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    S1000 on my 66 Yamaha YM1.

    I guess I've had "near future" plans for restoring my Yamaha since I moved to Arkansas in 1980, but so far other projects have intervened and it has resided in my pole barn for the last 25 years waiting. It suffered the indignity of a wash-out in the mid 70s after becoming air born off the end...
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    S1000 on my 66 Yamaha YM1.

    I took a trip down memory lane today when a discussion of steering dampers came up on the Wild Guzzi web site and I related that I had used the friction damper on my 1966 Yamaha 305 YM1 Cross Country Sport until I was carrying the bike in the back of a pickup on a vacation in Savannah Ga when a...
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    Would Moto Guzzi V1000 brackets fit a 96 California?

    I bought the Windjammer IV and the seller had two sets of mounts that are just like the mounts in this eBay listing for WJ IV and mounts from a 1981 Moto Guzzi Convert...
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    Would Moto Guzzi V1000 brackets fit a 96 California?

    Thanks for the reply. If Vetter made no mounts for Moto Guzzis, that might explain the difference in these two sets of mounts. I've asked a couple of Guzzi parts houses if the V1000 and California frames are different but haven't gotten a definitive answer yet so I am torn about swapping the...
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    Would Moto Guzzi V1000 brackets fit a 96 California?

    I am looking at a Vetter Windjammer IV for sale and the fellow says he has the mounting hardware that fit his 80s Moto Guzzi V1000 and “Fits all large Moto Guzzi's 1970 thru 1990. Unfortunately he is a 4 hour drive away so it is not convenient to go look unless I think the mounting hardware...
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    S1000 new forum member

    I wish I could remember where and when I found my S1000 fairing. I know it did not come with the my 66 Yamaha Sport YM1 when I purchased it from another Ohio State University student in December of 1967, but I have neither the memory nor any sales documentation and I was not keeping notes at...
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    S1000 new forum member

    It has been quite awhile since I visited this site and I came back because I ran across a photo of my Yamaha 305 Sport with its Vetter S1000 faring taken in 1971 when I was in college at Ohio State (before it was THE Ohio State). I may have sent this photo earlier, but did not find it among the...
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    My hopes

    Speaking of breaks, I got my 305 (with fairing) airborn coming off an iron bridge on a back road in Ohio (the road I lived on, actually) and wiped out in a crown of gravel coming down on my left side and breaking both clavical and scapula in the process; I had to hook my left thumb in my belt to...
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    My hopes

    I found no serial number on my fairing (as we had discussed awhile back by email) and going through old photo albums I found only one picture of the 305 with S1000 fairing which was taken in March of 1971. By that time it also had a wider seat, a luggage rack I made at the shop, and a bit more...
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    My hopes

    Nice photo of your 305 and S1000. Thinking a bit more about my S1000, I believe it had been previously fit to another model bike before I bought it because the inner flange edges had crescent shapes ground from them, probably to clear wider exhaust pipes than those of the 305, and I think it...
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    My hopes

    Craig wrote "Actually, I had never heard of a sale of a company like mine that was successfully sold. It concerned me so much that I interviewed Hobie Altar in Jan of 1977 to get an idea of how it was going for him. I sold my company a year later." Was that Hobie Alter when he sold Hobie Cat to...
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    1500 on eBay

    White 1500 on eBay without windshield $400 plus shipping http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vetter-phantom-Fairing-Honda-Kawasaki-Suzuki-Yamaha-toe-cutter-fairing-Mad-Max-/161178256827?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2586f905bb&vxp=mtr Seller thinks it is an S1000 from 1966 so I sent him an...
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    S1000 new forum member

    I just signed up for the forum, but my S1000 and 1966 yamaha YM1 305 Cross Country Sport are still in the back corner of the barn awaiting Spring to drag them out into the light for photos to send.
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    Just joined January 2014

    Just joined January 2014
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