Vetter Owners Bikes, Page one
How is this for openers?

"Because I bought this bike with the Windjammer Fairing and Lowers, I sourced a used set of Vetter Bags and Tail trunk to match. I'm also accumulating the original parts (headlight bucket etc) that were removed when the Vetter stuff was installed so that I can have the option of reverting back to the original setup."

Jeff Fleming's color matched 1976 GoldWing. Absolutely striking!
"I may decide to ride it 'naked' for a summer, but I do enjoy the fairing and windsheild and the convenience of the bags. Its great to have options if the mood strikes me." Jeff Fleming
Kingston ON Canada
First Windjammer found!
June, 1971 Independence Pass, Colorado. On the left is the first rideable Windjammer on its first cross country ride. Scott Wallace had bought one of the last Series 1600 Phantom fairings and had it on his BSA Rocket 3. It was just a happy accident that we met: Click here for Scott's account of this time

Loyal GeorgeTruesdale III - that really is his name - became head of sales. What a character! The Windjammer full of bugs on my Kawasaki 500 ended up on a BMW. Next page.

Here is a Series 1500 Phantom fairing on a Dyna. When I saw this, I was astonished at how good it looks. Only about a hundred of these Phantom Series 1500 fairings were made, between 1968 and 1971.

Most were put on Triumph 650s, Honda 450s and Yamaha 350s. Rick makes me want one like this, too.

Rick Hibdon found this Vetter Phantom fairing on EBAY and fabricated his own hardware to put it on his Harley
Jim Miller was my college buddy and Head Cooridinator at the fairing company. Here he is close to the Rio Grande in Texas in the winter of 1971. He took the long way to the Astro dome races.

Jim died in 2001.

Jim painted his Vetter Series 1500 Phantom fairing in the colors of US WW II primary training airplanes
Thomas Bailey wrote:

"This bike has over 300,000 miles and still has three of the original valves and all the original valve guides.  About 200,000 miles ago, I added a big bore kit. This has proven to be a very reliable bike.

This is not my first Guzzi as I have been driving Guzzis for over 30 years and other than my Moto Guzzi V7 SPORT this bike is my favorite. "

Thomas Bailey's 1973 Windjammer II, serial number 16009 on his 1972 Moto Guzzi Eldorado.

In order to put a Windjammer on this bike, we had to put in these cut outs for the crashbars. We called them "Mouse-holes" at the factory.

1975: Malcom Forbes, Craig Vetter and Malcom's new Blue Max Windjammer

In those days, Malcom Forbes was one of the few high profile people who rode motorcycles. When Malcom ordered a Blue Max Windjammer for his BMW, I took the opportunity to visit him in New York. I found him to be a gracious host. Malcom went on to buy two of the ten Mystery Ships that I built. One for here... one for England.

Jim Strickland wrote:

"I thought you might get a kick out of seeing a CBX rigged as a touring machine. I put about 40,000 miles on that bike before I had to give it up for awhile, the family thing and all. I'll attach a few fotos for you of that bike in New Orleans, NewMexico, West Texas and then continue my search for a product close tothe quality of the "good ol' days". Take care.

Jim Strickland

1979 Honda CBX and Windjammer SS
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This Page posted Mar 2008

Updated Jan 1, 2012

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I am compiling information for the "Little Windjammer Book" as well as these Owner's Web Pages. Please send me your pictures and stories. Include the serial numbers of the Vetter Fairings and Luggage.

Reader's favorite pics are vintage images of when we were young, our girlfriends were "sweet young things" and our dogs were pups. Thanks Craig.

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