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post #1 of 6 Old Mar 31st, 2006, 4:04 pm Thread Starter
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If anyone is inclined to build their own shade, the following option is presented:

Radiographic film which has been exposed to light or X-ray with sufficiient exposure time to completely darken the film, and which may have been run through the developer is an excellent choice for a shield. It is also impervious to many solvents including Acetone, etc., so it is easy to clean.

1) Use industrial quality 1" wide, adhesive-backed velcro and apply one side to the perimeter of the GPS and wrap around the bottom just short of where the mounting is located (using the Navigator II on my 05 LT as a reference).

2) Cut a piece of film 11.25" x 5" or 6" and radius the two top corners facing the rider...I used a French Curve to establish a pleasing transition.

3) Apply the other adhesive-backed Velcro strip (I used the hook half) to the bottom rear face (front of shield when referencing the LT, please).

4) Apply the shield to the GPS and re-position the GPS on the LT. There is adequate clearance on the left side between the shield and control buttons.

5) One method to facilitate removal of the shield is to use a plastic knife with serrated teeth removed and edge somewhat smoothed to insert between the velcro halves to separate them.
Positioning the shield onto the GPS, while it is on its mount, can be accomplished by positioning a strip of additional film over the left side of the velcro attached to the GPS and sliding the shield down into position. Rapidly remove the strip while holding the shield in position and attach the shield over the remaining run of velcro. Enjoy! Should anyone wish additional information, please PM me.

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post #2 of 6 Old Apr 1st, 2006, 8:13 am
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If anyone is inclined to build their own shade, the following option is presented:
speaking of which I have made some that mount to the top of the GPS for the 2610 and 276c which seem to be holding up real well at this point, once I get moved I should have some up on the site at a good price.

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If anyone is inclined to build their own shade, the following option is presented:

Radiographic film which has been exposed to light or X-ray with sufficiient exposure time to completely darken the film, and which may have been run through the developer is an excellent choice for a shield. It is also impervious to many solvents including Acetone, etc., so it is easy to clean.

1) Use industrial quality 1" wide, adhesive-backed velcro and apply one side to the perimeter of the GPS and wrap around the bottom just short of where the mounting is located (using the Navigator II on my 05 LT as a reference).

2) Cut a piece of film 11.25" x 5" or 6" and radius the two top corners facing the rider...I used a French Curve to establish a pleasing transition.

3) Apply the other adhesive-backed Velcro strip (I used the hook half) to the bottom rear face (front of shield when referencing the LT, please).

4) Apply the shield to the GPS and re-position the GPS on the LT. There is adequate clearance on the left side between the shield and control buttons.

5) One method to facilitate removal of the shield is to use a plastic knife with serrated teeth removed and edge somewhat smoothed to insert between the velcro halves to separate them.
Positioning the shield onto the GPS, while it is on its mount, can be accomplished by positioning a strip of additional film over the left side of the velcro attached to the GPS and sliding the shield down into position. Rapidly remove the strip while holding the shield in position and attach the shield over the remaining run of velcro. Enjoy! Should anyone wish additional information, please PM me.

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Great Idea Anyone interested , I have a ton of the product

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I'm sure your instructions for fabricating/installing sun shade for GPS is clear to most readers. However, I am totally in the dark as to some of your phrases, and where the velcro is installed, etc. And, some photos of the process would be VERY helpful.

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I made mind out of an old flower pot.. The throw away kind you get at the nursery when you buy a plant... Plastic is the perfect thickness and is quite pliable. Used 3 suregrip fastners and a ball cap for a pattern...

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I made mind out of an old flower pot.. The throw away kind you get at the nursery when you buy a plant... Plastic is the perfect thickness and is quite pliable. Used 3 suregrip fastners and a ball cap for a pattern...

Picture enclosed

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I really like this design John. And, I think I have a couple of the throw away pots around. Thanks for the tip and the photos.

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