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My beautiful, been-in-a-basement-since-1979 Windjammer had a hole that needed to be filled. Specifically, the pre-cut blank in the lower left intended for an optional 12V receptacle. I found an accessory wire on the CX and spliced it into the 'jammer's red wire—easy. I was pleased to see the wiring inside the left pocket was complete with connectors.

More excuses to ride are always welcome, so I went out and picked up one of these: https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/...e-kit/56415/4529072?q=power+receptacle&pos=22

It's a perfect fit with a high-quality rubber cover that makes a great seal from the elements. Probably the easiest modification that, considering the vast array of 12V appliances available, will bring endless possibilities.

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Runners up to this are tightening up all the hardware to improve structure and reduce rattling over bumps. I also added a mounting system for the wiring harness. The harness would droop all the time and be unsightly. The Vetter carries enough of a stigma, so, to reclaim some appeal I secured it with 3 small screws through a set of original plastic handlebar cable ties (also pictured but in the blurry background). I replaced the originals with some soft velcro zip ties which are quite nice.
 

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Hey @Boogiesox - I too have a Windjammer on my '78... I bought a little chrome cigarette lighter ($3) to fit that socket.. it looks smart but I've never actually tested to see if it works as I don't want to set the whole thing on fire! (And I quit smoking cigarettes years ago. )

Mine has the original little vinyl bag that carries all the wiring that would normally nest in the headlight shell.. I need to dig in there soon to replace the signal flasher, and get the new horn wired up. Are you using the Vetter horn?

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Wow, your 'jammer is in great nick. Yeah, I haven't had much interest myself in finding out if a lighter would work. There's an inline fuse in the wiring but I haven't checked the value.

I wish I had known about the wiring bag. I was thinking of rigging up a RadioShack project box to tidy up all the wiring back there. I'm using the original horn, so the fairing is basically a megaphone for it aimed squarely at me.
 

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My Windjammer SS windshield is forty years old and a spidery web of silver lines appears when the sun hits it right, almost obscuring the road.. not scratches, but hairline cracks within the acrylic.
So I dug around and found one dirt cheap on Amazon. I ordered one, and it looks like there's one left if anybody is interested.

https://www.amazon.com/Slipstreamer...+Replacement+Windshield+-+Clear++2in.+S-174-M
 
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