A call for Vetter serial numbers

Craig Vetter

Vetter Founder
#1
I am writing the definitive book on the Windjammer Fairing and need your help. Every Windjammer had a serial number plate with a specific number. The number is stamped into the aluminum plug plate. Over the years, I have been able to collect numbers for the following fairings:

Windjammer: Lowest known #1,000; highest known #9,161
Windjammer II: Lowest known #13,648; highest known #43,986
Windjammer III: Lowest known #50,212; highest known #91,830
Midway, we changed to 09 prefix. Lowest known# 09-10,286 ; highest known #09-136,005

Windjammer SS: Lowest known #24-200,459; highest known #24-281,175
Windjammer 4: Lowest known # 37-198,281; highest known # 37-563,595
Windjammer 5: Lowest known #63-100,377; highest known #63-180,823

Vindicator (1978) Lowest known # 31-300,849; highest known #31-605,461
Vindicator (1979 up) Lowest known #39-557,352; highest known #39-566,480

Kawasaki by Vetter Lowest known #K32-101,101; highest known #K32-126,686

Please let my know if you come across lower or higher numbers. Photo documentation would be good if you can. I think you are going to like this book.

Thank you so much Craig
 
#2
Well I checked and all my fairings fall between the numbers you already have. However I do have 2 sets of saddlebags that have lower serial numbers than the one listed on your site.

Windjammer III 09-130055
Windjammer SS 24-231268
Windjammer SS 24-274288
Windjammer IV 37-459388
Windjammer V 63-138839

Floating Mount Saddlebags 29-28459 <--------
Floating Mount Saddlebags 29-29025 <--------
Floating Mount Saddlebags 29-62804

TailTrunk 36-204198
TailTrunk 36-218993

Terraplane Side Car 07-100437
VetterBagSerNo29-28459.JPG
 

Terraplane Tom

Vetter Aficionado
#3
Well I checked and all my fairings fall between the numbers you already have. However I do have 2 sets of saddlebags that have lower serial numbers than the one listed on your site.

Windjammer III 09-130055
Windjammer SS 24-231268
Windjammer SS 24-274288
Windjammer IV 37-459388
Windjammer V 63-138839

Floating Mount Saddlebags 29-28459 <--------
Floating Mount Saddlebags 29-29025 <--------
Floating Mount Saddlebags 29-62804

TailTrunk 36-204198
TailTrunk 36-218993

Terraplane Side Car 07-100437
View attachment 188
Do you have pictures? I would love to see pictures of your sidecar.
Terraplane rear.jpg
 
#7
Here are some of my numbers. I think I am the winner for highest on WJ3 in the 09 series

Windjammer III 09-142305 (Ding, ding, ding, ding, winner!)
Windjammer IV 37-524625
Windjammer IV 37-447175

Trunk 36-203682
Trunk 36-224282
Luggage 29-27154
Luggage 29-45814

Below are images of the Windjammer III

Vetter_Windjammer_4_Serial_Number_Plate.jpg
Winjammer_III_Fairing.jpg
 

steppenwolf

Vetter Master
#8
I have to get out to the garage and have a look at mine..been a little cold and nasty here of late.My budddy just bought another XS11 and it has a Vetter and is off the bike right now so I will ask him for the numbers.
Rantoul IL...mmm air force base there? I used to deliver in IL for a few years.
 

Craig Vetter

Vetter Founder
#9
Windjammer III 09-142305 You are a winner! I like this game

Master Serial number:
As of Jan 5, 2014 (Still need to do lowers)

Windjammer: June 1971-Oct 1973: lowest: 1000 Highest: 9161

Windjammer II: Oct 1973-May 1974 Lowest 13648 Highest 43986

Windjammer III: Spring 1974 –Mar 1977
Two number ranges Lowest 50,212 to 91,830
Changed to 09: Lowest 09-102,286 highest 09-142,305

Windjammer SS: March 1977 – end 1979 Lowest 24-200,459 Highest 24-281,175

Windjammer IV: Jan 4, 1980- Dec 15, 1981 Lowest: 37-198,281 Highest: 37-563,595

Vindicator: Began late 1977 thru Jan 1983 Lowest # 31-300,849
highest Ser #31-605,461
1979 #39-557,352 Highest Ser #39-566,480

Kawasaki by Vetter: 1978 Jan - to Jan 1983 Lowest K32-101,101
Highest K32-126,686 (Rebadged WJ5)
K35 was prefix for Kawasaki Lowers

Floating Mount Saddlebags Began March 1978: Lowest 29-28,459 (Kynan) Highest: 29- 767611

Tail Trunk Lowest: Began March 1978: 36-200,002 Highest 240013

Quicksilver: 1979- Lowest 12-00744 Highest 12-065,300

Windjammer V: Jan 5, 1981-Jan 31, 1983 Lowest 63-100,377 Highest 63-180,823

Terraplane Side Car: 07-100437

Bullet Fairing:Oct 21, 1983 - Lowest: 60-05,182
Highest 60-06,982
 
#10
Where would I look for lower numbers...don't recall ever seeing any.I realize I am not gonna win the grand prize of a used sock but as you say I LIKE THIS GAME:D
Caught my bike trying to sneak out....
 

Craig Vetter

Vetter Founder
#12
Serial numbers on all Windjammers are on an aluminum plate on the inside left side of the fairing. The electrical plug goes into it. It is a hard place to see because motorcycle tanks have become so big. Either take the fairing off or use a little mirror, a flashlight and a camera. If you do find a serial number outside the range of known numbers, please let me know. It would be important to send me a pic of the serial number plate as well as the outside. Maybe I could come up with some kind of prize.
 

Craig Vetter

Vetter Founder
#14
Lowers did have serial numbers but the number had nothing to do with which motorcycle they were designed for. They were for keeping track of orders.
 
#20
Ok then,I finally got to my convict numbers,no picture but can take one if necessary.
John..credits will go on page 52.;)
My numbers..drum roll please.....from late '81
63-140965 from Beechmont Yamaha Cincinnati OH and I got the lowers also.
 
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