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vetter rooster or sting mounting

Post #1 by rcmatt007 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:22 pm

Unfortunately I am at work and so I'll get some pics up this evening.

I have an old vetter sting (rooster?) fairing I bought about 1985 for our cx500. It has been gathering a lot of dust (since maybe 86) and have thought about mounting it to the Ltd for this summers rides. I KNOW I don't have (or cannot find) all the hardware.

So wondering if anyone has one to give me an idea on what I may need to make up to mount it

currently, there are two brackets which most mount to the headlight mounting bolts. then there are two ROD thingies --- but now clue on where they go

I'll get up some pics this evening
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Re: vetter rooster or sting mounting

Post #2 by roncar » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:46 pm

Bullet maybe? I don't see a sting or rooster on vetters website.

http://www.craigvetter.com/images/Vette ... 20Inst.pdf
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Post #3 by rcmatt007 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:19 pm

no, it is not on vetters website, because he says (legitimately) they were made AFTER he sold the company
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Post #4 by rcmatt007 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:22 pm

well, dang.... what can't you find on google?

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Post #5 by roncar » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:50 pm

rcmatt007 wrote:well, dang.... what can't you find on google?
Not much. Sometimes you have to be 'creative' in your search term. action1 action1 action1
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Post #6 by rcmatt007 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:51 pm

well, now I know what to look for in the "I may need this later" junk pile
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Re: vetter rooster or sting mounting

Post #7 by sunnbobb » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:36 pm

Just gonna say, I had one of these on my CX too. The rods connect to the handlebars with clamps.
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Re: vetter rooster or sting mounting

Post #8 by rcmatt007 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:51 am

yeah, now that I found that image of the instructions it vaguely comes back to mind. I had no idea what I might be even looking for in the various places I have odds and ends, but now I will recheck (this weekend), or have an idea what to fabricate.

I did find the handle to help left my cb360t on its center stand
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Post #9 by hmratbam » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:57 pm

Contact the guy with the fuel tank on fleabay, he should be able to get you 6 or seven hundred for it!
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Re: vetter rooster or sting mounting

Post #10 by rcmatt007 » Tue May 15, 2012 7:59 pm

so here is an update. simply cannot find the brackets (although there are some boxes in the attic with O-guage trains I did not check).... but I thought, hey, I am an ngwclub member, I'll make my own (sure helps now seeing what I need)

straight stock bent... sure helps to have a vise, anvil and hammer... and a rod connector with a hole drilled for the top rods.... I will run in a bolt from the outside to tighten against the rod.

I cut an old inner tube to but between the headlight ears and the hose clamps to protect them. got the left side on, but my garage door faces west and the late afternoon sun was killing me, so the other side will have to wait.

also turns out the top rod is just a smidgen larger than 3/8 so I'll need to enlarge the hole just a wee bit

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Re: vetter rooster or sting mounting

Post #11 by Jean » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:53 pm

So RCmatoo 7 did u get your sting fairing installed?,(sting as the Rooster is a different fairing,)as my Rooster looks a lot different then the one in your scech .

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Post #12 by rcmatt007 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:25 pm

yeup.... kinda ugly but really takes the wind off pretty well, and works for little $$$

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Post #13 by Jean » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:10 am

im concitering replacing my shoei with a Rooster ,but man its going to be a ton of work .as i have a car steairo installed ,and not to mention painting it .




im considering replacing the shoei with a Rooster vetter .but man will it be a huge job .as i have a care staireio installed and not to mention getting it painted.oh ps if this ends up looking wonky
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Re: vetter rooster or sting mounting

Post #14 by rcmatt007 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:19 am

Actually, installing this old rooster (which I had in the "maybe I will use some day" parts bin) was really a temporary fix. I wanted some sort of wind screen before I took this bike on a 3,000 mile trip this summer, and was already spending money on other things. The final plan is to go with something like a national cycle windshield.

I am surprized you would replace that shoie with the vetter. It looks good the way it is.

Looks like you have bicycles growing out of the bushes there
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"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
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'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS

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Post #15 by Jean » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:15 am

Ha lol ..umm ya and that's just a portion of my bike innovatory as i restore or recondition bike then clean em up for sale out front of our yard.

But anyway in considering the change as the rooster had more room ,as in a place for the radio ,a place for speakers ,and a place to mount any other switches or gauges i may want to mount,,

But now aside from the work ,i have my reservations as to one how it will look,and how my bike may handle it it.or behave with it on,i have bin doing a lot of searching on the Rooster fairing and believe me a lot but aside from finding some on ebay ,i cant find anything on it as who too took over or Crige sold the company to .other then where he says ,he sold it to his banker who then bank roped the company .but he doesn't say who his banker was,but then i read that Bell as in Bell hellmuts ,bought the rights but i cant find any sights that list they'er fairing contribution to the name ,and iv bin looking for accident statistics on the Rooster


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