Vetter Rooster Fairing

#21
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.
 

brianinpa

Five Star Vetteral
#22
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.

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
 
#23
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.
 

brianinpa

Five Star Vetteral
#24
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.
That is what a 75 or 76 GoldWing is for... Always looking but can never find one that I want to buy.
 

brianinpa

Five Star Vetteral
#27
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.
 
#28
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.
 
#29
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.
 
#31
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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