Navigator V sun shield

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  1. ianwalberg

    ianwalberg Been here awhile

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    Has anyone bought or built a sun shield for their Nav V or any others?

    Rode home today and could have really done with one.

    Thanks
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  2. wabtklr

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    I made my own. I used Velcro to attach to the top and left side, I also put Velcro on top to attach my garage and gate remote and wireless heated gear remote.
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  3. antipode

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    Wabtklr, please show us.
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  4. MilSpecXC

    MilSpecXC Been here awhile

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    Pics would be appreciated. I use polarized sun glasses and it makes things even worse.
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  5. ianwalberg

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    A photo would be great.
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  7. JR356

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    This site has sturdier hoods.
    http://www.priushood.com/-the-hood----bmw-navigator.html
    They do not show Nav 5,but do show Nav 4.
    I have emailed him to see if he will have a Nav 5 version soon.

    I actually fitted my Zumo 550 Glarestomper hood to my Nav 4 in the 4 button cradle in TT locking mount,so I think it will transfer to the Nav 5.
    I bought matching adhesive backed Velcro(actually off brand)at Walmart in the sewing section and applied it to the Nav case,it held no problem for a recent 3K trip thru heat and wind.

    JR356
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  8. rdasilva

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    I like the look of the sturdier hoods from RBNS Hoods, but it looks like they haven't come out with a version for the Navigator V yet. Until then, it would be great to see some of the home-made solutions. I bet there are some really creative ones that people have come up with. Photos?
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  9. JR356

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    Cheap but good method is to get a couple plastic file folders from office supply store or Walmart,etc.
    Get matte finish black for best reflection reduction,or you can color match to your bike,etc.
    You can then do a bit of measuring,then cut out shape that fits your GPS and extends far enough on top and sides to get you the shielding you need.
    Attach with medium strength velcro,you decide if you want the hook or the loop side on your GPS.

    It may take a couple attempts to get it right for your application.

    JR356
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  10. rdasilva

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    That's a good idea. That plastic file folder material is easy to cut and bend. And it's also water-proof. I just hope it's not too flimsy. I think black or dark grey would work for me. If I come up with something that looks decent I'll post some pics. Thanks JR356!
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  11. JR356

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    If you shop a bit,you will find some variation in the quality/thickness of file folder,think your best bet is an office supply place(Office Depot/OfficeMax)
    Maybe buy a cheap folder or two to use as trial templates,then the better one as final product once you get size and shape figured out.

    JR356
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  12. rdasilva

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    I bought a flexible plastic binder and used it to create a shade for my Nav V GPS. I took measurements first, then created a template out of paper before cutting out the plastic. Thanks for JR356 for the suggestions. I applied Velcro to the sides and top to hold it in place. I had to put Velcro on the right side of the GPS unit to hold it on that side, due to the design of the BMW mount. It seems to be doing the trick for now. I think the design works, but I may need to source some slightly stiffer plastic that's made to last outdoors. I'm afraid that the sun may damage dry out the plastic fairly quickly. If that happens I can still get 3 more shades/covers from the binder. I've attached a couple of photos.

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  13. JR356

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    :thumb

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  14. ianwalberg

    ianwalberg Been here awhile

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    Does anyone sell a sun shield/hood for the BMW Navigator 5?
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  15. beanbandit

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    Hi ,I have a zumo 660, and it is hard to see the screen sometimes, I made a neat sun cover for it, but, the unit receives info though the screen, so I will have to look for an external antenna,
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  19. reg26

    reg26 Been here awhile

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    I like it allot. It works great unless sun is directly behind you.
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