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I'm looking for the chrome ring that goes around the head light on the fairing but not the ring that holds the light in.Any help is appreciated.
 

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The '75 GL1000 never came from the factory with a fairing, so you have an aftermarket fairing on your bike. Do you have any idea who made it? Makes a big difference... A picture helps quite a bit....
 

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It is a windjammer fairing,I'll try to post some pictures as soon as i figure out how,I'm not computor savey,I know just enough to get me in trouble.
 

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Craig Vetter suggests looking to eBay for parts that he himself cannot supply.

There are currently 16 or more trim rings on eBay right now.

...as low as $11.99 + $8.75 shipping (or best offer)

Hint: ...offer $$15.00 shipped. It might happen.
 

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I'm looking for the chrome ring that goes around the head light on the fairing but not the ring that holds the light in.Any help is appreciated.
Do you mean the eyebrow trim like in this picture? I may have one. I'm parting a 1979 GL1000 bagger.

 

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i will take that peice if the OP doesnt. buy or trade.
 

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I'm looking for the chrome ring that goes around the head light on the fairing but not the ring that holds the light in.Any help is appreciated.
Now I know what you mean. I was looking at the Calafia fairing I have today and there is indeed a chrome ring surrounding the light.
 

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Picture, picture, picture...... The chrome trim ring on the Vetter Windjammer also holds the headlight in the bucket. Maybe you have a different fairing?
 

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In Houston Texas there is a breaker that had the last time I was there, had about 20 fairings of almost every style Vetter made, Califia, and a couple I couldn't put name to...Unioncycle salvage...713-643-1020...
 

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Here is what my Calafia fairing looks like.





 

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Is there a tab at the 6:00 position of the light for a screw to go into??

The set up looks similar to mine. Certainly has space for a trim ring. Do you know what the fairing brand is?
 

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yes there is a screw at the 6:00,and it looks like a spot at 12:00 for the ring to hook into
 

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I should add that the measurment from 3:00 to 9:00 is 9.5 inches,and thats from the fairing not the headlight
 

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That's a Vetter Windjammer III
Trim rings are abundant.

A guy just posted parts for Vetter fairings a couple threads from this one. He has two fairings, a trunk and some Bates bags. See if what he has is good enough.

eBay is full of headlight trim rings.

Factory headlight trim rings are what is used on Vetter WJ-III fairings.
 

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Hey captin I talked to that guy tonight but wasn't sure if it would work I was told that the fairing with the blinkers built into the fairing were smaller,also his says windjammer III,mine just has windjammer on the side,I have to hand it to the people on this forum,ya'll have patience with us novice
 

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Yep - with a Vetter, you take the factory headlight and move it to the fairing.
Most GL's with Vetter fairings still have the headlight buckets attached with the fairings plug wiring tied into the bucket wiring. Rarely would anyone remove the bucket, thinking that the bike might get sold without the fairing someday.

Most headlights were the same size, ...so most trim rings are the same size. Most attach in the same way as another; Honda to Yamaha to Suzuki to Kaw. Within a handful of years of each other.

Jap-bike manufacturers of the late 70's, early 80's sourced much of their components from the same outside sources. Not every little bit and piece was built in-house. Speedometers/Tachometers are a good example. Internally, from one big bike to the next, there is not much difference.
 
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