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I never saw or heard of that article before. I know that many (probably more than half) of all Goldwings were equipped with aftermarket fairings (mostly Windjammers) before Honda came up with their own fairing. But so were many other large Japanese bikes of the day. I was unaware of any collaboration between Craig Vetter and Honda, but do remember a magazine ad where Vetter put down Honda's fairing for being too heavy. I also remember the guy that owned a local gas station had a new KZ1000 with a Vetter fairing and bags.
I got this from Wikipedia:
The Kz1000 came optional with a Windjammer brand fairing, saddle bags, a sissy bar and highway bars - all of which were removable without any interference with performance or function. The fairing and saddle bags were molded fiber-glass resin made by Vetter, while the sissy bar and highway bar were chrome plated to accentuate the look. Highway bars were also used for comfort on long trips that didn't require constant shifting or braking and usually held additional lighting, in combination with the single 7-inch (178 mm) halogen head lamp.
I don't know if the Vetter equipment was from the factory or a dealer installed option. I do remember everything was color matched.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike
Last edited by VN750Rider/Jerry; 11-10-2015 at 04:08 AM.