Vetter Trim


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Vetter Trim

Post by bulldozer » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:14 pm



I did a search but didnt see any info, would anyone know where i can buy the chrome trim that goes around the Vetter. Thanks



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Re: Vetter Trim

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Re: Vetter Trim

Post by bulldozer » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:09 am

Thank you sir, exactly what i needed. Have a great day.

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Re: Vetter Trim

Post by bulldozer » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:36 pm

I guess i didnt ask enough questions about the trim. Any better ways to get the old one off. I have tried heat and a sledge hammer but no luck. Suggestions mucho welcomed.... Thanks

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Re: Vetter Trim

Post by tfdeputydawg » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:14 pm

Contact Vetter via the home page through the link I listed. I'm sure they can tell you the easiest way to remove and install the new.
There is a PDF link on the link I posted above that gives some help in removing the old trim and prepping to install the new.

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Re: Vetter Trim

Post by bulldozer » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:41 pm

I heard from Craig and i guess the best way to remove the old trim is pliers and elbow grease. Fricken thing is on there let me tell ya. Thanks for the help..

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Re: Vetter Trim

Post by tfdeputydawg » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:26 am

bulldozer wrote:I heard from Craig and i guess the best way to remove the old trim is pliers and elbow grease. Fricken thing is on there let me tell ya. Thanks for the help..
Mr. Vetter should change his instructions! The PFD suggests a screw driver used as a pry bar to remove the old trim!
I worked as a product designer for a lighting manufacturer that designed the park/signal lamps that were integrated into the Vetter Fairing. We didn't get the production business though. Kind of bummed me out as I thought I'd get a suppliers discount on a Fairing had we got the business!!!!!
Craig definitely danced to his own tunes back them! I still admire him for his "ingenuity".

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Re: Vetter Trim

Post by bulldozer » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:05 pm

Deputy he actually said preatty much what was in the q&a on his website. I was really impressed how fast he answered my email. He also gave me some other ideas, no question getting the trim off is a major job. Thanks for the help. bd

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Re: Vetter Trim

Post by bluewingrider » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:13 pm

I just replaced the trim on my Windjammer SS. With the fairing still mounted on the bike, I took a sturdy pair of pliers and gripped the bottom edge and pulled (fairly hard). Once started it peeled off fairly easily. You can then remove from the bike to fit the new one on.

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Re: Vetter Trim

Post by bulldozer » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:53 pm

The new trim is easy to install, all you need is a heat gun to warm the new trim up. Its easy to bend around when its hot.



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