A call for Vetter serial numbers

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  1. Craig Vetter
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    Terraplane Tom Vetter Aficionado

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    Do you have pictures? I would love to see pictures of your sidecar. Terraplane rear.jpg
     
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    I have never had it mounted to a bike, and unsure if I ever will or just sell it. For now it's not hurting a thing where it is so I won't give it away as I'll probably never be able to get another one. Was last mounted to a 1978 Honda GL1000, so the brackets are for that bike.
     

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    That's a nice sidecar, and it looks to be complete.:)
     
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    Super clean. Nice
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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....
    [​IMG]
     
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    That made me laugh out loud. Always leave it to Mr. Wolf to make me laugh. Vetter syle.

    :cigar:
     
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    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.
     
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    Did the lowers have serial numbers? I don't recall seeing serial number plates on mine, but hey, they could have fallen off...
     
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    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.
     
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    Checked another location and found a few more numbers.

    WJ III 61998
    WJ III 09-140752
    WJ SS 24-234189
    WJ SS 24-238015
    WJ IV 37-503529
    WJ IV 37-621870
    Bags 29-71562
    Trunk 36-239727
    Trunk 36-245515 ???
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    Thank you. Every bit increases our data base.
     
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    Craig, is there a typo here? If not that's a "LOT" of saddlebags. bagnumber.jpg
     
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    Surely a typo. But not mine. I should have caught I before I put his number up. I'll fix it. Thanks.

    I must tell you about Anoraks.
     
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    Anoraks :):)

    I hope I get some credit in this story then ...... ;)



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    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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