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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, 2014 AND LOOKING FORWARD TO 2015!

    -Tom (KA1TOX)

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