circumference or part number etc.

If you are lucky you might find a replacement easily if it is a common sourced one..

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Re: Sidecar tail light

Post by Mount hope ed » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:53 am

I’ll give it a shot and post thx

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Re: Sidecar tail light

Post by Ravyn » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:15 pm

Mount hope ed wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:14 pm
Help! I broke the pictured tail lens on my 83 gl1200 California customs sidecar. Anyone know where to find one. Thank you!
Hey ed, try this guy in Florida http://www.floridasidecarproducts.com/
He has a lot of stuff for the CSC models and many others. Really nice guy to deal with.
If you don't see what you need give him a call he does not have everything on his site listed.
He also sells a nice manual for the CSC moddels.
PS
I just checked his web site and he has a lot of those round tail lites.
At the top of the page click on "California sidecar parts" and scroll down a bit. :)

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Re: Sidecar tail light

Post by Alan_Hepburn » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:31 pm

Doug B. wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:35 pm
I would begin looking here: http://www.californiasidecar.com/

Or call parts and service at 1-434-263-8877

Or do they just offer trike kits now?
Yeah, if you try to get sidecar information out of them they do everything they can to disavow that they ever had anything to do with sidecars...
Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
1994 GL1500SE with a California Sidecar

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Re: Sidecar tail light

Post by Mount hope ed » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:15 pm

Thanks all. Found lens , it’s not as rare as I thought. (Honda CBs) Also thanks for the link to Florida , was able to find out the year and model of my hack in about 5 minutes. And I now have a great source for parts. Just bought the set-up attached to a non running 83 aspy. Got it going and it’s been a blast to ride.If all goes well i will be taking apart and freshening up mechanics and painting whole package. Thanks again

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Re: Sidecar tail light

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:19 pm

Nice one,

If they are CB lenses - then not as rare to find one - by an extra one - just in case - you should be set then for a while.

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Re: Sidecar tail light

Post by Ravyn » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:16 pm

Alan_Hepburn wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:31 pm
Doug B. wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:35 pm
I would begin looking here: http://www.californiasidecar.com/

Or call parts and service at 1-434-263-8877

Or do they just offer trike kits now?
Yeah, if you try to get sidecar information out of them they do everything they can to disavow that they ever had anything to do with sidecars...
yup you got that right. I have a CSC friendship 3 , I blew the shock and when i called to see about a replacement they pretty much blew me off saying they haven't had anything to do with side cars since 2010 and he had no Idea what I was talking about. I asked him then why do they still have the name California Side Cars and why then are they in Virginia ...... he hung up !



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