The sidecar was originally black. I had it painted to match the bike at the local Maaco. I didn't pick quite the right white, but I did get pearl colors and it looked great anyway.
My current ride is a
2001 Triumph Legend with a custom sidecar kit made by Doug Bingham. Where previous
customers have gone with "taxi," "woody," and "schoolbus" themes, we decided to
go for a "fire engine" theme with my rig. Doug supplied the sidecar, installed special
Leading Link forks and fabricated the
necessary subframe. The sidecar body then went to the local Maaco for painting. Oildale Glass
cut and installed all the side windows, and those fantastic custom tops were crafted locally by
very talented Mike Silas, who works on custom street rods and anything else that turns up in his
driveway. My partner Kathi sanded the inside of the sidecar and is in the process of finishing the
interior in a combination of pecan stained wood and grey vinyl. She's also installed the aluminum trim
and the wonderful cast-rion antique fire engine plate on the door. My job has been to
install all the lights and wiring and to drive the thing!
Now, given the size of this rig, you might think it would be tiring to drive, but with the Leading Link forks, the thing steers with virtually no effort-- even on the I-5 Grapevine in strong head and crosswinds. That is truly amazing and well worth the investment!!!
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