WindVest began as a garage idea starting in 1989 when the founder, Norm Dober took a long windblown, bug ridden ride to Sturgis, SD. A native of California, he rode motorcycles starting as a young boy and the love of them never waned. Determined not to return to California without some protection he was given an old beat up sort of windshield found in a friend’s garage in Spearfish, SD. He was able to fashion it on the handlebars and with many adjustment stops on the road made it back to California mostly bug-free and a lot less windblown.
His determination continued as he banged on doors to get his product made and out to the public. From that start his children joined in his quest and as a family, began the product. WindVest moved out of the garage and has never looked back.
Now as WindVest Motorcycle Products the company builds and ships to the far corners of the world. Continuously researching and developing new screens and other products that are of the highest quality the company strives to maintain its reputation as the best built sport windshield and the most customer oriented company in the motorcycle industry. With a staff of assemblers, office personnel, sales people and shippers the customers are taken care of correctly and in a timely manner.
WindVests are available for Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda, Indian, Triumph, Victory, and other cruisers. Custom fits and applications are also available.
Recently Norm Dober, the man who started it all, passed away as a result of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). They are having a memorial run to celebrate Norm’s life. I wanted to share his products and his company with the readers and ask for anyone in the area to go and support this fund raising event. The event will be held on May 10th at 10am and will consist of a ride through the Redwoods to the ocean and back for a party at the WindVest Motorcycle Products headquarters in Campbell, California. There will be food, drinks and live music from The Music Jones. All money raised will be donated to the American Lung Association. For more information on the company, its products or on the event, contact them online at www.windvest.com or call at 408-377-7323.
Story by Wacko