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  1. Scott-E

    WTB Liberator Fairing

    Not only that Liberators were made of Fiberglas. Unlike ABS plastic Fiberglas can and will rot over time. Not only is it's rare to find one, finding one that's been kept in a controlled environment is going to be near impossible at best. If I had an old Liberator fairing, even if it needs a lot...
  2. Scott-E

    Looking for a Vetter Terraplane windshield

    I would make a form from thin plywood and furring strips. Make a frame from the furring strips and then fold the plywood over it. The trick to folding plywood is hot water. When you wet the plywood with hot water it will go limp. Then place it over the frame and attach it to the furring strip...
  3. Scott-E

    This is a test

    The weather is perfect for riding now so all of us are out riding instead of posting here.
  4. Scott-E

    Vibration Isolators on Side Racks

    They are attached to the frame via contact cement. The metal part where the rubber is glued on it is perfectly flat where it meets the rubber. The rubber may simply pull away due to age with a aggressive tugging and twisting as mine did. They were already close to falling off by themselves. When...
  5. Scott-E

    CB ideas

    My CB is mounted so the in-radio speaker is pointed so it's unobstructed and pointed toward the inside of the fairing. It's loud enough to hear as I have factory installed exhaust so the bike engine is super quiet. As for as using the stock microphone, that's no problem as long as you are not...
  6. Scott-E

    WANTED: Windjammer & Hardware (1981 Honda CM400)

    Post a Wanted Add in your local Craigslist and perhaps in other Florida locations you would be willing to travel to. Some AM Radio stations have call in "Trade Line" shows where listeners can buy, sell, and trade stuff and you could call in and ask if anyone has a Windjammer they are willing to...
  7. Scott-E

    Yahoo fourm move

    Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and others will soon follow with a similar Yahoo experience of going from being the top dog to just another failed online company. They are demonetizing 80% of their video providers and by default the viewers that don't agree with their political views. I don't...
  8. Scott-E

    Looking for help/advice.

    When I designed and fabricated the bracket for my Honda VLX 600 I did not set the windshield angle to the same angle as the forks. The reason for that is the fork angle is extended to give the bike a chopper look. I hung my WJ to a rafter so I could hang it over the bike and see what it looked...
  9. Scott-E

    Vintage Chopper Photos

    That's the only one that survived of that bike. The Honda Interceptor I brought back from Japan was different than the one sold here in the States. It was fully cowled, had larger carburetors, and no limiters like the ones sold here in the States. My 750 domestic Japanese market Interceptor was...
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    Vintage Chopper Photos

    Yep! I spent a lot of time at my GQ station in for forward engine room, which is where I kept that bike. My GQ station was at the #1 generator switch board. I had nothing to do because all the generators were under automatic control in the Central Control Station with another Operator standing...
  11. Scott-E

    Vintage Chopper Photos

    Choppers just don't look right with a radiator hanging out front.
  12. Scott-E

    Vintage Chopper Photos

    You could buy a Chopper Kit that used a Honda CB750 engine for not a lot of money back in the day. Wrecked Honda CB750's were a dime a dozen. Another bike that was cheap after it was wrecked and ended up as a Chopper was the Triumph Bonneville. Chopper kits were available for them as well. I was...
  13. Scott-E

    Motorcycle Auxiliary Light Bill

    Some States don't allow adding auxiliary lighting such as high power "driving lights" or add on fog lights. I remember when it was illegal in all States to run any headlights except DOT approved Sealed Beam Headlights. Lighting back then was horrible! When I got my Windjammer it still had a...
  14. Scott-E

    New member, from seacoast of N.H.

    Sportsters look good "sporting" a Windjammer!
  15. Scott-E

    Calling All Vetter Keys

    No master key. The locks are just standard 1/2" Cabinet Locks. The locks Vetter installed have a smaller square lever mounting tab than new replacement locks. A square file can be used to enlarge the old square levers if you need to reuse them with your new locks. Tractor Supply has replacement...
  16. Scott-E

    Dug out my old Navy Arcitc gear today.

    Everyone thinks I will not show up on my bike due to the record setting Temps coming in from that Arctic Bomb that's blowing in tomorrow. When I switched from the Navy to the Army the Navy never asked me to return it. I'll finally get to use it after so many years of it taking up space in my...
  17. Scott-E

    Hello from the Pacific Northwest - Seattle/Tacoma

    That backrest and rack are not Vetter. Perhaps someone wanted to keep and use that backrest and rack after finding and attaching a Vetter trunk on their bike. V45's and V65's were made after the company that purchased Vetter went bankrupt. I don't think any Windjammer brackets were made for the...
  18. Scott-E

    Replacement lock for Vetter trunk

    I little oil works wonders when your lock starts acting up. A very light machine oil does the trick. I use Singer Sewing Machine oil. Just put a little on both sides of the key, insert the key in the lock, and work it back and fourth and in and out. You'll immediately notice a difference as the...
  19. Scott-E

    Hi from the Netherlands

    Most people don't know that the Windjammer Fairing was designed around a 500cc Kawasaki. Putting one on your Honda Rebel 500 is not as unusual as you might think. I put a Windjammer 4, Saddlebags, and trunk on my 2006 Honda VLX 600. Go ahead and measure your bike to see if it will fit. If it...
  20. Scott-E

    Another Vetter newb checking in

    Welcome! If you have a Windjammer 4 or 5 with built in turn pilot and turn signal lights make sure you pull the pods and check the lenses are still glued to the reflectors. The glue used when fabricated new deteriorates over time. You can lose the lenses while riding and never know it until you...