Nav 5 Sunshield

Having problems with the BMW Navigator V VI or the TFT display?
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Nav 5 Sunshield

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I bought a Glarestomper sunshield and tried it out this weekend.  It has reduced the glare.

http://www.glarestomper.com
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Which one did you get as they don't show the V. Does it have any effect on its fitting into the bike cradle ? Does it heed to be removed for the V to fit into the left hand locker?
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Glarestomper 322 and yes it fits into the cradle with the shield attached.  I will let you know on locker when I try tomorrow.
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jjwill wrote: Glarestomper 322 and yes it fits into the cradle with the shield attached.  I will let you know on locker when I try tomorrow.

Hope it works better than it looks!!

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Yikes -- it would take a lot for me to put that on my RT! 

On the subject of the Nav 5: Has anyone found a discrete way to lock the unit into the cradle (ideally along the lines of what is done on the K1600)? For me, this is a higher priority than glare reduction.

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Think it will be difficult to stop it flapping about in the breeze. Primarily made for cars I suspect. 
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I agree, they appear  to `flimsy' for Bikes  and the majority are for Cars,  plus who wants to devalue  their expensive Sat Nav's  with adhesive traces and /or velcro on  ........ :o
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On the subject of the Nav 5: Has anyone found a discrete way to lock the unit into the cradle (ideally along the lines of what is done on the K1600)? For me, this is a higher priority than glare reduction.

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We all live in hope.  You would think that after a year if production, somebody, somewhere world have come up with something, even BMW as a million quid accessory. Having owned 1600s for 3 years I'm starting to need psychiatric because of it.  I find the glare not too bad if you set the screen to max.  Definitely not as bad as the 1600  where its miles in front of you..
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http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/equ ... gatorV.pdf

"Thanks to a 5-inch TFT colour display that's larger and brighter than its predecessor and easier to read in the sun, you'll never lose sight of the bigger picture."

http://globeriders.com/article_pages/ar ... nav5.shtml

"The display certainly isn't high-res by current smartphone display standards but it is more than adequate for GPS receivers that need to be seen well in direct sunlight."
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RTman10.  Yes it does fit in the left hand locker at a squeeze.
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I can certainly see the benefits of having one, I just wish we had enough of the sun to warrant buying one.
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That does look like a simple solution. How well does it work at speed? Seems like it might flap around in the wind.
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RTman10.  In reply to your earlier query I did a couple of hundred miles this weekend and there is no flapping
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