Recent content by Craig Vetter

  1. Craig Vetter

    Is this what I think it is?

    These pics are dark and don't show much detail. But, I think it is a copy-Windjammer for the following reasons: The windshield seems too sharply raked back... the front seems too pointed. This would be the result of making a fi-glass mold from a real Windjammer. Such molds warp. Fairings...
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    WindjammerV on CB1100 Honda

    The angle parallel to the forks is an approximation. All original Vetter Brackets were made so that the rear of the fairing was 1 to 1 1/2" lower than the front. The Lowers were made to that configuration, too. Regarding the scale... it could be a little off. When I do these, I scale to the...
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    WindjammerV on CB1100 Honda

    I made this Photoshop for Hector Cadematori back in 2013 after he made this cartoon: It sounds like you have done your measurements. Keep me posted if I can advise
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    Mystery Ship #3 Has Been Found

    Mystery Ship #3 has been found. The new owner, Alan Smith will be showing it at the Japanese Motorcycle Show at Auburn, CA this weekend. I'll be there too. Most Vetter fairings went onto Japanese bike, so you may be interested. The Quicksilver and Mystery Ship shared common features...
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    WindjammerV on CB1100 Honda

    The new bikes are much larger. My instinct is that you would have to cut away so much of the inside of your Windjammer that there would be nothing left to hold it together. But I don't know for sure. The easiest way to find out would be to find a junk Windjammer, prop it up on your bike where...
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    A call for Vetter serial numbers

    By 1977, we had two factories... one in Rantoul Illinois and one in San Luis Obispo, California. The various Vetter components were made in one or the other factory. Saddlebags and Tail Trunks were made in San Luis Obispo. The rotomolding vendor for the bags and trunk came from an outside...
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    Windjammer mounting frame with a serial number

    Those numbers stamped were from the sub contractors use only. The only numbers that had meaning were from the high volume brackets such as Honda 750s and GLs which actually had Honda 750 and Honda GL stamped into them. Even then, the info was incomplete. Honda had the habit of changing their...
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    Contest: Snap Vent

    Bingo. "Pulling the vent back in" You are the winner. In helicopters and in my Terraplane sidecar, you could not reach outside to push them in like on a Windjammer. Thus the wires to pull them in. What size T shirt? Send info via our moderator. We will send your prize out...
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    Contest: Snap Vent

    OK... I posted this somewhere but don't see it. Here it is again: No matter what the patent claims, the function of the wire, in practice, is something else. In 1977, I designed my own vents: My "Angled Vents" were better for motorcycles (which is a clue) My angled vents had no steel spring...
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    Contest: Snap Vent

    I didn't know for years and had to figure it out by myself. Your moderator probably figured it out by himself, too. That is probably why he is the moderator moderator.
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    Calling All Vetter Keys

    I don't think there are 2600 possibilities. We could make a database that associates the known keys to the serial number of their Vetter product. That would also provide a rough date. For example, in June of 1978, all Vetter products would employ key / lock assemblies from the same...
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    The Vetter Rainy Day Fender

    Should be 12 & 35
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    The Vetter Rainy Day Fender

    There is a fun story behind the Rainy Day Fender 2&35 but first I must spend some daylight time on my streamliner. I just cut the tail off and need to ride it.
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    A call for Vetter serial numbers

    Carol says: "The fairing hasn't changed a bit. I wish I could say the same"