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    Question gps sun shade/visor?

    I've recently added a Zumo 550 to my R1100RT. I have it mounted underneath the accessory shelf so there's a small hint of something like shade, but I still can't really see the screen in sunlight.

    I've seen guys with gps on their bikes and an added wrap-around (top and two sides) sun visor of a size big enough to do the trick.

    What I haven't seen is where i could buy one similar.

    thanx in advance
    We might as well walk. ~ Adam Guettel The Light In The Piazza
    used to own: 1982 R100T, 1984 R65, 1986K75C, 1997 R1100RT, R850R, K75S, 1978 R100RS... what was I thinking?

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    I have one of these on my Nuvi:

    http://www.glarestomper.com/

    Dave has a 'fixed' one on his Zumo. I think he got it from these guys:

    http://www.bmrproducts.com/proddetai...Zumo550&cat=42

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    thanx!

    Thanx for the help. Just purchased the glarestomper for about $16. reviews on their site say it works.
    We might as well walk. ~ Adam Guettel The Light In The Piazza
    used to own: 1982 R100T, 1984 R65, 1986K75C, 1997 R1100RT, R850R, K75S, 1978 R100RS... what was I thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clowry View Post
    I have one of these on my Nuvi...
    My N??vi 550 will be wearing a glarestomper in 5-10 business days!

    Thanks, clowry!
    Theo

    2009 R1200RT, 2007 Shadow Aero 750 (sold)
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    one FS

    just got mine...actually I received TWO. anybody interested? Same $ as retail...about $16 I believe.
    We might as well walk. ~ Adam Guettel The Light In The Piazza
    used to own: 1982 R100T, 1984 R65, 1986K75C, 1997 R1100RT, R850R, K75S, 1978 R100RS... what was I thinking?

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    On my zumo 550 I use a robins hoods sun shade. It is made of a hard plastic and works great.

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    Happy to help! Hope it works for you.

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    I have the Robins Hood on my Zumo 660. They make it for the 550:

    http://www.priushood.com/garmin-zumo...or-cus550.html ??

    It works. You need to stick hook and loop around your unit.

    However, I find that to follow indications on a GPS at speed is very distracting, and could be dangerous. This why, even if the hood gelps cut the glare, I ony rely on audio instructions via Bluetooth through my Sena SMH-10 on the road.

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    GPS Shade

    +1 on the Robin's Hood shade, I have one on my Zumo 665 and it works great,
    it can be a bit of a space problem in a tank bag, but it is unaffected by the wind.
    Good product, reasonable price for what you're getting.

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    bought the glarestomper and it works a treat. kinda "suprisingly well," actually.
    But thanx for the thought on the other product. I'm
    sure somebody will take your advice
    We might as well walk. ~ Adam Guettel The Light In The Piazza
    used to own: 1982 R100T, 1984 R65, 1986K75C, 1997 R1100RT, R850R, K75S, 1978 R100RS... what was I thinking?

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    If you have a glarestomper, run some solid copper wire around the rim, inside the seam to stiffen the thing up. Big improvement.
    Salty Fog Rally 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO 2014!

    -Tom (KA1TOX)

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