California Sidecar (CSC & Spirt of America) Windscreens
California Sidecar got it's start in 1974 by purchasing Spirt of America Sidecars. They continued producing sidecars until 2010 when they converted to Trike kits and other accessories. There are still many CSC sidecars on the road today. Here at Fairing Screen Gustafsson, we make windshields for all of the models.
If you have a CSC sidecar and need help identifying the correct windscreen, please read the resources below!
The Original 5 Models
These are the first 5 models that CSC produced. We have the windscreens for each model listed below.
The Friendship sidecar model (produced in fiberglass by California Sidecar) was originally called American Spirit (produced in plastic by Spirit of America Sidecar Company). It later became Friendship I when they added new features. The windscreen for Friendship (I & II) can be found here.
Companion & Commuter
The Spirit of America Eagle Sidecar (originally made by Spirit of America Sidecar Company) was renamed Companion by California Sidecar. CSC added the Commuter model, which used the same windshield as the Companion.
The Tag-A-Long did not take a windshield
The Partner sidecar, made for Vespas, used a slightly larger windshield then the Commuter and Companion. So please check our measurements guide if you are unsure which sidecar you have.
This model was made from 1993-2010 and is easily identifiable from the large windscreen. In the late 1980s CSC arranged a license to sell the Dutch EZS Sovereign sidecar in North America as The Friendship III and that is why parts are hard to find because they have to be purchased in Europe.
Each windscreen was made custom to a specific sidecar so please be prepared for variances if you plan on ordering. Ling here.
This sidecar is similar to the Commuter and Companion except the windscreen is flat across the bottom, without the dog-ears.
The standard Companion was renamed to Companion GT and reworked to be a heavy duty match for the Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the early 1990s.
The windscreen is wider and slightly flatter then the original Companion/Commuter windshield. Link Here.
Windshield Measurement Guide
(Image 1) (5" Tall)
(Image 2) (9" Tall)
(Image 3) (14" Tall)
(Image 4) (18" Tall)
(Image 5) (21" Tall)
(Image 6) Companion Sidecar