Hello from Leicestershire


AntelopeSam

Grasshopper
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Hi All

I have owned a '79 Suzuki GS850g (amongst other bikes) for a fair few years now but have always wanted to use it for more distant rides because of how smooth & comfortable it is.
When I set out looking for a screen last year I hadn't heard of Vetter but found one for sale 3 hours away that I felt a need to buy!

Although there are a few members on here from the UK I doubt I will ever see another on the road!

The bracket the fairing came with was "from a Honda" I was told so I welded some bits on it to make it fit the GS. There is a little bit of flex in the bracket which results in some wobbling when going over our lovely UK roads... Has anyone else on here got a GS850/1000 and has a photo of the bracket that they have?

See pictures below if I manage to upload them!

Sam

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AntelopeSam

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Thanks for the images! They are very different to what I started with & what I created!

Do the U-bolt clamps pull the angle section into contact with the front of the frame? I'm guessing that is why the black paint has worn off.
 

Dave Ireland

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Yep, that's exactly what they do, with a thin rubber layer (piece of old tyre tube cut to size) under them to protect the frame paint.
I've no doubt it also helps the location stay a bit more located through some friction too, but I've never noticed it being a problem.
I loved my Vetter, but replaced it with a Pantera II, which has a couple of useful extra features - places to easily mount a radio and extra gauges, for example.
The bike has now turned into a long-distance highway bruiser, which it always was, but in this configuration it's the bike it should have been 30 years ago when I bought it.
 
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