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I have the same screen on my T3. It looks like you figured it out. The brackets bolts to the top of the shocks and to the headlight shell.I've found the chrome is only "ok". Mine has some rust. I also managed to lose one of the bent washer-type things because I didn't tighten it enough. I am not sure if they are replaceable. A large washer is an imperfect solution.The screen makes a huge difference in comfort on highway rides. At first I thought it was ugly (because so huge) but I've gotten used to it, and hugely appreciate the protection it provides. Now I just have to put the floorboards back on to officially be an old motorcycle rider.
LOVE the bike! It’s “red hot”! Screen looks killer. What bags are those.
I'm happy with how it is turning out. Now I need to find some sort of driving light setup.
I’d love to put HB “twin lights” on my cali 1100 but too much money and I want Led as well. That lamp shown without the eyebrow would be great
Don't want to burst any bubbles, but you might want to re visit that lower mounting. If I'm seeing that right, the weight of your head light, turn signals and the windshield itself, are essentially being held to the bike by ONE fastener on each side. I'd suspect that bracket is going to bend back with the windshield being forced back in the wind. You might end up with all those in pieces your lap. Not good. As Yackee notes, the brackets mount to the top of the forks, AND the head light shell. Some things to consider: Not the stock headlight. And, looks like FAC dampers installed. The original head light mounting ears are supposed mount the headlight. And then the lower brackets would sit over them, along side of them if you will. Then the turn signal stalks fit through the lower brackets and then thread into the headlight shell through the head light ears. Maybe you weren't able to do that because the non original headlight shell is wider than the original. Don't know if that was your issue, but that's the correct mounting point for the front of that lower bracket. Guzzi shows use of a shim between the bracket and the shell, but I don't recall ever seeing one on the bikes I've played with. Now that mount point at the triple is wrong, too. You'll need to remove the schrader valve from the FAC. Probably need to lower the fork stanchions in the triple tree a bit too. Originally, the bottom edge of the original fork top plugs, sat even with the top of the triple tree. Then the rear hole on that flat upper part for the bracket would align with the threaded hole in the FAC damper. The bracket is meant to sit flat on top top fork plug. And then a fastener runs through the bracket and threads into the hole in the FAC damper. Then, that forward hole will align with the hole in that threaded "bung", where you have the fasteners now. Now, you'll find a gap between that bracket and the "bung". Guzzi uses a small cylindrical spacer (91180911) to fill that gap. That's where you might need to lower the fork in the triple a bit, the bracket then sits tight to said spacer. I'm sorry I don't have a picture, and I hope my explanation isn't too nebulous. Sorry for my it being so long winded. But absent a picture, if you don't have a Convert parts book, thisoldtractor will have one you can view/download. You'll find that helpful perhaps. It will reference those spacers and shims and such. As an additional note, it seems to me that pretty much all of the Converts I've seen, at least the earliest ones, came stock from the factory with those lower brackets already mounted. Never the windscreen with it's upper brackets, just those lowers. Maybe someone out there has an "unfaired" Convert with those brackets installed, and could get you a closeup pic.
What he said. ^^^Some photos to illustrate.
Decided after my successful Bourbon run today to tackle remounting the Windscreen bracket and ran into a problem.Even though the front fork is raised in the triple trees about 3/4" when on the center stand the rear tire is still on the ground. This obviously prevents me from tipping the bike back on the CS to pull the forks down to level with the upper TT. No issue with raising the front with a floor jack to get the front wheel off the ground and lower the forks, but my concern is that this will make the CS all but useless. I guess I can put it up on a 2x8 when in the garage and just use side stand otherwise. Makes me wonder if a PO swapped out the forks for longer units? Not a biggie, but a surprise....... Really want to get out and ride, but it was 16degrees (Fahrenheit) this morning and only got up to 29-30. I dont want to ride that bad!
Could be that someone has installed FAC dampers meant for an 1000SP. They're approx. an inch longer.
The bags came with the bike, they are DB (Dan Brown?)
Bulldog, What region of the country are you in? Many years ago I sold a Convert with DB bags, probably too much of a coincidence that YOURS is the same bike but it's nice to daydream. I have a similar pair that I got to install on my Cal II Auto, but the lack of mounts has been enough to stall me for the past 10 yrs....Nice bike!
Looks excelent, Bulldog9! I like the black crash bars, did you have those powder coated? I need to do something with mine, the chrome has seen better days.Rick
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