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Honda Cobra: Trike Conversion for the GL1800 Goldwing
Style. Performance. Attitude. That sums up the COBRA by California Sidecar Trike. It makes a statement, whether in the parking lot or on your favorite winding roads, “don’t mess with me”. Aggressive styling and the most innovative performance-engineered suspension available will keep you riding in the front of the pack with venomous rule!

At its core, a race-honed, fully independent suspension system crafted largely from weight-saving aluminum, smoothes the roughest road, while providing responsive handling to the driver. Mono shock design and race blades work together to control body lean and keep the trike flat through the most demanding curves and our proprietary brake caliper (patent pending) and fully integrated link-brake system deliver unmatched braking power and control. At the same time, our independent suspension delivers a soft, cushy ride to both passenger and driver, making every mile more enjoyable. Add the Power Trak 1800 to create supreme steering feel and control.
 
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Specifications
For the Cobra
 
Curb Weight 1080 lbs (489.9 Kgs)
Trike Kit Weight 359 lbs (162.8 Kgs)
Rated Load Capacity 650 lbs*
Wheel 15 X 6.5 in, 5 on 100 mm bolt patern, 4.75 in backspacing
Wheel Base 77.5 in (196.9 cm)
Wheel Base with Power Trak 80.7 in (205 cm)
Overall Length 109 in (276.9 cm)
Overall Length with Power Trak 111.2 in (282.4 cm)
Track 47.875 in (121.6 cm)
Trike Width 59 in (149.9 cm)
Ground Clearance 4.2 in (10.668cm)
Turning Radius with Power Trak 115.2 in (292.608 cm)
Trunk Storage Capacity 4 cu. Ft.
Trailer Hitch Ball Height (1-7/8" ball) 13 in (33 cm)
(*300 lb coil spring weight; lower spring weights available)
 
Features
For the Cobra
 
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.

Suspension
Hands down, the most innovative suspension engineering design on the market! Based on Indy car technology, the COBRA ftr-s 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 weights available)
  • O.E.M. electro hydraulic preload adjuster is retained for preload adjustment by the rider to compensate for varying loads


Drivetrain
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
n 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.

Bolt-on Installation
All California Sidecar Trike conversions are completely bolt-on kits. No welding required.

 
Accessories
For the Cobra
 
Power Trak 1800™ = Ultimate Performance
  • 4.5° with 2.1" of trail reduction
  • Triple clamps cast and machined from A204-T4 aerospace quality aluminum
  • Steering stem is completely CNC machined from gun-drilled 1045 TG&P steel
  • Upper and lower tapered roller bearings and seals, exceeding OEM quality specifications

What makes the Power Trak 1800™ uniquely superior?
  • The lower triple clamp has been lowered slightly more than the OEM clamp in order to reduce fork tube flex
  • Dimensions of the lower triple clamp have been significantly increased, providing greater strength than the OEM cast steel lower clamp
  • No fork tube replacement necessary. Locations have been optimized for the COBRA trike ride height
  • Fork spring spacers increase the load-installed height of the spring to keep the front end from sagging due to added forward weight bias of a trike

How Does Power Trak™ work?
By extending the fork tubes and changing the angle of the triple clamps, we have reduced the trial which creates "easy steering without oversteering".

We're so confident in our product, that if you are not completely satisfied with the results, we will give you a full and prompt refund.
Auxiliary Fuel Tank
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.

Chrome Wheel Well Trim
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 ftr-.

Chrome Wheels
Vision 5-spoke wheel with a brilliant chrome finish.
Chrome Passenger Floorboard Sidecover
Add some extra flare with these sharp chrome accent pieces. The set replaces those plain silver plastic covers located behind the passenger floorboard.
Cobra 1800 Lightbar
A handsome addition to your California Sidecar Trike, the 1800 Lightbar gives you even more visibility as you roll down the road. As a stylish running light, it is custom designed with the same attention to detail you've come to expect to perfectly complement the lines of the vehicle. And with its array of super bright LED lights, you'll definitely be noticed.
Directional Rims
Complete the look of your trike with custom rims that match your stock Goldwing front wheel. These rims look great on your California Sidecar Trike and also fit 1800 trikes from the following manufacturers:
  • Motor Trike
  • Champion
  • Lehma

Ground Effects
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.
Performance Brake Upgrade
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 artful design.
Sidemarker LED Lights
A simple retrofit to replace those boring reflectors on the chrome fork covers. Gives the perfect highlight to the front end of your rig.



StonGard™ Fender Kit
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.
Trailer Hitch Kit
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")