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  • Offline Chaos   gb

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    DASH REFLECTION
    on: Jul 12, 2013, 06.09 pm
    Jul 12, 2013, 06.09 pm
    Is it just me or do others find that at times the dash just acts as a mirror. Most of the time in daylight I find it hard to read the centre part of the console clearly.
    I'm thinking some kind of a peak modification coming on  :084: :084: Try to kill the direct sunlight onto the screen  :087:
    I'll see what I can come up with and if it makes things better I'll post the results and some piccis.

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    Re: DASH REFLECTION
    Reply #1 on: Jul 12, 2013, 06.37 pm
    Jul 12, 2013, 06.37 pm
    Can't say I notice a problem. But then I always ride with my Garmin 660 in place and that has a hood on it which probably gives some degree of cover to the dash display too!

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    Re: DASH REFLECTION
    Reply #2 on: Jul 12, 2013, 06.39 pm
    Jul 12, 2013, 06.39 pm
    I too have found this to be highly annoying.  I think it has something to do with how tall we are, individually.  My friend rode the bike a few miles the other day, and he said he had no issue with reflection.  I specifically asked him to pay attention to it during his ride.  He is 6' 4" tall and I am only 5' 10".

    My solution, is similar to the one I have on my iPhone.  A bit costly, but highly effective, is a screen protector with an HD/Anti-glare property to it.  I purchased one for my iPad, used a sheet of transparency paper (wife is a teacher and has the stuff sitting around) to trace the outline, transferred the image to the screen protector- very carefully I might add, and boom, no more reflection.  The one I used is from www.powersupportusa.com.  Very useful and it also helps level things out when wearing polarized lenses...

    I will take pics and post them when I get the bike back from the fuel tank recall work currently being performed......

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    Re: DASH REFLECTION
    Reply #3 on: Jul 12, 2013, 07.42 pm
    Jul 12, 2013, 07.42 pm
    Cannt say I have noticed any interference from glare. Even last week with all the bright sunshine.

    Off note. Cropbiker is your Sat nav on the Triumph mount? does it come with the sun protector hood?

    It looks in a natural position  :062:

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    Re: DASH REFLECTION
    Reply #4 on: Jul 12, 2013, 08.27 pm
    Jul 12, 2013, 08.27 pm
         I had it on my K1300Gt it was awful. Not on this one though!!!!!

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    Re: DASH REFLECTION
    Reply #5 on: Jul 12, 2013, 10.04 pm
    Jul 12, 2013, 10.04 pm
    Yes, the sat nav is a Garmin 660 on the triumph mount. The hood is an extra that I got from the US

    http://www.priushood.com/

    Was about $40 with shipping.. Really cuts down on any glare
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    Re: DASH REFLECTION
    Reply #6 on: Jul 13, 2013, 02.48 am
    Jul 13, 2013, 02.48 am
    I have had this problem on every bike I ever had. The gas cap 'was' the most reflective on the Cal-sci shield...so this is what I did.

    I know guys who have taken their handle bars and have them black powder...

    On one of my bikes I just put black electric tape over anything that was reflecting

    If you have chrome pieces on on top of the bike it can be really really bad
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    Re: DASH REFLECTION
    Reply #7 on: Jul 13, 2013, 03.26 pm
    Jul 13, 2013, 03.26 pm
    I see no reflection at anytime after 3,000 miles. I DID notice the screen sometime disappears, but I found out its my face shield. Its a clear shield, so I was very surprised. If I open the shield or wear a different helmet with no shield, just sun glasses, or goggles, it doesn't happen. I think the display is excellent, and the angle of the dash makes it very difficult for their to be any kind of glare. The screen is almost parallel with our faces.  Think about  the math, angle of reflection is equal to angle of refraction. The sun would have to almost come from your eyes to have a reflection back at you. Maybe its you face shield too?

     



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