Vetter Sounds For Various Models?

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I pulled a Vetter Sound out of storage to send to Michael and I though I would dry fit it to my WJ3 before I send it out. Long behold it doesn't fit the way my Cycle Sound does on my WJ4. Is there a difference between these units and the different Wind Jammer models? Take a look at these pics, you will see the gap at the bottom of the windshield.

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XS I always thought they were one size fits all. I sure hope so because if I have to ride my bike without any tunes when I put the WJ 3 on, there will be issues!
 

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What is interesting about this Vetter Sound is that there is no Vetter emblem on it (no holes too), however it did have Vetter speaker grills. I read some time ago that they were making Vetter Sound type units for people like Pacifico, Kutter and Bates, and obviously not named branded Vetter.

Again! I am off to the storage shed to pickup a WJSS and WJ4 to test the unit.
 

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I have seen several different 'styles' for the Windjammer, but AFAIK if it was for a WJ, it will fit any WJ. There were also models for other Vetter fairings. The only one made for 'non-Vetter' I've seen or am aware of, was for the OEM Hondaline fairing that was used on early 80's Goldwings and Silverwings (and maybe others, dunno.)



Here's a visual comparison of the WJ vs Hondaline. (These were sold years ago, so I no longer have them.)

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Good info bud, thanks. Looking at that advert, looks like the next fairing I'm gonna try to find will be a rooster for my Shadow ACE


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Ask me anything you want to know about the Rooster. I had one on my '82 Nighthawk 750, and I have one on my '96 with an Alpine mechless head unit and an Alpine amp, plus 5-1/4" 2-way (separate tweeters) speakers.

By the way, the stock Rooster speaker openings are for 4" speakers, not 5" as advertised above. I don't know if speaker-sizing parameters have changed over the years, but the original holes are definitely for 4" speakers.
 

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Ron, very interesting. I will get to the bottom of this mystery. I am heading to town today and will stop by my storage and pick up some investigative goodies.

To be continued........
 

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Good info bud, thanks. Looking at that advert, looks like the next fairing I'm gonna try to find will be a rooster for my Shadow ACE


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I have a Rooster on my 1200 GoldWing and it really is a nice mini-fairing to have: more than just a windshield and less than a full fairing.
 

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It's gonna be a couple months before I start trying to find a rooster, but I like those better than the "batwing" fairings. Had a better look in my opinion. I would use a windjammer but I would have to cut too much out to make it fit


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I have Cycle Sound and several Vetter Sound and they fit different in each fairing, WJss, WJ4, and the WJ5.
 

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Funny Tom, today was the first day that I had a moment to play with toys. When I say toys, I mean my Vetter goodies. So today was Cycle Sound and Vetter Sound research day. I came to the exact same conclusion with the radio units. Each one fits totally different. I mean they all kinda fit, however to perfection is only within one fairing. I have a WJ3, WJ4, WJSS, and about 30 radio units. I played with them all! Wish I had a WJ5 (soon!). Inside of each unit, if it is of its original nature, you will see a little sticker that has the month and the year. I found that each sticker year range fits the fairing year range perfectly. With the WJ3 and lower the 3" speaker version fits perfect I found. More research coming soon!
 

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Trial and error. I wonder if these are the same engineers that design car parts too? They are specific for only one year and one model.
 

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The one that's in my fairing is from the first made I'm told. It has no speaker name on the grills and the speakers are very small. Like a clock radio small. It is a cyclesound catty. I want to find a catty to fit my wjSS I picked up a great set of speaker covers with the logo on them. I also will be getting the radio cover cyclesound style too. getting down to the niddy gritty stuff to dial it in. I just didn't see spending 35.00 for the lower screws kit I did find them local though. Way cheaper too..
 

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Hello everyone.

Been a while since last I posted but I'm back. I'd like to find a CycleSound unit to fit my ride's Vetter fairing. Would someone have a unit they're willing to part with, that has the regular whip antenna, not the laminar? Many thanks and hello again!

Mark
 

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Hey folks...

Kinda soggy here in OK. Still keeping a lookout for a CycleSound for my fairing.

Mark
 

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Mine is a "Kawasaki by Vetter" fairing. It looks to be quite similar to a WJ- possibly 4 or 5. I can get pics of it, if that helps any at all...

There is a new member on here that has an '81 KZ1100 in blue that has the same fairing/gear as mine. Most likely what will fit his will fit mine, and vice versa- as far as fairings and gear go lol...

Many thanx!

Mark