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    more pictures - > https://imgur.com/a/KaOjhCV

    I bought this kit, mainly because I want the luggage. But the rear case, does that replace the current glove box and rear combination light? Is it possible to get a new side mirror, one appear to be missing?

    I am confused as to what the extra headlight and indicators are for. But one of the indicator glasses are cracked, so if its the same its great.

    It was 1000 nok, and the seller delivered it to my mother half an hour away (22 hours away from me, so I will have to wait for a bit to pick it up). By a while, I mean until the weekend, Ill drive down in the car.

    I am not sure about the wind shield, it seems a bit excessive. But I migt give it a try.

    Edit: If the windshield is as unclear as it seems, can I get a new one?
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    I cut the wind shield down on mine with a spiral saw. It was too scratchy to see through and caused way too much drag.
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    Side bags and trunk need to
    mount to brackets that mount to your bike. (I see what looks like some
    brackets there. ) Those brackets need to be somewhat specific to your bike model, where many different brackets made for various models of bikes back then. Did seller say what bike it
    came
    from?
    no, does not replace the (glove box) tail piece.
    might have to relocate rear turn signals. Or maybe the side cases have turn signal
    ligjts in them.


    same for fairing, it needs to have bracket that mounts to bike frame. And that bracket needs to be somewhat specific to your bike. Did seller say what bike it came off of?
    and there should be a wiring harness that comes with the fairing.

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    I had a jammer 3 or 4 (III or IV) , don’t recall which, that came with my 850g. Would be
    from
    early ‘80s., maybe mid ‘80s.

    I still have electronic copy of install manaul. I could email to you if you would
    like. Maybe Friday or
    saturday.

    I like to say big fairing like that will extend your riding season…. But you already ride in what seems
    like extreme conditions to
    me.
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    Welcome to the Darker Side, Noreg.

    Just ask here... (and there's lots of other stuff too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redman View Post
    I had a jammer 3 or 4 (III or IV) , don’t recall which, that came with my 850g. Would be
    from
    early ‘80s., maybe mid ‘80s.

    I still have electronic copy of install manaul. I could email to you if you would
    like. Maybe Friday or
    saturday.

    I like to say big fairing like that will extend your riding season…. But you already ride in what seems
    like extreme conditions to
    me.

    Noreg,I think your Vetter fairing is one of the later models which offered more protection and was more aerodynamic than the early model Windjammer.I imagine there is an identification tag inside the fairing to tell you exactly which model it is.That is a nice looking Vetter fairing
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    You might try going to craigvetter.com and look for Vetter Fairings at the top of the page. Hope it helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noreg View Post
    I am confused as to what the extra headlight and indicators are for.
    My Kaw Z1 had one headlight for use with the Vetter, another for naked running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noreg View Post
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    I am confused as to what the extra headlight and indicators are for. .......
    Maybe because when install fairing had to remove the bikes headlight and front t/signals. ANd when install the bags have to remove rear the t/signals also.
    ANd then later someone took off the fairing and bags back off the bike, but for some reason didnt reinstall the take-offs, and those somewhow went with the fairng and bags instead of going with the bike.

    And what happens alot is they leave the fairing harness on the bike instead of it going with the fairing.
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    I had to make most of the parts to mount my vetter fairing. I had taken it off of a 72 Titan 500. Put it on a gs1000g. It's not pretty. I could put up a picture or two.
    1986 yamaha fazer 700 - sold, finally
    2002 bmw r1150gs 1978 gs1000E skunk les pew 1979 gs1000L dragbike
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=I...ature=youtu.be
    82 gs1100L probably the next project
    1980 gs1000G the ugly 1978 gs750E need any parts?
    1978 gs1000E skunk #2 RLAP

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