Windjammer SS


VFR Man

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I was wondering if this Vetter could be identified by this number, it came to me from a relative who passed away and I don't know if it will fit any bike I have.
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Scott-E

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That's a Windjammer 4. There was only one more version made which was the Windjammer 5 and it has a HONDA Label prominently displayed over the headlight on the fairing. As Larry Fine says the mounting surfaces and brackets are all the same. The limiting factor is going to be fork width and the size of the gas tank. Very few if any bikes had Disc brakes mounted on the front forks When Mr. Vetter designed the Windjammer fairing. Drum brakes don't require wide forks to clear single or even dual rotor disc brakes used today. My Honda has a single disc brake rotor up front and it just barely cleared with only 1/8 inch clearance between the fairing and forks. It also has just a 3 gallon fuel tank so that fit as well. Back in the early 70's gas tanks were long, slender, and rectangular in shape. Today they are fat at the front and taper back. Usually they are so wide there is no room for it in the fairing where the fairing wraps around the forks and fuel tank. You can check the fit for your motorcycle by measuring the fork width and then the area where they would be inside the fairing. If the forks clear then measure the widest are of the fuel tank and the area where the fairing would wrap around it. Don't forget to check the clearance where the pig tail wiring harness plugs in leaving enough room to access that so you can unplug the pig tail from the fairing socket before removing the fairing to perform maintenance on the bike when needed.
I put a Windjammer 4 fairing, bags, and trunk on my 2006 Honda VLX Shadow. I had to fabricate all the brackets to fit it all to my Bike.
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VFR Man

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That's a Windjammer 4. There was only one more version made which was the Windjammer 5 and it has a HONDA Label prominently displayed over the headlight on the fairing. As Larry Fine says the mounting surfaces and brackets are all the same. The limiting factor is going to be fork width and the size of the gas tank. Very few if any bikes had Disc brakes mounted on the front forks When Mr. Vetter designed the Windjammer fairing. Drum brakes don't require wide forks to clear single or even dual rotor disc brakes used today. My Honda has a single disc brake rotor up front and it just barely cleared with only 1/8 inch clearance between the fairing and forks. It also has just a 3 gallon fuel tank so that fit as well. Back in the early 70's gas tanks were long, slender, and rectangular in shape. Today they are fat at the front and taper back. Usually they are so wide there is no room for it in the fairing where the fairing wraps around the forks and fuel tank. You can check the fit for your motorcycle by measuring the fork width and then the area where they would be inside the fairing. If the forks clear then measure the widest are of the fuel tank and the area where the fairing would wrap around it. Don't forget to check the clearance where the pig tail wiring harness plugs in leaving enough room to access that so you can unplug the pig tail from the fairing socket before removing the fairing to perform maintenance on the bike when needed.
I put a Windjammer 4 fairing, bags, and trunk on my 2006 Honda VLX Shadow. I had to fabricate all the brackets to fit it all to my Bike.
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VFR Man

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Ok, thanks for that information.
So if I understand it correctly the frame is bike-specific and the fairing can fit most frames.
I do not have the frame and I'm guessing it is not an available item at this point.
There are clearance issues and since the only bike I have that this could possibly go on
has dual discs it's possible that it won't clear.
So it's not looking good as a possibility for me to use, but ill check the measurements.
Thanks again for the great information.
 

Larry Fine

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Don't jump to that conclusion just yet. There are often many mounts available on eBay.

I can help you look. Start with telling us what bike you have.
 

Scott-E

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Ok, thanks for that information.
So if I understand it correctly the frame is bike-specific and the fairing can fit most frames.
I do not have the frame and I'm guessing it is not an available item at this point.
There are clearance issues and since the only bike I have that this could possibly go on
has dual discs it's possible that it won't clear.
So it's not looking good as a possibility for me to use, but ill check the measurements.
Thanks again for the great information.
Having dual disc brakes is not a killer. It depends on the fork width. Just measure the inside distance of the fairing where the forks would go through it and then measure the width of your forks. Same thing with the fuel tank. Just check the width.
Let us know what bike you have as Larry Fine asked in the above post. Craig Vetter's website had an entire section of motorcycles with Windjammers mounted on them along with detailed pictures of custom made frame mounting brackets on some of the modern motorcycles made after the end of Windjammer production. The link for it is below.
 

Larry Fine

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My Nighthawk doesn't have dual discs, but I would think that, with the wheel centered, one disc or two makes no difference.

Here's a rear-view pic:; no trimming was required:
 

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VFR Man

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Ok, I will take some measurements. The only possible bike that I have that this could fit on is the 78 Honda CB the one in the picture. All of my other bikes have full bodywork.
 

Larry Fine

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Here you go. The last one is the best one.



 

VFR Man

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Oh wow, that looks great I never would have thought that this type of item would be avaiable at this point in time.
 

Alan F.

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I understand that all CB750K/F/A 69-78 used the same Vetter mount. There is quite a bit of variety among these frames, but the front down tubes are all the same.
 
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