I have a 2007 Cali vintage and at around 60-70mph the wind buffeting caused by the screen is awfull. I’m tempted to remove the screen completely as if i stand up the buffetting stops. can I get a very small screen replacement or alternatively a much larger screen ?
can you adjust the height like the old Cali’s?
Not sure how the screen fits to the Vintage, so forgive me if this information is of no relevance:
When I got my CalT3, buffeting from the screen was an issue - in my case, right in the face (which made visor down riding very uncomfortable). Height adjustment of the screen made little difference, so I asked the hive. The advice I received seemed rather counter-intuitive, but it worked. The advice was to space the screen forward. On my CaliT3, I achieved this with turned aluminium spacers, which effectively positioned the screen about an inch forward, but allowed the same mounting methods (albeit with longer bolts). I tested the method by using rubber washers (probably tap washers!), before settling on a more permanent fix. I can now ride with my visor up as much as I want (until rain stops play), no buffeting in the face or chest, and I get to peer just over the top of the screen, rather than through it.
As I say, may not be applicable to the screen mounting for your model, but the basics of “move the screen forward” might just work for you. Hope this helps!
You might want to try one of the many screen top wind deflectors available from e-bay or the like for around £20 - then you might not have to muck around with brackets and spacers! might be worth taking time to look through everything out there and try to find something with a good(hopefully 5 star rating1) whilst avoiding the prolific crap from Ch–a that floods the market these days!.
An alternative might be to look for one of the "Craig Vetter " styled plexiglass handlebar mounted style screens about 2/3rds the size of the stock guzzi screen i had one on my 1976 t3 cali and found it to be quite good as its aerodynamic & shaped to steer wind round you!, rather than the stock virtually flat stock screen!
good luck with it
final advice is if it really bugs you just take it off! & store it in your loft for twenty years then sell it for a fortune online!
Without a doubt the solution is…Take the screen off totally. much nicer without one. even still looks nice. I love the wind in my face and I use a full face decent lid so , better for me to have a nice clear view and no bufferting any way. no need to go over 70 mph anyway. what a great bike .
if anyone has sourced a small mini screen to tidey up the bracket and clocks . let me know .
love you all and Thanks. Simon
I agree that screenless on a Caifornia is very nice, until it rains. Screen height is critical; the previous owner of my Cali Sport had fitted a small screen - almost like a flyscreen. He was a good 4-5 inches shorter than me and the little screen obviously suited him fine. I on the other hand, found that at any speed above 50mph the effect of the screen was like being continuously slapped around the head. I soon removed it and found instant relief. I’ve got a full length Guzzi screen for the cooler months but I wouldn’t mind trying the mid range MG screen.