Vindicator Red White and Blue

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    Tom,

    You have this fairing in your collection. I always though it was a customized paint job. I saw another one on a bike on the net (see below). Was this a special edition? What do you know about it?

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    I purchased the fairing on Ebay, but was outbid at the last second on the saddlebags.:(

    Here is the article from Craig's website,

    All Vetter Fairings that were sold to Kawasaki as "Kawasaki by Vetter" began with the prefix 32. No, to answer your question, I don't know how rare these Kawasaki Windjammers are, but I thank you both for sending this information.
    Another interesting Kawasaki story (for another time) is Kawasaki Vetter-Anniversary model of 1978. We made 200 sets of white Vetter components for these bikes, with red and blue stripes, making them very rare indeed:
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    #15 of 200, Anniversary Kawasaki at Vintage Days, Mid Ohio, 2008
     
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    Here is a picture Craig sent me.

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    That is a sweet looking KZ1000!
     
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    Tom, you are fortunate to have one of those. Another question I have is do you have the matching luggage? Have you ever seen one of the bikes for sale? I would love to have one of those for the collection.

    It always amazes me how Craig has a photo for every ten minutes of time during those eras. He is a fantastic person whom documented history with such precision and accuracy. We are fortunate he is with us today, and is so kind to share his impressive documented timeline.
     
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    Nope, someone outbid me on the bags:mad:, but I was thinking if someone could recreate the flags and striping it could be duplicate the bags. I would love to have the entire '78 KZ1000 with the RWB setup!
     
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