Windjammer V faring lowers


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Windjammer V faring lowers

Postby nickwarhead » Sun May 06, 2012 10:09 pm



I just bought a 1983 GL1100 Standard with a Windjammer V Faring. The bike came with faring lowers (not mounted) but they don't seem to fit quite right because of the engine crash bars that are installed. Are the lowers not meant to be installed when crash bars attached?
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Re: Windjammer V faring lowers

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 07, 2012 8:46 am

I don't know about that fairing, but I do know that I would not ride that bike without the crash bars installed. If you so much as let the bike fall over, you can do enough damage that the engine is scrap.

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Re: Windjammer V faring lowers

Postby nickwarhead » Mon May 07, 2012 9:43 am

Yeah, I don't want to remove them, that's for sure. I was just wondering if there was some special way the lowers should be put on..

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Re: Windjammer V faring lowers

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Wed May 09, 2012 8:35 pm

Windjammers v lower farings are quite the hassle-they are one of the worst series of Vetter farings that are a Bit**h to fit to your bike.Throw them away- Ride the bike and forget about them.Regards,Johnyy

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Re: Windjammer V faring lowers

Postby nickwarhead » Wed May 09, 2012 9:39 pm

I actually just modified and put them on last night. They look ok, not bad or anything. Had to kinda bend them a bit to get em' bolted on. I plan to use a heat gun and carefully heat them up so that they can stay bent permanently.
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Re: Windjammer V faring lowers

Postby fastf » Wed May 23, 2012 6:27 pm

I had a vetter ss faring that fit a 1977 Suzuki 750-B very good faring I had a tall windscreen and it also had vents in it too.Like someone wrote if it won't fit don't waist your time and someone also said if you take the crash bars off and drop that bike you are asking for trouble the lowers were designed to keep you dry and warm in cold and wet weather you take them off when the weather gets warmer because of the heat off of the engine.Something people don't know was Vetter pioneered the faring alot of motorcycle companies used their product for years and his design to make their own fairing .

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Re: Windjammer V faring lowers

Postby nickwarhead » Wed May 23, 2012 6:32 pm

I actually had to take em' off the bike, as the wellnuts were old and couldn't take the strain. I need to buy a new mounting kit from the Vetter website, eventually..

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Re: Windjammer V faring lowers

Postby fastf » Wed May 23, 2012 7:18 pm

I don't think vetter is in business any more don't hold me to it but I don't think they are.

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Re: Windjammer V faring lowers

Postby nickwarhead » Wed May 23, 2012 7:51 pm

The are sort of in business, at least selling some parts for their old stuff:

http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/Online_Store/Replacement_Parts/Details.html#Anchor-53283

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Re: Windjammer V faring lowers

Postby fastf » Wed May 23, 2012 8:36 pm

I just saw that like I said they are a very good fairing kept my butt warm and dry plenty of times.They made saddle bags and even made a sidecar Vetter was way ahead of their times you can read about him and his company.

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Re: Windjammer V faring lowers

Postby nickwarhead » Wed May 23, 2012 9:00 pm

He pretty much invented the fairing from what it said on the website.

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Re: Windjammer V faring lowers

Postby fastf » Wed May 23, 2012 9:25 pm

Yes he did you Goldwing owners owe him alot for his efforts as far as technology and being a inovator.He may have been the one that help put Goldwing on the map.




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