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Old 05-02-2015, 12:12 PM   #1
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polarized sunglasses and gauges

Are the KTM gauges legible while wearing polarized sun glasses?

Enquiring minds want to know.😀
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:36 PM   #2
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Yes, I wear nothing but Oakley polarized and I have no issues reading the gauges
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:46 PM   #3
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Yes, I wear nothing but Oakley polarized and I have no issues reading the gauges
You must cut quite the figure on the turnpike...black, white, orange and (presumably) pink...with cool shades. (Sorry)
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:54 PM   #4
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Off topic , but I have read others advise against polarized on bikes due to potential slick spots going unnoticed . Any truth or experience with this ?

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Old 05-02-2015, 12:56 PM   #5
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Yes, I wear nothing but Oakley polarized and I have no issues reading the gauges
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Off topic , but I have read others advise against polarized on bikes due to potential slick spots going unnoticed . Any truth or experience with this ?

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Old 05-02-2015, 01:00 PM   #6
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You must cut quite the figure on the turnpike...black, white, orange and (presumably) pink...with cool shades. (Sorry)



Just a note using polarized sunglasses if you're tucked low the OEM tinted windscreen is a little wavy and distorted.
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Old 05-02-2015, 05:06 PM   #7
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Off topic , but I have read others advise against polarized on bikes due to potential slick spots going unnoticed . Any truth or experience with this ?

Yeah, it happens. Surprised on the posts, can't you just see it? I guess you've just not tried polarized :) Although maybe most of it is down to the material that the road is made of?

They make some of the rock (silicas etc.) in the road surface glisten and reflective - so it looks wet. Then other bits of the road that ARE slick or wet look ok. Awful feeling. But of course it depends on the rock material used to build your roads, angle of light, etc.. And maybe just how good your eyes are? Mine are "ok" at best, so sensitive...

In England it is impossible as the whole road looks like wet slippy stuff.

But that's just my view. Soon some forum bunnies will be along to tell you it's KTMs fault and should be fixed at the factory ;)
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:56 PM   #8
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I'm 50, eyes aren't what they used to be. My polarized sunglasses make the Matrix Display almost impossible to read. They also make the screen on my Garmin 590LM much harder to see. My next pair of glasses will not be polarized.
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For me, the main problem with polarised lenses is that the faceplate becomes hazy and psychedelic. I can see all the plastic injection points and the general flow pattern. My favourite riding glasses are Smiths yellow photochromic. They work at any time of day and with the faceplate up or down. And they're light in weight.
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For me, the main problem with polarised lenses is that the faceplate becomes hazy and psychedelic. I can see all the plastic injection points and the general flow pattern. My favourite riding glasses are Smiths yellow photochromic. They work at any time of day and with the faceplate up or down. And they're light in weight.
Polarised sun glasses are also bloody expensive and can easily scratch the lens and then your'e stuffed...
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