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Old 08-26-2014, 12:13 PM   #1
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What new street bike would you put a Windjammer on?

I just wrote a piece for Hooniverse about the Vetter Windjammer. In researching it, I found myself at Craig Vetter's website, not for the first time. On one page he discusses how to mount Windjammers to bikes that there are no bracket kits or guidelines for, because they came out after Vetter Fairings went belly up. The Windjammer looks surprisingly at home on a Sporty and 919.





I've never had a faired motorcycle, but I spent some time riding a friend's Windjammer equipped Honda 500 back in the day; I found it strange but enjoyable. Lately, good used Windjammers have been showing up on Craigslist pretty cheaply. I've been thinking all morning about what new bike I would want to put a Windjammer on. What do all y'all think?
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:31 PM   #2
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Honestly, I can't think of a new bike that handles badly enough I'd be willing to put a Windjammer on it. Light weight they are not. They produce really neat handling characteristics because of their weight and the way they are mounted high and forward of the steering head.

BTDT, don't care to repeat the experience. Or maybe I do. There must be a reason I dragged home a nice one I found for free the other week.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:33 PM   #3
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Could someone photoshop one on the new Honda CB1100?
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:30 PM   #4
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I want one on a Honda Grom! Should look right at home on a CB1100.

Windjammer fairings are excellent for touring and I've had many over the 45 years I've been street riding. Have one now on my old GL500 because it has better protection than the stock Hondaline fairing. Used to have a matching black one on there but hit a moose in Alaska last summer and destroyed it.

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Old 08-26-2014, 01:52 PM   #5
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I want one on a Honda Grom! Should look right at home on a CB1100.

Windjammer fairings are excellent for touring and I've had many over the 45 years I've been street riding. Have one now on my old GL500 because it has better protection than the stock Hondaline fairing. Used to have a matching black one on there but hit a moose in Alaska last summer and destroyed it.

There was one in pretty decent shape in a local junkyard on the bones of a CX500. I was tempted to get both the fairing and the mount "just in case" but saned up and just brought home my Vanagon parts.

And please, no smartass remarks about using "sane" and "Vanagon" in the same sentence.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:10 PM   #6
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Could someone photoshop one on the new Honda CB1100?


A bit of a WAG on scale and placement, but it gives the general idea.
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:49 PM   #7
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I think the red one on the 919 would look even better. Check out the Don Vesco Rabid Transit fairing equipped bike on the CB1100 forum. I wish these were still in production. I'd love to add one on to mine.

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Old 08-26-2014, 04:11 PM   #8
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A bit of a WAG on scale and placement, but it gives the general idea.
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:44 PM   #9
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What about a Grom-Jammer?






I can appreciate what Craig did for the motorcycle world in that he opened the door for many riders to travel further than they ever had before but his work will forever be an eyesore on what would otherwise be breathtaking machines such as my last CB400F....that also believe it or not had a trailer hitch



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Old 08-26-2014, 06:05 PM   #10
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I can appreciate what Craig did for the motorcycle world in that he opened the door for many riders to travel further than they ever had before but his work will forever be an eyesore on what would otherwise be breathtaking machines such as my last CB400F....that also believe it or not had a trailer hitch



But THAT's not a Windjammer. IMHO, it's about a thousand times uglier.
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But THAT's not a Windjammer. IMHO, it's about a thousand times uglier.
FWIW - before and after



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Old 08-26-2014, 07:13 PM   #13
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Just for the record, I'm not saying I would ever want to see a CB400F saddled with any fairing at all. A high school friend had a '76 in Canary Yellow and black that I lusted over for YEARS.

Oh, who am I kidding...I never stopped.
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:13 PM   #14
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None. I've always thought the Windjammer is one of the ugliest fairings ever made.
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Just for the record, I'm not saying I would ever want to see a CB400F saddled with any fairing at all. A high school friend had a '76 in Canary Yellow and black that I lusted over for YEARS.

Oh, who am I kidding...I never stopped.
I had that bike for a few years, 8k miles complete with factory markings on it - near perfect. I had two 400's and this one was just way too nice to actually ride.... I just couldnt keep it up as nice as it deserved so I searched around for a nice home for it. Someone that would actually love to have it, enjoy it take care of it and ride it. A guy in Georgia got super excited about buying it and finally did. As soon as he got it, he sold it.
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