Saturday, 14 January 2017

The XS Triple Sidecar - sidecar beautification

With the bike tackled for the bigger part it's well about time to turn towards the sidecar and all the mods I want to implement there. Quite honestly the boat was in good shape, nevertheless there were some superfluous holes drilled into it, which needed fixing and I had some glossy black paint plus some rust primer kicking around, so why not get into it right away.

 A little pro-tip: Paint the inside of your sidecar trunk white (or in some other bright colour and you'll be amazed how much easier it is to find stuff inside: (Picture was taken without flash!)

When buying my earle's forks, I made a really good deal (about a third less than originally anticipated), so there was some money left in the budget for an all new seat and tarp.

All the goodies lined up. Not sure whether the next update will be on the forks or the sidecar swingarm/sidecar brake, but now it's all here and I just to do it!


  1. Hey Greg, just modify the sidecar into a Fritz Scheidegger style racing outfit and terrorise the locals!

  2. That would be uber-cool. But to be honest, a bit impractical in Winter! (Remember overhere we measure snow in feet, not inches!) ;-)