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Offlinept52

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    glare on sat nav
    « on: 2016-08-17 08:11:52 »
    Hi all
    Has anyone come up with a solution to prevent glare from making the sat nav practically useless on a bright day ??? Was out at the weekend and the screen was almost invisible !!!

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      Re: glare on sat nav
      « Reply #1 on: 2016-08-17 13:45:57 »
      I'm trying to solve this problem since 2012 - haven't seen a really good solution yet.
      My workaround (although not perfect either) is to change the colors on the Nav with more contrast, so it's better visible.

      It doesn't have to make sense. It's ok if it's just fun :-)

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        Re: glare on sat nav
        « Reply #2 on: 2016-08-17 16:27:02 »
        Hi all
        Has anyone come up with a solution to prevent glare from making the sat nav practically useless on a bright day ??? Was out at the weekend and the screen was almost invisible !!!
        That question goes around since the bike came out and I've heard no one with a working solution other than repositioning the nav on the bars with a mount. But then you would have to move the cradle as well if you want to keep the integration with the bike.
        Frank (NLD),             BMW K1600 GT Red (2011); top case w/brakelight, comfort package, safety package, F2P, black Wunderlich bars, PDM60, Autocom SPA  |  Other bike: Moto Guzzi V7 850 California (1975)

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          Re: glare on sat nav
          « Reply #3 on: 2016-08-17 18:24:46 »
          There are hoods available which shade the screen.
          Not perfect but worked OK for me.
          Motorcycling is not, of itself, inherently dangerous. It is however, extremely unforgiving of inattention, ignorance, incompetence or stupidity.

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            Re: glare on sat nav
            « Reply #4 on: 2016-08-17 20:48:37 »
            when you think the cost on the unit bmw would come up with a fix
            the only time I can se mine is on a day with no sun or ride at night
            on the plus side it talks to the helmet and interrupt's the wife ;)

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              Re: glare on sat nav
              « Reply #5 on: 2016-08-18 19:24:50 »
              Thanks guys guess I'll jus have to live with it for now
              Where did you get the hood from gt guy it might be worth a try ???

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                Re: glare on sat nav
                « Reply #6 on: 2016-08-19 06:23:06 »
                There are a couple available on eBay.
                Another source is GPS City in Nevada.
                I got mine at GPS City.
                Motorcycling is not, of itself, inherently dangerous. It is however, extremely unforgiving of inattention, ignorance, incompetence or stupidity.

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                  Re: glare on sat nav
                  « Reply #7 on: 2016-08-19 07:35:34 »
                  Thanks for that I'll have a search for one

                   

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