Vetter Rooster Fairing

Discussion in 'Other Vetter Fairings' started by brianinpa, Jan 28, 2014.

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    Have to agree with you Brian.

    Show Bike: 100% period correct, if economically feasible.

    Daily Rider: If period correct detracts from "fun factor", then it becomes secondary in priorities.
     
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    Yeah if this was going to have antigue plates and be period correct, I would have taken the extra step to keep the stereo accuratre. I think I have nearly 1200 songs on a USB drive, so I can ride for days without hearing the same song twice and not have to worry about turning the dial, rewinding the tape, or the disc skipping. :D
     
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    Period correct is my love. Practical? Not as... My XS has lots of modern day safety gadgets that make it not period correct. I am guessing that if I did do a period correct bike, I would not be riding it often.
     
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    That is what a 75 or 76 GoldWing is for... Always looking but can never find one that I want to buy.
     
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    I am thinking 78 or 79 GL.... :p
     
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    A 77 would be nice too. I had one once but the title turned out to be bad, so all I really had was a lot of parts. They aren't as collectable so they can be bought real cheap. I don't like the faux tank on the 78/79 unless it is behind a Vetter so those two are out for me. What I would really like is a LTD.
     
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    Nice work, Brian! The finish looks more dark gray than black, but it still looks great; it may be the lighting. The carbon-fiber look is nice, too.


    New member here. I have a '96 Nighthawk 750 with a Rooster on it. I found it for sale from someone who had it stored in a blanket, and had never mounted it on a bike. Like new with all the hardware.

    I used the L-shaped turn-signal-relocation brackets instead of the scissor straps to mount it to the headlight bolts, and I relocate the turn signals to the fork tubes with a pair of 1-1/2" 'minerallac' straps.

    I cut a DIN-size opening in the blank radio plate that came with the Rooster, and put in an Alpine UTE-32 mechless head unit. I hope to add an Alpine KTP-445U amp to it one day, in 2-channel mode.

    I enlarged the speaker holes to fit a pair of MTX TNS-52 2-way 5-1/4" separates, with the tweeters flush-mounted on each side of the stereo. It sounds good already, but I'm looking forward to the amp.
     
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    Welcome Larry! Post a few pics of your Nighthawk with the Rooster in the Vetter Owners Bike Showcase. We can always use some non standard Vetter bikes.
     
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    Lemme see if I can find it. :)
     
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    New arrival! My birthday present from my better third has arrived. I found a never-installed Rooster body on the Bay. It was going for $139 or make an offer. I offered $85, which was countered with $100 (with shipping, and which I was willing to offer), so I jumped on it.

    There are no windshield screw holes in the foam, and there's a tag hanging from a mounting hole. I'm going to store it as a spare in case I ever crack mine, but I hope I never need to install it. Now that I'm prepared, it'll end up as a wasted effort (like carrying an umbrella.)
     
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    I saw that one too, but I had to leave it go. nice score!
     
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    I was watching to dude! Glad you got it, I almost hit the button. :cool:
     
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    Thanx, guys! It actually looks better than described.
     
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    It is always good to have an extra just in case.
     
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    Or two, or three, or four, or ... :D
     
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    Is 13 too many?
     
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    13 roosters is a farm! :D
     
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    If you include Cycle and Vetter sounds. Is 50+ to many?
     
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    Absoloopy!
     
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