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  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...
  2. Craig Vetter

    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...
  3. Craig Vetter

    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
  4. Craig Vetter

    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...
  5. Craig Vetter

    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...
  6. Craig Vetter

    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...
  7. Craig Vetter

    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...
  8. Craig Vetter

    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...
  9. Craig Vetter

    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...
  10. Craig Vetter

    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.
  11. Craig Vetter

    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...
  12. Craig Vetter

    The Vetter Rainy Day Fender

    Should be 12 & 35
  13. Craig Vetter

    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.
  14. Craig Vetter

    A call for Vetter serial numbers

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

    A call for Vetter serial numbers

    I am convinced that you have Carol's Test Fairing Number One. Carol's Test Fairing #1 was never painted. Therefore, it always had a "satin" look as compared to the glossy surface of the urethane paint. You must put yourself back to early 1973. How was this new ABS going to hold up? Would...
  16. Craig Vetter

    A call for Vetter serial numbers

    Can you tell if your 9873 is painted black on the outside? How? go underneath where it set against the mount and see if you can scrape some black paint off. By the way... there was another transitio WJ2 with the basketweave but it had lowers which means it had holes for lowers. not...
  17. Craig Vetter

    A call for Vetter serial numbers

    Aha! A smoking gun. Here is Carol - my wife to be - Vetter in the summer of 1973. This is Test Fairing #1. This is one of the transitional Windjammer 2s. Carol got it because she rode so much. Look at the edging. No chrome. Could this be your fairing, #9873? A very good possibility
  18. Craig Vetter

    A call for Vetter serial numbers

    Thank you. You provide more clues. 1) The mounting bracket is much newer than the fairing as it has ID numbers stamped into it. I don't think we did that in 1973 2) We had chrome edging in January of 1973. See the pic of my Honda with it. In fact, that Honda Windjammer 2 was actually...
  19. Craig Vetter

    A call for Vetter serial numbers

    This gets stranger and stranger. You have an ABS fairing. The blue Vetter plate is from early Windjammer 2s. They had a "locater" flat spot for the plate. Yours does not. Yours was intended for the chrome logos which were on later Windjammer 2s. Did we put the old plates on the new...