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Old 11-21-2010, 07:18 PM   #1
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Making the Zumo 650 Easier to See in Sunlight

I just installed a Zumo 650 using a Touratech bar and locking mount above my instruments. I works and looks great other than it is sometimes difficult to view in direct sunlight. Does anyone know of a shade that I can attach to the Zumo that will work with the Touractech locking mount?


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Old 11-21-2010, 08:10 PM   #2
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Just found this on Ebay...

I ordered it. Will post to let you know how it works when I get it.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:32 AM   #3
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Disassemble the LCD stack, and replace the back light at the bottom of the stack with a mirror. That not only makes it daylight visible, but the more light the better. The highest contrast is direct sun. Middle of the day and the display will look like looking at a bright monitor in a darkened room.

I realize that is possible/practical. But short of that, the display needs a conical or 'truncated pyramid' sun shade. You know, like what was on 1st generation radar scopes, and that Mr. Spock had on the Enterprise.

Seriously. And you don't need to place your eyes directly over the opening. The taller it is the better it works. Get you some posterboard, flat black paint, some tape, and experiment!

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