It's been great fun and a terrific educational experience launching LBS-Sidecars USA! My thanks to many of you for your good wishes . . . . Wanted to give you a peek into where we're at, and what it's like to have the world's coolest LEGO and IKEA kits to play with. Just a few months after officially incorporating in the State of Washington, USA, and in spite of pandemic-induced delays and supply chain back-orders, I've received my first two shipment from my partner and affiliate, AD Donkers of LBS-Zijspantechniek in the Netherlands (BLS-NL), and there is more on the way! Received my first shipments of Leading Link Kits, and in the mix, a custom front wheel - a 17" BMW rear rim for an R1200GSA-LC, laced to the front hub of that model. With a 17" rear wheel already on the sidecar, all three wheels can use the same tire. Front hub was retained as the owner (an ADV inmate!) wanted to re-purpose his stock twin-disc calipers and rotors up front. Ad re-drilled the spoke holes, laced and trued the wheel (front fender for the leading link kit is nestled in the box): For another leading link kit order, these costly but awesome Wilbers 632 "piggy-back" reservoir twinshocks for the front end: And for yet another leading link kit, our standard BITUBO shocks with spring pre-load and tool-less damping adjusters: In my shop, my personal 2020 Gear Up. I'm wiring-up a RIGID Industries LED light bar on the nose, and installing a lovely rosewood custom dash from URAL of New England. In the dash, will be adding a Hella/BMW-style 12VDC outlet for heated clothing, twin 5VDC USB charging ports, a Blue Sea Systems sunlight-readable digital DC voltmeter, and in the tub, a FUZEBLOCK fused power distribution block to replace the OEM unit: A client back East has delivered his fully-option R1200GSA TwinCam for an up-coming build. Will rig our new LBS GS+URAL chassis to this, along with an URAL sidecar body, its (body-to-chassis) suspension system, an URAL fender assembly, and a trailing arm suspension with a custom hub designed to accept a stock BMW 17" Cross-Spoke rear wheel, integrated brake, and an inline brake proportioning valve: Another R1200GSA TwinCam - the Ural tub and fender assembly, and color-matched TT Desierto Fairing (in the box) also waiting on delivery of an LBS GS+URAL chassis from LBS-NL: No room for this one yet in the shop, an R1200GSA-LC rigged to a DMC chassis/body for a local rider signed up for the next GlobeRiders adventure. Already installed a set of @Stroker's bullet-proof rotary-forged Advantage wheels all-around on this one. It's back for an LBS leading link install, along with a GPR V5 Steering Stabilizer kit: Meanwhile, back in Holland, Ad has completed the re-design and upgrade of our STEPLER sidecar. The goal was two-fold, improve the suspension to take the punishment of off-pavement operation, and a major push for overall cost-reduction - both goals achieved!: In the pipeline, another R1200GSA TwinCam GS+URAL built with a leading link kit, a 2020 R1250GSA-LC with an LBS BOXER body and leading link kit/custom front wheel, an R1200GSA with an LBS OVERLAND kit and leading link, and our latest foray into something new, a BMW R18 with an LBS BOXER body, leading link kit, and a custom front wheel. More on these later, stay tuned!